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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Faculty Development Seminars 2018-2019



Last updated on 5/24/2019

Support for many of these seminars is provided in part by the Baruch College Fund. Also see the archived series for 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-20152015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-18. For Research Without Borders (presentations about their research by members of the Baruch faculty and invited guests), go here.

Please feel free to send ideas for seminars to
Associate Provost Dennis Slavin.

 

SEMINARS IN SPRING 2019

MAY

Thursday, May 9, 12:30 - 2:00 PM, NVC, Room 3-210
Digital Harassmant and Online Stalking Workshop

The Digital Harassment and Online Stalking Workshop is presented in partnership with the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI) and Baruch’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Committee (SHAP), as a follow-up to the Title IX Office’s Bystander Intervention training presented earlier this year. In this interactive workshop, participants will apply Bystander Intervention techniques and get resources and strategies to assist those who experience web-based harassment. 

RSVP here or view the flyer.

 

Wednesday, May 22, 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM, NVC, Room 14-269
Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Fostering a Culture of Respect

This workshop, presented by SAVI, will orient attendees to the best practices to support employees by fostering a workplace free from a culture of sexual harassment. Attendees will obtain a working knowledge of ethical and culturally sensitive professional conduct to prevent sexual harassment in our workspaces. Laws and regulations in place to protect employees from toxic working conditions where sexual harassment thrives will also be discussed.

RSVP here.

 

APRIL

Tuesday, April 2, 12:30 - 2:00 PM, Information & Technology Building, Room 763
OCR Workshop: What the College Needs to Know About the Office of Civil Rights

Please join Student Disability Services as they host the Office of Civil Rights and its workshop on “What the College Needs to Know About the Office of Civil Rights.” The presenters, U.S. Department of Education Attorneys, will discuss our obligations as an institution to ensure equal access to education and guide us in developing systematic solutions to civil rights problems. The workshop will cover an overview of the Office, Title IX, animals on campus, and cases of disability harassment. Seats are limited.

RSVP here to attend.

 

Thursday, April 4, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, NVC 7-238
Getting it Published

This session, presented by the Department of English, featuring Peter Hitchcock will focus on the second half of the publishing process, what prospective authors face, and how they can navigate the following: the review process; editing; negotiations; contracts; permissions; proofs; marketing; and, the hardest part of all celebrations. Also on the agenda: pitching projects other than solo-authored monographs to publishers. Refreshments will be served.

 

Thursday, April 4, NVC 7-205
Writing Program Spring Symposium

This year's Annual Writing Program symposium will focus on using the new faculty and student-written course Reader for ENG 2100
. For more information please contact Lisa Blankenship.

 

Monday, April 8, 12:15 - 1:45 PM,  Information & Technology Building, Room 763
Pronouncing our Chinese and Chinese Heritage Students' Names

As we prepare to welcome the second cohort of SWUFE 3+1 students from China, we feel it is essential to learn the proper pronunciation of their names. Research shows that while many Chinese students take on westernized nicknames, many would prefer to use their given names – if only non-native Chinese speakers could pronounce them correctly. We at Baruch can show our Chinese and Chinese Heritage students they are valued on campus by learning to say their names correctly. Baruch’s International Student Service Center has therefore teamed up with the Confucius Institute to organize the Say My Name: Pronouncing our Chinese and Chinese Heritage Students’ Names Workshop. The staff of Baruch’s Confucius Institute—Xinwei Sun, Ph.D., Jing Shao, Ph.D., and Li Wang Ph.D.—will share their knowledge. Workshop participants will be able to practice with the actual names of our incoming Chinese students from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. A light lunch will be provided. 

Space is limited. RSVP online

 

Thursday, April 18, 12:30 - 2:00 PM, NVC 14-270
Grantseeking Strategies for the Humanities and Art Workshop

SPAR's featured workshop this semester will be conducted by the Research Foundation's Office of Award & Pre-proposal Support. The workshop will focus on how to seek for funding opportunities in the Humanities and Arts.

