campus partner(s)

Columbia University






Special Project

award date


project director

Anna Neumann

Columbia University

Grant Summary

$155,000 over 25 months to the MetroCiti program of Teachers College to improve teaching in the general/liberal education curriculum of high-diversity colleges and universities throughout the New York metropolitan area. Configured as a multi-campus institute for instructional and faculty development, MetroCiti will engage two cohorts of MetroCiti Fellows (8-10 per cohort) who teach full-time in the liberal education curricula of high-access colleges in the New York metropolitan area to explore and adapt insights from the learning sciences and sociocultural research  to their own classroom practices. Fellows will then develop teaching improvement opportunities such as modules and/or programs for ten or more colleagues on their own campuses. Through this process, and through continuing online interaction, the Fellows will develop a grassroots network of college teachers who seek to enhance, document, and share teaching practices that promise to advance the liberal learning of first generation college students.