Alisa Cercone-Lecturer

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M.A.T. Secondary Education, Fordham University-2000
M.A. English, Fordham Univeristy- 2001
B.A. English, Fordham University- 1997

Courses I Teach
EN101-Intro to Composition I
EN102-Intro to Composition II: Introduction to Literature
EN241-Intro to Journalsim-Editing Principles and Practices

Pedogogical Interests
Using technology in composition courses to produce multimodal compositions
High Impact Practices-Students Working in Interdisciplinary Groups (SWIG), Common Read


Byas, Trikartikaningsih and Alisa Cercone.  HIPs with Technology: A Peer Mentoring Journey-The International Conference on E-Education, E-Business, E-Management, and E-Learning (IC4E) Jakarta, Indonesia- Conference Proceedings published with the World Research Library On-line, February 2016

Byas, Trikartikaningsih and Alisa Cercone. "Tech-Enhanced CAP for Authentic Learning" The International Journal for Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning. Georgia Institute of Technology. June 2017.

The Engaged Library: High-Impact Educational Practices & Academic Libraries​. “Interdisciplinary Collaborative Assignments and Projects: Case Studies in Information Literacy and Higher Order Thinking Skills.” Association of College and Research Libraries-Forthcoming, January 2019.

Conference Presentations

“Using High Impact Practices to Engage Students in Composition Courses to Produce Multimodal Literary Projects” Queensborough Community College. Gaylord Resort, National Harbor, MD. 22 Nov. 2014.

“Students Working in Interdisciplinary Groups at Queensborough Community College: Best Practices for Collaboration and Integrative Learning” City College. New York, NY. 8 May 2015.

"Students Working in Interdisciplinary Groups (SWIG): An Interdisciplinary Model Developing Critical Thinking Skills Using Active Learning Strategies" Bergen Community College. Rutherford, NJ. 5 March 2016.

"Practicing What We Preach: An Interdisciplinary Model of Faculty Collaboration that Enhances Student Learning and Learning Spaces" Hostos Community College. Bronx, NY. 13 May 2016.

“Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Learning:  A Model for 21st Century Pedagogy” Community College   Humanities Association. Providence, RI.  21 October 2016.

"Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Learning: Designing Projects that Utilize Technology for Asynchronous Student-Centered Learning". Bridging the Gap Through Evidence-Based Practices- Annual Conference on Community College Excellence, Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY  19 January 2017

"Thinking Through an Interdisciplinary Project Between English and Biology: A Pathway to Collaboration for 21st Century Research Skills". Hunter College, New York, NY  1 April 2017.

“Students Working in Interdisciplinary Groups (SWIG): Multimodal Interdisciplinary Compositions” In the Middle of it All: Moving English from the Margins of Higher Education. Two Year College Association. Wilmington, DE. 27 October 2017.

“Critical Thinking and Collaboration: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching and Learning” Breaking Boundaries: The Humanities Reimagined.  Community College Humanities Association.  Baltimore, MD. 11 November 2017.

“Transforming the Learning Experience through Interdisciplinary, Learner-Centered Project Designs” Conference on Community College Excellence. Bronx Community College. Bronx, NY.  18 January 2018.

“Creating eLearning Communities: The use of Interactive Virtual Worlds as an Effective Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Tool to Facilitate Scientific Writing Leading to Development of Critical Thinking and Communication Skills for the 21st century. Meeting Students Where They Are: Learner-Centered Practices in Higher Education. Bergen Community College.  Lyndhurst, NJ. 3 March 2018.

“Critical Thinking and Active Learning: A Collaborative and Learner-Centered Model for Project Design” Meeting Students Where They Are: Learner-Centered Practices in Higher Education. Bergen Community College.  Lyndhurst, NJ. 3 March 2018.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.