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Faculty Development Seminars 2011-2012



Last updated on 8/6/2012

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  and 2010-2011 . 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 2012

 

JUNE 2012

June 4 - June 20
Hybrid & Online Teaching  101. A Blackboard course
A Blackboard-based course for faculty.  This online workshop helps faculty in developing online course materials  for their online or hybrid classes, helping them walk the bridge from face-to-face to online or partially online delivery by providing first-hand experience in how the activities in an online course unfold. Requires about 12-15 hours of dedication from participants over the duration of the course.  For a more information on this workshop please click here.

 

MAY 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2:30-4:00pm, H-763
A Faculty Development Roundtable: Multiple Modalities/Multiple Literacies
In this interdisciplinary roundtable discussion, we'll take a look at the intersections of academic writing and forms of digital media. How do we turn what can appear as a threat to scholarly productivity (forms of communication that value the brief, casual, and social) into an ally?

 What is the benefit, for example, of asking students to reflect on a complex idea in the number of characters a twitter post would allow? How can we teach the importance of understanding one's audience by comparing the way one would address the same concept in a twitter post, a facebook post, a short business email, and a text message? How can we consider the multiple modalities our students engage in each day as potential tools for the classroom?  This roundtable will both address those questions and provide some sample assignments and ideas. We'll be joined by Cheryl Smith, of the English Department, who will share her own experiences teaching with multiple modalities.

 RSVP to Meena.Khan@baruch.cuny.edu or 646 312 2065

 

APRIL 2012

Thursday, April 19, 12:45-2:15, 151 E. 25 St. (Newman Library building), Room 763
Effective & Dynamic Assignment Design
How can instructors create assignments that result in higher quality of student work? In this roundtable we will discuss possible design strategies, including scaffolding (or breaking down large assignments) and rubrics for communicating expectations. We will focus on how low-stakes and generative writing, in-class work, and effective communication can lead to more sophisticated and successful final essays, projects, and presentations. A faculty developement workshop sponsored by the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute.

 RSVP to Communication.Institute@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-2065.

Tuesday, April 24, 12:30-2:15, room TBA
Reading Trauma, Writing Trauma
In many of our writing and literature courses, we use texts that treat difficult subjects, ones that might inspire in many readers shock, horror, revulsion, or disturbance. This workshop will look at some examples of these “traumatic” text and at the problems and rewards of teaching such works. Please come to share your experiences with this aspect of teaching. The workshop will be a mix of presentation, discussion, and writing.  Refreshments will be served.

Adjuncts will be paid for their participation in this workshop, courtesy of the Office of the Associate Provosts.

For further information on this event, please contact Frank Cioffi or Jessica Lang; or click here.

 

MARCH 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 6:00-8:00pm, NVC 14-280
Digital Citizenship
Can computer networks give us the potential to improve the human condition through the wise use of increased free time, expanded brain function, and innovations that harness collective intelligence? If so, how can teaching, learning, and research improve our chances of realizing that potential? What can universities do to prepare students for productive and fulfilling lives as digital citizens?

 Dr. W. Gardner Campbell <http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/> is the Director of Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives in the Division of Learning Technologies at Virginia Tech, where he also serves as Associate Professor of English. He is a Fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute, past Chair of the Electronic Campus of Virginia, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New Media Consortium and the Advisory Board for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education.

 RSVP to Communication.Institute@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-2065.

Wednesday, March 14, 2:30-4:00pm, H-763
A Faculty Development Roundtable: Responding to ESL Writers Across the Disciplines
This roundtable discussion will be led by Dr. Christine Rosalia of the School of Education at Hunter College and will address some of the struggles experienced by both non-native speakers of English and their teachers. We will explore some of the perceptions, expectations, and experiences of faculty and ESL students in order to understand better our current pedagogical practices and expected outcomes. We will likewise identify techniques for reading, evaluating, and responding to student writing that can stimulate language acquisition and critical expression. 

 RSVP to Communication.Institute@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-2065.

Thursday, March 15, 12:15-1:45 PM, VC 14-267
Research Ethics Forum
As a profession, academe must uphold ethical standards, including research standards if the development and dissemination of knowledge are to thrive. Recent instances of egregiously unethical research practices have harmed the credibility of the academic research enterprise, and ample incentives and opportunities for fraud and other deception suggest a need for continuing awareness and vigilance. The participants in this forum will discuss conflicts of interest, plagiarism, treatment of human participants, data control, post hoc hypotheses, journal practices, and other issues.

