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2022 Middle States Self-Study

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Last updated: 23/09/2022

<p>Self-Study<br />Submitted to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education</p><p>February 2022</p><p>By the State University of New York College at Geneseo</p><p>Denise Battles,<br />President</p><img src="" alt="Geneseo logo" width="250px" />
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Fundamentals, Function, and Form

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Author(s): Andre Mount

Subject(s): Theory of music and musicology, Techniques of music / music tutorials / teaching of music

Institution(s): SUNY Potsdam

Last updated: 23/09/2022

Fundamentals, Function, and Form by Andre Mount—with editorial and pedagogical input from Lee Rothfarb—provides its readers with a comprehensive study of the theory and analysis of tonal Western art music.  Mount begins by building a strong foundation in the understanding of rhythm, meter, and pitch as well as the notational conventions associated with each. From there, he guides the reader through an exploration of polyphony—the simultaneous sounding of multiple independent melodies—and an increasingly rich array of different sonorites that grow out of this practice. The book culminates with a discussion of musical form, engaging with artistic works in their entirety by considering the interaction of harmonic and thematic elements, but also such other musical dimensions as rhythm, meter, texture, and expression.
Along the way, Mount supplements the text with over eight hundred musical examples which, in the online version of the text, include embedded audio files for immediate aural reinforcement of theoretical concepts. Most of these examples are drawn from the literature, including nearly 200 excerpts by women and other underrepresented groups. The reader is also given the opportunity to check their understanding of the text with interactive exercises at every step of the way. Fundamentals, Function, and Form was written with the undergraduate music student in mind, but self-guided readers would also be rewarded with a deep understanding of this musical tradition.
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Fundamentals, Function, and Form workbook project

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Author(s): Ivette Herryman Rodriguez, Andre Mount, Jerod Sommerfeldt

Subject(s): Techniques of music / music tutorials / teaching of music

Last updated: 23/09/2022

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Gendered Lives

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Author(s): Katie Nelson, Nadine T. Fernandez

Subject(s): Sociology and anthropology

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Last updated: 23/09/2022

A gender studies textbook that takes an anthropological approach.

Gendered Lives takes a regional approach to examine gender issues from an anthropological perspective with a focus on globalization and intersectionality. Chapters present contributors’ ethnographic research, contextualizing their findings within four geographic regions: Latin America, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the Global North. Each regional section begins with an overview of the broader historical, social, and gendered contexts, which situate the regions within larger global linkages. These introductions also feature short project/people profiles that highlight the work of community leaders or non-governmental organizations active in gender-related issues. Each research-based chapter begins with a chapter overview and learning objectives and closes with discussion questions and resources for further exploration. This modular, regional approach allows instructors to select the regions and cases they want to use in their courses. While they can be used separately, the chapters are connected through the book’s central themes of globalization and intersectionality.

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The Missing Link

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Author(s): Michael Mendez

Subject(s): Computer programming / software engineering, Internet: general works, Programming and scripting languages: general, Servers, Database programming, NoSQL databases

Publisher: Open SUNY Textbooks

Last updated: 22/03/2022

This text provides the developer with an understanding of the various elements of web development by focusing on the concepts and fundamentals through the examples within, providing a foundation that allows easier transition to other languages and a better understanding of how to approach their work. The reader will be introduced to topics in a manner that follows most project development methods, from initial conceptualization and design through front end development, back end development, and introducing additional concepts like accessibility and security, while focusing on responsive design techniques. Each section of the text includes opportunities to practice the material and assess increased knowledge after examining the topics.

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The Information Literacy User’s Guide

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Author(s): Authors: Deborah Bernnard, Greg Bobish, Jenna Hecker, Irina Holden, Allison Hosier, Trudi Jacobson, Tor Loney, and Daryl Bullis. Editors: Greg Bobish and Trudi Jacobson

Subject(s): Research and information: general, Library and information services

Last updated: 21/03/2022

Good researchers have a host of tools at their disposal that make navigating today’s complex information ecosystem much more manageable. Gaining the knowledge, abilities, and self-reflection necessary to be a good researcher helps not only in academic settings, but is invaluable in any career, and throughout one’s life. The Information Literacy User’s Guide will start you on this route to success.

The Information Literacy User’s Guide is based on two current models in information literacy: The 2011 version of The Seven Pillars Model, developed by the Society of College, National and University Libraries in the United Kingdom1 and the conception of information literacy as a metaliteracy, a model developed by one of this book’s authors in conjunction with Thomas Mackey, Dean of the Center for Distance Learning at SUNY Empire State College.2 These core foundations ensure that the material will be relevant to today’s students.

The Information Literacy User’s Guide introduces students to critical concepts of information literacy as defined for the information-infused and technology-rich environment in which they find themselves. This book helps students examine their roles as information creators and sharers and enables them to more effectively deploy related skills. This textbook includes relatable case studies and scenarios, many hands-on exercises, and interactive quizzes.

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Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations

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Author(s): Michelle Bonczek Evory

Subject(s): Poetry, Education, Creative writing and creative writing guides

Publisher: Open SUNY Textbooks

Last updated: 22/12/2021

Bonczek Evory approaches the act of writing poetry from a practitioner’s perspective and as an act of play. The text provides strategies and detailed practices that nurture and maintain creative states necessary for all stages of writing.

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The ELC: An Early Childhood Learning Community at Work

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Author(s): Heather Bridge, Lorraine Melita, Patricia Roiger

Subject(s): Early childhood care and education, Education: examinations and assessment

Publisher: Open SUNY Textbooks

Last updated: 02/12/2021

The ELC professional development model was designed to improve the quality of teacher candidates’ Practicum field placements and align teaching in field placements with Learning Standards used in the teacher education program.

Teams of four educators from varied settings worked in a Practicum placement setting for one semester to improve their teaching and align it with Learning Standards. An action research approach improved teaching challenges teams faced. Research articles were read to improve teams’ teaching challenges by implementing one agreed strategy. Teams video-recorded, assessed, and reflected on the impact of the strategy on their teaching, on teacher candidates’ learning and on children’s learning.

This text compiles six case studies from this model to illustrate how teaching challenges were improved. Appropriate for practiced educators as well as educators in training, this text provides a real world look into applying Learning Standards in early childhood classrooms.

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Microbiology: A Laboratory Experience

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Author(s): Holly Ahern

Subject(s): Microbiology (non-medical), Biology, life sciences

Publisher: Open SUNY Textbooks

Last updated: 02/12/2021

As a group of organisms that are too small to see and best known for being agents of disease and death, microbes are not always appreciated for the numerous supportive and positive contributions they make to the living world. Designed to support a course in microbiology, Microbiology: A Laboratory Experience permits a glimpse into both the good and the bad in the microscopic world. The laboratory experiences are designed to engage and support student interest in microbiology as a topic, field of study, and career.

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Foundations for Assisting in Home Care

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Subject(s): Medical profession

Publisher: Open SUNY Textbooks

Last updated: 02/12/2021

This course is intended as a self-study course for those interested in exploring a career as a Home Health Aide or Personal Care Aide. This Open Educational Resource (OER)  consists of 12 chapters which provide an overview of the responsibilities of the home health care worker. It includes the concepts and skills involved in working with patients with mental illness, developmental, and physical disabilities throughout the lifespan from infancy to death. Topics covered include nutrition, food planning, budgeting, safety, infection control, basic first aid skills, the use of proper body mechanics, and the provision of personal care. The text includes reading materials, interactive games, quizzes, and videos. This text will help introduce those interested in pursuing a career in the home health field to the basic knowledge and skill competencies required of a Home Health Aide and Personal Care Aide.