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Message Archive

Monday, March 27, 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:  “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.


Coming Up Next Week….

Workshop: “Tools for Online Discussion / Social Annotation”
Monday, April 3, 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, April 4, 10:00-11:00am

In this session gain hands-on experience using tools for social reading and writing, which let your students all look at the same course material and collectively share their comments and questions.

Workshop: “Introduction to Vocat”
Monday, April 3, 4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, April 4, 11:00am-noon

 Vocat is a web application managed by the CTL that allows faculty and students with an account to upload a video or image and then to annotate and/or assess the work. Vocat may be used as a teaching tool and an assessment instrument. The current version features cloud transcoding and storage of videos, in-line annotation of videos, a robust rubrics generator, real-time data reporting, and REST APIs. The CTL has an archive of “Vocat-ready” videos from a range of disciplines.

CTL Conversations:  “Conferences, Sick Days, Snow Days, and Train Derailments: What to do when you have to miss a class”
Wednesday, April 5, 4:00-5:00pm

How can you create a high quality “make-up” class or alternative class assignment when you can’t make it to your in-person class? This is a working session, so bring your questions and course materials.

 Also of Interest.…

Baruch’s Maker Hub challenges you to design an assignment...and win $1000 in cash prizes!

 All Baruch Faculty are invited to join in the 2nd Annual Maker Hub Faculty Assignment Design Challenge.

1.     Choose a course that you teach or are planning to teach at Baruch College.

2.     Create an assignment that incorporates materials and/or technology from the Maker Hub that you think would positively contribute to your course. 

3.     Submit a 1-page description of the assignment and your learning goals and desired outcomes.


All disciplines welcome! Playing to learn, experimentation and interdisciplinary assignments encouraged.

Prizes: Three $1,000 cash prizes awarded. We hope to have winners represented from each school.

 Several submissions will be invited to be part of an online archive we are creating to share with the Baruch community. These selected submissions will receive a $50 award.

Eligibility: All part-time and full-time Baruch College faculty; submissions can be made by individuals or faculty teams.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by May 5, 2017 at 5pm


To learn more details about this Design Challenge, and how to get hands-on experience with Maker Hub visit us as at

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