Learning@Lehman January 26, 2016

Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons

Learning@Lehman

Tuesday January 26, 2016

Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.

Teaching and learning perspectives:

What Leaders Can Learn from Teaching Undergraduates

http://chronicle.com/article/What-Leaders-Can-Learn-From/235011

Teaching Ourselves to Teach

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/01/26/concrete-ways-faculty-can-work-other-colleagues-improve-their-teaching-essay

What Should We Be Teaching the Next Generation of Computer Scientists?

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/what-should-we-be-teaching-the-next-generation-of-computer-scientists

Faculty development activities:

Biology Symposium

Wednesday, January 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Queens College, Science Building B 137

http://calendar.qc.cuny.edu/?e=4425

Spring 2016 Syllabus Consultations

January 4 – 28 (contact Gina Rae Foster, gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu, for appointments)

Teaching & Learning Commons, Old Gym 118

Open Educational Resources Faculty Project Deadline

Sunday, January 31 (all day)

Contact Rebecca Arzola rebecca.arzola@lehman.cuny.edu

This week’s teaching strategy:

Build From Restricted Components – Provide limited resources (or adiscrete list of ideas that must be used) and either literally or figurativelydump them on the table, asking students in groups to construct a solutionusing only these things (note: may be familiar from the Apollo 13 movie).If possible, provide red herrings, and ask students to construct a solutionusing the minimum amount of items possible. 

(from Kevin Yee, Interactive Techniques, 2007) 

Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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Learning@Lehman Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons

Learning@Lehman

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.

Teaching and learning perspectives:

“Academic crowdsourcing” allows lecturers to share ideas

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/academic-crowdsourcing-allows-lecturers-share-ideas

 

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Better Way to Grade

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/01/19/new-ways-grade-more-effectively-essay

 

The 13 Best “Onion” Stories about Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/article/The-13-Best-Onion-/234957

 

Faculty development activities:

Spring 2016 Syllabus Consultations

January 4 – 28 (contact Gina Rae Foster, gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu, for appointments)

Teaching & Learning Commons, Old Gym 118

 

Newsgathering with Social Media (workshop, $48)

Tuesday, January 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

 
Open Educational Resources Faculty Project Deadline

Sunday, January 31 (all day)

Contact Rebecca Arzola rebecca.arzola@lehman.cuny.edu

 

This week’s teaching strategy:

Guided Lecture: Students listen to 15-20 minutes of lecture without taking notes. At the end, they spend five minutes recording all they can recall. The next step involves learners in small discussion groups reconstructing the lecture conceptually with supporting data, preparing complete lecture notes, using the instructor to resolve questions that arise. – See more at: http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/instructional-methods/best-practices-summary#sthash.9JIn2dOp.dpuf

Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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Learning@Lehman, Monday, January 11, 2016

Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons

Learning@Lehman

Monday, January 11, 2016

Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.

Teaching and learning perspectives:

Removing Racist Symbols Isn’t a Denial of History

http://chronicle.com/article/Removing-Racist-Symbols/234862

Code-Switching to Improve Your Writing and Productivity

https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1242-code-switching-to-improve-your-writing-and-productivity

Competency-Based Education, Technology, and the Liberal Arts

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/competency-based-education-technology-and-liberal-arts

Faculty development activities:

Online/Hybrid Workshop

Tuesday, January 19 (online only)

Wednesday, January 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location to be announced

Application deadline: Friday, January 15 (click on link below)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16nFncjpOWvkn-w0ak0NmSMANGH9MVTy0nppuWtK2j1E/viewform

Spring 2016 Syllabus Consultations

January 4 – 28 (contact Gina Rae Foster, gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu, for appointments)

Teaching & Learning Commons, Old Gym 118

Open Educational Resources Faculty Project Deadline

Sunday, January 31 (all day)

Contact Rebecca Arzola rebecca.arzola@lehman.cuny.edu

This week’s teaching strategy:

Punctuated Lectures: Ask students to perform five steps: listen, stop, reflect, write, and give feedback. Students become self-monitoring listeners.

(from Kevin Yee, Interactive Techniques, 2007)

Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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Learning@Lehman, Winter Recess Edition December 21, 2015-January 3, 2016

Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons

Learning@Lehman

Winter Recess Edition, December 21, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.

Teaching and learning perspectives:

The 2015 Influence List

http://chronicle.com/specialreport/The-2015-Influence-List/22

Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/looking-back-at-the-year-in-ed-tech/57704

Should students be partners in curriculum design?

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/should-students-be-partners-in-curriculum-design

Faculty development activities:

Venezuela: Elections and Democracy (discussion)

Monday, December 21, 4-6 p.m.

