NPR Thinks about Teaching Teachers

What can teaching teachers really be? What is innovation and innovative? We shared a lot through the semester do I thought I would continue to share. Here is a recent post from NPR that makes me ever more hopeful for innovative innovation!

Teaching Teachers

Revitalizing General Education

I want to Thank Karen and the Living Lab for connecting me with so many outstanding professors at CUNY. The Living Lab exercises and meetings challenged me to re-evaluate my course and it’s potential in general education. I gained a tremendous amount of clarity as to what was working and, more importantly, what needed to be improved. In particular I am enhancing my student assessment criteria to allow for more depth and clarity. I am re-writing my rubric for assessment and developing new assignments based of some of the Gen Ed guidelines. I am also heartened to know that the Gen Ed teaching I have been doing was so well received. I look forward to the Fall where I can further develop the place based and community supported projects that are the core of my Architecture Design studio.

Call for BWRC Fellows

BWRC Call for Proposals

The Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center (BWRC) is now accepting proposals from full-time City Tech faculty wishing to apply for a research fellowship for the Fall 2015 semester. The proposal can originate from any discipline, but the research project must be related to the Brooklyn waterfront.


A successful proposal will:

  • present a 300-500 word summary of the research project
  • describe ways that students will be involved in the project
  • explain ways that the project can be made interdisciplinary (encouraged but not required)
  • describe how the research could be visualized and presented on the BWRC Interactive Digital Map (IDM) (encouraged but not required)


The BWRC Research Fellow will be expected to:

  • commit to mentoring students in the research process
  • submit three periodic reports on the progress of the project
  • produce a research paper to be published on the Center’s website
  • enter a “layer” on the IDM (if the project is digital)
  • present the results of the research at a BWRC end-of-semester event.


The fellowship will carry a $5,000 award to support the Fellow’s research through reassigned time, equipment purchases, student support, or other project-related outlays. The term of the fellowship will begin on August 27, 2015 and end December 23, 2015.

Proposals will be reviewed by members of BWRC’s advisory board as well as staff. Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file attachment to Richard E. Hanley, Director, Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center by May 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified by June 15, 2015.


Information on the Center is available at