Berkeley College Hosts 4th Annual Conference of the Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking in Midtown Manhattan on Friday, October 28, 2016

 
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BERKELEY COLLEGE HOSTS 4th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CONSORTIUM FOR CRITICAL READING, WRITING, AND THINKING IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016

 

The 4th Annual Conference of the Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking (CCRWT) will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9:30 am to 4:45 pm at Berkeley College, 12 East 41st Street, New York City. 

This year’s theme is “Embracing Innovation: Transcending Tradition in 21st Century Higher Education.”

“Innovative, cross-disciplinary education—in the name of improved student learning—is why the Consortium began more than four years ago,” said Michael Jacobs, DA, Co-chair, English, Berkeley College School of Liberal Arts, and founding Director of CCRWT. “These dedicated teacher-scholars from more than a dozen institutions nationwide are coming here because they firmly believe that effective reading, writing, and critical thinking education is not just the purview of the liberal arts, but rather the entire academy.”

The 2016 Keynote Speaker will be Derek Owens, Professor of English and Director for Writing Studies at St. John’s University in New York.  His address, Transdisciplinarity, will take place in Room B 203 (Second Floor) at 9:30 am. 

70-minute concurrent workshop, panel, and roundtable sessions will be held at 10:45 am, 12:00 pm, 2:20 pm and 3:35 pm.   Examples of some of the presentation topics: 

- When ‘Grammar’ Intervention Really Isn’t about Grammar
- Collaborative Strategies to Help Students Overcome Library Anxiety
- What Emotion Can Teach Us
- The Implications of Student Cultural Identity in Curriculum Design
- Making Management Theory Occupationally Relevant to MBA Students: The Berkeley College Practicum Experience
- Teaching What You Can’t Possibly Know
- Transcending Linguistic and Cultural Barriers: Innovative Pedagogies for Non-Traditional Students
- Virtual Discussion Boards for the Non-Virtual Classroom

Conference facilitators include faculty from Berkeley College, Iona College, Queensborough Community College and Sacred Heart University. Conference presenters include faculty from the institutions mentioned above, plus those from Ball State University, Colorado Technical University, Columbia University Teachers College, Elizabeth City State University, New York City College of Technology, SolutionsU, St. Johns University, Suffolk Community College, SUNY Albany, Texas Women’s University, University of New Haven, West Chester University and West Virginia State University.

The entire Conference program is downloadable from the link here.

Join the conversation on Social Media @BerkeleyCollege #CCRWT2016

Media Contact: Ilene Greenfield    igl@berkeleycollege.edu       Mobile: 862-432-2104

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