Faculty/Staff Detail

John Suarez, Institute for Civic Engagement, and three of the Institute’s interns hosted the first video conference of the North/South Central New York Coalition for Applied Learning. Participants called the Feb. 7 meeting “productive” and “innovative.” Technology Training Associate Julia Morog was instrumental in making this meeting a success.

Twelve people participated in the video conference, including the director of SUNY’s Office of Applied Learning and two members of her staff, the executive director of the New York Campus Compact, and faculty and staff from SUNY Binghamton, Dutchess, Oneonta, and Westchester. The three interns – Mariah Asencio, a communication studies major, Kaley Decker, a business economics major, and Austen Johnson, a political science major, contributed ideas to the meeting’s primary purpose: identifying ways for faculty and staff to interest students in applied learning activities. Participants also explored ways of strengthening community impact, considerations regarding data-collection and a suggestion for a state-wide needs assessment mapping of communities’ well-being indicators.

The Coalition’s 35 members represent 23 institutions. SUNY Cortland faculty and staff are welcome to suggest topics for – and participate in – the Coalition’s video conferences by emailing John Suarez.