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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Faculty Development Seminars 2012-2013



Last updated on 5/16/2013

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, and 2011-2012.  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 2013

 

JUNE 2013

Wednesday-Thursday, June 5-6, 2, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., NVC 2-140
Virtual Enterprise Faculty Development Seminar
Virtual Enterprise is a series of modular activities and events through which students develop realistic, commercially-viable products and services for market on a virtual economy. VE can be infused into any course or discipline, allowing students of every stripe to acquire essential entrepreneurial, organizational, and soft skills. For more details, click here.

Monday-Sunday, June 17-30
CUNY Program for Online/Hybrid Instruction-online workshop
This two-week, asynchronous, instructor-facilitated workshop is designed to prepare CUNY faculty for teaching online and/or hybrid classes. The workshop 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.

Faculty must have the approval of their academic supervisors (generally, department chairs who can attest to the scheduled online or hybrid class) to participate in this workshop and should already possess basic Blackboard skills.

The detailed description on the registration page at http://cunyonline.commons.gc.cuny.edu should answer most questions, but academic directors should feel free to conatct Susan Ko if there are any questions at susan.ko@MAIL.CUNY.EDU

 

MAY 2013

Tuesday, May 2, 2:00-3:30, 151 E. 25 St. (Newman Library building), Room 755
Innovative Writing Pedagogies Beyond the Humanities
How are instructors integrating writing instruction into disciplines outside the humanities? What lessons can be learned from the unique challenges and opportunities of writing pedagogy in the math, science, and social science classroom? In this roundtable we will consider the innovative techniques of science faculty who have made writing an integral part of the classroom experience, and brainstorm new practices and assignments for those who would like to increase writing in their courses. We will explore specific activities, techniques, and methods for advancing student writing and consider how these ideas can be applied across various disciplines. We’ll be joined by Professor David Gruber (Biology and Environmental Science).

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

RSVP to Melissa.Santander@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-2065.

 

APRIL 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2:30-4:00, 151 E. 25 St. (Newman Library building), Room 755
Responding to Student Writing
Even experienced classroom instructors can find responding to student writing to be burdensome, frustrating, time-consuming, or just plain confusing. Which sorts of comments are actually helpful, and which are just a waste of time? In this roundtable, we’ll be discussing a range of approaches to giving purposeful (and efficient!) feedback on student work across a variety of high-stakes and low-stakes writing assignments. In particular, we will discuss what it means to give “strategic feedback” aimed at specific revision or developmental goals. We will be joined by Professor Cheryl Smith (Department of English) in this conversation, which will cover topics including: facilitating effective peer-to-peer feedback on preliminary drafts, crafting revision-centered comments on more developed drafts, and using technology (including blog commenting and recording feedback videos) to give feedback more efficiently and effectively. Participants from all disciplines are encouraged to contribute to this practical strategy session by sharing the models for giving feedback that have worked well in their classes.

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

RSVP to Melissa.Santander@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-2065.

Tuesday, April 9, 12:30-2:00, NVC 14-267 and Tuesday, April 15, 2:00-3:30, H-765
Supporting English Language Learners(ELLs) at Baruch
In this workshop we'll explore the resources available to English Language Learners (ELLs) and the faculty who teach them at Baruch. We'll address a wide range of challenges that ELL students face, both at the level of informal classroom participation and with respect to formal written and oral assignments across the disciplines. We'll be joined by Suzanne Epstein (Schwartz Communication Institute) who will address strategies for listening to ELL students and the open source Video Oral Communication Assessment Technology (VOCAT); DJ Dolack (SACC) who will discuss the Tools for Clear Speech program (TfCS) which offers tutorial services to ELLs; and Keri Bertino (the Writing Center) who will address the evaluation of ELL writing and techniques to identify meaningful patterns of error in written feedback.

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

RSVP to Melissa.Santander@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-2065.

