Teaching + Learning Center
Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus Teaching + Learning Center | Orient 116

What is the TLC?  The Teaching and Learning Centers (TLC) are faculty-managed facilities designed to enhance teaching and learning excellence for full and part-time professional staff. The centers provide opportunities for faculty and staff to connect with one another. By providing a variety of forums for faculty to confer on teaching issues, the TLCs encourage cross-campus peer interaction, sharing, and mentoring. In addition, the TLCs support faculty learning by providing workshops, mini-courses and other learning activities. Educational resources and state-of-the-art technology are available at each campus. The Eastern TLC currently has two computers and a Smart Board as well as software such as Adobe InDesign and Camtasia Studio.

Where is the TLC?  The Eastern TLC is located in Orient 116. The conference room located conveniently next door in Orient 117 can facilitate larger workshops and sessions. Faculty may access the TLC any time during the scheduled workshops or by appointment with the current TLC coordinator, Misty Curreli (if I'm not on campus, obtain a key in Orient 112). You should also contact Dr. Misty Curreli to suggest workshops or to offer your own workshops.

When are the workshops?  The following schedule shows the current fall 2018 workshops; this calendar will be updated as needed. Please RSVP for workshops by emailing Misty Curreli.

A variety of excellent workshops are also available at the Ammerman and Grant campuses.

      Date + Time Workshop Facilitator Room

      Wed 2/28-
      8:30-9:15 AM

      Starting Your Own Business Adela Johnson, Assistant Professor of Accounting Orient 116
      • So you've been consulting...so you've been tutoring...Why not start a business?  Come have coffee with your accountant, Adela Johnson (Assistant Professor of Accounting), and learn about opening your own business.


      Thur 3/1 11:00 A.M.-12:15 P.M.

      Streaming Media through the Library Susan Wood, Assistant Professor Library Services Orient 116
      • The Library offers an abundance of streaming media (http://libguides.sunysuffolk.edu/streamingvideos) to use in and out of the classroom: music, documentaries, film classics, foreign, indie, Oscar-nominees, historic newsreels, and so much more.  Media Librarian Susan Wood will answer questions about this treasure trove and will demonstrate the platforms available to SCCC library users.

      Wed 3/7
      11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

      Disability Services 101

      Christine Miceli, Counselor, Student Support Services

      Daniel Lauterman, Counselor, Generalist and Disability Support Services

      Peconic 206B
      • Take a crash course in disability services covering such topics as: the accommodations process, difference between high school and college, disability types, assistive technology, universal design for learning, and more!

      Wed 3/14
      11:15 -12:15 P.M.

      SAIN Workshop & DegreeWorks Snapshot Roberta Owens, Professional Assistant, Academic Advising & Mentoring Center MLRC107/108
      • In preparation for Summer/Spring 2018 Priority Registration that begins on Monday, April 9, 2017, Roberta Owens, Academic Advising Mentoring Center (AAMC) Adjunct PA will present a SAIN Workshop for Faculty and Staff members.

      Wed 3/21 **Time Change** 10:00 A.M. - 10:45 A.M. Mid Semester Stretch: Yoga for the Office Misty Curreli, Assistant Professor of Sociology Orient 116

      No time for yoga class? No problem! Misty Curreli (Assistant Professor of Sociology and former yoga instructor) will introduce some simple breathing and stretching techniques that can be done in the office. Yoga is known for its ability to lower stress levels and cultivate clarity and focus; what a perfect addition to your work day!

      Wed 4/4 11:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

      What I Did on My Summer Vacation: A Reading from Small Fires, Little Flames (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and Talk of Happiness (S4N Books, 2018) Adam Penna, Professor of English Orient 116
      • Adam Penna reads from two of his most recently published books and talks about writing, publishing and juggling the demands of family, work and art.

      Wed 4/11 11:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

      Creating an Academic, Online Journal Michael Boecherer, Associate Professor of English and Chair of Humanities Orient 116
      • Michael Boecherer will discuss the creation and management of his online, academic journal: This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org). He will discuss the idea behind the project, as well as the work that goes in to maintaining and facilitating the project.

      Tues 4/17 12:00 -1:15 P.M. Printing with Artifacts & Making Type History Richard Mack, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Orient 116
      Richard Mack will present his personal and classroom experiences with letterpress history and technologies. There will be an opportunity to print after the presentation.

      Wed 4/18 11:15 A.M.-12:15 P.M.

      Janus and the State of the Union Cynthia Eaton, Professor of English Orient 116
      • The Supreme Court started hearing arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case in late February, which addresses the issue of agency-fee payers in a local union. If you’ve heard a little about this case but are wanting to learn more about the various ways it might be decided and the potential impacts on our Faculty Association, come to this workshop for a conversation about the opportunities this landmark case provides for the future of the FA.

      Wed 4/25 11:15 A.M.-12:15 P.M.

      Drive Smart! Nick Palumbo, Executive Director of College Sustainability Programs Orient 116
      • Thinking about your next automotive purchase?  Learn why it may be time to consider an Electric or Hybrid vehicle as a viable option:

        • Examine environmental benefits
        • Explore currently available and planned future models
        • Review alternative fuel vehicle technologies
        • Observe automotive market trends
        • Share user experiences
        • Discuss Pros and Cons
      Friday 4/27 11:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Create Screencasts with Camtasia Alexandra Belanich, Specialist, Instruction Technology Orient 116
      Come learn how Camtasia software can be used to create video tutorials and presentations from your own computer screen, including your Power Point Presentations
      Wed 5/2 11:15 A.M- 12:15 P.M. Precious Knowledge Film Discussion Facilitated by Misty Curreli, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Susan Wood, Assistant Professor Library Services Orient 116

      Group discussion based on the film, Precious Knowledge (2011), a documentary about the fight between educators/students and lawmakers over whether Mexican American Studies could be taught at Arizona Public Schools.

      This film can be accessed through the Library's digital streaming media: https://sunysuffolk.kanopystreaming.com/video/precious-knowledge

      Come prepared to discuss this complex film.

      Thurs 5/3 12:30 A.M- 1:45 P.M. Sound and Space Janet Tierney, Specialist II in Biology and Jim Smith, Adjunct Instructor of Music Shinnecock 100 Planetarium

      Please join Janet Tierney and Jim Smith in The Suffolk Planetarium for a Sound and Space musical experience. Janet and Jim have teamed up to use the planetarium to feature the music of the Moody Blues’ “Days future Passed” and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”. This is offered to students during common hour and has also been featured at the “Family Astronomy” night. We will provide a brief history of the albums and their use in the planetarium setting. Come learn about the planetarium, hear selections of each album with our planetarium dome shows and experience our new surround sound system!

      Wed 5/9 11:15 A.M- 12:15 P.M. Yoga for End of the Semester! Misty Curreli, Assistant Professor of Sociology Orient 116
      • No time for yoga class? No problem! Misty Curreli (Assistant Professor of Sociology and former yoga instructor) will introduce some simple breathing and stretching techniques that can be done in the office. Yoga is known for its ability to lower stress levels and cultivate clarity and focus; what a perfect addition to your work day!


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