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ACERT Lunchtime Seminar Series

I wanted to alert everyone to this term’s Lunchtime Seminar series at ACERT, Hunter’s center for teaching and learning. For those who are not familiar, these lunchtime events take place every Tuesday and Thursday for five weeks in the middle of the term from 1202 in HE 1203. They feature free lunch (yay!) and informal panels by faculty and staff from Hunter and beyond on a wide range of topics touching on teaching, assessment, educational technology, and more. ACERT tries to practice what it preaches in terms of “active learning”; thus, panels tend to put a lot of emphasis on engaging the audience in discussion and hands-on participation. So check it out. Of particular interest to English types are:

  • OER Showcase: Innovative Teaching with Reduced Textbook Costs: a handful of faculty discuss their creation of free/open textbooks
  • Learning at the Museum across Disciplines: faculty talk about how to structure visits to local museums for minimal headaches and maximal learning
  • Ungrading: Rethinking Assessment in the Classroom: three English faculty (myself, Austin Bailey, and Allen Strouse) discuss problems with the existing model of grading and explore alternatives
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