The Center for Teaching and Learning is now accepting applications for the Spring 2019 Hybridization Seminar. In this seminar, faculty fellows will meet throughout the spring semester to prepare a hybrid or online course to be taught in the upcoming 2019-2020 year.
The CTL Faculty Fellows Hybridization Seminar is a terrific opportunity for Baruch faculty who have limited to no experience teaching in an online/hybrid format. Seminar participants will be encouraged to think creatively about how teaching in this format can open up new pedagogical opportunities within and across disciplines. With the guidance of the CTL staff and feedback from other faculty fellows, participating faculty will develop syllabi, assignments, assessments, online learning resources, and digital spaces for their course. Faculty Fellows will be matched with a CTL Staff member who will provide support and collaborate with the Faculty Fellow throughout the semester.
Fellowships are open to all full time Baruch faculty members in all departments. Priority for the fellowships will go to faculty members planning to teach the online/hybrid course in the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semesters who have not previously taught in an online/hybrid format, and to courses that have not previously been offered in this way.
The seminar is designed to offer a customized experience to meet the needs of the diversity of courses taught at Baruch and of teaching styles. This is a hands-on seminar that will give faculty the opportunity and support to develop their hybrid course through a combination of seminar meetings, online engagement and peer review, cohort meetings with other faculty fellows, and one-on-one consultations with the CTL staff.
If accepted to the program, faculty are expected to attend all three seminar meetings in the spring held on the dates below:
- Friday, February 15th, 10:30am – 3:00pm
- Friday, March 8th, 10:30am – 3:00pm
- Friday, March 29th, 10:30am – 3:00pm
In addition to attending the seminar meetings during the Spring 2019, faculty are also expected to complete seminar work online to prepare for and follow up on topics discussed during the three seminar meetings and over the summer. Faculty accepted into the seminar will also be expected to participate in two check-in meetings during the summer, either in person or remotely.
The seminar will culminate with all faculty presenting at the CTL Fall 2019 Hybrid Showcase to share the hybrid course they developed during the Spring 2019 seminar. At the showcase, faculty members will be expected to present their completed syllabus and hybrid course materials including detailed assignments, digital platforms, and assessment plans for their course.
Please complete this form to apply: CTL Hybridization Seminar: Spring 2019
When applying, faculty members should submit a 350-500 word proposal statement that addresses one or more of the following questions:
- Why is your course is a good candidate for hybridization?
- How could the hybrid mode of instruction address any current challenges in teaching and learning you encounter in your course?
- How could a hybrid mode of instruction better facilitate and promote student learning outcomes?
- What aspects of your course do you envision keeping face-to-face? What parts of your course do you imagine being hybrid? What technologies and/or assignments might you develop to support the online portion of your course?
We recognize that your ideas may shift during your participation in the Hybrid Seminar but we would like to gain some preliminary insight into your plan and approach to hybridization.
Complete this form to apply: CTL Hybridization Seminar: Spring 2019. Please also submit a copy of the syllabus (for a course that has been taught in a traditional format in the past) or course description (for newly created courses). Additional course materials should be emailed to CTL@baruch.cuny.edu.
Applications for the Hybridization Seminar should be submitted on or before Friday, November 16, 2018. Eligible applicants will be invited to a group interview during the weeks of November 26th or December 3rd. Applicants will be informed of acceptance by Thursday, December 13, 2018.
Seats in the seminar are limited.Participation will require the approval of the department chair, as well as a guarantee that the hybrid/online course will be offered in the upcoming 2019-2020 year.
Participating faculty will be given a course release equivalent to three credits that must be taken during the Spring 2019 or Fall 2019 semesters. The timing of the course release must be agreed upon by the faculty and department in writing.
If faculty have questions, they can reach out to Digital Pedagogy Specialists, Laurie Hurson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lindsey Albracht (email@example.com)