Jeffrey C. Suttles, Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies
Project Website: Humanities Heart
This project will examine the power of creativity by challenging students and faculty in The City University of New York (CUNY) community to raise their voices and talents, while taking a stand for social justice and equality. Our objective is to enlighten our CUNY population, through a digital platform (blog), as we engage the students and faculty throughout our community colleges. This project is designed to examine qualitative research through contemporary creative arts pedagogies. This project was conceived to provide assessments (how our new students feel about social inequality), as well as a therapeutic platform for students and faculty to provide feedback on these works of art. Our goal is to provide a creative space for students to share their work, as we incorporate non-traditional pedagogical methods of learning through analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Strategies such as minor debates, abstract jigsaw puzzles, and problem-based learning will help develop solutions to issues associated with the study of social justice.