Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Roundtables

If there's an aspect of teaching that you would like to discuss with your colleagues, now is the time to get onto the CTC calendar. Discussion is informal and anyone can lead. No PowerPoint required.

We get very positive feedback on sessions where teachers present their scholarly and artistic achievements. If you have something in that vein to share with your colleagues, by all means, let us know. Let's celebrate this fantastic faculty together!

Talk to Barbara Kobritz in the Library, or send an email to schedule a date. But do it soon! Spring semester dates are filling up.


Spring 2017 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 February 27

Adjuncts Chat with the Dean

Several times throughout the semester our Dean of Instruction, Carl Penziul, sets aside time for conversation with adjunct faculty. Bring your questions and concerns.


Wednesday March 1

Teaching a COIL Course
Presenter: Ute Ritz Deutch

Ute will share her experiences teaching a COIL course (Collaborative Online International Learning) with a colleague from Oujda, Morocco, last semester. She will address some of the challenges related to this team-teaching, and will also go over Edmodo, the educational online platform she snd her partner used. Lastly, she will reflect on how students assessed their experience.


Monday March 6

This Changes Everything

Second session in a monthly discussion of This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, described by the New York Times as the most momentous and contentious environmental book since “Silent Spring.”


Wednesday March 8

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!

No Roundtable today so we can all attend the annual International Women's Day panel at noon in the Forum. Bring your students!


Monday March 13

Your Roundtable Here!

What's on your mind? If there's something you'd like to talk to other teachers about, contact your CTC Coordinator, Barbara Kobritz, and let's get it scheduled. No PowerPoint necessary.


Wednesday March 15

What's Working

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


Wednesday March 15        Special Time: 4-5 pm

Hillbilly Elegy

Second in a series that is meeting on the third Wednesday of each month to discuss J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy. Vance's memoir raises a variety of issues including Appalachian culture, distrust of the government, liberal elitism, domestic strife, substance abuse, economics v. culture metaphor, social mobility through education, and more. If you want a quick idea of the book, watch J.D. Vance's 10 minute Tedtalk on America's Forgotten Working Class.


Monday March 27

Adjuncts Chat with the Dean

Several times throughout the semester our Dean of Instruction, Carl Penziul, sets aside time for conversation with adjunct faculty. Bring your questions and concerns.


Tuesday March 28       Special Time: 4-5 pm

Alt-Right in Europe and America
Presenter: Robert Chapman

An examination of the alt-right movement, and the beginning of white identity politics in Europe and America.


Wednesday March 29

Women in the Workplace
Presenter: Karen Pastorello

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Karen will highlight women’s experiences (and related legislation) in the workplace. We invite attendees to share in an open discussion regarding their working lives as well.