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The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute presents
A Faculty Development Roundtable Discussion:
Writing About Numbers
Thursday, March 13, 12:45-2:15pm, Newman Library Building, Room H-763
From: Suzanne Epstein, Interim Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
This interdisciplinary roundtable discussion invites instructors to think about the practice of writing and the practice of interpreting numbers as mutually reinforcing skills. “Writing About Numbers” intends to bridge a conversation across Weissman, SPA, and Zicklin that will help instructors identify ways of effectively improving student writing and mathematical reasoning. The overarching goal is to explore ways that students can analytically and creatively use writing to think about numerical data and other communicative models (i.e., graphs, charts). We will explore how low-stakes writing assignments can help students exercise critical thinking skills, make connections between data and theory, build arguments about data, and process complex concepts imparted in reading or class discussion. We will look at a few specific examples of such writing exercises. We will be joined by Bill Ferns (S/CIS) who will discuss some of the ways he has used writing activities and assignments in his courses.
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Lunch will be provided.
Adjuncts will be compensated for their time at the non-teaching adjunct rate.
A full listing of all our spring 2014 workshops can be found on the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute website: http://blsci.baruch.cuny.edu/faculty/workshops/
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