We are happy to announce the 2018-19 program of CTL seminars and mini-grants. In an attempt to provide variety in content and seminar structures, next year we are offering several shorter seminars, as well as programmatic mini-grants. We encourage you to review these options carefully, consult with your chair, and consider applying to one or more of these activities. 

    The deadline for *most* applications is Monday, April 30, 2018.
    Please check the descriptions below for further details. Most seminars require filling out the 2018-19 seminar application form.

    The 2018-19 CTL offerings fit into the following categories:

    • Pedagogy-focused seminars linked to the College’s diversity, digital learning, and capstone initiatives, as well as long-standing CTL programs such as Writing in the Disciplines.
    • Intensive work on the First Year Seminar, inviting experienced FYS faculty to convene and address recent changes in LaGuardia’s student success initiatives. This intensive, department-based work will focus on Business and Health Science in Fall 2018 and Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Liberal Arts: Social Sciences & Humanities in Spring 2019. (A focus on FYS programs in STEM will take place in 2019-20.)
    • Learning Matters Mini-Grants focused primarily on curricular cohesion and assignment development related to the Core Competencies and Communication Abilities. Bringing together teams from programs and departments, the structure will include time devoted to team-based planning as well as short, intensive collaborative learning opportunities around three areas: Digital Communication, and Global and Integrative Learning.

    Our faculty’s creativity, knowledge and expertise, and deep commitment to our students are on full display in these offerings. One of the CTL’s guiding principles is the value of learning collectively in meaningful social contexts that allow us to slow down and think together. That’s what our seminars are designed to make happen. To learn more about the offerings, meeting calendars, and expectations for participants, please see the full descriptions by clicking on the name of each seminar below. Where appropriate, the description also includes a link to the online application. 

    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. As always, assignment design and their 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. We look forward to learning with you!

    The printable summary pdf provides brief descriptions of each seminar. Full descriptions, including dates, are available below by clicking on each seminar's name.