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Lunchtime Seminars Archive

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Thursday
Mar 7, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Ungrading: Rethinking Assessment in the Classroom
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English); Allen Strouse (English); Austin Bailey (English, WAC Fellow)

A number of prominent voices in the academy have questioned not just how we grade, but why we grade altogether, arguing that our usual modes of grading send the wrong message to students and discourage deep learning. In this panel, we will hear from two English professors who have explored alternatives to traditional grading in their courses, with an overview of the topic from a third. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 5, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Learning at the Museum across Disciplines
Presenter(s): Joanne Spurza (Classical and Oriental Studies); Fiore Sireci (English); Patrick Burke (Mathematics and Statistics); Monica Calabritto (Romance Languages)

Hunter’s central location and partnerships with cultural institutions in the city greatly facilitate learning opportunities at the museum. This lunchtime seminar addresses the pedagogical advantages and challenges of designing meaningful and effective activities at the museum, during or outside class time. We will hear how Hunter instructors from a variety of disciplines -- archeology, literature, mathematics, language, among others -- have incorporated museum activities into their courses and curriculum. [Details...]
Thursday
Feb 28, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
OER Showcase: Innovative Teaching with Reduced Textbook Costs
Presenter(s): Scott Gentile (Math and Statistics); Inés Vañó García (Graduate Center and Humanities Alliance Fellow); Scott Lipkowitz (Library); Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages); Samantha Sheppard-Lahiji (Biology)

Zero Cost Textbook courses and CUNY’s Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative are important avenues towards lowering the cost of education for our students, and they are also opportunities for us to re-examine our approaches to teaching and learning. In this Lunchtime Seminar, we will showcase a variety of innovative approaches to integrating OER materials into college classrooms. [Details...]
Tuesday
Feb 26, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
From WAC to Manifold: An Open Discussion on How We Write, Publish, and Teach Writing (NEW TOPIC)
Presenter(s): Matthew Gold (Graduate Center, Adviser to the Provost for Digital Initiatives); Krystyna Michael (Graduate Center); Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages); Trudy Smoke (English); Philip Johnson (Graduate Center, WAC Fellow)

This year marks twenty years since the CUNY Board of Trustees implemented the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative that encouraged instructors in all disciplines to make connections between writing, thinking, and learning. In this lunchtime seminar, we will explore what a WAC-based curriculum looks like at Hunter, particularly in light of the many new digital technologies and online resources. [Details...]
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...]
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