Lunchtime Seminars Archive

When/Where Event
Tuesday
Oct 31, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Close Looking and Teaching Students to Read Images
Presenter(s): Mason Brown (Library), Caitlin Henningsen (The Frick Collection), Stephanie Margolin (Library), Kaitlin Mondello (English), Sarah Ward (Library)

As instructors, we often use images to add context and detail to our core content, but images and visual culture have become more central to our daily lives and can be used as the primary text in classroom lessons and teaching activities. This panel will present innovative research and pedagogical projects that help students learn to read, understand, and apply meaning-making strategies to understand and "read" images. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 26, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Open Educational Resources and Zero Cost Courses: Principles and Practices
Presenter(s): Christa Acampora (Provost’s Office), Cailean Cooney (City Tech Library), Shiao-Chuan Kung (ICIT), Adam McMahon (Political Science), Aine Zimmerman (German)

This panel will present and open discussion on the principles and practices of using OER and creating zero cost courses at Hunter. Panelists will present examples of OER materials already in use, and participants will have a chance to discuss their own ideas and plans for using OER in their courses. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 24, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
New York City and its Archives: Engaging Students with Original Sources
Presenter(s): Louise Sherby and Philip Swan (Libraries), Elidor Mehilli (History), Wendy Hayden (English), María Hernández-Ojeda (Romance Languages), Leon Remotar (Student)

This seminar will explore the role of faculty and librarians in facilitating student access to New York City’s archives and archival resources. The six panelists will discuss the theme of accessibility to archives and the role that archives can play in educating students and the community. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 19, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Identity and Purpose: Supporting Asian American Students at Hunter College
Presenter(s): John Chin (Urban Policy and Planning), Marcia Liu (HCAP Mental Health Educator), Linh An (HCAP ELL Specialist), Kimmi Tsoi (Hunter College Student), Naheed Hossain (Hunter College Student)

Approximately one third of Hunter College’s population identifies as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI). During this Lunchtime Seminar, staff of the Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP) will discuss issues AAPI college students face and strategies on how best to support them. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 17, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Student Taskscapes: Understanding CUNY Undergraduates’ Lived Experiences
Presenter(s): Maura Smale (Library, City Tech) & Mariana Regalado (Library, Brooklyn College)

This presentation explores research on "academic taskscapes": the term encompasses the totality of students' experiences at CUNY, including perceptions of their schoolwork, locations where they work, the tools or support that are available to them, and the people they interact with along the way. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 12, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Fuzzy Data: Research and Classroom Projects that Code the Humanities
Presenter(s): Jeff Binder (CUNY Graduate Center), Andrew Demirjian (Film and Media Studies), Ricardo Miranda (Film and Media Studies)

Humanities courses and scholars are typically not known for designing, creating, or using digital tools or programs for conducting research or teaching classes. The assumption is that “humanists don’t code.” Pushing back against this belief, the panel will present innovative research and pedagogical projects that incorporate computer programming and digital tools into the humanities classroom. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Active Learning is Lecturing⁻¹
Presenter(s): Malcolm Campbell (Biology, Davidson College)

Are we doing everything we can in our classes to maximize student learning? In this workshop, Malcolm Campbell, Professor of Biology from Davidson College, will highlight evidence-based, active learning teaching methods that empower students to construct their own knowledge, better retain class information, and achieve success in our courses. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 5, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Watch and learn: Using video in the classroom
Presenter(s): Jessie Daniels (Sociology), Alexandra Gil (Libraries), Jakob Schneider (Urban Policy and Planning), Larry Shore (Film and Media Studies)

Participants will hear colleagues present examples of using video in the classroom and will learn more about Hunter College Libraries' video resources. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 3, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Writing for the Web: Student Activities that Communicate Research to a Wider Audience
Presenter(s): María Hernández-Ojeda (Romance Languages), Julie Hecht (Grad Center), Jack Kenigsberg (English)

Many of our students will graduate to careers that involve writing for and communicating with online audiences. This panel will present classroom activities and pedagogical projects that help students learn to shape their writing towards a wider audience than the instructor or classroom setting. [Details...]
Thursday
Sep 28, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars This presentation provides a brief synopsis of the required process involved in providing accessible course materials. Presenters from the Office of Accessibility will provide examples of different data entry systems and offer tips for materials design that are useful for all students. [Details...]
Tuesday
Apr 4, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Students produce and publish knowledge: Wikipedia as student writing space
Presenter(s): Iris Finkel (Hunter Libraries), Charles Tien (Political Science), Megan Wacha (Library Services at CUNY Central)

