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
As announced a few weeks ago (8/25), the week of October 9 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 be 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. (Chairs should notify faculty if a particular course should not participate.)
Here are some upcoming workshops:
Tuesday, 9/19 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in NVC 14-269
How do you create opportunities for meaningful discussions online? This workshop provides a chance to learn how to design assignments and questions that encourage timely and rich student interactions.
Wednesday, 9/27 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, 9/28 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, 10/4 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, 10/5 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm
CTL Office, Library Building
Subotnick Financial Center, Room H-123
Do you wonder how you would convert one of your course meetings to be online? Want to participate in “Online Learning Week” but need some help navigating and brainstorming options for your class? Stop by and share what you currently do and the CTL staff will help you develop an approach that makes sense for you, your students and your discipline. Bring your syllabus, typical course materials, and questions! You are welcome to come one or multiple sessions.
Visit the CTL website to see more details: http://www.ctl.baruch.cuny.edu.
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, in NVC 14-270
Wednesday, 10/25 from 4:00-5:00pm, in NVC 14-266
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.
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