Wednesday, April 17, 12:45-2:15, 151 E. 25 St. (Newman Library Building), Room 765
Shakespeare, Dali, and Entrepreneurship: Blending of the Arts and Business for Better Pedagogy
This interdisciplinary roundtable will explore ways in which business and literature courses can draw on each other as a way to enhance the intellectual and practical skills of students. For example, how could the study of corporate strategies benefit from a case study of The Merchant of Venice or Julius Caesar? How can literature students hone communication skills by examining plot and character through an entrepreneurial lens? How might analyzing a Dali painting and Dali’s approach to producing art inform one’s understanding of taking risks, communicating a vision, or working across business disciplines? Our conversation aims to find creative and practical points of connection among these disciplines. Our faculty speaker will be Thomas Lyons, Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and the Lawrence N. Field Family Chair in Entrepreneurship.

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

RSVP to Communication.Institute@baruch.cuny.edu or (646)312-2065. When you RSVP, please feel free to include an assignment you are planning to use, or one you have already used, but wish to modify to achieve your desired outcomes.

Tuesday, April 30, 12:45-2:15, 151 E. 25 St. (Newman Library building), Room 765
Preparing Students to Critique and Produce Media Effectively
In this roundtable, a faculty member and a Media Fellow in Journalism will discuss the strategies they have used to prepare their students to write about and produce videos and podcasts. By demonstrating specific assignments and unpacking the processes leading up to the critique and creation of media, this roundtable aims to establish good teaching practices that can be applied across multiple disciplines. Presenters will also discuss how to respond to assignments that involve the critique or creation of media. We will be joined by Professor Vera Haller (Journalism) and Media Fellow Emily Johnson.

Lunch will be served and adjuncts will be compensated at the non-teaching adjunct rate.

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

 

MARCH 2013

Thursday, March 14, 12:45-2:15, 151 E. 25 St. (Newman Library building), Room 765
Roundtable Discussion: Invention in the Classroom
Across a variety of disciplines, we often ask our students to “be inventive." In this roundtable we’ll take a look at specific assignments that demand invention and consider the challenges and the benefits involved in this request. We’ll also explore ways that producing visual and physical objects (using a 3D printer, for example, or video and the web) might assist our students in understanding their own roles and capacities as producers of knowledge. We'll explore how invention, in the sense of Thomas Edison and Rube Goldberg, can inspire invention, in the sense of generating ideas in composing. We’ll be joined by Erica Kaufman, Lecturer, Dept. of English.  Lunch will be served.

RSVP to Melissa.Santander@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-2065.

Monday, March 18, 10-11:00 am-1:00 pm, NVC 8-210
Learning Outcomes and the Writing Classroom
The Pathways initiative prososes Learning Outcomes around which every composition course across CUNY needs to be organized. In our workshop, we will investigate by asking: Do you set these Learning Outcomes in your classes? Which do you do best? Which do you find the most challenging? Which is something we might dispense with, had we the choice? Should we add Baruch-specific Learning Outcomes? If so, what and why? For a complete discription of this workshop click here

 

FEBRUARY 2013

Monday, February 4, 10-11:00 am, NVC 8-170
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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, February 5, 2-3:00 pm, NVC 8-140
Blackboard Collaborate- In class
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.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2-3:00 pm, NVC 8-140
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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, February 7, 10-11:00 am, NVC 8-170
Blackboard Collaborate- In class
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.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Wednesday, February 13, 3-4:00 pm, NVC 8-160
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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, February 26, 10-11:00 am, NVC 8-170
Blackboard Collaborate- In class
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.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Thursday, February 26, 3-4:00 pm, NVC 8-140
Blackboard Collaborate- In class
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.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

 

SEMINARS IN WINTER 2013

 

JANUARY 2013

January 7- 21
CUNY Program for Online/Hybrid Instruction-online workshop
Members of the faculty are invited to participate in a CUNY-sponsored workshop to prepare faculty for online and hybrid course instruction. It is offered by the faculty development team at the School of Professional Studies (SPS). The workshop will be offered online with activities and assignments that can be completed on a flexible schedule (asynchronously) within each scheduled week. Faculty members who are scheduled to teach an online or hybrid course in spring 2013 will have priority in registration.  Please also note that you must be available to participate in discussion during each of the two weeks. Participants who successfully complete requirements based on specific grading criteria and rubrics of the workshop will receive a certificate of completion from SPS as well as a payment from their college, based on 10 hours at their NTA rate (up to $550 total).

