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Message Archive



Monday, September 19, 2016

 

This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.

 

Here’s what’s happening at the Center for Teaching and Learning the week of September 19th:

All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the CTL’s programs. Click here to learn more about the CLT. If you have any questions, contact Allison.Lehr-Samuels@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646.312.2069.

 CTL Conversations: “How can I tell if my students have done their reading without always assigning an essay or quiz?”

Date:  Wednesday, September 21
Time: 4pm-5:30pm (new time)
Location: NVC 14-269

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.

The CTL knows that Baruch faculty are juggling busy schedules – faculty are welcome to drop in and leave at any point during the session. Refreshments available. No RSVP necessary.

  

Active Learning Workshop  

Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 1pm-2:15 pm
Location: NVC 10-180

Enhance your teaching techniques with active learning strategies that are quick and easy to implement in your classroom. Faculty are invited to bring current materials/assignments that they would like to work on during this session. The workshop will begin with a discussion of the affordances of active learning spaces and the majority of the time will be spent actively working on and developing active learning classroom strategies. To RSVP for events click here.

 

 

Video Capture Bootcamp: OfficeMix

Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 2:30pm-4pm
Location: Computer Lab NVC 11-115

Create a short, 5 minute video in this hands-on workshop. Learn how OfficeMix, a free PowerPoint add-on, allows faculty members to create videos that include webcam footage, audio narration, images/slides, screen capture, interactive quizzes, and more. Leave the workshop with the basic skills and necessary tools to create videos and gain insight into best practices for future video creation. To RSVP for events click here.

 

Also of interest:

 Weissman Global Seminar of Fall 2016: Collaborative International Online Learning (COIL) Workshop

Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 12:30pm-2pm
Location: NVC 8-210

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) offers multicultural learning environments that digitally link university or college classes in different countries (http://coil.suny.edu/page/course-models). Through COIL, students from different countries enroll in shared courses managed by faculty members from each country. The ways in which these blended global experiences operate are highly flexible and can be tailored to suit course objectives. This form of global partnership offers a cost-effective and wide-reaching opportunity for Baruch to meet its goal of becoming a more international campus. This COIL workshop will offer a brief introduction to COIL and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and discuss how to implement COIL at Baruch. Light refreshments will be available.

Please RSVP to saul.garcia@baruch.cuny.edu by September 19.

 

Weissman Global Seminar  http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/
Launched in Spring 2016, the Weissman Global Seminar (WGS) will be a vibrant forum and incubator for faculty research and curriculum development in global studies and education. Monthly seminars will feature faculty research presentations, occasional guest lectures, and workshops on global learning goals, pedagogy, and faculty-led international courses.

  

Next week at the CTL….

 

Intro to Hybridization

Date: Wednesday, September 28
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: NVC 14-266

 

Want to explore different ways you could adapt your course to a hybrid format? This workshop helps 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 topic. 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. To RSVP for events click here.

 

 

CTL Conversations: “Communication Challenges: What can I do if I have a hard time understanding my student’s speech and/or writing?”

Date:  Wednesday, September 28
Time: 4pm-5:30pm (new time)
Location: NVC 14-269

 

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. The CTL knows that Baruch faculty are juggling busy schedules – faculty are welcome to drop in and leave at any point during the session. Refreshments available. No RSVP necessary.

 

 

Tech Thursdays: Canvas (Learning Management System)

Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: CTL office, Newman Library building Room 123 (within the Subotnick Financial Center)

 

Want to explore an alternative LMS to Blackboard? Join us to explore Canvas.

 

On the last Thursday of each month the CTL will host Tech Thursdays. These events will bring faculty together to pilot new educational technologies. The CTL staff will provide an overview of the featured technology and faculty will be encouraged to explore the tool, ask questions, and discuss how it may help facilitate their courses. The CTL staff is open to exploring various tools that generate faculty interest, suggestions welcome. No RSVP necessary.

 

 

If the RSVP link isn’t working, try to copy and paste (https://goo.gl/forms/sM6VRDZJdMPyaCDV2).

Speaker 2: Yustyna Yaremchuk (Finance, Baruch College) “Do Millennial College students at an urban, non-residential university believe that there is a link between material wealth and happiness?”

 

Speaker 3: Lisa-May Mosse (Film and TV, University of Warwick, UK) “Filming the Berlin Clubbing Scene as a Postmodern Construct”

 

Speaker 4: Yasmin Nartey (Politics & International Studies, University of Warwick, UK) “The Changing Cultural Identity of St. Lucia Carnival”

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 FROM 5:30-6:30 PM

Theme:  Social Inclusion & Inter-cultural Understanding

 

Speaker 1:  Amanda Er (Radiography & Medical Imaging, Monash Australia) “Medical imaging settings in different countries: a cross-cultural observational study”

 

Speaker 2: Dana Frenkel (Communication Studies, Baruch College) “Decoding Campus Dynamics”

 

Speaker 3: Anna Velychko (Psychology, Baruch College) “Training for Success”

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 FROM 6:30-7:30 PM

Theme:  Human Rights

 

Speaker 1:  Roger Wu (Human Rights Law, Monash Australia) “Statutory Interpretation and Limits in the Victorian Human Rights Charter”

 

Speaker 2: Anthony Hallal (Human Rights Theory, Monash Australia) “Ticking Time Bombs and Absolute Rights: Is Torture Ever Permissible in Theory or Practice?”

 

Speaker 3: Ruth Laryea-Walker (International Human Rights, Baruch College) “Child Marriage: An Abuse of Children’s Rights—Strengthening Policies to Eliminate It”

 

Day two – Wednesday 28 September 2016

Time (Baruch, USA)

Event – Baruch College

08:30 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 10:30

Session 18C - Warwick, Leeds & Baruch

10:30 - 12:00

Session 19A - Warwick & Baruch

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 FROM 9:00-10:30 AM

Theme:  Environment, Evolution & Systems

 

Speaker 1: Matthew Lane (Physics, University of Warwick, UK) “The Cosmic History of Galactic Habitability: Probing our Origins and place in the University in the search for the Genesis of Civilization”

 

Speaker 2: Emma Latham Jones (Politics, University of Warwick, UK), “A critical study of the politics of climate change in the main oil-producing states of Latin America”

 

Speaker 3: Cherisse Fraser (Biochemistry, Baruch College) “tRNA Evolution and Remolding in Marine Snails”

 

Speaker 4: Fiona Pye (Geosciences, University of Leeds, UK) “Did Jurassic brachiopods from the Swiss Alps live at methane seeps?”

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 FROM 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Theme:  New Perspectives and Improvements

 

Speaker 1: Zijing Yang (Economics, University of Warwick) “Degree of market segmentation: Price dispersion across and within the US and China”

 

Speaker 2: Jessica Kraker (English & History, Baruch College), “Mental Health in New York: It’s Time to Shed Some Light”

 

Speaker 3: Katharine Spark (International Studies, Monash Australia presenting from the University of Warwick) “How does your country's immigration policy affect your national security?”

 

Speaker 4: Margia Shiriti (Psychology, Baruch College) “Idiographic Assessment of Self-Efficacy for Everyday Problem Solving in Adult Development”

 

RSVP or information contact Katherine.Pence@baruch.cuny.edu or see icurportal.com

 

This conference is generously funded by the Office of the Provost, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, the Zicklin School of Business, and the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College.