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November 14, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / Brockport
« on: November 14, 2014, 10:30:29 AM »
We've had a few notable events since the last council meeting. During Open Access Week we held an event to celebrate SUNY E-Text Authors: On October 30th, four library staff members participated in the Giant Read (see the attached news story). In physical space news we're getting a Makerspace at some point during the Spring semester. Lastly, our president is retiring at the end of the academic year. A search consultant has been hired and is overseeing the process.

November 14, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / FACT2 update
« on: November 14, 2014, 09:45:59 AM »
FACT2 liaison report for SUNYLA November 2014
Logan Rath, FACT2 liaison •

Upcoming events
May 26 - 29 • CIT 2015 @ Geneseo - CFP now open.

"Protect, Use and Share Content in Online Education" on 11/7/14.  Streaming links:
Part 1:
Part 2:

Task Groups
Competency Based Learning
Define Competency Based Learning ( Addendum – definition submitted to State Ed)
Identify impacts/benefits that Competency Based Learning will have on campuses, for SUNY, Accreditation & State Ed.
Complete an environmental scan of higher education institutions using Competency Based Learning (within the system and beyond)
Explore impacts on employees within workforce development
Explore the implications on faculty role within Competency Based Learning and how the role of faculty will evolve.

Interactive Content in Teaching & Learning
Explore and research the ways that interactive content affects teaching and learning.
Identify Innovative uses of Interactive content  and propose services and tools (open source & purchased) that enhance interactive engagement in teaching and learning for all stakeholders.
Provide faculty members with best practices and examples of pedagogically appropriate uses of interactive technologies.

Mobile Technology in Teaching and Learning Goals
Collect information on effective educational uses of mobile technology
Identify and disseminate information on pedagogical implications, effective practices and technology support
Assist campuses in transitioning to providing support of continuously evolving mobile technology, especially in a BYOD environment
Develop mechanisms for sharing best practices
Assist in developing a SUNY community of practice for users of mobile technology
Assist in developing a SUNY community of practice for those that support mobile technology
Identify and disseminate information concerning ongoing trends in the use of mobile technologies in education

New Task Group Proposal (led by Mark McBride)
Task Group: Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century
Charge: Look at the different models of scholarly publication in academe. Determine if any disciplines are more embracing of newer models of scholarly publications, especially as it relates to promotion and tenure and do an analysis of different models of Open Access publishing.

Innovative Instruction Technology Grants
Subcommittee worked with Provost Lavallee to create and refined the RFP in support of Power of SUNY Innovative Instruction and later Open SUNY.  Continues to play an instrumental role in support of proposal review.

SCAP Program
 Subcommittee worked with Office of the Provost for nearly 20 years in support of funds distribution and oversight of the Student Computing Access Program (SCAP).  Reviewed final reports and consolidated to report outcomes re: student computing and later mobile device experimentation and adoption.  (Program funding later supported launch of IITG).

FACT2 Awards
Subcommittee created an online process to review nominations for teaching excellence and instructional support in for Open SUNY.

System Updates
New provost: Dr. Alexander N. Cartwright
New Associate Vice Chancellor/Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Student Success: Dr. Paul Mathers
Responsible for leading the effort for 100,000 additional students
New Chief Financial Officer: Eileen G. McLoughlin
SUNYCON 2014 sessions available online.
POSAC minutes (Provost’s OpenSUNY Advisory Committee)
Affordable Learning Solutions (OERs)
New Network of Excellence: Teaching, Learning & Assessment
With $4 million in funding provided by the Research Foundation, SUNY has launched six Networks of Excellence. These are: SUNY 4E, SUNY Health, SUNY Brain, SUNY Materials & Advanced  Manufacturing, SUNY Arts and Humanities, SUNY Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Each network assembles scientists and scholars from the various SUNY campuses to collaborate in topic-specific, joint research programs to enhance the experiential learning of students. By bringing together the diverse expertise present on each campus into a collective network, SUNY can better position itself to become a national and international leader in research, competing for grants, and educating tomorrow’s workforce.

