Mission

Mission: In keeping with Hostos tradition, the Center for Teaching and Learning promotes excellence in teaching and learning with innovative pedagogies and state-of-the-art technologies by fostering interdisciplinary and cross-divisional collaborations.

Slogan: “Creating better teachers to better serve our students”

Goals and Objectives: In order to fulfill its mission, the Center for Teaching and Learning strives to accomplish the following goals and objectives:

  • Provide faculty development to build a culture of teaching and learning excellence and transform faculty teaching experiences.
  • Promote best practices of teaching excellence in both traditional and online pedagogy of teaching and learning.
  • Provide faculty with opportunities for research, scholarship, service, and leadership development to create and use pedagogical innovations to improve student outcomes.
  • Work with and support OAA and other offices to promote a culture of collaboration.
  • Develop strategies to boost awareness and involvement in all CTL activities and initiatives.

Additional offerings by the Center for Teaching and Learning include: Support for student participation programs (honors programs, WAC, Study Abroad Program, etc.); collaboration with the
Grants office to propose strategies to support faculty engagement
in grantsmanship and provide development support for faculty research initiatives (assistance locating funding sources, grant writing
workshops, etc.)

VISION 2021 – 2022

“It must be borne in mind that the tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal.

The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.

It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture.

It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for.

Not failure, but low aim is sin.”—Benjamin Mays

Carlos Guevara

Carlos Guevara, M.S.
Center for Teaching and Learning
Cguevara@hostos.cuny.edu
718.319.7974
Room: B-418A

Bio

Carlos Guevara Carlos Guevara, M.S.
Center for Teaching and Learning
Cguevara@hostos.cuny.edu
718.319.7974
Room: B-418D
Carlos Guevara holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from CUNY & NYU Poly and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Instructional Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. With over 15 years of experience in Higher Education, Carlos currently works at Hostos Community College, CUNY, as Director of the Office of Educational Technology and Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Carlos is now serving as Co-chair of the CUNY Centers for Teaching & Learning Advisory Council. Carlos is also Chair of the HEO Organization at Hostos and President and Founder of the Ecuadorian Youth Organization and Ecuadorian Scholars Fund.
Prof. Cynthia Jones Lecturer English department

Cynthia Jones, M.A.
Center for Teaching and Learning
Cjones@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6807
Room: B-523

Bio

 

Cynthia Jones, M.A.
Center for Teaching and Learning
Cjones@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6807
Room: B-523
Cynthia Jones earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University (1976); she was one of ten educators accepted into the Teacher Corps Program, which was competency-based on Marsha Weil’s models of teaching. Jones received a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood-Elementary Education, Reading from Adelphi University (1975). Cynthia Jones began her tenure at Hostos Community College in 1977 as an adjunct in the English Department teaching ESL reading courses of beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. She was appointed as a full-time Lecturer in 1981 and has taught the full range of English course offerings such as Developmental Reading, Core English, Expository Writing, Literature & Composition, and an elective, Literature of the Black American. She particularly enjoys teaching developmental courses and the English elective. On November 20, 2014, Mr. Udall of Colorado announced the US Professors Award winners and their names were recorded in the Congressional Record. Cynthia Jones was selected as the 2014 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching New York Professor of the Year. In June 2015, she was one of the 25 Bronx Influential Women honored by the Bronx Times Reporter. Cynthia has been called an “Hostos lover,” and she proudly and passionately embraces that name.

Macri Diana
Faculty Liaison to CTL
DMACRI@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 319-7970
Room: B-340

Bio

Macri Diana
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Sciences
DMACRI@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 319-7970
Room: B-340

Diana Macri is an Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Unit of the Allied Health Department, serving as Senior Clinic Coordinator. She earned a Master of Education, Higher Education Administration degree from Baruch College in 2012 and joined Hostos shortly thereafter, in 2014. In 2015 she first became a member of the Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Council and has continued to serve in various capacities. She became Chair of the POINT Committee in 2017 and now serves as Faculty Liaison for the CTL Advisory Council. An avid writer and reader, she has created a Writing Intensive Course, an Open Educational Resource and is currently working on infusing mindfulness approaches into her courses. she is deeply committed to utilizing evidence based technologies and teaching methodologies which promote student success and is invigorated by working alongside the many faculty and staff at Hostos who are equally dedicated.

