Do students learn better if they take notes by hand rather than taking notes on their laptop? New research suggests that the answer might be “not necessarily.” In 2014, a study by Mueller and Oppenheimer concluded that students taking notes on a laptop were less likely to deeply process what they were hearing (and, therefore,… Read More Is Taking Notes By Hand Better for Students?
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… Read More How do I promote inclusivity? How do I promote bipartisanship?
Here is where we’ll post resources that are of interest to those who have questions and concerns regarding immigration issues: Immigrants Matter@CUNY Facebook Live Session on Monday, November 21st at 11am. To address the concerns of CUNY’s immigrant students raised by the recent election, there will be a Facebook Live Session to answer your legal,… Read More Resources on Immigration
We asked faculty to share their approaches and suggestions. We hope to add to our list here, so if you have any of your own suggestions and thoughts, please post in the comments or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! If you would like assistance with figuring out how you might adapt these ideas into your course,… Read More Challenging Discussions – Ideas for different activities, lessons, and readings
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… Read More Preparing for Challenging Discussions