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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Faculty Development Seminars 2015-2016



Last updated on 4/25/2016

Support for many of these seminars is provided in part by the Baruch College Fund. Also see the archived series for 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015.   For Research Without Borders (presentations about their research by members of the Baruch faculty and invited guests), go here.

Please feel free to send ideas for seminars to
Associate Provost Dennis Slavin.

 

 

 

SEMINARS IN SPRING 2016

June 2016

Friday,  June 17
Center for Teaching and Learning Summer Workshop for Adjunct

The Center for Teaching and Learning will be conducting a teaching workshop for adjunct faculty members and graduate teaching fellows who teach (or plan to teach) at Baruch College. You are invited to apply for the workshop, which includes a series of panel discussions, talks, and collaborative activities designed to introduce various pedagogical opportunities and support. Upon completion of the workshop, participating faculty will be paid for seven hours at the Non-Teaching Adjunct rate.* Lunch will also be provided. This workshop is open to all Baruch adjunct faculty members and graduate teaching fellows in all departments. 

To apply to participate in this workshop, adjunct faculty members should submit the following via this qualtrics survey (https://goo.gl/kVvs92) 

  • Your name, email, department, and the course(s) that you are planning to teach for the Fall 2016 semester
  • A statement of about 250 words detailing some of the common challenges faced in the classroom and the kind of support that might best help you
  • A copy of the syllabus for one or more courses you would be teaching in the fall and any other relevant material

 

May 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, NVC 14-285
Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop: Active learning with teaching technology

What kind of in-class work would increase student engagement in my course? How can I flip my classroom to promote student discussion in class? How can technology promote active learning? The active learning and teaching with technology workshop addresses these questions and introduces technologies that enable classroom responses and collaboration.

Please RSVP  (http://bit.ly/1S0Zc6B)

Thursday, May 5, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, NVC 6-145
Advanced Blackboard Workshop
This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff. Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing tool (along the lines of GoToMeeting, Webex or Skype) that uses video and audio for synchronous, i.e., live, educational activities over the web. These activities might be online lectures, live online discussions with students, virtual office hours, or student peer-to-peer group work.This workshop will cover topics such as:

  • Introduction to Participants Panels
  • Using the Video and Audio
  • Recording the Session
  • Loading and Presenting a PowerPoint File
  • Working with the Whiteboard
  • Using Chat messages
  • Sharing Applications and Web Pages

For a complete description of this workshop and/or register, please click here.

Monday, May 9, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, NVC 6-145
Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop: Using Blogs@Baruch

What are alternative online platforms that could help facilitate my course? How can I create my course website outside of blackboard? Is there a tool that allows students to read each other's’ work and discuss online? If you have asked these questions, the workshop on Blogs@Baruch would be of interest to you.

Please RSVP  (http://bit.ly/1S0Zc6B)

Monday, May 16, 11:45 AM-3:00 PM, 151 E.25th Street, H-750
Minimizing Unconsious Bias: A workshop by Dr. Robin Chapman

Unconscious biases are a fact of life. Everyone harbors them and takes them into the workplace. They include prejudices we have but are unaware of, and mental shortcuts based on social norms and stereotypes. Biases can be based on skin color, gender, age, height, weight, introversion versus extroversion, marital and parental status, disability status (for example, the use of a wheelchair or a cane), foreign accents, where someone went to college, and more. If you can name it, there is probably an unconscious bias for it. These biases cause us to make decisions in favor of one group to the detriment of others and naturally creep into the workplace ( UNC Executive Development 2015).

The learning objectives of Dr. Chapman’s presentation are (i) gaining an understanding of unconscious bias, (ii) triggers for bias filtering, and (iii) how to monitor and plan for actions to minimize the negative impact of bias errors.

To RSVP click here, and for more information, contact the event sponsor, the Office of Diversity, Compliance, and Equity Initiatives, or call 646-312-4540. 

Thursday, May 19, 12:45 PM-5:00 PM, Vertical Campus and Library
Creative Inquiry Day

Celebrate undergraduate research and creative endeavors at Baruch! Students are encouraged to showcase their independent projects, such as an Honors Thesis, independent study, creative arts pieces, or service learning outcomes. Students sign up online to present their poster or project, listing a supervising faculty member (Deadline: April 15th.)  Baruch prints the student posters for student pick up on the day of the event. 

Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories including Business, Humanities, Natural Science, Psychology, Public Affairs and Social Science. For further information, see the Creative Inquiry webpage. To discuss creating a class assignment for submission to Creative Inquiry Day (group projects or individual) contact Prof. Nancy Aries or Jody Clark Vaisman.

 

April 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 12:30-2:45 PM, 151 E. 25th Street, rm. H-763
Third Year Faculty Seminar: Review of Personal Statements

This academic year, the Office of the Provost will launch a 3-meeting seminar that is designed to prepare you for this year’s third-year dean’s review and for reappointments leading up to tenure and promotion.  Associate Provosts Dennis Slavin and Erec Koch will lead the third and last seminar, which we will focus on personal statements. This event is open to third year faculty only.  A light lunch will be served.

RSVP to: Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu.

Wednesday, April 6, 2:30 PM-3:30 PM, NVC 14-267
Assessment Forum: Using Assessment Results

What can you do with assessment data once they’ve been collected? How can you make sure that your curriculum aligns with your learning goals? In this assessment forum, we will review Zicklin best practices for formulating assessment based strategies for improving student outcomes and assessment practices and for aligning curricula with learning goals. We will focus on providing an understanding of the best ways to leverage previously gathered data into curricular improvement. Light refreshments will be served.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify steps that foster discussion of results and aid in decision-making;
  • Evaluate how outcomes align with program goals;
  • Describe ways results of assessment can be used to improve curriculum or assessment practices;  and
  • Describe Baruch’s expectations for departmental assessments.

 

PleaseRSVPto:Joseph.Bendana@baruch.cuny.edu

Tuesday, April 19, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, NVC 6-145
Center for Teaching and Learning Workshop: Video Annotations

How can my students create and upload videos to share with me and my class? How can we annotate such videos and create a more interactive discussion? If you are interested in these, this video annotations workshop would help you explore our home-grown tool called VOCAT.

Please RSVP  (http://bit.ly/1S0Zc6B)

Thursday, April 28, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, NVC 6-145
Advanced Blackboard Workshop
This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff who have prior experience Blackboard but would like to explore Blackboards features (especially Assignment Objects and Grade Center) in more depth, including:

  • Adding Columns in Grade Center
  • Rearranging Grade Center Columns
  • Working with Weighted Totals
  • Setting up an Assignment Object for students to submit papers to Blackboard

 

For a complete description of this workshop and/or register, please click here.


March 2016

Thursday, March 3, 12:45 PM, rm. NVC 6-210
Learning by Playing: Baruch's Financial Engineering Team
In November 2015, teams from Baruch College took 2nd and 5th place in the eighth annual Traders@MIT Fall Intercollegiate Trading Competition, besting teams from Dartmouth, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, UChicago, and other elite schools. The outcome came as no surprise; Baruch's Financial Engineering program has recently been ranked #2 in the nation. Profs. Dan Stefanica and Jarrod Pickens, of Baruch's Masters in Financial Engineering program, and Aleksandra Mikhaylova, Anik Roy, Bell Chen, and Raymond Wong, from the winning teams, discuss the maximum yields to be gained by taking students out of the classroom and into intercollegiate competition.

Lunch will be served and seating is limited so please RSVP to researchandengagement@gmail.com

Friday, March 11, 9:00 AM-3:15 PM, John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street
Research in the Classroom
The CUNY Office of Research will be holding a Research in the Classroom workshop for CUNY faculty. The workshop will feature a platform presentation by Professor David Lopatto, a nationally recognized expert in assessing the impact of undergraduate research both inside the classroom and in the laboratory. Short platform presentations by CUNY faculty will be followed by a poster session and breakout sessions in the afternoon.  We will also announce a new CUNY-funded Research in the Classroom Idea grant program at the workshop. The workshop is free to attend and includes lunch.  Please register for the workshop here: http://www.cuny.edu/research/faculty-resources/internal-funding-programs/Research-in-the-Classroom-Idea-Grant.html

Please email any questions to avrom.caplan@cuny.edu

Tuesday, March 15, 12:30-2:45 PM, 135 E. 22nd Street, rm. 301
Third Year Faculty Seminar: Devising a Research Plan and Crafting Your Personal

This academic year, the Office of the Provost will launch a 3-meeting seminar that is designed to prepare you for this year’s third-year dean’s review and for reappointments leading up to tenure and promotion.  Associate Provosts Dennis Slavin and Erec Koch will lead the second seminar, which will address devising a research plan and crafting your personal statement. This event is open to third year faculty only.  A light lunch will be served.

