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Empire State College Magazines and Journals
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The SUNY Empire State College magazine, Connections is published and printed twice a year in the spring and fall by the college.
Connections serves to inform the members of the college community and friends of this distinctive, statewide institution that educates at 35 locations in New York, sites across the U.S. and around the world and everywhere online.
Featuring stories and updates on the college’s remarkable alumni and students, Connections also reports on timely, relevant higher education issues, such as state and national funding, diversity initiatives and open learning.
Regular features include updates on alumni, a portfolio of their artistic and literary accomplishments, a profile of a member of the faculty and a roundup of news from around the college.
Spring 2013 feature stories:
- Prior Learning Assessment is Having “a Moment”
- Semiconductor High and Nanotech U: Education is Driving Economic Development
- Behind the Lens
Labor Writes and To Remember Is To Live
The annual magazine of the college’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies, Labor Writes highlights the artistic creations of the apprentices of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No.3 and the United Association of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local No. 1.
Both union locals require and pay for apprentices to earn an associate degree through the college in order to prepare them for participation in the many facets of organized labor and construction trades.
As stated in the introduction of the first edition, “Labor Writes is intended as a vehicle for the expression of the hopes of some of the movement’s newest members. Labor Writes also aspires and empowers.”
The publication showcases the experience and ability of apprentices in these fields. More importantly, these publications serve to tell labor’s story to a wider audience through the students.
As part of the 2012 graduation celebrations, the college produced To Remember Is To Live, a special publication recognizing the 25 members of United Federation of Teachers Paraprofessionals. The UFT paraprofessionals receive tuition and fees for up to 6 credits each semester as a negotiated benefit. This is the largest class of paraprofessionals in the history of the Center for Labor Studies and reflects a new emphasis on degree attainment on the part of the college and the UFT.
Revisiting Boyer: Exploring the Scholarly Work of Empire State College Faculty
Known to the college community informally as the Boyer Journal, Revisiting Boyer: Exploring the Scholarly Work of Empire State College Faculty, explores four “pillars” of scholarship as articulated by former United States Commission of Education and SUNY Chancellor Ernest L. Boyer: discovery, integration, application and teaching.
The college unveiled this special scholarly journal at its 2011 All College Conference in Saratoga Springs as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.
Boyer was a driving force behind the creation of the college in 1971 during his tenure as SUNY chancellor.
All About Mentoring
A biannual publication of SUNY Empire State College, All About Mentoring provides opportunities for colleagues from across the college to share scholarly activities, to reflect on ideas and practices about teaching, learning and mentoring, and, prompted by essays, visual art, poetry, and reviews from in and outside of the college, to think about a range of issues, questions and experiences relevant to our common work.
Metropolitan Review is a collection of writing from the students enrolled at the college’s Metropolitan Center.
Explorations in Adult Higher Education: An Occasional Paper Series
The college’s occasional paper series brings together the ideas, voices and multiple perspectives of those engaged in thinking about adult higher education today. The goal is to critically examine our theories and practices, to provoke dialogue, and to imagine new possibilities of teaching and learning.
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