Professional Development

CollegeNow instructors are required to participate in professional development that supports their course(s) each year that they teach with CollegeNow.

CollegeNow Virtual Conference

August 23-27, 2021


Conference Schedule

Review the schedule. Descriptions are on pages 2-7. All sessions are in Zoom. You may attend as many as you wish. Sessions are generally 60 or 75 minutes, but some do run longer than the listed timeslot (exceptions are noted in bold). Some timeslots have more than one option. 

Conference Registration

Attend as many sessions as you wish! The schedule includes a chart overview of the conference on page 1, followed by descriptions. Other than the library’s virtual help desk, each session requires separate registration. Please register by August 13 by clicking the link for each session you want. When registering, enter your preferred summer email as this is where reminders and updates will be sent. You will receive instant confirmation of your registration, with a unique Zoom meeting link and the ability to add the session to all of your calendars. If you cannot attend, the confirmation includes a link to cancel your registration. Some faculty ask for attendees to come ready with activities/assignments to discuss and share; these are noted in the descriptions.

While we strongly encourage live attendance (to promote dialogue and sharing), the sessions for this August's conference will be recorded for later viewing "on-demand" in Zoom. The on-demand recording links will be shared via email and this webpage and will remain available in Zoom until September 20th. Instructors who attend conference sessions live or on-demand will receive CTLE credit.

Library Support

Our librarians will be on hand throughout the conference week to answer your questions and provide individualized assistance. (Actually, they are around all summer to help out!) Check out the Library Services for CollegeNow Instructors webpage for an overview of what they can do for you. Poke around the Library website and then start a chat with a librarian, email, or schedule an appointment to learn more! Please share this information with your school’s library/media specialists because the more familiar they are with our resources, the better they can support your classes.

Alternatives to the CollegeNow Conference

Besides this August's conference, liaisons may organize other opportunities during the year or provide individual support. Over the school year, Victoria Zeppelin will share information about additional sources of "approved" professional development (including an April conference that our college co-hosts), as well as offerings from SUNY and other colleges or organizations); when possible, these are recorded for later viewing and shared in Blackboard (check with Rhonda Kowalski if you are unsure how to find the Blackboard organization for your discipline). Check our PD alternatives webpage for information and the form for tracking your participation in these alternatives.

Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence Alternatives to CollegeNow Conference