Borough of Manhattan Community College

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Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) has been a partner with the CUNY Humanities Alliance since 2020.

Fellows at BMCC work on various projects in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff across multiple disciplines. Fellows may collaborate with faculty designing courses including Open Educational Resource courses taught on the BMCC OpenLab, and assist faculty using platforms and programs for virtual exchanges related to Collaborative Online International Learning and service learning. Fellows may have the opportunity to work with the director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship to expand the use of asset-based pedagogies in humanities courses.  Fellows may also assist faculty and staff working under new projects promoting recruitment, retention, and research initiatives. They may assist faculty in designing experiential learning activities that provide students with the opportunity to visit local institutions and interact directly with marginalized communities.

In addition, fellows may collaborate more broadly with college-wide initiatives such as the Race, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and provide support for faculty and staff with other initiatives promoting retention of Black and Latino male students. This work allows fellows to develop skills related to race and equity issues in higher education. Finally, fellows may be invited to collaborate with community-based organizations, by cultivating relationships to define humanities internships and service learning opportunities, and by creating innovative programs and activities for involvement with organizations addressing issues of concern for their communities.

BMCC Partners

Judith Anderson, Associate Professor, Ethnic and Race Studies

Gina Cherry, Director, CETLS (Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship); Co-Director OER Open Pedagogy Project