Graduate Center, Room 9204

As We Are—Disability: Portraits of a Community (photo exhibit)

Ongoing (through June 3rd)

Baruch College, William and Anita Newman Library, 2nd floor

151 East 25th Street

Spring 2016 Syllabus Consultations

January 4 – 28 (contact Gina Rae Foster, gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu, for appointments)

Teaching & Learning Commons, Old Gym 118

This week’s teaching strategy:

Polar Opposites – Ask the class to examine two written-out versions of a

theory (or corollary, law of nature, etc.), where one is incorrect, such as the

opposite or a negation of the other. In deciding which is correct, students

will have to examine the problem from all angles.

(from Kevin Yee, Interactive Techniques, 2007)

Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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Learning@Lehman Weekly Digest December 14, 2015

Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons

Learning@Lehman

Monday, December 14, 2015

Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of this week’s faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.

Teaching and learning perspectives:

Can Data Measure Faculty Productivity? Rutgers Professors Say No

http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Data-Measure-Faculty/234595

The Challenge of Restoring the ‘Public’ to ‘Public Higher Education’

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Challenge-of-Restoring-the/234578

On MOOCs and Mizzou

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-beta/moocs-and-mizzou

Faculty development activities:

Master Class, Brazilian Percussion

Tuesday, December 15, 3-4 p.m., Music 330 (Hearth Room)

Auditions, Daniel in the Lions’ Den (Penny Prince collaborative musical)

Wednesday, December 16 – Friday, December 18, 3:30-8:30 p.m.

(contact Penny Prince@penny.prince.@lehman.cuny.edu to schedule auditions)

Lehman Pottery Sale

Thursday, December 17, 12-2 p.m.

Fine Arts Building, Pottery Studio 029 (lower level)

This week’s teaching strategy:

Memory Matrix – Identify a key taxonomy and then design a grid that represents those interrelationships. Keep it simple at first. Avoid trivial or ambiguous relationships, which tend to backfire by focusing students on superficial kinds of learning. Although probably most useful in introductory courses, this technique can also be used to help develop basic study skills for students who plan to continue in the field. 

(from Kevin Yee, Interactive Techniques, 2007)

Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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Learning@Lehman Weekly Digest December 7, 2015

Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons

Learning@Lehman

Monday, December 7, 2015

Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of this week’s faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.

Teaching and learning perspectives:

11 EdTech Advances that Will Not Happen by 2020

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/11-edtech-advances-will-not-happen-2020

Degrees of Ignorance

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Gutting-of-Gen-Ed/234453?cid=trend_right_h

Has political correctness really ‘run amok’ on college campuses?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/12/03/has-political-correctness-really-run-amok-on-college-campuses/

Faculty development activities:

Conversations on Race and Other Diversities: Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole and Stanley Nelson

Tuesday, December 8, 6;30-8:00 p.m.

The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room C200 (Prohanksy Auditorium)

College Senate

Wednesday, December 9, 3:30-5 p.m.

Carman B04

eLearning Trends: What’s Hot, What’s Not (free online conference)

Wednesday, December 16; Thursday, December 17, 11:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., EST (both days)

http://www.elearningguild.com/online-forums/content/4130/online-forums-2015—elearning-trends-whats-hot-whats-not-december-16–17/

This week’s teaching strategy:

Recall, Summarize, Question, Connect, and Comment – This method of starting each session (or each week) has five steps to reinforce the previous session’s material: recall it, summarize it, phrase a remaining question, connect it to the class as a whole, and comment on that class session.

(from Kevin Yee, Interactive Techniques, 2007)

Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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Learning@Lehman Weekly Digest November 30, 2015

Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of this week’s faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.

Teaching and learning perspectives:

Can the Student Course Evaluation Be Redeemed?

http://chronicle.com/article/Can-the-Student-Course/234369

Introductory Course Improvements and “The Evolution of Everything”

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/introductory-course-improvements-and-%E2%80%98-evolution-everything%E2%80%99

Getting Beyond the Menu: Faculty Lead General Education Innovations at William and Mary

http://www.aacu.org/campus-model/getting-beyond-menu-faculty-lead-general-education-innovations-william-and-mary

Faculty development activities:

Lehman College Community & Jazz Band: Winter Performance

Tuesday, December 1, 12:30-1:30

Music 330

General Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, December 2, 3:30-5 p.m.

East Dining Room, Music Building

CUNY IT Conference (free registration)

Thursday, December 3. 12-5 p.m.

Friday, December 4, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street

This week’s teaching strategy:

Think Break: Ask a rhetorical question, and then allow 20 seconds for students to think about the problem before you go on to explain. This technique encourages students to take part in the problem-solving process even when discussion isn’t feasible. Having students write something down (while you write an answer also) helps assure that they will in fact work on the problem.

