CTL Programming Fall 2016: September


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 which we’ve organized according to three tracks. Scroll down further to read descriptions of the event and to RSVP.

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



   Hybrid and Online Teaching

Introduction to Hybridization
Wednesday, September 28

Tools, Skills, & Technology

Blogs@Baruch Bootcamp
Thursday, September 1

Blogs@Baruch 2.0

Thursday, September 8

Video Capture Bootcamp: OfficeMix
Thursday, September 22

Tech Thursdays: Canvas

September 29

Pedagogy & Teaching Strategies

Active Learning Workshop
Thursday, September 22
1:00-2:15 pm

CTL Conversations

Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28

See below for more information and to RSVP for select August and September events.

Blogs@Baruch Bootcamp

Track: Tools, Skills & Technology
Date: Thursday, September 1
Time: 12:45pm-1:30pm
Location: Computer Lab NVC 11-115

Create a new site on Blogs@Baruch during this hands-on workshop. Faculty will learn the basics of the Blogs@Baruch platform such as choosing a theme, creating posts and pages, and setting up a menu. Faculty will leave the workshop with a working knowledge of Blogs@Baruch and a shell course site that can be built out and used during the semester. RSVP below.

Blogs@Baruch 2.0

Track: Tools, Skills & Technology
Date: Thursday, September 8
Time: 12:45pm-1:30pm
Location: Computer Lab NVC 11-115

Know the basics of blogging but want to take your skills further? This workshop will allow faculty to further develop their skills for using the Blogs@Baruch platform. The workshop will cover extending functionality of your Blogs@Baruch site, using categories and tags, adding media to posts and pages, and more. Faculty will leave the workshop with the ability to enhance their current and new sites on Blogs@Baruch. RSVP below.

Active Learning Workshop  

Track: Pedagogy & Teaching Strategies
Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 1pm-2:15 pm
Location: NVC 10-180

Enhance your teaching techniques with active learning strategies that are quick and easy to implement in your classroom. Faculty are invited to bring current materials/assignments that they would like to work on during this session. The workshop will begin with a discussion of the affordances of active learning spaces and the majority of the time will be spent actively working on and developing active learning classroom strategies. RSVP below.

CTL Conversations

Track: Pedagogy & Teaching Strategies
Date:  Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 4pm-5:30pm* (new time)
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.

Sept. 7 “Class Discussions: How can I get more than two students to speak in my class?” NVC 14-269
Sept. 14 Tips on Engaging Students Who Are Distracted By Their Electronic Devices NVC 2-140

(Lawrence N. Field Center)

Sept. 21 “How can I tell if my students have done their reading without always assigning an essay or quiz? NVC 14-269
Sept. 28 Communication Challenges: What can I do if I have a hard time understanding my student’s speech and/or writing? NVC 14-269

Future Fall semester topics/questions include:

  • Blackboard – Tips, Tricks, and Workarounds
  • Online Discussions Boards – How do you foster engaging and educational dialogue that doesn’t take you a whole day to grade?
  • Class presentations: What can I do to keep the whole class interested and listening?
  • Grading and Feedback and Time – How do can I provide meaningful feedback to students that is also respectful of my time?
  • 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: OfficeMix

Track: Tools, Skills, & Technology
Date: Thursday, September 22
Time: 2:30pm-4pm
Location: Computer Lab NVC 11-115

Create a short, 5 minute video in this hands-on workshop. Learn how OfficeMix, a free PowerPoint add-on, allows faculty members to create videos that include webcam footage, audio narration, images/slides, screen capture, interactive quizzes, and more. Leave the workshop with the basic skills and necessary tools to create videos and gain insight into best practices for future video creation. RSVP below.

Intro to Hybridization

Track: Hybrid and Online
Date: Wednesday, September 28
Time: 11am-12pm
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

Track: Tools, Skills & Technology
Date: Thursday, September 29, October 27, November 17
Time: 4pm-5pm
Location: CTL office

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. No RSVP necessary.

September 29: Canvas (Alternative Learning Management System)


To RSVP for events click here.