Lunchtime Seminars Archive

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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...]
Thursday
Nov 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars In this “Ideas Lab,” members of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Student Success will brainstorm approaches that might be deployed here at Hunter College. Our Committee hopes that, in aggregate, these interventions will directly and positively impact metrics such as graduation and retention rate, measures widely held as indicators of student success. [Details...]
Tuesday
Nov 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
The “Flipped Classroom”: Advancing learning through high-impact, evidenced-based pedagogy
Presenter(s): Donna McGregor (Lehman College Chemistry), Neepa Maitra (Physics), Manashi Chatterjee (Chemistry)

In this presentation, we will explore the “flipped classroom,” an approach to teaching and course design intended to make more time available during class for active learning. Join us to recognize elements of these “High Impact Teaching Practices” in teaching that distinguish them from more traditional approaches. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 27, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Why failure matters: Editors from CUNYs Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy on learning from “Teaching Fails”
Presenter(s): Laura Wildemann Kane (CUNY Graduate Center), Sarah Ruth Jacobs (CUNY Graduate Center)

Two editors from CUNYs Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) will discuss work from the journal’s “Teaching Fails” section, which features reflections on faculty members’ most interesting and useful failures. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 25, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Web scrawlers: Annotating digital objects with students
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English), Philip Ewell (Music)

What happens to the time-honored tradition of scribbling in the margins when texts migrate from the page to the screen? In this presentation, two faculty members will discuss their use of various platforms to mark up digital documents for, and with, students. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 20, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Going long: Designing semester-long collaborations in the classroom
Presenter(s): Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages), Lisa Anderson (German), David Alm (D:F/M)

In this panel, three faculty members will share their experiences designing semester-long projects. Panel members will discuss their respective processes and products, emphasizing assignment design, evaluation, and potential pitfalls in doing this kind of work. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 18, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Effective Use of Discussion in the Physical and Online Classroom
Presenter(s): Kristen Hodnett (Special Education), Jennifer Klein (Special Education), Paul McPherron (English), Chris Toulouse (Fordham - Lincoln Center)

University faculty use classroom discussions to accomplish course goals such as engaging students in higher-level thinking and providing students opportunities to examine real-world applications. In this seminar, faculty from various disciplines will discuss what has worked (and what has not) in building effective classroom discussions both in the physical and online classroom. [Details...]
Thursday
Sep 29, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Publishing, Impact and Rights: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Being a Scholar
Presenter(s): Jessie Daniels (Sociology, Hunter and The Graduate Center, CUNY), Polly Thistlethwaite (Chief Librarian, The Graduate Center, CUNY)

In this workshop, Jessie Daniels (Sociology - Hunter and The Graduate Center) and Polly Thistlethwaite (Chief Librarian, The Graduate Center) offer practical advice about collaboration, how to navigate publishing and negotiate for your rights, measuring your impact and the best practices for sharing scholarly work. [Details...]
Tuesday
Sep 27, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Multilingual Students in University Classrooms
Presenter(s): Paul McPherron (English), Trudy Smoke (English), Cindy Wishengrad (English), Jack Kenigsberg (English), Kirsten J Grant (Chemistry), Philip Ewell (Music), John Pell (Hunter College Libraries)

In this presentation, faculty members from various disciplines discuss particular challenges ESL students face in our classrooms and ways faculty can addresses these needs. Presenters will offer examples for how they have drawn on the linguistic and cultural backgrounds of their students in their teaching, in this way moving toward a multilingual approach to university pedagogy. [Details...]
Thursday
Sep 22, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Assessment and Exploring Student Learning
Presenter(s): Kirsten Grant (Chemistry), John Pell (Hunter College Libraries), Scott Gentile (Mathematics and Statistics), Jochen Albrecht (Geography), Manashi Chatterjee (Chemistry)

Learn from Assessment Fellows about assessment tools and how assessment can be used to demonstrate and improve student learning. The panel, composed of faculty from a wide range of disciplines, will discuss what it takes to build a culture of assessment and to establish, grow and sustain assessment systems and processes on campus. [Details...]
Tuesday
Sep 20, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Clinton & Trump: Media Literacy & the US Presidential Elections
Presenter(s): Wendy Hayden (Rhetoric & Composition), Trudy Smoke (English), Stephanie Margolin (Hunter Library), Sarah Ward (Hunter Library), Jessie Daniels (Sociology)

The 2016 US presidential election has been called a “media circus,” and according to a recent poll by Rasmussen, 62% of likely US voters say they believe the national media are setting the agenda for this year’s presidential race. How do we make sense of all this in our teaching? Join this panel of experts to learn about their innovative solutions for bringing media literacy about the US presidential elections into the classroom. [Details...]
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