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Lunchtime Seminars Archive

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Tuesday
May 19, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online – register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
End of the Year Celebration and Check-In
Presenter(s): Paul McPherron (English and ACERT), Shiao-Chuan Kung (Center for Online Learning), and members of Hunter's Ed Tech Team

We have made it to the end of the spring 2020 semester! Join ACERT and the Educational Technology Team to recap your teaching and learning successes as well as look forward to summer and fall courses. [Details...]
Thursday
Apr 23, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online – register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Online Writing Assignments and Assessment
Presenter(s): Mark Bobrow (English); Gavin Hollis (English); Jack Kenigsberg (Rockowitz Writing Center, English), Stephanie Margolin (Libraries); Sarah Ward (Libraries)

During this seminar, we will discuss what instructors have learned about giving writing assignments and teaching writing online, e.g. how they have changed assignments, expectations, or grading practices. Participants are welcome to share their own successes and difficulties in assigning and assessing writing in online courses. [Details...]
Tuesday
Apr 21, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online – register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
Students Under Stress
Presenter(s): Anika Seidman-Gati (Counseling and Wellness Services); Marcia Liu (HCAP and Asian American Studies Program)

During this seminar, we will discuss the many stressors facing students including academic, financial, and health issues. Participants can share what they have heard from their students about how they are coping during these turbulent times as well as what resources and teaching practices have been most useful in supporting student mental health. [Details...]
Monday
Apr 6, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online - register for details
Lunchtime Seminars
What's going well? What needs to be re-calibrated (again)?
Presenter(s): Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages); Shiao-Chuan Kung (Online Learning Center); Paul McPherron (English, ACERT)

What's worked, what hasn't, and what more support do we need? Come join an open discussion of how you are doing as we enter week three of teaching and working remotely. [Details...]
Friday
Apr 3, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/956279521
Lunchtime Seminars
Online assessments
Presenter(s): Michi Soyer (Sociology), Sarah Byosiere (Psychology)

Open discussion and Q and A about using various online assessment tools in Blackboard (e.g. Blackboard discussion forums, Blackboard Quizzes, and VoiceThread) [Details...]
Thursday
Apr 2, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/956279521
Lunchtime Seminars
How can faculty help students with educational technology?
Presenter(s): Gina Riley (Special Education), Abby Torres (Center for Online Learning), Shiao-Chuan Kung (Center for Online Learning)

How can we help students most in this transition to online learning? What issues are coming up in your classes? Discussion and solution based Q & [Details...]
Wednesday
Apr 1, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/956279521
Lunchtime Seminars
Joys and challenges of teaching your children at home
Presenter(s): Jenny Tuten (Provost’s Office/literacy education), Nicora Placa (SOE, math education), Michi Soyer

Open discussion and Q and A with former elementary school teachers to support you as you add your children to your roster! [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 31, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/956279521
Lunchtime Seminars
Working remotely and homeschooling: A primer
Presenter(s): Gina Riley (Special Education), Michi Soyer (Sociology)

Balancing academic work at home and homeschooling your kids, from professors who have successfully done both. Ideas and sample schedules will be given. [Details...]
Monday
Mar 30, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/956279521
Lunchtime Seminars
How do we address fieldwork during this time of distance learning?
Presenter(s): Laura Baecher (Dept of Curriculum & Teaching)

In this session we will review some of the core learning objectives of fieldwork assignments and how to capture many of them through "virtual fieldwork" tasks, with unexpected benefits. Bring your fieldwork assignment dilemmas and we will have time to brainstorm together! [Details...]
Friday
Mar 27, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/956279521
Lunchtime Seminars
How are we doing? Let’s check in!
Presenter(s): Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages), Sarah Byosiere (Psychology), Paul McPherron (English, ACERT)

Checking in after a week of online teaching: how are you doing? How are you and your students adjusting? Will you make changes going forward? [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 26, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/956279521
Lunchtime Seminars
What should be synchronous/what can be asynchronous?
Presenter(s): Laura Baecher (Dept of Curriculum & Teaching) and Shiao-Chuan Kung (Center for Online Learning), Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages)

