The Academy Experience:. A Plan for Integrated Education. Imagine: Students aren’t just enrolled at a community college. Students are members of Queensborough academies. The world of higher education has traditionally been called academia or academe or the academy,
A Plan for Integrated Education
Students aren’t just
enrolled at a community college.
Students are members of
has traditionally been called
academia or academe or the academy,
the place of scholarship
and dissemination of learning
to new generations of students.
At Queensborough, academies are cohorts of students by curriculum.
An integrated educational experience incorporating academic and social connectivity to their curricula, the college community, and their peers will enable students to develop and apply critical lifelong learning skills.
is a place:
The designated space for the academy is the focus for academy activities, where faculty, students, and academic support staff can engage one another in learning.
is a community of learners:
Curricular cohorts of students partner with faculty and academic support staff to achieve learning objectives and to enable the completion of degree requirements.
Numeracy / Comparative Thinking
Numeracy / Problem-Solving
Critical Analysis / Interpretation
Biology / Nursing
Vocabulary Building / Interpersonal Skills
Students have demonstrated both fundamental and more specialized competencies in preparation for the world of work or the continuation of their academic pursuits.
Through the Integrated Education model.
Campus Learning Center
Remediation / ST100
Advisement / MAP
CETLWhat is Integrated Education?
Linked courses reinforcing students’ identity in their Academies
Establishing a solid foundation for coping with academic rigors
Writing-to-learn as a critical thinking mechanism
The blueprint for, and archive of, students’ academic planning
Academic support outside the classroom:
tutoring, and information and technology literacy
Exploration, assessment, and modification of best practices in the teaching/learning partnerships
The doorway to partnership
in the academy experience
An online gallery highlighting student benchmark performances
Through the integrated education model, students will be able, at graduation, to:
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A: In the academies, students will experience and document formative achievements that build toward and culminate in a major curricular project.
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Project-based learning tasks uploaded to students’ e-Portfolios can mark Cornerstone, Milestone, and Capstone achievements.
Therefore, e-Portfolios evolve as students evolve as learning partners in their respective communities.
Numeracy / Mathematical Literacy
Social / Interpersonal Literacy
Imagine the Possibilities!
Members of Queensborough academies don’t just meet credit requirements:
QCC students leave the academy
better prepared for global citizenship
as they transition to the workplace
or continue their academic pursuits.