The editors of Faculty Focus are pleased to profile seventeen new faculty members who joined BMCC in the Fall of 2013.READ MORE
BMCC faculty and staff gathered at Faculty Development Day to discuss and reflect upon ways to help our students become active and engaged learners. The theme of the event, held on November 20, 2013, was “Student Engagement across the Curriculum.”READ MORE
Free writing is a classroom activity that I have found to be indispensable, regardless of the subject being taught. My procedure for free writing is to put a prompt on the board and give students between 5 to 15 minutes to write.
Diigo (www.diigo.com) is a bookmarking program that I use in my reading and writing courses to share information and create a community of learners. Diigo enables users to bookmark articles and web pages, save them online, and share these with individuals with the same interest who can post comments. Diigo is widely utilized in various levels of education for online reading and better retention of information.READ MORE
What happens when college students walk into an art museum? How does it change their perception of the world and their place within it? How can such changes be measured? These are some of the questions we consider in our Art across the Curriculum Faculty Interest Group (FIG).READ MORE
We had been discussing the legacy of writer Piri Thomas at a meeting of the Cross-Cultural Approaches to Latino/a Studies Faculty Interest Group (FIG) when Prof. Rosario Torres Guevara (Developmental Skills) came up with the idea for a conference at BMCC. “Beyond Access: Latino Education and the Community College” was the topic for the first inaugural conference, held on November 14 and 15, 2013.READ MORE
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