As you re-envision your syllabus for the remainder of the semester to best promote student learning and engagement in a newly distant-learning environment, you might be choosing between which activities are best suited to synchronous vs. asynchronous learning. Join in a brief overview of types of tasks best suited to each and share ideas with your colleagues. [Details...]
Wednesday
Mar 25, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/956279521
Lunchtime Seminars
Teaching large classes online
Presenter(s): Amber Alliger (Psychology), Michi Soyer (Sociology)

Tools and tips for holding large classes online including offering lectures, giving quizzes, and encouraging participation. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 24, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/956279521
Lunchtime Seminars
Best Practices for Teaching Online
Presenter(s): Gina Riley (Special Education), Shiao-Chuan Kung (ACERT, Center for Online Learning)

In this seminar, we will review online teaching “best practices”, as well as how to create a multisensory online classroom. [Details...]
Monday
Mar 23, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/956279521
Lunchtime Seminars
How are we doing? What do we need?
Presenter(s): Paul McPherron (English, ACERT), Shiao-Chuan Kung (Center for Online Learning), Jenny Tuten (Provost Office)

Open discussion of how the transition to online teaching has gone so far. What’s worked, what hasn’t, and what more support do we need? [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
(CANCELED) Finishing Strong: Activities for the Last Day of Class
Presenter(s): ACERT Steering Committee and Other Faculty and Staff Volunteers

Event Canceled, March 12 Lunchtime Seminar!!! Lunchtime Seminar: Finishing Strong: Activities for the Last Day of Class's Sorry for the inconvenience, We hope to see you all at Next Semester's Lunchtime Seminar!! :) [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Contemplative Pedagogy: Transformative Practices in Higher Education
Presenter(s): Kenny Hirschmann (Frankfort Center, Education); Kathleen Isaac (Dance)

This workshop based on the book, Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning, will introduce participants from diverse areas of teaching practice to contemplative techniques, such as meditation, yoga, deep listening, mindfulness, reflective reading and writing and inclusion of site visits and field trips. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Course Evaluations: Getting Students to Respond in Qualitative Ways
Presenter(s): Sarah Johnson (Libraries); Olivia C. Padeluka (Psych); James Cantres (AFPRL)

In this lunchtime seminar we will address ways to mid-semester evaluations and encourage student responses during our courses and detail methods of implementing changes both during the term and for future semesters.Olivia Padeluka (Psychology) and Sarah Johnson (Hunter College Libraries) will provide insights on innovative strategies for utilizing student perspectives for current and future students. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 3, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Making the Most of Peer Teaching Observations
Presenter(s): Lisa Marie Anderson (German); Yang Hu (School of Ed); Tatyana Khodorovskiy (Math & Stats); Leila Gastil (Psychology); Michaela Soyer (Sociology)

In this roundtable discussion we’ll examine the practice from the perspective of observers and observees. What makes for a “good” peer observation? How can we ensure meaningful follow-up? Our speakers will share insights from different disciplines and career stages. We’ll also discuss the challenges of observation in hybrid and online courses, something treated in the new contract. [Details...]
Thursday
Feb 27, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
What Makes a Writing Intensive Course
Presenter(s): Frida Kleiman and Nancy Greenbaum (Chemistry); Nora Carr (Queens College) and Stefania Porcelli (Romance Language), Dennis Paoli and Trudith Smoke (English)

There will be three presentations by a panel of six speakers: Frida Kleiman and Nancy Greenbaum teaching writing in chemistry classes; Dennis Paoli and Trudith Smoke coordinated the WAC program for many years;  Nora Carr and Stefania Porcelli are working on a handbook for CUNY graduate teaching fellows and will seek feedback from people attending the seminar.  [Details...]
Tuesday
Feb 25, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
GPS: Teaching Activities that Promote G (Growth Mindset), P (Purpose), and S (Social Belonging)
Presenter(s): Kelle Cruz (Physics); Jack Kenigsberg (Writing Center); Paul McPherron (English)

In this lunchtime symposium, three Hunter faculty will present activities and research they learned from attending a recent CUNY symposium on growth mindset and how they have implemented these activities in their own classrooms and centers. [Details...]
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