Lunchtime Seminars

Lunchtime Seminars

At lunchtime (12 pm – 2 pm) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Hunter faculty and invited guests speak about methods they use to engage students; approaches to assessing teaching effectiveness; how they incorporate technology to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom; and other aspects of faculty professional practice. Our team of educational technologists and other members of the ACERT team are also on hand to answer questions. Past seminars have addressed critical thinking across different disciplines, using portfolios and reflection to enhance classroom instruction, connecting teaching and undergraduate research, and working with the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Upcoming Events

When/Where Event
Tuesday
Feb 27, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Designing an Accessible Classroom @ CUNY: Lessons from Universal Design for Learning
Presenter(s): Louis Olander (Special Education); Antonia Levy (School for Professional Studies); Kristen Hodnett (Special Education); Gina Riley (Special Education); Adina Mulliken (Library)

The student body at Hunter College is exceptionally diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, native language, culture, age, learning style, background knowledge, ability, gender, veteran status, and other characteristics. This lunchtime seminar aims to explore this diversity through discussion and practical applications of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 1, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Building Things with Data and Maps in the Classroom
Presenter(s): Linh An (HCAP ELL Specialist); Bret Maney (Lehman); Paul McPherron (English); John Pell (Library); Dennis Robbins (Curriculum and Teaching)

In this lunchtime seminar, we will hear about new digital tools for collecting, analyzing, mapping, and accessing large repositories of data across a wide variety of fields. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Focus on Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT)
Presenter(s): Iris Finkel (Library); Steven Kowalik (Library); Dara Meyers-Kingsley (Office of the Arts)

Get inspiration for your next project from colleagues who have participated in the FITT program. During the session, FITT award winners will give brief overviews of their projects, and we’ll leave time at the end to answer your questions about the FITT program and talk with individuals who are interested in submitting proposals this year. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 8, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Active Learning Activities for Large and Small Classrooms
Presenter(s): Katherine St John (Computer Science); Nancy Guerrero (Online Learning Center); Manashi Chatterjee (Chemistry); Jill Bargonetti (Biology)

Active learning can be defined in many ways, but the central idea is that students should be doing more than watching, listening and taking notes in our classrooms. In this seminar, presenters will discuss a variety of active learning strategies and activities that work in classrooms with 7 to 700 students. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 13, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Teaching and Learning Abroad: Balancing Content and Field Experience
Presenter(s): Laura Baecher (Curriculum and Teaching), Tracey Coleman (Yeshiva University), Haley Trunkett (Hunter College Student), Farryl Last (Education Abroad) Monica Schinaider (Romance Languages)

A primary goal of study abroad education programs entails navigating cultural, linguistic, and geographic differences. This seminar will explore how U.S. students experience transcultural understanding in study abroad programs while maintaining the academic standards of their home institution. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 15, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Open Teaching on the Commons
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English) Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages) Luke Waltzer (GC, Teaching and Learning Center)

“Open teaching” is on everyone’s lips these days, but how do you actually do it? Today’s presenters will explore some possibilities afforded by the CUNY Academic Commons, a long-standing space for collaboration among CUNY faculty and staff that has recently begun hosting courses as well. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 20, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Pedagogy and OER Development: A Faculty-Driven Approach
Presenter(s): Allison Lehr-Samuels (Baruch); Stacy Katz (Lehman); Charles Tien (Political Science); Sanford Schram (Political Science)

Zero Cost Textbook courses and CUNY’s Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives are important avenues towards lowering the cost of education for our students, but they are also opportunities for us to re-examine our approaches to teaching and learning. In this lunchtime seminar, we will discuss ways OERs and Zero Cost Textbook courses can help us do more than simply replace our textbooks. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 22, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars James Lang’s 2016 book Small Teaching is based on the idea that simple, small changes to our classroom practices and course designs could make large, positive differences in student achievement and overall teaching effectiveness. In this lunchtime seminar, we will survey and discuss the chapters in Lang’s book through both online and in-person discussions. [Details...]

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