Some staff and faculty are building a working group at Baruch based on anti-racist principles. For Black History Month we showed Episode 1 of the PBS documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion”: Because of the large turnout for and interest in the film and the issue of race in America, we will be showing Episode… Read More Anti-racist working group documentary screening
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
The following resources were developed by Seth Graves and Robert Greco for a series of workshops on Fake News. As faculty, we face an across-the-curriculum challenge to address the proliferation of maliciously fabricated news and to help students identify the biases, perspectives, and methods that influence the news they read. The rapid rise of online… Read More Contextualizing “Fake News”
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”
Baruch’s student body has a significant number of students who are multilingual and who may be experiencing the American educational system for the first time. How do we strengthen the communication skills of these students? How do we encourage class participation and design assignments that engage all of our students? What are resources that the… Read More Upcoming Event – “What are best practices teaching multilingual writers & speakers?”
The campuses across CUNY offer a diverse and dynamic group of CTLs. Some programs are open to any CUNY faculty member, so reach out if you are interested in attending an event. Here’s a link that gives an overview of the CTLs: http://cunyctl.commons.gc.cuny.edu/.
All faculty and staff are welcome to discuss “Fostering Post-Election Constructive and Inclusive Dialogue in the Classroom.” The purpose of the event is to gather as a community to informally share techniques and resources to foster constructive and inclusive classroom discussion in light of the divisive election. Some of the questions we may collectively discuss… Read More This Week: Post-Election CTL Conversations
The purpose of these pages is to gather as a community to share techniques and resources to foster constructive and inclusive classroom discussions. Discussion has always been one of the cornerstones of education, and today, more than ever, we sense the importance of what we say and do in the classroom matters. Classroom discussions can… Read More Challenging Classroom Discussions