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Faculty Hour SPRING 2020

Conducting Effective Peer Observations of Teaching

Peer observations of teaching are a standard requirement on the road to tenure because high-quality peer feedback can spur professional growth. But what goes into an effective peer observation? This session is designed for faculty who would like to invite peer observation and for those who conduct peer observations. It focuses on strategies for (1) initiating and conducting a peer observation and on (2) frameworks for providing and using feedback after an observation. Bring your questions about peer observation to this interactive session.

Date:  Wednesday, February 19th
Time: 12:10pm – 1:10pm
Location: Videoconference - NYC Campus Civic E319 / PLV Campus Miller Hall Room 16

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Faculty Panel Discussions

Please join us for an interactive panel discussion with faculty who have used OER. Panelists will share their experiences and best practices for optimizing these resources. In addition, there will be plenty of time for questions.

Dates:  Monday, April 13th & Wednesday, April 15th 
Time: 12:10pm – 1:10pm
Webinar: This session will be facilitated online via Zoom Meeting (Registration Required)

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Accommodations in Times of Uncertainty: How Can SAS Help You Make Sense of Remote Accommodations

Do you have students in your courses with documented accommodations but are unsure of how to make adjustments accommodations now that classes are being delivered remotely? Are you interested in knowing more about how to accommodate students’ unique needs as they are shifting to remote learning? If you answered yes to either of these questions then this interactive session is for you. This session will be facilitated by Kate Torres from Student Accessibility Services.

Date:  Monday, April 20th 
Time: 12:10pm – 1:10pm
Webinar: This session will be facilitated online via Zoom Meeting (Registration Required)

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Best Practices for Supporting Trans, Queer, and Gender Nonconforming Students in the Classroom and Beyond

Come learn about how to create a positive learning environment for transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary students in your classroom and get insight on inclusive practices to support all gender identities! You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the staff of the Pace LGBTQA Centers in PLV and NYC. This session will be facilitated by Rachel Simon (Interim Director Office of Multicultural Affairs / LGBTQQ Coordinator, PLV) and Emmett Griffin (Associate Director, LGBTQA Center, NYC Campus).

Date:  Tuesday, April 21st 
Time: 3:25pm – 4:25pm
Webinar: This session will be facilitated online via Zoom Meeting (Registration Required)

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Psychological First Aid Training

Psychological first aid is a counseling and emergency management concept and is a practice using non-intrusive and compassionate means to assist individuals in stressful situations. Psychological first aid is an integral approach to helping individuals affected by an emergency, disaster, or traumatic event. This practice can be used by anyone and does not require the person that is applying these concepts to have a counseling background. As part of the workshop, staff will learn how to help reduce initial distress, meet an individual’s current needs, and help individuals to feel safe.

Date:  Tuesday, April 28th 
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Webinar: This session will be facilitated online via Zoom Meeting (Registration Required)

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