New Faculty Seminar
This year’s New Faculty Seminars emerge from the understanding that academia is a profession that challenges definitions and yet seeks to be the definer and re-definer of research, teaching, and service in connection to shared knowledge. Through alternating discussions of a common text, New Faculty: A Practical Guide for Academic Beginners, with discussions of a common place, Lehman College/CUNY, the Teaching & Learning Commons hopes to provide time and space for faculty to share experiences and concerns while also offering opportunities to learn which questions to ask and of whom during the first years of teaching and research at Lehman.
Each fall, Lehman’s new faculty participate in a weekly seminar to introduce new appointees to Lehman, its traditions, its policies, and the opportunities offered by the College to faculty, students, and staff. The seminar schedule integrates readings, interdisciplinary discussions, workshops, and conversations with campus program representatives.
During the spring of 2012, nine of Lehman’s new faculty members participated in a semester-long exploration of Daniel T. Willingham’s book,Why Don’t Students Like School? in connection with their own teaching and learning practices. Partnered with a Google Site to facilitate a hybrid approach to the seminar, the weekly meetings asked faculty members to read, discuss, and share their experiences as students and instructors across disciplines and to examine the research Willingham presents as evidence of cognitive science principles that affect successful learning.
Last modified: Aug 13, 2012