Panel: Lumen Circles – a Panel Conversation

Presentation: Lumen Circles – A Panel Conversation

Panel Moderators:
Michael V. Daly,Director of Operations, SUNY OER Services (SOS).
Dr. Chris Price, Academic Programs Manager, SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD).

Tracks: Online Faculty, Online Instructional Designer

DAY 4: Thursday, February 25, 2021
3:00 – 4:30PM


Trudi E. Jacobson, MLS, MA, Distinguished Librarian, is the Head of the Information Literacy Department at the University at Albany. She co-chaired the Association of College & Research Libraries Task Force that created the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. With Prof. Thomas P. Mackey, she co-developed metaliteracy. Her most recent work focuses on open pedagogy and how the students’ learning experience can be enhanced in such settings by metaliteracy. She is the co-author or co-editor of 14 books and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. She is the editor of the Innovations in Information Literacy book series published by Rowman and Littlefield. 

Dr. Nicole Simon teaches General Science Studies courses in the Engineering/Physics/Technology Department at Nassau Community College. She holds a doctorate in Educational Technology Management and Instructional Design. Her research has focused on the uses of technology within the scientific disciplines and the use of virtual experimentation in laboratory settings. She uses OER and Open Pedagogy in both her courses and in her COIL projects.  Nicole authored several articles on science and technology. She also is an avid user of e-portfolios in her courses for projects and assessment of capstones for program assessment. Nicole additionally is an Assessment Fellow who routinely publishes on the use of technology for assessment and critical thinking both in the STEM areas and through international education. 

Rob Faivre is Professor of English at SUNY Adirondack, teaching a range of courses, including writing in and about science and social science, developmental reading, and modern dramatic literature. His doctorate, from UAlbany, focuses on dialectics of reading, and his current sabbatical project is on teaching concepts in transdisciplinary writing labs. An article and a longer essay on pedagogical theory and practice are forthcoming in the Quarterly Journal of Composition (2021) and a new anthology on social theory published by Routledge (expected 2022), respectively. 

Sophia Georgiakaki is a Professor of Mathematics at Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3). She has been a full time member of the TC3 Mathematics Department since 2006 and started using OER in 2011. Since then, she has developed OER for Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, and Liberal Arts Mathematics courses.

Rachel Rigolino is the Coordinator of the Supplemental Writing Workshop (SWW) Program at SUNY New Paltz. Professor Rigolino teaches Composition I and II as well as courses in literature such as Short Story and The Novel. She has developed several online courses and has a Certificate of Instructional Course Design from the SLOAN Consortium. She regularly serves on the campus committee on educational technology.

Panel: Lumen Circles Panel Conversation

Online Faculty, Online Instructional Designer

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