Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Roundtables

Fall 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 August 23

MAPP: Mentors and Partners Program

Are you interested in having a teaching mentor this semester? Or maybe there’s a project you’d like to work on with a faculty colleague. If so, please come to our first Roundtable of the semester at noon on Wednesday, 8/23, to learn about the Mentors and Partners Program. At TC3, we are dedicated to improving teaching and learning, continuously reflecting on and sharing our practice with students. Funds are dedicated to this program for that purpose, providing a small stipend for participants. Applications for fall participation are due on Sept. 8. So please come on Wednesday (and bring your lunch if you like) to learn more.


Monday August 28

By Adjuncts For Adjuncts

A monthly opportunity for adjuncts to share questions and experiences. Facilitated by CTC Adjunct Coordinator, Christine Iacobucci.


Monday September 18

OPEN HOUSE

Lasagne, sides, and beverages provided by the CTC. All you have to do is show up and enjoy good food and conversation with your colleagues.


Wednesday September 20

Bad Feminist

Are you a bad feminist? Do you know any bad feminists? Writer Roxane Gay’s essay collection, Bad Feminist, addresses myriad issues surrounding feminism. Come discuss Gay’s ideas with us.

For an idea of this work, see Gay’s TED Talk, Confessions of a Bad Feminist: https://www.ted.com/talks/roxane_gay_confessions_of_a_bad_feminist#t-671953

We will be discussing the first two sections of the book, "Introduction" and "Me," on 9/20/17.


Monday September 25

By Adjuncts For Adjuncts

A monthly opportunity for adjunct faculty to discuss whatever is on your mind. Facilitated by the CTC's Adjunct Coordinator Christine Iacobucci.


Wednesday September 27

Chat with the Provost

Each semester our Provost, Dr. John Conners, joins us to talk informally about whatever is on your mind. Please join us.


Monday October 2

Advising in the Classroom

A mentorship last year led to a deep exploration of advisement, especially some crucial missing pieces. Anndrea Mathers and Kimari Johnson will share what they learned, and the impact it is already having on delivery of ENGL099.


Wednesday October 4

Plickers

“Plickers” is a “free” technology substitute for classroom "clickers” used to collect/assess student knowledge and/or feedback in an anonymous manner. The data collected is used to drive instruction. All it requires is a free smartphone app and a series of printable “symbols” to collect answers to any multiple choice question by simply scanning the room with your phone. Fast, easy and powerful. Presentation and demonstration by Breck Aspinwall.


Wednesday October 11

Stone Soup

Let's do lunch. No agenda.


Monday October 16

Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State

Special time: 4 pm. Special place: Sprole Center

In 1917, women finally won their epic fight for the right to vote in New York State. The first comprehensive history of their struggle, co-authored by TC3's own Karen Pastorello, has just been published by Cornell University Press. Please join us in Sprole for a reception on Monday, October 16, at 4 pm to honor this moment. Karen will be talking about her research. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Don't forget: Books are available for purchase any time in the TC3 Bookstore.


Wednesday October 18

Bad Feminist

Second in a series of monthly discussions about Roxane Gay's book, Bad Feminist, and the condition of modern women.


Monday October 23

By Adjuncts For Adjuncts

A monthly opportunity for adjunct faculty to discuss whatever is on your mind. Facilitated by the CTC's Adjunct Coordinator Christine Iacobucci.


Wednesday October 25

How's It Going?

A few times a semester we set aside a Roundtable for teachers to talk about what's happening in the classroom. This is a time to share concerns and celebrate successes.


Monday October 30

Your Roundtable Here!

What's on your mind? If there's something about teaching you want to discuss with other teachers, now's a great time. Contact Barbara Kobritz in the Library to schedule.


Wednesdsay November 1

General Studies Writing to Learn Pilot

Four faculty members have been conducting a pilot this semester integrating Writing to Learn strategies deeply and broadly across the curriculum for a cohort of General Studies students. Please join them for a conversation about their experiences teaching Writing to Learn seminars with first semester students. Led by Darlene Gold, Jeanne Cameron, Keith Millman and Kelly Wessell.


Monday November 6

“Sounds like you have an accent; where are you from?” Cultural (In)Sensitivity in the Classroom

With Global staff and teaching faculty.

Think of yourself as a sensitive instructor? Maybe not. Using student testimonials, we will talk about some unwittingly uncomfortable moments in the classroom and brainstorm ways to recognize and mitigate them.


Wednesday November 8

Stone Soup

Let's do lunch. No agenda.


Monday November 13

An Opportunity for International Collaboration

Angela Martin, TC3’s campus liaison for COIL, and Amber Gilewski, will discuss their experience “COILing” their courses this semester. Tompkins Cortland is now a member of the SUNY COIL(Collaborative Online International Learning) initiative, where instructors in New York can collaborate with instructors from all around the world. The roundtable will discuss the COIL initiative: how it works and how to become involved.


Wednesday November 15

Bad Feminist

Third in a series of monthly discussions about Roxane Gay's book, Bad Feminist, and the condition of modern women.


Monday November 20

ENGL100 Pedagogy

Details TBA.


Monday November 27

By Adjuncts For Adjuncts

A monthly opportunity for adjunct faculty to discuss whatever is on your mind. Facilitated by the CTC's Adjunct Coordinator Christine Iacobucci.


Wednesday November 29

How's It Going?

A few times a semester we set aside a Roundtable for teachers to talk about what's happening in the classroom. This is a time to share concerns and celebrate successes.


Monday December 4

Your Roundtable Here!

What's on your mind? If there's something about teaching you want to discuss with other teachers, now's a great time. Contact Barbara Kobritz in the Library to schedule.


Wednesday December 6

Bad Feminist

Fourth and final in a series of monthly discussions about Roxane Gay's book, Bad Feminist, and the condition of modern women.