Author Archives: Jim Berg

Student Engagement via Twitter

It all started with a tweet, as these things often do, which led to a blog post. A colleague I have met IRL and online wrote about teaching with Twitter. Joshua Eyler is the Director of the Center for Teaching … Continue reading

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Humanities at the Community College

Today I gave opening remarks to a symposium called “Reimagining Borders and Boundaries within a Globalized World.” It is the culmination of a project on cultivating global competencies in the community college curriculum, sponsored by the National Endowment for the … Continue reading

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Online Students and Learning

Did you know that Blackboard turned twenty? It’s true, and they recently released a white paper on the future of higher education. “Future Forward” says that online learning is the most important thing to happen in higher education in the … Continue reading

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New Year New Faculty

Ask any faculty development professional about the beginning of a new school year, and four out of five will talk about New Faculty Orientation. (The other one will wonder how on earth New Yorkers are able to take vacations in … Continue reading

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It’s August?!

Remember all that writing you were going to do this summer. I hope you got some of it done. I did. SOME of it, that is. And now here we are, in the middle of August, with the start of … Continue reading

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The Unavoidable Curriculum

I’m looking forward to joining some colleagues this weekend at a summer institute organized by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU.org). We’re planning to get some good work done to organize professional development for high impact teaching practices … Continue reading

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Learning from peers

At a recent gathering of meeting of our Faculty Leadership Academy, I asked the group to think about a “significant, supportive relationship with a colleague” and what made it valuable. Although I was careful not to use the word “mentor,” … Continue reading

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Open Ed New York

UPDATE BMCC was awarded $371,750 to continue our initiative in 2017-18.  +++++++++++++++++++++++++ In spring 2017, CUNY was allocated $4,000,000 from New York State to establish, sustain, and enhance new and ongoing open educational resources (OER) initiatives throughout CUNY. This funding … Continue reading

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Community College Researchers

Hooray! We have our first guest blog by Director of Research, Alona Bach. The concept of academic research, and particularly undergraduate research (outside the classroom), has been associated with the image of white lab coats, fancy laboratories, Erlenmeyer flasks and … Continue reading

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Supporting Faculty Research and Collaboration

Community college faculty face the largest teaching loads in higher education. And most do it without an expectation of doing research at the same time. At CUNY, community college faculty, tenured and tenure-track, are expected to do research while holding … Continue reading

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