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.
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.
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.