Faculty must have the approval of their academic supervisors (generally, department chairs who can attest to the scheduled online or hybrid class) to participate in this workshop and should already possess basic Blackboard skills.

The detailed description on the registration page at http://cunyonline.commons.gc.cuny.edu should answer most questions, but academic directors should feel free to conatct Susan Ko if there are any questions at susan.ko@MAIL.CUNY.EDU

January 14- 21
"The Art of Feedback," an online workshop
CUNY’s School of Professional Studies, Office of Faculty Development and Instructional Technology, is launching a new, asynchronous, 8-day workshop, designed to engage CUNY faculty in critical discussions and activities that will strengthen instructors’ approaches to providing students with high quality feedback. It will be conducted entirely online within Blackboard, January 14-21. This workshop is designed to provide participants with a better understanding of the basis for effective feedback, sharing evidence-based resources and addresses the issue of assignment design and its impact on the feedback process. It also introduces streamlined and efficacious processes that can help instructors manage their workload and more clearly communicate their feedback to students. Participants will reflect on their own practice and should emerge with some strategies that they can immediately apply to their own teaching.

There are no prerequisites for this workshop other than a basic familiarity with Blackboard. However, faculty should not take this workshop if they are enrolled concurrently with the Preparation for Teaching Online workshop.

Learning objectives for this workshop expressed in terms of expected outcomes for faculty:

  • To identify and select instructional methods and approaches that make the process of providing students with feedback that is better quality, more efficient and frequent, consistent, reliable, objective and fair
  • To experiment with approaches to improving the design of assignments
  • To review the various means for providing students with written, automated, audio and video feedback in Blackboard
  • To explore why, when and how to create and use rubrics

For more information and to register, go to  http://spsfacworkshops.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

Tuesday, January 22, 10-11:00 am, NVC 8-140
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff with little to no prior Blackborad experience who will learn about the basic tools.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Wednesday, January 23, 3-4:00 pm, NVC 8-170
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff with little to no prior Blackborad experience who will learn about the basic tools.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Tuesday, January 29, 1-2:00 pm, NVC 8-140
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff with little to no prior Blackborad experience who will learn about the basic tools.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.

Wednesday, January 30, 10-11:00 am, NVC 8-170
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate assistants, and staff with little to no prior Blackborad experience who will learn about the basic tools.  For a complete description of this workshop please click here.


SEMINARS IN FALL 2012

 

DECEMBER 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2:30-4:00, 151 E. 25 St. (Newman Library building), Room 763
Responding to Student Writing
This roundtable will focus on the theory and practice of responding to student writing and will address pedagogical foundations and practical concerns (such as time management and workload). Working from a process-based model of response, we will examine strategies for evaluative reading and productive feedback.  We'll engage issues including how much correction (the infamous red pen) is useful, the benefits of margin vs. summary comments, the uses of praise and criticism, and student conferencing.  Participants from all disciplines are encouraged to bring examples of student writing that they have found challenging to respond to.

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

Thursday, December 6, 2-3:00pm, NVC 8-160
Blackboard 9.1 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

 

NOVEMBER 2012

Monday, November 5, 2-3:00pm, NVC 8-170
Blackboard 9.1 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

Friday, November 9, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
GIS Practicum, Introduction to GIS Using Open Source Software
The day-long workshop runs from 9am to 4:30pm. Baruch & CUNY graduate students, faculty, and staff, Baruch undergraduates, and Baruch CAPS students are eligible to register. Advance registration is required; the fee is $30 and includes a detailed tutorial manual and a light breakfast. Visit the GIS Practicum page to learn more and to register: http://guides.newman.baruch.cuny.edu/gis

Monday, November 12, 3:00-6:00 PM, Newman Library Building, Room 130
Tuesday, November 13, 12:30-4:00 PM, Newman Library Building, Room 135
Making-up for lost time--online

As promised earlier this week, the provost’s office is sponsoring efforts to help members of the faculty find online methods of making up for time lost to last week’s hurricane—online alternatives or supplements to the scheduled make-up classes—all in support of helping students learn material they otherwise are in danger of missing. We’ve scheduled three sessions. They will be led by members of the faculty with experience in teaching online/hybrid courses, with support from members of the BCTC staff and the Schwartz Institute. The sessions will include presentations and one-on-one assistance. They are scheduled for three hours, but you can attend for any length of time that works for you.

