What We’re Reading | July 3, 2018

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Teaching Double Negatives: Disadvantage and Dissent at Community College

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.
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Event Capsules | May 31, 2018

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ACERT Event Capsule – Designing an Accessible Classroom

Kristen Hodnett (Special Education), Antonia Levy (School for Professional Studies), Louis Olander (Special Education), and Gina Riley (Special Education), discuss how they use principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to create welcoming, usable, and accessible courses for students with a broad range of characteristics, including students with disabilities.
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Teaching Hacks | May 11, 2018

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ACERT Teaching Hack – Finishing Strong

In this Teaching Hack, Paul McPherron (English) discusses his end-of-semester activity that encourages students to reflect on what they've learned throughout the course. This activity prompts students to think about what they might want to take with them into their future studies and careers, and it gives Paul feedback as to what they liked most about the course and what could be improved.
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News and Announcements | April 11, 2018

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The Hunter College WAC Program Presents, “Is Academic Writing a Safe Space?”

Do students find writing for their courses a jeopardizing situation? What effect will that perception have on their work? Can we make college writing a safe space? Should we?  The Writing Across the Curriculum Program and ACERT will host open faculty discussions of the topic on two Fridays in April, the 13th and 20th, at 10 a.m. in room 704 East in the Rockowitz Writing Center.
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