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2015-16 Summaries of Fellows’ Pedagogical Projects 

Antonio Acevedo Instructor of History Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, New Jersey Course: Western Civilizations I & II “Developing Students’ Historical Thinking through ‘For and Against’ Quizzes” This project sought to develop students’ ability to “think historically” in history survey courses. Drawing from the work of reformist history educator David Voekler, thinking historically includes …

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Announcing the 2015-2016 Fellows! 

Antonio Acevedo Instructor of Social Sciences Hudson Community College ----- Sebastien Buttet Associate Professor of Economics CUNY-Guttman Community College ----- Roseanne Gatto Associate Professor of the Institute for Writing Studies St. John's University ----- James Hedberg Lecturer of Physics The City College of New York ----- Mark Larrimore  Associate Professor of Religious Studies Eugene Lang …

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2014-15 Summaries of Fellows’ Instructional Units  ☆

Alison Bach Instructor of English Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, New Jersey “Designing Writing Assignments to Activate Students’ Prior Knowledge” This project introduced to faculty methods of incorporating students’ prior knowledge into the design of research and writing assignments and developed in three stages.  In the first stage, the instructor presented to 25 faculty colleagues …

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Culturally responsive teaching – Why does it matter? 

Liza Bolitzer, MetroCITI Project Manager, participated in a panel discussion of culturally responsive teaching during the 2015 ELL Forum at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. For more info about the conference, see:

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2014-15 Summaries of Fellows’ Pedagogical Projects  ☆

Alison Bach Instructor of English Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, New Jersey Course: Composition I  "Building Awareness of Audience: Moving from Writer-Based Prose to Reader-Based Prose in College Composition I" This project focused on the core concept of writing for a particular audience and sought to engage students in deep consideration of both what …

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Holding on to Our Humanity  ☆

Dr. Anna Neumann and MetroCITI profiled in TC People! Holding on to Our Humanity: Anna Neumann is working to ensure the future of a cornerstone of American higher education | TC Media Center

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Announcing the 2015-2016 MetroCITI Seminar Meetings! 

We are pleased to announce the 2015-2016 MetroCITI Seminar meeting dates. The application to become a MetroCITI Fellow, and attend the seminars, will be posted in early February. Stay tuned! 2015-2016 MetroCITI Seminar Meetings Summer 2015: 5 Sessions over 2 weeks, from 10am to 1pm July 13th, 15th, 17th, 20th, and 22nd Fall 2015: 4 Sessions, Fridays …

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MetroCITI Team Presents at 2014 ASHE Conference 

The MetroCITI project team presented at the 2014 Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference.  Their presentation, Defining “Good Teaching”:
 Instructors’ Strategies for Advancing Students’ Liberal Learning in Urban College Classrooms, focused on their recent research observing and interviewing college faculty, towards a better understanding of "Good Teaching" in MetroCITI type of institutions today. Neumann, A., Bolitzer, L.A., Woodson, …

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Announcing the 2014-2015 Fellows! 

Alison Bach Instructor of English Hudson County Community College ---- Susan Behrens Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Marymount Manhattan College ----  Scott Carlin Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Science Long Island University – Post ---- Sara Danzi-Engoron Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Geology CUNY – Queensborough Community College ---- Hanae Hourari Assistant …

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Finding and Fostering Learning: What College and University Leaders Need to Know and What They Can Do 

MetroCITI Project Director, Anna Neumann, and Project Manager, Liza Bolitzer, contributed a chapter to a new book on learning in higher education, titled  Connecting Learning Across the Institution: New Directions for Higher Education. Chapter Description: College leaders oversee institutional structures and processes that ultimately support learning, for students, for faculty, and for the institution. This …

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Special Thanks to the Teagle Foundation!  ☆

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Teagle Foundation in supporting MetroCiti's mission to support teaching and learning in higher education. For more information, please see the announcement on Teagles' website:

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What is the Scholarship of Teaching? 

Anna Neumann gave the keynote lecture at day-long symposium titled What is Peer Review? for the faculty the New School and Parsons School of Constructed Environments.  

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Announcing the MetroCITI Advisory Committee  ☆

Estela Bensimon, Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Urban Education, University of Southern California.  Expertise: Postsecondary access, urban education, educating racially and ethnically diverse students. Corbin M. Campbell, Assistant Professor in Higher and Postsecondary Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.  Expertise: Assessment, program evaluation. Milagros Castillo-Montoya, Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, University …

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Staking a Claim on Learning: What We Should Know about Learning in Higher Education and Why. 

Anna Neumann has published an article based on her 2012 ASHE presidential talk in The Review of Higher Education. To access the article, go to The Review of Higher Education website: Citation: Neumann, A. (2014). Staking a Claim on Learning: What We Should Know about Learning in Higher Education and Why. The Review of Higher Education, …

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Anna Neumann’s ASHE 2012 Presidential Address 

The video of Anna Neumann's 2012 Presidential Address, Staking a Claim on Learning: What You Should Know About Learning in Higher Education and Why, is now available on the ASHE website:

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Culturally Anchored Liberal Education 

Anna Neumann, Milagros Castillo and Liza Bolitzer's entry on culturally anchored liberal education has been published in the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education, edited by James A. Banks. For more information on the encyclopedia, and to access their entry, see:

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HPSE Lecture Series: Exploring the Pedagogies of Liberal Education in Diverse, Urban Colleges & Universities 

MetroCiti fellows join Dr. Anna Neumann, Milagros Castillo-Montoya and Liza Bolitzer in presenting MetroCiti to the TC community.

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MetroCiti featured in TC Today! 

MetroCiti featured in TC Today! Read the full article here: Liberal Education and Student Diversity

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