I served as an ACERT fellow in 2016 – 2017. During this time, I have truly enjoyed organizing and participating in the numerous ACERT events and being part of the various ACERT steering committee and advisory board meeting. I learned a lot about the visions of ACERT at Hunter College and glad to have contributed towards its missions. I also helped spread the word about ACERT programing to my colleagues in the Department of Chemistry and encouraged them to participate at the ACERT events. Last but not least, I have met with many exceptional colleagues outside of my home department, which has made me become part of a larger Hunter community. I would probably never meet them without this opportunity to become an ACERT fellow. Their drive for innovation in teaching scholarship and passion for student success has enriched my teaching practices in numerous ways.
I have organized and presented at two Lunchtime Seminars: a session on “Assessment and Exploring Student Learning” featuring Hunter Assessment Fellows: Kirsten Grant (Chemistry), John Pell (Hunter College Libraries), Scott Gentile (Mathematics and Statistics), Jochen Albrecht (Geography) on September 22, 2016; and a session on High Impact Teaching Practices – The “Flipped Classroom”: Advancing learning through high-impact, evidenced-based pedagogy, featuring Donna McGregor (Lehman College, Chemistry) and Neepa Maitra (Physics) on November 1, 2016.
The September 22, 2016 presentations, explored various assessment tools and how assessment can be used to demonstrate and improve student learning. The panel composed of faculty who are also Assessment Fellows from a wide range of disciplines. We discussed what it takes to build a culture of assessment and to establish, grow and sustain assessment systems and processes on campus.