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Monthly Archives: October 2018

ACERT “lightning talks” on teaching: this Thursday, 11/1, 12-2pm, HE 1203

ACERT is putting together an informal grab-bag of “lightning talks” for this Thursday as part of its Tu/Th “lunchtime seminars” series. Come check them out, or even better, sign up as a presenter. For those who have never seen/done one, … Continue reading

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CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative “lightning talks” event: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

CUNYs Digital Humanities Initiative is hosting its annual “lightning talks” event in a few weeks. I’ve participated in this event a couple of times in the past. As a presenter, it offers a friendly audience of CUNY colleagues and requires … Continue reading

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Participation and Grading: a guide

Last week in our department meeting, Mark Bobrow walked us through some of the issues around attendance, participation, and grades. As you may know, as of summer 2018, CUNY has declared itself a “non-attendance-taking institution,” meaning that we faculty are … Continue reading

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Teaching Writing with ENGL 220 in the Rear-View Mirror

[guest author: Austin Bailey] Many instructors make their foray into college-level English instruction by teaching within first-year composition (FYC) programs. While literature is often taught within the composition sequence, it is also typically the case that pedagogical priority is given–and … Continue reading

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Engaging students beyond our walls and outside the class hour

I was chatting with ENGL 338 instructor Fiore Sireci today, and he mentioned his practice of sending students around the city for projects as well as taking them places for his courses. I too enjoy doing this when possible, so … Continue reading

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City Tech’s OpenLab Pedagogy Event, Thursday October 18th

The amazing team at City Tech’s OpenLab is hosting a discussion of open digital pedagogy next week. If you don’t know about OpenLab, it’s an inspiring project that grew out of collaborations among faculty at City Tech over the past … Continue reading

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