General Contact Information
Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010-5585
135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor
Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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.
Online Learning Week at Baruch
The week of October 9, 2017 (which begins with Columbus Day) will be Online Learning Week at Baruch. All members of the faculty—full-time and adjunct, those with lots of online experience and those with little or none—are encouraged to experiment that week with broadening their experience by going a step or two further than they’ve gone before. How to go about that (or not) is up to you of course: for many this might involve moving one class that week to an online format; for others who have already taught “hybrid” classes (half face-to-face, half online) a further step might be a week of classes that are entirely online; for those with less online experience, making use (or more extended use) of an online discussion board might be the way to go. Again: up to you!
In the weeks leading up to October 9, our Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will make itself available through planned workshops and one-on-one consulting to help members of the faculty discuss and test options that suit the individual goals of the course. Dates are TBA. (Chairs should notify faculty if a particular course should not participate.)
Two weeks after Online Learning Week, all who participated are invited to share their experiences and questions in “Town Hall” discussions. What did you feel worked well? What could have been better? What would you do differently if you tried this again? Did the experience lead to further questions or concerns? Did it spark any new discoveries? Did you sense that your students learned more? less? about the same?
Town Hall Discussions
· Tuesday, 10/24 from 12:30-2:00pm, location TBA
· Wednesday, 10/25 from 4:00-5:00pm, location TBA
We plan to make arrangements for ways to participate in the Town Hall discussions for those unable to attend.
The idea is to try something new. The emphasis is, as it must be, on learning—student and faculty learning.
Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President
Baruch College, CUNY
646-660-6504 (phone); 646-660-6531 (fax)
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