RSVP to: Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu.

Thursday, March 24, 12:45 PM, rm. NVC 6-210
Storytelling In and Out of the Classroom: Baruch's Dreamer Diplomats
The Dream Team is a student club that supports immigration reform. Many of its members have personal experience of undocumented status. Under the guidance of academic advisors Adam Joncich and Kaitlin Montijo, the Dream Team's Dreamer Diplomats have been working with a storytelling coach in a two-semester program that offers undocumented transfers and freshmen an opportunity to bond through intensive personal storytelling and listening training. The students then apply those skills to engage other undocumented students looking to transfer to Baruch College from other two-year CUNY schools. At the next Faculty Lunch Seminar, Joncich and Montijo will discuss that experience with trained Dreamer Diplomats Luis Aquino and Gaby Cervantes, and analyze the usefulness of storytelling within the curriculum, as well. 

Lunch will be served and seating is limited so please RSVP to researchandengagement@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 24, 12:45 PM-2:15, Engleman Recital Hall
Film screening: Most Likely to Succeed
The Writing Center, along with the Bernard L. Schwartz Comminucation Institute, invites you to a film screening and conversation that builds on the many imaginative teaching and learning initiatives across Baruchincluding (but certainly not limited to) Creative Inquiry Day, the Inquiry Scholars Program, the Honors Thesis Program, recent investigations in Weissman into High Impact Practices, Makerspaces at the Field Center, and last May's Symposium on Design Thinking. You can view the trailer for the film here. A follow up conversation will take place on Friday, April 1 in room J-323. Lunch will be served at the Friday event.

Please RSVP to paul.hiller@baruch.cuny.edu

 

February 2016

Thursday, February 18, 12:30-2:30 PM, NVC 14-269
New Faculty Orientation: Reappointment, tenure, promotion, and certification processes

Associate Provosts Erec Koch and Dennis Slavin will lead the final new faculty seminar of the academic year.  The session will be dedicated to reappointment, tenure, promotion, and certification processes. This event is open to first year faculty only.  A light lunch will be served.

Please RSVP to: Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu

 

SEMINARS IN FALL 2015

December 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 12:00-2:00 PM, room TBA
Workshop on Watson Analytics
In this workshop jointly sponsered by SPA and the CTL, a represenative from IBM will show how Watson Analytics can be used for working with large structured datasets. Watson Analytics is an all-in-one tool, unlike anything out of the Academic marketplace.  While it is not intended to replace deep traditional analytical tools taught in schools like SPSS or SAS, it's a good way to introduce predictive analytics to students and non-analyst type students. It puts analytical skills in the hands of students beyond the traditional analytical degree programs.  

Space for this event in limited to 25 guests.  For more information or to register, email Jonelle Griffen at jonelle.griffen@baruch.cuny.edu or call extension 6702.

 

November 2015

Monday, November 9-Sunday, November 22
P
reparation for Teaching Online: A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty
This two-week, asynchronous, instructor-facilitated workshop is designed to prepare CUNY faculty for teaching online and/or hybrid classes. Theworkshop models effective design and facilitation skills and addresses design issues, pedagogical approaches to teaching online and hybrid courses, as well as organization and management of an online class. It also provides an opportunity for faculty to become more familiar with the environment of the Blackboard LMS from both a student and instructor perspective. The total time on task is estimated at an average of 10 hours for participants. There are no face-to-face meetings required.                

For more information or to register, visit http://cunyonline.commons.gc.cuny.edu/.

Thursday, November 19, 12:45 PM, room NVC 6-210
The Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project-Faculty Lunch Seminar
Inaugurated in 2010 under the guidance of School of Public Affairs Prof. Stan Altman,  the Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project has compellingly demonstrated the effectiveness of college/cultural institution partnerships. Faculty have accessed innovation grants that enabled them to integrate the arts in more than 50 courses across 13 disciplines, and the Project has now become a model for a citywide cultural network between CUNY and major NYC cultural institutions.

Over lunch, Prof. Altman, Baruch Student Larissa Ho, and Rubin Museum representative Tashi Chodrom will offer insight into how faculty and students can join in the Rubin collaboration, and what this new phase of the project means for Baruch.

Lunch will be served and seating is limited so please RSVP to researchandengagement@gmail.com.

