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Message Archive

Monday, March 20, 2017


This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.


From:  Allison Lehr Samuels, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the CTL’s programs. Click here to learn more about the CTL. Please click here to RSVP.


Here’s what’s happening at the Center for Teaching and Learning This Week:

CTL Conversations:  “Designing and Assessing Multimodal Assignments” cosponsored by the Department of English’s First-Year Writing Program and Great Works of Literature:

Wednesday, March 22, 4:30-6:00pm, NVC 14-270


Thursday, March 23, 12:30-2:00pm, NVC 14-280

 Multimodal assignments ask students to use more than one of the modalities (i.e., visual, audio, gestural, spatial, or linguistic) to create a meaning. A common typical multimodal assignment is asking students to develop a PowerPoint slide deck to use while delivering an oral presentation. Another multimodal assignment might be a photo-essay. In this curated forum, we explore what ways faculty from across disciplines might create multimodal assignments that harness the potential of digital media. Leave with assignments you can begin using this spring. Especially important for all faculty who currently teach or want to teach ENG 2150: Writing II. Come to one or both sessions.

RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary. Stop by for a few minutes or stay the whole time.



Coming Up Next Week….

CTL Conversations:  “How do I foster collaborative learning? Using Social Reading / Social Writing Tools
Wednesday, March 29, 4:00-5:00pm, NVC 14-269

In this session we look at how teaching annotation helps students become more engaged readers and reflective writers and ask how collective annotation adds value to this process. Tools for social reading and writing, including and, will be introduced and possible classroom applications discussed. We’ll be joined by Anke Geertsma, a PhD candidate, Great Works adjunct, and Graduate Center Teaching and Learning Center Fellow (see her bio here). She’s running the CUNY Grad Center workshop “Social Reading / Social Writing Tools” at 1 pm also on March 29. Some Baruch faculty will attend the earlier event at the Grad Center and then continue the conversation at Baruch later that day. If you would like to attend the Grad Center workshop, please click here.                                                                                                                                                                       

RSVP to the Baruch CTL Conversation is appreciated, but not necessary. Stop by for a few minutes or stay the whole time.

Workshop: “Easy Lecture Capture Video using PowerPoint with Office Mix”
Thursday, March 30, 3:00-4:00pm, NVC 14-267

Learn how to use Powerpoint add-on OfficeMix to create short videos. Please bring an existing powerpoint presentation you would like to convert into a lecture capture video. 


Please click here to RSVP.

Proposal Due: “3rd Annual CUNY Online Education Conference on Friday, May 12”
Proposals due Friday, March 31

This year’s conference title is “The Virtual CUNYverse: Developing Synergies among CUNY Colleges to Support the Online Initiative.”


Conference tracks include:

1.    Best practices in Hybrid Instruction

2.    Effective/Innovative Collaborations across CUNY

3.    Successful Online/Digital Education Partnerships within CUNY colleges and programs

4.    CUNY Open Educational Resource Initiatives


The conference will be held on Friday, May 12 from 9:30am-2:30pm at John Jay. Visit the conference website at The conference is a collaboration between the John Jay College Teaching & Learning Center, the John Jay Pedagogy & Technology Training team (PATT), John Jay Online, and ePortfolio at John Jay.


Click here to submit proposals (deadline March 31).  RSVP to the conference here.


Also of Interest.…

Weissman Global Seminar: “Conserving Culture, Pastures, and Wildlife in an age of Land Scarcity” by Professor Allison Hahn, Department of Communication Studies

Tuesday, March 28, 12:30-1:30pm, NVC 8-210

This talk examines global trends and local particularities of conflicts over land use and ownership. My focus is on communities that have traditionally moved across wide swaths of land with their herds, but have been confined too much smaller spaces due to land division and development. Specifically, I examine three contemporary case studies: Maasai herder access to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the Mongolian herder’s case against Oyu Tolgoi mines, and the Standing Rock Sioux’s protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in the US. From these case studies, I seek to understand the ways that pastoralists, ranchers, and conservationists establish land claims, appeal to national legislatures, and utilize new media to align with international advocates, all in an attempt to restore and retain traditional and treaty access to community lands. 

Allison Hahn is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College, City University of New York. She was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the National University of Mongolia, and holds a Masters of International Development (MID) in Development Planning and Environmental Sustainability and a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh. Allison’s research investigates the argumentation, protest strategies, and media used in environmental controversies by pastoral-nomadic communities.



Want ideas on how to approach making up your missed class due to the snow days? Check out our CTL Snow Day “Make-up Class” Guide.

Click here and scroll down to find a list of other events across CUNY.


If you have any questions, contact or call 646.312.2069.


Allison Lehr Samuels
Director, Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning
Lecturer, Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management
Field Mentor, Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship
Baruch College, The City University of New York