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Affirmative Action Training for Faculty Searches
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Meister G02, 12:30 pm – 2:00pm
Instructor: Jesenia Minier-Delgado / Raymond Gonzalez
Available Seats = 32 | Waiting List = 0
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The scheduled Affirmative Action certification training will offer an overview of the CUNY Search Committee guide as well as best practices for those involved in the campus recruitment and selection process. The Affirmative Action certification training will also review important search guidelines that are to be followed by all individuals involved in the hiring of all appointment types. Please be reminded that these efforts are to ensure that the College achieves a level of success and compliance with all aspects of the University’s recruitment and selection process.

 
Dealing with Issues Of Grammar And Correctness
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Philosophy Hall Room B-02, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Ben Dumbauld / Svetlana Jovic
Available Seats = 19 | Waiting List = 0
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This workshop offers faculty practical strategies for effectively dealing with grammar, punctuation, and other types of formal error in student writing. It includes an overview of common error types and provides tips for reinforcing student mastery of standard American English conventions without detracting from the primary purpose of most college courses: the acquisition of content.

 
Affirmative Action Training for Faculty Searches
Friday, April 3, 2015
Meister G02, 12:30 pm – 2:00pm
Instructor: Jesenia Minier-Delgado / Raymond Gonzalez
Available Seats = 34 | Waiting List = 0
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The scheduled Affirmative Action certification training will offer an overview of the CUNY Search Committee guide as well as best practices for those involved in the campus recruitment and selection process. The Affirmative Action certification training will also review important search guidelines that are to be followed by all individuals involved in the hiring of all appointment types. Please be reminded that these efforts are to ensure that the College achieves a level of success and compliance with all aspects of the University’s recruitment and selection process.

 
All you need to know about Resource 25
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Philosophy Hall, Room B2, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Loic Y. Audusseau/ Susan Lai
Available Seats = 18 | Waiting List = 0
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Description: As part of CTLT's interactive "demystifying" series this brownbag discussion will touch on the below with a roundtable discussion to follow:

  • The BCC / CUNY history of Resource 25; implementation to current use
  • The capabilities of Resource 25; strengths, weaknesses, and stakeholders
  • Any policies or procedures regarding Resource 25
  • Next steps for Resource 25, Live 25, or X25
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Essentials
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Philosophy Hall, Room B2, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Albert Robinson/Delwar Sayeed
Available Seats = 10 | Waiting List = 0
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** (For Faculty & Staff) **

Microsoft Office PowerPoint is a presentation manager program that allows you to quickly and easily create professional looking presentations including slides, speaker notes, and audience handouts. Topics will include: Creating a Presentation (adding text to a slide, inserting slides, inserting images, adding external photos and images, adding an image or photo from a webpage), changing slide views, adding designs and background colors to slides, adding a design to your presentation, changing the background color of slides and assigning transitions to slides.
 
Mail Merge & Charts ** (For Faculty & Staff) **
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Philosophy Hall Room B-02, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Instructor: Albert Robinson / Delwar Sayeed
Available Seats = 10 | Waiting List = 0
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After completing this workshop, participants will be able to: Add data to an Excel Spread Sheet, Sort Data, Custom Sort Date, Filter Data, Chart data, and setup Mail Merge documents (Letter, Labels, Envelopes).

 
Blackboard Retention Center
Monday, April 13, 2015
Philosophy Hall Room B-02, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Instructor: Albert Robinson / Delwar Sayeed
Available Seats = 10 | Waiting List = 0
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The Retention Center tool allows instructors to monitor and work with students who fall below performance criteria (grade, attendance/log in, activity level, missed due dates) in a Blackboard course. Learn how you can identify and communicate via this tool with students who are struggling in your course.

 
Blackboard Grade Center
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 — Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015
Philosophy Hall Room B-02, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Albert Robinson / Delwar Sayeed
Available Seats = 10 | Waiting List = 0
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This workshop covers: the Grade Center interface, setting up the new Grade Center to suit instructional needs, customizing display and grading options, setting up Smart Views, and grading test and assignment submissions.

 
Scaffolding to Improve Student Learning
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Philosophy Hall Room B-02, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Instructor: Aneta Samkoff / Michael Polesny
Available Seats = 20 | Waiting List = 0
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This one hour workshop walks faculty through the process of "scaffolding"--breaking down high-stakes assignments into smaller pieces--to support student learning and successful completion of course requirements. Participants learn about the benefits of scaffolding assignments and ways of using this teaching method in their classes. The workshop also maps out how to teach students necessary academic strategies and how to design a sequence of assignments to facilitate student learning.

 
Blackboard Inline Grading
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Philosophy Hall Room B-02, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Albert Robinson / Delwar Sayeed
Available Seats = 10 | Waiting List = 0
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Learn how you can view, comment, and grade student-submitted assignment files without leaving the Grade Assignment page. Inline Grading adds new features and tools for grading assignments in Blackboard. Instead of needing to download student files to view or edit, instructors are now able to view these files “inline,” i.e. in the Web browser.

 
Blackboard Tests and Pool Manager
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Philosophy Hall Room B-02, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Albert Robinson / Delwar Sayeed
Available Seats = 10 | Waiting List = 0
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This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the Assessment function of Blackboard, with a focus on creating /grading tests and using the Pool Manager.

 
Blackboard Collaborate: Online Learning & Collaboration
Monday, April 27, 2015
Philosophy Hall Room B-02, 1:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Instructor: Albert Robinson / Delwar Sayeed
Available Seats = 10 | Waiting List = 0
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Participants in this workshop will get a solid foundation, enabling them to successfully deliver live, interactive Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions. Participants will learn how to effectively manage the session communication tools, display PowerPoint content and record sessions for later playback.

 
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