Native American exhibit/presentations in November

November is Native American Month!

To celebrate, the Roz Steiner Art Gallery and Alfred C. O’Connell Library are hosting a series of presentations and events starting with the opening of an exhibit of regional artifacts loaned from the Rochester Museum and Science Center,

As well as artwork from Carson Waterman and heritage quilts from Faye Lone:

“Celebration of Native American Heritage”

12:30 – 2pm & 5 – 7pm in the Art Gallery  – Receptions w/ Carson Waterman & Faye Lone
7pm in room T102 – Gary Sundown presentation on Native American film

12:30 – 1:30pm in the Art Gallery – Terry Abrams presentation on Native American Veterans
7pm in the Art Gallery – Gary Sundown presentation on Native American film

12:30 -1:30pm in the Forum – Wayne Abrams dance presentation
7pm in the Forum – Native American Social

12:30 in the Library – Corn Husk Doll workshop (limited seating for 20)
12:30 – 2pm in the Art Gallery – Story Teller & Writer Joe Bruchac
7pm in room T102 –Story Teller & Writer Joe Bruchac

12:30pm in the Art Gallery – All Things Lacrosse: Nek Jonathan presentation on stick making

*More presentations TBA, check website/facebook page for updates

Jobs Weekly – 10/18/16

The following jobs have been posted in Purple Briefcase over the last week. Go to Purple Briefcase to apply for any postings you believe may be a good opportunity for you.

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Prep Cook, Full Time

Residential Camp Counselor, Full Time
KenMont and KenWood Camps

Logistics Sales Representative – Carrier Manager
, Full Time
Fetch Logistics

Direct Support Professional (CIA), Full Time
Lifetime Assistance, Inc.

Store Manager – Trainee, Full Time
Kmart Corporation

Service Desk Technician, Full Time
ASM Research, Inc.

Software Engineer
, Full Time
EagleView Technologies

2017 Intern/Co-Op, Internship
Atlantic Testing Laboratories (ATL)

Cooking Matters AmeriCorps, Full Time

Quality Associate II – Supplier Quality, Full Time

Customer Service Supervisor, Full Time
Chapin International, Inc.

Teacher Aide
, Full Time
Arc of Orleans County

Program Relief Worker, Part Time
Mental Health Association of Genesee and Orleans Counties

Teaching Assistant – Campbell-Savona, Full Time
ProAction of Steuben and Yates, Inc.

Medicaid Service Coordinator, Full Time
Lifetime Assistance, Inc.

Human Resources Intern
, Internship
EagleView Technologies

Human Resources – HR Lead, Full Time
Kmart Corporation

Air Cargo Handler, Part Time

Line Service Technician, Full Time

Supply Management Coordinator, Full Time
Paychex, Inc.

Seasonal Line Service Technician
, Full Time

Route Delivery Driver CDL Class A, Full Time
Bartlett Distribution Services

Direct Support Professional (CIA), Full Time
Lifetime Assistance, Inc.

Assistant Controller/Revenue& Reimbursement Specialist, Full Time
Lifetime Assistance, Inc.

Building Technician
, Full Time
Anthony J. Costello & Son Development


Plagiarism Workshops

The library is offering 3 Plagiarism workshops for students in October (additional sessions will be offered in November):

Thurs. Oct. 13 @ 12:30 – 1:30
Weds. Oct. 26 @ 1 – 2 pm
Fri. Oct. 28 @ 1 – 2 pm

The workshop will cover topics such as summarizing, paraphrasing, common knowledge, time management, in-text citations, and signal phrases.  Two hands-on activities will help participants practice these skills. The workshop will generally cover MLA citation style, but students are free to ask have questions about APA or Chicago style.

All workshops cover the same material, so students should attend the workshop that’s most convenient for their schedule.

The library is offering 2 Citation Help sessions in October (additional sessions will be offered in November):

Tues. Oct. 11 @ 12:30 – 1:30
Mon. Oct. 24 @ 1 – 2 pm

Librarians will review MLA, APA, & Chicago styles and take questions. Librarians *will not* be providing general writing assistance at these sessions.

The full schedule of workshops and help sessions is available at:

2016 Annual Security Report

Genesee Community College’s 2016 Annual Security & Fire Safety reports are now available. This report is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and contains Clery Act reportable statistics for the calendar years 2013, 2014, and 2015 concerning reported crimes that occurred on all Genesee Community College campuses, College Village, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from all GCC campuses. This report also contains institutional policies and procedures concerning campus security and safety, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, fire safety, emergency response, and several other safety and security related matters.

A copy of this report can be obtained:

Please contact the Director of Campus Safety with any comments or questions.

Stephen Wise
Director of Campus Safety
SUNY Genesee Community College
1 College Road
Batavia, NY, 14020
585- 343-0055 ext 6847
Fax: 585-345-6883

Seeking Nominees for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching

You may or may not know that SUNY has created an Excellence Award in Adjunct Teaching.  Last year Genesee honored Pam Lusk and Ed Grabowski.  We are now calling for nominations from the college and community for our 2017 honorees.  Faculty, staff and students may submit nominations for this award, but the nominee must meet the criteria outlined below.  We have developed an online survey to take nominations.  No more nominations will be accepted after 12:00 PM NOON on October 3rd, 2016.

