CUNY Fall 99 Faculty Development Workshop

Colloquium on Learning Science and Technology

Using Computing Tools and Scientific Instrumentation


Coordinators in alphabetical order:

Dr. L. Gilden, Psychology Department, Queens College

Dr. S. Habib, Computer Science Department, University Graduate Center

Dr. B. Sy, Computer Science Department, Queens College & University Graduate Center



The purpose of this workshop is to explore multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary collaboration for science teaching, learning, and research. There are two main themes of this workshop. First, this workshop fosters cross campus, cross discipline collaborations among faculty, faculty and students, as well as collaborations between academia and industry. Second, this workshop encourages a concept of new media e-community for integrating scientific instrumentation, computing tools and media technology with curriculum and research.

Invited speakers of this workshop will present rigorous statistical methodology for scientific analysis as well as examples of using instrumentation, computing and authoring tools for courseware development. Participants of this workshop will receive hands-on experience, a free companion CD, and the opportunity for creating his/her own e-community for teaching and research. A sneak preview of a new media e-community is reachable at to facilitate asynchronous discussion among faculty and students, as well as colleagues in academia and industry.

Further details about the workshop, traveling direction etc. can be obtained from Professor S. Habib at or 212-817-8191. The workshop is FREE for all CUNY faculty. Students, and colleagues outside CUNY, who are interested in the workshop may be arranged with the workshop coordinator Bon Sy at or 718-997-3477. Registration can be done on-line via or with Professor Habib.


Date: Dec 10, 1999 (Friday)

Location: Room 6/418. The Graduate School and University Center/CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10016-4309


9:00am - 9:30am


9:30am - 9:45am

Opening Remark and Program Overview

9:45am - 10:15am

Title: New Media E-Community for Teaching, Learning and Research

Speaker: Dr. Bon K. Sy

Affiliation: Queens College and University Graduate Center/CUNY


10:15am - 10:30am (Break)


10:30am - 11:30am

Title: Examples of Applying Instrumentation to Psychological Research

Speaker: Dr. L. Gilden

Affiliation: Queens College/CUNY


11:30am - 11:45am (Break)


11:45am - 1:00pm

Title: Information Criterion and Change Point Detection for Data Analysis

Speaker: Professor A. Gupta, Distinguished Professor

Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Bowling Green State University


1:00pm - 2:00pm (Lunch)


2:00pm - 3:15pm

Title: Mathcad as a Computing Tool

Speaker: Ms. P. Caroline

Affiliation: MathSoft Inc.

3:15pm - 3:30pm (Break)

3:30pm - 4:45pm

Title: Using Macro-media Director for Courseware Development

Speaker: Professor Sandra Honda Adams

Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, Sacred Heart U., CT.



Date: Dec 11, 1999 (Tentative)

Location: Room 6/418. The Graduate School and University Center/CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10016-4309


9:00am - 9:30am


9:30am - 10:30am (Leader: Dr. Bon K. Sy)

Project Briefing for Hands-on Experience in the Computer Lab.


10:30am - 10:45am (break)


10:45am - 11:45am (Assistants: Ms. Y. Lin and X. Huang)

Hands-on Experience in the Computer Lab.


11:45am - 11:55am (break)


11:55am - 1:00pm (Group activity)

Content Material Development & Courseware Design (faculty & students)


1:00pm - 2:00pm (Lunch)


2:00pm - 4:00pm (Leaders: Drs. Habib, Gilden, and Sy)

Around-the-table Discussion and Presentation:

Lesson plan and courseware development

Student hands-on experience in the computer lab


4:00pm - 4:45pm (Group activity)

Colloquium wrap-up and Discussion on follow-up activities


Link to the result of this workshop and related site