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Message Archive

Wednesday, September 6, 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.

Here’s what’s happening at the Center for Teaching and Learning this week:

CTL Conversations: “Faculty Welcome Back Social”
Thursday, 9/7 from 4-5pm in NVC 14-280

All faculty are welcome, whether you are new or returning, full or part-time. This is an informal time to bring questions, concerns, and ideas, and to meet your colleagues and the CTL staff. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Coming up next week….

CTL Workshop: “Vocat Beyond the Classroom”
Wednesday, 9/13 from 11am-12pm, Location TBD  


Thursday, 9/14 from 12:30-2pm, Location TBD

 Interested in experimenting with multimedia assignments? Seeking out solutions for recorded lectures and review sessions? In this hour-long session, we’ll help you get set up on Vocat, Baruch’s homegrown multimedia uploading and evaluation tool, and discuss its wide array of uses both inside and outside the classroom. Students can use Vocat to post presentation videos, screen captures, photographs, art projects, visual aids, or podcasts. Professors can upload recorded lectures or review sessions, and Vocat also accepts YouTube videos so that both students and instructors can embed and annotate outside content relevant to the class. Whether you’re a Vocat veteran or interested in trying it for the first time.

CTL Workshop: “Web-Conferencing Bootcamp”
Wednesday, 9/13 from 3:30-4:30pm in NVC 14-275  


Thursday, 9/14 from 3:30-4:30pm in NVC 14-275  

Looking for an easy way to hold online office hours? Need to conduct a remote session with your students? Looking to incorporate a synchronous session in an online class? Come check out a range of web-conferencing options that could be used in your class, such as Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Cisco WebEx, and Google Hangouts.

CTL Workshop: “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants Workshop”
Thursday, 9/14 from 11am-12pm in Newman Library Room 763

This session offers faculty and graduate students a basic understanding of applying for grants that support SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) projects. Learn about resources that help faculty identify internal and external funding opportunities and some basics on how to approach the grant writing process.


Upcoming opportunities….

CTL Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research and Writing Group 2017-2018

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is the systematic, evidence-based study of classroom practices or curricular initiatives and their impact, along with the public sharing and review of such work through presentation or publication. Commonly, SoTL researchers frame and investigate questions related to student learning: the conditions under which it occurs, what it looks like, how to deepen it, and so forth. The research developed through SoTL-based inquiry can be used to advance classroom practice within and beyond a discipline; develop new assignment sequences, courses, and programs; and improve our understanding of complex learning processes and their social and ethical dimensions. Examples of SoTL research include studies of online learning and its effectiveness; research into the impact of supplemental instruction, group work, or individualized instruction on student success; or studies of the value of faculty development initiatives.

Starting Fall 2017, the CTL will sponsor a research and writing group to support the development and dissemination of SoTL projects. Participants are invited to share their work with colleagues, exchange ideas and approaches, and get and give feedback. The interdisciplinary group will meet monthly.

We welcome applications from anyone from the Baruch community—faculty, graduate student, staff—who is working on or thinking about a research project related to teaching and learning. Your project can be at any stage of development, from idea formation to data collection to drafting. Sharing your work is not required; however, regular attendance is. In the spirit of sustaining a collegial writing group, we ask participants to commit to attending the full series of meetings.

SoTL Research and Writing Group Meeting Dates

All meetings will be from 12:30-2:20pm. Lunch will be served.


Fall 2017

  • Thursday, September 28 in NVC 12-280
  • Thursday, October 19 in NVC 14-266
  • Thursday, November 9 in Library 763
  • Wednesday, December 13 (reading day)

Spring 2018

  • Thursday, February 15
  • Thursday, March 15
  • Thursday, April 19
  • Thursday, May 17 (reading day)

Questions? Contact Professor Cheryl Smith at


Click here to apply to the Writing Group. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 18th.                                               

If you are interested in learning more about SoTL in general and would like to learn more about applying for SoTL grants, you are welcome to attend the following workshop:

CTL Workshop:  “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grants Workshop”
Thursday, 9/14 from 11am-12pm in Newman Library Room 763


Faculty Development Opportunity Through The CUNY School of Professional Studies….

Below you’ll find the workshop announcement from George Otte, CUNY’s University Director of Academic Technology. This workshop would be especially valuable to those who have not taught or developed online/hybrid courses and those who have not used Blackboard extensively but plan to do so in the future.

Per the email below, you are eligible to receive payment for 10 hours at the non-teaching adjunct rate should you successfully complete the workshop. As noted below, we expect that will teach at least six online or hybrid credits within the two semesters following the workshop (i.e., by the end of Fall 2018).

Please reach out to me should you have any questions about the workshops and/or would like assistance in determining if this aligns with your needs. 

This message is being sent on behalf of Dean George Otte.

I want you to know that we are about to open registration for the Fall 2017 workshops preparing CUNY faculty to teach online or hybrid courses, giving priority to those faculty slated to teach such courses in the Winter and Spring terms.

Starting Friday, September 8, we will be accepting applications for the October 23 - November 5, 2017 offerings of "Preparation for Teaching Online: A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty." These workshops (there will be several sections) are completely online.

Applicants will need supervisory sign-off indicating they are scheduled to teach at least one online or hybrid course in the term(s) ahead. That supervisory approval (by both the department/program head and the CAO) is especially important since the colleges are to pay each faculty member who successfully completes the workshop 10 hours at the NTA (non-teaching adjunct) rate for their participation.  This amount will be reimbursed to the college once the faculty member has taught six online or hybrid credits within the two semesters following the workshop.

The description of the workshops and the application form can be found at -- where you also find the annual schedule of workshops at the bottom of the page, just above the link to register for the workshops (once registration is open).


Allison Lehr Samuels
Director, Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning
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