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.


Monday August 29

Adjuncts, how are things going so far?

Bring your questions, observations, challenges and successes. CTC will bring the refreshments. Let's talk. Facilitated by Dr. Christine Iacobucci, CTC Adjunct Coordinator.


Wednesday August 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 September 7

Campus Read: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Focusing on the power of demographics and peer groups. Classroom exercises and discussion questions will also be shared. Facilitated by Seth Thompson, Anna Regula, Rhonda Kowalski-Oltz, and Tackie Huff.


Monday September 12

Reading & Discussion Group

Meet to decide on readings for the semester. Bring your ideas! Facilitated by Barbara Kobritz.


Monday September 19

What's Working

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


Wednesday September 21

Campus Plan for Diversity and Inclusion

Your opportunity to give input in a small-group setting. Seth Thompson, Chief Diversity Officer, will be there to listen to your ideas.


Monday September 26

By Adjuncts, For Adjuncts

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


Wednesday September 28

Reading & Discussion Group

Reading TBA.


Wednesday October 12

Campus Read: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

This roundtable will be focusing on a culture of violence and its impact on educational transformation. Facilitated by Seth Thompson, Anna Regula, Rhonda Kowalski-Oltz, and Tackie Huff.