Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message Archive

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

 

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

For an archive of announcements sent from the Provost’s Office beginning June 2011, see http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/provost/archive.htm

 

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:

The Art of Feedback

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/

 

 

Dennis Slavin

Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President

Baruch College, CUNY

646-660-6504 (phone); 646-660-6531 (fax)

Dennis.Slavin@baruch.cuny.edu

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/provost/teaching_learning.htm