Questions? Please contact Kevin Wolff Kevin.Wolff@baruch.cuny.edu  or Mikhail Gershovich Mikhail.Gershovich@baruch.cuny.edu.

Wednesday, November 14, 2:30-4:00, 151 E. 25 St. (Newman Library building), Room 763
Oral Presentation Assignment Design
Employers and recruiters almost invariable identify oral communication as the most important qualification for prospective employees. In this roundtable, we will discuss strategies for designing creative oral assignments that help students hone their presentation skills while also teaching important course material. We'll talk about both formal and informal presentations, helping students to overcome anxiety, and using presentations to enhance student engagement and leadership in the classroom. Participating faculty are encouraged to bring in assignments that they are working on to workshop and discuss.

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

Thursday, November 15, 5:00-8:00 PM, NVC 7-160
Making-up for lost time--online

As promised earlier this week, the provost’s office is sponsoring efforts to help members of the faculty find online methods of making up for time lost to last week’s hurricane—online alternatives or supplements to the scheduled make-up classes—all in support of helping students learn material they otherwise are in danger of missing. We’ve scheduled three sessions. They will be led by members of the faculty with experience in teaching online/hybrid courses, with support from members of the BCTC staff and the Schwartz Institute. The sessions will include presentations and one-on-one assistance. They are scheduled for three hours, but you can attend for any length of time that works for you.

Questions? Please contact Kevin Wolff Kevin.Wolff@baruch.cuny.edu  or Mikhail Gershovich Mikhail.Gershovich@baruch.cuny.edu.

Thursday, November 15, 6:00 PM, NVC 14-269
3D Printing and Making Across the Curriculum
A 3D printer is a device that can take a digital representation of an object and produce it in physical form. In the past several years, the cost of these devices has dropped significantly and a wave of innovators and tinkerers have begun to consider how such tools might be deployed in a broad range of curricula, not just in science and engineering courses. Makerspaces, locations where people can use hands-on tools like 3D printers to build physical objects, are also helping shape a new generation of students who can think critically about the world around them and are empowered to build and innovate born out of their own curiosity and learning. This session will include a live demonstration of 3D printing. Come and learn how 3D printing and maker culture can encourage students’ critical thinking and creativity across the undergraduate curriculum.

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

Thursday, November 29, 12:45-2:15, 151 E. 25 St. (Newman Library building), Room 763
Writing Pedagogy in the Science Classroom (CANCELLED)
How can science instructors more effectively integrate writing into their courses?  In this roundtable we will discuss the experiences and challenges of science faculty who have made writing an integral part of their pedagogy, and brainstorm new practices and assignments for those who would like to increase the presence of writing in their courses. We will explore specific activities, techniques, and methods for advancing student writing in courses in the sciences.

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

 

OCTOBER 2012

Monday, October 1, 1-2:00 pm, NVC 8-170
Blackboard 9.1 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, October 4, 1-2:30 pm, NVC 6-145
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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2:30-4:00, TBA
Multimedia and Blogging in the Classroom
This workshop examines strategies and practices that support the effective use of multimedia and online publishing in coursework. We will look at examples of successful assignments and discuss common mistakes in order to develop an understanding of how to integrate multimedia into the curriculum, structure multimedia and blog assignments, and scale our expectations about what can be accomplished in one semester. Faculty who have already experimented with technology are invited to bring a copy of an assignment involving blogs or multimedia. We'll be joined by Professor Ted Henken (Black and Hispanic Studies) and Luke Waltzer (Assistant Director for Educational Technology, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute).

