CTL Programming Fall 2016: October

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce its series of workshops, presentations, conversations, and explorations!

Below you’ll find our upcoming events. Event descriptions and the link to RSVP can be found further down the page.

Questions? Email Allison.Lehr-Samuels@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646.312.1565.



   Hybrid and Online Teaching

Hybrid Teaching Panel
Thursday, October 20

Introduction to Hybridization
Information Session
Wednesday, October 26

Tools, Skills, & Technology

Video Capture Bootcamp: Camtasia
Thursday, October 20
Tech Thursdays: Clickers
Thursday, October 27

Pedagogy & Teaching Strategies

CTL Conversations
Wednesdays, October 5, 19 & 26

See below for more information and to RSVP for select October events.

Event Details

CTL Conversations

Date:  Wednesdays, October 5, 19, 26
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: varies

CTL Conversations is a time for faculty to come together to informally workshop, brainstorm and discuss topics related to their teaching. Each week we’ll focus on a new topic and will invite members of the Baruch community who have expertise in the topic to be on hand, too.

Oct. 5 Class presentations: What can I do to keep the whole class interested and listening? NVC 14-267
Oct. 19 Grading and Feedback and Time – How do can I provide meaningful feedback to students that is also respectful of my time? NVC 14-269
Oct. 26 Blackboard – Tips, Tricks, and Workarounds NVC 14-269

Future Fall semester topics/questions include:

  • Online Discussions Boards – How do you foster engaging and educational dialogue that doesn’t take you a whole day to grade?
  • The Fantastic Student – What are resources we have at Baruch to support their growth?
  • Waking Up Sleepy Students: Using active learning techniques
  • Lowering the Cost of Course Materials: Navigating 0pen educational resources

The CTL knows that Baruch faculty are juggling busy schedules – faculty are welcome to drop in and leave at any point during the session. Cookies and caffeine available. No RSVP necessary.

Video Capture Bootcamp: Camtasia

Date: Thursday, October 20
Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
Location: CTL office, Newman Library building Room 123 (within the Subotnick Financial Center)

Learn how Camtasia can be used to create videos incorporating webcam video, audio narration, images/slides, screen capture, interactive quizzes, and more. Gain insight into best practices for video creation and leave the workshop with the basic skills to create videos using Camtasia. RSVP below.

Hybrid Teaching Panel

Date: Thursday, October 20
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Location: NVC 14-270

This panel brings together faculty from across the colleges to discuss their experiences teaching a hybrid course. Faculty members will discuss converting their course to a hybrid model, designing assignments, using technology to support the course, and possibilities/drawbacks of teaching a hybrid. RSVP below.

Intro to Hybridization Information Session

Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: NVC 14-266

Want to explore different ways you could adapt your course to a hybrid format? This workshop helps faculty appreciate the many ways a course can be developed to create a hybrid course that is a good experience for the students and faculty and is worthy of the topic. This workshop will present several hybrid course models and provide an overview of the basics of teaching a hybrid course including course structuring, assignment design, and assessment. During the workshop, faculty will have the opportunity to discuss how their courses could function in a hybrid model and will leave with a working knowledge of hybrid course models. RSVP below.

Tech Thursdays – Clickers! (Classroom response tools)

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: CTL office, Newman Library building Room 123 (within the Subotnick Financial Center)

On the last Thursday of each month the CTL will host Tech Thursdays. These events will bring faculty together to pilot new educational technologies. The CTL staff will provide an overview of the featured technology and faculty will be encouraged to explore the tool, ask questions, and discuss how it may help facilitate their courses. The CTL staff is open to exploring various tools that generate faculty interest, suggestions welcome.

RSVP to the October events here