(from Kevin Yee, Interactive Techniques, 2007)

Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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Learning@Lehman Weekly Digest November 23, 2015

Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of this week’s faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.

Teaching and learning perspectives:

Wrapping Up a Large Online Course [also useful for medium and small online courses]

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/wrapping-up-a-large-online-course/61324

Using Music in the Foreign Language Classroom

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/using-music-foreign-language-classroom

STEM Should Broaden, Not Narrow, the Curriculum

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/09/23/stem-should-broaden-not-narrow-the-curriculum.html

Faculty development activities:

NOTE: Lehman will be closed November 26-29 for the Thanksgiving break.

What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing, lecture by Brian Siebert

Monday, November 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

CUNY Graduate Center, Segal Theatre (Room 1218)

 

What We Bring: Immigration and the Arts

Tuesday, November 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (reservations required)

CUNY Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall (Room 1201)

Make a reservation at https://community.gc.cuny.edu/what_we_bring

 

General Faculty Meeting

Wednesday, December 2, 3:30-5 p.m.

East Dining Room, Music Building

 

This week’s teaching strategy:

Pyramids: Pyramids organize information from general to specific, lowest to highest, largest to smallest. A pyramid is a hierarchical organizer that relies on ranking rather than relationships; thus the dietary food pyramid ranks desirable daily food portions, and Bloom’s taxonomies rank levels of thinking (remembering is the lowest; evaluating or creating the highest). Pyramids help learners prioritize knowledge (and occasionally see progressions) without the complexity often required to complete a matrix or flow chart.

Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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Learning@Lehman Weekly Digest November 16, 2015

Lehman Teaching & Learning Commons

Learning@Lehman

Monday, November 16, 2015

Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of this week’s faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.

Teaching and learning perspectives:

“Taking College Teaching Seriously”

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/11/06/qa-laguardia-community-college-president-new-book-college-teaching

One Class All Students Should Take

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/10/opinions/laguna-race-ethnic-studies-university/

Small Changes in Teaching: The Minutes Before Class

http://chronicle.com/article/Small-Changes-in-Teaching-The/234178

Faculty development activities:

Value in Experience: Badges and Competency-Based Learning

Innovations in Higher Education Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

Monday, November 16, 12:30-1:30, Old Gym 118

Power, Peers, Reflection: Teaching with Your Mouth Shut, ch. 7-9

Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion

Tuesday, November 17, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Old Gym 118

Innovation: Create, Present, Respond: Authentic Assessment of Creative Work

Tuesday, November 17, 4:30-6 p.m., Library Treehouse Conference Room, 317

New Faculty Friday (Teaching Resources)

Friday, November 20, 12:30-2 p.m., Library Conference Room, 213

This week’s teaching strategy:

Matrices: A matrix organizes information and problems in a table view, with the y-axis (first left-hand column) providing the constant and the x-axis (top row) providing the variables in the information/problem to be organized. A matrix can be used to demonstrate relationships between concepts, definitions, and skills or to lay out the steps and reasoning in problem-solving. Matrices reinforce relationships and processes for the learner and ask for both linear and non-linear approaches to thinking.

Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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Learning@Lehman Weekly Digest November 9, 2015

Learning@Lehman

Monday, November 9, 2015

Greetings! Learning@Lehman offers a glance at recent perspectives in teaching and learning, posts reminders of this week’s faculty development opportunities, and describes a teaching strategy to increase student success.

Teaching and learning perspectives:

Many Colleges Now See Centers for Teaching with Technology as Part of Innovation Infrastructure

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/many-colleges-now-see-centers-for-teaching-with-technology-as-part-of-innovation-infrastructure/57593

Novelist Marilynne Robinson Warns Stanford Audience against Utilitarian Trends in Higher Education

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/november/robinson-humanities-lecture-110315.html

School Vs. Society in America’s Failing Students

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/04/business/economy/school-vs-society-in-americas-failing-students.html?ref=education&_r=0

Faculty development activities:

Faculty Coffee and Conversation: Teaching Successes

Wednesday, November 11, 3:30-5 p.m., Art Gallery

Thinking through Quality Questioning workshop (please RSVP to Gina Foster)

Friday, November 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Carman B81

This week’s teaching strategy:

Concept Maps: Concept maps are hierarchical organizers that illustrate relationships through increasing sub-categorization of a main idea. Learners use concept maps to complicate and extend knowledge by adding levels of subordinate relationships to the overall concept the instructor wishes to emphasize. Concept maps may appear linear (organized vertically with the main concept at the top or bottom of the page) or nodal (organized with the main concept at the center of the page with nodes of sub-concepts moving out towards the margins).

Questions? Comments? Stop by Old Gym 118 for more resources and discussion or email Gina Rae Foster <gina.foster@lehman.cuny.edu>

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