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Upcoming Events

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September

When/Where Event
Wednesday
Sep 18, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Assessment Breakfasts
Assessment Breakfast "Meet & Greet"
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Director of Assessment), Assessment Fellows, Assessment Coordinators

Come to our first Assessment Breakfast of the year and “Meet & Greet” one another as we start a new semester. There will be a brief presentation from Assessment Director, Joel Bloom, followed by an informal and open sharing of thoughts, challenges, and ideas from Hunter faculty, including our 2019-2020 Assessment Fellows, Assessment Coordinators, and members of the Senate Committee on Assessment and Evaluation. This is an opportunity for all of us interested in Assessment at Hunter to come together informally, meet each other, and discuss our ideas and mutual interests. Come hungry and ready to have some fun! We’d love to hear your ideas for future breakfasts as well. [Details...]
Tuesday
Sep 24, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Showcase of Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology
Presenter(s): Michaela Soyer (Sociology); Sissel McCarthy (Film and Media Studies); Yang Hu (Curriculum and Teaching); Amber Alliger (Psychology); Wendy Hayden (English)

Get inspiration for your next teaching innovation from colleagues who have participated in the Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT) program. During the session, FITT award winners will give brief overviews of their projects. We’ll leave time at the end for participants to brainstorm new ideas about teaching with technology in their own contexts and to plan their own innovative projects. [Details...]
Wednesday
Sep 25, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Assessment Breakfasts
Introduction to Assessment
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Director of Assessment)

This presentation is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of student learning outcomes assessment for newcomers to that field. This presentation will cover a basic philosophy of values-centered assessment, including the reasons for assessment, its role in higher education, and how to use it to improve curriculum & pedagogy. Topics will include course-level, program-level, and institutional-level assessment, academic program review & accreditation, curriculum mapping, roles and methods of direct & indirect assessment, and the centrality of values and mission to all assessment work. [Details...]
Thursday
Sep 26, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Study abroad: Experiential education opportunities for Hunter students and faculty
Presenter(s): Giovanna Cucciniello (Education Abroad); Laura Baecher (Curriculum and Teaching); Jessica Rothman (Anthropology)

A primary goal of study abroad education programs entails providing experiential learning activities in diverse contexts far from the Hunter classroom. In this seminar, we will hear from faculty, students, and staff members about their experiences leading and participating in a variety of study abroad experiences. [Details...]

October

When/Where Event
Thursday
Oct 3, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Transfer Students at Hunter College: Who They Are and How We Support Them
Presenter(s): Mark Bobrow (English); Maureen O'conor (Advising); Sarah Squatriglia (Advising);

In this lunchtime seminar, Maureen O’conor and Sarah Squatriglia (Advising) will offer an overview of the backgrounds of transfer students at Hunter and describe programs and policies aimed at supporting transfer students once they arrive. Mark Bobrow (English) will then describe efforts made in courses such as ENG 220 to help transfer students make the transition to the expectations of college level writing. [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...]
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)

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...]
Wednesday
Oct 16, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
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...]
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...]
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); Konstantinos Alexakos (Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center); 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 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 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)

Civic engagement emphasizes a democracy in which its citizens actively participate. 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 access a “culture pass,” using a New York Public Library card to access NYC’s rich cultural resources and inculcate civic responsibility. [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...]

November

When/Where Event
Wednesday
Nov 6, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Assessment Breakfasts [Details...]

December

When/Where Event
Wednesday
Dec 4, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Assessment Breakfasts [Details...]

January

When/Where Event
Monday
Jan 6, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online - register for details
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
Online - register for details
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
Jan 8, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Online - register for details
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...]

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