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From: Allison Lehr Samuels, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning
All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the CTL’s programs. Click here to learn more about the CTL.
Here’s what’s happening at the Center for Teaching and Learning This Week: October 9-15
As announced a few weeks ago, the week of October 9 will be Online Learning Week at Baruch. All members of the faculty—full-time and adjunct, those with lots of online experience and those with little or none—are encouraged to experiment that week with broadening their experience by going a step or two further than they’ve gone before. How to go about that (or not) is up to you of course: for many this might involve moving one class that week to an online format; for others who have already taught “hybrid” classes (half face-to-face, half online) a further step might be a week of classes that are entirely online; for those with less online experience, making use (or more extended use) of an online discussion board might be the way to go. Again: up to you!
The CTL is available for one-on-one consulting to help members of the faculty discuss and test options that suit the individual goals of the course. (Chairs should notify faculty if a particular course should not participate.)
Teaching Ideas for Online Class Sections is a resource posted on the CTL website. It is designed to show faculty specific examples and approaches to bringing one or more class sections online.
Teaching a Hybrid Course: Information Session
Wednesday, 10/11 from 3:00-4:30pm, in NVC 14-275
Thinking about teaching a hybrid course? Interested in exploring new educational technologies? Working on developing useful and fulfilling online learning experiences? Join us to learn more about teaching a hybrid course at Baruch. As part of Baruch’s Online Learning Week, this workshop will present the various obstacles and opportunities of teaching a hybrid course. During the workshop we will share information about how to find resources and support for teaching a hybrid and discuss the following topics related to hybrid teaching and learning:
- Course structuring and time management
- Educational technologies
- Policies and administrative details
- Outcomes and lessons learned from the English department’s Great Works program
- Application information for the CTL’s Spring 2018 Hybrid Seminar
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL): Information Session
Thursday, 10/12 from 12:30-1:30pm, in NVC Room 14-269
Are you interested in creating opportunities for your students to interact virtually with students and faculty overseas? Do you want to deepen your students’ cross-cultural skills and global outlook? Adding a COIL component to your course allows you to create these experiences for your students.
Please join the Office of Global Initiatives and the CTL as we launch the new Baruch COIL Faculty Fellows Program, in which faculty will receive support to develop strategies for incorporating into their courses. Learn about this new initiative that will start in Spring 2018. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application details to the program can be found here.
Town Hall Discussions
Tuesday, 10/24 from 12:30-2:00pm, in NVC 14-270
Wednesday, 10/25 from 4:00-5:00pm, in NVC 14-266
Two weeks after Online Learning Week, all who participated are invited to share their experiences and questions in “Town Hall” discussions. What did you feel worked well? What could have been better? What would you do differently if you tried this again? Did the experience lead to further questions or concerns? Did it spark any new discoveries? Did you sense that your students learned more? less? about the same?
We plan to make arrangements for ways to participate in the Town Hall discussions for those unable to attend.
Allison Lehr Samuels
Director, Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning
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