Course Redesign: When a Bigger Class Is a Better Class

Is it possible to redesign large introductory courses in a way that improves student learning while making the class size even larger? According to William Ganley, professor of economics and finance, the answer is yes, but it requires an effort from a team that includes experienced faculty members. Ganley will take part in a panel discussion about course redesign, “Lessons Learned from ECO 101,” on Tuesday, December 1, in Classroom Building B118 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

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Online-Teaching Discussion Engages Faculty

Professors worldwide continue to discuss the merits of online learning. Some feel learning is most effective face-to-face, while others believe it is possible for students to be more engaged online. One fact is indisputable, at least at Buffalo State: students have expressed a need for more online courses. A discussion hosted by the Provost’s Office on Tuesday provided information on creating or converting courses to an online format.

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Upcoming Great Lakes Center Seminars

The Great Lakes Center presents several seminars over the course of the academic year. The next seminar, “Acoustics of Pelagic Fish Schools,” will be presented on Thursday, November 19, at noon in Classroom Building B118.

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Hospitality and Tourism to Assist with AAC Event

Students, faculty, and staff from the Hospitality and Tourism Department’s catering management course, HTR 400, will provide event planning, food preparation, and hospitality management services for Advancing Arts and Culture Buffalo Niagara’s (AAC) Arts & Culturals’ Resources Showcase from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. tonight at Kleinhans Music Hall.

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Communication Hall of Fame to Induct Newspaper Publisher

Don DePerroDon DePerro, a 1981 journalism graduate of Buffalo State College’s Communication Department, will be inducted into the Communication Hall of Fame on Friday, November 20. The ceremony will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the television studio of the Donald Savage Theater Arts Building and will include the induction of new students to the Rho Psi Chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta national communication honor society.

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News from SUNY

The State University of New York Board of Trustees met on Tuesday to adopt several proposals including a 2010–2011 State Budget Request and a systemwide transfer agreement for students.

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Enrollment, Academic Profile Up at Buffalo State

New enrollment data for Buffalo State points to a strong year of growth for the college. Total enrollment is at its highest level since fall 2002. The academic profile for the incoming class rose significantly, and transfer enrollment increased nearly 20 percent from last fall.

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Music Department Distinguishes College, Community with New Orchestra

November 23 marks the debut of Buffalo’s first college-community orchestra, the Buffalo State College Philharmonia, an initiative made possible by the vision and participation of the Buffalo State College Music Department.

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