Faculty Friday Peer-to-Peer Clinics
In an effort to help support the critical work New York State faculty are doing to ensure that student learning continues uninterrupted during these unprecedented times, we are hosting a series of free, virtual Faculty Friday Peer-to-Peer Clinics starting Friday, April 24th. Each Peer-to-Peer Clinic will run from 12 noon to 1:30 PM ET, with the first 30 minutes being dedicated to the panel session and the remaining time to Q&A breakout group discussion. Session details and registration links are below.
Clinic #1: Lessons from the Rapid Move to Remote Instruction
Date: Friday, April 24, 2020 (12 noon - 1:30 PM ET) WATCH RECORDING
Panelists: Dr. Katie Lynch (Rockland CC), Dr. Kristin Polizzotto (Kingsborough CC), Professor Sophia Georgiakaki (Tompkins Cortland CC) , Dr. William Carr (Medgar Evers College)
Join the inaugural Faculty Peer-to-Peer Clinic to hear from CUNY and SUNY faculty members from a range of disciplines on lessons learned from their rapid move to online or remote instruction. Following the short panel discussion, participants will move into subject-specific virtual breakout groups, each facilitated by a panelist, and discussions will cover a range of topics, including: pedagogical and instructional practices, digital content and tools, and student engagement and support.
Clinic #2: Practical Strategies for Moving Mathematics Courses Online
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020 (12 noon - 1:30 PM ET) WATCH RECORDING
Panelists: Dr. Dave Usinski (Erie CC), Dr. Alioune Khoule (LaGuardia CC), Professor Sophia Georgiakaki (Tompkins Cortland CC)
This panel of math professors will kick things off by sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly of what has worked, and not worked, as they have moved to online teaching and learning. Participants will then head into subject-specific virtual breakout rooms, each facilitated by a panelist, to share and discuss practical solutions such as where to find high-quality instructional videos, how to use interactive graphing tools, and how to effectively administer online tests.
Clinic #3: Practical Strategies for Moving Social Science Courses Online
Date: Friday, May 8, 2020 (12 noon - 1:30 PM ET) WATCH RECORDING
Panelists: Dr. Basabi Mukherji (Old Westbury College), Professor Amber Gilewski (Tompkins Cortland CC), Dr. John Kane (SUNY Oswego), Dr. Sonja Miller (Hudson Valley CC)
Moving high-enrollment introductory courses to an online format can bring with it unique challenges: supporting adjunct professors or keeping first-year students engaged in online discussions, just to name two. This Peer-to-Peer Clinic will begin with a panel of social science faculty from both 2 and 4-year institutions who will discuss what has worked well and what they will be adjusting as they prepare for future online courses. Following the short panel discussion, participants will move into subject-specific virtual breakout groups and discuss, among other things, using open pedagogy to engage students, how to scale support for adjunct faculty, and opportunities for students to collaborate across institutions.
Clinic #4: Practical Strategies for Moving Student Success Initiatives Online
Date: Friday, May 15, 2020 (12 noon - 1:30 PM ET) WATCH RECORDING
Panelists: Dr. Katie Lynch (Rockland CC), Dr. Christine Tinnesz (UB), Carla DelTreste-Jutt (Dutchess CC)
Students who are in need of academic support services, such as socioeconomic disadvantaged or first-generation college students, can often find the move to online learning to be particularly challenging. This clinic will kick off with a panel discussion outlining some of these challenges and creative solutions ranging where to find complete courses to modules and resources you can bring into subject-specific courses. Following the panel, participants will move into virtual breakout sessions to dig into specifics and share ideas. Breakout sessions topics will include first-year seminars, co-requisite/remedial math courses, and remedial reading and writing.