Center for Advancement of Technology in Education (CATE)
Old Main, Room 122
Scott Anderson (Director)
Mission of the Center
The mission of the Center for Advancement of Technology in Education (CATE) is to promote and facilitate the integration of technology into the curriculum and to educate faculty and students in the theory and practice of current and emerging instructional technologies.
Functions of the Center
- To serve as a faculty advocate and spokesperson for campus-wide information and technology initiatives.
- To recommend priorities to the College with respect to technology and the College mission.
- To assess information and technology needs of academic departments and make recommendations.
- To promote discussion among faculty and professional staff regarding technology needs.
- To promote discussion among faculty regarding standards for information and computer literacy.
- To promote technology-related internships for SUNY Cortland undergraduates.
- To participate in planning campus-wide information and technology professional development opportunities.
SUNY Cortland offers an interdisciplinary minor in computer applications for students to develop skills and knowledge useful in professional development and the workplace. The minor is designed to complement any academic major and focuses on the development of technology applications within various academic disciplines. Students completing the minor will have been exposed to a variety of computers and software applications as tools in a variety of “real world” environments and will have had experiences in solving problems in their respective disciplines.
James M. Clark Center for International Education
Miller Building, Room B-16
Carol Van Der Karr (Acting Director)
Mission of the Center
The mission of the James M. Clark Center for International Education is to provide the primary locus for implementation of internationalization at SUNY Cortland. It offers an integrated framework for coordinating and facilitating Cortland’s international activities, programs, projects, dialogues and initiatives.
The Clark Center fosters cross-cultural understanding and global awareness through study abroad and exchange opportunities for students, faculty and staff at SUNY Cortland and by providing support services for international students and faculty coming to Cortland. The center strives to be accessible to the greatest number of students and faculty while maintaining high-quality programs that are affordable.
Functions of the Center
- Help develop and enhance the College’s existing curricular offerings and programs with an international focus.
- Provide best-practice risk management for Cortland programs.
- Maintain best practices for the organization and management of international programs and international student support.
- Work closely with the College's Study Abroad Program, the International Studies Program, the Modern Languages Department, the Project for Eastern and Central Europe, the Trans-Africa Project and other departments and groups that promote the College's international mission.
- Develop new international programs for the College and funding proposals for that purpose.
- Work with faculty and staff to encourage and facilitate faculty and staff exchanges, visiting international faculty and research, teaching and service abroad by SUNY Cortland faculty.
- Work with individual faculty on international program development and management.
- Work with the Admissions Office and the Enrollment Management Office to attract and retain students involved in the College's international course offerings and programs.
- Assist the International Student Association and aid the international student advisor and the director of Whitaker Hall in enriching the educational experience of the College's international students.
- Initiate, promote and coordinate international events and activities of interest to the campus as well as to Cortland and the surrounding community.
- Engage with the whole Cortland campus, the broader community, the SUNY system and other outside bodies to further internationalize the campus and provide support for international academic initiatives.
- Work with the Office of International Programs at SUNY System Administration.
The James M. Clark Center for International Education administers the College's many opportunities for study abroad. Please refer to the Study Abroad/International Programs section of the catalog for more information.
International Student and Scholar Services
The James M. Clark Center for International Education provides support to all incoming international students, scholars and staff. Please refer to the Study Abroad/International Programs section of the catalog for more information.
The International Studies Program
The International Studies Program is an interdisciplinary major in which students study the modern world as a whole rather than any one country or society within it. The program has special appeal for students interested in foreign languages, study abroad and global studies. For more information on the International Studies Program, visit the website at www.cortland.edu/istudies/.
Modern Languages Department
This department offers opportunities for the study of foreign languages, foreign literatures and foreign cultures. Liberal arts majors in French, Spanish, and Teaching English as a Second Language are administered through this department; minors in French and Spanish are also offered. Students who incorporate education courses into their programs may qualify for professional certification as teachers in Adolescence French, Adolescence Spanish, and a combined program in both Adolescence French and Spanish. The department also offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, German and Italian and participates in interdisciplinary programs in cinema study and international study. For more information on the Modern Languages Department, visit the website at www.cortland.edu/mdl/.
The Project for Eastern and Central Europe (PECE)
The Project for Eastern and Central Europe fosters and develops affiliations and working relationships between SUNY Cortland and universities in Eastern and Central Europe. PECE sponsors conferences for this purpose as well as student and faculty exchanges. PECE is dedicated to fostering shared knowledge, cooperation and mutual understanding among the peoples of Eastern and Central Europe and those in the United States.
