Lunchtime Seminars Archive

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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. Drawing on ideas in Lang’s book and his articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education, ACERT Steering Committee members will lead a roundtable discussion that covers key points from Lang’s writing. [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): Madeline Cohen (Lehman); Sharon Jordan (Lehman); Allison Lehr-Samuels (Baruch); Andy McKinney (Baruch); Anne Rice (Lehman); Sanford Schram (Political Science); Charles Tien (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 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 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 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 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); Todd Miller (Biology); Antonella Pelizzari (Art History)

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 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
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
Feb 22, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Mentoring Students of Color at Hunter
Presenter(s): John Rose (Dean of Diversity); Collin Craig (Black Male Initiative); Caitlin Ho (Hunter College ANNAPISI Program); Rob Cowan (Arts and Sciences); Wilson Benito (SEEK); Frank Kirkland (Philosophy)

This seminar will begin with a short discussion of student demographics at Hunter that will be followed by presentations about different mentoring programs, initiatives, scholarships, and approaches to teaching that focus on the backgrounds and needs of Hunter’s diverse students.   [Details...]
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...]
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