Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message Archive

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 

This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.

 

The Metropolitan Colleges Institute for Teaching Improvement (MetroCiti) seeks to strengthen and enrich teaching in the liberal education curriculum of high diversity colleges in the NYC metro area. Funded by a grant from the Teagle Foundation, MetroCiti is looking for fulltime instructors in the liberal education curricula of colleges enrolling substantial numbers of first-generation learners of diverse backgrounds to apply for fellowships.  The application deadline is May 5.  The website (and application) is here: http://metrociti.pressible.org/ 

Mission of MetroCiti
We believe that liberal learning is of vital importance to students’ academic success, and more broadly, to their abilities to contribute – occupationally, socially, intellectually, and ethically – to the workplaces, communities, and societies that, in adulthood, they can help create, support, and lead. The general/liberal education courses that students take in college are meant to broaden students’ world views, incite their creativity, help them learn to express themselves effectively, and teach them to think critically, generatively, and ethically. MetroCiti (the Metropolitan Colleges Institute for Teaching Improvement) seeks to help college teachers make the coursework of the liberal education curriculum compelling, inspiring, and engaging to foster students’ learning and growth.

As a multi-campus institute for instructional development, MetroCiti strives to strengthen teaching in the liberal education curricula of high-access urban colleges serving large numbers of first-generation learners. MetroCiti works with college instructors identified as expert teachers in liberal education (Fellows), to articulate, improve, and diversify a range of teaching practices from which they and their campus colleagues can draw to offer students rich liberal learning experiences.

 

Dennis Slavin

Associate Provost and Assistant Vice President

Baruch College, CUNY

646-660-6504 (phone); 646-660-6531 (fax)

Dennis.Slavin@baruch.cuny.edu

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/provost/teaching_learning.htm