June 2013 – January 2014

Jun
20
Thu
Women in Cybersecurity: A Study of Career
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sharmistra Baghi-Sen and Hirano Shambhu Upadhyaya from SUNY Buffalo join Dr. Jane LeClair, dean of Excelsior College’s School of Business and Technology, for a discussion of their research paper “Women in Cybersecurity: A Study of Career. Advancement”.

Baghi-Sen and Upadhyaya’s paper is the first study of female cybersecurity professionals examining the “required skills, existing challenges, and the key success factors for women in the field.”

Register for Free: http://ecwomenintech7.eventbrite.com

Jul
4
Thu
Fall (1) 8-Week Term
Jul 4 – Oct 20 all-day
Fall (1) 8-Week Term
  • July 4: Registration Period Begins
  • August 23: Registration Period Ends
  • August 24: Late Registration Period Begins
  • August 26: Term Courses Begin
  • August 30: Late Registration Period Closes at noon
  • September 14: Registration for INL*102 closes
  • October 20: Term Courses End
Fall (2) 8-Week Term
Jul 4 – Dec 15 all-day
Fall (2) 8-Week Term
  • July 4: Registration Period Begins
  • October 18: Registration Period Ends
  • October 19: Late Registration Period Begins
  • October 21: Term Courses Begin
  • October 25: Late Registration Period Closes at noon
  • November 9: Registration for INL*102 closes
  • December 15: Term Courses End
Fall 15 – Week Term
Jul 4 – Dec 8 all-day
    • July 4:  Registration Period Begins
    • August 23: Registration Period Ends
    • August 24: Late Registration Period Begins
    • August 26: Term Courses Begin
    • August 30: Late Registration Period Closes at noon
    • December 8: Term Courses End

 

 

Fall Trimester > Financial Aid Calendar
Jul 4 – Dec 15 all-day

The following is a financial aid to do list with recommendations for the Fall Trimester

  • Submit Your FAFSA: We recommend you submit before July 4th for the Fall term – http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
  • Complete a Financial Aid Study Plan: Make sure you secure course approval from your academic advisor
  • Establish Veterans Educational Benefit Eligibility: If applicable check with Financial Aid 7 to 10 days after completion of your study plan and receiving course approval – www.gibill.va.gov
  • Check status of Financial Aid application: We recommend you check before the trimester begins using your MyExcelsior account
  • Check your scholarship status: Institutional Scholarships are awarded three times a year on the 30th of each month (September, January and May)
  • Complete MPN and entrance counseling: A scholarship review that should be completed as soon as awards are accepted and by disbursement
  • Request Book Voucher: Are provided once a student registers for courses and can be requested at vafa@excelsior.edu

 

 

Jul
13
Sat
Graduate Breakfast and Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

If you are attending Commencement, be sure to join the Alumni Advisory Board for breakfast and the annual meeting.
Registration Required at www.excelsior.edu/commencement.

Jul
21
Sun
High Impact Technology Exchange Conference
Jul 21 – Jul 24 all-day

Excelsior College’s Outreach & Access office will be on the road to exhibit at 2013 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference.  HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Charged with Educating America’s Technical Workforce, the event focuses on the preparation needed by the existing and future workforce for companies in the high-tech sectors that drive our nation’s economy.

 

 

Aug
7
Wed
Transfer Options for Completing a Bachelor’s at Excelsior webinar
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Transfer Options for Completing a Bachelor's at Excelsior webinar @ Online

Do you have questions about Excelsior College? Are you thinking about enrolling at Excelsior but are unsure about how the process works? If so, join Andi Overton, Director of Excelsior’s D.C. Center, as she provides an overview of Excelsior College and our flexible and affordable degree completion options.

Sep
4
Wed
Options for Completing a Bachelor’s Degree at Excelsior College
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Do you have questions about Excelsior College? Are you thinking about enrolling at Excelsior but are unsure about how the process works? If so, join our webinar for an overview of Excelsior College, Excelsior’s degree programs and our flexible and affordable degree completion options.

