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Thursday
Jan 23, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
HE 819
Teaching Scholarship Circles
The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux
Presenter(s): Stefania Porcelli (Romance Languages) and James Cantres (AFPRL)

Please join ACERT for a 3-part Teaching Scholarship Circle (TSC) where we will read and discuss selections from Cathy N. Davidson’s book The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux. In her book, Davidson argues that university educators must substantially change how we teach in order to help our students succeed “in our age of precarious work and technological disruption.” Through our reading and discussion of her book, we will analyze her transformational vision for higher education in America, and draw lessons for how we support students at Hunter and how, in Davidson’s words, “we can educate students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.” [Details...]
Wednesday
Jan 22, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online - register for details
Workshops
VoiceThread for Assessments
Presenter(s): George Haines

Are you looking for new ways to assess your student work? If you use written exams and quizzes, this workshop can show you alternative ways to evaluate student learning using VoiceThread. We will discuss strategies for improving student presentations, using comment moderation, and designing portfolios that can replace written exams. [Details...]
Tuesday
Jan 21, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
HE 819
Teaching Scholarship Circles
The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux
Presenter(s): Stefania Porcelli (Romance Languages) and James Cantres (AFPRL)

Please join ACERT for a 3-part Teaching Scholarship Circle (TSC) where we will read and discuss selections from Cathy N. Davidson’s book The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux. In her book, Davidson argues that university educators must substantially change how we teach in order to help our students succeed “in our age of precarious work and technological disruption.” Through our reading and discussion of her book, we will analyze her transformational vision for higher education in America, and draw lessons for how we support students at Hunter and how, in Davidson’s words, “we can educate students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.” [Details...]
Thursday
Jan 16, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
HE 819
Teaching Scholarship Circles
The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux
Presenter(s): Stefania Porcelli (Romance Languages) and James Cantres (AFPRL)

Please join ACERT for a 3-part Teaching Scholarship Circle (TSC) where we will read and discuss selections from Cathy N. Davidson’s book The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux. In her book, Davidson argues that university educators must substantially change how we teach in order to help our students succeed “in our age of precarious work and technological disruption.” Through our reading and discussion of her book, we will analyze her transformational vision for higher education in America, and draw lessons for how we support students at Hunter and how, in Davidson’s words, “we can educate students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.” [Details...]
Wednesday
Jan 8, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
C105 HN
Guided Explorations
Module-Making Camp
Presenter(s): Shiao-Chuan Kung & Abigail Torres (ICIT)

Participate in 2.5-day camp on building or refreshing your hybrid or online courses in January. We will work intensively to support you as you design one online learning module for a course you will be teaching in a future semester. We ask you to set aside the time to attend all three days and complete the creation of an online module at the end. [Details...]
Tuesday
Jan 7, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
C105 HN
Guided Explorations
Module-Making Camp
Presenter(s): Shiao-Chuan Kung & Abigail Torres (ICIT)

Participate in 2.5-day camp on building or refreshing your hybrid or online courses in January. We will work intensively to support you as you design one online learning module for a course you will be teaching in a future semester. We ask you to set aside the time to attend all three days and complete the creation of an online module at the end. [Details...]
Monday
Jan 6, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
C105 HN
Guided Explorations
Module-Making Camp
Presenter(s): Shiao-Chuan Kung & Abigail Torres (ICIT)

Participate in 2.5-day camp on building or refreshing your hybrid or online courses in January. We will work intensively to support you as you design one online learning module for a course you will be teaching in a future semester. We ask you to set aside the time to attend all three days and complete the creation of an online module at the end. [Details...]
Wednesday
Dec 4, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Assessment Breakfasts At last month’s Assessment Breakfast, we had four presentations on developing or improving meaningful student learning outcomes at the program level. Now it’s time to bring those ideas home to your own department or program! So come with an appetite, and with your program learning outcomes (PLOs) and some thoughts or questions on how you might be able to improve them! [Details...]
Monday
Nov 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online - register for details
Workshops
Be Ready for Mother Nature with VoiceThread
Presenter(s): George Haines (of VoiceThread)

Is inclement weather on your mind? Don’t let mother nature disrupt the flow of your course when the College announces a snow day. VoiceThread allows you to record mini-lectures and create asynchronous conversations around course content. In this workshop, Hunter faculty will learn how to create materials and activities so students can continue to learn and grow even when your class cannot meet face-to-face. This workshop is online and scheduled in the evening. [Details...]
Friday
Nov 15, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Faculty Dining Room, 8th floor Hunter West
Workshops On Friday, November 15th, ACERT is helping to organize a pedagogy conference entitled “When History Comes to Life: Experiential Pedagogy in the World Language and Social Sciences Classrooms.” The conference will take place from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at the 68th Street campus and will showcase strategies to introduce and weave historical topics into the world language and social sciences curriculum in grades 7-16 and beyond. It will include presentations by secondary educators and college instructors, keynote speeches by Clare Carroll (RSA) and Dennis Looney (MLA), and a live demonstration by historians Elizabeth and Thomas Cohen from York University, Toronto. [Details...]
Wednesday
Nov 6, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Assessment Breakfasts
Developing and Improving Meaningful Program Learning Outcomes
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Director of Assessment), Rob Cowan (Arts and Sciences), Kenneth Mclaughlin(Economics), and Jason Young (Psychology)