 RSVP to Ana Alas Iglesias at ana.alasiglesias@baruch.cuny.edu or at 646.312.2209

 

MARCH

Friday, March 8, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM, room NVC 14-266
Bystander Intervention Workshop: Presented by the Mount Sinai SAVI Program

Research shows that bystander intervention works. But what options does a bystander have that can help achieve the best and safest outcome both for herself/himself and for the person s/he is trying to support? In this introductory session, the “5 Ds” of bystander intervention will be investigated through presentations, discussions, and controlled skills practice.

RSVP to DiversityEventsRSVP@baruch.cuny.edu. Note: Future workshops will build upon the skills gained in this introductory training.

 

Monday, March 18, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, room NVC 14-250
Spring Forum on Tenure and Promotion

Tenure and promotion is arguably the most critical milestone in an academician’s career, as well as one of the most important decisions made by one’s peers and College administrators. In recognition of the significance of tenure and promotion, this forum is one way that we promote a college-wide dialogue on the subject. This year ‘s panelists are Fenwick Huss, Dean of Zicklin School of Business, Jessica Lang, Chair of the English Department, Kannan Mohan, Professor of the Paul H. Chook Information Systems & Statistics Department, and College P&B member, and Cristina Balboa, Associate Professor of the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. Prof. Balboa also was a recent Tenure and Promotion candidate. The panelists will represent key roles in the tenure and promotion process. Once each participant has spoken briefly about their experience and/or role in the process, the Forum will be opened up for questions from the audience. You will hear directly from key players and, importantly, your peers. The Forum is particularly informative for tenure-earning faculty. It is also an opportunity for tenured Associate and Full Professors to mentor junior colleagues and contribute insights from their own experiences. All professorial title faculty, regardless of rank, are encouraged to attend annually.

 

Ethics WeekTuesday, March 19, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM, room NVC 2-140
Faculty Workshop: The Art of Science Learning

The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship invites you to participate in a unique, hands-on workshop designed to expose you to how skills, processes, and experiences grounded in the arts (i.e., rapid prototyping, empathic listening iterative techniques grounded in ensemble rehearsal processes) can foster learning in non-artistic disciplines and domains. Used by more than 400 of America’s Fortune 500 companies, "arts-based learning" has emerged as a widely used approach to enhance creativity and accelerate innovation. The “Rehearsing Ideas” workshop is based on research funded by the NSF and offered by The Art of Science Learning's founder/director, Harvey Seifter, who developed the world’s first arts-based STEM innovation curriculum. In his efforts to support arts-based learning, Harvey has also created a network of innovation incubators across the country. This event is sponsored by The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship.

RSVP: by 3/8/19 to marlene.leekang@baruch.cuny.edu. Space is limited.

 

Tuesday, March 19, 12:30 - 2:00 PM, 135 E. 22nd St., Room 907
Responding to Student Writing

This workshop will share best practices for giving feedback to student writing in order to generate revision and skill development. We’ll overview the roles of formative and summative feedback, examine approaches to responding hierarchically to various aspects of writing, and discuss methods for keeping the paper load manageable.

RSVP:  Please RSVP directly to  Julia.Goldstein@baruch.cuny.edu. Lunch will be provided.

 

Tuesday, March 19, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Newman Library, room 320a
Boost Your Scholarly Profile

The faculty of the Newman Library and CUNY's Scholarly Communications Librarian, Megan Wacha, will be hosting a workshop designed to help you boost your scholarly profile online and extend the reach of your scholarly work. In this workshop, you will learn how to make your work more visible in search engines by adding it to CUNY Academic Works, the university's institutional repository. You will also learn how to build an online profile in platforms like Google Scholar. Common questions about different social media networks - including the benefits of submitting to Academic Works instead of Academia.edu - will also be addressed. By the end of the workshop, you will know how to make your scholarship easier to find and your profile more visible to your peers as well as to publishers. This event is sponsored by the Newman Library. For more information on this event, click here.  