Sep
10
Tue
Excelsior Partnership Forum
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Excelsior College’s academic partners discuss a variety of topics including current trends in working with transfer students, as well as how to best support Veteran students.  Additionally, Excelsior’s flexible and affordable degree completion options will be discussed as a means to facilitate bachelors degree completion.

Download Agenda.

Watch the Livestream to join us from a distance.

Sep
18
Wed
Excelsior College Webinar Series for Veterans: How to Improve Your Writing
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Excelsior College Webinar Series for Veterans: How to Improve Your Writing

Many veterans returning to school do not possess college-level writing skills, which can make earning their degree even more of a challenge. In this informational webinar, Excelsior College writing experts will explore how veterans can overcome the most common writing struggles and outline resources and services available to both the general public and Excelsior students to help veterans sharpen their skills and find success in college.

In particular, this webinar will address, a number of key areas including:

  1. Generating topic ideas both with and without research
  2. Developing a thesis and/or focus
  3. Essay Organization
  4. Integrating and citing source material
  5. Using appropriate language and formal tone
  6. Effective revising and editing habits (and knowing the difference)

In addition, Excelsior experts will outline educational writing resources freely available to the general public, including Grammarly and both the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL) and the ESL Writing Online Workshop (ESL-WOW) as well as Smarthinking, which is open to Excelsior students.

 

Resumes: How to Create a Winning Performance Document
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Resumes: How to Create a Winning Performance Document @ Online

A results-based resume will be your most effective tool in making a positive first impression.

Employers predict future success through past performance. Yet most resumes read like job descriptions, and don’t clearly express the value someone can bring to a position and employer.

Join Ed Hallenbeck, Career Consultant for Excelsior College, for an interesting, interactive discussion about how to transform your most important marketing tool from a job description into a persuasive performance document.

Registration Required

Sep
19
Thu
What the Heck is a MOOC and Should We Shoot it?
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

There is a growing trend toward using Open Education Resources and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to provide education and training. Learn how some organizations are using these free resources to expand offerings to their students. In this interactive session we will discuss different forms of OER and MOOC, the debate on whether to give credit for MOOCs, how some institutions are using OER and MOOCs and you can assess this type of learning for credit.

Register: http://ccbamooc.eventbrite.com/

Oct
1
Tue
Quality Matters annual conference
Oct 1 – Oct 4 all-day

Preparing for the Next Version of the QM Rubric: A Look at the Most Recent Original Research. Co-presenter: Joan Mikalson, associate provost of student and faculty service, Excelsior College. The Quality Matters (QM) Research Colleagues have been following the most recent research that potentially impacts the QM standards. They will lead an interactive session revealing the most recent research (2010 to date) that might impact the next edition of the QM Rubric. A breakout session will allow small group questions from participants. A concluding general session will outline talking points about the most recent educational research.

Get Rid of the Gray! Make Accessibility More Black and White! Presenter: Erin Blauvelt, instructional designer, Excelsior College. Despite the laws, publications, trainings, and standards for accessibility, the technical details still remain a “gray” topic. How do you improve your courses for accessibility? This presentation will include some of the tricky technical information about accessibility requirements (Standards 8.3 and 8.4) Excelsior College has encountered during our 3-year project to make all our online courses accessible and strategies that we have used to make the conversion as painless as possible.

Quality Matters – 5th Annual List of Presentations

Oct
2
Wed
Options for Completing a Bachelor’s Degree at Excelsior College
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Do you have questions about Excelsior College? Are you thinking about enrolling at Excelsior but are unsure about how the process works? If so, join our webinar for an overview of Excelsior College, Excelsior’s degree programs and our flexible and affordable degree completion options.

 

Oct
16
Wed
SUNY Ulster’s 50th Anniversary: “Celebrating the Past. Shaping the Future.”
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As part of Ulster County Community College’s 50th Anniversary celebration, Dr. Murray Block, Chief of Staff at Excelsior College, will present on the history and impetus for the creation of community colleges in New York State.

