CUNY Pathways and Faculty Governance

Last Tuesday, the City Tech College Council, the faculty governance body for the college, passed the following resolution relating to CUNY Pathways (which I have blogged about here and here):We in United States colleges and universities have, for the most part, a century of successful tradition behind the concept of faculty governance in the area … Continue reading CUNY Pathways and Faculty Governance

Starting Up… Where the Student Is (With Goals)

One of my teaching mantras is "start where the student is."  I've even a recent post on this blog with that as the title.  Whatever we might want or believe should be, each group of students we face in the classroom has its own strengths and weaknesses, and these need to be factored into any … Continue reading Starting Up… Where the Student Is (With Goals)

Technology and Education

For the past several weeks, I have been helping coordinate development of the English curriculum for a new public high school in Brooklyn.  Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) will open in September with cooperation between New York City College of Technology (City Tech--where I teach), the New York City Board of Education … Continue reading Technology and Education

The "Race and New Media" Conference

On May 3, 2008, the first “Race and New Media” conference will take place on the campus of New York City College of Technology (CUNY) in downtown Brooklyn close to both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Though in an academic setting, the conference is intended to draw from the broader community as well, bringing in … Continue reading The "Race and New Media" Conference

Harnessing Communication

Looking around my classrooms this fall before the official hour, I’m struck by how many more students than ever before are peering down at their desks, reading—screens, to be sure, but reading, and reading diligently. Some are staring Sidekicks, using their thumbs to respond to what they are reading, typing even more quickly than the … Continue reading Harnessing Communication