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September 15, 2023 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / FACT2 Report
« on: September 15, 2023, 10:19:47 AM »
Report Attached :)

March 24, 2023 Council Meeting @ SUNY Maritime / FACT2 report
« on: March 24, 2023, 06:02:46 AM »
Report is attached  :)

November 4, 2022 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / FACT2 Report
« on: November 04, 2022, 10:04:48 AM »
Hello! I have another meeting at noon today and so depending may or may not be there to make my report. Written report is attached!


November 12, 2021 Council Meeting @ Turning Stone Casino / FACT2 Updates
« on: November 12, 2021, 10:13:16 AM »
I can't make the meeting today, but I've provided an update:

Cindi Tysick (Head, Educational Services Team, University at Buffalo) and I have been named to the SUNY Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Advisory Team to represent SUNY Libraries. The DLE Advisory Team is to provide broad feedback on the implementation and planning of the migration from Blackboard to Brightspace, as well as act as liaison to their respective constituent groups.

We will be presenting with Mark McBride on this topic at the SLC Fall meeting.
I've attached a couple of documents/updates from the SUNY Provost about the migration. Please only share with people internal to SUNY.

If you have any questions about the migration to Brightspace, please email me or Cindi. I'll share future updates on the SUNYLA listserv as well.

March 26, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / FACT2 Report
« on: March 26, 2021, 09:26:04 AM »
Report is attached!

January 15, 2021 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / FACT2 Report
« on: January 15, 2021, 08:53:35 AM »
Please see attached report.


November 13, 2020 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL / FACT2 Report
« on: November 13, 2020, 08:35:15 AM »

Here are some quick updates:
- The call for proposals for SUNY CIT Conference is now open
- I am serving on one of the Task Groups this year: Online Student Engagement and Support Models
- John Kane from SUNY Oswego is chair of FACT2 Advisory Committee

Please see the attached report for full details.

- Katie

June 17, 2020 Council Meeting @ VIRTUAL (Annual) / FACT2 Report
« on: June 17, 2020, 09:28:11 AM »
Report attached :)

March 27, 2020 Council Meeting (VIRTUAL) / FACT2 Report
« on: March 27, 2020, 10:30:11 AM »
report attached :)

January 10, 2020 Council Meeting @ FIT / FACT2 Report
« on: January 10, 2020, 10:06:23 AM »

No new news for FACT2. Our next meeting is February 7th, 2020.

Katie Ghidiu

November 8, 2019 Council Meeting @ UAlbany / FACT2 Report
« on: November 08, 2019, 10:33:12 AM »
The call for proposals for the CIT conference is open:
Proposals are due by December 31, 2019
CIT 2020 is  at SUNY Oswego May 26-29, 2020!

I attached a slideshow that Kim Scalzo, Executive Director of Open SUNY, presented to the FACT2 committee in October. It provides an overview of the new SUNY Online pilot program.

There is a new Task Group: Examining Pedagogy and Learning in Online Domains.
The charge is in the attached slideshow. Logan Rath is a member of the Task Group.

June 12, 2019 Council Meeting @ Onondaga (Annual) / FACT2
« on: June 12, 2019, 08:26:34 AM »
FACT 2 Report

FACT2  put  on another successful CIT conference, this  year at SUNY Purchase:

The Council met  on April 12,  in Albany NY:
- Updates  from constituent groups,  including  newly  added student representative
- Met with SUNY Provost Tod Laursen
- Updates from SUNY System and Open  SUNY,  including SUNY  Online  and  PIF (Performance  Improvement  Funds)
- Task group updates from this year and discussion around  next  year
- Updates on  Flexspace and Coursera
- CIT Planning
- FACT2 Awards  report

Next meeting dates: July 31, Aug 1, 2019

March 15, 2019 Council Meeting @ Onondaga / FACT2 Report
« on: March 15, 2019, 09:46:25 AM »
The FACT2 Advisory Council met on February 8th in Albany, NY.

- There was a lot of discussion around the Open SUNY whitepaper and the changes it proposes for online learning in SUNY. You can read the whitepaper here:
- Updates from the Open Pedagogy and Adaptive Learning task groups.
- FACT2 is thinking of rebranding. Right now it stands for SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2). Would keep the same acronym but change the T words.
- FACT2 has groups on Workplace for the campus reps and also the advisory council. If SUNYLA wants to utilize Workplace more or differently (we have a group) and needs help Kelly Williamson at CPD is the go-to person. Or let me know and I can contact her. 
- Registration is now open for CIT 2019 at SUNY Purchase:

Our next meeting is April 12, also in Albany, NY.

January 18, 2019 Council Meeting @ FIT / FACT2 Report
« on: January 18, 2019, 09:37:56 AM »
The next FACT2 Advisory Council Meeting is February 8th in Albany, NY. There are have been no Council meetings since the last SUNYLA meeting, so not much to report.

2019 Innovative Instruction Technology Grant applications are now open!
There are two informational webinars. You can register here:
The first webinar is today, but they will be recorded.
Applications are available here:

Several library and/or information literacy related projects have been funded in the past, and so this is a good opportunity to apply for funding for large, multi-campus projects. Email if you have questions.

November 2, 2018 Council Meeting @ Delhi / FACT2 Report
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:26:50 AM »
The FACT2 Advisory Committee met on Friday, October 17th in Albany NY. I shared information about the WGIL Lightning Talks and several members of the group were very interested in them and thought they might be of interest to the wider FACT2 community. I am to ask if we can share those on the FACT2 Workplace group? I'm happy to post them if it's okay with WGIL and SUNYLA! At the meeting, we also had a working lunch with the SUNY Provost to talk about his priorities for FACT2. He is especially interested in Adaptive Learning.

The FACT2 task groups have been set for next year, and are:
1. Adaptive Learning
2. Open Pedagogy

Please contact me at if you'd like to volunteer to serve on one of these task groups or could recommend someone at your institution to serve (could be a librarian, library staff, faculty, instructional designer, etc). There is still time to get involved!

Upcoming events:
FACT2 Symposium: Virtual Immersive Pedagogy
November 9, 2018
SUNY System Administration, Albany, NY
Learn more & register:
Fee:  $50.00

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