Dr. Block’s higher education career, which has consistently focused on nontraditional learners, dates to 1947 when he began work as an instructor of accounting and business at New York City Community College. His career progressed ever upward as he became dean of the community college and later was named acting president. He was adjunct professor of Higher Education at New York University, and later president of the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He served 13 years as deputy to the chancellor for campus liaison for the State University of New York, retiring in 1993 – only to accept a series of higher education consultancies and interim positions at community colleges around the state of New York.

In addition to his expertise on New York State’s higher education system, its community college system, and higher education policy issues, Dr. Block is lifelong learner and world traveler, who has visited some 200 countries on seven continents in his eight decades. He is a passionate advocate for adult learners whose career has spanned six decades.

Oct
18
Fri
Complete a Nuclear Engineering Degree at Excelsior
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in a degree or obtaining additional career development opportunities in Nuclear Engineering? Our Nuclear Engineering webinar offers you a great opportunity to learning more about our program offerings from our subject matter experts. Adrian Skinner, Program Director of Technology, will provide information about related courses and offerings and Andre Adams, Partnership Development Specialist, will share information about our partnership program and how it can help you earn your degree.

Register: https://ecnuclearengineering.eventbrite.com/

Oct
21
Mon
Writing LinkedIn Profiles: Strengthening Your Online Professional Presence
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Writing LinkedIn Profiles: Strengthening Your Online Professional Presence @ Online

LinkedIn is the largest professional network on the Internet, and a survey of over 35,000 recruiters revealed the following:

  • 98% use LinkedIn to find talent for their companies
  • Almost 50% use it exclusively when searching for new employees

Join Ed Hallenbeck, Career Consultant for Excelsior College, for an informative and engaging chat on how to improve your presence and increase your chances of being noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn.

Registration Required

Oct
29
Tue
Veteran Experience at Excelsior College: Your Seamless Transfer
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Would you like to build upon your current knowledge and skills and begin down a new career path through educational opportunities that fit your lifestyle? Our Veteran Experience webinar will provide you with information you need to make an educated decision about your degree and career options. Judy Reed, Director of Veterans Services and Outreach, will provide for you the various choice and resources Excelsior has to offer you and Victoria Pridemore, Military Admissions Counselor, will provide you with information about our partnership programs and what that means fro you.

Register: https://ecveteranexperience.eventbrite.com/

Oct
30
Wed
Binghamton Alumni Event
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a free hors d’oeuvres reception at the Lost Dog Café where you can network with Excelsior graduates and students. Online registration required by October 20 (www.excelsior.edu/alumnieventreg). If you would like to bring one guest, please email their name to alumni@excelsior.edu after you register. Questions? 888-647-2388, ext. 145.
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Nov
4
Mon
UAlbany Emeritus Center Series on Online Education
Nov 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Should you receive credits for your online course? That’s a hot topic and responses vary. Do objective criteria for making such a decision exist? Both the NCCRS (National College Credit Recommendation Service) and the CEM (Center for Educational Measurement at Excelsior College) think so. Although recommendations made by those organizations have a national impact, both happen to be located in Albany, New York. NCCRS was created by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, and CEM is a unit of Excelsior College.

Nov
6
Wed
Options for Completing a Bachelor’s Degree at Excelsior College
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Do you have questions about Excelsior College? Are you thinking about enrolling at Excelsior but are unsure about how the process works? If so, join our webinar for an overview of Excelsior College, Excelsior’s degree programs and our flexible and affordable degree completion options.

 

Nov
12
Tue
Master’s Degree Options for Excelsior College Partners: The Next Step
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in pursuing your Master’s Degree and receiving flexible and affordable options for completing your degree? Our Master’s Degree Options for Excelsior College Partners webinar will provide you with information about our degree offerings and resources to assist you with obtaining your educational goals. Lisa LaVigna, Executive Director in Outreach and Access and David Roberts, Interim Director of the DC Center, will provide you with the details about our partnership programs and how they can assist you achieve your goals.

