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Lunchtime Seminars Archive

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Thursday
Feb 20, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hemmerdinger Overflow seating area (Library, HE 705)
Lunchtime Seminars
Library and Faculty Collaborations
Presenter(s): Margaret Bausman (Libraries), Iris Finkel (Libraries), Maria Hernandez-Ojeda (Romance Languages), Frida Kleiman (Chemistry), Cherry Montejo (Libraries), Jennifer Newman (Libraries), John Pell (Libraries)

ROOM CHANGE!!! Hemmerdinger Overflow seating area (Library, HE 705) This seminar will showcase a wide range of existing collaborations between instructors and librarians across the schools and the libraries, including classroom and library instruction, work with(in) the archives, co-teaching, and joint publications. Instructors and librarians will also share how they initiated and manage their collaborative projects, and how they address the logistical and other challenges of instruction with/in the libraries. [Details...]
Tuesday
Feb 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Narrating Your Research and Teaching Origins...And Futures
Presenter(s): Stephanie Margolin (Library); Stefania Porcelli (Romance Languages); Ashley Jackson (Music); Kelly Nims (English)

This Lunchtime Seminar explores different ways of telling that story to others. Professors from English, Music, Library Studies, and Romance Languages will provide examples of how they narrate their stories: arriving at one’s research or pedagogical strategies, balancing research and teaching, integrating the two, launching the next stage of one’s work, and then conveying these stories in different ways from an “elevator pitch” to developing an online profile. [Details...]
Thursday
Feb 13, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
What Makes an Honors Course
Presenter(s): Richard Belsky (History); Yujia Xu (Chemistry); Rob Cowan (Arts and Sciences)

This seminar will discuss what constitutes an honors course at Hunter College. Panelists will discuss the criteria for honors courses and their experiences teaching honors courses: what they teach as honors, how it fits the description of honors, and how that differs from non-honors courses. [Details...]
Tuesday
Feb 11, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Lunchtime Seminars
Starting Strong: Activities For The First Day of Class
Presenter(s): Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere (Psychology); Christina Katopodis (English); Shiao-Chuan Kung (Online Learning Center); Claudia Orenstein (Theatre)

For this lunchtime seminar, several Hunter instructors will talk about activities they use on the first day of class, including: ice-breaker activities using the software Padlet, a video tour of a course’s OER textbook, a revised syllabus using FAQs as prompts, and an open-syllabus discussion in which students pick some of the class content. Come hear how your colleagues kick off the semester, and bring your own ideas to share how you help your students get to know your courses, get to know you, and get to know each other. [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...]
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...]
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); Maria-Helena Reis (Psychology); Kemile Jackson (Pre-Health)

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 describe efforts made in courses such as ENG 220 to help transfer students make the transition to the expectations of college level writing, and Maria-Helena Reis (Psychology) will reflect on transfer students, the challenges they face at Hunter, and discuss how we can improve our support of them. Finally, Kemile Jackson (Pre-Health) will talk about Pre-Health transfer initiatives and provide applicant profiles of successful transfer students. The seminar will conclude with an open discussion of transfer students at Hunter College. All participants are encouraged to bring questions and ideas to share. [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...]
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): Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages);Michaela Soyer (Sociology); Sissel McCarthy (Film and Media Studies); Yang Hu (Curriculum and Teaching); Amber Alliger (Psychology); Wendy Hayden (English); Elaine Gale (Special Education)

In this seminar, Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages) will host a panel discussion with recent Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT) award winners. The panelists will give brief overviews of their projects and offer tips learned from their experiences trying out a new innovation in their classroom. There will be plenty of time for attendees to brainstorm new ideas about teaching with technology in their own contexts and to get advice from our local Hunter all-star teachers. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 28, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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
Mar 26, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Making Assessment Work: Curriculum Development through Assessment
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Office of Assessment); Liz Cohn (Nursing); Rob Cowan (Office of the Dean); Kristen Hodnett (Special Education)

In this seminar, we will discuss best practices for designing assessments that feed back meaningfully into curriculum development, and we will hear from representatives of different schools and programs about how they have implemented what they learned from assessment in their courses and teaching. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Holistic Advising
Presenter(s): Brian Maasjo (Student Affairs); Carlixta Hernandez (SEEK); Kemile Jackson (Pre-Health Advising); Peggy Segal (Pre-business advising)

Advising college students is a crucial part of the educational experience, and goes far beyond simply telling students which classes to take. In order to highlight the important role advisors play in our students’ lives, representatives from a variety of offices and programs will engage in a discussion of their approaches to advising Hunter students, and how advising contributes to the educational mission of the college by fostering student engagement and success. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 19, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
The Opportunities of Internships
Presenter(s): Paula Wicklow (Career Development Services); Elise Harris (NYC Tech Talent); Carrie Shandra (SUNY-Stony Brook); Caitlin Ho (HCAP); Maria Cornelio (Romance Languages)

Internships -- as degree requirement or elective, for college credit or not, paid or unpaid -- have become an integral part of the college experience. During this lunchtime seminar, we will hear how internship coordinators across Hunter establish, organize, and advertise internships, and mentor students in internship programs at the college, CUNY, and beyond. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 14, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Adjunct Development on a Budget
Presenter(s): Ronnie Ancona (Classics); Leigh Jones (English); Tatyana Khodorovskiy (Math and Statistics); Wendy Hayden (English); Mary Roldan (History)

Given CUNY’s heavy reliance on poorly-compensated adjuncts and graduate students, many departments recognize the need to provide these faculty members with effective professional development and support. This is challenging given adjuncts’ full and diverse schedules and is especially difficult in the current budget climate. Course coordinators and chairs from various departments will present on how they handle this issue given the strict financial and time constraints. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 12, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Place-Based Pedagogy in NYC: The City as a Classroom
Presenter(s): Biao Jiang (Hostos); Francisco Fernandez (Hostos); Nora Almeida (City Tech); Jason Montgomery (City Tech); Charles Tien (Political Science)

At Hunter, along with other NYC-based educators, we often aspire to “use the city as a classroom.” The idea has obvious appeal to students, professors, and administrators alike. New York City’s museums, libraries, and performance spaces offer readymade settings for learning. But the idea of moving pedagogy “outside of the classroom” promises something more - an engagement with the material, cultural, and social landscape that exists beyond the city’s educational and cultural institutions. What are the opportunities afforded by this move? What are the challenges it entails? Professors from a variety of disciplines will discuss their experiences with place-based teaching in the city, from a pedagogical and practical / logistical standpoint. [Details...]
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