General Education

Faculty Developement Project


  • A Faculty Development Seminar for Community and Senior College Faculty in the Bronx
  • What are the academic literacies students need to succeed at CUNY?
  • What are the broad purposes of courses in the General Education curriculum?
  • How can collaboration among faculty in the CUNY Bronx schools smooth the transition from community to senior college?
  • What can we learn from visiting each other’s classrooms?
  • What can this collaboration teach us about the values we bring to our classrooms, the differences in our disciplines, and the ways we teach?

Join 12 CUNY faculty in a new initiative, Bridging the Colleges, during the 2009-2010 academic year. Explore the above questions in an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based seminar in which we examine theories and practices related to literacy development across the curriculum and design curriculum projects with colleagues from sister schools.


4-7 PM on the following Mondays:

  • October 19, November 16, December 14, February 8, March 15, April 12 (location will rotate)
  • May 14: Final Presentation
  • Seminar leaders: Professor Linda Hirsch, Hostos & Professor Robert Whittaker, Lehman


  • $1,500.00
  • Open to all full-time faculty at Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, and Lehman College. Experience in Writing across the Curriculum and/or General Ed courses preferred.  
  • Applications due by September 25, 2009 

For a fuller description of Bridging the Colleges, go to

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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