RSVP: https://baruch.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eflvhkKbDtqrsEZ

 

Friday, March 29, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Newman Library, room 320a
BWLI Brown Bag Workshop: Using Social Media to Advance Your Career

Sabrina Kizzie, MPA, Speaker & Marketing/Social Media Lecturer will provide you with essential guidance, tools and resources to best build and effectively manage your digital presence for career success.WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to build your digital presence on LinkedIn and make the right connections
  • Establishing yourself as a subject matter expert on social media in order to advance your career
  • Tips on how to use Twitter for building connections and to create opportunities
  • AND MUCH MORE!

 

Please RSVP by March 21 here:  https://baruch.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6mqRSpHt4hnKlNP

 

JANUARY

Various dates starting on January 14, 12:00-2:00 PM, 137 E 25th St, Room 323
BLSCI Seminar: Effective Writing Pedagogies in Public Affairs

This January and Spring, the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute invites you to join a compensated faculty seminar on Effective Writing Pedagogies in Public Affairs courses. In contrast to our lunchtime Workshops, the Seminar will provide a sustained and longitudinal opportunity for developing and revising teaching materials and classroom strategies in conversation with a community of colleagues. For many of you, January will be an ideal time to reflect on your teaching practices in preparation for Spring 2019. 

In two stages, January (January 14, January 17) and Spring (March 25, May 13), we will explore strategies for:

  • Designing purposeful writing assignments that support deep learning
  • Integrating scaffolded, low-stakes opportunities for students to practice skills and revise texts
  • Providing productive feedback without increasing the grading load by using techniques such as strategic endnotes, effective rubric design, and facilitation of meaningful peer review
  • Supporting all students, including multilingual ones, in developing purposeful, clear, and effective writing

 

If you’re interested in joining the Seminar, please registration form by Friday, December 14. Contact Meechal Hoffman for more information.

 

Various dates starting on January 22, 12:00-2:00 PM, 137 E 25th St, Room 323
BLSCI Seminar: Inclusive Pedagogy

This January and Spring, the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute invites Weissman faculty to join a compensated faculty development seminar on Inclusive Pedagogy. Nation-wide and across disciplines, there’s an increasing interest in developing student-centered approaches to teaching and learning that reflect and celebrate diversity. Faculty are creating classroom cultures that encourage participation, civil discourse, and debate; they are diversifying representation on their syllabi and in their instructional materials; they are arguing for the value of diversity to the project of knowledge-building. Much of this work relies on foundations of active learning: when faculty teach to support diversity, encourage rhetorical awareness, provide strategies for evidence-based argumentation about difficult topics, and challenge students to interrogate their received worlds, their students are speaking and writing to learn, working in groups and pairs, reporting out, debating, presenting, and providing and receiving peer feedback.

In two stages, January (January 22, January 25) and Spring (March 1, April 6, May 17), we will explore strategies for: 

  • Establishing an inclusive classroom culture that makes space for every student to learn and be heard
  • Evolving course design to represent the work and experiences of diverse scholars and communities
  • Designing and facilitating class discussion of challenging topics

 

If you’re interested in joining the Seminar, please registration form by Thursday, December 13. Contact Meechal Hoffman for more information.

 

 

SEMINARS IN FALL 2018

DECEMBER

Tuesday, December 4, 12:00 - 2:00 PM, room 14-250
Daring Greatly: An Interactive Workshop Designed to Build Connections

Kristy Perez will lead this workshop on helping you to find your true authentic selves by recognizing vulnerability as a leadership strength.   The workshop is based on Brené Brown’s book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent & Lead.  Ms. Brown’s TED talk on the subject  can be accessed here:  https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability?language=en

RSVP to:  DiversityEventsRSVP@baruch.cuny.edu

 

Wednesday, December 5, 12:30 - 2:30 PM, NVC 14-266
CTL WORKSHOP: Qualitative Research Poundtable

Join scholars from communication studies, linguistics, and environmental psychology for a roundtable discussion of qualitative research. Topics will include approaches to collecting and managing large amounts of data; experiences with digital and transcription tools; the stages of analysis; and your questions! Feel free to bring your own lunch! 

