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SUNY Canton’s Creative Advising Program Recognized for Reaching Students

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Two staff members from SUNY Canton’s Advising and First Year Programs office come to work dressed in colorful costumes during the tenth week of classes every semester. They roam around campus dressed as gnomes, aliens, superheroes or other characters with the specific goal of getting students to register early for their next semester classes.

“We started doing this as a fun way to get students’ attention,” said Sharon Tavernier, director of the Advising office. “Then we realized that we were talking directly to about 500 students on that day. We also use the pictures of us in costume as a way to get the word out on social media, casting that influence even wider.”

Pictured are (L to R) SUNY Canton Director of Advising and First Year Programs Sharon Tavernier and Retention Specialist Marianne P. DiMarco-Temkin dressed as Katniss Everdeen and Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games. The duo wear extravagant costumes and interact with students to promote early registration at the college.

Since Tavernier and her colleague Marianne P. DiMarco-Temkin, the college’s retention specialist, began wearing costumes, about 20 percent more students have started registering earlier than in years past.

The two employees presented their innovative ways to connect with students and their overall successes at a recent National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conference in Verona. Their conference session was so popular that they’ve been asked to present it again at the national NACADA conference held Oct. 14 in St. Louis, Mo.

“Sharon and Marianne’s advocacy helps students sign up earlier, which further helps us anticipate the number of course sections needed each semester,” said SUNY Canton Provost Douglas M. Scheidt. “It is also really fun to see them dressed up.”

The Advising and First Year Programs office works with new and continuing students to help them understand their degree progress.  They also administer the college’s First Year Experience and provide college success tips.  They provide workshop opportunities for faculty advisors and orchestrate the Stellar Advisor Award, a chance for students to nominate their faculty advisors.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton’s Pauline A. Graveline Honors Convocation Set for April 26

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Pauline GravelineSUNY Canton’s annual student award ceremony will recognize a retired provost and faculty member who helped expand the college’s global presence.

“I’m pleased to announce that the 2017 Honors Convocation will be named for Associate Provost Emerita Pauline A. Graveline,” said SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Douglas M. Scheidt. “As a faculty member, Pauline helped numerous students launch their careers. As an administrator, she helped broaden the reach of SUNY Canton’s academic offerings domestically and overseas.”

Honors Convocation will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. More than 150 students will receive awards for academic accomplishments at the event.

Honors Convocation is named annually to recognize a faculty member who has served and continue to serve SUNY Canton, its students, and the local community.

Among numerous accomplishments, Graveline played an integral part of SUNY Canton’s expansion. She helped to develop the college’s international programs and online learning, which became fully staffed and flourishing departments through her leadership. She traveled extensively to expand the reach of the college through the creation of new articulation agreements. The partnerships offered the college’s academic programs to students in Russia, Ukraine, China and Japan, among others overseas and domestically. Her outreach efforts inspired the college’s SUNY Canton OnLine and Planet Canton marketing efforts.

Graveline coordinated the college’s involvement with the SUNY China 150 program. The unique partnership allowed six students from the earthquake-ravaged city of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province of western China to study at SUNY Canton.

“I am particularly proud of all the fantastic faculty and staff that I helped hire and place during my time at the college,” Graveline said. “Many of those individuals have continued their careers and become thriving members of the campus community.”

Graveline started as a part-time Assistant Professor in the Math Department in 1980. She moved to a full-time position in 1981, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1988, and Professor in 1998. She served as chair of the Faculty Assembly and was an active member of the local and statewide United University Professions union.

She served as the dean of the School of Liberal Studies and Support Services and later as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Graveline received the prestigious Excellence in College Service Award in 2006 based on numerous nominations from the faculty and staff she oversaw and her peers. She retired in 2009 and continued on a part-time basis as associate provost for the remainder of the year. She was inducted into the college-wide Hall of Fame in 2016. She is also a generous Canton College Foundation donor.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Announces New Four-Year Game Design Program

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran has announced that the college has received approval to offer a new four-year Game Design and Development program.

“We are offering a comprehensive program focusing on the design and production of modern video games,” Szafran said. “This new area of study is a solid and logical development for our college.”

Gaming students

The new Bachelor of Science degree is the first of several new academic offerings created by the college’s professional faculty members to continue the college’s growth and expansion. It stands alongside 22 other career-driven four-year programs.

“Students will learn the most recent technologies, and programming skills to create video games on multiple platforms and devices,” said Canino School of Engineering Technology Dean Michael J. Newtown. “In addition to theoretical learning, students will have plenty of hands-on experience creating video games.”

