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Academic Year 2019-2020
Office of Academic Affairs

Chalk Talk Featured Article

Building on Students’ Prior Knowledge to Level Up their Media Literacy
Haruko Yamauchi

Completion Agenda

Planning for the Fall Semester – 1st Step
Christine Mangino

Connect Students with Loaner Devices
Ready Checklist: Students

Get Your Course Ready of Online Learning in Three-Steps

Blackboard and Online Resources

Academic Continuity Plan for Online Learning

Textbook Adoptions Due in Akademos
Summer Deadline Friday, May 15, 2020
Fall Deadline July 1, 2020

High Impact Practices

ASAP’s Probationary Team Helps Keep Students Successful
Sabrina Ally et al.


Cybersecurity Grant Brings Industry Mentors to Hostos
Amy Ramson

Faculty Scholarship and Creative Activity Report Collection is Open
Full-time Faculty Submission Deadline is July 20, 2020

Professional Development

Preventing Cheating in the Online Environment
Office of Educational Technology

Textbook Options for Summer and Fall 2020
Linda Miles


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.

In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)

Academic Continuity for Faculty

Academic Continuity for Students

Asynchronous Summer Classes
Christine Mangino

Caiman Clues

Commencement and Summer Session Updates
Felix Matos Rodriguez

Hostos Academic Learning Center Services Online
Isabel Li

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
Jose Luis Cruz

Providing Accommodations for Distance Learning
Raymond Perez

Spring 2020 Budget Update
Esther Rodriguez Chardavoyne

Writing Center Services Online
Tram Nyguyen

Zoom Security Protocols
CUNY Information Security



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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