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The bell hooks Book Club

My colleagues never disappoint. When bell hooks passed last December, I was shocked and mourned with all the many people she influenced.  Soon after, I bought Robin Isserles’ book, “The Costs of Completion: Student Success in Community College,” where she …

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Returning to In-Person Teaching: We’re All in This Together

This semester, many of us will be returning to teaching in person for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. We’re excited to see our students and colleagues in person, and at the same time nervous and unsure of what to expect. For this blog post, we asked BMCC colleagues who have already been teaching in person to share their experiences.
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How Can Departments Better Support the Careers of Part-Time Faculty? Introducing GSECS

Since the success of our departments depends on the crucial work of part-time faculty, we need to create a space where their concerns about their careers are heard and validated. Our hope is that other departments develop initiatives similar to the English department's Graduate Student and Early-Career Support committee, which supports graduate students and early-career adjuncts.
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Land Acknowledgment at BMCC

Land acknowledgments are an invitation to engage in the hard, uncomfortable work of decolonization by making the invisible visible. While a land acknowledgment makes visible settler colonialism and indigenous erasure, decolonization will only happen in partnership with indigenous peoples.
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