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Tuesday, April 8, 2014


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The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute presents

A Faculty Development Roundtable Discussion


The Structure of Success: Scaffolding Assignments

Thursday April 10, 12:45-2:15pm, NVC 14-280


 From:  Suzanne Epstein, Interim Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute

  In this roundtable, we will discuss techniques for breaking down your big, final assignment, and also your class discussions or other assignments, into smaller parts – a process called scaffolding. This will help students deliver superior work, process the course material more thoroughly, and avoid procrastination. Business Policy 5100 instructors Professor Marx and Professor Becker, along with Communication Fellows from the Schwartz Institute, will present and discuss assignments that utilize scaffolding. They will discuss some of the ways you can break an assignment down – for example, through free-writing, brainstorming, writing annotated bibliographies or outlines, or producing a first slide – and they will show the ways that these methods provide students with opportunities to better understand and revise their work. It also enables instructors to provide instructional support and feedback during the process of the assignment completion. Professors Marx and Becker will present and speak to what it is like to incorporate scaffolding into content-heavy courses. The presenters will provide specific examples and techniques for scaffolding your own assignments. Participants are encouraged to bring any assignments they wish to re/design by incorporating scaffolding.

A full listing of all our Spring 2014 workshops can be found on the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute website:


RSVP to When you RSVP, please feel free to include an assignment you are planning to use, or one you have already used, but wish to modify to achieve your desired outcomes.

Suzanne Epstein, Ed. D.

Interim Director
Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute
Baruch College, CUNY
1, Bernard Baruch Way, Box J-318
New York, NY 10010
Tel: (646) 312 2068 fax: (646) 312 2061