Reflections: LaGuardia Community College Humanities Conference Liaisons

Reflections requested and collected by Michele Piso Manoukian, and compiled by Jesse Wolfe, both of the LaGuardia Center for Teaching and Learning, November 2018. “The Humanity conference was a whole new experience for me. It was the first time that I was part of something like this. I have a lot of fun meeting new …

Humanities Alliance Conference Recap

The Humanities Alliance Conference was such an amazing event that I was able to be apart of. I was able to sit with professors from different parts of the states and have meaningful conversations on their strategies in pedagogy. I was able to attend the Faculty to Faculty: Building Pathways and Partnerships between the Community …

Humanities Alliance Conference Day 1

It was such a pleasure to attend day 1 of the Humanities Alliance Conference. The day started with a very informative statistical study. Then with a panel of few fellows who teach at Community Colleges in NYC. It was an interesting feel when professors as fellows described their experiences specifically after the November 2016 elections. …

The Hum of Humanities is in the Air: Day 1

Author’s Note: Future blog posts elaborating on individual breakout sessions to follow with embedded hyperlinks. 6:15 am – I touched down at JFK airport from San Diego, California where the airline seemed to have lost 3 hours of my night. Lucky for me—sarcasm notwithstanding—as a college student and military veteran, I have extensive experience being …

Conference Reflection – Hierarchy of Language

Language and multilingualism is something I think of often in part because it shapes up such a large part of my life, so I was really excited to attend the Multilingualism in Higher Education panel. In the panel, Sujung Kim, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Graduate Center, particularly spoke of her research of immigrant …

The Importance of a Collaborative Approach to Learning

Most of my life as a student I had always approached learning very individualistically, even the ideas of study groups seemed foreign to me. If I didn’t understand something, I would go home, hit the books (or YouTube) and teach it to myself. Consequently, I felt very alienated in my coursework and my career aspirations …

Approaching Difficult Texts as Students and Educators

On the first day of the conference, I had the fortunate opportunity to attend the “Difficult Texts” panel with Anthony Alessandrini and Libby Garland, professors at Kingsborough Community College, Karen Miller, coming from LaGuardia Community College, and Andrea Morell, who teaches at the Urban Studies program at Guttmann Community College. From one aspect, I learned …

Learning from fellow attendees at the 2018 CUNY Humanities Alliance Conference

I had the distinct pleasure of learning from fellow attendees at the 2018 CUNY Humanities Alliance Conference, and I was struck by the thoughtful educators, graduate students, undergraduates, staff, and administrators who convened over two days to discuss the promise and possibilities of the humanities in community colleges.  In a session on transformative development within …

Keynote Sessions: Dr. Lourdes Dolores Follins and Saeed Jones

Although registration for “Community College and the Future of the Humanities” has ended, we encourage everyone to make it to our two keynote sessions, which are free and open to the public. On Thursday, October 18 at 10am, Dr. Lourdes Dolores Follins will speak at The Graduate Center and on Friday, October 19 at 5:30pm, …

Directions to conference sites

Need to figure out how to get to The Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College? Visit our directions page for more info. Please note that not all NYC subway stations are handicap accessible. If you anticipate any problems, please contact us at conference@cunyhumanitiesalliance.org and we can help you arrange alternative transportation to and from the …

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