Project: Pedagogy+

Winter Faculty Professional Development

Project: Pedagogy+ aims to help faculty create engaged learning spaces. We will utilize two books to guide the workshop, discuss pedagogy, and apply the practices to assignment and classroom redesign. This is more than just a meet and talk about a book! We designed this program so the book discussions lead to meaningful change in teaching and learning. We will support your efforts at engaging students in your courses and we continue with remote instruction. We will support your efforts in engaging students in learning in your courses. We will support your efforts as programs explore multi-modal teaching now and beyond the pandemic. An opportunity for Professional Development funding is available for faculty demonstrating implementation of activity and assignment strategies from the workshop to courses ahead of the Spring 2021 semester. Project: Pedagogy+ includes mentoring and support from both the CAE and I&TS to help faculty build successful courses Spring 2021.

Participants will work through a crosswalk from the readings to D2L resources and best practices per the OSCQR (Open Suny) rubric. Participation will include mentoring in assignment design and/or classroom assessment design if participants opt into the professional development fund portions of this learning community. 


  • Engage with pedagogical ideas to support faculty pedagogical growth  
  • Apply new pedagogical ideas to assignment design, module design, and/or classroom assessment design  


Faculty may choose their level of participation with Project: Pedagogy+. The conversations during the meetings will connect with the book content and connect course design best practices in support of faculty applying the concepts to their Spring 2021 courses. Participants will have the following options:  

  1. work through assignment or module design for a Spring 2021 course(s), 
    • participants eligible for $200 in Professional Development funds 
    • books will be provided by CAE
  2. and/or work through classroom assessment design during Spring 2021,
    • participants eligible for $200 in Professional Development funds 
    • books will be provided by CAE
  3. and/or choose not to participate in assignment, module, or classroom assessment design at this time. 
    • books will be provided by CAE


Initial meeting: November 19th 2-3 pm*

  • We will work with faculty who can not attend during this time

2nd meeting: January 7th 2-3pm

3rd meeting: January 14th 2-3pm

4th meeting: January 21st 2-3pm

Project Pedagogy+ Design Team

Dr. A Nicole Pfannenstiel, Interim Director CAE, Assistant Professor of English

Professor Michele Santamaria, Learning Design Librarian, Assistant Professor McNairy Library

Ms. Marie Firestone, Instructional Support Specialist, I&TS

Mr. Matt Fox, Instructional Designer, I&TS

Registration is now closed

Thank you for your interest!