Thomas Harbison’s Profile

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Thomas Harbison
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Courses

Language Race and Ethnicity in the U.S and its Territories

Language Race and Ethnicity in the U.S and its Territories

This course explores historical, cultural, and theoretical perspectives on the relationship between language, race, and ethnicity in the United States and its territories. It examines how language is understood to reflect, reproduce, and/or challenge and defy racial and ethnic boundaries, and how ideas about race and ethnicity influence the ways in which people use and construe language. It covers topics such as racialization and racism, ethnicization, notions of authenticity, repertoire, codeswitching and style shifting, linguistic mocking and linguistic racism, language ideology, and identity formation. This course will examine language varieties such as Black American English and its cross-racial uses by other groups, Chicano English and Spanglish, Asian American English, Hawaiian English, and American Indian English.

MES140 Summer

MES140 Summer

Introduction to the Moving Image is primarily a history of film class.

MES140 – INTRODUCTION TO THE MOVING IMAGE

MES140 – INTRODUCTION TO THE MOVING IMAGE

Introduction to the Moving Image is primarily a film history class.

SPN 105 | Introductory Spanish I | Course Hub

SPN 105 | Introductory Spanish I | Course Hub

This is the course hub for SPN 105 : Introductory Spanish I, taught in the Modern Languages Department. As you clone this course profile and site, which will require you to choose your new title and url, you can use the help doc “steps to clone a course” for assistance, found at: https://openlab.bmcc.cuny.edu/help/

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.

Communities

LMS Transition at BMCC

LMS Transition at BMCC

A space for sharing information about the upcoming transition from Blackboard to Brightspace.

Academic Senate

Academic Senate

The online community for the BMCC Academic Senate.

OpenLab for Students

OpenLab for Students

OpenLab for Students in a space for students to access information about OpenLab workshops, how to use OpenLab tools and much more! Need support special support? Send an email to openlab@bmcc.cuny.edu. This community is for students only. However, faculty and staff are more than welcome to browse our website!

Black Studies Across the Americas (BSAA)

Black Studies Across the Americas (BSAA)

This project is supported with U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center funding from the Center for Latin American Studies at The Ohio State University and the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies as well as the the BMCC Dept. of Ethnic and Race Studies and the President’s Fund for Innovation and Excellence, funded by McKenzie Scott. BSAA faculty and student researchers create OERs to help integrate Black studies into disciplines that historically don’t address Blackness and questions of race and ethnicity. BSAA OERs are hosted here on the BMCC OpenLab to foster further collaboration and use of the OERs at BMCC and beyond.

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)

Projects

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.

BMCC Academic Leaves

BMCC Academic Leaves

A space for faculty to share information about the projects they worked on while on academic leave. Contact Greer McPhaden for information about how to submit your project. If you join this group, you will receive email notifications when new projects are submitted.

MMA 100 Class Videos

MMA 100 Class Videos

MMA 100 class videos.

Opening Gateway Project Summer 2020

Opening Gateway Project Summer 2020

In this project I will apply Active Learning strategies I have learned at the Opening Gateways seminars such as Webwork, EdPuzzle, Plickers, Inquiry Base Learning, Flipped Classroom, Universal Design for Learning, and HelpYourMath software and Videos to be used in the students mathematics projects such as the Stock Market Game and ePortfolio in addition to Lesson Planning in the MAT56 course that will be available on the BMCC OpenLab website. Please view the Mathematics Department Syllabus for the MAT56 course of the Integrated Algebra and Trigonometry that I will be teaching in the Spring 2020 semester by clicking the link here at: https://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/wp-content/uploads/ported/syllabi/MAT56.pdf

Opening Gateways Project

Opening Gateways Project

In this project I will apply Active Learning strategies I have learned at the Opening Gateways seminars.