Dear Faculty and Staff:
            We share the following invitation from our colleagues at Bronx Community College. Please join if your schedules permit.
The Virtual Conference on Community College Excellence (C3E)
January 19 and 20, 2021 at Bronx Community College
Access the schedule of events and links to the sessions:
It is with great excitement that we invite you to attend and participate in BCC’s eighth Annual Conference on Community College Excellence. This virtual conference is scheduled for January 19, 2021 (10:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.) and January 20, 2021 (10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.). The theme of the upcoming conference is “From Surviving to Thriving: Taking Care While Teaching and Learning.” 2020 has been a year of extraordinary challenges and adjustments that have confronted all of us, both personally and professionally. As our college community has adjusted to this new reality, some of us are surviving and some of us are thriving. While we have shared our experiences this past year in multiple forums, we are recognizing that our emotional and physical well-being has been tested as well, even if most of us have been spared the ravages of COVID-19. This conference will provide a forum for research-based and applied best practices as we’ve adapted to an online environment to provide the highest quality educational experience for our students. We encourage you to attend and participate in 20 sessions in four thematic tracks that include workshops, presentations and panel discussions:
  • Effective teaching and learning environments,
  • Ensuring student success,
  • Restorative practices and
  • Building a culture of support and empowerment
The conference’s schedule of events can be found here:
IMPORTANT! Please note that registration is not required. To join the conference, go to the schedule link above and click on the “Join” hyperlink to the zoom address of the session. The links are currently inactive. They will be activated just prior to the start of the conference.
Each day of the conference will begin with a plenary address conducted by our own expert faculty. See below additional information on the addresses:
  • January 19, 2021: "Empathy, Equity, Empowerment: Toward a Bronx Model of Learning." - Dr. Jordi Getman-Eraso, Professor, History Department.
  • January 20, 2021: “Restorative Practices and Abolitionist Teaching: Toward Anti-Racist Classrooms at BCC” - Dr. Monique Guishard, Associate Professor, Social Sciences department, Prof. Elyse Gruttadauria, Lecturer, Health, Physical Education and Recreation department, and Prof. Kelvin Cooper, Associate Professor, Health, Physical Education and Recreation department.
Abstracts of the keynote addresses, session presentations, workshops and panel discussions can be found in the conference website here, (
Please join us as we celebrate our shared commitment for the success of our students.