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Faculty Convocation 2017

We are pleased to announce the first annual Winter Faculty Convocation. This is an opportunity for all BMCC faculty to gather to discuss teaching and learning in support of student success.

Faculty Convocation will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 199 Chambers Street, starting with an all-faculty meeting at 10 a.m. in Theater One. We will have the opportunity to talk about what we mean by student success and how we create the conditions under which all students can learn. We also will hear from BMCC’s 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award winners John Beaumont, Chamutal Noimann, and Nicholas Marino.

From 1:00 pm. to 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon, faculty-led interactive sessions on high impact teaching practices will be held around the Chambers Street building. Topics will include service learning, faculty mentored research, critical and creative thinking, flipped classrooms, facilitating difficult dialogues, and more.

All faculty are invited and welcome. Refreshments will be served, including a light lunch.

Please go to to register for the event and give us an indication of which break-out topics are of most interest to you.

We look forward to seeing you in January for what we hope will become an important BMCC tradition.

Confirmed Afternoon Sessions

Online Learning: Adapting Teaching Approaches to Address the Challenges and Enjoy the Benefits of the Online Medium

Facilitators: Claire Wladis and Julie Cassidy
Session type: Round table discussion
Participants will share specific goals or challenges that they would like to address in their online teaching. Structured small group and whole group discussion will follow, with brainstorming to address each participant's needs. Toward the end of the session, participants will begin work on a concrete plan to address their initial concerns regarding online learning. Participants will get the most out of this session if they come prepared with one or two specific challenges or goals for their (current or future) online courses.

Picking up STEAM in the Curriculum

Facilitators: Michael Morford, Holly Fairbank, Yolanda Medina, and Mindi Reich-Shapiro
Session type: Interactive session
Incorporating art and art museum activities in the curriculum has been shown to enhance the creative learning and thinking needed to produce future innovators in all fields, including STEM disciplines. Our CETLS Faculty Interest Group, Arts Across the Curriculum, is an open line of communication for faculty from all disciplines to consider utilizing the arts