Approximately half of men and a comparable number of women say they play video games on a computer, TV, game console, or mobile device according to Pew Research Center data. Two-thirds of young adults, or those of traditional college age, said they play video games.

Beyond popularity, the college looked at potential employment opportunities for students after graduation while assembling the proposal for the new program. A 2014 economic impact study conducted by Economists Incorporated showed that the video game industry increased in size by more than nine percent, or four times the growth rate of the U.S. economy, between 2009 and 2012.

Students gaming on laptops

“We are joining a multi-billion dollar industry,” said SUNY Canton Provost Douglas M. Scheidt. “The students in the Game Design program will gain marketable high-tech knowledge and skills that will be beneficial to their careers and entrepreneurial endeavors.”

The program has been approved by SUNY and the New York State Department of Education. It will complement the Graphic and Multimedia Design and Information Technology programs, as well as existing courses taught in multiple disciplines.

Students can begin in the Game Design and Development program (www.canton.edu/csoet/game/) at the start of the Fall 2017 semester. The SUNY Canton Office of Admissions will begin accepting applications for the much-anticipated program immediately. To apply, visit www.canton.edu/apply. For more information about applying, call 1-800-388-7123 or email admissions@canton.edu.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton’s Finance Degree Named Among Most Affordable in the Country

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Best Online Colleges - FinanceSUNY Canton’s online bachelor’s degree in Finance was named one of the most economical degrees in its peer group by Best Colleges.com and Affordable Colleges Online.org.

Ranked 15th by Best Colleges.com, the degree was the only program of its kind from a New York state college or university to make the list. Affordable Colleges Online.org placed the program at 11th in the nation.

“We are committed to bringing the same academic excellence our students experience on campus to our online programs, while keeping the cost of education low,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Douglas M. Scheidt. “It’s gratifying to receive recognition for the hard work our administration, faculty and staff put forth to ensure our graduates are prepared to enter their chosen career fields.”

The program’s coursework allows students to gain knowledge about banking, financial markets, insurance, and financial panning and forecasting. Seniors can elect to complete an internship to obtain hands-on experience and establish industry connections.

Most Affordable Online Bachelor's in Finance“Our Finance graduates possess the practical knowledge that is sought out by employers right here in the North Country and beyond,” said Dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts Jondavid S. DeLong. “Our alumni are employed with organizations such as SeaComm Federal Credit Union, North Country Savings Bank, Community Bank and MetLife.”

According to a 2015 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, those who graduate with a degree in finance can expect an average starting salary of $53,143.

For more information about the Finance program, visit http://www.canton.edu/business/fsma/.

The entire rankings can be found at Affordable Colleges Online.org and Best Colleges.com.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 11 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) to Dedicate Battle Buddy Center at SUNY Canton on April 28

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Event will celebrate education, employment opportunities for student veterans, in collaboration with St. Lawrence NYSARC

New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID) will dedicate its newest Battle Buddy Center at noon on Thursday, April 28 at SUNY Canton, in collaboration with St. Lawrence NYSARC.

Military Friendly

The event will take place in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center, Theater on the SUNY Canton campus, 34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617. Members of the media are invited to attend.

Among those scheduled to participate in the Battle Buddy Center dedication ceremony:

  • Paul Quirini, NYSID outreach & communications specialist, on behalf of Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO
  • Dr. Zvi Szafran, SUNY Canton president
  • Dr. Douglas Scheidt, SUNY Canton provost/vice president for academic affairs
  • Daphne Pickert, St. Lawrence NYSARC CEO/executive director
  • Student veterans from SUNY Canton

Battle Buddy Centers are safe havens for veterans to socialize with their fellow veterans and receive services they need. Based on the military concept of a “Battle Buddy,” which partners soldiers to assist each other both in and out of combat, Battle Buddy Centers offer activities to encourage camaraderie and foster veterans to give and receive mutual support.

Military Friendly

Pictured is Scott L. Palmer, a Mechanical Technology major from Morristown. Palmer served in the U.S. Army and is current reserve member. He is also a member of Clarkson University’s ROTC Golden Knights Battalion.

Through this Battle Buddy Center, NYSID, St. Lawrence NYSARC and SUNY Canton provide a space for more than 120 veteran students, National Guard/Reserve Students, active duty students and their dependents to study, socialize with one another, and receive services they need.

