Seminar Objective

Faculty members will consider the high impact practice of field-based collaborative research and plan the implementation of this practice in one course that he or she will teach in the fall of 2012.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Use the arts, sciences and humanities as a forum for the study of values, ethical principles, and the physical world
  • Work with teams, including those of diverse composition. Build consensus
  • Show ability to contribute actively by applying knowledge to the identification and analysis of societal and professional problems to enact solutions.


  • Participation in the OpenLab
  • Participation in group discussion during seminars
  • Development of and implementation of a group project including field based collaborative research during spring 2012
  • Creation of, with intention to implement, course syllabi of a second year course in fall 2012 including field based collaborative research

Required Reading:

Bean, J. C. (2001). Engaging ideas. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Feynman, R. (1985). Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a curious character. New York: W.W. norton & Company.

Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, fast and slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Girous.

Kuh, G. (2008). High-impact educational practices. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Summerfield, J. (2007). The project: Common/uncommon ground. In J. Summerfield, & C. Benedicks, Reclaiming the public university: conversations on general & liberal education (pp. 3-30). New York: Peter Lang.

Wiggins, G. &. J. McTighe (2006). Understanding by Design. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.



  1. Work in teams to design a research experience for the seminar fellows
  2. Develop and present a field based collaborative research project to be implemented into a fall 2012 second year course (see page 5).
  3. Suggested:
    1. Present at the Faculty Research Conference at City Tech
    2. Present at the Cue Conference, College of Staten Island

Meeting Schedule: Meetings will be held in Faculty Commons except where noted. Meeting Times are subject to change with advanced notification.


1.27.12, 9:00am-2:00pm Introduction                                                   

  • Discussion of the Title V Grant, a Living Laboratory, and the role of the Second Year Fellows (SYF)
  • Introduction of Seminar projects
  • Group Activity

Required Reading: Feynman, 1 article chosen from Bibliography

 2.3.12, 9:15am-2:00pm, (Meet in A632, Faculty Lounge) (Bring Bag Lunch) General Education Meeting/Group Discussion                      

  • Introduction to, group discussion of and activity with the City Tech General Education Committee
  • Introduction to available resources for field based collaborative research
  • Coordination of teams for Seminar projects, faculty groups will begin planning of research experiences

Guest Lecturers: Bonne August, Anne Leonard, Richard Hanley and Mark Hellerman, Required Reading:

  • Bean, chapters 2 & 7
  • Wiggins & McTighe, review book to become familiar with content


2.10.12,  12:00pm-3:00pm (Bring Bag Lunch)

Assessment Strategies, lead by members of AIR                                                                           

  • Introduction to Assessment and Institutional Research (AIR)
  • Small group consultation with AIR

Guest Lecturer: Tammie Cummings
Required Reading:

  • Bean, chapters 6 &  9
  • Wiggins & McTighe, Reading TBD 

2.17.12  Independent Study                                                                                                             

2.24.12, 9:15am-2:00pm, (Meet in A632, Faculty Lounge)

High Impact Practices/ Group Discussion                                                                                      
Guest Lecturers:

  • Monica Devanas: “High Impact Strategies to Engage Students in Effective Learning”
  • Judith Summerfield: The General Education Project”

Required Reading:

  • ·         Kuh, PDF on OpenLab site
  • ·         Summerfield, PDF on OpenLab site
  • ·         Wiggins & McTighe, Reading TBD 


3.2.12,  9:30-2 (Meet in Atrium Amphitheater)

Assessment Seminar/ Committee Group Work                              

Rough draft of syllas due 

Required Reading:

  • Bean, chapter 15
  • Kahneman, review book to become familiar with parts 1 & 2  

3.9.12 Independent Study                                                                         

 3.16.12 Group 1 Seminar (Readings and Location TBD by group)            


3.23.12 Group 2 Seminar (Reading and Location TBD by group)              

3.30.12 Independent Study – Note: City Tech Faculty Research Conference today                 



4.20.12 Group 3 Seminar (Reading and Location TBD by group)                                                 



4.27.12 Group 4 Seminar (Reading and Location TBD by group)                                                 



5.4.12 Independent Study                                                                                                                



5.11.12,  9:30am-5:00pm General Education Conference, College of Staten Island, CUNY    



5.18.12, 9:30am-1:00pm (Location TBD)

Presentations of field based collaborative research project

to be implemented into second year, fall 2012 course                              

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