Vice Provost for Global Strategies Announced
Effective immediately, Dean Jeffrey Peck will be taking on additional duties as Vice Provost for Global Strategies, reflecting a new set of responsibilities in coordinating and developing global efforts at the College. In addition to his continuing role as Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Peck will help shape a global strategy for Baruch — an approach that builds on our status as one of the most diverse campuses in the nation. To read President Mitchel Wallerstein's full communication on this new position, click here.
CUNY Launches Website Hub for Idea and Information Sharing
CUNY Pathways was recently created to provide a hub for sharing information regarding CUNY's degree pathways for undergraduates. It is the University's aim to help students move quickly and efficiently toward graduation, with a focus on improving the transfer system and creating clearer requirements. Faculty are encouraged to visit the website. Please especially note the draft resolution and the response form for sending CUNY your comments as the input of the college community on this draft is being sought.
Submission Deadline Extended for Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics
The Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics are intended to stimulate scholarship in the field of ethics, with an emphasis on ethics in professional life. The prizes are funded by a gift from alumnus Charles R. Dreifus, ('66, MBA '73) in honor of Abraham J. Briloff, Emmanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy Emeritus. The prizes are awarded annually to a faculty member who has written an important topical article, essay or book on ethics and to a student or students who have written an outstanding research paper or essay, also as it relates to current events.
"Ethics" in professional life is used in the broadest sense. Relevant topics include but are not limited to: ethical decision making for managers and professionals related to business enterprises, the ethical and social implications of investment policies, ethics in public policy, ethics in law and medicine, ethics in the academic world, the ethics of business and government relations, and corporate accountability.
FOR THE FACULTY PRIZE, any faculty member may submit an article, essay, op-ed piece, website, or book, unpublished or recently published. Works must be topical and current; relevance is more important than length. THE FACULTY AWARD IS $1,500.
FOR THE STUDENT PRIZE, any currently enrolled Baruch College student may submit an original essay or research paper. Work that was done for a course may be submitted for this prize. Works must be topical and current; relevance is more important than length. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. THE STUDENT AWARD IS $500.
The prize winners are selected by a committee of faculty from the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. The extended deadline for submissions is Friday, February 25, 2011.
Submissions and questions should be addressed to the Briloff Prizes in Ethics Committee via email to: Provost.Office@baruch.cuny.edu,
Subject: Briloff Prizes
Battle of Lexington is Scheduled for Feb. 10
Show your Baruch College pride on Thursday, February 10th, at the Battle of Lexington when Baruch takes on John Jay College (women's game at 5:30 pm, men's game at 7:30 pm) in a special basketball doubleheader. An ultimate fan contest is also going on now for students. More info
Come learn about Baruch College's case study program and findings from a recent case study on public education finance (supported by Robert Sterling Clark Foundation), the history of education finance advocacy, and the current status of public education funding in New York. Register online.
Feb. 8, 6 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 2-140, 55 Lexington Ave
In this workshop, you'll learn the contracting ABC's of registering a business online; locating government contracts; finding no-bid contracts; qualifying for contracts; SBA 8A and Hubzone programs; FedBizOpps; locating agency contract agents, and more. Register online.
While the current fiscal course of the U.S. government may be unsustainable, what does that actually mean for our business and personal futures? What are the odds and possible consequences of a U.S. default? What can be done to prevent it, or to deal with it? Event speaker Marc Hodak has applied his financial, historical, and governance expertise, as well as his access to the best research on these matters, to put all the pieces together as the basis of a discussion of this important topic. Register online.
This workshop will explain to entrepreneurs the various legal ways to structure and protect their businesses, such as sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability corporations, and corporations. The advantages and drawbacks of the various business forms will be explored. Register online.
Feb. 4 & 6: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
This conference will feature panels, workshops, and scenes from the professional theater critics association. For a full schedule, click here.
Feb. 10, 6 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
Part of The Production Process, a series of free moderated discussions with theater professionals for CUNY students, this panel will include Robert Fried, Theatrical Accountant (American Idiot, Billy Elliot, Memphis, Sister Act, and Wicked, among others); Sue Frost, Producer (Memphis, Vanities, Make Me A Song, and A Chorus Line tour, among others); and Carl Pasjberg, General Manager/Producer (Memphis, Lucky Guy, Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas, Guys and Dolls, among others). The discussion will be moderated by Victoria Bailey, TDF Executive Director & Educator. More info
Spring 2011 Technology Workshops for Faculty
To assist faculty with the technology services available at Baruch, BCTC will host a variety of workshops for the Spring 2011 Term. The topics include: Blackboard - Assignments, Grade Center, and Wikis / Blogs, Blogs@Baruch, Smart Classrooms, and Narrating PowerPoint Presentations.
Please visit our website for the workshop schedule at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/training. To recommend an additional workshop, schedule a small group session, or report technical problems please contact the help desk at 646-312-1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUNY Professional Development Courses for February
Below is a listing of professional development courses for February 2011 from the Office of Professional Development and Learning Management (CUNY University Training). To register for one or more courses, please complete the application located here and fax to Leah Schanke in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6591 or e-mail your application to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu no later than 7 days before the class date.
For further information on professional development programs from CUNY University Training, please visit the CUNY training web site at www.cuny.edu/training. For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Leah Schanke at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6618.
Dealing with Difficult People (C6060)
February 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn to manage your own behavior, explore coping mechanisms, and develop more effective communication skills when confronted with a difficult person or situation. For administrative professionals.
Negotiating Workplace Conflicts (C9173)
February 15, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Managers and supervisors will learn to resolve workplace conflict in a way that produces a fair and effective outcome for all involved. For managers and supervisors.
Having That "Challenging" Conversation (C9158)
February 18, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gain the skills to deliver difficult news or unpleasant feedback to colleagues, customers, or employees in a direct, yet, respectful manner. For all employees.
Creating Workplace Civility (C9100)
February 23 & 28 (two sessions: register for one only), 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Employees may face angry, disruptive, or dangerous behavior in the workplace, including harassment, intimidation, disrespect, verbal aggression, or even violence. This course gives employees the confidence to proactively and effectively address problematic situations while maintaining their professionalism. For all employees.