Welcome to Hunter’s faculty development center

  • Discover new approaches to teaching.


  • In this ACERT Teaching Hack, Alyson Greenfield (English Department) employs “unconventional” teaching methods to enliven the classroom and student experience as a whole.
  • Robert Cowan, Acting Assistant Dean for Program Development, Assessment & Review at Hunter College (and longtime friend of ACERT), recently published a book titled, Teaching Double Negatives: Disadvantage and Dissent at Community College. The book asks whether exploring narratives that subvert dominant Western paradigms of progress in classrooms enables students to re-narrate and represent their lives.
  • In this Event Capsule, Jeff Allred (English), Julie Van Peteghem (Romance Languages), and Luke Waltzer (GC, Teaching and Learning Center) explore some possibilities afforded by the CUNY Academic Commons, a long-standing space for collaboration among CUNY faculty and staff that has recently begun hosting courses as well.
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All news...Small Teaching Part I: Roundtable Discussion on Teaching and Learning

Drawing on ideas in James Lang’s 2016 book Small Teaching and his blog in The Chronicle of Higher Education, ACERT Steering Committee members will lead a roundtable discussion that covers key points from Lang’s writing and offers seminar participants new ideas that they can try in their courses today, tomorrow, or next semester.

New Ways To Write, Publish, and Collaborate

In this Lunchtime Seminar, we will hear from Anne Donlon who will discuss open access and the future of faculty publications and collaborations. Next, Jennifer Samson will present resources found on the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) and ways in which faculty can use the NCFDD programs to collaborate. Sarah Chinn will discuss her work as an editor for the journal Radical Teacher and their decision to move from a print to a web-based, open-access format. Finally, Mason Brown will introduce the web platform CUNY Academic Works that allows researchers an open-access space to publish and promote their work to a wide audience.

Learning From Each Other: Engaging Students as Peer Teachers

Caitlin Ho from HCAP will discuss the development of the HCAP Leaders Program and Christina Medina-Ramirez, Director of the Skirball Science Learning Center will talk about the ways peer tutors are used in the learning center.

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