Tompkins Cortland Community College

Faculty

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.


Tuesday September 27 SPECIAL TIME: 8:00 - 9:30 am

Adjunct Breakfast with the Dean

If you're a Tuesday/Thursday type, this breakfast is for you. Again, bring any questions and concerns you have for an open discussion with Dean Carl Penzuil, and enjoy breakfast with our compliments.


Wednesday September 28

Reading & Discussion Group

We will discuss the documentary film, All the Difference, which aired on PBS earlier this month.


Monday October 3

Seminar-Style Teaching

“The West African Griot would often organize groups of pupils in a circle (or semi-circle) for several symbolic and practical reasons.

  • The circle represents 360º; a number that implies “completion.”
  • The closed circle represents trust.
  • Unspoken bonds are established when people are encouraged to engage face to face.”

                -Ya’qub Shabazz, former Tompkins Cortland Student

Discussion led by Jeanne Cameron and Susan Cerretani


Wednesday October 5

OPEN HOUSE!

No agenda. Just good food and conversation with colleagues.


Wednesday October 12

Campus Read: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace


Monday October 17

What's Working

Once a month, get together with your colleagues to share new ideas and learn about what's working for others.


Wednesday October 19

Chat with the Provost

The CTC Roundtable today is a "Chat With the Provost." Dr. John Conners will be with us to hear and respond to your questions, concerns and comments. Bring your lunch. Have some tea.


Monday October 24

By Adjuncts For Adjuncts

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


Wednesday October 26

Reading & Discussion Group

Reading TBA.


Monday October 31

The Pedagogy of Academic Rigor

What do we mean by “academic rigor?” Some educators have come to believe that they have used a rigorous “sink or swim” pedagogy as a substitute for rigorous student outcomes. Craig E. Nelson, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Indiana University (Bloomington), has dubbed this “our dysfunctional illusion of rigor.” Based on classroom experience and controlled studies, Dr. Nelson and many others are creating pedagogical processes that result in more rigorous outcomes. Read what Dr. Nelson has to say, and join us for a discussion that promises to be lively and enlightening. Facilitated by Dr. Christine Iacobucci, CTC Adjunct Coordinator.


Wednesday November 2

Supporting Adjuncts in Your Discipline

Matty Hamel will show how she has used Blackboard extensively with adjuncts teaching a psychology service course.


Monday November 7

This date is open. If there's something that's come up this semester that you'd like to talk about with colleagues, contact Barbara Kobritz and claim this date!


Wednesday November 9

Your Roundtable Here

This date is open. If there's something that's come up this semester that you'd like to talk about with colleagues, contact Barbara Kobritz and claim this date!


Monday November 14

What's Working

Once a month, get together with your colleagues to share new ideas and learn about what's working for others.


Wednesday November 16

Your Roundtable Here

This date is open. If there's something that's come up this semester that you'd like to talk about with colleagues, contact Barbara Kobritz and claim this date!


Monday November 21

How to Save Students a Bundle of Money

Come join in a discussion about how to provide your students with material targeted for your course, and how to save them a bundle of money with these alternatives to traditional textbooks. Kathy McDonough, Susan Cerretani and Kimari Johnon will show three different models they are using, all low-tech, common sense approaches.


Monday November 28

By Adjuncts, For Adjuncts

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


Wednesday November 30

Reading & Discussion Group

Reading TBA.


Monday December 5

Chat with the Provost

The CTC Roundtable today is a "Chat With the Provost." Dr. John Conners will be with us to hear and respond to your questions, concerns and comments. Bring your lunch. Have some tea.


Wednesday December 7

This date is open. If there's something that's come up this semester that you'd like to talk about with colleagues, contact Barbara Kobritz and claim this date!