Cristina Medina is full-time Professor of Visual Arts and Humanities. The instructor uses collaborative learning as a way to teach in the classroom - students work together in groups on a daily basis to discuss topics, study, encourage and strengthen classroom community. Face to face interaction with other students and the instructor occurs almost every class time. Assignments include reading, writing, attendance to campus events, group activities during class and a creative final project that focuses on students' individual personalities and identities. The instructor also uses eCampus online to enhance the student experience both in and outside of class.
Common Book Participation: Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy, some assignments will include reading this novel and discussing topics related to the reading, such as family, illness, self-identity, self-perception, the face, and portraiture
FIPSE Participation: Family Involvement in Post Secondary Education, some assignments will encourage the involvement of the student's family and create opportunities for the participation of family members in the student's experience in college
Emphasis in Mexican-American/Latino Studies: classes will cover regular topics related to the course, in addition the class will explore topics and themes found in Mexican-American and other Latino cultures