 

Sunday, December 16, 12:30 - 2:30 PM, NVC 7-215
Workshop for Faculty Teaching ENG 2150

This workshop is for faculty teaching ENG 2150
in spring 2019. It will focus on incorporating multimodal composing. For more information please contact Lisa Blankenship.

 

NOVEMBER

Monday, November 12, 12:30-1:15 PM, room H-763
Say My Name: Workshop on pronouncing the names of our Chinese and Chinese heritage students

Please join Baruch College’s International Student Services (ISSC) and the Confucius Institute for Global Finance for this event. The staff of Baruch’s Confucius Institute—Xinwei Sun, PhD, Jing Shao, PhD and Li Wang PhD—will share their insights into Chinese names. Attendees will learn how names are used in the Chinese workplace and family; receive an introduction to the four tones of the Chinese language; find out the most common Chinese family names; and hear the difference in pronunciation of the roman alphabet between Chinese and English.

Light lunch provided. Space is limited. RSVP to: matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu

 

Tuesday, November 13, 12:30-2:30 PM, room NVC 14-270
Accentedness and the Ethics if Listening: The Listener's Role in Global Communication

Developed by the Tools for Clear Speech (TfCS) program, this workshop poses the following paradox: communication is a two-way street, yet communicative breakdowns are usually attributed to the speaker, especially if the speaker has a non-native accent. Join us for an exploration of the overlooked yet vital role of the listener in linguistically diverse academic contexts. TfCS curriculum specialists Kim Edmunds and Tristan Thorne will share research-based insights that demonstrate how challenging underlying biases about non-native accents can enhance comprehension, encourage empathy, and foster meaningful intercultural communication. Light refreshments will be served. 

Registration is free but required: please register here.

 

Tuesday, November 20, 12:45-2:30 PM, room NVC 6-210
Translation in the Syllabus: Capitalizing on Student Multilingualism for Undergraduate Research

From Berber to Xhosa, CUNY students speak about 200 languages. Whether a given individual's language skills were gained from growing up in another country, family members, a workplace, a romantic partner, study or work abroad, or were learned in school, these skills are a valuable basis for high-level student research.  Over lunch, Prof. Adrian Izquierdo (English), along with Kiran Chand and other students, will discuss translation-related assignments that develop student language skills and help professors harness one of the most unique features of the Baruch classroom to advance learning for everyone. Whether you teach  humanities, social sciences, or anything else, your students' multiple language skills are an asset and a great learning opportunity for the entire class.

Lunch will be served and seating is limited. RSVP to researchandengagement@gmail.com.

 

OCTOBER

Tuesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 4, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, 137 E 25th St, Room 323
BLSCI Seminar: Teaching with Cases for BPL 5100 (cohort 2)

In order to support your teaching of cases in the Business Policy Capstone, the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute is collaborating with the Loomba Department of Management to offer a two-day, compensated Seminar. We’ll focus on preparing for meaningful case discussion with a teaching plan for you and reading strategies for students, facilitating case discussion, and responding to case-based writing.
You can learn more about the Seminar on our website.

Please complete our online registration form by Wednesday, September 12, and be in touch with Meechal Hoffman at meechal.hoffman@baruch.cuny.edu with any questions.

 

Tuesday, October 9, 12:45, room NVC 6-210
Undergraduate Research and Engagement Faculty Lunch Seminar: Promoting Interdisciplinary Scholarship with the Advanced Research Collective (ARC)

Professor Donald Robotham [gc.cuny.edu], Director of the Advanced Research Collaborative [gc.cuny.edu] at CUNY Graduate Center, will be at Baruch to discuss and answer faculty questions about ARC. ARC Fellowships are tenable for one or two semesters during the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Awardees will receive course buy outs up to a maximum of 3 course releases per semester. All Fellows will be provided with an office, a computer, and access to the Graduate Center’s academic infrastructure.Tenured and tenure-track CUNY scholars conducting research in any one of the following areas are invited to apply: Inequality, Immigration, Multilingualism & Translation, Global Cities, Critical University Studies. 

