Brianne Waychoff’s Profile

Faculty
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Brianne Waychoff
Pronouns
She/Her or They/Them
Departments
Interdisciplinary, Speech, Communications, and Theatre Arts
Academic Programs
Communication Studies, A.A., Gender and Women’s Studies, A.A.

Courses

Gender & Communication COM265 | Brianne Waychoff Summer ’20

Gender & Communication COM265 | Brianne Waychoff Summer ’20

Course Goals: Raise awareness regarding how gender is created, maintained, and/or changed through cultural expectations and interaction; Gain theoretical insights and develop analytical skills to identify gendered expectations and how such expectations limit behavior for people of all genders; Enhance understanding of how predominant social assumptions and communication norms can devalue and silence women and other non-dominant groups, and how students can become change agents to enhance our collective lives.

SPE 100 | Fundamentals of Public Speaking | Course Hub

SPE 100 | Fundamentals of Public Speaking | Course Hub

Speech 100 is a required course for most BMCC students, the aim of the course is to develop effective skills in speech communication. This course hub was developed as an OER (Open Educational Resource) for faculty to utilize in the hopes that by offering a central resource and an open place where colleagues could collaborate, we could increase access to higher education and cultivate a community of democracy and diversity. We all know the tremendous benefits that using OER (Open Educational Resources) provide to our students. At BMCC alone it is estimated that students have saved $6 million! Besides the obvious financial benefit to our students, using OER materials has contributed to a culture of equity on campus by providing access to information. It is our hope that beyond the financial incentives, faculty can work together and use OER to pursue Open Pedagogy. According to DeRosa and Jhangiani, open pedagogy is “a site of praxis, a place where theories about learning, teaching, technology, and social justice enter into a conversation with each other and inform the development of educational practices and structures.” Using Open Pedagogy will allow us “to build a more empowering, collaborative, and just architecture for learning.” By embracing OER we are reimagining our vision of higher education and recognizing that we can transform our pedagogy to be learner-centered and thus much more beneficial and accessible to our students.

COM 240 | Interpersonal Communication | Course Hub

COM 240 | Interpersonal Communication | Course Hub

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Communities

Teaching on the OpenLab

Teaching on the OpenLab

A place for BMCC faculty who are teaching (or considering teaching) on the OpenLab to connect and share ideas. Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay

Culturally Sustaining Practices

Culturally Sustaining Practices

A space for BMCC faculty and staff to share and discuss culturally sustaining pedagogies and practices.

Online Teaching Exchange

Online Teaching Exchange

A space for BMCC faculty to share ideas about teaching online and hybrid classes. You can also join us in person at the monthly Online Teaching Exchange in CETLS. Group image: “Networks Personal Users” by geralt used under a Pixabay license.

Projects

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