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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Faculty Development Seminars 2016-2017



Last updated on 4/25/2017

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, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. 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 2017

MAY 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 1:00-2:00 PM , H-763
Academic Intergrity Discussion

Please join Dr. Patricia Imbimbo (Baruch’s academic integrity officer), Dr. Ron Aaron (our AIC emeritus), Prof. Gerard Dalgish (our turnitin.com liaison), and Dr. Dennis Slavin (Associate Provost) for a fruitful discussion on academic integrity. We will review the college’s policies, offer suggestions for forestalling academic dishonesty, and try to answer any questions you might have. We’d like this to be a wide-ranging discussion with lots of ideas coming from you.

Light refreshemnts will be served.  RSVP to Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu

 

Thursday, May 4, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, NVC 8-210
Digital Storytelling Workshop

Please join us for a workshop on digital storytelling with Jim Brown, Director of the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University-Camden.
If possible, bring a laptop. Or email Lindsey Albracht if you'd like to borrow a laptop from the CTL. Participants can also work collaboratively without having a personal laptop. Lisa Blankenship (Writing Director and Assistant Professor of English) also will talk briefly about digital storytelling and pedagogy at the close of the workshop. We have space for about 20 participants. This event is sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Digital Scholarship Faculty Seminar. Come join us!

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Lindsey Albracht (Lindsey.albracht@baruch.cuny.edu) by 4/19.

 

Thursday, May 4, 1:30-3:00 PM, NVC 14-267
CLT Workshop: Assessing Multimodal Assignments

Multimodal assignments ask students to use more than one of the modalities (i.e. visual, audio, gestural, spatial or linguistic) to create a meaning. A common typical multimodal assignment is asking students to develop a PowerPoint slide deck to use while delivering an oral presentation. Another multimodal assignment might be a photo-essay. Earlier in the semester we explored various assignments. In this curated forum, we explore what ways faculty from across disciplines have approached assessing the work.

This event is cosponsored by the Department of English’s First-Year Writing Programand Great Works of Literature. Please click here to RSVP.

 

Thursday, May 18, 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, Newman Vertical Campus Main Gym
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 21st.) 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 Jody Clark Vaisman.

 

APRIL 2017

Monday, April 3, 3:00-4:00 PM or Tuesday, April 4, 10:00-11:00 AM, TBD
CLT Workshop: Tools for Online Discussion/Social Annotation

In this session gain hands-on experience using tools for social reading and writing, which let your students all look at the same course material and collectively share their comments and questions. Please click here to RSVP.

 

Monday, April 3, 4:00-5:00 PM or Tuesday, April 4, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, TBD
CLT Workshop: Introduction to VOCAT

Vocat is a web application managed by the CTL that allows faculty and students with an account to upload a video or image and then to annotate and/or assess the work. Vocat may be used as a teaching tool and an assessment instrument. The current version features cloud transcoding and storage of videos, in-line annotation of videos, a robust rubrics generator, real-time data reporting, and REST APIs. The CTL has an archive of “Vocat-ready” videos from a range of disciplines. Please click here to RSVP.

 

Thursday, April 6, 1:00-2:30 PM, NVC 6-210
Undergraduate Research and Engagement Faculty Seminar: How Do New Media Affect Public Sphere Deliberation?

In fall 2016, students in Prof. Allison Hahn’s Speech Communication course experimented with digital images, 3D printing and virtual-reality viewers to understand how new media influence public argument and public spheres. Prof. Hahn and students Ashley Bolivard, MD Choudhury, Mohini Pachai, Sitara Sawh, and Samantha Strachan discuss how they used tools from the Baruch MakerHub to examine New York’s spaces for public deliberation, to re-imagine and redesign Baruch’s public spaces, and to analyze the role of new media in local and national public spheres. 

Click here see Dean Aldemaro Romero's "College Talk" video about Prof. Hahn and her students.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to:researchandengagement@gmail.com

 

 

MARCH 2017

Thursday, March 2, 12:30-2:30 PM, NVC 7-160
Undergraduate Research and Engagement Faculty Seminar: Dollars & Sense: Award-Winning Student Journalism

Established in 1979, Dollars & Sense frequently wins national awards as one of the top college student publications, both in its previous incarnation as a magazine and now as a webzine. Its coverage of entrepreneurism in Cuba was named the best student business journalism of 2015 by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Over lunch, Profs. Vera Haller and Josh Mills join with editor-in-chief Benjamin Long and reporter/photographer Yulia McClamrock to discuss the incredible things that happen when Baruch student journalists go out into the world in pursuit of stories.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to:researchandengagement@gmail.com

 

