The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Faculty Development Seminars for 2005-2006

Last updated on 3/1/06

Please feel free to send ideas for seminars to Associate Provost Dennis Slavin. The sessions below are listed in loose chronological order. Also see the archived Faculty Seminar Series for 2002-2003, 2003-2004, and 2004-2005.

Support for many of these seminars is provided in part by the Joseph Drown Foundation. The Baruch College Fund has provided very generous suppport for a variety of faculty-development activities in AY 2005-2006. For the memo detailing these activities and the distribution of support, see:

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/facultyhandbook/BCFfacdev05-06.htm

SEMINARS IN SPRING 2006 (see below for Fall 2005)

Great Works Faculty Development Seminar, Spring 2006

Seminar Dates and Locations, TBA

The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute will sponsor an extended faculty development seminar series for instructors of Great Works courses (Eng/LTT 2800/2850). The program, with three meetings spaced throughout the semester, is designed as a forum for faculty members to explore strategies for bringing written and oral communication activities into their classrooms as active tools for learning. Each meeting will be conducted as as a roundtable discussion and will rely upon participants to lead by sharing their experiences and expertise with others in order to generate ideas for incorporating oral, written and computer mediated communication into the Great Works curriculum. Application deadline: Jan 9, 2006. For more information, please contact Ann Wallace (Sr. Communication Fellow), wallaceann@earthlink.net

Master Teacher Series (see below interspersed in green typeface, or go directly)

Generous support from the Baruch College Fund this year allows us to bring to Baruch extraordinary teachers and presenters to lead workshops focusing on issues and techniques related to teaching and learning. All members of the faculty are welcome, but space for these events is limited. Refreshments will be served at each event. Members of the adjunct faculty are paid at the 60% rate.

Master Teacher:  Ken Bain

What Do the Best Teachers Do? Creating Powerful Learning Environments for Students

Tuesday, January 17, 11:30am - 1:30pm, NVC 14-250

Tuesday, January 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, NVC 14-250

(the same program will be presented twice)

Internationally recognized for his insights into teaching and learning, and for a fifteen-year study of what the best educators do, Ken Bain has presented invited workshops or lectures at nearly two hundred universities and events throughout the world. Founding Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University, his recently published book, What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2004) won the 2004 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an outstanding book on education and society.

Meeting for Adjuncts Teaching Spanish

Thursday, February 2, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, NVC 6-210

The Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature will hold a
special meeting to adddress learning goals for Spanish 1001-1002 and integrating several teaching approaches. Special attention will be given to the communicative approach. Refreshments will be served.

Master Teacher:  Ken Bain

Developing the Promising Syllabus

Thursday, February 23, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, NVC 14-250

This presentation will be a follow-up to those on January 17. (see below for )

International Faculty Development Workshops on Creative Assignments

Wednesday, March 8, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, NVC 8-213

Thursday, March 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, NVC 8-213

Workshops led by Elisabeth Gareis (3/8) and Leigh Williams (3/16) of the Communication Studies Department. Please confirm your plans to attend by sending an e-mail with your selection of workshop and date/time to egareis@baruch.cuny.edu.

Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Using Blackboard in the Foreign Language Classroom

Thursday, March 9, 1:00 pm, NVC 6-280

This workshop, to be led by Antonietta D'Amelio, will concentrate on adding interactive and multimedia components to classroom instruction, creating and mananaging online communication, and evaluating student performance and course effectiveness. This event is organized by the Modern Languages and Comparative Literature Department. Lunch will be served.


Master Teacher:  Stephen Brookfield

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher

Monday, March 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm, 151 E. 25th St., Room 750 (NB: changed location)

Tuesday, March 14, 9:30am - 11:30am, NVC 14-250

(the same program will be presented twice)

Distinguished University Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Stephen Brookfield has written ten books on adult learning, teaching, critical thinking, discussion methods, and critical theory. This workshop is based on Brookfield’s Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher (Jossey Bass Higher and Adult Education Series, 1995).

 

International Faculty Development Workshops on Creative Assignments

Thursday, March 16, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Location TBA

See March 8 for details.

Faculty Book Club

Monday, March 27, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, NVC 14-290
Tuesday, March 28, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, NVC 14-290

Wednesday, April 26, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Location TBA
Thursday, May 4, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
, Location TBA

The book chosen for the inaugural semester of the Faculty Book Club is R. J. Wlodkowski and M. B. Ginsberg, Diversity and Motivation: Culturally Responsive Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2003). Those who signed up in December 2005 were provided with free copies and are invited to attend any of the four sessions listed above. The discussions will be led alternately by Elisabeth Gareis and Leigh Williams of the Communication Studies Department. Particpants should confirm your plans to attend by sending an e-mail to egareis@baruch.cuny.edu with your preferred date.

