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News and Announcements | October 4, 2018

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Small Teaching and Hypothes.is

Introduced at the Lunchtime Seminar on October 2nd, during the fall 2018 seminar series, ACERT will be trying out a new online discussion activity. We invite all Hunter faculty, staff, and administrators to read, comment, and try out activities described in James Lang’s blog posts on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website. We will be using hypothes.is and its annotation extension to highlight and comment on any aspect of the blog posts.
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Small Teaching Part II: Lightning Talks on Teaching and Learning

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...]
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Student Success and Retention

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...]
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Growing as teachers together: Professional development for teaching practices

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...]
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Helping Students in Distress

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...]
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Participatory Pedagogy and Connecting Classrooms to Student Backgrounds

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...]
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Learning From Each Other: Engaging Students as Peer Teachers

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...]
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New Ways To Write, Publish, and Collaborate

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...]
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Small Teaching Part I: Roundtable Discussion on Teaching and Learning

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...]
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Teaching Hacks | May 11, 2018

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ACERT Teaching Hack – Finishing Strong

In this Teaching Hack, Paul McPherron (English) discusses his end-of-semester activity that encourages students to reflect on what they've learned throughout the course. This activity prompts students to think about what they might want to take with them into their future studies and careers, and it gives Paul feedback as to what they liked most about the course and what could be improved.
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