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Teaching Tuesdays, Fall 2011

Sep. 13
IRB 101: Introduction to the CUNY/Hunter College Human Subjects Research Protection Program (pdf)
This seminar introduced researchers to the human subjects protection program at Hunter (CUNY), including: introduction to the IRB office and staff; brief history and organizational context; nuts and bolts of how to apply for an IRB review; typical issues (with examples) of research protocols.
Michael Wood, PhD, IRB Committee Chair and Associate Professor, Sociology
Paul Cascella, Ph.D., IRB Committee Chair and Professor, Communication Science Program
Sarah Leon, B.A., IRB Coordinator
Niveditha Subbiah, M.A., Assistant Coordinator
Sep. 20
A guide to grant proposal preparation (pdf)
This session gave an overview of the grant proposal process at Hunter College and CUNY. The session included information on resources available to the Hunter community, the administrative detail and knowledge that should be acquired before preparing a proposal, and some thoughts on what should and should not be included in a proposal.
Robert J. Buckley, MBA, Director Research Administration, Hunter College
Carolynn Julien, MA, Associate Director, Office of Research Administration, Hunter College
Sep. 27
Course assessment is neither about accountability nor about outcomes (pdf)
This session focused on how and why assessment can be shared with students. A simple model that assessment veterans, novices, and skeptics can use to deepen students’ learning experience was presented.
Mosen Auryan, Director of Assesment, Hunter College
Oct. 11 Performance, interview, laboratory: What do they have in common? (pdf)
This panel discussion explored a variety of personal interactions between students and faculty: practice in the studio; performances in the theater; interviews in office hours; and mentoring in the research laboratory. Together with the audience, the panel considered how these and similar personal interactions contribute to student learning.
Prof. Lisa Marie Anderson, German
Prof. Jill Bargonetti, Biological Sciences
Prof. David Capps, Dance
Oct. 25 Arts Across the Curriculum: It's easier than you may think (pdf)
The Arts Across the Curriculum Planning Committee promoted a vibrant exchange of ideas about the use of arts in programs and classes at Hunter College. Committee chair Prof. Rebecca Connor presented her Fall ’11 Gothic course, which is both interdisciplinary and infused with the visual, material and performing arts.

A follow-up discussion considered the following:
  • What are we doing already in our courses that includes the arts in all of its forms?
  • How we can all bring high culture and popular culture into our classrooms to create a more engaging student experience?
  • How we can encourage arts-focused collaborations among Hunter’s broad spectrum of disciplines?
Prof. Rebecca Connor, English Department 
Ms. Dara Meyers-Kingsley, Macaulay Honors College, AAC Coordinator
Nov. 1 Grading discrepancies in multi-sectioned courses: Problem or opportunity? (pdf)
Grade variability from section to section in multi-section courses is sometimes considered by students in selecting their classes. What do these grades represent? Is it good to have these differences among sections? The presenters discussed some data on grade variability and looked at intervention strategies to mitigate those differences.
Mosen Auryan, Director of Assessment
Prof. Bill Williams, Math & Statisitics Department
Prof. Sandra Clarkson, Math & Statistics Department 
Nov. 15
Involving Students in Research
Teaching and research need not be compartmentalized. Both undergraduatesand graduate students can participate in, shape, and test research outside andwithin the classroom. Beyond presenting research results in the classroom,faculty can organize student involvement in research, which affects the flow ofinformation between professors and students, demonstrates the flexible natureof knowledge, and enhances academic productivity. This session will focus onstudent involvement in the research process at virtually all levels of instructionand across disciplines.
Dr. Christa Davis Acampora, Philosophy
Dr. Mark E. Hauber, Psychology (Biopsychology and BehavioralNeuroscience)
Dec. 6 Hooking up: A historical timeline of courting & mating practices through sociology and dance (pdf)
Kathleen Isaac (Dance) and Erica Chito Childs (Sociology) shared how “hooking up” across disciplines can promote a vibrant exchange of ideas and enrich the experiences offered to students. Drawing from their separate courses Sociology of the Family and Dance, Dancers and the Audience, they used music, dance, video and children’s literature to consider the following:
  • How can Dance illustrate historical changes in social behaviors, such as courting and mating practices, over time?
  • How can Sociology deepen understanding of what is implied in different dances, such as social norms and gender roles underlying the gestures, posturing, positions, and physical proximity of dancers?
  • How can other disciplines also hook up and join this interdisciplinary conversation?
Erica Chito Childs, Associate Professor, Sociology Department
Kathleen Isaac, Arnhold Distinguished Lecturer on Dance Education
Students from Dance, Dancers and the Audience