Closing Seminar for Presente: Latino-Centered Learning Communities
Over the past year ASHP staff have been working with faculty members from Bronx Community College CUNY to assist them in incorporating Latino history and culture into their courses and encouraging them to develop learning community clusters focused on Latino content. In December, Presente: Latino-Centered Learning Communities, hosted a closing event open to all BCC faculty where instructors shared their work and personal reflections on their experience of expanding their curriculum. Participating faculty represented a range of disciplines and highlighted their desire to advance various skills such as critical reading, active viewing, community engagement, and storytelling as part their exploration of Latino themes. Some faculty shared learning units developed with colleagues or adjustments made to their syllabi, and provided examples of student work and student responses to new content on U.S. Latino life and culture.
Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Presente featured the work of fifteen faculty members from the humanities and social sciences.