Upcoming Events


 

The John Jay New Faculty First Year Experience

The following is a list of the Fall 2009 workshops being offered through the Center for the Advancement of Teaching as part of the First Year Experience for new full-time faculty.

In The Know:  Navigating the John Jay Community
Intro to eRes/John Jay Library Resources
Thursday, September 3rd
3:15p – 4:30p

Led by Kathleen Collins, Librarian/Assistant Professor

Learn the nuts and bolts of getting your assigned readings/texts on library reserve—both electronic and print.  Self-managing e-reserves accounts will also be demonstrated.

Academic Integrity 101
Friday, September 11th
12:00p – 12:45p

Led by Dana Trimboli, Academic Integrity Officer

This workshop will provide an overview of the John Jay policies regarding Academic Integrity.  Join us to learn about handling cheating and academic dishonesty.

Accessibility Services 101
Friday, September 11th
12:45p – 1:30p

Led by Danielle Officer, Director of Office of Accessibility Services

This session offers useful information to faculty regarding ways in which they can provide access to students with disabilities.  The law, basic guidelines, and procedures for working with students with disabilities will be discussed.

Faculty Personnel Process 101
Friday, September 11th
1:30p – 2:15p

Led by Kevin Nesbitt, Director of Faculty Services, Office of the Provost

One of the most critical moments in a new faculty member’s academic career is preparing for reappointment, tenure, or promotion.  Learn about how these processes are handled at John Jay College and the available resources to guide you through these key moments in your professional life.

College Priorities and the Role of New Faculty
Wednesday, September 30th
10:00a – 12:00p
Thursday, October 1st
4:00p – 6:00p

Led by Jeremy Travis, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

All new full-time faculty will meet with President Travis to learn about the priorities of the college, the President’s mission, and to discuss their experiences as new members of the John Jay community.


Highlighting John Jay Student Success Series

Helping Students Decode the Language of Textbooks
Thursday, September 24th
3:15p – 4:30p

Led by Christopher Davis, Director of the Center for English Language Support (CELS)

Students can become overwhelmed by the abstract concepts and dense language used in many textbooks.  This workshop provides participants with techniques for helping students decode the complexities of academic language.

Reading Seriously
Friday, October 2nd
10:00a – 12:00p

Led by Elisabeth Gitter, Emeritus Professor, English, and
Dennis Sherman, Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies Program

We all understand that assigning readings is part of a college professor's job, but how seriously do our students take these assignments?  This workshop suggests ways to motivate students to read challenging material and to help them understand, analyze, and apply what they have read.

Learning Objectives and Frameworks for Feedback
Friday, October 16th
10:00a – 12:00p

Led by Andrea Balis, Lecturer, History and Interdisciplinary Studies Program, and
Meghan Duffy, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching

The focus of this workshop is the use of learning objectives and frameworks for feedback in course construction.  Bring sample syllabi.

Are You Teaching What You Think You’re Teaching?
Friday, November 13th
10:00a – 12:00p

Led by Andrea Balis, Lecturer, History and Interdisciplinary Studies Program,
and Meghan Duffy, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching

In this workshop, we will examine feedback mechanisms and best practices for monitoring student learning.  Participants are asked to survey their current students and bring the results to the workshop.

General Educational Development Workshops

The following is a list of Fall 2009 educational development workshops that are open to all
part-time and full-time faculty members.

Distinguished Teacher Series
Making the Classroom a Laboratory:  Innovative Use of Technology and the Internet
Thursday, September 10th
3:15p – 4:30p

Led by Nathan Lents, Assistant Professor, Science
2009 Distinguished Teaching Prize Awardee

Methods and factors to consider when designing case-controlled educational studies in the classroom will be the focus of this session.  In addition, Professor Lents will detail the technology- and internet-based teaching improvements he has developed, implemented, and assessed in his freshman biology course.

Helping Students Make Connections Between Life Experience and Theory
Friday, October 23rd
11:30a – 12:30p

Led by Jill Grose-Fifer, Assistant Professor, Psychology
2009 Distinguished Teaching Prize Awardee

In this session, Professor Grose-Fifer will discuss her teaching process and the techniques she has developed to create a successful and meaningful teaching and learning experience.

Self-Reflective Teaching
Date:  TBA
Time:  TBA

Led by Dara Byrne, Professor, Communication and Theatre Arts
2009 Distinguished Teaching Prize Awardee

Professor Byrne will discuss her approach to writing about the teaching process and her experience in creating her Distinguished Teaching Prize application.

Teaching and Learning with Technology Series

Turnitin
Tuesday, September 22nd
Tuesday, October 20th
Monday, December 7th
All Sessions, 3:15p – 4:15p

Led by Meghan Duffy, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching

In this hands-on session, you will set up your Turnitin.com account and learn the fundamentals of using it to support student learning.

Generation@:  How They Learn
Wednesday, October 7th
3:15p – 4:30p

Led by Adam Wandt, Professor, Public Management

Who is “Generation@” and how are they different from the Millennial Learner?  How do their brains process and assimilate information?  This session will focus on the general differences in educating Generation@ students compared to previous generations.

Generation@:  Social Networking
Thursday, November 19th
3:15p – 4:30p

Led by Adam Wandt, Professor, Public Management

How do Generation@ students communicate with each other and the outside world?  What is social networking and how are free sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, used?  This session will focus on the ways in which social networking is replacing traditional media and communication methods.

Generation@:  Pedagogy Connection
Friday, December 4th
10:00a – 12:30p

Led by Adam Wandt, Professor, Public Management

Building on the first two sessions in this series, we will consider actual uses of web 2.0 technologies in teaching and learning, focusing on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, blogs, wikis, and similar social networking technologies that can be used both in and out of the classroom.

Information Literacy Series

Intro to Information Literacy:  What Is It?
Tuesday, October 13th
12:30p – 1:45p

Led by Kathleen Collins, Librarian/Assistant Professor, and
Ellen Sexton, Library

This session will provide participants with a brief introduction to the background and concepts of information literacy.

Wikipedia & Beyond
Tuesday, November 24th
12:30p – 1:45p

Led by Kathleen Collins, Librarian/Assistant Professor, and
Ellen Sexton, Library

Do we need to discourage students from using Wikipedia or can it actually serve as a teaching tool?  What alternative electronic licensed library resources are available for teaching and learning?  Join us for a discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of Wikipedia, this controversial, yet popular, resource.

In The Know:  Navigating the John Jay Community

Academic Integrity:  Q&A
Thursday, October 15th
3:15p – 4:30p

Led by Dana Trimboli, Academic Integrity Officer

A question and answer session focusing on John Jay’s policies and procedures pertaining to cheating and academic dishonesty.

Academic Integrity:  Academic vs. Discipline Resolutions
Wednesday, December 2nd
3:15p – 4:30p

Led by Dana Trimboli, Academic Integrity Officer

Which course of action does a faculty member take when addressing issues of academic dishonesty?  In this session, we will discuss academic sanctions and disciplinary hearings and how the Academic Integrity Officer determines the most appropriate track.

Teaching Salon Series
Thursday, September 17th
Thursday, October 29th
Friday, November 20th
All Sessions, 3:15p – 4:30p

Led by Meghan Duffy, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and
Lucia Trimbur, Assistant Professor, Sociology

The Teaching Salon provides a time and place for faculty to come together in an informal setting to exchange ideas about teaching and to share their strategies, methods and best practices.