Pedagogy is the art and science of teaching and learning. It can look like many things, including but not limited to: ✦designing a course, ✦scaffolding assignments, ✦writing a syllabus, ✦communicating with students, ✦planning classroom activities, ✦providing students with a new way to engage with learning, ✦encouraging critical thinking and intellectual discovery, and ✦assessing learning goals.
Your students may change you as much as or more than you change their thinking, so prepare not just to teach but also to learn. Whether you’re starting a course from scratch, or looking to shake-up your teaching style, we’re here to help you in your pedagogical journey – whatever that may look like.
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CTL’s Pedagogy Initiatives
The Baruch CTL has created a wide array of pedagogy projects over the years. Pedagogy is at the core of what we do. Browse our library of pedagogy initiatives below.
Need a resource for your upcoming course syllabus or a particular project that is just around the corner?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials released into the public domain or under a license that allows creators to make their work available for sharing and adaptation.
A compendium of knowledge for creating your upcoming online course.
We have aggregated our online teaching resources so that you may be able to learn about teaching online in your own way, wherever you may be, and on your own time.
Guidance for designing and implementing your hybrid course.
Here you’ll find sample teaching materials, including syllabi, assignments, activities, and reflections from faculty who designed a hybrid course as part of the Baruch CTL Hybrid Seminar.
Include aspects of this guide in your syllabus to help your students learn. Students—this resource is for you too!
This guide is for both students and faculty. It contains strategies for planning out study and coursework to methods we’ve seen students use to thrive and ways to reduce student anxiety.
The semester has already begun–do you want to shake up the dynamic in your classroom?
Active learning refers to a wide variety of teaching techniques that encourage active participation, student engagement, and the co-construction of knowledge.
Use these anti-racist teachings and learning practices to reflect on your pedagogy before, during and after the semester.
The Center for Teaching and Learning creates and promotes opportunities for faculty at Baruch to build equity and equality in the classroom.
Pedagogy Tips and Resources from the Blog
Resources from around Baruch and CUNY
Our peers, both at Baruch and on other CUNY campuses, staff and maintain a plethora of pedagogical resources. Explore them below.
This CTL-sponsored initiative provides evidence-based resources so that you can successfully engage in teaming: to leverage the diversity of perspectives and experiences in your team, and to do so in an inclusive way.
Very Short Guides ↗
The Schwartz Institute’s Very Short Guides overview a core pedagogical concept or practice in a single page. In each, you’ll find a concise introduction, practical suggestions for easy implementation, and a few references to high-impact further reading.
Writing Center ↗
Find useful faculty resources from the Baruch Writing Center here, including: how to request a class visit or workshop, referrals, syllabus language, workshop lesson plans, and other pedagogical resources.
The MakerHub is Baruch’s resident makerspace for technology, design, and entrepreneurship. We are the hub for learning, playing, and making using robotics, circuit technology, 3D printers, as well as low-fidelity creativity outlets like Legos, Play-Doh, and origami.
The Teach@CUNY Handbook ↗
The Teach@CUNY Handbook offers practical guidance to both beginning and experienced instructors across teaching at the City University of New York and beyond. This handbook was created by The GC Teaching and Learning Center.
CUNY Innovative Teaching Academy ↗
The CUNY Innovative Teaching Academy, established in 2020, aims to improve pedagogy at scale and recognize excellence and innovation in teaching by CUNY faculty. Find events, teaching resources, and funding opportunities through this initiative.