The College’s Military & Veterans Services Office is adjacent to the Battle Buddy Center, increasing the office’s visibility and enabling students to utilize the services provided.

Military Friendly

With an active Student Veterans Association, a full-time Military & Veterans Student Services Coordinator, and two VA funded work-study students, this Battle Buddy Center provides a much-needed space for student veterans to call their own, while remaining an integral component of the student population on campus.

Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO, said: “NYSID recognizes that creating educational and employment opportunities for service-disabled veterans and other New Yorkers who face barriers to employment is not only the right thing to do, it also improves our state’s economy and strengthens our communities. We provide livelihoods for a diverse group of New Yorkers with disabilities through our member agencies and assist with veterans’ support programs, promoting quality of life for veterans as they reconnect to the New York State workforce. NYSID supports SUNY Canton and its Military & Veterans Services Office in assisting veterans achieve success personally, academically and professionally. Based upon the current veteran population and the anticipated growth of veterans’ programs and services, NYSID is pleased to partner with SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence NYSARC in this Battle Buddy Center.”

SUNY Canton President Dr. Zvi Szafran said: “Veterans have played an important part in the history of SUNY Canton, and we pride ourselves in offering educational opportunities for individuals who serve, or have served, in the armed forces. The ability to enhance our center for support will help us to better meet our standing mission to aid veterans and their families with a successful transition from active duty, through education, and into their chosen civilian career.”

Daphne Pickert, St. Lawrence NYSARC CEO/executive director, said: “As a Preferred Source partner of NYSID, St. Lawrence NYSARC is proud to collaborate with SUNY Canton in the dedication of this Battle Buddy Center. We look forward to helping local veterans with disabilities gain successful employment through our Career Opportunities program. We also want our veterans to know that St. Lawrence NYSARC provides a diverse support system for children, young adults, and adults with disabilities.”

NYSID now has participated in the opening of Battle Buddy Centers at 11 locations, including:

  • SUNY Canton in Canton
  • SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury
  • Clear Path for Veterans in Chittenango
  • The College of Saint Rose in Albany
  • Hudson Valley Community College in Troy
  • Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson
  • LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City
  • Westchester Community College in Valhalla
  • Rockland Community College in Suffern
  • SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge

NYSID’s Battle Buddy Centers have collectively hosted more than 50,000 visits by student veterans since September 2011. Battle Buddy Centers are made possible through grant funding from NYSID and support from NYSID member agencies.

About NYSID (http://www.nysid.org)

Established in 1975, NYSID is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation which creates employment opportunities for more than 7,000 New Yorkers with disabilities annually. NYSID supports job creation efforts for a diverse group of New Yorkers with disabilities through a statewide network of 121 community rehabilitation agencies and 43 private sector business partners and assists with veterans’ support programs, promoting quality of life for veterans as they reconnect to the New York State workforce.

About SUNY Canton (http://www.canton.edu)

As one of the premier military friendly colleges in New York State, SUNY Canton offers many excellent opportunities for soldiers, veterans, and their families. Military Times has named SUNY Canton as one of the best technical colleges in the nation for veterans, and G.I. Jobs magazine has also selected the college for its 2016 list of military-friendly schools.

About St. Lawrence NYSARC (http://www.slnysarc.org)

St. Lawrence NYSARC offers individuals with disabilities and their families an opportunity to achieve self-determined goals. All services strive to promote choices intended to meet each person’s therapeutic, residential, and employment needs and interests. Seaway Industries, a division of St. Lawrence NYSARC, provides employment for people with disabilities through contracts, generating more than $2 million in sales annually.

SUNY Canton Students Compete in Free Enterprise Marathon at SUNY Plattsburgh

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Four students in SUNY Canton’s Management program recently participated in the fourth annual Free Enterprise Marathon at SUNY Plattsburgh.

This year’s Creativity and Innovation Challenge required teams to develop a new menu item for McDonald’s. Students from 11 colleges and five North Country high schools vied for the first-place trophy and $800 award.

Pictured are Charles R. Fenner, a SUNY Canton faculty member who teaches in the Management program, Devine A. Pearson, a student from Far Rockaway, and Provost Douglas M. Scheidt.

Pictured are Charles R. Fenner, a SUNY Canton faculty member who teaches in the Management program, Devine A. Pearson, a student from Far Rockaway, and Provost Douglas M. Scheidt.

Teams were judged in areas such as product design, marketing strategy and quality of presentation. SUNY Canton’s team proposed a grilled “McMahi” sandwich, which would be a healthier alternative to the chain’s Filet-O-Fish. SUNY Adirondack took home first prize for their sweet potato hash brown proposal.

