Empire State College Magazines and Journals


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Connections tells the stories of the college’s remarkable alumni and students. This SUNY Empire State College magazine reports on timely, relevant higher education issues that impact us and our colleagues, students and alumni from other institutions of higher education.

Regular features include updates on alumni, a portfolio of their artistic and literary accomplishments, a profile of a member of the faculty and a roundup of news from around the college.

Connections features and archived issues.

Labor Writes

Labor Writes 2016 Cover

Both union locals require and pay for apprentices to earn an associate degree through the college in order to prepare them for participation in the many facets of organized labor and construction trades.

As stated in the introduction of the first edition, “Labor Writes is intended as a vehicle for the expression of the hopes of some of the movement’s newest members. Labor Writes also aspires and empowers.”

The publication showcases the experience and ability of apprentices in these fields. More importantly, these publications serve to tell labor’s story to a wider audience through the students.

Labor Writes 2016 (PDF  793kB)

Metropolitan Review

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The Metropolitan Review is a collegewide journal for student writing and artwork that is published each fall.

The submission period is open from Oct. 1 to Jan. 15, each year.

Submissions should be sent to Karyn.Pilgrim@esc.edu with the subject header "Submission MR".

Metropolitan Review 2015 pdf (PDF  3,082kB)

All About Mentoring

A biannual publication of SUNY Empire State College, All About Mentoring provides opportunities for colleagues from across the college to share scholarly activities, to reflect on ideas and practices about teaching, learning and mentoring, and, prompted by essays, visual art, poetry, and reviews from in and outside of the college, to think about a range of issues, questions and experiences relevant to our common work.

All About Mentoring Issue 50 Spring 2017 (PDF  1,719kB)

Explorations in Adult Higher Education: An Occasional Paper Series

The college's occasional paper series brings together the ideas, voices and multiple perspectives of those engaged in thinking about adult higher education today. The goal is to critically examine our theories and practices, to provoke dialogue, and to imagine new possibilities of teaching and learning.

Revisiting Boyer: Exploring the Scholarly Work of Empire State College Faculty

Known to the college community informally as the Boyer Journal, Revisiting Boyer: Exploring the Scholarly Work of Empire State College Faculty, explores four “pillars” of scholarship as articulated by former United States Commission of Education and SUNY Chancellor Ernest L. Boyer: discovery, integration, application and teaching.

The college unveiled this special scholarly journal at its 2011 All College Conference in Saratoga Springs as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

Boyer was a driving force behind the creation of the college in 1971 during his tenure as SUNY chancellor.

PLA Inside Out: An International Journal on Theory, Research and Practice in Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment Inside Out

PLA Inside Out: An International Journal on Theory, Research and Practice in Prior Learning Assessment (PLAIO) is the first scholarly online journal entirely devoted to the recognition and assessment of prior experiential learning, edited by Nan Travers, director of the Center for Leadership in Credentialing Learning (CL2), and Alan Mandell, college professor of adult learning and mentoring at SUNY Empire State College. Karen LaBarge, senior staff assistant for faculty development at SUNY Empire State College, is the associate editor.

The goal of this electronic publication is to help anchor prior learning assessment (PLA) work as central to thinking about teaching and learning, to support and recognize scholarly work in the field of prior learning assessment, to provoke new ideas and experiences in PLA practices, to provide a central repository for PLA-relevant resources, and to place PLA work in an historical context.

Prior learning assessment is known throughout the world by many different names: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Assessment of Prior Learning (APL), Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL), Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Prior Learning Assessment and Articulation (PLAA), to name a few. The goal of PLAIO is to address all forms of recognizing, articulating and assessing prior college-level learning, regardless of its name or its country of origin.

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