Application [cuny-graduate-center.forms.fm] deadline for next year's ARC Fellowships is October 31.

 

Thursday, October 11, 12:30-1:30 PM, room TBD
Understanding Students with Learning Disabilities in College

This presentation by Dr. Sanam Hafeez will cover:

  • Learning Disabilities—What are they?
  • Identifying methods for engaging all students by applying principles of Universal Design in the classroom
  • How to recognize learning disabilities in students
  • Where to refer students with learning disabilities inside and outside the college
  • Recognizing the impact a Learning Disability has on academic development and emotional wellness

Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD, is an authority in the field of neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment. She is a New York State Licensed Neuropsychologist and School Psychologist, is on the faculty of Teacher’s College, Columbia University and the founder and director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. 

For further information or to RSVP please contact; Chris Fleming at Cfleming@hostos.cuny.edu

 

Monday, October 15, 12:30 – 2:00 PM, 135 E. 22nd St., Room 907
BLSCI WORKSHOP: Responding with Impact to Student Writing

This workshop will share best practices for giving feedback to student writing in order to generate revision and skill development. We’ll overview the roles of formative and summative feedback, examine approaches to responding hierarchically to various aspects of writing, and discuss methods for keeping the paper load manageable.

Please RSVP directly to  Julia.Goldstein@baruch.cuny.edu.  Lunch will be provided. 

 

Thursday, October 25 or October 31, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
CTL WORKSHOP: Using Vocat for Online Instruction

Are you thinking about how to do virtual instruction in time for Baruch’s Online Learning Week (November 5-11)? Vocat is here to help. Vocat is a web application managed by the CTL that allows faculty and students to upload videos, images, or audio files which can then be annotated and assessed. In this workshop, we will demonstrate Vocat’s features and uses, and discuss how it can be applied to virtual instruction or asynchronous online assignments. You do not need to have prior experience in Vocat in order to attend.

 

Monday, October 29, 12:30 – 2:00 PM, 135 E. 22nd St., Room 907
BLSCI WORKSHOP: Teaching Genre-Specific Writing Skills

This workshop will share strategies for actively teaching students the features and functions of specific public affairs writing genres (and components of genres)—from memos and op-eds to literature reviews and case analyses. Participants will leave with ideas for in-class activities to help students understand and successfully execute the characteristics of writing central to communicating purposeful messages in their courses.

Please RSVP directly to  Julia.Goldstein@baruch.cuny.edu.  Lunch will be provided. 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday, September 5, 4:00-5:00 PM, room TBD
CLT Conversations: "Faculty Welsom Back Social

All faculty are welcome, whether you are new or returning, full or part-time. This is an informal time to bring questions, concerns, and ideas, and to meet your colleagues and the CTL staff. Coffee and cookies will be served

 

Tuesday, September 25 and Wednesday September 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, 137 E 25th St, Room 323
BLSCI Seminar: Teaching with Cases for BPL 5100 (cohort 1)

In order to support your teaching of cases in the Business Policy Capstone, the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute is collaborating with the Loomba Department of Management to offer a two-day, compensated Seminar. We’ll focus on preparing for meaningful case discussion with a teaching plan for you and reading strategies for students, facilitating case discussion, and responding to case-based writing.
You can learn more about the Seminar on our website.

Please complete our online registration form by Wednesday, September 12, and be in touch with Meechal Hoffman at meechal.hoffman@baruch.cuny.edu with any questions.

 

Wednesday, September 26, 12:00-3:00 PM, room 14-250
WORKSHOP: Crucial Conversations

Sophia McGee, PhD, of the Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU) and John Vogelsang, PhD, of the Michael Harrington Center will facilitate this workshop focused on “crucial conversations”—defined as discussions in which there is disagreement, the stakes are high, and emotions run strong—especially conversations related to social and racial issues. In keeping with the CERRU model, the workshop will be experiential, with time to role play, practice, and brainstorm. Share your expertise, learn new skills, and grow your toolkit for sensitive interactions. A light lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Compliance, and Equity Initiatives. To join us, please RSVP by Friday Sept. 21.