General Education

The General Education and Assessment Committee is driven by cross-disciplinary faculty and administrators whose interest is to infuse the curriculum with learning experiences that reflect the Gen Ed core competencies, which are relevant for all disciplines

Advisory Council

The CLT Advisory Council is a cross-divisional, faculty-driven committee that is guided by the Faculty Development and Curriculum Committee and concentrates on meeting the professional needs of faculty from all disciplines.

Teaching Tidbits

Teaching Tidbits is a series of short video interviews with Hostos faculty. Through these quick and informational videos, faculty are able to share ideas and methods for classroom success with the college community.

SoTL

The Hostos CTL Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) group arose from a conversation among four faculty members from different departments who were interested in documenting their approach to teaching -through an inquiry lens. This diversity resides at the core of the group.

Team Based Learning

Because Team-Based Learning is a focus group, the group has met only to share best practices and questions with respect to teaching in teams/groups

Faculty Handbook

On this page you will find the Faculty Handbook and other useful policies and guidance for faculty at Brooklyn College.

Faculty Investigation Groups

Hostos faculty are committed to excellence, which means they constantly engage in professional activities designed to strengthen their craft. To that end, CTL sponsors small, sustained, and interdisciplinary conversations for volunteer faculty who desire to work in teams to improve teaching at Hostos.

Course Observation

The point of peer observations is to foster reflection on what is the primary purpose for the existence of any college—teaching and learning. As faculty, feedback is offered through peer observations, student evaluations, and grade reports. Peer observation is the only one of those three that offers witnessed information that supports a recommendation for growth.

Tools for 21st Century

According to a PewResearch Center Report on Book Reading by Andrew Perrin, “About one-in-five Americans under the age of 50 have used a cellphone to read e-books” (2016). From a 2015 survey of student perceptions of online learning at Hostos, we know that our students are also accessing their online courses through mobile devices, particularly cellphones (full article available at- http://academicworks.cuny.edu/ho_pubs/33/)

Diversity

The Hostos Center for Teaching and Learning aims to embrace the plethora of pedagogical, research and social backgrounds that our faculty body brings to the institution. This intellectual diversity represents an asset to imagine multiple initiatives that simultaneously strengthen our faculty development and build an enriching intellectual climate in our institution.

Service Learning

Hostos faculty are committed to excellence, which means they constantly engage in professional activities designed to strengthen their craft. To that end, CTL sponsors small, sustained, and interdisciplinary conversations for volunteer faculty who desire to work in teams to improve teaching at Hostos.

Peer Observation

The point of peer observations is to foster reflection on what is the primary purpose for the existence of any college—teaching and learning. As faculty, feedback is offered through peer observations, student evaluations, and grade reports. Peer observation is the only one of those three that offers witnessed information that supports a recommendation for growth.

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