On behalf of the Living Lab General Education Seminar and co-leaders Profs. Anna Matthews (Dental Hygiene) and Jason Montgomery (Architectural Technology), I am delighted to invite you to participate in the Spring 2020 seminar, which will focus on Intercultural Knowledge and Competence. This Gen Ed outcome, important to all, has immediate and particular relevance to programs accredited by ABET, ACEN, CODA, and other agencies that accredit professional programs. Both full-time and part-time members of the faculty are eligible to apply. Please see the attached Call for Participation to see details.
As a Living Lab General Education Seminar participant, you will become part of the growing multi-disciplinary community at City Tech that is enthusiastically thinking about and developing general education, pedagogy and student engagement in their teaching and learning practices. Participants will explore, implement and assess a variety of teaching practices proven to engage students using ethical reasoning as our main focus.
At City Tech we define the student learning outcome of “Intercultural Knowledge and Competence” in the following manner:
- Demonstrate expanded cultural and global awareness and sensitivity.
- Discern multiple perspectives.
- Use awareness of cultural differences to bridge cultural and linguistic barriers.
- Demonstrate proficiencies and capacities in dealing with a diverse society.
- Communicate across cultural and linguistic barriers.
A complete list of City Tech’s General Education learning goals can be found here: https://facultycommons.citytech.cuny.edu/index.php/gen-ed/
Among the questions seminar participants consider are:
- What changes can we make to the student experience that will prepare our students to succeed at City Tech, while also supporting creative, original, and critical thinking through the use of high-impact educational practices?
- How can we use City Tech’s OpenLab, an open-source digital platform, to customize learning experiences for our students that will engage them in the intellectual fabric of our College and make their achievements visible to our own community and to the wider public?
- How can we use one of City Tech’s greatest assets — its location within the “living laboratory” of the downtown Brooklyn waterfront — to create hands-on, place-based learning opportunities with our students?
- How do we know our students are achieving the student learning outcomes of our course?
Participants will take part in five workshops and one review session during the spring 2020 semester that focus on General Education and the following: George Kuh’s (AAC&U’s) High-impact Educational Practices, assessment, open pedagogy on City Tech’s OpenLab, our open digital platform for teaching and learning, and place-based learning.
Participants will be inspired and supported by full-time faculty members, who are interested in sharing their own innovative teaching practices.
To apply, please complete the application by following or copying and pasting this link: https://goo.gl/forms/jBhxIFvoDY26e17g1
Submission Deadline: 5:00pm, Wednesday, November 6, 2019
For additional information, please contact Living Lab General Education Seminar Co-Directors, Anna Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jason Montgomery at email@example.com or Faculty Commons Director, Julia Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The call for participants is attached.