 Panelists

Professor Helaine Korn (Department of Management)

Professor Emeritus Joel Lefkowitz (Department of Psychology)

Professor Hannah Rothstein (Department of Management)

 Moderator

Professor Donald Vredenburgh (Department of Management)

 A light lunch will be served.

RSVP to Linda Moore if you plan to attend: Linda.Moore@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

Wednesday, March 21, 10:00am-2:00pm, VC 13-215
Hybrid & Online Teaching  Workshop
Programs typically include such topics as: pedagogy of online and hybrid education; blackboard and other online teaching tools; instructional technology resources at Baruch and at the Zicklin School; examples of effective hybrid and online teaching. T
his workshop is free and open to all Baruch Faculty. Space is limited and registration is required. Please visit the Eventbrite website to reserve your seat: http://zicklinhot.eventbrite.com/

For more information on this event, contact (linda.friedman@baruch.cuny.edu) or Sarah Loebis (sarah.loebis@baruch.cuny.edu).   

Thursday, March 29, 6:00-8:00pm, NVC 14-270
Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy
What if the academic monograph is a dying form? If scholarly communication is to have a future, its clear that it lies online, and yet the most significant obstacles to such a transformation are not technological, but instead social and institutional. How must the academy and the scholars that comprise it change their ways of thinking in order for digital scholarly publishing to become a viable alternative to the university press book? This talk will explore some of those changes and their implications for our lives as scholars and our work within universities.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association, and Professor of Media Studies (on leave), Pomona College. She is author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy, published in 2011 by NYU Press and previously made available for open peer review online, and of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, published in 2006 by Vanderbilt University Press. She is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons, and has published articles and notes in journals including the Journal of Electronic Publishing, PMLA, Contemporary Literature, and Cinema Journal

 RSVP to Communication.Institute@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-2065.

 

FEBRUARY 2012

Friday, February 6, 10:00-12:00 am, CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room (9100)
Assessment of Hybrid and Online Courses
Breakfast: 9:45-10:00 am

Assessment Questions in Hybrid and Online Courses: An Introduction  Ellen Smiley, Ph.D., Department of Psychology (City College) & Academic Director of Online Program in Psychology(School of Professional Studies)

 Keys to Effective Assessment in Online Learning Susan Ko, Ph.D., Academic Faculty Development Director (School of Professional Studies) 

Assessment in Online/Hybrid Courses: An Instructor’s View of Challenges, Strategies and Opportunities  Wenying Huang-Stolte, Ph.D., Educational Technology, York CollegeAlan Winson, MFA, Department of English, York College 

This professional development seminar is offered by the CUNY Assessment Council with the support of the Graduate Center.

Seating is limited.  RSVP by Feb. 22 to Helen Johnson: hjohnson@brooklyn.cuny.edu


 

SEMINARS IN FALL 2011

 

AUGUST 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 6:30-9:00 pm, NVC 8-150
Orientation for New Adjunct Members of the Faculty

Wednesday, August 18, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Provost's Conference Room
Orientation for New Full-Time Members of the Faculty
(also see August 23)

Monday, August 22, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-170
E-Rosters
This workshop will explain how to create and print a roll book roster using one of our pre-formatted templates. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, August 23, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-140

Introduction to Blackboard
This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff with little or no prior Blackboard experience who will learn about the basic tools. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, August 23, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-160
E-Rosters
This workshop will explain how to create and print a roll book roster using one of our pre-formatted templates. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, August 23, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-170
Overview of Smart Classrooms
This workshop will cover lectern control pads, display features, overhead projectors, and classroom support staff. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

 

Tuesday, August 23, 4:00-6:30 pm, NVC 8-150
Orientations for New Adjunct Members of the Faculty

Wednesday, August 24, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-140
General Overview of Technology Services at Baruch
This hands-on workshop is designed for the instructor just starting at Baruch or who would like to refresh their knowledge of viewing online Rosters, accessing Blackboard, utilizing library resources, etc. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Wednesday, August 24, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-160
Overview of Smart Classrooms
This workshop will cover lectern control pads, display features, overhead projectors, and classroom support staff. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Thursday, August 25, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-140