Thursday, March 23, 1:00-2:30 PM, NVC 6-210
Undergraduate Research and Engagement Faculty Seminar: Researching Everyday Problem-Solving Across Lifespans

With support from a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grant, Prof. Daniele Artistico and his students Kiley Cappetta and Matthew Liu test whether everyday problem-solving ability is sustained in older adulthood, and whether idiosyncratic points of personal strength aid feelings of self-efficacy for solving such problems among young, middle-aged, and older adults. The REU program, run by Baruch's Department of Psychology, offers advanced research training to undergraduates and pays them for their 10+ hours per week in the lab. At this lunch seminar, Prof. Artistico and his students will discuss the studies they are currently carrying out and present some of their findings.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to:researchandengagement@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, March 29, 12:30-2:00 PM, NVC 4-267
Finding Funding Workshop

SPAR will be conducting a Finding Funding workshop. This is a must see event if you are seeking funding for your project.  I will review ways to find both public and private sources. Seats are first come, first serve.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to:Dominic.Esposito@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

Thursdsay, March 30, 3:00-4:00 PM, NVC 14-267
CLT Workshop: Easy Lecture Capture Video using PowerPoint with Office Mix

Learn how to use Powerpoint add-on OfficeMix to create short videos. Please bring an existing powerpoint presentation you would like to convert into a lecture capture video. Please click here to RSVP.

 

FEBRUARY 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 12:30-2:30 PM, NVC 14-269
New Faculty Seminar: Tenure, Promotion, and Certification at Baruch

The Office of the Provost hosts part 4 of a 4-part orientation, designed to prepare new faculty for their first year at Baruch.  Associate Provost Dennis Slavin and Acting Associate Provost Linda Lemiesz will lead the last session of the orientation series, which will focus on tenure, promotion, and certification. This event is open to first year faculty only.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to: Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

Monday, February 27, 3:00-4:00 PM, TBD
CLT Workshop: Strategies for Active Learning

Active learning (sometimes called student-centered learning) is an instructional method that focuses on building skills, competencies, and critical thinking abilities by engaging students in active behaviors in classroom. This workshop will introduce faculty to several active learning techniques and allow time for attendees to develop a lesson plan that incorporates these strategies. Please click here to RSVP.

 

Tuesday, February 28, 12:00-1:30 PM, NVC 8-210
Weissman Global Seminar -
The Digital Revolution Meets the Cuban Revolution:Cuba’s Entrepreneurs, the Internet, & its Internet Entrepreneur
Until recently Cuba was cut off from the digital revolution that has remade everything from politics to journalism, from doing business to making “friends.” However, thanks in part to more permissible policies from the Cuban and US governments and to the inventions of Cuba's grass roots innovators, the digital revolution has begun to remake the Cuban revolution from inside out. The talk, lead by Prof. Ted Henken (Department of Sociology and Anthropology), will explore Cuba’s economic reforms, highlighting entrepreneurs who have formed a variety of private enterprises including tech startups and independent digital media projects. Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

SEMINARS IN FALL 2016

DECEMBER 2016

Thursday, December 1, 1:00-2:30 PM, NVC 6-210
Undergraduate Research and Engagement Faculty Seminar: Undercovering New Protein Mechanisms

Students in Prof. Jean Gaffney's Independent Study course are involved in two laboratory research projects. In the first, they engineer proteins to inhibit enzymes associated with cancer. In the second, they collaborate with Prof. David Gruber to identify new proteins involved in biofluorescence and bioluminescence. In addition to learning about and implementing biochemical techniques and collaborating with labs across New York City, students learn to make a compelling case for their scientific research and present posters at Creative Inquiry Day in the spring.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to: researchandengagement@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, December 8, 4:00-5:00 PM, CTL office, Newman Library Building, room 123
CTL Tech Thursdays: Annotation Tools

Join us to consider and discuss annotation tools such as CommentPress, Hypothes.is, Genius, and more! Educause has two articles that might be of interest to faculty first learning about annotation tools. This article by Prof. Elyse Graham at SUNY Stony Brook offers historical context to the development of annotation tools. Click here to read a second article that discusses the benefits of using annotation tools.  Refreshments available. No RSVP necessary.

 

NOVEMBER 2016

Thursday, November 3, 12:30-2:45 PM, H-763
Third Year Faculty Seminar: Review of Personal Statements

The Office of the Provost hosts a 3-meeting seminar that is designed to prepare faculty for the 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 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.

