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Student and Faculty Support Services Symposium 2023: Getting Our Students to the Finish Line (Part I)

March 29 at 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
| Theatre 1

Getting Our Students to the Finish Line and image of several running figures and a goal post

Join us as we collaboratively explore best practices and innovative ideas for Getting Our Students to the Finish Line. Working closely with dedicated faculty liaisons and college-wide learning professionals, the Learning Resource Center (LRC) is co-hosting this spring 2023 Student and Faculty Support Services Symposium on March 29, from 9:30  a.m.– 1:30 p.m. in Theater 1. This event is designed to increase awareness of all the Learning Assistance Programs and Academic Support Services provided by the College for enrolled BMCC Students.

Who is this Event for?

  • This is a symposium for all faculty and staff who are passionate about helping students, especially those who are under-prepared or underrepresented, to survive and thrive in college and beyond. This symposium offers a holistic approach to academic success from the points of view of college faculty, learning assistance and student support professionals and administrators. This is the forum in which they will share lessons learned from evidence-based decisions and real experiences in the classroom, as well as tutoring, coaching and peer-assisted learning sessions.
  • This symposium is for faculty in a variety of disciplines who want to demonstrate and adopt effective, inclusive pedagogical methods that help students of diverse backgrounds learn.
  • It is for tutors, mentors, academic coaches, support staff, counselors and advisors who will share their own experiences and learn best strategies in building our students’ academic and life skills from others.
  • At a time when there is a growing focus on college completion, not just access, the symposium is for faculty and staff who want to share and learn new successful initiatives enhancing student engagement, retention and graduation rates.
  • Bring your classes; students are also invited.

Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

We are also offering the event via livestream.

Agenda for Part I: Faculty Focused Strategies

8:30-9:30 a.m.BreakfastLight breakfast will be provided.
9:30-9:45 a.mEvent HostsMaureen Keenan, Associate Professor, Music and Art
Sidney Askew, Professor, Accounting
Janice Zummo, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Academic Support Services
9:50-10 a.m.IntroductionAnthony E. Munroe, President
Erwin J. Wong, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
10-10:40 a.m.Keynote Speaker
Presentation on Student Success
Christopher Shults, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning
10:45-11:30 a.m.Panel Discussion: You are not alone! Getting our students to the finish line. • Gregory Farrell, Learning Resource Center
• Joshua Belknap, ESL
• Shaoshao Yang, Math
• Joseph Johnson, Reading
• Ashtian Holmes, B-UMLA
• John Huie, Connect2Success
• Neda Hajizadeh, GAINS/Counseling Center

Moderator: Claudia Terry, Lecturer, Speech, Communication and Theatre Arts
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Panel Discussion: Peer-to-Peer Support ModelsTutors, Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Leaders and Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders

• Carlene Nelson-Hunte, SGA President, PAL Leader
• Willliam Ng, Business/Accounting, PAL Leader
• Joshua Grillisca, Math, Tutor/SI Leader
• Joshua Bourne, Math, Tutor
• Kejuan Johnson, MEA, SI Leader
• Emmanuel Pierre, Accounting, SI Leader
• Joseph Aviles, Speech/Astronomy, Tutor
• Marin Gomez-Constenla, Music/Art, Tutor and SI

Moderator: Jennifer Longley, Associate Professor, Teacher Education
12:15-1 p.m.Panel Discussion: Your role in the race to the finish line. Tutorial and Supplemental Instruction (SI) Liaisons and Faculty

• Sidney Askew, Accounting
• Shawn Jackson, Business
• Maureen Keenan, Music and Art
• Naseer Alomari, Speech
• Claudia Terry, Speech
• Yazhu Liu, Math
• Johannes Familton, Math

Moderator: Gregory Farrell, Director, Learning Resource Center
1-1:30 p.m.LunchLunch will be provided.

(See the agenda for Part II: Student Support Services, in Richard Harris Terrace, from 2-4 p.m.)

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides academic support services to meet students’ learning needs and strengthen academic skills by affording them the opportunity to complete their coursework successfully.

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Farrell at gfarrell@bmcc.cuny.edu.

March 29
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Open to:
The BMCC Community


Theatre 1
199 Chambers St.
New York, New York 10007 United States

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