When assessing student learning within academic programs, we often have a case of “garbage-in, garbage-out:” even if you assess the learning of students in your program with regard to your stated program learning outcomes (PLOs), you won’t learn anything useful if those PLOs don’t cover the subject matter you really care about. Instead, if PLOs are too vague, too multi-pronged, or deal with either trivia or topics not really valued by your faculty, your assessment will be pointless even if you do everything “right.” In this workshop, the panelists will discuss ways in which we can develop PLOs that will help your department or program gather meaningful information that will help improve your curriculum and pedagogy [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 31, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Lightning Talks on Teaching and Learning
Presenter(s): ACERT Steering Committee and Other Faculty and Staff Volunteers

As introduced in James Lang’s 2016 book Small Teaching, simple, small changes to our classroom practices and course designs can make large, positive differences in student achievement and overall teaching effectiveness. After a brief summary of Lang’s book and his blog posts in The Chronicle of Higher Education, volunteers will present a variety of short talks about teaching and learning based on any brief topic relevant to teaching at Hunter. The talks will be short, lightning talks (3 minutes each; 3 PPT slide limit) which will allow presenters and participants plenty of time to discuss ideas that they can try in their courses today, tomorrow, or next semester. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 29, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Teaching for Civic Engagement
Presenter(s): Kathleen Isaac (Dance); Kathleen Leary (The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts); Maria Hernandez Ojeda (Romance Languages)

In this session, goals and challenges for teaching for civic engagement will be discussed as well the rewards of integrating civic engagement in classrooms. Participants will learn how to embed civic engagement into their classrooms by learning to obtain a New York City Public Library card Culture Pass, to access NYC’s rich cultural resources and inculcate civic responsibility through the ID NYC, and resources within Hunter’s campus. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 24, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Managing Social Difference in Courses
Presenter(s): Shelley Eversley (Baruch); Shawn[ta] Smith-Cruz (CUNY Grad Center); James Cantres (AFPRL)

Teaching and scholarship require professors to be informed, sensitive to, and readily engaged with various iterations of social difference. A keen awareness of the ways gender, sex, race, ethnicity, native language skill, among other characteristics influence both course subject matter and the students in the course is critical to progressive, thoughtful pedagogy. In addition to recognizing the way students' identities function in the classroom, we also seek methods to decolonize the very archives and bodies of knowledge we assign and encourage students to unpack. Through intersectional approaches to scholarship and pedagogy, we will discuss techniques that connect the lived experience of social difference with textual/curriculum based examples and assignments. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 22, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Emotion, affect, and community building in the CUNY classroom
Presenter(s): Sarah Benesch (College of Staten Island); Asilia Franklin-Phipps (The Graduate Center); Monica Calabritto (Romance Languages)

This seminar seeks to explore the relationship between cognition and emotion – knowing and feeling – understood as intertwined aspects of classroom life, considering both the emotional labor of the instructor and students’ engagement and attention. Our speakers work in several CUNY campuses and are interested in pedagogical approaches that explore the affective experience of learning. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 17, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Open vs. Free: A New Direction for OER at Hunter
Presenter(s): Alexandra Gil (OER Librarian); Scott Lipkowitz (Hunter OER)

In this Lunchtime Seminar, the Hunter OER Office will address this debate and share our experiences and recommendations for Hunter's OER initiative going forward. [Details...]
Wednesday
Oct 16, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Senate Conference Room (1018 HE)
Workshops
Workshop on Developing a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program
Presenter(s): Giovanna Cucciniello (Education Abroad)

Have you ever thought about developing a study abroad program, even just a week-long program? If so, come to this workshop and learn the guidelines and procedures for submitting a proposal for a faculty-led study abroad program during summer or winter sessions. Developing a program is a lengthy process that involves early discussions with various stake-holders, as well as the timely completion of a Hunter College and CUNY trip proposal application form. This workshop is designed to provide faculty with all the required information, including deadlines, questions, and forms. [Details...]
Wednesday
Oct 16, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
(8th Floor HW) The Faculty/Staff Lounge
Assessment Breakfasts
Values-Based Assessment
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Director of Assessment)

With increasing demands on assessment for compliance, assessment professionals have often focused either on either quality issues of validity and reliability, or quantity issues – producing a report for our evidence inventory. Joel Bloom tries to move toward developing assessment models that prioritize substantive importance over either statistical validity or external compliance. It's so easy for assessment practitioners to get bogged down in compliance and data issues -- which programs submitted reports, and whether they did them "right" -- that we often lose sight of why we are here. This impacts our morale and makes it harder to make the case for why anyone should be doing the assessment. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 15, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Rap and Poetry in the Classroom: Creative Performance as Classroom Engagement
Presenter(s): D’Weston Haywood (History); Alyson Greenfield (English); Stefania Porcelli (Romance Languages); Victoria Tomasulo and Marzena Rammairone (Hunter College Students); Jennifer Gillespie Rhodes (Italian, Columbia University)

In this lunchtime seminar, presenters will describe and illustrate a variety of classroom activities they have used as alternatives to written papers and other typical research and scholarly work. First, D’Weston Haywood (History) will introduce the pedagogical rationale and some recent work on using sound and listening-based activities in classrooms. Next, Alyson Greenfield (English) will present her embodied teaching activities in which students perform spoken word poetry slams and movement exercises. Finally, Stefania Porcelli (Romance Languages) will present examples from Italian courses in which students wrote and performed their own original poetry. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 10, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Preparing Students for Jobs and Careers
Presenter(s): Kathleen Isaac (Dance); Keith Okrosy (Career Development Services); Dermot Foley, (School of Education); Kenney Robinson (School of Education); Linh An (HCAP)

In this seminar, faculty, staff, and administrators will discuss ways in which students can successfully navigate the job market through interviewing skills, effectively discussing their fields of study, creating a dynamic CV, developing and writing vision statements, and creating online ePortfolios. [Details...]
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