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Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Baruch College/CUNY

One Bernard Baruch Way
Box D-701

New York, NY 10010-5585


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Administrative Center

135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Tuesday, October 17, 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.

Undergraduate Research and Engagement 

Faculty Lunch Seminar:


Only Connect!

Baruch’s Freshman Learning Communities


Tuesday, October 24, 1:00pm. NVC 6-210 

Lunch will be served and seating is limited


From: Professor Esther Allen, Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this fall, Baruch College’s program of Freshman Learning Communities is directed by Associate Dean Gary Hentzi, who will speak about it over lunch. The program has counterparts in a large number of colleges and universities across the country; its underlying principle is that learning has a social dimension.  A large body of research suggests that students learn most effectively in an environment that promotes regular exchanges with others, faculty as well as peers. The goal of our learning communities is to create such an environment for our incoming freshmen, and thereby empower them to pursue creative and research goals from the very beginning of their college years.  Recently, the program has included a number of globally-themed communities, which expand the concept to complement the college’s other global initiatives.

Esther Allen

Professor, Modern Languages, B6-256