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Friday, October 19 • 10:15am - 11:15am
E-258: The Power of Early Academic Engagement With Core Texts in Community College LIMITED

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Some see the study of Great Books as a privilege reserved for the elite. Austin Community College╒s first-year student success seminar The Great Questions Seminar and Hostos Community College╒s Columbia Common Core at Hostos seek to change that perception. Community college students not only deserve the same academic challenges offered at prestigious colleges and universities, they thrive when presented with them. Early academic engagement with challenging core texts helps frame college as a place where students go not only to acquire a credential essential for gainful employment but also to explore questions that are important to them as human beings. Through the discussion based study of authors like Homer, Plato, Machiavelli and DuBois, students learn the practice and skills necessary to speak clearly, read carefully, reason effectively, and think creatively, all of which create a solid foundation upon which they can build any academic major and profession they choose to pursue, as well as a life of engaged civic participation. In this session conference participants will engage with community college faculty/administrators and students as they actively explore the power of early academic engagement with core texts in the setting of the community college.


Andrea Fabrizio

Associate Professor of English, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College/CUNY
Preferred Gender Pronouns: She/herBio: Andrea Fabrizio is the Deputy Chair of the Hostos English Department, Co-coordinator of the Hostos Writing-across-the-Curriculum Initiative, and Co-PI of the Columbia Core at Hostos Initiative, a grant funded project that aims to incorporate... Read More →
avatar for Theodore Hadzi-Antich Jr.

Theodore Hadzi-Antich Jr.

Department Chair/Associate Professor, Government, Austin Community College
Preferred Gender Pronouns: He/himBio: Ted is Department Chair and Associate Professor of Government at Austin Community College, where he has taught for over 10 years. Ted founded The Great Questions Project in 2014, which has reimagined the first year student success course as an... Read More →

Gregory Marks

Associate Professor, Hostos Community College - CUNY
Preferred Gender Pronouns: He/himBio: Gregory Marks is Chair of the Hostos Department of English and co-PI of Columbia Core at Hostos, a program aimed at bringing the classic texts of Columbia University's Core program to students of the south Bronx. He lives in Queens with his wife... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
LaGuardia, Room E-258, E Building 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA