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Brown Bag Discussions


The Brown Bag events are designed to be loosely structured conversations for faculty and staff about a wide variety of learning and teaching topics. Each discussion is facilitated by a colleague, but the content of the conversations is largely determined by the participants. The Brown Bags offer a rare opportunity to discuss learning and teaching in an informal setting with other members of The College at Brockport faculty who work in a different department.

Register for any of our Brown Bag Events by clicking on the Event below!
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mondays & Fridays: 12:15pm - 1:15pm
100B Edwards Hall

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

CELT Brown Bag: The Hows & Whys of Curriculum Mapping - Donna Wilkerson-Barker & Sandeep Mitra 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Edwards 100B By the end of the session, participants will be able to create a curriculum map and explain its importance for effective program assessment.

Friday, February 19, 2016

CELT Brown Bag: Bits, Bytes & Copyrights - Pam O’Sullivan 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Edwards 100B Copyright regulation vary greatly in the on-line teaching environment from what you are used to with face-to-face classes. In this presentation, you will get an overview of many things you can do in an on-line class, as well as limits you might not have thought about, and who to call on to obtain guidance and assistance in working through the process.

Friday, February 26, 2016

CELT Brown Bag: Do You Want to Build a Survey? An Introduction to Qualtrics for Online surveys - Claire Goverts 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Edwards 100B For research, assessment, or administrative data collection, learn how to use Qualtrics. This session will cover the basics from start to finish. Build a survey, distribute, and review / report your data. Bring your laptop / tablet and a research question if you'd like to work along with the session.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

CELT Brown Bag: Follow Your Passion and Flourish in Teaching, Research and Service - Lauren Lieberman 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Edwards 100B New professors often have a very difficult time juggling teaching, research, and service in their early careers. This presentation will share some wonderful strategies on how to infuse your teaching, research and service from running one program or activity. Come share your successes and learn some new strategies to ensure you get the most out of your career.

Friday, March 25, 2016

CELT Brown Bag: Disability as a Social Identity - Megan Obourn & Jennifer Ashton 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Edwards 100B As faculty and staff we sometimes view students with disabilities as individual problems to be overcome or dealt with in our classes or daily work interactions. This approach inadvertently replicates a detrimental medical model of disability where a student’s identity is reduced to that of being a problem in need of remediation in order to meet standard expectations of normalcy. However, from a different perspective, seeing disability as a shared and potentially universal identity can challenge ableist notions of a normal body or mind, and can help us understand how to make learning processes and content more widely accessible to all students. Understanding activist language of disability as a minority social identity that, like gender, sexuality, race, and class, is constructed not by physiological difference but rather by structural discourses of power and oppression and systemic inequities can help us as a community to become a more inclusive, accessible, and open campus to all learners and build a stronger and more diverse university community.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

CELT Brown Bag: An Alternative Way to Use Groups in Our Courses - Joe Chesebro 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Edwards 100B There are sound reasons to have students work in groups, but often these experiences can be frustrating both for both faculty and students. The facilitator will discuss his experiences in implementing Larry Michaelson’s Team-Based learning approach. In the process participants will learn how traditional group arrangements and assignments can inhibit good teamwork and how Michaelson’s approach overcomes each of those issues.

Friday, April 8, 2016

CELT Brown Bag: Electronic or hand-written feedback? Which method is preferred by students & which is more effective for learning? - Brandy Sreenilayam 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Edwards 100B All faculty grade papers, but what is the best way to communicate to students so that they learn best? In this session, you will learn what feedback students prefer. Can you correctly guess the results? If not, then this is a session that you need to attend.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

CELT Brown Bag: Problem-Based Learning: A Hands-On Exercise – Dale Hartnett 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Edwards 100B As teachers, we all try to make our classes engaging. Yet we feel pressure (either imposed from outside or self-imposed) to cover material. Is there a way that we can do both at the same time? This presentation and exercise from the Lilly Teaching Conference offers instructors a way to help students understand theoretical material while thinking about it in a critical manner at the same time.

Friday, May 6, 2016

CELT Brown Bag: Lunch @ CELT 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Edwards 100B This is one of our most popular sessions every semester! Leave your Brown Bag at home and join us as we cater lunch. Enjoy thoughtful discussion with colleagues from across the campus on a variety of topics of your choice.