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The USAWOA held their 43rd annual meeting during the week of October 12, 2015.  Judy Reed, director of veteran services and outreach, supported the meeting and had an opportunity to address the membership in regard to the success of the veteran education partnership and the announcement of two of USAWOA’s members having completed their degrees …

Dr. Jean Taylor, senior faculty program director, assessment and program evaluation, School of Liberal Arts and Dr. Margie Dunn, program director, mathematics, physics, and Dr. Sandy Winn, associate dean, SUNY Empire State College, recently published an article on their collaborative work entitled Innovative Orientation Leads to Improved Success in Online Courses in volume 19 Issue …

By Ilse Silva-Krott, PhD, SLA instructional faculty, BIO 212 I presented a round table discussion titled “Active Learning Through Learner Engagement in Multimodal Science Courses” at the Eighth International Conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies (The Future of Education: Advanced Computing, Ubiquitious Learning, and The Knowledge Community) held on the campus of the University of …

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program implemented a new capstone option for students.  Capstone students enjoy greater flexibility in their course selection and complete their degree by participating in a rigorous interdisciplinary research seminar focusing on the Harlem Renaissance.  The new MA capstone course (MLS 798) has been praised by external reviewers …

By Joe Bocchi, Faculty Program Director The Writing program continues to provide a large number of service courses as part of the Written English Requirement. Two key courses, ENG 202 Business Writing and ENG 201 Writing in the Professions, were revised and premiered. The program is proposing a concentration in Professional Writing within the Bachelor …

By Ted Lehmann Faculty Program Director The Social Sciences program has continued to expand over the past year, increasing program offerings in international and environmental courses in particular, while the phase-out of the sociology degree program has also begun.  Interesting new courses have premiered, including  Politics 390 The Rise of China and the Pacific Century; …

Faculty Program Director Michele Paludi, has been building a rigorous curriculum that is aligned with learning goals identified by the American Psychological Association, including internationalizing all psychology courses. New courses are being developed in the area of industrial/organizational psychology, psychology of strategic sales and positive psychology. In addition, a new concentration within the psychology major …

Natural Sciences Faculty Program Director Brian Hagenbuch began working at Excelsior on August 24, 2015. Over the next few months, the priority is building a curriculum for the Natural Sciences Program that is a rigorous, challenging and attractive opportunity for students. This will require time, effort and coordination among faculty, staff, students, and external partners to …

By Margie Dunn, Faculty Program Director This has been a time of revision within the Math/Physics department.  Revisions of MAT 114 Intermediate Algebra and MAT 116 Pre-Calculus Algebra have premiered recently, each with a new look and a new approach to the topics.  Students looking forward to taking PHYS 202 Physics Lab I will be …

Humanities Faculty Program Director V. Blue Lemay is exploring  3-D animation software to juice up some existing courses, while also developing courses that dovetail with the professions of medicine, business, media, and technology. New courses under development include Outside the Box: Innovative Leaps in Science, Technology, and Culture, and Narrating Empathy: An Introduction to the Medical Humanities.