Course Design: To Get to the Beginning, Start at the End

Many in higher education harbor well-founded anxieties about online and hybrid courses. Some critics fear that online formats invite a cookie-cutter, corporate educational model, others that moving content to digital platforms will alienate the system’s most vulnerable students. In order to address some of these critiques, it is helpful to deconstruct the underlying beliefs they… Read More Course Design: To Get to the Beginning, Start at the End

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

OER Overview

What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)? Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that have been released into the public domain under an open license. An open “intellectual property license…allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution”. This means that OER materials can be re-used, re-purposed, and sometimes “remixed” to better suit the… Read More OER Overview

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

Engaging with Sources in the Era of Fake News: Faculty Resource Guide

The Department of English’s First-Year Writing Program and Great Works of Literature have compiled a guide containing resources and assignments faculty can use to teach students how to evaluate and cite sources ethically and effectively. These ideas can be applied to most disciplines.  Click here to view the guide. If you would like some help… Read More Engaging with Sources in the Era of Fake News: Faculty Resource Guide

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”

PBS Documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode 1” Thursday, February 23rd

A group of Baruch staff and faculty are building a working group at Baruch based on anti-racist principles. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to their presentation of the PBS documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion” for Black History Month at Baruch. Date: Thursday, February 23rd Time: 12:45 -2:15 (film starts at 12:45pm sharp, and… Read More PBS Documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion, Episode 1” Thursday, February 23rd