What Students Wish That Professors Understood

In this piece (web link), Nicole Matos explored the question “What do you really, really wish your professors understood?” with students who took her developmental writing course. At Baruch, we work with faculty who teach students across a wide spectrum of disciplines and degree programs. While it’s true that the students in Matos’s article attend… Read More What Students Wish That Professors Understood

Checking student understanding with Plickers

It’s likely that most of the people reading this post have used or heard of clickers: in-class polling systems that allow instructors to gauge student knowledge, understanding, or interest in a topic. Whether you use Poll Everywhere, Turning Point, the student-generated Cliqur system, or something else, this technology can be handy for facilitating student-centered, active… Read More Checking student understanding with Plickers

CTL Conversations: “Data and Privacy in the Classroom”

Wednesday, February 22, 4:00-5:00pm, NVC 14-266 How might professors, administrators, students, and support services ensure that we understand how data is kept and stored? When does our request for personal reflection and disclosure become intrusive? Who has access to the work that is being done by our students in our classes? These are some of… Read More CTL Conversations: “Data and Privacy in the Classroom”

CTL Workshops on Active Learning

Over the last few weeks, the CTL has been leading workshops on active learning strategies. We’ve made this a part of our interdisciplinary fall programming, but we’ve also been hosting discipline-specific workshops. In the most recent series, we have been demonstrating a framework for teaching and learning called guided discovery: an active strategy that introduces students… Read More CTL Workshops on Active Learning