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September 2018

Hostos Reads Kickoff

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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B-501 Come to our annual Hostos Reads! Kickoff celebration. Pick up your copy of this year’s Hostos Reads! selection, How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds by Alan Jacobs. Bring your ideas for using the book in your classrooms or programs. Exchange strategies for encouraging a culture of deep thinking and reading on campus. Everyone is welcome!

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October 2018

Strategies and Tactics for Institutionalizing Open Educational Resources

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Online Description: Developing and implementing a strategic initiative to institutionalize the use of open educational resources (OER) does not have to be a daunting task but can be tackled and accomplished through a series of no/low cost and easy to implement strategic initiatives. Length: 60 Minutes This online seminar will be available Monday, 10/01/18 at 2:00 p.m. until Wednesday, 10/10/18 at 11:00 a.m. You can view the seminar as often as you like, and on your own schedule.

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Plickers

October 3 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Room: B-413 Description: Plickers is a real-time formative assessment tool that can double as a participation grade assessor. Lean how you can quickly assess your students (and your own teaching) using a free app for your cell phone or iPad, and a free bar code. Students will love it! Bio: Professor Michael Gosset is a Lecturer and Coordinator of the Physical Education Unit. He arrived at Hostos in 2010 with a 25 year career in Physical Education. He has degrees…

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Supporting Student Academic Success Through the Succeed@Hostos System

October 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Room: B-413 Description: Research on student success indicates a strong correlation between faculty- student interaction and student persistence.  Freshman persistence is positively impacted by the quality of student-faculty interaction both in and outside of class.  Of particular significance is the degree to which students can interact with faculty about class work or other academic interests.  Faculty supportiveness, availability and approachability are important variables.  This session will provide an overview of the current research and consider how to efficiently employ college…

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Incorporating 360 Degree Assessment into your classroom

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Online Description: Existing pedagogical approaches to feedback often miss the mark in terms of their effectiveness in improving learning outcomes. 360-degree assessment is a multiple-input approach to feedback that can improve teaching outcomes for instructors and learning outcomes for students, maximize and enhance deep, meaningful learning, and promote achievement for both teachers and students. Length: 60 Minutes This online seminar will be available Thursday, 10/11/18 at 2:00 p.m. until Thursday, 10/18/18 at 11:00 a.m. You can view the seminar as…

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A SoTL Event: Navigating the Pathways to Publication in a Reputable Peer-Reviewed Journal

October 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Room: FDR Description: This event for junior faculty will focus on overcoming critical hurdles faced during the writing process, especially when selecting an appropriate journal. It will feature a presentation by Dr. Asrat Amnie on his recent publications and an audience-led conversation on working toward publication.   Bio: Professor Asrat Amnie joined Hostos Community college in 2014. Professor Amnie received Doctor of Education in Health Education (EdD) degree from Teachers College Columbia University in 2016. He also earned a Master’s…

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Hostos Reads:Thinking With Others

October 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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B-413 Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in a roundtable discussion of the 2018-19 Hostos Reads! selection, Alan Jacobs’ How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds. Our education system encourages us to “think for ourselves,” but is this desirable or even possible? Or, as Jacobs argues, does deep thinking occur in relation to others and in response to the world around us? Whether you’ve read the whole book, or just a few pages, your…

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Universal Design for Learning: How to Improve Satisfaction and Retention for Students at All Learning Levels

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Online Description: You’ll learn how UDL helps improve the interactions you have with students and how those improvements can increase student retention, persistence, and satisfaction across all kinds of learners. Length: 60 Minutes This online seminar will be available Friday, 10/19/18 at 2:00 p.m. until Monday, 11/5/18 at 11:00 a.m. You can view the seminar as often as you like, and on your own schedule.

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November 2018

Hostos Reads: Disagreeing Thoughtfully

November 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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Room B-413 Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in a roundtable discussion of the 2018-19 Hostos Reads! selection, Alan Jacobs’ How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds. Are people who disagree with us always our adversaries? How often do we practice seeking out “smart, sensible, and fair-minded” arguments to support positions we disagree with? Is this always necessary? Whether you’ve read the whole book, or just a few pages, your contributions are welcome.

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Hostos Reads: Simplistic Thinking

November 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451 United States
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B-413 Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in a roundtable discussion of the 2018-19 Hostos Reads! selection, Alan Jacobs’ How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds. Words are used to communicate and educate, but they can also be used to direct our attention in specific ways and even to misinform. How do shortcuts and metaphors we use with like-minded people limit our ability to think? Whether you’ve read the whole book, or just a…

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