“The competition allowed us to practice everything we have learned in our management courses, such as finance, marketing, strategic research, and the ability to present and explain our product,” said SUNY Canton student Khaina Solomon. “Although we didn’t win, it was a valuable learning experience for all of us.”

The event also consisted of a Social Entrepreneurship Speak-Off competition, where SUNY Canton Management major Devine Pearson took home a $100 prize for his speech about higher education.

“This competition meets SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s goal to ensure every SUNY student has access to an applied learning opportunity,” said SUNY Canton Associate Professor and faculty adviser Charles R. Fenner, Ph.D.

This is SUNY Canton’s third year participating in this competition and allows Management students to augment classroom learning by utilizing practical skills in business, marketing, leadership, ethics and planning.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Honors Convocation Named for Retired SUNY Canton Professor Sheldon Katz

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Sheldon KatzSUNY Canton Provost Douglas M. Scheidt has announced that the college’s 2016 Honors Convocation has been named in honor of Professor Emeritus Sheldon Katz.

“Professor Katz is one of the premiere examples of an extraordinary SUNY Canton educator,” Scheidt said. “He used his professional experience as a professional engineer to enhance his students learning opportunities. He embodies the hands-on spirit we infuse in our courses.”

More than 150 students will receive academic awards at Honors Convocation this year. The event will be held at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Roos House Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center.

Katz began his 28-year career at SUNY Canton in 1969 as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Technology. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1972, and Professor in 1975. He retired from SUNY Canton in 1997.

Michael J. Newtown, interim dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology was one of Katz’s students.

Sheldon Katz“Sheldon demanded high standards from his students without ever saying a single word about why we should strive for success,” Newtown said. “His lessons made me successful throughout my life. I try to instill the same sense of responsibility in my students.”

During his time at the College, Katz was chair of the Mechanical Engineering Technology department and was the advisor to the Delta Kappa Sigma fraternity from 1981 to 1992. He participated in the faculty exchange program with Norwich City College in England in 1995. He was an actor for Music Theatre North and a regular participant and board member of the Grasse River Players.

After retirement, Katz moved to Maryland with his wife, Barbara. He briefly tutored at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md. He is a member of North Country Public Radio, the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society, the Dover, Del., English Country Dancers and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. He participates in the Acoustic Jam in Laurel, Md.

“This was certainly an unexpected honor,” Katz said. “I loved my time at SUNY Canton and I loved working with the students. It’s always a pleasure to come back and I’m looking forward to sharing a day with the top students at the college.”

Prior to his celebrated career at SUNY Canton, Katz served in the US Army, active duty, from 1955 to 1957, and in reserve duty from 1957 to 1963. He graduated with his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York in 1963, and his Masters in Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1970. In college, he was a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi, and president of Pi Tau Sigma mechanical engineering honor society.

Katz was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with professional experience as a Senior Engineer at General Dynamics in the Electronics Division and as a Project Engineer at Esso Research and Engineering Co.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Online Programs Move Up in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

US News World ReportSUNY Canton’s online bachelor’s degree programs have once again been named among best in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

SUNY Canton jumped from 58th place in 2015 to 49th in the most recent rankings, becoming one of only five colleges in New York state to finish in the top 50. Programs were scored on various categories including student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services, admissions selectivity, and peer reputation.

SUNY Canton currently offers ten exclusively online baccalaureate degrees in a number of disciplines, including heath care, finance, management, criminal justice and nursing.

“We at SUNY Canton are exceedingly proud of the quality of our online academic programs,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Douglas M. Scheidt, Ph.D. “They enable our students to reach their highest potential.”

Now in its fifth year, the U.S. News & World Report online program rankings are a resource for students and working adults who are increasingly seeking online education programs for degree completion and career advancement. Prospective students can use the searchable directory to explore factors such as tuition, program offerings and online services.

The 2016 rankings were released Jan. 12 and can be found at http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/bachelors/rankings.

In addition to the U.S. News rankings, SUNY Canton has garnered a number of other awards for online program quality and affordability during the past two years. SR Education Group has named the college’s bachelor’s degrees in Finance, Legal Studies and Nursing among the most economical in the nation. Affordable Colleges Online also chose SUNY Canton’s four-year Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership and Legal Studies degrees as the most cost-effective programs of their kind in the country.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Receives High Marks and Number One Rankings in Student Opinion Survey

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

According to the 2015 SUNY Student Opinion Survey, SUNY Canton is excelling in student service-, academic- and facility-related areas.

