On November 15th we hosted a CTL Conversation, in which faculty came together to discuss the topic of challenging discussions in light of the divisive election. A concern of many faculty was making the diverse voices of the Baruch community be heard. Professor Glenn Petersen from the Department of Sociology writes: “At Baruch, we pride […]
Even if you know how and what you want to “cover” during your discussion, you want to strategically think about how you will start the discussion. This signals the tone of the discussion and helps get everyone focused. Here are some ideas to get you started: Read a poem (or essay)! Cheryl Smith, Associate Professor […]
When preparing for a challenging discussion it’s helpful to think about two issues: Encouraging a productive classroom environment Structuring the discourse A Productive Classroom Environment One of the first steps to foster a classroom environment that promotes respect, learning and listening is to establish some discussion “ground rules”. Kieran Morrow, Esq., Baruch’s Chief Diversity Officer/Title […]
All faculty and staff are welcome to discuss “Fostering Post-Election Constructive and Inclusive Dialogue in the Classroom.” The purpose of the event is to gather as a community to informally share techniques and resources to foster constructive and inclusive classroom discussion in light of the divisive election. Some of the questions we may collectively discuss […]
We’re please to share this event offered by our colleagues in the Writing Center and Tools for Clear Speech. If you’ve had the chance to work with either organization, you know that their approach is a great mix of effective, practical and compassionate expertise. Working with English Language Learners in the Classroom: Effective Strategies & […]
January Course Prep Bootcamp Meet with the CTL staff to get ready for your Spring semester. Bring your syllabus and questions! The CTL helps part-time and full-time faculty think through: Assignments Experimenting with technology Classroom management/policies Fostering classroom discussion Creating interdisciplinary activities Active learning techniques Low-cost/free course materials Grading Courses in the face-to-face, hybrid and […]
Applications are now being accepted for the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Spring 2017 Hybridization Seminar. In this seminar, faculty fellows will meet throughout Spring 2017 to prepare their hybrid or online course to be taught in the upcoming year. The CTL Faculty Fellows Hybridization Seminar is a terrific opportunity for Baruch faculty who […]
Do you have a course blog and want to explore ways to improve its functionality and/or appearance? Join the CTL staff Thursday, September 8 at the Computer Lab in NVC 11-115 to further develop your own blog. To see more details and RSVP, click here. Minimal – extensive experience levels welcome.
We’re pleased to share a new job opportunity for a full-time Administrative Coordinator. Details can be found here. What’s not included in the job description is that you would be joining a team who is passionate about creating rich and rewarding educational experiences. The CTL works with faculty across the entire college and has an […]
Join the CTL staff Thursday, September 1 at the Computer Lab in NVC 11-115 to start your own blog. In this 45-minute hands-on workshop you’ll learn blogging basics. To see more details and RSVP, click here. All skill levels welcome.