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Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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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:
“Active Listening in Our Classrooms: A Working Session”
Tuesday, 11/28, from 12:30-2pm in NVC 14 -285
Join the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute and the CTL as we further investigate how we as educators can teach our students to listen more empathetically and receptively, and how we can do the same ourselves. Building on the insights generated earlier in the month at the Schwartz Communication Institute’s Symposium on Communication-intensive Teaching and Learning (“Active Listening,” which featured keynote speaker Leonard Lopate), we’ll share active-listening strategies and develop specific classroom activities.
“OER Initiative Showcase”
Wednesday, 12/6, from 11am-12:30pm in NVC 14 -275
At this informal gathering, faculty who participated in the OER Initiative this fall will be speaking about their processes as they planned and implemented their zero textbook cost courses, and they will also be sharing about particular materials and assignments. Come and get some insight into using OER/zero cost materials, get to know other faculty who are participating in the OER Initiative, and enjoy some light refreshments!
“How Do Faculty Discuss Justice Pedagogies with Their Peers? Program Models From Across CUNY”
Monday, 12/11, from 3-4:30pm, Location TBD
- How can we better prepare ourselves to teach at the most ethnically diverse campus in the nation?
- How do our own identities, and our conscious and unconscious assumptions about others, impact our teaching and learning practices?
- To what extent are we developing a classroom culture and teaching style that respects and values each student?
- How might we create spaces for faculty dialogue about identity, implicit bias, and working with diverse student populations?
At this session, we’ll discuss various models and resources that faculty and staff at other CUNY schools have used or developed to address these (and other) questions on their own campuses.
Join us for a brief presentation of our findings followed by an open discussion as we explore potential models for creating a collaborative learning community for faculty at Baruch that addresses ways we may all move toward more equitable pedagogies.
Questions? Contact Alfred Waller at Alfred.Waller@baruch.cuny.edu
“Active Learning in Math Workshop”
Thursday, 12/14, from 2:30-4:30pm in NVC 14-266
This past summer, a team of Intermediate Algebra instructors explored the possibilities of active learning pedagogy by working in small teams in consultation with the CTL to develop lesson plans that incorporate active learning in the classroom. We invite you to join some of the instructors that worked on the curriculum design project for a demonstration of active learning techniques and a discussion of their experiences developing active learning lesson plans for mathematics.
You can see the fruits of their labor, as well as some great resources and a FAQ about active learning pedagogy, by visiting the project blog here. This work was supported from an “Encouraging Academic Momentum” grant from CUNY Central.
Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP no later than November 30 by clicking here.
Allison Lehr Samuels
Director, Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning
Lecturer, Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management
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Baruch College, The City University of New York