Lunchtime Seminars Archive

When/Where Event
Thursday
Nov 1, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Small Teaching Part II: Lightning Talks on Teaching and Learning
Presenter(s): Acert Steering Committee and Other Faculty and Staff Volunteers

As introduced at the first Lunchtime Seminar on October 2nd, 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. 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 Lang's ideas or any other brief topic relevant to teaching at Hunter. The talks will be short, lightning talks (3 minutes each) which will allow presenters and participants plenty of time to discuss other ideas that they can try in their courses today, tomorrow, or next semester. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 30, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Student Success and Retention
Presenter(s): Barbara Barone (DMLC), Alicia Ramos (Romance Languages), Clifford Irizarry (Chanin Language Center), Marcia Liu (Asian American Studies), Yvette Boafo and Tyler Sampson (Advising)

Barbara Barone of the Dolciani Mathematics Learning Center will speak about the Early Alert system the DMLC uses in collaboration with the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics to identify students at risk of not succeeding and reach out to them before it is too late. Placing students correctly is a challenge essential to ensuring students will be able to succeed in their coursework. Alicia Ramos (Romance Languages) and Clifford Irizarry (Chanin Language Center) will talk about the their placement procedures that have proven very effective. Marcia Liu from Asian American Studies will speak about her research on supporting students and its practical implications, as well as the cultural issues pertinent to the topic of mental health. Finally, Yvette Boafo and Tyler Sampson (Advising) will discuss their work with the Student Success Center and programs for helping students who are on academic probation. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 25, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
A Domain of One’s Own
Presenter(s): Jonathan Bohm (Sociology, NBUniversal), Lisa Brundage (Macaulay Honors College), Alicia Peaker (Bryn Mawr College), Beth Seltzer (Bryn Mawr College), Joe Ugoretz (Macaulay Honors College)

The “Domain of One’s Own” movement suggests that students be provided a domain name as part of their undergraduate coursework, and use this space to consolidate and present their academic, artistic, and personal content. In this Lunchtime Seminar, we will hear from several instructors and administrators here at Hunter and at Macaulay Honors College who have implemented this approach. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 23, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
All-Star Teaching: Winners of Hunter and CUNY Teaching Awards
Presenter(s): Willie Tolliver (SSSW), Philip Alcabes (Urban Public Health), Frida Kleiman (Chemistry)

In this Lunchtime Seminar, winners of teaching awards from across Hunter will discuss their teaching strategies and philosophies. We will hear from two winners of the Presidential Teaching Award, Willie Tolliver from the School of Social Work, and Philip Alcabes from Urban Public Health. Frida Kleiman (Chemistry) will discuss her project that was awarded the CUNY Idea Grant for Research in the Classroom. We will also provide information on CUNY-wide teaching and research awards applications. In preparation for the seminar, feel free to read the following two articles that will be discussed as part of Philip Alcabes presentation: Coddling of the American Mind and The Big Uneasy. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 18, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Helping Students in Distress
Presenter(s): Martin Pino (CWS), Sudi Shayesteh (AccessAbility), Leslie Ader (BRT)

Representatives from Hunter’s Counseling and Wellness Services, Office of AccessAbility, and Behavioral Response team will talk about the services each provides, as well as what warning signs to look for in students and when and how to personally assist or refer them to the appropriate campus organization. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 16, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Growing as teachers together: Professional development for teaching practices
Presenter(s): Ronnie Ancona (Classics), Elizabeth Cohn (Nursing), Kristen Hodnett (Special Education)

In this cross-disciplinary conversation, Ronnie Ancona (Classics), Elizabeth Cohn (Nursing), and Kristen Hodnett (Special Education) will discuss different approaches to teacher development, the associated benefits and challenges, and whether any common themes or best practices emerge. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 11, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Participatory Pedagogy and Connecting Classrooms to Student Backgrounds
Presenter(s): Christina Katopodis (Graduate Center and Futures Initiative Fellow); Siqi Tu (Graduate Center and Futures Initiative Fellow); Kahdeidra Monét Martin (Graduate Center and Humanities Alliance Fellow); Gustavo Jiménez (Graduate Center and Futures Initiative Fellow)

In this Lunchtime Seminar, Christina Katopodis, Siqi Tu, Kahdeidra Monét Martin, and Gustavo Jiménez will demonstrate student-centered activities and provide opportunities for participants to try out the activities themselves. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 9, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Learning From Each Other: Engaging Students as Peer Teachers
Presenter(s): Caitlin Ho (HCAP), Christina Medina-Ramirez (Skirball Science Learning Center)

Caitlin Ho from HCAP will discuss the development of the HCAP Leaders Program and Christina Medina-Ramirez, Director of the Skirball Science Learning Center will talk about the ways peer tutors are used in the learning center. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 4, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
New Ways To Write, Publish, and Collaborate
Presenter(s): Mason Brown (Libraries), Sarah Chinn (English), Anne Donlon (Modern Language Association), Jennifer Samson (Special Education)

In this Lunchtime Seminar, we will hear from Anne Donlon who will discuss open access and the future of faculty publications and collaborations. Next, Jennifer Samson will present resources found on the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) and ways in which faculty can use the NCFDD programs to collaborate. Sarah Chinn will discuss her work as an editor for the journal Radical Teacher and their decision to move from a print to a web-based, open-access format. Finally, Mason Brown will introduce the web platform CUNY Academic Works that allows researchers an open-access space to publish and promote their work to a wide audience. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 2, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Small Teaching Part I: Roundtable Discussion on Teaching and Learning
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English); Shiao-Chuan Kung (ICIT); Stephanie Margolin (Library); Paul McPherron (English); David Petrain (Classics); Sarah Ward (Libraries)

Drawing on ideas in James Lang’s 2016 book Small Teaching and his blog in The Chronicle of Higher Education, ACERT Steering Committee members will lead a roundtable discussion that covers key points from Lang’s writing and offers seminar participants new ideas that they can try in their courses today, tomorrow, or next semester. [Details...]
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...]
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