 

OCTOBER 2015

Thursday, October 8, 12:45-2:15 PM, VC 6-210
Dateline Havana
: Student Journalist Report from Cuba
In January of this year Prof. Andrea Gabor led eleven students to Havana as part of a class on "Covering Emerging Entrepreneurship in Cuba." The group spent eight days there reporting on recent economic changes instituted under President Raul Castro, especially in the growing small-business sector of cuentapropistas, which now includes close to 500,000 Cubans, triple the number in 2010. The class arrived just weeks after President Obama and President Castro announced their historic dtente, which will open Cuba to more American goods and visitors and establish formal relations between the countries. With Shannon Jones and others who participated in the trip. Prof. Gabor will discuss the challenges of coordinating the trip, the research students engaged in while in Cuba, and the rich trove of storiesin both print and multi-media.     

Lunch will be served and seating is limited so please RSVP, researchandengagement@gmail.com

Monday, October 19-Sunday, November 1
P
reparation for Teaching Online: A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty
This two-week, asynchronous, instructor-facilitated workshop is designed to prepare CUNY faculty for teaching online and/or hybrid classes. Theworkshop models effective design and facilitation skills and addresses design issues, pedagogical approaches to teaching online and hybrid courses, as well as organization and management of an online class. It also provides an opportunity for faculty to become more familiar with the environment of the Blackboard LMS from both a student and instructor perspective. The total time on task is estimated at an average of 10 hours for participants. There are no face-to-face meetings required.                

For more information or to register, visit http://cunyonline.commons.gc.cuny.edu/.

Tuesday, October 20, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, NVC 14-267
Curriculum Mapping Workshop

The In this assessment forum, we will review the processes of Curriculum and Program Mapping, which can help link curriculum and pedagogy to demonstrations of knowledge, skills, and abilities. We will focus on providing a deep understanding of what curriculum and program maps are, how and why to create them, and most importantly, how to use them to improve student learning. 

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Adapt their program, department, or course in response to assessment findings. 
  • Apply curriculum maps to the improvement of student learning.
  • Create curriculum and program maps.
  • Describe the process of curriculum or program mapping

Please RSVP to: Joseph.Bendana@baruch.cuny.edu

Tuesday, October 20, 12:30-2:45 PM, NVC 14-266 and Tuesday, October 27, 12:30-2:45 PM, NVC 14-270
Third Year Faculty Seminar: Preparing your Reappointment Binder

This academic year, the Office of the Provost will launch a 3-meeting seminar that is designed to prepare you for this year’s third-year dean’s review and for reappointments leading up to tenure and promotion.  Associate Provosts Dennis Slavin and Erec Koch will lead the first seminar, which will address the“nuts-and-bolts” issue of formatting your reappointment binder.  Since this cohort of third-year faculty is especially large, we will offer 2 meetings of each session. This event is open to third year faculty only.  A light lunch will be served.

RSVP to: Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu. Please specifiy which session you plan to attend.

Thursday, October 22, 12:45-2:15 PM, VC 6-210
Conversation Partners Program

Baruch's Conversation Partner's Program, founded by Profs. Ron Aaron and Elisabeth Gareis, matches native and nonnative speakers of English for informal conversations. This gives nonnative students added confidence in conversational English, native speakers experience in communicating across language barriers, and both nonnative and native students increased cultural awareness, a sense of community, and the potential of friendships and networks across cultural lines. The initiative sprang from Prof. Aaron’s interactions with nonnative students and the recognized need for greater comfort in conversing as well as from Prof. Gareis’ research (covered in the Chronicle of Higher Education) on the struggle of many foreign students to integrate in U.S. classrooms and college environments. Prof. Aaron, Prof. Gareis, and student coordinators Randell Gaskins, Radhiyah Kaiyum, and Kevin Lam will discuss the Program and how it fosters civic engagement and carries forward an ongoing research project.  

Lunch will be served and seating is limited so please RSVP, researchandengagement@gmail.com

September 2015

Tuesday, September 25, 12:30-2:30 PM, NVC 14-266
New Faculty Orientation: Introduction to Grants and Fellowships through the SPAR office

Dominic Esposito, the Director of SPAR, will discuss the vital ways in which that office can support your efforts to secure research funding.  In addition to discussing many of the programs and services that SPAR offers, we will also present some important new initiatives of that office, initiatives that are intended to promote the culture of research at Baruch. This event is open to first and second year faculty.  A light lunch will be served.

Please RSVP to: Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu