With the spring 2017 semester underway, ACERT is gearing up for a number of exciting events and opportunities, and we’d love to have your participation.
Last semester, we offered a busy and dynamic schedule of Lunchtime Seminars, Assessment Breakfasts, Teaching-Scholarship Circles, Webinars, Happy Hours, and much more. Some of our highlights included:
- “Readings about race: Exploring race in the college classroom,” a 4-part weekly TSC where we read and discussed selections from The Charleston Syllabus: Readings on Race, Racism and Racial Violence, a crowd-sourced syllabus that began as a hashtag in response to the racially motivated murder of nine people in Charleston, SC in 2015, and considered how this literature might be used in our classrooms and its relevance for us and our students.
- “Assessing academic support programs,” an Assessment Breakfast in which we heard from Pamela Clark, Director of SEEK, as well as learned how to apply assessment to academic support programs.
- “Clinton & Trump: Media Literacy & the US Presidential Elections,” a Lunchtime Seminar where we heard from a panel of experts about their innovative solutions for bringing media literacy about the US presidential election into the classroom.
We would like to give a special thanks to the presenters and participants for all of last semester’s events: Hunter is intellectually richer for your contributions, and we are continually amazed by the talent and imagination of our faculty and staff.
We are almost underway with this semester’s lineup of exciting events, a number of which can already be found on our event calendar, and we would like to encourage you to get involved. Come by, have lunch, and hear about the latest in pedagogy, technology, and assessment strategies being used by top faculty members here at Hunter College.
We hope that you will continue attending events, making presentations, giving us feedback, and (especially) bringing in newbies throughout the year.
For all questions, comments, and RSVPs, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you soon!