News and Announcements | April 6, 2023

Call for applications – Summer 2023 BMCC/Hunter Faculty Seminar Series

Theme: Why am I Here, Again? Students and Instructors Finding Purpose, Identity, and Belonging in the Classroom (Hybrid)

We invite BMCC and Hunter colleagues from all disciplines to participate in a Summer online seminar series.

The series will focus on students’ sense of purpose and belonging, and racial/cultural experiences in college. This seminar asks us to explore in what ways we can better catalyze our students’ sense of connection to our course content, their own identities, and each other through meaningful teaching activities, while also working to meet our own professional and personal demands. Seminar sessions will consist of presentations, small-group discussion, and space to create classroom interventions for future courses. Participants who attend the full series will be compensated with a $500 stipend. Four sessions will be held on zoom, 2 sessions will be held in-person.

Kickoff: Tuesday, May 23, 1-2:30pm (Zoom)

Seminar Sessions:

Session 1: Tuesday, 6/6, 12:30-3:30pm (In-Person @ Hunter, Lunch Provided)

Session 2: Thursday, 6/8, 1-3:30pm (Zoom)

Session 3: Tuesday, 6/20, 1-3:30pm (Zoom)

Session 4: Thursday, 6/22, 12:30-3:30pm (In-Person @ BMCC, Lunch Provided)

Early November TBD: Mid-semester Reunion and Check-In (Online)

Application link

Deadline: Friday, April 21st

We will accept up to 24 participants for this seminar. All applicants should demonstrate an interest in the themes of identity and race as they apply to teaching. We will be offering similar opportunities in the future as part of a 5-year grant.

For a full description of this seminar, visit ABI Faculty Development Program.

For questions, email Paul McPherron ( or the AANAPISI Bridge Initiative at BMCC (

Sponsored by – The Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP), the BMCC-Hunter AANAPISI Bridge Initiative (ABI), and BMCC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CETLS).

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