The Teaching and Learning Center’s STEM Pedagogy Institute (SPI) has named Professor Jihyun Kim, Assistant Professor of Science at Guttman Community College, a fellow for summer 2022. SPI serves to engage with critical issues associated with STEM-related disciplines and fields. More specifically, SPI seeks to attract, support, and retain ethnic, racial, and gender minorities. Methodical and empathetic pedagogical approaches can help students from underrepresented groups develop deeper connections to STEM inquiry. In the process, students can envision diverse futures made possible by STEM learning.
The CUNY Innovative Teaching Academy (CITA) has accepted Professor Jihyun Kim, Assistant Professor of Science at Guttman Community College, as an Experiential Learning Fellow for summer 2022. CITA Institutes focus on extended, in-depth examinations of special topics in teaching and pedagogy. The Experiential Learning CITA Institute will be facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Maloy, Queensborough Community College, and Dr. Claudette Davis, LaGuardia Community College.
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Area Coordinator of Technology, Dr. Kristina Baines has been awarded the Transformative Learning in the Humanities Fellowship. This fellowship is a part of the significant three year CUNY-based project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Along with CUNY’s 2021-2022 THL Faculty Fellows, Dr. Baines aims to use this fellowship to continue to foster a collaborative pedagogical approach in fostering civic engagement with students, as well as the Guttman and CUNY community at large.
Human Services Program Coordinator Named Transformative Learning in the Humanities Faculty Fellow 2021-2022 and Organizes Workshop on Nature-Based Learning
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Human Services Dr. Nicole Kras has been awarded the Transformative Learning in the Humanities Fellowship, part of an important three-year CUNY-based initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. With her cohort of 2021-2022 THL Faculty Fellows, Dr. Kras will share and develop active, creative, and participatory practices as well as “pedagogical research and methods designed for the rich diversity of CUNY students,” ensuring their success in and beyond the classroom. While prioritizing the importance of teaching, the grant supports CUNY faculty in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences who are committed to equity and social and racial justice. Guttman Associate Professor of Anthropology Dr. Kristina Baines and Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Dr. Grace Pai were also named THL Faculty Fellows for this, the fellowship’s culminating cycle.
Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship Awarded to Guttman Faculty for Oral History Work with Our Students
Adjunct Assistant Professor Dr. Samuel Finesurrey received the Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship as the Principal Investigator of “Chronicling New York City Journeys: Co-Creating an Oral History Archive with Community College Students at a Minority Serving Public Institution,” a project rooted in designing, collecting and archiving oral histories with Guttman students for the Guttman Community College Undergraduate Scholars Oral History Project, which he established in 2019. During the grant period, Dr. Finesurrey will complete the digitization of this collection while also producing an anthology of student-collected oral histories edited in collaboration with undergraduates. This tremendous effort by Dr. Finesurrey and Guttman students Viandry Mena, Hermanica Thelusca, and Ariadna Villeda exemplifies the College’s commitment to foster a culturally engaging environment and involve students in recognizing and examining the diverse narratives in our society.