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 April 5

Emphasizing Learning Over Perfection

Facilitated by Anndrea Mathers, who says: Students often assume that the purpose of submitting an assignment is to be evaluated, but I want them to focus on producing work in order to practice skills and to focus on submitting assignments in order to get my advice on how to improve their thinking, writing, and public speaking. In order to facilitate this shift, I often encourage my students to embrace the vulnerability they feel in sharing their work. How can we help students to see us as coaches rather than judges?


Monday April 17

Race and Ethnicity Dialogue Circles

Presenter: DEAC


Wednesday April 19

How Are Things Going?

Once a month, get together with your colleagues to share ideas, problems and successes.


Wednesday April 19        Special Time: 4-5 pm

Third 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.


Monday April 24

By Adjuncts For Adjuncts

Once a month, adjuncts get together for conversation and idea-sharing. Facilitated by Christine Iacobucci, CTC Adjunct Coordinator.


Wednesday April 26

Your Roundtable Here!

What's on your mind? If there's something you want to talk with other teachers about, let us know and we'll add you to the schedule.


Monday May 1

This Changes Everything

Fourth and final 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 May 17       Special Time: 4-5 pm

Hillbilly Elegy

Fourth and final in a semester-long series discussing 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.