Register:

 

Nov
13
Wed
Alumni Event
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join your fellow alumni and students for an evening of networking and fun! CSM Richard Hernandez, U.S. Army (Ret), BSL ’06 will host this hors d’oeuvres reception where graduates can share their Excelsior stories.

Registration Required
This event is free of charge, but space is limited.

RSVP online by Thursday, November 7.

If you would like to bring one guest, please email the name to alumni@excelsior.edu after you register to let us know.

Questions? Call (888) 647-2388 ext. 145.

Nov
14
Thu
TEDx Albany
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Google GLASS Explorer, Michele Dutcher of Excelsior College, will discuss the varied reactions to this technology ranging from Orwellian fear to Matrixesque blind acceptance. A variety of reactions will be cited. I will examine the psychology behind these reactions to technology (historically and presently) and aim to initiate a culture-wide discussion on being human AND technologically-advanced.

Questions that may be explored: Does advancing surgical capabilities with GLASS mean conceding to a Dalek-like existence? How is it that in our culture GLASS is simultaneously feared for becoming the gateway to a future of GLASS-wearing human simulators while held to a higher beta stage standard for capabilities? What is the current public comfort level with wearable technology and how does that compare to the onset of past examples (air travel, industrial revolution, etc).

More information at TEDx Albany.

Nov
18
Mon
Answers on the Spot! Responding to Common and Difficult Interview Questions
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Answers on the Spot! Responding to Common and Difficult Interview Questions @ Online

You received a call for an interview. There’s an initial sense of excitement, but now what? What questions will be asked? What kind of answers is the interviewer looking for? How do you respond in a way that shows them you are uniquely qualified for the position?

Join Ed Hallenbeck, Career Consultant for Excelsior College, to learn now to answer common and difficult interview questions with poise and confidence.

Registration Required

Dec
4
Wed
Options for Completing a Bachelor’s Degree at Excelsior College
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Do you have questions about Excelsior College? Are you thinking about enrolling at Excelsior but are unsure about how the process works? If so, join our webinar for an overview of Excelsior College, Excelsior’s degree programs and our flexible and affordable degree completion options.

 

Dec
11
Wed
You’re Back – What’s Next? Veteran Webinar: Get LinkedIn to Your Career Network
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

REGISTER. 

LinkedIn, the social network for “professionals”, now has more than 200 million users. But how can returning veterans use the site to network, find new opportunities, and advance in their career? Join Excelsior College’s Center for Military Education to learn how to:

  • Develop a LinkedIn profile page that is professional, eye-catching and optimized to be found by employers looking for veterans with your skills and experience.
  • Join professional groups that can connect you to industry, help you build relationships, demonstrate your expertise and stay current.
  • Create a “brand” that will highlight your professional achievements and tell your story.
  • Search and find jobs that interest you!

The presentation will be led by Excelsior College’s Maribeth Gunner, Director of Career Services, and Peter Del Monico, Career Services Coordinator.

Dec
12
Thu
A Human Services Degree at Excelsior College: Is it for you?
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in a degree or obtaining career development in Human Services? Our Human Services webinar will offer you an opportunity to learn about one of our newest degree offerings and how it will assist you reach your career goals. A School of Liberal Arts representative and Heather Rooney, Partnership Development Specialist, will provide you with information about our degree offerings, resources and our partnership programs and how they will assist you in achieving your educational goals.

Register: https://echumanservices.eventbrite.com/

Jan
7
Tue
Financial Aid: How it Works webinar
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you looking to further your education and interested in receiving information on the Financial Aid benefits that might be available to you?
Please join us for our upcoming webinar “Financial Aid: How It Works” which will offer you the opportunity to learn more about the financial aid process, the benefits available to both undergraduate and graduate students and how it applies directly to an education with Excelsior College. Tom Dalton, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, will provide for you more detailed information about the world of financial aid and what it means for you.

Register.