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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. Faculty in the face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line formats are welcome.
In addition to the programming below, part-time and full-time faculty are invited to set up a one-on-one consultation with the CTL staff to discuss topics such as:
- Classroom management/policies
- Experimenting with technology
- Fostering classroom discussion
- Active learning techniques
- Low-cost/free course materials
- Creating interdisciplinary activities
Here’s what’s happening at the Center for Teaching and Learning in May:
CTL Initiative: OER Initiative Showcase
Thursday, May 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in NVC 14-269
Baruch received a $221,275 grant to work with 21 faculty to change 40 courses to a “zero textbook cost” or OER (open educational resource) course last year. At this informal gathering, select faculty who participated in this year’s OER Initiative 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. We anticipate receiving a grant again for the next year, so we encourage anyone interested in this process to attend. 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!
CTL Initiative: SoTL Research and Writing Group Meeting
Thursday, May 17 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm in NVC 14-275
Members of the Baruch community are welcome to hear informal presentations by faculty on work they have done this past year as part of this inaugural group. Since Fall 2017, the CTL has sponsored a research and writing group to support the development and dissemination of SoTL projects. Participants have been invited to share their work with colleagues, exchange ideas and approaches, and get and give feedback. The interdisciplinary group met monthly.
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.
Participants in the SoTL group include faculty, graduate students, and staff— anyone who is working on or thinking about a research project related to teaching and learning. The projects are at many stages of development, from idea formation to data collection to drafting. Sharing work is not required; however, regular attendance is.
Allison Lehr Samuels
Director, Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning
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