The survey, which evaluates the 27 state-operated SUNY colleges and university centers, is conducted every three years and assesses student satisfaction in more than 50 areas. SUNY Canton earned number one rankings in three categories: library resources, library services and tutoring services.

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“We’re extremely gratified that our students highly value our exceptional resources,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We’re committed to ensuring their success, and these results—evaluated by the students themselves—prove it.”

The Southworth Library Learning Commons has most recently enhanced the laptop and iPad loan program; integrated Quick Response Codes, video and podcasts to meet patron needs; and expanded hours during exam periods.

“The Southworth Library Learning Commons is a focal point of engagement for the campus community,” said SUNY Canton Dean of Academic Support Services Molly A. Mott. “It is rich in academic resources, including our Tutoring Center, which offers both professional and peer tutors who support our students’ academic needs.”

The survey also measured SUNY Canton against six peer technology-sector institutions: Alfred State, SUNY Morrisville, SUNY Delhi, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Farmingdale, SUNY Maritime. SUNY Canton took the top spot in 13 areas, one of which was the quality of the college’s laboratory facilities.

tutoring

“The college’s state-of-the-art nursing, veterinary technology, engineering technology labs, as well as the newly constructed Business Learning Center, are just a few examples of facilities that support hands-on, applied learning, which is a hallmark of SUNY Canton,” said SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Douglas M. Scheidt, Ph.D.

Another area that students ranked first among technology-sector schools was SUNY Canton’s Office of Career Services, which offers a number of resume writing, interview and networking workshops, as well as individualized coaching for those who are entering the work force. In addition, during the 2014-2015 academic year, the office brought nearly 100 local and regional employers to campus to recruit students for job opportunities.

“We like to begin working with first-year students in developing their resumes and creating a plan,” said SUNY Canton Director of Career Services Julie A. Parkman. “They continue to use our services throughout their academic career to obtain summer jobs or internships that enhance their educational knowledge. All these experiences prepare our students to begin their professional careers.”

Career Fair

Within the academic arena, students praised the availability of online courses, ranking the college first in the technology sector. Over the past several years, SUNY Canton has enjoyed increased growth in online course enrollments, due in large part to expanded course offerings. This year the college’s online programs were ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

“SUNY Canton’s online courses offer the same high-quality instruction as a traditional classroom setting,” added Mott. “In addition, our Summer Session and Winterterm courses help students finish in four years, which supports SUNY System-wide goals for access and completion.”

Additional areas that earned the top spot in the survey when compared to technology-sector schools included athletic and recreational facilities, health and wellness programs, religious and spiritual programs and social media presence.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Hires New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Doug ScheidtThe college’s newest senior academic administrator was hired to help expand academic programs and strengthen student success.

SUNY Canton President Dr. Zvi Szafran announced that the college has selected Douglas M. Scheidt, Ph.D., as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs.

“Dr. Scheidt’s background in program development and assessment will be crucial as we continue to grow our college and expand our offerings,” Szafran said. “He has a record of encouraging academic growth and supporting faculty. I think he will be a very good fit for SUNY Canton.”

Scheidt will be leaving his position as the founding dean of the School of Education and Human Services at The College at Brockport and will begin his new career with SUNY Canton in mid July.

As dean, Scheidt led the proposal of 16 new programs, program revisions and changes in instruction to meet the strategic goals of Brockport. He is experienced with the duties and scope of his new position and previously served as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. He also held the positions of assistant and associate professor with his previous college.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to team with Dr. Szafran, campus leadership, faculty, staff and students to advance the mission of SUNY Canton,” Sheidt said. “More personally, my entire family is looking forward to joining the Canton community, on and off campus.

The college’s newest vice president already has plans for development within the student population. He said he plans to continue the college’s emphasis on retention, graduation and placement rates. “Focusing on future students, I look forward to continued enrollment growth and programmatic innovation,” he added.

Scheidt is a New York State Licensed Psychologist who received his doctorate of Counseling Psychology from the University at Buffalo in 1991. He earned his bachelor’s in Psychology from Colgate University in 1986. Additionally, he completed the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.

The responsibilities of a provost vary at colleges. At SUNY Canton, the provost oversees the academic deans and faculty members, and is the senior-most academic administrator other than the president.

Karen M. Spellacy most recently held the provost position on an interim basis. She will be reassuming her duties as a professor of economics.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.