First Year Connections

At Medgar Evers College, I developed curricula for a grant-funded Common Intellectual Experience, English 150 to be piloted in Spring 2020. This initiative is a high impact educational practice and the first of its kind in the English Department at MEC.


From 2011-2018, I worked with faculty across the disciplines at Hofstra University in the First Year Connections program. Clusters in the FYC program are sets of two or three classes, linked by a common theme, that fulfill General Education requirements.

These courses are also designed to help first-year students transition to college life and to aid retention.


I coordinated with faculty across the disciplines in the clusters before and during the semester to design projects that would connect to and support their coursework. My WAC/WID experience informed these collaborative teaching efforts.