To nominate someone go to:

We stress that the quality of the nomination profoundly influences the thinking of the selection committee.  Please reflect on the criteria below and directly address how your nominee meets these.

The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are System-level honors conferred to acknowledge and provide system-wide recognition for superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of continuous academic excellence.  These programs underscore SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction, and serving the public good.  All nominations should include a statement outlining how the prospective nominee meets the following criteria.

The primary criterion is skill in teaching.

Teaching Techniques and Representative Materials – There must be positive evidence that the candidate performs superbly in educational environments.   The nominee must maintain instructional policies that adapt readily to student needs, interests and problems.  Mastery of teaching techniques must be demonstrated and substantiated.

Candidates’ evaluations of students’ work must be strongly supported by evidence. When available, student evaluations (in the form of student questionnaires administered and compiled by persons other than the nominee) may provide a clear idea of the nominee’s effectiveness in teaching.

Additional consideration, as appropriate, may be given to:

  • Outstanding support for the intellectual growth of individual students;
  • Demonstrated use of relevant contemporary data from their discipline(s) in their teaching. Evidence may be scholarly and/or widely recognized experience in the field;
  • Number of students per course; and
  • Different teaching techniques employed.

Eligibility Criteria Specific to the EIAT

  • Nominees must be Adjunct Faculty as generally defined by the specific SUNY institution. Individuals serving in full-time professional or academic positions at a SUNY institution are not eligible for this award;
  • Nominees must have taught, over the proceeding five years, a total of courses equivalent to one-half of a three-year full-time teaching load in the appropriate department (a minimum of 45 credit hours over five years);
  • Nominees may also serve in adjunct roles at other educational institutions; and
  • Nominees must be employed by the nominating campus at the time of the nomination.

There are also circumstances that preclude nomination regardless of the program.  The following are special conditions that limit eligibility and these restrictions apply to all programs:

  • Individuals holding Distinguished Faculty Rank:  Distinguished Librarian, Distinguished Professor, Distinguished Service Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor – may not be nominated for an Excellence Award in any of the categories;
  • Recipients of an Excellence Award may not be nominated for another Excellence Award within a five-year interval;
  • Recipients of an Excellence Award may not be re-nominated for an award in the same category;
  • The chief campus officer for academic, student, or administrative affairs, or persons serving in these capacities, may not be nominated for an Excellence Award.  Other exclusions include the following as well as other comparable titles:  Direct reports to the President or Chancellor, Vice Chancellors and above, Vice Presidents and above, Vice Provosts and above, Senior Counsels and above, and the Deans of the College of Ceramics at Alfred University and the New York State Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, of Human Ecology, of Industrial and Labor Relations, and of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University; and
  • Posthumous nominations are ineligible.

No more nominations will be accepted after 12:00 PM NOON on Oct. 3rd, 2016.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the committee chair, Derek Maxfield, at

To nominate someone go to:


Career Exploration Fair

Our Second Annual Career Exploration Fair

Tuesday, September 27th
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Main Forum, Batavia Campus
From 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm

Please share this great opportunity with your students!

Career Services invites you to attend the Career Exploration Fair on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at the Batavia Campus Forum from 12:30p – 2:00p. If you are a current or prospective student, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the majors and future career opportunities available to you with a degree from GCC!

Several GCC degree programs will have a representative available to answer questions and discuss major and career options. To view the full list of our degree programs please visit:

We will also have representatives and resources from Student Activities, The Leadership Certificate Program and Athletics that can help you boost your resume by getting involved on campus!

In addition to interacting with faculty from across campus:

  • Take advantage of a LinkedIn photo booth to have a professional headshot taken and “opt in” to the Faces of GCC Campaign
  • Take a career assessment quiz through Purple Briefcase that can help determine what careers best match your personality

This event is FREE and open to both the students and the community!


If you have any questions concerning the Career Exploration Event, please feel free to contact our office by phone (585) 345-6888 or by e-mail at

We look forward to seeing you on September 27th!

Supported by: Phi Theta Kappa

Student Essay Content – Win $1,000!

You could win a $1,000 and a trip to Austin, Texas!

The annual Scott Wright Student Essay Contest honors Scott Wright, past editor of Community College Week.

Student authors are to describe a faculty member, staff member, or administrator who encouraged them to complete a course, finish a semester, or graduate from college, and how that encouragement helped them reach their goal. Learn more about criteria, terms, deadlines, and prizes here.

Basic criteria:

  • no more than 500 words
  • must be about someone at Genesee (yes, the college is a NISOD member) who helped you complete a course, semester or other educational goal
  • you must be enrolled during the Spring 2017 semester
  • must be submitted by February 3, 2017

Full criteria list is on the NISOD website.