Readings, Spring 2017

February 10, 9:00am-12:00pm, N119, Gen Ed at City Tech and AAC&U’s HIEP                             

To introduce participants to the Living Lab General Education Seminar and explore how General Education Student Learning Outcomes and Kuh’s High Impact Educational Practices could be integrated into course segments and/or assignments. A focus will be on the General Education Learning Outcome of Ethical Reasoning. Participants will learn how to share their work and view work of others on L4.

Seminar Readings

City Tech General Education Committee (2012). General Education at New York City College of Technology. Retrieved from The New York City College of Technology Faculty Commons website:

Kuh, G. D., Schneider, C. G., & Association of American Colleges and Universities (2008). High-impact educational practices: What they are, who has access to them, and why they matter. Introduction, Part 1 and Part 2. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.  Available in the files section of OpenLab,

Sternberg, R. J. (2010). Teaching for ethical reasoning in liberal education. Association of Colleges and Universities, Liberal Education. Volume 96, Number 3.  Available at:

Ethical Reasoning Rubric:


March 10, 9:00am-12:00pm, N119, Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab                                            

To explore open pedagogy opportunities via the OpenLab digital platform.

Seminar Readings: The workshop readings can be found here: . This link contains an extensive bibliography for your additional exploration of open pedagogy but the following three articles will be used in our seminar discussion.

Rosen, J. R. and M. A. Smale. (2015) Open digital pedagogy = critical pedagogy. Hybrid Pedagogy.

Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social…the Future? Howard Rheingold, DML Central, Sept 9, 2013

The Public Course Blog: The Required Reading We Write Ourselves for the Course That Never Ends, Trevor Owens, in Debates in the Digital Humanities, Matthew K. Gold ed., University of Minnesota Press: 2012.  Follow these specific links: and


March 17, Place-based Learning and the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center, Meet at Building 92 of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

“Does ethical reasoning play a role in the discussion of public policy?”

Seminar Readings

About Place Based Learning

Baldwin, L., (2013) Affective teaching: the place of place in interdisciplinary teaching. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal. Volume 6, Issue3. The PDF of this article is in the Files section of the OL Site

The “Exercises” section of the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Teach Archives, provides examples of assignments that have been developed and implemented by City Tech faculty and faculty from neighboring colleges:


About the BQX

Crain’s NY has a number of Op-Ed pieces about the BQX, review the articles to gain context of the voices discussing anticipated concerns and benefits involving the BQX.

Bliss, L. (2017) What’s behind declining transit ridership nationwide?. The Atlantic, CityLab. February 24. retrieved from,

Demause, N. (2017) Light rail’s dark side: how will NYC pay for the BQX?. Village Voice. February 7. Retrieved from

Robbins, C. (2016) Sunset Park residents loudly denounce de Blasio’s streetcar: this is ot Park Slope. Village Voice. December 16. Retrieved from

Our Speakers will represent two organizations:

Friends of BQX:

Transit Center:

OpenLab Sites of Interest: Become a member of the Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) site:


March 31, 9:00am-12:00pm, , 9:00am-12:00pm, N119, Assessment Strategies                            

To build a culture of assessment among seminar participants.

Peer review of will be conducted

Seminar Readings

Sullivan, D., Schneider, C., Rhodes, T., O’Shea L., and Humphreys, D. (2012). A Sea Change on Student Learning Assessment: An AAC&U Working Paper. Association of American Colleges and Universities. Retrieved from

Finley A. & McNair T. (2013) Assessing Underserved Students’ Engagement in High-Impact Practices. Association of American Colleges and Universities. Retrieved from

April 28, 9:00am-12:00pm, Final Presentations                                                                               

To share General Education philosophy and practices with colleagues.

Seminar Video: TBA

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