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Community College Research

The Community College Research FIG explores research produced by the Community College Research Center at Teachers College and other community college researchers, with the aim of:

  1. identifying research gaps
  2. seeing how our currently existing research helps to address/fill those gaps
  3. applying for grants for those who want to coordinate new studies
  4. filling existing research gaps with our research

Coordinator: Maureen Matarese (Academic Literacy and Linguistics)

Criminal Justice/Social Justice

The Criminal Justice/Social Justice FIG welcomes all BMCC faculty. The goals of this working group are to discuss FIG members’ on-going research and academic projects, establish opportunities for scholarly collaborations, and exchange pedagogical strategies and best-practices, with an emphasis on social justice oriented issues within the framework of the criminal justice system.

Coordinators: Shirley Leyro (Social Sciences, Human Services, and Criminal Justice) and Jill Strauss (Speech, Communications, and Theatre Arts)

Memory Studies

Memory is an integral part of everyday life, but also increasingly both the subject of academic research and a conceptual lens used across disciplines. Debates abound between and within academic fields about the nature of memory, and in response to the interest within and beyond the academy, a dedicated field of Memory Studies has emerged. This FIG brings together faculty from across disciplines who are working on or interested in memory to explore memory in an interdisciplinary way. The activities of the FIG include a reading group, presentations of faculty research, and other programs determined by interest.

Coordinator: Sarah Madole (Music and Art) and Amy Sodaro (Social Sciences, Human Services, and Criminal Justice)

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)

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.



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)

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)

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






Scholarship and Creative Work

Children and Youth Studies

The BMCC Children and Youth Studies FIG brings together faculty members from a variety of disciplines whose work and research keep the child, children, and childhood as their central focus, providing critical thought and insight while locating them in different contexts, fields, and ideologies. The range of open topics within this field is as broad as the contexts of the experiences of children and childhood: war, health, rights, gender, poverty, wealth, policy, ethics, popular culture, globalization, school, family, home, sexuality, community, and representations in all modes of fiction.

We are proud to announce that an articulation agreement has been established between Brooklyn College’s Children and Youth Studies BA program and BMCC’s Liberal Arts Program. The Children’s Studies FIG is in the process of creating a Children’s and Youth Studies Liberal Arts Concentration Program for students interested in pursuing a degree in the field. Please contact us if you would like to be involved in this program.

We are very interested in providing a platform for faculty to discuss and present works in progress and offer research support. We invite submissions for presentations or discussion topics for our monthly sessions.

Coordinator: Tali Noimann (English)

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