Event Title

Invited Addresses - The Practice of Education: The Transitional Year Program at Middlesex Community College

Location

Room 165, Campus Center Lower Level and 9th Floor, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Event Website

http://www.umass.edu/studentsuccessconference/

Start Date

19-9-2014 1:45 PM

End Date

19-9-2014 3:00 PM

Description

For many students, education is a priority in idea but not in practice. This problem is magnified at many community colleges because students spend so little time engaged with the campus as a physical setting. This presentation will focus on the philosophy and results of the Transitional Year Program at Middlesex Community College (CT), a program that provides a cohort of "at risk" students (students who place below college level English), with an immersive, rigorous, and community based education that helps them prioritize their education in the context of their other responsibilities. Guiding the cohort from the safety of its learning community into the broader college as a whole, TYP offers students a safe opportunity to learn how to "play school" in a post-secondary environment while developing the mindset of "education as practice."

Comments

Terence McNulty, associate professor of English at Middlesex Community College, is the recipient of the Board of Regents Teaching Award. This award recognizes research, creative, and scholarly work by full time faculty members in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Professor McNulty believes that through humor, collaboration, and good will, a classroom can summon revelation. He believes in the value of confusion and wonder, and he hopes his students leave his classroom conflicted with thought rather than settled by answer. He has been teaching at MxCC since 2008. He teaches a variety of English courses and coordinates the Transitional Year Program. His poems have won the Esprit Prize and the Steve Grady Award, and he has served as a Rose Writing Fellow at Brown University.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Sep 19th, 1:45 PM Sep 19th, 3:00 PM

Invited Addresses - The Practice of Education: The Transitional Year Program at Middlesex Community College

Room 165, Campus Center Lower Level and 9th Floor, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

For many students, education is a priority in idea but not in practice. This problem is magnified at many community colleges because students spend so little time engaged with the campus as a physical setting. This presentation will focus on the philosophy and results of the Transitional Year Program at Middlesex Community College (CT), a program that provides a cohort of "at risk" students (students who place below college level English), with an immersive, rigorous, and community based education that helps them prioritize their education in the context of their other responsibilities. Guiding the cohort from the safety of its learning community into the broader college as a whole, TYP offers students a safe opportunity to learn how to "play school" in a post-secondary environment while developing the mindset of "education as practice."

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/studentsuccess/2014/Schedule/4