Tompkins Cortland Community College

Faculty

Roundtables

If there's an aspect of teaching that you would like to discuss with your colleagues, now is the time to get onto the CTC calendar. Discussion is informal and anyone can lead. No PowerPoint required.

We get very positive feedback on sessions where teachers present their scholarly and artistic achievements. If you have something in that vein to share with your colleagues, by all means, let us know. Let's celebrate this fantastic faculty together!

Talk to Barbara Kobritz in the Library, or send an email to schedule a date. But do it soon! Spring semester dates are filling up.


Spring 2017 Roundtables

Descriptions of Roundtables are posted on this page as they become available. Faculty and adjunct faculty are also notified by email a few days in advance of each discussion. Roundtables are in the CTC at noon unless otherwise noted.


Wednesday February 15

COIL

Facilitated by Alice Caroompas. Last fall, Alice traveled to Egypt and Lebanon for the COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) program, funded in part by the Stevens Initiative. Alice will be sharing her experiences with the program. She will also be joined by representatives from COIL to talk about the program itself. TC3 is now officially a COIL partner, so instructors can actually take part in this now. Pretty exciting!


Wednesday February 15        Special Time: 4-5 pm

Hillbilly Elegy

First in a series that will meet on the third Wednesday of each month to discuss J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy. Vance's memoir raises a variety of issues including Appalachian culture, distrust of the government, liberal elitism, domestic strife, substance abuse, economics v. culture metaphor, social mobility through education, and more. If you want a quick idea of the book, watch J.D. Vance's 10 minute Tedtalk on America's Forgotten Working Class.


Monday, February 20

What's Working

Once a month, get together with your colleagues to share new ideas and learn about what's working for others.


Monday February 27

Adjuncts Chat with the Dean

Several times throughout the semester our Dean of Instruction, Carl Penziul, sets aside time for conversation with adjunct faculty. Bring your questions and concerns.


Monday March 6

This Changes Everything

Second session in a monthly discussion of This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, described by the New York Times as the most momentous and contentious environmental book since “Silent Spring.”


Wednesday March 15

What's Working

Once a month, get together with your colleagues to share new ideas and learn about what's working for others.


Wednesday March 15        Special Time: 4-5 pm

Hillbilly Elegy

Second in a series that is meeting on the third Wednesday of each month to discuss J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy. Vance's memoir raises a variety of issues including Appalachian culture, distrust of the government, liberal elitism, domestic strife, substance abuse, economics v. culture metaphor, social mobility through education, and more. If you want a quick idea of the book, watch J.D. Vance's 10 minute Tedtalk on America's Forgotten Working Class.