How do you know whether things are going well in your class? And whether students are learning anything? Do they like your teaching style? Does your course meet their needs? These are questions that thoughtful college teachers and other educators often ask of ourselves. As we approach the end of the spring semester, I find […]
Event Recap: Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students: Lessons Learned from the CUNY Huma...
Notes | Photos | Video (forthcoming) | #fight4edu On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Futures Initiative hosted a roundtable discussion on Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students: Lessons Learned from the CUNY Humanities Alliance, the final event of this year’s Thursday Dialogues series. The event brought together colleagues from departments and programs across the GC, including the […]
This piece was originally presented as the opening remarks to “Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students: Lessons Learned from the CUNY Humanities Alliance,” on May 3, 2018. A recap and video recording of the event is forthcoming. As a postdoctoral fellow with the CUNY Humanities Alliance, I’ve had the experience of seeing the […]
It’s the end of another semester here at CUNY. I’m not teaching this semester, but this time of year has me thinking about all kinds of evaluations and assessments. As I work on designing and conducting the Humanities Alliance’s program evaluation for this year, I’m reflecting on student evaluations of teaching. I’m also thinking about […]
May 3 Thursday Dialogue: The CUNY Humanities Alliance on Teaching and Learning with New Majority ...
Fellows of the CUNY Humanities Alliance will hold a roundtable discussion at the Futures Initiative‘s Thursday Dialogues series. Join us to talk about student-centered pedagogy, teaching the humanities in community colleges, doctoral education and professional development, and more! Title: Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students: Lessons Learned from the CUNY Humanities Alliance Date: May […]
Author’s Note: This is the second part of a three-part series. You can find the first part, On Designing a Research-Based Writing Course, here. I’ve already discussed my approach to scaffolding a research-based writing course to encourage students to focus on the processes of research and writing over the final product, and to engage in metacognition […]
Author’s Note: This is the first part in a three-part series on designing a research-based writing course that culminates in a research paper assignment. In a recent post for this blog, I began to reflect on my experience of teaching “Writing the Research Paper,” a general education humanities course open to students who have taken at […]
The CUNY Humanities Alliance program was recently profiled by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on their Shared Experiences blog for a new series on Community College-Research University Partnerships (CCUP).The series draws attention to community colleges as a site for innovative pedagogy in the humanities, and explores partnerships in this growing sector of higher education. As […]
Last fall, I had the opportunity to teach “Writing the Research Paper” at LaGuardia Community College. The course is the third part of a composition sequence in LaGuardia’s English department (following ENG 101 and ENG 102, two courses in which students learn to write through the study of literature), and a general education course that […]