Women’s History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Thursday, March 9, 1:00-4:00pm, NVC 7-205 Join us as we work with EqualityArchive.com for a Wikipedia-edit- a-thon in which members of the Baruch College community contribute content related to women’s history on Wikipedia, the largest and most popular general reference resource on the internet. In this Women’s History Month session you will learn how to… Read More Women’s History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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

Students in Hybrid Sections Outperform those in Traditional Face-to-Face Classes on a Common Final

Filed Under: Zicklin Online Learning and Evaluation February 6, 2017 by TJoyce Ted Joyce Director, Zicklin’s Online Learning and Evaluation On a Sunday in the Fall of 2016 faculty teaching Principles of Microeconomics (E1001) gave a common final to 868 students enrolled in the course.  Faculty in all sections used the same text and online platform and… Read More Students in Hybrid Sections Outperform those in Traditional Face-to-Face Classes on a Common Final

OER Resources

As a follow up to our CTL conversation last week, we would like to share links to various Open Educational Resources. Our conversation introduced some common OER repositories (below) and we discussed ways that faculty can integrate OERs into their course. We also talked about barriers to using and developing OERs; the most common barrier to use is the… Read More OER Resources

Listening, Improv, & Fostering Digital Literacy: Discussion in the Post-Election Classroom

[Note: Sources listed/linked at the end] Last week I was asked to cover a class for a colleague. It was the first class meeting after the election and I was anxious but hopeful about opening up a discussion that would allow all students to voice their opinions and reactions in a calm and respectful way and in doing so,… Read More Listening, Improv, & Fostering Digital Literacy: Discussion in the Post-Election Classroom

How do I promote inclusivity? How do I promote bipartisanship?

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?

Academic Freedom

We’ve been approached by some faculty concerned about issues surrounding academic freedom. Here are some resources: Baruch’s Faculty Senate has a Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/facultysenate/academic-freedom.htm. Here is the PSC-CUNY union’s write-up on academic freedom: http://www.psc-cuny.org/rights/academic-freedom followed by a guide published by CUNY: http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/vc_la/2012/01/02/a-guide-to-academic-freedom/. Other writing on academic freedom suggests that it depends on… Read More Academic Freedom