“Community College and the Future of the Humanities” #humsCC Convened by LaGuardia Community College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York October 18 and 19, 2018 Community colleges are redefining the importance and centrality of the humanities to the lives of the “new majority” of students, both during their academic careers and after […]
Now Accepting Applications: Mellon Humanities Alliance Fellowship for Doctoral Students Intereste...
Deadline: February 16, 2018 Contact: email@example.com The Humanities Alliance is soliciting applications for a unique fellowship opportunity enabling nine (9) doctoral students at the Graduate Center to explore community college pedagogy and possible teaching careers. In addition to actual teaching experience at a community college, Fellows will participate in dedicated teaching and learning workshops designed […]
I came of age academically at a time when PowerPoint was just starting to become a thing in the classroom. I first encountered it in a Biology 101 Honors course at SUNY Rockland Community College, taught by Dr. George Krasilovsky (a fantastic teacher and super human being). In fact, I haven’t seen anyone use of […]
UPDATE: Here is the full job posting. Do you have a PhD in the humanities or interpretive social sciences? Are you interested in designing research and public projects related to equity, access, and the future of the humanities in community colleges and throughout higher education? If so, watch this site for a great two-year opportunity […]
So, aside from the fact that they’re all men, and the general impracticality of sometimes scarcely sufficient draping as clothes, many of the images of Socrates and his pupils look like a pretty great environment for learning. The students are gathered around, able to engage with each other and their teacher. They’re physically comfortable and […]
In working on my syllabi for next semester, I have been thinking about the connections (and disconnections) between constructing non-canonical courses and the actual spaces in which learning takes place. After all, even the most critical of pedagogical intentions often fall humbled before the actual conditions of classrooms. Likewise, subversive intentions in course content don’t […]
Critical thinkers are not born, critical thinkers are made. As I discussed in my previous blog, we really need to go beyond motivation and engagement (also essential and necessary factors) to give students the necessary tools to become active critical thinkers. However, we must also be realistic. We are not going to succeed […]