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Innovations in the Macaulay Honors Seminars

December 10 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm EST

Throughout their first two years of undergraduate study, Macaulay honors students take four required seminars that introduce them to the academic disciplines. The seminars feature creative inquiry and hands-on exploration of the city’s resources to understand the cultural, natural, social, and economic forces that shape the contemporary urban landscape.

At this session sponsored by the Baruch CTL, faculty members teaching the Macaulay Seminars will share how undergraduate research, experiential learning, and collaborative projects build students’ professional profiles; foster their awareness of New York City’s communities and history; inspire their imaginative engagement with the city; and develop their sense of belonging as students, creators, and citizens. 

The interdisciplinary, creative, and hands-on inquiry featured in the seminars can be transferred to classes across the curriculum to engage students at all levels of their undergraduate careers. 

Moderators: Allison Lehr Samuels and Jody Clark Vaisman

Panelists and Titles:

  • Donna Gitter, Law: “Engaging Students in Creative Inquiry Day Can Impact Their Careers”
  • Ken Guest, Sociology & Anthropology: “NYC as Urban Education Laboratory in Macaulay Honors Classes”
  • Karen Shelby, Fine & Performing Arts: “Monument Lab: A History of New York City”
  • Cheryl Smith, English: “The Museum of Us: A Collaborative Curation Project”

Please register in advance HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting.


December 10
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm EST