Marcuse Lecture Series – Spring 2017

LIM College initiated the Maxwell F. Marcuse Lecture Series in 2010 as a way to nurture the campus intellectual community. Named for the College’s founder, these events are open to all faculty and staff. All lectures take place at 1:15 pm in FashionOpolis.

The Times They Are a Changin’: Teaching With Gen X, Y, Z
Aslihan Cakmak, Associate Director of Graduate Studies
February 22

Currently there are four generations trying to coexist in higher education: Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, and Gen Z. Professors are tasked to work with groups of students whose learning habits, views on life and academia are different from each other and from their instructors. This presentation will provide an overview of the characteristics of Gen Y (Millennials) and Gen Z students, as well as helpful tips for connecting with these student populations.

Fashion, Fit, and Sustainability 
Andrea Kennedy, Adjunct Faculty Member — Fashion Merchandising  
March 8

This lecture takes a look at how the process and number of sample fittings have changed over the years and the impact that the decrease in fit samples and development time has had on our planet in terms of sustainability. Professor Kennedy will also include the findings of her current industry survey regarding sample fittings and fit issues at retail. 

Faculty currently working in the fashion industry can still take the survey. https://fitissuesatretail.typeform.com/to/CvI67n 

Team Teaching
Hilda Alfonso, Lecturer and Nancy Miller, Associate Chair — Fashion Merchandising Department
April 17

Professors Hilda Alfonso and Nancy Miller will share their knowledge and practical application of team teaching from several perspectives. Scholarly theory, in addition to the benefits and obstacles of team teaching, will be discussed. Professors Alfonso and Miller will walk through a typical, or atypical, class lesson and show how a student-centered approach is enhanced with not one, but two facilitators of learning.