Welcome to From the Center

Dear LaGuardia Colleagues,

Welcome to ssms-img2-580x232 a quarterly newsletter created by the CTL staff for the LaGuardia community. We’re happy to be able to provide this outlet for news, information, references, and updates on the many activities the Center supports, as well as reflections by faculty and staff on the common work and common goals we all share. As we “go to press”, I want to thank Ali Abdallah, Pablo Avila, Jade Davis, and Priscilla Stadler for their stellar work in preparing to launch our newsletter.

As the semester passes the halfway point and we charge into the holiday season, Center programming is in full swing. As always, our seminars are offering participants the space and time to think, to reflect, to exchange ideas with colleagues, to experiment, and to assess the efficacy of their work. Everyone at LaGuardia works hard–we are all caught up in the day-to-day obligations, emergencies, and deadlines of a busy, fast-paced institution. For exactly that reason, provision of that space and time is the great benefit of professional development. At the CTL, we work hard to ensure that this time is well spent.

Each edition of From the Center will talk about specific CTL activities, draw connections between them, and spotlight particular people and developments. In this inaugural issue we feature Center activities supporting LaGuardia’s Global Learning Core Competency, as well as a detailed description of the Student Success Mentor program and the help SSMs provide for First-Year Seminar students.

Welcome to From the Center

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by Priscilla Stadler

Dear LaGuardia Colleagues, Welcome to  a quarterly newsletter created by the CTL staff for the LaGuardia community. We’re happy to be able to provide this outlet for news, information, references, and updates on the many activities the Center supports, as well as reflections by faculty and staff on the common work and common goals we Read more


11/16/15: ePortfolio Student Showcase

Posted on November 12th, 2015 by Priscilla Stadler

The Fall 2015 ePortfolio Student Showcase will be held on Nov 16, Monday, 2:30-3:30 PM, E 500. Seven students from approximately 70 nominees have been selected to present their work. Students will discuss the learning experience and thought processes they went through in creating their ePortfolios. Debbie Aguilar, from Prof. Leigh Garrison-Fletcher’s First Year Seminar Liberal Read more


Global Learning at LaGuardia

Posted on November 8th, 2015 by Priscilla Stadler

“Global Learning” is one of three new LaGuardia Core Competencies (alongside Inquiry and Problem Solving and Integrative Learning) which are now in mid-implementation. Assessment rubrics for all three competencies have been carefully drafted, redrafted, and vetted. Across the college faculty are designing and revising assignments that will meet the learning dimensions specified in the rubrics. Read more


11/13/15: "Dawn of the Anthropocene" with Dr. Braden Allenby presented by the Technology, Self and Society Seminar and LaGuardia's CTL

Posted on November 5th, 2015 by Priscilla Stadler

On Friday, November 13, 2015 from 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Little Theater, the Technology, Self and Society Seminar Series funded by The National Endowment for the Humanities with support from theLaGuardia Center for Teaching and Learning  presents: “Dawn of the Anthropocene: New Technologies, New Challenges, and New Modes of Thinking” with Dr. Braden Allenby. Dr. Allenby will discuss: • The rapid Read more


How Mentors Are Re-Shaping Students' First Year Experience at LaGuardia

Posted on November 2nd, 2015 by Priscilla Stadler

New students at LaGuardia need a lot of support to make it through the first semester. Services available across the campus are not enough thus making the human connection with faculty and fellow students even more meaningful. In re-designing the First Year Seminar course, the Center for Teaching and Learning launched the Student Success Mentor Read more


Journalist and Author Gaiutra Bahadur at LaGuardia on November 30th

Posted on November 2nd, 2015 by Priscilla Stadler

Date: November 30 Time: 2:15 As a public event connected with the CTL Global Learning seminar, Professor Chris Schmidt (English) has organized a guest lecture open to the campus community. LaGuardia will host the journalist and author Gaiutra Bahadur on November 30th. Bahadur is an award-winning American journalist who writes frequently about migration, literature and Read more


Global Perspectives: From Detroit to the Philippines

Posted on November 1st, 2015 by Priscilla Stadler

Professor Karen Miller (History) discussed the connection between her own research and the relevance of the college-wide Global Learning Competency. My goal is to have engaged conversations with faculty across disciplines about what the scale of global inquiry looks like. In my own work, I have moved from being a US historian of American cities Read more


Pat Hutchings Leads Oct. 23 Workshop at LaGuardia

Posted on October 21st, 2015 by Priscilla Stadler

Pat Hutchings, a renowned educator and Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the workshop will focus on assignment design, with special attention to creating assignments that will build student capacities to address our new Core Competencies. The day’s activities will have special value in two ways: first, for moving the Read more


We look forward to sharing our work, and hearing back from our colleagues!