Introduction to Blackboard
This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff with little or no prior Blackboard experience who will learn about the basic tools. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Thursday, August 23, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-160
Blogs@Baruch
This workshop will explore the variety of ways that Blogs@Baruch is/can be used throughout the Baruch community and its pedagogical, curricular, and administrative implications. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Thursday, August 25, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-170
Overview of Smart Classrooms
This workshop will cover lectern control pads, display features, overhead projectors, and classroom support staff. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, August 30, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-160
Introduction to Blackboard
This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff with little or no prior Blackboard experience who will learn about the basic tools. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, August 30, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-170
Overview of Smart Classrooms
This workshop will cover lectern control pads, display features, overhead projectors, and classroom support staff. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Wednesday, August 31, 1-2:30pm, Library Bldg.,North Alcove-6th Fl.
Introduction to Video Services
This workshop will explore the basics of video production and the equipment/resources available through BCTC and Department of Media Resources. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

 

SEPTEMBER 2011

Thursday, September 1, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-170
Blogs@Baruch
This workshop will explore the variety of ways that Blogs@Baruch is/can be used throughout the Baruch community and its pedagogical, curricular, and administrative implications. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, September 6, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-170

An In-Depth Comparison of Web Browsers
This workshop will compare the features and performance of the browsers of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Maxthon.
For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, September 6, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-160

Introduction to Plagiarism Detection Software (Turnitin)
Learn about Turnitin, a plagiarism detection and prevention service that automatically scans students’ submitted papers to pinpoint content that is unoriginal.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, September 6, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-160

Introduction to Student Response System ("Clickers")
This workshop addresses "clickers" as a teaching tool and covers the basic use of the software program that Baruch uses called Turning Point.
For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Wednesday, September 7, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-170

Introduction to Media Services/Classroom Support at Baruch
 
This workshop introduces you to the many services that Media Resources can provide. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Thursday, September 8, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-160

Screencasting and Narrated Presentations
The first half of the workshop will cover screencasts, digital recordings in real time of everything that is occurring on a computer screen. The second half of the workshop will look at narrated powerpoints, used to record audio narration to your slide presentations. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Monday, September 12, 1-2:00pm, TBA
Windows 7 Overview
This workshop will provide an overview of Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, September 13, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-175
Synchronous/Web Conferencing Tools
This workshop will show how Adobe Connect can be used to conduct live classroom sessions over the web. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, September 13, 1-2:00pm, TBA
An In-Depth Comparison of Web Browsers
This workshop will compare the features and performance of the browsers of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Maxthon.
For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Monday, September 19, 1-2:00pm, TBA
Windows 7 Overview
This workshop will provide an overview of Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, September 20, 1-2:00pm, session will take place online
Introduction to Qualtrics (Survey Tool)
This workshop is an introduction to Qualtrics, an online survey program that allows the user to create dynamic online surveys. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Thursday, September 22, 1-2:00pm, session will take place online
Intermediate Training on Qualtrics
Advanced survey management, creation and analysis are specifically taught in this training. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Monday, September 26, 1-2:00pm, TBA
Windows 7 Overview
This workshop will provide an overview of Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, September 27, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-170
Introduction to iTunes University
This workshop will explore the basics of iTunes University as it used from within Blackboard to provide course content to enrolled students. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, September 27, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-160
Introduction to Plagiarism Detection Software (Turnitin)
Learn about Turnitin, a plagiarism detection and prevention service that automatically scans students’ submitted papers to pinpoint content that is unoriginal.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Thursday, September 29, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-160
Blackboard Grade Center and Asignments
This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff who have prior experience Blackbaord but would like to explore Blackboard’s features (especially Assignment Objects and Grade Center) in more depth.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Thursday, September 29, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-170
Wireless Projection in the Classroom (for writing tablets)
For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

 

OCTOBER 2011


Thursday, October 13, 5-7:00pm, NVC 14-270
Innovative Pedagogies for the 21st Century
Joss Winn and Mike Neary of the University of Lincoln in the UK will present their “Student as Producer” project, which redefines the undergraduate experience by engaging students in collaborative research with University faculty. The project emphasizes “research engaged” teaching and encourages students to understand themselves as active producers of knowledge and meaning. For more information, please visit: http://studentasproducer.lincoln.ac.uk/

 Educational technology innovator, Jim Groom of the University of Mary Washington, will discuss how higher education might be re-imagined through free web tools and open course design. Groom will present some of the many open education projects he has led including a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in digital storytelling, open web radio, and UMW Blogs, an open web publishing platform which inspired many similar blogging projects, including Blogs@Baruch.

