Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence

Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you find it useful and informative. If you have any comments or suggestions for the site, please drop us an email or stop by the Center when you are on our campus. Your feedback is welcome.

Mission

The mission of the Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence is to provide faculty with the instructional resources and support to explore and to implement innovative teaching practices. The Center provides consultation, programs, and training to support faculty in preparing our diverse student population to reach their academic goals.

The Center is a faculty-focused, collaborative endeavor that supports new methods of teaching and learning. These methods include creative approaches to faculty-student engagement, course design and implementation, and the seamless integration of technology into the academic environment.

History

Founded in 1989 under a Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant, the FRCAE funded projects that involved 250 faculty members. In 1993 when the grant ended, the College funded the Center and its present location is in the new Learning Commons D-106 Suite. The Center is staffed with a half-time Coordinator and a secretary. The Center’s Advisory Board has faculty members from each division and advises the Center staff on issues and activities.

What Is Zoom?

Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing platform that can be used for video conferencing meetings, audio conferencing, webinars, meeting recordings, and live chat. A “Zoom Meeting” simply refers to a meeting that’s hosted using Zoom, and attendees (students) can join the meeting in-person, via webcam or video conferencing camera, or via phone.

Zoom Audio and Recording Notice

If Zoom is used in this class it may be recorded for use by enrolled students, including those who are unable to attend live. Students who participate in any session with their camera engaged or utilize a profile image are consenting to have their video or image displayed/recorded. If you are unwilling to consent to have your profile or video image displayed/recorded, be sure to keep your camera off and do not use a profile image. Likewise, students who un-mute during class and participate orally are consenting to have their voices recorded. If you are not willing to consent to have your voice recorded during class, you will need to keep your mute button activated and communicate exclusively using the “chat” feature, which allows students to type questions and comments live.

Contact

Phone: 716-614-6790
Fax: 716-614-6828
Email: frcae@niagaracc.suny.edu
Location: D-106 Suite
Hours: M-F, 8:00am – 4:00pm