Melissa Eder’s Profile

Faculty
Active 1 year, 5 months ago
Melissa Eder
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Office Location
Virtual
About Me
I have been a teacher for over 25 years. That sounds like a long time, but each new class is a new experience!  Aside from teaching, I am also a visual artist. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (Painting) from the Parsons School of Design and a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (Combined Media) from Hunter College. I have shown my work in the US and abroad in such countries as England, Germany, Korea and Brasil. I am lucky enough to have two careers and feel fortunate to be a teacher!
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Department
Academic Literacy and Linguistics
Academic Program
Linguistics and Literacy, A.A.

Courses

CRT 100 | Critical Thinking | Course Hub

CRT 100 | Critical Thinking | Course Hub

Do you teach Critical Thinking without a textbook? Or do you teach Critical Thinking and currently use a textbook but would like to switch to Open Educational Resources? Either way, this site is for you. This website was created as an OER (Open Educational Resource) for the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s CRT 100: Critical Thinking course. Although CRT 100 instructors are free to select any topics and instructional materials, they should prioritize teaching the skills listed in the student learning outcomes. Accordingly, the content of this course hub has been divided into suggested “topics.” Each topic has a dedicated page with multiple posts, which include assignments, activities, PowerPoints, and other relevant materials. The “essays” section includes essay assignments and relevant resources. The “resources” section provides external links to other materials. For contributions to the site, go to “contribute.” Thank you to all Academic Literacy and Linguistics faculty who’ve already contributed materials to this site. This site is part of a broader effort to encourage openness and collaboration among instructors. This site is administered by Prof. Ewa Barnes, Lecturer at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Academic Literacy and Linguistics Department. Feel free to contact me with any resources, comments and questions at ebarnes@bmcc.cuny.edu.

CRT 100-0900|Critical Thinking|Prof. Melissa Eder |Fall 2022

CRT 100-0900|Critical Thinking|Prof. Melissa Eder |Fall 2022

This course is designed to develop the mind and help sharpen students’ ability to think clearly, logically, thoroughly, critically, and effectively. Through substantive readings, structured writing assignments and ongoing discussions, students will learn to use analytical skills in reading, writing, oral presentations, researching, and listening. Students will examine concrete examples from their own experience and readings and contemporary issues in the media to learn how to analyze issues, solve problems, and make informed decisions in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

Communities

Writing Across the Curriculum at Borough of Manhattan Community College

Writing Across the Curriculum at Borough of Manhattan Community College

A dedicated space for WAC-certified faculty at BMCC, to build community and share resources.

Teaching on the OpenLab | Summer 2022

Teaching on the OpenLab | Summer 2022

A virtual learning community for faculty who applied and were accepted to participate in the June 2022 Teaching on the OpenLab. (image credit: “OPEN” by Tom Magliery is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Open Education Seminars | Winter 2023

Open Education Seminars | Winter 2023

A virtual learning community for faculty who are participating in January 2023 OER/ZTC Course Redesign or Open Pedagogy Assignments. (image credit: “Open Sign” by AlanDavidRobb is free to use under Pixabay license)

Projects

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