RSVP:  Communication.Institute@baruch.cuny.edu  or  646 312-2065


Fall Session: October 17- November 4
Hybrid & Online Teaching  101. A Blackboard course
A Blackboard-based course for faculty.  This online workshop helps faculty in developing online course materials  for their online or hybrid classes, helping them walk the bridge from face-to-face to online or partially online delivery by providing first-hand experience in how the activities in an online course unfold. Requires about 12-15 hours of dedication from participants over the duration of the course.  For a more information on this workshop please click here.

To register for this course go to eventbrite.com, password "online."

Monday, October 17, 12:30-2:00pm, NVC 4-249 (Soc/Ant Conference Room)

FACULTY ROUNDTABLE: Teaching Writing with Ethnography and Oral History
Meet with colleagues over coffee to share your experiences assigning ethnographic and oral history research and writing projects in the classroom. We will discuss how to scaffold and create new assignments that use these unique genres of writing in the classroom. This roundtable is open to all departments. Bring assignment and reading ideas and come share your experiences.

Refreshments will be provided, and adjuncts will be paid for their time at the non-teaching adjunct rate.

RSVP:  Agnieszka.kajrukszto@baruch.cuny.edu


Wednesday, October 19, 6-8:00pm, NVC 14-270
DIY Web Radio for Teaching and Learning
Readily available web streaming technologies now make it possible for anyone, anywhere to launch a web radio station and broadcast live or pre-programmed content with little more than some free software and standard computer equipment or mobile device. The panelists will use the webstream created for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in digital storytelling (DS106) at the University of Mary Washington as a starting point for a discussion of the pedagogical potential of web radio and its power to inspire experimentation, foster creativity, establish community, and provide a platform for informal learning and collaboration.

 Panelists include:

Grant Potter, e-Learning Coordinator, University of Northern British Columbia
Jim Groom, Instructional Technologist, University of Mary Washington
Michael Branson Smith, Assistant Professor of Communications Technology, York College, CUNY
GNA Garcia, Doctoral Candidate, Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut; CEO, Learning Allies
Mikhail Gershovich, Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, Baruch College, CUNY

RSVP:  Communication.Institute@baruch.cuny.edu  or  646 312-2065


Thursday, October 27, 2-3:00pm, NVC 8-170
Introduction to VOCAT
This workshop will introduce you to the basic features of the VOCAT (Video Oral Communication Assessment Tool) application, designed to help students develop their public speaking skills. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Thursday, October 27, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-170
Overview of Electronic Readers ("E-Readers")
This workshop will introduce the attendees to iPads and other e-Reader options and how these can be incorporated into teaching. For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

 

NOVEMBER 2011


Tuesday, November 1, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-170

Blackboard Grade Center and Asignments
This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff who have prior experience Blackbaord but would like to explore Blackboard’s features (especially Assignment Objects and Grade Center) in more depth.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2:30-4:00pm, room H-763
Everyday Speaking and Writing: A Professional Development Workshop presented by the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
Beyond the high-stakes, “communication-intensive” oral and written projects we assign, what are the everyday, sometimes invisible practices of speech and writing in and out ofclass that can pave the way for more formal projects and are effective in their own right in helping students to grow as speakers and writers? In this cross-disciplinary workshop, we'll take a look at everyday pedagogies of speaking and writing, and discuss the ways a focus on spoken language can deepen students' engagement with course material and powerfully impact the quality and depth of their writing.  We'll also introduce helpful online oral presentation tools that can be adapted for your own instructional needs. 

 Refreshments will be served. Adjuncts will be compensated for their time at the non-teaching adjunct rate.

RSVP to Meena.Khan@baruch.cuny.edu

Tuesday, November 29, 10:00am-3:00pm, room TBA
Hybrid & Online Teaching  Workshop: Using Social Media Tools in Teaching
Programs typically include such topics as: pedagogy of online and hybrid education; blackboard and other online teaching tools; instructional technology resources at Baruch and at the Zicklin School; examples of effective hybrid and online teaching.  Registration is required.  For a more information on this workshop please click here.

 

DECEMBER 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-160
Blackboard Grade Center and Asignments
This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff who have prior experience Blackbaord but would like to explore Blackboard’s features (especially Assignment Objects and Grade Center) in more depth.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.