Teaching Café

Join us at the new Teaching Café 

What high impact educational practices do you use in your courses? 
What can you learn from your fellow faculty members about their successful teaching philosophies? 
How did they apply their expertise and experience in teaching their disciplines? 

Join us at the Teaching Café, a new series at CCPS, for a casual gathering to hear and share ideas on teaching techniques and pedagogy. 

Teaching Café Events

Spring 2024

Date: March 18th, 2024

Time: 1:50 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Speaker: Dr. Tua Bjorkland, Assistant Professor, Aalto University School of Engineering

Design-driven education: Building Collaboration Practices and Innovation Capabilities
Exploring lessons learned in collaborating with teachers, across departments, and with external stakeholders.

Fall 2023

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Speaker: Larry Dunn, Media and Marketing Executive, CCPS Advisory Board member, SiriusXM Radio Announcer, Former Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University

Join us for a discussion on: Coaching tips for Speaking and the Power of Speaking to Motivate Students

Spring 2023

Date: Monday, April 24, 2023

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Speakers: Dr. Craig Baron, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; Max Hergenrother, Director of Technology Operations; Assistant Professor April Merenda, Division of Administration and Economics 

Join us for a discussion on ChatGPT: The considerations, concerns and challenges faculty face with AI and Crafting an e-textbook with student input for team building and development

Date: Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Speaker:  Professor John Swan, Division of Mass Communication

Location: St. Augustine Hall, CCPS Faculty Café, 2nd Floor 

Join us for a discussion on on coaching and understanding Millennials, Gen Y and Gen Z students.

Date: Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Speaker:  Professor William Murphy, Division of Legal Studies

Location: St. Augustine Hall, CCPS Faculty Café, 2nd Floor 

Join us for a discussion on about combining the physical and the digital for meaningful and engaging student experiences.

Past Events - Fall 2022

Date: Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Luca Iandoli, CCPS Interim Dean

Location: St. Augustine Hall, CCPS Faculty Café, 2nd Floor 

This presentation provides an overview of recent trends on how pedagogy is evolving in the digital age across all disciplines toward open-ended approaches that rely on creativity, ideation, emotional and team intelligence, design, and prototyping. A pedagogy of making inspired by these trends will be presented. The fundamental differences with traditional pedagogic approaches in higher education include the primacy of making over thinking, the need to nurture a dual learning mindset combining the scientific method and analytical skills with the ability to reason aesthetically, the development of emotional intelligence, the role of instructors as coaches and facilitators, and the importance of agile iteration.