The Academic Scoop

Chalk Talk Featured Article
Focusing on Student-based Learning and Assessment
Emanuel Enrique Livingston

Completion Agenda – Focus on Course Completion
General Education Booklet

Faculty Spotlight
Young American
Thomas Beachdel

High Impact Practice
Connecting with Students Early Makes a Difference
Laura McGowan and Berkis Cruz-Eusebio

Scholarship Research and Awards 
Congratulations Allison Franzese! (NSF)

Congratulations Biao Jiang! (CUNY Career Success Initiative)

Congratulations Nelson Nunez-Rodriguez! (NIH and Fulbright)

Congratulations Olga Steinberg! (NSF)

Professional Development
Thoughts after Participating in Appreciative Advisement Training
Mary Manning

ICYMI – Provost’s Column
Welcome Back (Fall 2018)
Christine Mangino



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The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs has implemented this monthly newsletter as a means of communication. The Academic Scoop is designed to spotlight approaches to pedagogy, faculty research and service and showcase scholarly achievements, outcomes from academic programming, and proceedings of special initiatives. We encourage all of our readers to consider the Scoop as a venue for sharing  their professional journey with the broader community of educators at Hostos. Since 2015, the Academic Scoop has been a tool used to raise awareness of the commendable work happening within Academic Affairs and we hope that you’ll love reading about your colleagues’ work. We invite each of you to tour this blog site where all Scoop articles are archived and if you have ideas for contributions, we invite you to contact us in the Office of Academic Affairs.


The Chalk Talk tab showcases stories written by faculty about teaching and learning. Chalk Talk is a column envisioned by Provost Mangino which supports the vision of having faculty across the departments implement the most effective teaching practices possible. Chalk Talk columnists share teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches that improve student outcomes. If you would like to contribute to the Chalk Talk column, please see Submission Information in the last column on the right side of this page.


Our outstanding faculty and staff continue to engage in their work at Hostos and beyond with excellence. They are publishing, presenting, serving on boards, and receiving recognition. The Awards tab provides access to stories written by or about your colleagues who have been awarded with honors and achievement awards.


If you have a teaching strategy, achievement or news you would like to share, send your profile information including email and phone extension and a summary of your entry to Your profile should include your name, title, department, email, and phone number. Please use Academic Scoop Submission in the subject line.

Submission deadlines are usually the last Monday of each month to be included in the following month’s edition of the Academic Scoop. The Scoop is usually released on the first Monday of each month.

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