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Lunchtime Seminars Archive

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Tuesday
Mar 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Creative approaches to the syllabus: Moving beyond the transactional in course design
Presenter(s): Mark Bobrow (English), Rob Cowan (Arts & Sciences), Alyssa Lyons (Sociology-Grad Center), Paul McPherron (English)

From using the syllabus to tell the narrative of learning in a course to generating course topics from student interests outside the classroom walls, this seminar will present examples of creative syllabus design and syllabus presentation from a variety of departments and fields. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 2, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Online course development: First takes
Presenter(s): Irene Morrison-Moncure (Classics), Jared Simard (Classics)

In this seminar, two Classics instructors will describe their experiences as first-time developers of fully online courses. [Details...]
Tuesday
Feb 28, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
If at first you don’t succeed: What we learn from failure
Presenter(s): Stephanie Margolin & Sarah Ward (Hunter College Libraries)

Are you ready to talk about your failures in the classroom? In this workshop we will reflect on our failures in a supportive environment using active learning strategies. [Details...]
Thursday
Nov 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars In this “Ideas Lab,” members of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Student Success will brainstorm approaches that might be deployed here at Hunter College. Our Committee hopes that, in aggregate, these interventions will directly and positively impact metrics such as graduation and retention rate, measures widely held as indicators of student success. [Details...]
Tuesday
Nov 1, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
The “Flipped Classroom”: Advancing learning through high-impact, evidenced-based pedagogy
Presenter(s): Donna McGregor (Lehman College Chemistry), Neepa Maitra (Physics), Manashi Chatterjee (Chemistry)

In this presentation, we will explore the “flipped classroom,” an approach to teaching and course design intended to make more time available during class for active learning. Join us to recognize elements of these “High Impact Teaching Practices” in teaching that distinguish them from more traditional approaches. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 27, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Why failure matters: Editors from CUNYs Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy on learning from “Teaching Fails”
Presenter(s): Laura Wildemann Kane (CUNY Graduate Center), Sarah Ruth Jacobs (CUNY Graduate Center)

Two editors from CUNYs Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) will discuss work from the journal’s “Teaching Fails” section, which features reflections on faculty members’ most interesting and useful failures. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 25, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Web scrawlers: Annotating digital objects with students
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English), Philip Ewell (Music)

What happens to the time-honored tradition of scribbling in the margins when texts migrate from the page to the screen? In this presentation, two faculty members will discuss their use of various platforms to mark up digital documents for, and with, students. [Details...]
Thursday
Oct 20, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Going long: Designing semester-long collaborations in the classroom
Presenter(s): Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages), Lisa Anderson (German), David Alm (D:F/M)

In this panel, three faculty members will share their experiences designing semester-long projects. Panel members will discuss their respective processes and products, emphasizing assignment design, evaluation, and potential pitfalls in doing this kind of work. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 18, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Effective Use of Discussion in the Physical and Online Classroom
Presenter(s): Kristen Hodnett (Special Education), Jennifer Klein (Special Education), Paul McPherron (English), Chris Toulouse (Fordham - Lincoln Center)

University faculty use classroom discussions to accomplish course goals such as engaging students in higher-level thinking and providing students opportunities to examine real-world applications. In this seminar, faculty from various disciplines will discuss what has worked (and what has not) in building effective classroom discussions both in the physical and online classroom. [Details...]
Thursday
Sep 29, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Publishing, Impact and Rights: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Being a Scholar
Presenter(s): Jessie Daniels (Sociology, Hunter and The Graduate Center, CUNY), Polly Thistlethwaite (Chief Librarian, The Graduate Center, CUNY)

In this workshop, Jessie Daniels (Sociology - Hunter and The Graduate Center) and Polly Thistlethwaite (Chief Librarian, The Graduate Center) offer practical advice about collaboration, how to navigate publishing and negotiate for your rights, measuring your impact and the best practices for sharing scholarly work. [Details...]
Tuesday
Sep 27, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Multilingual Students in University Classrooms
Presenter(s): Paul McPherron (English), Trudy Smoke (English), Cindy Wishengrad (English), Jack Kenigsberg (English), Kirsten J Grant (Chemistry), Philip Ewell (Music), John Pell (Hunter College Libraries)

