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Meet Tristin J. Salter, Program Coordinator

Tristin J. Salter has worked at Buffalo State for over 18 years.  During that time, she has contributed in multiple ways through her personal and professional activities, both at the college and in the community. 

She has worked with the Middle Early College High School program since its inception in 2015, and has led the program since 2021. Tristin coordinates the orientation, registration, and a multitude of support services for junior and senior MECHS students; she is known for her hands-on approach and outreach to students to help ensure that they have every opportunity to succeed.  Tristin has also taught College Writing 101 & 102 in the program, UNC 100, and previously created a learning community based on issues of social justice specifically designed for Middle Early College students. 

Tristin is deeply sensitive to issues of social justice in our community, and was selected to sit on the newly formed BSC Social Justice Institute Committee.

Professional Accomplishments

Instructor for College Writing 101 and CWP 102
Instructor for CWP within the T.H.U.G. Life Learning Community based on the novel The Hate U Give (third year)
Co-developed the concept, material, and theme of this learning community with Dr. Steve Peraza,
presented the CWP course development, applied learning, and learning community development to the Buffalo Board of Education in May 2019
Currently working on co-authoring an article with Dr. Peraza that discusses our development of the T.H.U.G. Life Learning Community. Anticipated Completion August 2022
Co-presented with Dr. Steve Peraza on the development, implantation, and success of the T.H.U.G Life Learning Community at the Western New York Service-Learning Coalition Symposium at Hilbert College March 2020
Assisted Dr. Peraza with course material for the 189 Integrated hour spring and fall 2020 course that is being taught by Dr. Steve Peraza to better unify our learning community
Presented about the T.H.U.G Life Learning Community to the Charter School of Applied Technology Principals, and Board Members as they are interested in implementing a summer bridge program using the LC model
Incorporated an approved applied learning component to my section of CWP 101
Presented a virtual Approved Applied Learning workshop in Fall 2020 to BSC community
Participated in the Learning Communities High Impact Practices Faculty Development in May 2019
Participated in IIAC Professional Staff Focus Group
Completed the Applied Learning Basically HIP Certificate Program
Completed New York State Sexual Harassment Learning Modules September 2020
Member of the BSC Social Justice Institute Committee
Served on the First Year Convocation Committee
Presented at the Annual MCNC (Middle College National Consortium) on Creating a Learning Community Specifically for Middle Early College Students June 2020
Developed an in-person Summer Bridge Program for 50 CSAT High School students Summer 2020

Professional Development Participation

Attended WNY NY Mentoring Matters Conference at Niagara University April 2019
Participated in the Learning Communities High Impact Practices Faculty Development in May 2019
Culturally Responsive Distance Learning Conference (Webinar) 4/8/20
Work from Home & Be Home Without Work 4/13/20
Student Success, Everyone’s Responsibility 4/21/20
Leading the Change in a Time of Crisis 5/14/20
Online Course Development Webinar 5/26/20
Creating and Curating Online Content and Learning Activities 5/26/20
Fostering Interaction, Communication & Collaboration 5/29/20
Applied Learning is HIP 6/3/20
Growth Mindset Webinar 6/17/20
SUNY’s Virtual Symposium on Adaptive Learning 6/24-7/15
Supporting Immigrant Youth in a Time of COVID-19 and Racial Injustice
Beyond Discussion Boards: Other Methods to Encourage Student Collaboration 7/7/20
Trauma Informed Educational Practices 7/10/20

Community Service:

Nominated and selected to sit on the Board of Directors for Open Buffalo
Mentor for Open Buffalo’s Emerging Leaders Program
Sits on the Board of Directors for 716 United Youth Sports
Vice President of the Inner-City Buffalo Ravens Youth Football Organization

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