CIT 2015 • May 26 - 29, 2015 at SUNY Geneseo

Call for Proposals now open:
Themes and Tracks
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
21st Century Learning Environments
The Open Educator
Access, Completion, and Success
Keeping the Lights On: Infrastructure & Support

Session Formats
Presentations (30 mins.)
Panels (75 mins. <2 presenters)
Ignite Session (6:40 mins.)
Posters (90 mins.)
Birds of a Feather (75 mins.)
Special Interest Group (75 mins.)
Hands on Demo (75 mins. in a lab)
Pre Conference Workshops (3 hours and held on Tuesday)

September 26, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY IT / Re: FACT2 Update
« on: September 26, 2014, 11:06:39 AM »
FACT will have three task forces in the upcoming year:
1.     Mobile Technology in Teaching and Learning
2.     Interactive Content in Teaching and Learning
3.     Competency Based Learning

September 26, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY IT / FACT2 Update
« on: September 23, 2014, 04:17:48 PM »
Date/Time:         November 7, 2014             
Location:             SUNY Plaza Courtroom, Albany, N.Y.

As the State University of New York successfully increases its online educational opportunities, faculty and staff are sharing materials electronically to support new methods of delivering instruction and acquiring knowledge.  At times, questions arise about the electronic distribution of materials protected by copyright.  You are cordially invited to attend a Symposium to hear experts and to share your thoughts and experiences about the use of protected content in online education.  Speakers include:

Ø  Karyn Temple Claggett, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs, United States Copyright Office

Ø  Robert Clarida, Partner,Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC

Ø  Members of the SUNY Counsel’s Office

Ø  Lenore G. Horowitz, Teaching Faculty of Informatics, SUNY Albany

Ø  Sarah Morehouse, Information Resources Coordinator, Empire State College

Ø  Carine Surdey, Senior Instructional Designer, SUNY Broome Community College

There will be ample time available for networking and sharing ideas with other attendees.
Cost:              $35  (includes morning beverages and lunch)

To register and to view the Symposium agenda, obtain hotel information, directions and additional information on speakers, please go to

CIT 2015 Tracks are shaping up to be:
   1. Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
   2. 21st Century Learning Environments
   3. The Open Educator
   4. Access, Completion, and Success
   5. Keeping the Lights On: Infrastructure & Support

September 26, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY IT / Brockport
« on: September 23, 2014, 04:16:54 PM »
A lot has changed at Brockport. First, Kristen Wallis joined the staff as a Clerk 1 in June 2014, and we opened a new academic building on campus Kim Myers, Digital Repository Specialist, was named a 2014 IR All-Star by Digital Commons’ vendor, bepress. Digital Commons IR All-Stars awards spotlight four individuals from the Digital Commons community who have demonstrated a unique, high-impact, and replicable approach to IR success, and have made a meaningful contribution to the scholarly communications community as a whole. Lastly, a little reorganization is happening with Susan Perry and serials overseeing ILL effective later this fall. Logan Rath will stay with instruction & reference.

June 11, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / IDS Liaison Report
« on: June 09, 2014, 09:33:14 PM »
Upcoming conference - July 30 - August 1 in Syracuse, NY - registration is still open at

IDS Logic is a service that helps automate ILL workflows for libraries using ILLiad. See more about it at

IDS is also looking at expanding beyond NY State. See

June 11, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / Brockport
« on: June 09, 2014, 09:22:03 PM »
Brockport has many presenters at this conference, be sure to check them out!

We've just hired Kristen Wallis as a Clerk 1. We have also recently named our archives The Rose Archives at The College at Brockport ( in thanks to a major gift from donor Virginia Campbell. Additionally, we've created a new group - the Friends of Drake Library ( This summer we're implementing Summon as well as upgrading LibGuides to version 2.

