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Turning the Dial on Developmental Outcomes
Community colleges must work more effectively with feeder high schools and community-based organizations to improve college readiness and reduce the need for remediation, says BMCC Provost and Senior Vice President Karrin Wilks in a December 12 commentary in Community College Daily, the journal of the American Association of Community Colleges.


Exploring Pedagogy to Improve Student Learning
The BMCC Teaching Academy brings experienced and new professors together, to improve instruction and enhance student outcomes.


Assessment: One Size Does Not Fit All
The BMCC Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics hosted Academic Assessment Day on Tuesday, December 13 in the Fiterman Conference Center. The event showcased the work of faculty in areas related to assessment and student learning and debuted the College’s new assessment software: Tracdat.

IT Skills

Students Gain English and IT Skills, Plus Credit Toward Associate Degree
BMCC continuing education students improve their English while earning CompTIA and CISCO certifications as well as credit toward a Computer Science degree.

Almost, Maine

President Attends Almost, Maine
BMCC President Antonio Pérez was among audience members attending the stunning BMCC production, Almost Maine, in BMCC’s Theater Black Box Studio at 199 Chambers Street. Almost Maine was written by John Cariani and directed by Theatre Professor Katherine Kavanagh. Santos Collado, Rikki Sanders, Emma Roup were the Production Team; Elizabeth Chaney, Susan Rosello, Chris Peifer and Daniel Szymanowicz were the Creative Team and actors included Sayvone Brown, Joan Carrion, Jasmine Elmore, Chris Garcia, Marcel LaBrecque, Joseph Melton, Cristina Naffziger, Nyle Nostre, Kene Ortiz, Elsie Razo, America Serda and Gaston Wells. Professor Kavanagh sums up their experience. Theatre, she says, is a place where "you are expected to be generous, honest and present; to imagine and create a different reality all while people are watching. That is not safe. The theatre has, however, offered a safe haven to those who have felt like an outsider and to people who don't fit easily in boxes. We welcome people of all walks of life — as long as you are willing to risk it all."


BMCC Beyond Tribeca Website Highlights Off-Site Programs
For the convenience of students who work and live in every borough of New York City, BMCC offers courses on the campuses of John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Manhattan), Lehman College (Bronx), CUNY in the Heights (Inwood, Washington heights, Northern Bronx), Brooklyn College (Brooklyn), Long Island University (Brooklyn) and St. John’s University (Queens).

Nominations Open for BMCC Distinguished Teaching Award
Karrin E. Wilks, Senior Vice President and Provost, welcomes nominations for the BMCC Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes faculty whose sustained excellence in teaching "incites intellectual curiosity in students, inspires colleagues both within and outside his or her department, and demonstrates effective and innovative pedagogy with clear evidence of student learning gains.” To nominate full-time tenured professors, full-time lecturers with CCE, and adjunct faculty with 10 or more semesters of teaching at BMCC, contact Lisa St. Hill,


MEOC Welcomes Community to Open House
The Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) held an Open House on December 9, on site at 163 W. 125th Street. Prospective students learned about opportunities to improve their English, earn a High School Equivalency Diploma, gain professional skills to enter jobs in Electronic Health Records, Security and more — all for free.

Community College Professor Receives The Peskoff Award
The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), is a national organization that advocates for community college math instructors and facilitates their collaboration. "BMCC is an institutional member of AMATYC and many of our math faculty are individual members,” says Professor and Chair of the BMCC Math Department Fred Peskoff, who funds the annual Leila and Simon Peskoff Award through AMATYC. The award’s first winner is Michael Pemberton of Lansing Community College in Michigan.

Making Headlines

Turning the dial on developmental outcomes: BMCC Provost Karrin Wilks Publishes Commentary
Dec. 12, 2016 — Community College Daily, American Association of Community Colleges

Criminal Justice Professor Shirley Leyro named Source of the Week by NPR
Dec. 14, 2016 — NPR (Twitter)

Human Resources
Wage Works

Reminder for New Wage Works Card Users
BMCC employees who have received a new Wage Works card will be prompted to provide their ID number to activate the card. Please use the last four digits of your reference number on your pay stub. For more information, contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources, (212) 220-8300.

Alumni and Donors

Help Make a Difference
The BMCC Faculty/Staff campaign provides scholarship and emergency support to BMCC students, 90% of whom need financial assistance to reach their educational goals. By donating just $25 to $100, you can help the college raise over $80,000 for students. Here are four ways to give:

  • Make a donation online.
  • Text your donation to BMCC at (646) 876-2622.
  • Send your check, payable to the BMCC Foundation, via interoffice mail to the Office of College Development, F1330. (Please note, you can designate your donation to your department.)
  • Donate via a payroll deduction (click HERE) through the CUNY Campaign for Voluntary Charitable Giving.

Winter 2017 Immersion Program Registration
Dec. 20, 2016

CUNY Start Information Sessions for Spring 2017 Classes
Dec. 20, 22 and 27


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Center for Career Development Events


Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Events


Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development Events


Panther Pride

Panthers Nail Record 17 Three-pointers in 90-84 Win

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