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Slowness in Academia: Reflections on Writing and Time

Care and joy should be at the center of all people’s lives regardless of their work. This need is especially significant for academics, like so many others who work with the demands of unpaid labor and have few boundaries between work life and personal life. “Slow scholarship” produces the nurturing spaces that all academics deserve and is a model worthy of our collective action.
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Fulbright Adds Value and Meaning to an Academic Career

The most exciting and rewarding experience of my academic career thus far was being awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. I spent the 2015-2016 academic year at University of Turku in Finland, and this award set me on a path that I could not have anticipated, and for which I could not be more thankful. I encourage my colleagues to explore the multitude of possibilities for Fulbright awards.
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Philosophy FIG

The Philosophy FIG focuses on all traditions and sub-disciplines philosophy and welcomes all BMCC faculty who wish to read, discuss, and present works in philosophy. The goal of this FIG is to keep track of the recent production in the field of philosophy, discuss interesting or important arguments by contemporary or classic philosophers, as well as to engage in members’ cooperation on philosophy projects currently in development by the BMCC faculty.

Coordinator: Eldar Sarajlic (Academic Literacy and Linguistics)

Faculty Scholarship Month

March 2019

A month-long celebration of faculty scholarship and creative work at BMCC, culminating with a reception on March 27 celebrating faculty who have published scholarship or exhibited creative work in 2018.

Deadline March 4: Use this online form to provide us with information about your peer-reviewed article, book, book chapter, or juried creative work published or exhibited in the calendar year 2018.


Schedule of Events

March 5
11 am – 12 pm
Your Google Scholar Profile: Why to Create It and How to Fine-tune It
March 14
2 pm – 3:30 pm
Panel Discussion
Non-traditional Scholarship and Creative Work
March 20
1 pm – 2pm
Fake Journals and Conferences
March 21
2 pm – 3:30 pm
Panel Discussion
Navigating the Peer Review Process
March 25
12 pm – 1:30 pm
Panel Discussion
Publishing an Academic Book
March 27
4:30 pm – 6 pm
Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Work






Nonviolence in Theory and Practice

The Nonviolence in Theory and Practice FIG is an interdisciplinary group of full-time and part-time faculty that encourages conversation around peaceful conflict resolution. We share scholarship, creativity, contemplative practice, and activism regarding current political issues as they relate to curriculum. We are interested in bringing discussion into action.

Coordinators: Florence Homolka (English) and Jill Strauss (Speech, Communications, and Theatre Arts)

Culture, Women’s Stories, and Creativity in STEM

This Faculty Interest Group (FIG) stems from the Carnegie sabbatical and National Mathematics Centre/Federal University of Akure, Nigeria Project of Professor Nkechi Agwu. Moreover, it is geared towards supporting faculty interested in indigenous African knowledge systems to engage in research, curriculum development, teaching – research, and assessment related to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) of indigenous Africans.

To that end, interested faculty will collaborate on writing research-based articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals, soliciting for grant funding to support their research within this FIG, and to facilitate workshops that will provide professional development to faculty interested in using curriculum developed to teach various courses at the Borough of Manhattan Community College or elsewhere using pedagogy based on culture, women’s stories and Creativity in STEM.

The FIG is open to all faculty and meets every third Wednesday of the month from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Coordinators: Nkechi Agwu, Thierry Agbotouedo, and Emmanuel Paki (Mathematics)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Forum

  • Have you ever thought about how your discipline-specific research skills could be applied to doing research on your own teaching?
  • Are you interested in using a deliberate, systematic approach to improve your students’ learning?
  • Do you want to share insights about teaching and learning with colleagues across disciplines, and build on each other’s ideas?

BMCC’s annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Forum is an opportunity for BMCC faculty to share their SoTL work with the BMCC community. The forum is organized by CETLS and the BMCC Teaching Academy, with support from the Office of Academic Affairs.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) involves “the deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of students and teachers (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning).” A key part of SoTL is the process of sharing findings and engaging in discussion with one’s peers.



Faculty Research Cooperative

The goal of this FIG is to bring faculty from a variety of disciplines together to discuss, share, and collaborate on specific components of the research process from implementation to publication. The FIG connects researchers in order to facilitate collaborative, collegial feedback. The FIG meets regularly during the semester, allowing faculty to create connections and establish individualized follow-up as members see fit. In the end, members are part of an organic collaborative that provides timely support to one another as research is conducted and readied for publication. There will be multiple opportunities for peer mentoring, support, and possible collaboration.

Coordinators: Patrick Flink (ALL) and Tim Leonard (ALL)

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