A light lunch will be served. RSVP to: Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

Tuesday, November 10, 1:00-2:30 PM, NVC 6-210
Undergraduate Research and Engagement Faculty Seminar: Exploring History through Graphic Design

Students in Prof. Chun-Wo Pat’s graphic design/typography course are challenged to create posters, newspapers, and other graphic designs to commemorate historical moments such as the conclusion of World War II. Prof. Pat and his students show some of their designs and discuss the intensive research process that ensues when students are asked to look deeply into a particular time and place in order to produce a historically/ culturally relevant, aesthetically appropriate and emotionally resonant design.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to: researchandengagement@gmail.com.

 

Monday, November 14, 2:30-4:30 PM, NVC 14-285
Working with English Language Learners in the Classroom: Effective Strategies & Best Practices

In this workshop, representatives from these two academic support units will share strategies for effective assignment design and lesson planning, which can help students interpret assignments more easily and empower them to participate more confidently in classroom discussion.

 

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to: Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

Tuesday, November 22, 1:00-2:00 PM, CTL office, Newman Library Building, room 123
CTL Conversations: Fostering Post-Elections Constructive and InclusiveDiscussion in the Classroom

The purpose of the event is to gather as a community to informally share techniques and resources to foster constructive and inclusive classroom discussion in light of the divisive election. This is an informal meeting, meant to address the questions and concerns of its participants. Some of the items we may collectively discuss include:

- What should I do? We had a class discussion and I’m not sure if it was that great
- How do I promote inclusivity? How do I respect bipartisanship?
- What if the discussion heads in an uncomfortable/angry direction?
- What are some ideas for different activities/lessons?
- What are resources and events at Baruch? At CUNY?

All faculty and staff are welcome. No RSVP necessary.   Refreshments will be served.

Can’t join in person but would like to listen in? You welcome to join our experiment of remotely listening in via WebEx. Email Allison.Lehr-Samuels@baruch.cuny.edu to learn more about joining in via WebEx.

 

Wednesday, November 30, 4:00-5:00 PM, NVC 14-270
CTL Conversations: Lowering the Cost of Course Materials-Navigating Open Educational Resources

CTL Conversations is a time for faculty to come together to informally workshop, brainstorm and discuss topics related to their teaching. Each week we’ll focus on a new topic and will invite members of the Baruch community who have expertise in the topic to be on hand, too. Faculty are welcome to drop in and leave at any point during the session. Refreshments available. No RSVP necessary.

 

OCTOBER 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 1:00-2:30 PM, NVC 6-210
Undergraduate Research and Engagement Faculty Seminar: Bridging Baruch Classrooms with Local Global Communities

Along with two student clubsthe Baruch Japan Club and the Baruch Anime Asylumas well as the Japan Foundation, New York, Prof. Shige (CJ) Suzuki organized the “Alt-Manga Symposium,” which explored alternative forms of the Japanese comic known as manga at Baruch College in Spring 2016.  At this lunch, Prof. Suzuki and students Ueki Ryuji and Christine Urban will discuss how they've collaborated on cultural and career events for students interested in Japan, and how research interests in globalized Japanese culture can be pursued in the language classroom by connecting students with local and global communities, both through digital technologies and by accessing the wide array of firsthand experiences of Japanese culture available in New York City

Lunch will be served. RSVP to: researchandengagement@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 20, 12:30-2:45 PM, NVC 14-285
Third Year Faculty Seminar: Devising a Research Plan and Crafting Your Personal Statement

The Office of the Provost hosts a 3-meeting seminar that is designed to prepare faculty for the 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.

A light lunch will be served. RSVP to: Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

September 2016

Thursday, September 22, 12:30-2:45 PM, NVC 14-285
Third Year Faculty Seminar: Preparing your Reappointment Binder

The Office of the Provost hosts a 3-meeting seminar that is designed to prepare faculty for the 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. This event is open to third year faculty only

 

A light lunch will be served. RSVP to: Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 12:30-2:30 PM, NVC 14-285 (POSTPONED)
Working with English Language Learners in the Classroom: Effective Strategies & Best Practices

In this workshop, representatives from these two academic support units will share strategies for effective assignment design and lesson planning, which can help students interpret assignments more easily and empower them to participate more confidently in classroom discussion.

 

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to: Vanessa.Cano@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

Wednesday, September 28, 11:00-12:00 PM, NVC 14-266
CLT Workshop: Intro to Hybridization

Want to explore some of the different ways you could adapt your course to a hybrid format? This workshop is intended to help members of the faculty appreciate the many ways a course can be developed to create a hybrid course that is a good experience for the students and faculty and is worthy of the subject material. This workshop will present several hybrid course models and provide an overview of the basics of teaching a hybrid course including course structuring, assignment design, and assessment. During the workshop, faculty will have the opportunity to discuss how their courses could function in a hybrid model and will leave with a working knowledge of hybrid course models. RSVP to http://ctl.baruch.cuny.edu