Spring 2021

Thanks to everyone who joined us during our January Programs.
Send any feedback to linda.lemiesz@baruch.cuny.edu.

A reminder that while we are in COVID exile, there are two easy ways to find out what information sessions are available through the Division of Teaching and Learning:

Associate Provost Dennis Slavin sends a weekly calendar to all members of the Baruch faculty through your Baruch email. If you prefer not to retrieve Baruch email, you can channel Baruch email to another account by following the instructions on the Baruch College Technology Center’s website for setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

The Center for Teaching and Learning posts its weekly calendar at the bottom of its landing page. blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ctl/.
Descriptions and Registration materials for all workshops are on the website.

Spring 2021 Tentative Schedule

ZOOM Bootcamps and Other Sessions, Catherine Kawalek, Center for Teaching and Learning
January 7, 8, 14, 21, 22 (two classes), 25
See the Center for Teaching and Learning website for complete details.

Blackboard Session, Kevin Wolff, BCTC
Learn the basics of Blackboard including uploading content, communicating with students, and working with the control panel.
Thursday, January 7th, 11am to 12pm
Register: https://baruch.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcO2gpjoiHdJGB-dIGDiflXd_jzh625jT
Zoom URL: https://baruch.zoom.us/j/82874881876
Meeting ID: 828 7488 1876
Phone (Optional): (646) 558-8656 (NY)
Find your Local Number: https://baruch.zoom.us/u/kiLeyMAKQ

Very Short Guides: Syllabus, Julia Goldstein, Bernard L Schwartz Communications Institute
January 8, 12:30-1:30 pm
RSVP to the BLSCI’s Administrative Coordinator, Alana Rios, Alana.Rios@baruch.cuny.edu. She will share the ZOOM link
with you following the RSVP.

Blackboard Session, Kevin Wolff, BCTC
Learn the basics of Blackboard including uploading content, communicating with students, and working with the control panel.
Monday, January 11th, 1pm to 2pm
Register: https://baruch.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtd-mtrzouGtYsYL-WKKBMuh3lLamasY5z
Zoom URL: https://baruch.zoom.us/j/87000511402
Meeting ID: 870 0051 1402
Phone (Optional): (646) 558-8656 (NY)

Academic Integrity: Baruch Policies and Procedures, Dennis Slavin and Annie Virkus-Estrada, DTL and Student Affairs
January 21, noon to 1 pm; repeats January 26, 5-6 pm
Meeting ID: 868 386 9982
Passcode: 345678

New to Teaching at Baruch, Allison Lehr-Samuels, CTL, and Linda Lemiesz, Adjunct Faculty Services
January 29, 12 noon

These sessions, and the many others offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning, will be listed with complete registration details in
Associate Provost’s weekly calendar for faculty.

FALL 2020

Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester!

There will be no on campus events sponsored by Adjunct Faculty Services in the foreseeable future, but please continue to attend the many on line training sessions run by the Center for Teaching and Learning and listed at the bottom of the landing page of their website blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/ctl/

All adjuncts should have a link to the Adjunct Faculty Orientation blackboard site under “My Organizations” on your landing page, generally to the right of where your own courses are listed. If you do not have this link, please send your emplid to linda.lemiesz@baruch.cuny.edu so that you can be added.

Please check to make sure you have completed your textbook information on the faculty portal of CUNYfirst and updated your personal information on CUNY Alert.



The Center for Teaching and Learning continues to post additional webinars and other sessions about moving course materials on-line.

Visit their website and scroll to the bottom of the page.



TUESDAY, March 17, 12:30-1:30 pm

Room 648, Information Technology Building

Adjunct Lecturer Stanley Wine of the CIS department, a previous awardee of the PSC-CUNY Adjunct Professional Development Fund, will discuss applying to the fund and what makes an application successful. Following his presentation, we will continue our ongoing discussion over creating programs and opportunities for professional development for adjunct faculty.


Room 648, Information Technology Building,

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English Suzette Andrews, a previous awardee of the PSC-CUNY Adjunct Professional Development Fund, will discuss applying to the fund and what makes for a successful application.

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2:30-3:30 pm
Topic: “Managing Difficult Classroom Dynamics”
ROOM 648, Information Technology Building

(See Managing Difficult Classroom Dynamics
Cookies will be provided.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21 12:30-1:30 pm
Room 648, IT Building

ADJUNCT BY ADJUNCT: Project Management

Adjunct Professor Rudolph Brown of the Paul Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics, an experienced project management professional, discusses how to apply project management techniques to teaching and learning. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch. Cookies will be provided.

MONDAY, APRIL 27 2:30-3:30 pm
Room 648, IT Building
FOCUS GROUP: Adjunct Orientation
Your thoughts about what sort of workshops should be offered for fall 2020 adjuncts would be greatly appreciated.
Cookies will be provided.

February Community of Scholars Meeting


February 25, 12:30-1:30

Room 648 Information Technology Building

Discussion will focus around “Inclusive Pedagogy” (See https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/blsci/files/2019/08/4-Inclusive-Pedagogy.pdf).

We would particularly welcome instructors who wish to discuss codes of engagement they have developed with their own students or who have used perspective-taking exercises.

Please bring your brown bag lunch.

We will supply delicious Girl Scout cookies for dessert!


Afternoon Session: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 12:30–1:20, VC 14-270
Evening Session: Thursday, Feb. 6, 6–6:50 pm, VC 14-266

The Baruch PSC Chapter invites members of Baruch adjunct faculty to participate in an orientation on union rights and benefits as they pertain to the new contract. This will be a relatively informal discussion intended to give members of the adjunct faculty a sense of the kinds of issues that may arise and the resources available to them. Participating members of the adjunct faculty will use one of their paid office hours available under the new contract as pay for attendance at one orientation session. Lunch/dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by Feb. 3 to baruchPSC@gmail.com.
This event is open to all adjunct faculty and Continuing Ed teachers.

