Michelle Ronda’s Profile

Faculty
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Michelle Ronda
Title
Assistant Professor and Criminal Justice Program Coordinator
Pronouns
She/her/hers
Office Location
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About Me
Professor Ronda coordinates a Criminal Justice program of approximately 2,900 students, 35 part-time, and 9 full-time faculty, and works closely with the John Jay CUNY Justice Academy to transition students to complete bachelor’s degrees on that campus. Professor Ronda has worked closely with the BMCC Library and faculty to develop a Zero Textbook Course CRJ degree program, using Open Educational Resources.
Academic Interests
Professor Michelle Ronda has long-standing interests in deviance and social control, as well as criminal justice and social justice. She has taught courses in sociology, criminology, urban studies, and theories of justice. She has also taught courses in prison, and is committed to the transformative power of higher education in prison and jail.
Department
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
Academic Program
Criminal Justice, A.A.

Courses

CRJ 102 | Criminology | Course Hub

CRJ 102 | Criminology | Course Hub

This is a course hub for Criminology.

CRJ 101 | Intro to Criminal Justice | Course Hub

CRJ 101 | Intro to Criminal Justice | Course Hub

A hub of OER resources for faculty teaching Intro to Criminal Justice, created by Brenda Vollman.

CRJ 204 | Criminal Justice and the Urban Community | Course Hub

CRJ 204 | Criminal Justice and the Urban Community | Course Hub

A course hub for CRJ 204: Criminal Justice and the Urban Community, a required course in the CRJ A.A. degree at BMCC.

CRJ 200 | Constitutional Law | Course Hub

CRJ 200 | Constitutional Law | Course Hub

This course provides a historical overview of the relationship of the states to the Bill of Rights, and how the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the powers of the federal government. The effect of the due process clause of the fourteenth Amendment on the application of the Bill of Rights to the states is examined through a study of the leading Supreme Court decisions related to criminal justice. Topics include characteristics and powers of the three branches of government, the principles governing the operation of the Bill of Rights, and the variables affecting the formulation of judicial policy. This course hub contains Open Educational Resources and /Zero Text Cost resources for faculty teaching U.S. Constitutional Law (CRJ200). These resources are freely available for use.

CRJ 201 | Policing | Course Hub

CRJ 201 | Policing | Course Hub

An OER course hub for criminal justice 201-policing. This course is intended to broaden the student’s understanding of the origins and development of law enforcement agencies in the United States. Moreover, the course will examine the complex role of the police in a democratic society in the criminal justice system. An emphasis will be placed on recruitment, the training process and the importance of diversity, particularly among larger police departments in the U.S. The course will also examine contemporary legal issues and modern strategies such as community, evidence-based, intelligence-led and predictive policing.

Communities

BMCC Criminal Justice Program

BMCC Criminal Justice Program

In the Criminal Justice Program (CRJ) at the Social Sciences, Human Services, and Criminal Justice Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), you will find yourself in an academically stimulating environment, surrounded by highly-committed and trained faculty. The Criminal Justice Program provides a multidisciplinary study of the structure, administration, and dynamics of the criminal justice system. Faculty strive to broaden and deepen your understanding of the complex social, economic, and political issues facing our society. Your courses examine theories of offending and victimization, provide a solid foundation in criminal justice studies, and promote critical thinking on the competing ideologies of and social responses to crime.

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

BLA Trauma Informed Pedagogy Workshop Summer 2020

BLA Trauma Informed Pedagogy Workshop Summer 2020

This community is open to all interested in trauma informed teaching and learning, but was designed for the BLA Trauma Informed Pedagogy August 2020 workshop series.

Projects

Interactive Lessons of Critical Issues in Justice: OER Creation Project | BMCC Criminal Justice Prog

Interactive Lessons of Critical Issues in Justice: OER Creation Project | BMCC Criminal Justice Prog

The BMCC Criminal Justice Program has approximately 2,500 students majoring in the discipline. Criminal justice majors are required to complete the course, Criminal Justice and the Urban Community, CRJ 204, to earn the Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree. Historically, the CRJ Program offered on average seven (7) sections designated as OER/Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC). Approximately 27 sections of CRJ 204 are offered, annually (Spring-15, Summer-3, Fall-9). On average, 400 students enroll in these sections each semester and more than 800 students per academic year. CRJ 204 students apply the culmination of their learning, knowledge, and skills from their social science courses by critically analyzing complex, yet culturally relevant, social issues and conduct an original research study. To note, the interactive lessons inclusive of the proposed project are appropriate for implementation in other CRJ and social science courses.

Teach On!

Teach On!

A space for faculty to share ideas about how to support student learning during the transition to distance learning for the remainder of Spring 2020. Please request to join if you are faculty at BMCC. Click on “Visit Project Site” in the upper right to access BMCC’s Course Continuity Resources website.