The Trans-Africa Project
The Trans-Africa Project (TAP) fosters and develops affiliations and working relationships between SUNY Cortland and universities in Africa. TAP sponsors conferences for this purpose as well as student and faculty exchanges. TAP is dedicated to fostering shared knowledge, intellectual and cultural cooperation and mutual understanding among the peoples of Africa and those in the United States and the African Diaspora.
Residential Services: Whitaker Hall
Whitaker Hall is a student residence hall containing a number of designated single and double rooms, many with a private bath. Whitaker Hall has a decidedly international atmosphere. Students from around the world live in Whitaker with American students. Preference is given to Cortland students who would like to live with a roommate from another country. World culture nights and evenings of global awareness featuring talks, games, music and food are a regular part of Whitaker's special programming. Through its satellite system, residents can view television programming from around the world.
Global Ambassadors (International Student Organization)
Open to all Cortland students, the purpose of the Global Ambassadors is to provide a link between American students and those from other countries. Travel, activities and programs sponsored by the club foster an atmosphere in which students from other countries can learn about American life and culture while American students learn about the life and culture of the other countries. For more information on the Global Ambassadors Club, visit the website at www.cortland.edu/ga/.
Ex Officio Members
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences or designee
Dean of the School of Education or designee
Dean of the School of Professional Studies or designee
Other Participating Units
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Committee
Sport Management Department
Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies
Old Main, Room 122
Mechthild Nagel (Director)
Mission of the Center
The mission of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS) is to foster and develop equity and respect for social, racial, ethnic, cultural, economic, sexual orientation, gender, and environmental justice and diversity within the campus and larger community. The Center educates about systems of oppression and discrimination, and strives to enable mutual respect and understanding of cultures and underrepresented groups. The Center focuses on the development of diversity across the curriculum, the promotion of research, the facilitation of student and faculty development, and the recommendation of policy.
Functions of the Center
- Support and invigorate interdisciplinary minors in Asian/Middle Eastern Studies, Disability Studies, Jewish Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, Native American Studies and Women's Studies and courses addressing lesbian, gay and trans-gender issues.
- Africana studies is an autonomous multidisciplinary department that has a functional relationship to the center by promoting intercultural and gender studies through its curriculum, majors, minors and co-curricular activities.
- Foster and support scholarship, research and publications that promote campus cultural diversity.
- Promote and support scholarship and research on diversity, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion and age.
- Work in tandem with the Multicultural Council, Affirmative Action Committee and the Multicultural Life Office to build a multicultural campus and improve the climate for diverse populations.
- Work with academic departments as well as the Research and Sponsored Programs Office and the Faculty Development Center to promote cultural competence scholarship and research.
- Organize scholarly conferences on issues of social and environmental justice.
- Provide support for the Summer Institute for Infusing Diversity into the Curriculum.
Constituent Groups and Programs
The African American Studies majors and minor are administered by the Africana Studies Department .
Asian/Middle Eastern Studies
The Asian/Middle Eastern studies minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to serve the needs of students majoring in any subject area who desire more knowledge regarding Asia, Middle Eastern and Asian American concerns. Administration of the Asian/Middle Eastern Studies Program and advisement of its students are provided by the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Committee, a subcommittee of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies. For additional information go to Asian/Middle Eastern Studies Interdisciplinary Minor .
The Jewish Studies Program explores the cultural, historical and religious experiences of the Jewish people from their beginnings to the present. Administration of the Jewish Studies Program and advisement of its students are provided by the Jewish Studies Committee, a subcommittee of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies. For additional information go to Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Minor .
Latino and Latin American Studies
Latino and Latin American Studies offers a minor designed to complement many academic majors. Students choosing the minor will study the history and cultural production of Latin Americans from the perspective of several disciplines. Administration of the Latino and Latin American Studies Program and advisement of its students are provided by the Latino and Latin American Studies Committee, a subcommittee of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies. For additional information go to Latino and Latin American Studies Interdisciplinary Minor .
Native American Studies
The most recent interdisciplinary and multicultural studies program to be developed at SUNY Cortland, Native American Studies offers a minor designed to complement many academic majors. Students choosing this minor will study Native American cultures from the perspectives offered by several disciplines. Administration of the Native American Studies Program and advisement of its students are provided by the coordinator and the Native American Concerns Committee, a subcommittee of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies. For additional information go to Native American Studies Interdisciplinary Program .
The study of women, their challenges and their experiences was introduced in 1988 to the SUNY Cortland curriculum. With interdisciplinary courses in such areas as Africana studies, English, health and sociology, the women’s studies minor is designed to complement all academic majors. Administration of the Women’s Studies Program and advisement of its students are provided by the Women’s Studies Committee, a subcommittee of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies. For additional information go to Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Minor .