The Center for Teaching and Learning’s 2017-18 professional development program offers multiple opportunities for LaGuardia faculty to deepen their knowledge and skills while exploring new ways to support student learning and success.
This year, the CTL is pleased to introduce new seminars resulting from the Center’s first RFP process. These include a seminar exploring possibilities of the “flipped classroom”; support for faculty who have transitioned to higher education from clinical or industry settings; and an examination of the cultural and linguistic differences LaGuardia faculty and students experience in the classroom. Our faculty’s creativity, knowledge and expertise, and deep commitment to our students are on full display in these new seminars.
Across the board, CTL’s faculty-led seminars strengthen the College’s key teaching and learning initiatives, including a focus on the Learning Matters Core Competencies and Communication Abilities; guided practice in developmental advising; investigating a range of digital learning spaces, including exciting new developments in ePortfolio technology, design, and pedagogy; and classroom inquiry through the scholarship of teaching and learning.
At the core of CTL seminars is a focus on student learning and success. Many seminars highlight a Learning Matters Core Competency or Ability, helping faculty build students’ 21st century learning skills. Digital Communication will play a key role in multiple offerings. Assignment design and the articulation with disciplinary ways of knowing will shape seminar discussion, strengthening programs’ and departments’ ability to develop cohesive and effective strategies to help students advance and thrive.
As always, the collection of 2017-18 seminars, mini-seminars, and mini-grant opportunities offers a variety of structures that fit full-time and part-time faculty schedules. All CTL professional development seminars will be sites of reflective collaboration, where colleagues from a range of departments have time to explore, converse, share, and learn from each other. Throughout the year, the Center will also offer single-session workshops and host faculty-led conversations on new developments in a range of disciplines.
Wherever your interests lie, participation in CTL seminars can help you meet your professional goals while working closely with colleagues and building your ability to help LaGuardia’s students succeed.
For full descriptions and links to the online application, click on the seminar's name below. You can apply to most of our programs at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017-18_CTL_Seminars_Application . Brief descriptions are available in our printer-friendly 2017-18 Professional Development Seminars pdf.