Contacts: Josephine Corso,
Ana María Hernández,
Gordon Tapper,

This Fall, LaGuardia Community College welcomes a new cohort of faculty members. This exciting group will become a key element of the teaching community at LaGuardia. To support these new members of our community, and help them grow as skilled and effective professionals, the Center is offering a year-long New Faculty Colloquium.

The College recognizes its responsibility to support new teachers as they enter LaGuardia's teaching community and to share with them LaGuardia's tradition of caring and innovative teaching. Additionally, at LaGuardia, there is a specific need to develop reflective teachers who are responsive to the vocational goals, the academic skills, and the diverse cultural, social and linguistic backgrounds of our students.

Through a carefully-structured program of professional development, the Colloquium focuses on issues of pedagogy and classroom practice, emphasizing sharing among instructors and student-centered classrooms. It introduces new faculty to a range of teaching issues and helps them as they develop effective strategies for LaGuardia classrooms.

The colloquium also provides new faculty with an overview of LaGuardia's key faculty development programs, such as learning communities, inquiry learning, teaching-with-technology initiatives, diversity projects, and the literacy-building-across-the-curricula programs.


Meeting Dates

Orientation Institute

8:30 am - 4 pm
Room E501

Fall Seminar Meetings
Monday afternoons
10/5, 10/26, 11/16, 12/7
3:30 - 5:30
Room E501

Mid-Year Institute
February 5, 2010
9:00 am - 5 pm
Room E501

Spring Seminar Meetings
Monday afternoons
3/15, 4/12,
5/17, 6/7
3:30 - 5:30
Room E501


LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave, Room M414, New York, NY11101