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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Faculty Development Seminars 2018-2019

Last updated on 12/3/2018

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, 2014-20152015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-18. 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.




Tuesday, December 4, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, room 14-250
Daring Greatly: An Interactive Workshop Designed to Build Connections

Kristy Perez will lead this workshop on helping you to find your true authentic selves by recognizing vulnerability as a leadership strength.   The workshop is based on Brené Brown’s book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent & Lead.  Ms. Brown’s TED talk on the subject  can be accessed here:

RSVP to:


Wednesday, December 5, 12:30 - 2:30 PM, room 14-266
CTL WORKSHOP: Qualitative Research Poundtable

Join scholars from communication studies, linguistics, and environmental psychology for a roundtable discussion of qualitative research. Topics will include approaches to collecting and managing large amounts of data; experiences with digital and transcription tools; the stages of analysis; and your questions! Feel free to bring your own lunch! 




Monday, November 12, 12:30-1:15 PM, room H-763
Say My Name: Workshop on pronouncing the names of our Chinese and Chinese heritage students

Please join Baruch College’s International Student Services (ISSC) and the Confucius Institute for Global Finance for this event. The staff of Baruch’s Confucius Institute—Xinwei Sun, PhD, Jing Shao, PhD and Li Wang PhD—will share their insights into Chinese names. Attendees will learn how names are used in the Chinese workplace and family; receive an introduction to the four tones of the Chinese language; find out the most common Chinese family names; and hear the difference in pronunciation of the roman alphabet between Chinese and English.

Light lunch provided. Space is limited. RSVP to:


Tuesday, November 13, 12:30-2:30 PM, room NVC 14-270
Accentedness and the Ethics if Listening: The Listener's Role in Global Communication

Developed by the Tools for Clear Speech (TfCS) program, this workshop poses the following paradox: communication is a two-way street, yet communicative breakdowns are usually attributed to the speaker, especially if the speaker has a non-native accent. Join us for an exploration of the overlooked yet vital role of the listener in linguistically diverse academic contexts. TfCS curriculum specialists Kim Edmunds and Tristan Thorne will share research-based insights that demonstrate how challenging underlying biases about non-native accents can enhance comprehension, encourage empathy, and foster meaningful intercultural communication. Light refreshments will be served. 

Registration is free but required: please register here.


Tuesday, November 20, 12:45-2:30 PM, room NVC 6-210
Translation in the Syllabus: Capitalizing on Student Multilingualism for Undergraduate Research

From Berber to Xhosa, CUNY students speak about 200 languages. Whether a given individual's language skills were gained from growing up in another country, family members, a workplace, a romantic partner, study or work abroad, or were learned in school, these skills are a valuable basis for high-level student research.  Over lunch, Prof. Adrian Izquierdo (English), along with Kiran Chand and other students, will discuss translation-related assignments that develop student language skills and help professors harness one of the most unique features of the Baruch classroom to advance learning for everyone. Whether you teach  humanities, social sciences, or anything else, your students' multiple language skills are an asset and a great learning opportunity for the entire class.

Lunch will be served and seating is limited. RSVP to



Tuesday, October 9, 12:45, room NVC 6-210
Undergraduate Research and Engagement Faculty Lunch Seminar: Promoting Interdisciplinary Scholarship with the Advanced Research Collective (ARC)

Professor Donald Robotham [], Director of the Advanced Research Collaborative [] at CUNY Graduate Center, will be at Baruch to discuss and answer faculty questions about ARC. ARC Fellowships are tenable for one or two semesters during the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Awardees will receive course buy outs up to a maximum of 3 course releases per semester. All Fellows will be provided with an office, a computer, and access to the Graduate Center’s academic infrastructure.Tenured and tenure-track CUNY scholars conducting research in any one of the following areas are invited to apply: Inequality, Immigration, Multilingualism & Translation, Global Cities, Critical University Studies. 

Application [] deadline for next year's ARC Fellowships is October 31.


Thursday, October 11, 12:30-1:30 PM, room TBD
Understanding Students with Learning Disabilities in College

This presentation by Dr. Sanam Hafeez will cover:

  • Learning Disabilities—What are they?
  • Identifying methods for engaging all students by applying principles of Universal Design in the classroom
  • How to recognize learning disabilities in students
  • Where to refer students with learning disabilities inside and outside the college
  • Recognizing the impact a Learning Disability has on academic development and emotional wellness

Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD, is an authority in the field of neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment. She is a New York State Licensed Neuropsychologist and School Psychologist, is on the faculty of Teacher’s College, Columbia University and the founder and director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. 

For further information or to RSVP please contact; Chris Fleming at


Thursday, October 25 or October 31, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
CTL WORKSHOP: Using Vocat for Online Instruction

Are you thinking about how to do virtual instruction in time for Baruch’s Online Learning Week (November 5-11)? Vocat is here to help. Vocat is a web application managed by the CTL that allows faculty and students to upload videos, images, or audio files which can then be annotated and assessed. In this workshop, we will demonstrate Vocat’s features and uses, and discuss how it can be applied to virtual instruction or asynchronous online assignments. You do not need to have prior experience in Vocat in order to attend.



Wednesday, September 5, 4:00-5:00 PM, room TBD
CLT Conversations: "Faculty Welsom Back Social

All faculty are welcome, whether you are new or returning, full or part-time. This is an informal time to bring questions, concerns, and ideas, and to meet your colleagues and the CTL staff. Coffee and cookies will be served


Wednesday, September 26, 12:00-3:00 PM, room 14-250
WORKSHOP: Crucial Conversations

Sophia McGee, PhD, of the Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU) and John Vogelsang, PhD, of the Michael Harrington Center will facilitate this workshop focused on “crucial conversations”—defined as discussions in which there is disagreement, the stakes are high, and emotions run strong—especially conversations related to social and racial issues. In keeping with the CERRU model, the workshop will be experiential, with time to role play, practice, and brainstorm. Share your expertise, learn new skills, and grow your toolkit for sensitive interactions. A light lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Compliance, and Equity Initiatives. To join us, please RSVP by Friday Sept. 21.