Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.
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From: Luke Waltzer, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Please see the workshop announcement below from George Otte, CUNY's Director of Academic Technology and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at CUNY's School of Professional Studies. The workshop would be valuable especially to those who have had little experience teaching in online environments and those who have not used Blackboard extensively but plan to do so in the future.
I am happy to discuss in more detail the structure and expectations of the workshop with any interested faculty, and to help you determine if the workshop is right for you. For faculty interested in taking this workshop, doing so during the January intercession is recommended.
We are once again ready to accept registration for the workshop sections designed to prepare CUNY faculty to teach online or hybrid courses. These workshops are themselves completely online.
Starting December 5, we will be accepting applications for the winter workshop of “Preparation for Teaching Online: A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty," scheduled for January 9-22; all workshop activities will be online.
Applicants will need supervisory signoff indicating they will be scheduled to teach an online or hybrid course, with priority given to those scheduled to do so in Spring 2014. That supervisory approval (by both the department/program head and the [Provost]) is especially important since the campuses are to pay each faculty member who successfully completes the workshop 10 hours at the non-teaching adjunct rate for their participation; this amount will be reimbursed to the college once the faculty member has taught six online or hybrid credits within the two semesters following the workshop. (As noted in earlier announcements, this is to ensure that there is follow-through — actual delivery — on the online or hybrid courses these workshops are intended to foster.)
The description of the workshop and the application form can be found at http://cunyonline.commons.gc.cuny.edu/
Thanks for your attention to this.
Luke Waltzer, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Baruch College | CUNY
137 E. 25th Street, Room 317
New York, NY 10010