In this presentation, faculty members from various disciplines discuss particular challenges ESL students face in our classrooms and ways faculty can addresses these needs. Presenters will offer examples for how they have drawn on the linguistic and cultural backgrounds of their students in their teaching, in this way moving toward a multilingual approach to university pedagogy. [Details...]
Thursday
Sep 22, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Assessment and Exploring Student Learning
Presenter(s): Kirsten Grant (Chemistry), John Pell (Hunter College Libraries), Scott Gentile (Mathematics and Statistics), Jochen Albrecht (Geography), Manashi Chatterjee (Chemistry)

Learn from Assessment Fellows about assessment tools and how assessment can be used to demonstrate and improve student learning. The panel, composed of faculty from a wide range of disciplines, will discuss what it takes to build a culture of assessment and to establish, grow and sustain assessment systems and processes on campus. [Details...]
Tuesday
Sep 20, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Clinton & Trump: Media Literacy & the US Presidential Elections
Presenter(s): Wendy Hayden (Rhetoric & Composition), Trudy Smoke (English), Stephanie Margolin (Hunter Library), Sarah Ward (Hunter Library), Jessie Daniels (Sociology)

The 2016 US presidential election has been called a “media circus,” and according to a recent poll by Rasmussen, 62% of likely US voters say they believe the national media are setting the agenda for this year’s presidential race. How do we make sense of all this in our teaching? Join this panel of experts to learn about their innovative solutions for bringing media literacy about the US presidential elections into the classroom. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 24, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Applying critical race theory in the college classroom: Pedagogical strategies for mitigating racism
Presenter(s): Steve Baumann (Nursing), Katherine Bloeser (Social Work), Sarah Chinn (English), Darlene Defour (Psychology), Jack Kenigsberg (English), Lynn Roberts (Public Health), Clay Williams (Library)

Come join a panel of faculty who participated in a Teaching Scholarship Circle on critical race theory as they share strategies they are exploring to address racism in their classrooms. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 22, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Blackboard & beyond: What can your LMS do for you?
Presenter(s): Erica Chutuape (Asian American Studies), Jessie Daniels (Sociology), Kristen Hodnett (Special Education), Marie Nelson (Special Education), Kate Pok (Sociology)

In this session, some of these faculty will talk about why they decided to try a different platform, and will share their experiences with platforms such as Canvas, Google Classroom, Edmodo, WordPress, and Blogger. We will discuss the pros and cons of these platforms and how they stack up against Blackboard. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 17, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunchtime Seminars
Mindfulness in teaching
Presenter(s): Jean Amaral (BMCC Library), Ryan Donovan (CUNY Grad Center), Argos Gonzalez (Hunter Curriculum and Teaching/CUNY Grad Center), Zosia Krusberg (Yale Physics Department)

In this session, we will explore how our selves/bodies/emotions are engaged in and through our teaching practice. Our four presenters will focus on the embodied learning experience of mindful practice in higher education teaching. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 15, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Teaching Wikipedia: Students as informed information consumers and producers
Presenter(s): Chanitra Bishop (Library), Tsering Dolma (Film Studies student), Iris Finkel (Library), Sean Molloy (English)

In this lunchtime seminar, you will hear from faculty who are using Wikipedia to teach writing, critical thinking, and research skills and in the process are helping teach students to be informed consumers and producers of information. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 10, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Deepening student learning by encouraging greater engagement with course materials
Presenter(s): Robert Dottin (Biology), Kristen Hodnett (Special Education), Michael Siller (Psychology)

Come hear from Hunter colleagues who have used technology tools that allow students to interact with your materials by responding to comments and questions embedded within texts and videos. [Details...]
Tuesday
Mar 8, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
114 HE (Hunter Library)
Lunchtime Seminars
Scaffolding student multimedia projects
Presenter(s): Carla Fusco (Curriculum & Teaching), Nancy Hightower (English), Linta Varghese (Asian-American Studies)

Our invited presenters will talk about how they scaffold assignments that ask students to build multimedia presentations and digital stories. [Details...]
Thursday
Mar 3, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE
Lunchtime Seminars
Digital humanities and pedagogy
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English), Iris Finkel, (Library), Roberta Kilkenny (AFPRL)

Three faculty introduce the emergent field of "digital humanities" and share pedagogical projects that exemplify its implications for the classroom. [Details...]
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