June 11, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / FACT2 report
« on: June 09, 2014, 09:10:34 PM »
Updates from FACT2:

- Innovative Instructional Technology Grants ( have been announced.
- Summer planning meeting is July 14-15 in Albany, NY.
- Every campus has the opportunity to have two campus representatives (reps are appointed by the Chief Academic Officer)
- If approved there will be two new FACT2 awards (see
  - FACT2 Excellence in Instruction using Technology
  - FACT2 Excellence in Instructional Support for Teaching with Technology

Respectfully submitted,
Logan Rath

March 21, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / IDS Report
« on: March 20, 2014, 11:02:57 PM »
IDS was very well represented at the ILLiad International Conference. Currently, IDS is in the process of creating content for the Online Learning Institute ( IDS is also looking to expand outside of NY for a 6 month pilot project. For more information, contact Mark Sullivan,

March 21, 2014 Council Meeting @SUNY Albany / FACT2 report
« on: March 20, 2014, 10:57:31 PM »
Hello everyone,

I'm writing this report after attending the ILLiad conference and as such will not be with you tomorrow. Here is some of the important news from FACT2 (

CIT2014 (May 27 - 30, 2014 @ Cornell) registration is open! Register at The keynote speaker is Daphne Koller, Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University; Co-Founder and co-CEO, Coursera. Her talk is entitled "The Online Revolution: Learning without Limits." Dr. Nancy Zimpher and Dr. Elizabeth Bringsjord will also be speaking.

Respectfully submitted,
Logan Rath

November 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY FIT / Education Ad-hoc Report
« on: November 20, 2013, 09:41:11 AM »
This is a short one --

Today is the deadline for proposals for the electives. We'll be reviewing submissions and getting this program off the ground in spring!

Logan, Sarah and Holly

November 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY FIT / FACT2 Report
« on: November 20, 2013, 09:36:00 AM »
There's much going on in the FACT2 ( world. Here are the salient announcements:

CIT: May 27-30, 2014 (see
Theme: Objects in the Mirror are Closer than they Appear: Reflection, Innovation, and Learning<br />

Two awards are in the works:
    1. Award #1:FACT2 Excellence in Instruction using Technology
    2. Award #2:FACT2 Excellence in Instructional Support for Teaching with Technology</li>

Task Groups (see for this year have been established:
    1. Online Accessibility Task Group
    2. Learning Analytics Task Group (LATG)
    3. Experiential Education

Respectfully submitted,

September 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY Onondaga / IDS Update
« on: September 19, 2013, 12:07:04 PM »
Three quick things:

1. Approximately 160 people gathered in Syracuse from July 31st - August 2nd for the All Region User Group as well as the IDS Project Conference.

2. Mark Sullivan, Bill Jones, Micquel Little, Shannon Pritting, Chris Sisak, Adam Traub and Maureen Zajkowski published a book chapter in Mergers and Alliances: The Wider View (Advances in Librarianship 36). It can be found at

3. IDS is getting ready for the fall user groups. They will be:
 - Western: Tuesday, October 22nd @RRLC
 - Eastern: Monday, October 21st @FMCC
 - Metro: October 29th & October 30th @ Metro New York Library Council

Respectfully submitted,

Logan Rath

September 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY Onondaga / FACT2 report
« on: September 18, 2013, 12:12:34 PM »
The FACT2 met in Albany July 31 - August 1st. I could not attend in person, but do have an update of the most salient events:

1. Plans were made and committees were formed to work on CIT2014.
2. The 2014 Task Groups were formed:
    a. Learning Analytics Task Group will continue on
    b. Online Learning and Experiential Education
    c. Online Learning and ADA Compliance

Respectfully submitted,
Logan Rath

September 20, 2013 Council Meeting @SUNY Onondaga / ILST Update
« on: September 18, 2013, 12:00:33 PM »
The ILST Call for Proposals received an incredibly low number of proposals (4), so the team went back to the drawing board and decided to put out a call for nominations for presenters. I've attached it here and you will see a more polished version once it is available online.

I'd like to reserve a few minutes during "New Business" to brainstorm a list of possible presenters.


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