Announcements
Special issue of Faculty Focus

Faculty Development Grant Deadline Extended

BMCC Poets

$100,000 NEH Grant won by Global Studies Pedagogy Group

CETLS Director
Dr. Megan Elias
212-220-8000 ext. 7210
melias@bmcc.cuny.edu

CETLS Board members

Chairperson:
Phyllis Niles

Pedagogy
Patrizia Comello Perry
Abel Navarro

Administration
Elizabeth Berlinger
Sarah Friedman

Assessment
Erik Freas 
Terry Voorhees

Events/Calendar
Deniz Gokcora
Dorothea Coiffe

Grants
Michelle Wang
Lina Wu

Scholarship
Amy Sodaro
Phyllis Niles

Technology
Marci Littlefield
Colin Persaud

 


 

The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship at BMCC fosters a culture that supports innovative and effective pedagogy, as well as excellence in scholarship and creative projects.

Upcoming Events at CETLS

February 23 to March 6

 

Monday, February 23, 12- 2

Writing Space. CETLS will be open for faculty and staff as a writers’ room every Monday from 12 to 2. Bring your laptop or a notebook. Coffee will be provided.

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2-4

“Persistence and Sensibility: First year Community College Students and their Institutions” Professor Robin Isserles reports on a recent research project studying first year community college students in CUNY.

 

Wednesday February 25th, 11-12

“Teaching is a Cultural Activity: Inquiry-based learning in a Developmental Mathematics Course.” Yi Han presents her recent research showing that the implementation of a rigorously inquiry-based approach to Mathematics education in the context of a developmental-level Mathematics course significantly improved student success in both this and subsequent Math courses. Han argues that Mathematics teaching and learning can be seen, through a cultural lens, as an exchange of information. The richness of that exchange, and in turn of the culture of the mathematics classroom, depends upon the way in which inquiry is employed.

 

Wednesday February 25th, 1 -2         

Raquel Goodison, English facilitates this discussion of Driving the King, by Ravi Howard. A daring and brilliant novel that explores race and class in 1950s America, witnessed through the fictionalized experiences of Nat King Cole and his driver, Nat Weary.

 

Wednesday February 25th, 2-3

Creative Writing Faculty/Staff Interest Group. Share creative writing work with colleagues in a mutually-supportive atmosphere.

 

Wednesday February 25th, 4 -5

"Medication Administration and Math for Nurses: Education or Imagination?"

Sheila Fells presents on original research into ways to improve BMCC nursing faculty ability to teach and support student retention and transfer of quantitative skills for medication administration in a nursing context, thereby decreasing the attrition rate of nursing graduates.

 

Thursday, February 26, 11 -12

Meaningful Assignments.

In this workshop we will design assignments that are aligned with our goals for students. Sponsored by the BMCC Teaching Academy, open to all faculty and staff.

 

Thursday, February 26, 2- 4

Tax Workshop for Faculty

Learn About Recent Changes in the Tax Law to Help You Prepare Your 2014 Tax Return. The workshop will feature a “Question & Answer Session” Answering ALL Your Tax Questions!

 

Friday, February 27, 2:30- 3:30

Academic Writing Workshop.

Develop your academic writing skills in this three-part workshop. Topics covered in Part 1: abstracts, articles, organizing your ideas, choosing your title, finding sources and citing them correctly. Part 2 of the workshop will be offered March 13 at 2:30. Part 3 will be offered March 20 at 2:30.

 

March 2 to March 6

 

Monday, March 2 12 -2

Writing Space. CETLS will be open for faculty and staff as a writers’ room every Monday from 12 to 2. Bring your laptop or a notebook. Coffee will be provided.

 

Tuesday, March 3, 11 -12

Pedagogy of Plagiarism Faculty and Staff Interest Group. Faculty and Staff are invited to join a lively conversation about what constitutes plagiarism in the age of new media and mashups. To start the conversation we will be discussing the article, “Why I Think Students Should Cheat”

Tuesday, March 3, 9 -10

Revolutionaries and Resilient Women: Recent Research by BMCC Faculty

World War I and The Mexican Revolution:  From Mariano Azuela to Juan Rulfo by Prof.  Alister Ramírez-Márquez MLD

Resilient Women in Francophone Literature by Prof.  Valerie Thiers-Thiam

 

Tuesday, March 3, 1 -2

Meaningful Assignments.

In this workshop we will design assignments that are aligned with our goals for students. Sponsored by the BMCC Teaching Academy, open to all faculty and staff.

 

Wednesday, March 4, Technology Day

11 – 3:15

Richard Harris Terrace

Join colleagues to learn how faculty and staff at BMCC are using technology in support of student success.

 

Wednesday, March 4, 2-3

Language, Society and Culture Faculty and Staff Interest Group

 

Thursday, March 5, 3:30- 4:30

Research Integrity Workshop

Diane Simmons, BMCC Research Integrity Officer, will walk faculty through the process of getting Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) online training, now required of those who are applying for grants, including PSC-CUNY grants.  Students doing out-of-classroom research are also required to take this training.

 

Thursday, March 5,  5 – 7

Tax Workshop for Faculty

Learn About Recent Changes in the Tax Law to Help You Prepare Your 2014 Tax Return. The workshop will feature a “Question & Answer Session” Answering ALL Your Tax Questions!

 

Friday March 6, Room 2-4, Room S719 

Communicative Approach to Teaching Language: Practical Examples   

Presenter: Nancy Boblett, CEP Teacher Columbia University – Teachers College

The communicative approach in Foreign Language teaching is a broadly defined and somehow elusive method. Faculty has expressed the need to see practical examples on how to engage students in meaningful conversations that will conduct to a holistic learning process of the target language. ESL teachers have a wide range of practical examples on how to create the condition for pair and group conversation and proposing grammar in a simple and intuitive way. The session will present a series of controlled and free activities as the workshop is intended to be a practical demonstration on how to initiate student-centered and communicative lesson plans.

 

Friday, March 6, 5 PM

 

Please join the Arts Accross the Curriculum FIG for a free visit to the Museum of Modern Art on March 6 at 5:00pm. RSVP to mmorford@bmcc.cuny.edu by March 5th to allow us to collect tickets in advance. 

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