Eunice Flemister
Faculty Liaison to CTL
Eflemister@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-4167
Room: A-107I

Bio

Eunice Flemister
Lecturer, Education Department
Eflemister@hostos.cuny.edu
(718) 518-4167
Room: A-107I

Eunice Flemister is a full-time tenured-Lecturer at Hostos Community College and the Program Coordinator for the Gerontology Unit. Prior to this she was the Associate Director and Marketing Director for the Amsterdam Adult Day Care Program where she developed and was responsible for the unique delivery of care to seniors in the inner city. She has a M.P.H. from Hunter College, an undergraduate degree from City College of New York and has taken Post Graduate courses from the Brookdale School on Aging. Her experience and knowledge in Palliative and Long Term Care of the elderly culminated in academia, with the combination of community collaborations, education, volunteerism and service learning. Her years of community and academic experience provide her students with a robust and engaging learning atmosphere. She teaches various courses in Gerontology including Health and Aging. She is a champion and cheerleader for Service Learning and is active on the College‘s Service Learning Committee. In her recent sabbatical (Fall 2015) she completed a Health Care Management Certificate Program in Public Health, Palliative and Long Term Care at Fordham University. On a local level she serves as a Board Member for both the State Society of Aging of NY, and B.R.I.C.A – Bronx Regional Interagency Council on Aging. Nationally, she serves on the Community College Task Force and Global Aging Committee for the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. She feels privileged to help shape the lives of future care-givers for an ever increasing aging population

Luz Rivera

Luz Rivera, B.S.
Center for Teaching and Learning
Lrivera@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6611
Room: B-418B

Bio

Luz Rivera Luz Rivera, B.S.
Center for Teaching and Learning
Lrivera@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6611
Room: B-418B

Luz Rivera holds a B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems from Lehman College and an associate’s degree from Hostos Community College/CUNY. She joined the CTL in 2014. Prior to joining the center, she worked in the Education department as a College Lab Technician. She supports all center initiatives and activities, and she participates in special projects to improve the center’s effectiveness. Committee member: CTL Advisory Council, & General Education.

Kevin Gaddi
Center for Teaching and Learning
kevin.gaddi29@login.cuny.edu
718.518.6639
Room: B-418C

Bio

Kevin Gaddi
Center for Teaching and Learning
kevin.gaddi29@login.cuny.edu
718.518.6639
Room: B-418
Kevin Gaddi is currently a College Assistant for the Center of Teaching and Learning since October 2021. Prior to this position, Kevin has also been a teacher’s assistant and student tutor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in 2017 for media studies. He’s currently a College senior at Baruch College and pursuing a degree in Communication Studies. Since high school, Kevin’s been avidly experienced with the intricate technical and artistic aspects of filmmaking and has worked on various short/feature film productions.
Itzel Ortega

Itzel Ortega Mendez
Center for Teaching and Learning
Iortegamendez@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6804
Room: B-418D

Bio

itzel_ortega_picture-2 Itzel Ortega Mendez
Center for Teaching and Learning
Iortegamendez@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.6804
Room: B-418D
Itzel Ortega Mendez has been a College Assistant with The Center for Teaching and Learning, as well as a collaborator with The Office of Academic Affairs, since September 2014. Itzel started her career at Hostos Community College as an intern with the At Home in College program. Holds an Associate’s Degree from Hostos Community College in Office Technology. She graduated in Spring 2020 from Lehman College and holds a B.S. degree in Health Services Administration.
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.Jvbert Tueros
Center for Teaching and Learning
Jtueros@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.2514
Room: B-418C

Bio

.Jvbert Tueros
Center for Teaching and Learning
Jtueros@hostos.cuny.edu
718.518.2514
Room: B-418C
Juberth Tueros started working at the Center for Teaching and Learning as a College Assistant since 2017. Prior to joining the Center he worked as Clerical Assistant, Graphic Designer and Desktop hardware Technician. He holds a certification as a PC technician and Graphic Designer, he is currently pursuing a Degree in Network technology at BMCC.

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