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The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
A Faculty Development Roundtable Discussion:
Why the Research Block?
Wednesday, October 16, 12:30-2:00pm, NVC 14-280
From: Suzanne Epstein, Interim Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
In assignments across the curriculum we ask our students to perform research, but often the results do not live up to our expectations. In this roundtable we will consider practical strategies for improving our assignments in order to promote better research habits and skills. Among other topics, we will discuss strategies for leading students to helpful sources, strategies for thinking of the differences between various kinds of sources (news articles, academic books, etc.), and strategies for using sources for different aims (context, evidence, analysis, etc). We will also look at specific assignments that help to scaffold a research assignment — in particular the annotated bibliography. We’ll be joined by Professor Louise Klusek (Newman Library, Management, Business, International Business) and Professor Stephen Francoeur (Newman Library, Journalism, Philosophy, Psychology).
A full listing of all our Fall 2013 workshops can be found on the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute website: http://blsci.baruch.cuny.edu/faculty/workshops/
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 312-2060. When you RSVP, please feel free to include an assignment you are planning to use, or one you have already used, but wish to modify to achieve your desired outcomes.
Suzanne Epstein, Ed. D.
Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
Baruch College, CUNY
1, Bernard Baruch Way, Box J-318
New York, NY 10010
Tel: (646) 312 2068 fax: (646) 312 2061