Do you tell students never to use Wikipedia as a reference in a paper? Have you ever considered using Wikipedia as a learning tool? In this Lunchtime Seminar, we'll learn about class projects where students contribute to Wikipedia as editors and writers. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 30, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Strategies for teaching students with disabilities
Presenter(s): Bob Cunningham (from understood.org), Philip Ewell (Music), Stephanie Jensen Moulton (Brooklyn College)

We have all had students with disabilities in our classes. How to interact with such students can be both challenging and rewarding. Our presenters for this seminar--one an expert on disability studies, the other from understood.org, a website that deals with learning and attention issues with students and children--will try to unpack the many issues surrounding this popular topic. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 28, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Embodied and mindful teaching: How to use arts pedagogy in the classroom
Presenter(s): David Capps (Dance), Philip Ewell (Music), Alyson Greenfield (English)

Are your students disengaged? How can you get your students better involved in the flow of your class? In this seminar we will discuss various mindful methods to get your students better involved in your classes, through movement and other techniques. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Mentoring students for graduate school
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English), Kelle Cruz (Physics and Astronomy), Partha Deb (Economics), Anahi Douglas, Keith Okrosy (Career Development Services), Carol Oliver (Ronald E. McNair Program), Dennis Paoli (Rockowitz Writing Center)

How can we best advise and mentor Hunter students interested in graduate study? Come learn what resources Hunter provides for students thinking about graduate study, and hear from faculty and students about their mentoring experiences. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Serious play: Games in the classroom
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English), Iris Finkel (Library), Leah Potter (Electric Funstuff), Lauren Spradlin (English)

This panel will explore pedagogical projects that explore ways that learning can be playful and play can be pedagogical. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Curating video collections for your courses
Presenter(s): Laura Baecher (Curriculum & Teaching), Linsey Ly (Graduate Center), Theresa Navarro (American Documentary | POV)

Laura Baecher, Linsey Ly, and Theresa Navarro curate video collections, create videos themselves, and guide their students in producing videos. Find out how they go about assembling video collections for their courses and designing meaningful assignments using the videos. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 9, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
City Tech's Open Lab + Living Lab Learning Library: Open-source teaching, learning, and collaborating
Presenter(s): Jill Belli (Assistant Professor of English at City Tech; OpenLab Co-Director), Charlie Edwards (OpenLab Co-Director), Kristen Hackett (OpenLab Digital Pedagogy Fellow), M. Genevieve Hitchings (Assistant Professor of Communication Design; OpenLab Co-Director), Philip Kreniske (OpenLab Digital Pedagogy Fellow), Andrew McKinney (Senior OpenLab Digital Pedagogy Fellow), Jody R. Rosen (Associate Professor of English; OpenLab Co-Director), Jenna Spevack (Associate Professor of Communication Design; OpenLab Co-Director), Bree Zuckerman (OpenLab Senior Instructional Technologist)

In this Lunchtime Seminar, we will hear from several members of the OpenLab team, who will discuss the project’s development and future direction, including the new Living Lab Learning Library, a space for free exchange of teaching materials and practices. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Creative approaches to the syllabus: Moving beyond the transactional in course design
Presenter(s): Mark Bobrow (English), Rob Cowan (Arts & Sciences), Alyssa Lyons (Sociology-Grad Center), Paul McPherron (English)

From using the syllabus to tell the narrative of learning in a course to generating course topics from student interests outside the classroom walls, this seminar will present examples of creative syllabus design and syllabus presentation from a variety of departments and fields. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 2, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Online course development: First takes
Presenter(s): Irene Morrison-Moncure (Classics), Jared Simard (Classics)

In this seminar, two Classics instructors will describe their experiences as first-time developers of fully online courses. [Details...]
Tuesday
Feb 28, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
If at first you don’t succeed: What we learn from failure
Presenter(s): Stephanie Margolin & Sarah Ward (Hunter College Libraries)

Are you ready to talk about your failures in the classroom? In this workshop we will reflect on our failures in a supportive environment using active learning strategies. [Details...]
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