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Using Twitter in Teaching and Professional Development

As part of a series on using social media in the classroom, I did a professional development activity for BMCC faculty on using twitter in the classroom. (See my earlier post.) At the end of the two weeks, I created … 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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First Faculty Convocation

As a large, urban college, BMCC has a large, urban faculty. It’s difficult to communicate with them–in any direction. We find ourselves relying on small groups, some elected such as department chairs and academic senate, and email. Our web site posts … Continue reading

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Improving outcomes for developmental students

Recently, Karrin Wilks, Senior Vice President and Provost at BMCC, published an article about innovations in developmental outcomes at the college. Here’s the beginning of the piece: Many of us have been working on developmental education reform for years with … Continue reading

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The New Active Learning

In the early 2000s, I led a program to encourage and support faculty at Minnesota’s community-technical colleges and state universities (MnSCU) to adopt active learning strategies. At the time, we used the most comprehensive definition of “active learning” that we … Continue reading

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Hello world!

  This is a new blog relating to teaching, learning, and scholarship at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). As Associate Dean of Faculty, I work with faculty across the college to support teaching, improve learning outcomes for students, … Continue reading

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