2007 Conference

Conference on Online International Learning - Recent Experiences & New Directions

Where: Purchase College, Music Building, Orchestra Rehearsal Hall
When: 8:30am – 5:00pm, October 19, 2007

Conference Goals:
To present new research and initiatives in the realm of online international learning.
To bring together faculty, administrators and staff engaged in international and online education.
To create a synergy between campuses, disciplines and The SUNY COIL Center towards future collaborations.

Conference Schedule:

8:30 – 9:30:      Registration, Networking, Coffee served

9:30 – 9:50:      Welcome and opening remarks by Jon Rubin, COIL Director
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10:00 – 11:00:  1st Presentation: 
                         Designing Globally Networked  
                         Learning Environments 
                         by Doreen Starke-Meyerring

Doreen Starke-Meyerring is the Co-Director of the Centre for the Study and Teaching of Writing, within the Department of Integrative Studies in Education at McGill University. Professor Starke-Meyerring has co-authored Designing Global Learning Environments: Visionary Partnerships, Policies, and Pedagogies which brings together college educators from nine countries who have taken the lead in developing globally networked learning environments across four continents to prepare students for global work and citizenship. She will speak about these new visions of open and globally networked learning. Her book is to be published this winter.

11:00 – 12:15:  1st Panel: 
                         Online International Education at SUNY,
                         The Experience of Teaching Faculty  
                         Craig Little, SUNY/Cortland 
                         Frank Yunker, Fulton-Montgomery Community College 
                         Pat Dorazio, SUNY IT 
                         Jon Rubin, Purchase College: Moderator
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12:15 –1:30:     Lunch

1:30 – 2:30:     2nd Presentation: 
                        "What’s Up With Culture?"  
Online Cultural Training with 
                        International Educational Exchange

                        by Bruce La Brack
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Bruce La Brack is a cultural anthropologist and South Asian specialist who is also a professor of anthropology in the School of International Studies (SIS) at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he has coordinated cross-cultural training since 1976. Professor LaBrack has published extensively on cultural adjustment issues and is the creator of  “What’s Up with Culture?” an online training resource.

2:30 – 2:45:     Coffee Break

2:45 – 4:00:     2nd Panel: 
                        Online International Education at SUNY,
                        Administrative Issues and New Directions
                        Cary Hatch, SUNY Learning Network
                        Molly Mott, SUNY/Canton
                        Jon Rubin, Purchase College
                        John Ryder, SUNY International Programs: Moderator               

4:00 – 5:00:     COIL discussion – Where Do We Go From Here?
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5:00:                Closing


Conference Registration Fees                   Early (by September 14)

SUNY:                              $50                                $35

Non-SUNY                       $75                                $50

Purchase                             0 (advance registration is necessary!)

Conference registration is by Mail and Check Only!
Please send a check made out in the correct amount to: 
"The Research Foundation of SUNY" and mail to:

The COIL Center
Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577
Please indicate name of attendee on the check.

A map and directions wil be posted soon!

Questions? Write to conference coordinator: vanessa.mortillo@purchase.edu 

For those who wish to spend the night of either October 18 or 19 at a nearby hotel, we have made arrangements with the Crowne Plaza White Plains Hotel, which is less then three miles from campus, to hold both single and double rooms for conference attendees for $169/night. This may sound pricey, but hotel accommodations in southern Westchester are very expensive! This rate is available for those who register online prior to September 27. The conference hotel code is "PCC". You must use this code when you register at the hotel web site to receive the special rate. Click here for: Hotel Web Site.

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Sponsored by FACT with funding from SUNY Learning Environments in the Office of the Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs.