Meetings and Symposia

HEADING FOR LETTER.web2CUNY’s Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELO) initiative represents an opportunity for us to examine and reflect on the variety of pedagogies of engagement that we employ in experiential education across CUNY and to consider what supports are in place or needed to bring them to scale for quality teaching and learning for all students.

On May 6, 2016, Guttman Community College will hold a CUNY-wide Experiential Learning Symposium, Breaking Boundaries: Experiential Learning Opportunities in the 21st Century Classroom.

The Breaking Boundaries Symposium will bring together CUNY faculty, staff, administrators and community partners whose goals and roles intersect in designing, implementing, and assessing ELOs in New York City.

Jilllian Kinzie, Associate Director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research, National Survey of Student Engagement Institute and a research associate at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment will be the featured speaker at this year’s plenary. She will discuss the impact of experiential learning on student engagement and success.

We hope you will consider attending, bringing a team from your campus and perhaps presenting and sharing some of your experiential learning “best practices.”

AGENDA

BREAKING BOUNDARIES SYMPOSIUM:

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM

8:30-9:00 Breakfast (Room 401)
9:00-9:20 Welcome
9:30-10:20 Breakout Session 1
10:30-11:20 Breakout Session 2
11:30-12:20 Breakout Session 3
12:20-1:00 Lunch (Room 401)
1:00-2:00 Keynote Address
2:10-3:00 Breakout Session 4


VIEW PRESENTATIONS FROM THE BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

SESSION: Breakout Session 2 (10:30-11:20): Advancing Student Success via Experiential Learning at LaGuardia

Presenters:
Ann Feibel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
David Myers, Manager for Experiential Learning for AA
Bernard A. Polnariev, Admin. Executive Officer for AA
Francesca Fiore, Assistant Dean for ACE

SESSION: Breakout Session 1 (9:30-10:20): Art History Teaching Resources A Model for innovation in teaching and learning throughout the humanities

Presenters:
Karen Shelby, Assistant Professor, Baruch College
Kathleen Wentrack, Associate Professor, Queensborough Community College
Sara States, student, Baruch College
Mary F. Zawadzki, Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center
Hallie Scott, PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center

SESSION: Breakout Session 2 (10:30-11:20): Breaking boundaries for social change: creating connecting and communicating a holistic experiential learning model in seek and honors

Presenters:
Jody Vaisman, Associate Director, Baruch College
Kristy  Perez, Interim Direct, Baruch College

SESSION: Breakout Session 4 (2:10-3:00): Engaging in the research process and enhancing scientific communication through real world, experiential learning

Presenters:
Alison Baren, Adjunct Lecturer, Queens College and Brooklyn College
Jennifer M. Pipitone, Visiting Lecturer, Pratt Institute
Christina Shane-Simpson, Adjunct Instructor, Hunter College

SESSION: Breakout Session 1 (9:30-10:20): Inside These Four Walls: Experiential Learning in the classroom

Presenters:
Stuart Parker, Kingsborough Community College

SESSION: Breakout Session 4 (2:30-3:00): Serving to Learn: Internships in the Public Interest

Presenters:
Sarah Hughes, The Murphy Institute at CUNY SPS
Anthony Maniscalco, CUNY Graduate Center
Eve Baron, The Murphy Institute at CUNY SPS