In Solidarity,

Vincent DiGirolamo
Carly Smith
Stan Wine
Rebecca Smart

The Provost’s Division of Teaching and Learning invites all faculty to our open houses. We’re especially interested in being explicit about the ways we can assist with and improve adjuncts’ experiences here by enhancing teaching and student learning as efficiently and effectively as possible.

12:30-2:00 PM The Writing Center, NVC 8-185
The Writing Center offers free support to all Baruch students. Our professional consultants—teachers of college writing and writers themselves—work collaboratively with students to deepen their writing and English language skills. This center helps students become more independent, confident, and versatile writers at any step of the process.

12:30-2:00 PM Tools for Clear Speech, held in the Feit Seminar Room adjacent to the Writing Center
Tools for Clear Speech (TfCS) improves the pronunciation, fluency, and pragmatic abilities of English language learners and non-native English speakers at Baruch College. Our participants achieve more effective and intelligible communication, developing skills that empower them to succeed in their classrooms, careers, and beyond. We offer a variety of services ranging from private tutorials and small-group sessions, to large-format workshops and distance learning opportunities. All services are free of charge and available throughout the semester for Baruch College graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff.

Please join us for a conversation about our unique program and services, as well as how we might help boost your students’ classroom participation and success in other academic discourse. We’ll also discuss how to navigate the delicate task of referring students to our program, and answer any questions you might have about empowering NNES in your course.

3-5 PM, The Bernard L Schwartz Communications Institute, 137 East 25th St, Room 323
The Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute cultivates learning environments in which students become strategic, thoughtful communicators and creators. In addition to providing embedded course support to communication-intensive courses, the Institute works directly with faculty, facilitating seminars and workshops, and consulting one-to-one to support their teaching of communication skills, whether written, oral, visual, or digital.

Please join us for an informal conversation about what we do and how we can support you, and an introduction to our Very Short Guides, a teaching resource designed to be easy-to-use and full of practical tips. We might chat about, for example, fundamentals of prompt design, fostering participation, the pedagogical value of writing to learn, or strategies for effectively responding to student writing.

3-5 PM, The Honors Program, 137 East 25th St, Room 306

Honors Open House: Honors Programs, Fellowships, and Creative Inquiry Day, oh my!

Students and faculty have several opportunities to get involved in Honors Programs, Fellowships, or Creative Inquiry Day. Learn about the different honors programs at Baruch, including CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College. Leave with an overview of the different honors “tracks”, how to refer students, how to teach in Honors, and how get involved (such as reading applications or creating an assignment in your classes for Creative Inquiry Day.)

12:30-2 PM The Center for Teaching and Learning, Room 648, Information Technology Bldg, 151 East 25th Street

All faculty are welcome, whether you are new or returning, full or part-time. This is an informal time to bring questions, concerns, ideas and meet your colleagues and the CTL staff. Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP required, just stop in and stay however long you can!

1-2 pm SACC (Student Academic Consulting Center), NVC, 2-116

SACC 101: Who We Are and What We Do, followed by Hidden Obstacles to Student Learning: Anxiety, Learned Helplessness, and Stereotype Threat

February 25, 12:30-1:30
Room 648 Information Technology Building

Come and share your own best classroom practices in inclusive pedagogy as we continue our exploration of pedagogy and the framework of the Bernard L. Schwartz Institute’s Very Short Guides.

We would particularly welcome instructors who wish to discuss codes of engagement they have developed with their own students or who have used perspective-taking exercises.

Please bring your brown bag lunch.

January Events

The first of our spring Community of Scholars meetings focused on the general theme of pedagogy will tackle the topics of designing a Syllabus and Establishing Policy and Procedures. We hope that experienced adjunct faculty members will bring their syllabi and be willing to share their Baruch classroom expertise with new adjuncts contemplating their first classes in the following week. See Fundamentals of Syllabus Design and
Establishing Policies and Procedures on the Bernard Schwartz Communications Institute website and Syllabus Items from the Faculty Handbook.

Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

January 21, 12- 1 pm
Information Technology Building, room H 648

Are you new to Baruch? Teaching for the first time? Unsure about what kind of first impression you want to make on your class? Do you have questions about creating your syllabus? Come and join us at the Center for Teaching and Learning in an informal discussion of these and other teaching issues pertinent to the beginning of the new spring semester. Feel free to bring your syllabus, introductory assignments and other materials. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other adjunct faculty and to learn about resources available to you as a faculty member.
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Adjunct Faculty Services
January 23, 3-5 pm; REPEATS ON January 30, 3-5 pm
Room 648, Information Technology Building

Spring Semester Blackboard workshops will be held in room H-656 (Information Technology Building “Q” Lab) on the following schedule:
• 1/21 Tuesday – 1pm to 2pm – Intro to Blackboard
• 1/28 Tuesday – 1pm to 2pm – Intro to Blackboard
• 1/30 Thursday – 6pm to 7pm – Intro to Blackboard

If you plan to attend one of these sessions, please Rsvp TO linda.lemiesz@baruch.cuny.edu.

Submit Your Information, please

Adjunct Faculty Members:

A few years ago, the Newman Library created a display of books published by the full-time faculty:

We would now like to create an additional section that features the books published by the adjunct faculty since January 2015. I would like to encourage you to submit your information to me in the format shown below, for inclusion on this site:

Your Name
Your Department at Baruch College
Title of Your Book, Date of Publication, Publisher and ISBN

Submit this information to: linda.lemiesz@baruch.cuny.edu

Thank you for your submissions!