Master Teacher:  Robert Kegan

Personal Learning and Professional Development

Monday, April 10, 12:00pm - 3:00pm, NVC 14-250

William and Miriam Meehan Professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Robert Kegan is a psychologist whose work focuses on adult development, adult learning, and professional development. His most recent book (co-authored) is How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation (Josey, Bass, 2000).

Faculty Book Club

Wednesday, April 26, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Location TBA
See March 27 for details.

Master Teacher:  Jack Breihan

Designing Assessment-Centered Courses

Wednesday, May 3, 12:30-2:30, NVC 14-250

Professor of History at Loyola College, Jack Breihan has published widely in four fields: British history, history pedagogy, architecture and planning, and aviation. He is co-author of Thinking and Writing in College: A Naturalistic Study in Four Disciplines (Urbana, Ill.: NCTE, 1991).

  • Follow this link for more information on Prof. Breihan.

Faculty Book Club

Thursday, May 4, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Location TBA

See March 27 for details.

SEMINARS IN FALL 2005

Foreign Languages and Literature in Translation: Methodologies and assessment tools

Thursday, September 8, 12:30pm - 2:30pm, NVC 6-210

Adjunct faculty members in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature discuss the department’s course offerings with full-time members of the department.

 

Theatre of Engagement: Unique Ways to Address ESL Student Needs

Monday, October 24, 12:45pm - 2:30pm, NVC 7-210

Tuesday, October 25, 3:45pm - 5:30pm, NVC 7-210

This workshop will provide instructors of English 0132, 2100, and 2150 ideas for assignments and activities that emphasize presentation and visual literacy skills as a means to develop student reading and writing. We will look at sample assignments and discuss how performance-based work can be especially effective in engaging reticent and ESL students who are struggling with language skills. Arranged by Cheryl Smith (English and WAC Faculty Coordinator) and Jill Stevenson (Theatre Writing Fellow). A light meal will be served.

 

Fostering Student Engagement in Large Lecture Courses

Wednesday, October 26, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, NVC 13-215

Thursday, October 27,  11:00am - 12:45pm, NVC 13-215

This workshop for Zicklin School of Business faculty will focus on strategies for improving student engagement and encouraging active learning in large lecture courses (80 or more students) where the lecture format and large class size tend to discourage student participation. Interested non-Zicklin faculty are also welcome. Arranged by Phyllis Zadra (Associate Dean, ZSB), Carol Morgan (SACC) and Mikhail Gershovich (Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute). Lunch will be served.  Please contact Dean Zadra for more information: Phyllis_Zadra@baruch.cuny.edu.

Asking Questions and Clarifying Misunderstandings

Wednesday, November 2, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, VC 8-213 (for international faculty members)

Thursday, November 3, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, NVC 8-213 (open to all members of the faculty)

A workshop led by Elisabeth Gareis (Communication Studies) on strategies for asking and answering questions in class and techniques for preventing and clarifying misunderstandings when interacting with students.

Please confirm your plans to attend by sending an e-mail with your selection of workshop and date/time to egareis@baruch.cuny.edu

 

Master Teacher Series (see below interspersed in green typeface, or go directly)

Generous support from the Baruch College Fund this year allows us to bring to Baruch extraordinary teachers and presenters to lead workshops focusing on issues and techniques related to teaching and learning. All members of the faculty are welcome, but space for these events is limited. Refreshments will be served at each event. Members of the adjunct faculty are paid at the 60% rate.

 

Master Teacher:  Jeanette Norden

Teaching Effectiveness in Large Classes

Monday, November 7, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, NVC 14-250

Professor and Director of Medical Education, Vanderbilt Medical School, and winner of numerous awards for teaching, Dr. Norden was referred to recently as "the best teacher [he] had ever seen" by Ken Bain (see below), author of What the Best Teachers Do (Harvard University Press, 2004).

What Makes THE 1041 Communication-Intensive?

Thursday, November 17, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, NVC- 7-215

Intended for THE 1041 faculty, this workshop will provide a forum for faculty to discuss the communication-intensive focus of Baruch’s introductory Theater course and to develop communication learning goals for the course. The workshop will be led by Jill Stevenson (CUNY Writing Fellow) and Mikhail Gershovich (Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute).

International Faculty Development Workshops on Classroom Management

Wednesday, November 30, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, NVC 8-213

Thursday, December 1, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, NVC 8-213

A workshop led by Elisabeth Gareis (Communication Studies) on setting classroom policies, preventing disruptive behavior, remediating inappropriate conduct, and dealing with student challenges.

Please confirm your plans to attend by sending an e-mail with your selection of workshop and date/time to egareis@baruch.cuny.edu.

Meeting of the CUNY Council on Foreign Languages

December 2, 2:00pm - 4:30pm, NVC 6-210