8th Annual Pedagogy Day:

Cross-Pollinating Teaching & Research 



Pedagogy Day 2017

2017 Conference Theme

The theme of this year’s conference points towards an integration of research and pedagogy. The goal of the conference is to help graduate students and early career professionals get a firm footing in using active learning strategies, aimed at developing liberal arts/general education skills through student engagement. This year’s conference adds to the momentum created by the Graduate Student Teaching Association (GSTA) of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA, Division 2). The Graduate Center proudly serves as the host institution of the GSTA, and as part of its mission strives to stimulate discussions around evidence-based pedagogy and to share resources and ideas with graduate student instructors both locally and nationally.


Morning Events: 1st Floor, Segal Theater

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

“Research Reports as Summative Evaluations: Interpretive Self-Reflection in the Service of Pedagogy”

Dr. Joshua W. Clegg and Chris Head

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Keynote Address: “Qualitative Inquiry and Curriculum Design: Approaches to Mastery in the Era of “Big Data”, STEM Education, and the Changing Constellation of Global Problems”

Dr. Cynthia E. Winston-Proctor


Afternoon Events: 6th Floor, Sylvia Scribner Conference Room (6304.01)

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Food and Refreshments Available to All Attendees

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

“Futures Initiative: Total Participation Workshop”

Jessica Murray and Mike Rifino

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

“A Day in the Life of a Reinvigorated Research Methods Course”

Dr. Gary Lewandowski and Dr. David B. Strohmetz 

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Activity Blitz

5:30 pm.  – 6:00 p.m.

Wrap-up and Reception



Keynote Talk: “Qualitative Inquiry and Curriculum Design: Approaches to Mastery in the Era of “Big Data”, STEM Education, and the Changing Constellation of Global Problems”

The purpose of this presentation is to explore the following two questions: (1) How does incorporating qualitative inquiry into higher education curricula enrich the quality of students’ interdisciplinary education and contribute to addressing a national crisis in the workplace?; (2) What is the nature of the broader landscape in which student centered curricular design and assessment in higher education is occurring? The presentation will raise key theoretical, conceptual, methodological, and practical questions about qualitative inquiry teaching and learning within higher education, while considering the broader emphases on science, “big data”, accountability, and the need for solutions to the changing constellation of global problems (e.g. cybersecurity, economic growth, public health, violence, educational equity, poverty, mass incarceration, climate change).


Dr. Cynthia E. Winston-Proctor

Dr. Winston-Proctor has a long and decorated career as an educator and researcher at Howard University. She has served as Director of Educational, Fellowship, and Internship Programs at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and is currently President of the Society of STEM Women of Color. She is a member of the Editorial Board of APA’s Qualitative Psychology and of the Executive Board of the Society of Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), APA Division 5. She serves on SQIP’s task force for methodological integrity and was Keynote Speaker at SQIP’s 2016 annual conference.





Teresa Ober

Elizabeth Che


Pedagogy Day Committee

Members of the Graduate Student Teaching Association (GSTA) 


Faculty Advisor

Dr. Patricia Brooks, College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center, CUNY


A special thank you to

Dr. Richard Bodner, Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Psychology
Psychology Executive Office Staff: Judith Kubran
All volunteers that helped us make this conference a success!

The Pedagogy Day committee would also like to thank the following parties for their financial support:
Graduate Students Teaching Association (GSTA)
Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2)
Doctoral Student Council (DSC), CUNY

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