Thursday, May 3 | 12:15 to 2 PM | The Graduate Center, Room C201
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Join The Futures Initiative and the CUNY Humanities Alliance for a discussion about community college student-centered teaching and learning in the humanities and social sciences! In this roundtable discussion, Graduate Teaching Fellows will discuss their experiences and what they have learned through their participation in the program, which combines faculty mentorship, professional development workshops and resources with the opportunity to design and teach a course during three semesters at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.
Our roundtable of speakers are all Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellows with the CUNY Humanities Alliance, and will include:
- Kahdeidra Monét Martin (Urban Education)
- Jenn Polish (English)
- Micheal Angelo Rumore (English)
- Jacob Sachs-Mishalanie (Music)
- Inés Vañó García (Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages)
- Alison Walls (Theatre)
The discussion will be moderated by Kitana Ananda, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the CUNY Humanities Alliance and the Futures Initiative.
The discussion will address questions such as:
- What does it mean to teach the humanities at a community college? How do doctoral students translate their specialized research into their teaching of introductory and general education courses?
- What kinds of connections have been forged between community college faculty, doctoral students, and undergraduates in the first two years of this program?
- What are the lessons of this program so far for doctoral education and the future of the professoriate, at the Graduate Center and beyond?
About the program:
The CUNY Humanities Alliance is dedicated to training Ph.D. students in the most successful methods for teaching humanities courses in some of the country’s most diverse undergraduate classrooms, while creating new opportunities and pathways for the “new majority” of students in today’s community colleges. The program is a partnership between the Graduate Center and LaGuardia Community College, with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Co-sponsored by the CUNY Humanities Alliance. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.