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Faculty Development

Faculty interested in participating in Kingsborough's learning communities attend a new faculty orientation the semester before they begin. They then spend the following module (Winter or Summer) collaborating with other members of their team - identifying shared student learning outcomes and themes, synchronizing course topics to maximize connections, and designing shared integrative assignments. (Please click here to see some sample faculty collaborations).

Each of Kingsborough’s learning community programs holds faculty and staff development workshops each semester. Workshop topics are elicited from the teams and often involve sharing of best practices regarding linking curricula, strengthening collaborations, and exploring active learning pedagogies. Attendance at all workshops is part of the commitment teams make to learning communities.

In addition to participating in faculty development activities, case managers have a staff development meeting each module. They also meet weekly throughout the semester to discuss progress and challenges in their SD classes and their work with students in general.

Staff development for tutors begins each semester with a Welcome Back Orientation for tutors, followed by weekly tutor staff meetings for both day and evening tutors, and is supported through various printed media, including a weekly newsletter and a tutor's guide.

Faculty development is coordinated by Profs. Marcia Babbitt, Marissa Schlesinger, and Jason VanOra for Opening Doors LCs, Profs. Rebecca Mlynarczyk and Gabrielle Kahn for Intensive ESL LCs, and Prof. Janine Graziano-King for Advanced LCs.

Prof. Marcia Babbitt

Prof. Jason VanOra


Prof. Marcia Babbitt


Prof. Gabrielle Kahn

Prof. Gabrielle Kahn


Prof. Janine Graziano-King


Marissa R. Schlesinger


Prof. Marissa Schlesinger


 Prof. Cheryl Smith




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