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

Friday, October 12, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
GIS Practicum, Introduction to GIS Using Open Source Software
The day-long workshop runs from 9am to 4:30pm. Baruch & CUNY graduate students, faculty, and staff, Baruch undergraduates, and Baruch CAPS students are eligible to register. Advance registration is required; the fee is $30 and includes a detailed tutorial manual and a light breakfast. Visit the GIS Practicum page to learn more and to register: http://guides.newman.baruch.cuny.edu/gis

Thursday, October 18, 12:45-2:15, VC 14-267
Exploring ESL Challenges: Oral and Written Communication
This roundtable will address some of the struggles experienced by both teachers of ESL writers and non-native speakers as well as the students we often categorize as “ESL” or “multilingual.” Guided by Professor Christine Rosalia (School of Education, Hunter College), we will explore some of the perceptions, expectations, and experiences of faculty and ESL students to better understand our current pedagogical practices and outcomes. We likewise will identify techniques for reading, evaluating, and responding to student writing and oral presentations that stimulate language acquisition and critical expression and enrich classroom culture.

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

Monday, October 29, 2-3:00 pm, 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, October 30, 12:45-2:15, 151 E. 25 St. (Newman Library building), Room 763
Literature for Business/Business for Literature: Shakespeare, Spreadsheets, and Success
This interdisciplinary roundtable will examine ways in which courses in literature and business can draw on mutually relevant material to enhance the intellectual and practical abilities of students. For example, how could one's study of corporate strategies benefit from including a case study of Macbeth? How might analyzing the rhetorical strategies of a sonnet apply to the creation of a corporate mission statement? How can literature students hone their technical proficiency by applying business models to plot and character analyses? Our conversation aims to find creative and practical points of connection between these two disciplines.

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2-3:00pm, NVC 6-145
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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.

Wednesday, September 5, 10-11:00am, NVC 6-130
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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, September 6, 1-2:00pm, NVC 8-170

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.

Friday, September 7, 4-5:00pm, NVC 6-145
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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.

Monday, September 10, 10-11:00am, NVC 8-170
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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.

Monday, September 10, 1-2:00 pm, 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.

Tuesday, September 11, 6-7:00 pm, NVC 6-145
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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.

Wednesday, September 12, 10-11:00 am, NVC 6-130
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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, September 13, 12:45-2:00 pm, NVC 8-160
Blogs@Baruch

Blogs@Baruch is a publishing platform for the Baruch College community. It's used in dozens of courses and by various units at the College to meet their web publishing needs. In the past four years it has supported the work of more than 11,000 users and more than 2,000 individual sites. Here are some examples of sites on Blogs@Baruch:

 Are you a faculty member interested in using Blogs@Baruch in your class? Do you have students interested in launching an online project, or who have questions about how to use Blogs@Baruch in your classes? The Schwartz Communication Institute will answer your questions, help you get started, and give you a sense of how you can get the most out of this system. We'd love to see you there!  (No RSVP required.)

Thursday, September 13, 2-3:00 pm, NVC 8-160
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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2:30-3:30 pm AND Thursday, September 30, 1-2:00 pm, 137 E. 25th St., 323
Improving Student Public Speaking with Video
This workshop will introduce faculty to the Video Oral Communication Assessment Tool (VOCAT), a web application developed and hosted at Baruch College to collect, store, and evaluate video recordings of students’ oral presentations: www.baruch.cuny.edu/vocat. We will review a model implementation of the tool in Communication Studies classes, survey the range of uses across the Baruch curriculum including in Management, Accountancy, and Theatre courses, and will show how to get started using the tool in your class.     

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

Thursday, September 20, 1-3:30 pm, Newman Library Building, 320a (Besso Lab)
Webinar-Cheating In An Online Environment: How To Prevent, Detect, & Deter Dishonesty
Please join faculty and administrative colleagues in viewing this webinar (from 1:00-2:30), followed by our own discussion. Although some issues of academic integrity are specific to online courses, many are not: all members of the faculty (and administrators) are invited, whatever your current involvement with online or hybrid courses.

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

The webinar will be presented by “Innovative Educators” and led by Dr. Perry C. Francis, a member of the faculty at Eastern Michigan University in the Department of Leadership & Counseling.

Thursday, September 20, 2-3:00pm, NVC 8-160
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 27, 3-4:00pm, NVC 8-170
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.

 

AUGUST 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 10-11:00am, NVC 8-170
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2-3:00pm, NVC 8-170
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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 30, 6-7:00pm, NVC 6-145
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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.

Friday, August 31, 10-11:00am, NVC 6-145
Introduction to Blackboard 9.1
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.