FEBRUARY EVENTS

PSC ADJUNCT ORIENTATION
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

OPEN HOUSES FOR RESOURCES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING—ESPECIALLY FOR ADJUNCTS!
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.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11
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.)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13
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

COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS: PEDAGOGY
TOPIC “INCLUSIVE PEDAGOGY”
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.