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  • Because of a quirk of history at Queens, instructors are prohibited from grading students on attendance. That means we can’t draw a direct correlation between attendance and a grade (e.g. “3 absences results in y […]

  • FAQ for teaching writing online in fall 2020
    From your friends at FYW
    Part I: Getting Started
    Q: I took the CTL workshop, and I learned some useful things. I liked some of the platforms but not others, and I […]

  • Q: Should we teach synchronously, asynchronously, or both?
    A: Both!
    This recommendation comes to you from First Year Writing and the English Department, and it’s based on what we’ve learned since we left cam […]

  • gfisk posted a new page, on the site Teaching English 110 2 months ago

     Why Might We Modify Our Syllabi to Teach Online?

    Our personal and professional lives have been disrupted in 10000x ways lately, and so have our students’;
    The curricula and syllabi for English 110 were de […]

  • gfisk posted a new page, on the site Teaching English 110 2 months ago

    English 110 gets its basic architecture from the sequence of three formal essays. They build on each other, and they grow out of a series of low-stakes writing assignments and class discussions that are scaffolded […]

  • Hi! I’ll start.

    I’m Gloria Fisk, and I’m directing First Year Writing this year. As an Associate Professor in the English Department, I write about contemporary world literature.

    Obviously, I am CUNY faculty, but I also identify strongly that way– I *love* CUNY, and I especially love QC. I feel confident that you will, too, but I don’t…[Read more]

  • PS I forgot to say: I’ve never used Google Classroom before, and I am a devoted user of WordPress/Qwriting, so I will be learning something new with you there-!

  • When your students give you their first low-stakes assignments — their pre-drafts and their drafts — how will you respond?

    You’ll take it as your goal to write comments that show your students how they can […]

  • We’re going to work with you over the summer to write lesson plans for the first two weeks of your class.

    To begin to think about that, skim through the sequence of lesson plans we’ve posted on the 110 site. […]

  • We want to hear from you here! Make any observations that seem relevant, and raise any questions that come up for you. We’ll try to answer them, and if they’re too big to answer in the comments, we’ll note them to discuss when we meet on May 15.

    💡

  • You’ll notice some patterns as you read the syllabi, and that’s not an accident. All sections of ENG 110 share a common logic by design.

    WRITING
    English 110 is structured around the writing assignments. We […]

    • I am torn between teaching the “Food” or the “Cultural Identity: Global Contexts” syllabus! Realistically, I will probably choose the global cultural identity option because that is more closely related to my own work in postcolonialism, but I am just so intrigued by the Food syllabus as well! I am a bit hesitant about selecting the global cultura…[Read more]

  • Like I said, we want to meet you! In the comments below, we’ll introduce ourselves, and we hope you’ll do the same.

    We’re interested to know whatever you feel like telling us, and we have particular […]

    • PS I forgot to say: I’ve never used Google Classroom before, and I am a devoted user of WordPress/Qwriting, so I will be learning something new with you there-!

    • Hi! I’ll start.

      I’m Gloria Fisk, and I’m directing First Year Writing this year. As an Associate Professor in the English Department, I write about contemporary world literature.

      Obviously, I am CUNY faculty, but I also identify strongly that way– I *love* CUNY, and I especially love QC. I feel confident that you will, too, but I don’t…[Read more]

      • PS I forgot to say: I’ve never used Google Classroom before, and I am a devoted user of WordPress/Qwriting, so I will be learning something new with you there-!

    • Hi, everyone! I’m Chris, the Associate Director of FYW and a Lecturer in the English Department. I wended my way to the field of composition/writing studies while completing a Creative Writing MFA at Columbia University School of the Arts. One of the unique strengths of FYW at QC is that our program draws from the diversity that each director…[Read more]

    • Hi all. I’m Ryan. I will be super brief. I am an Assistant Professor in the English Department, where I serve as Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing. I’m sorry we can’t meet in person. Our annual orientation always highlights for me the shared pedagogies across our FYW courses, major and non major courses, and creative writing courses. And…[Read more]

    • Hello all,

      I’m Kim Smith, the Academic Program Coordinator in the English department. I supervise the day-to-day workings in the department to ensure that the office runs as smoothly as possible, and that faculty needs are met with the highest level of professionalism and efficiency. Briefly, the majority of your contact with me will be…[Read more]

    • Hello! I’m Rachael, the Assistant to the Directors of FYW and an Adjunct Lecturer at QC and BMCC. I’m a graduate of the GC MALS program (concentration was in Africana Studies). I have attended and worked at a total of six CUNY colleges! Prior to working at CUNY, I was an editor and worked in print/online publishing and marketing.

      My aca…[Read more]

  • It’s boring, but it’s not hard, and we need to get it done super-swiftly!

    We’re expediting your paperwork through the system so you’ll have access to our educational technology. And you need that access to work […]

  • We want to begin by orienting you quickly in this location where we count ourselves lucky to be: in the English Department at Queens College.

    We know that some of you may know quite a bit about the department […]

    • We want to hear from you here! Make any observations that seem relevant, and raise any questions that come up for you. We’ll try to answer them, and if they’re too big to answer in the comments, we’ll note them to discuss when we meet on May 15.

      💡

    • I am sad to hear that Professor Weingarten us stepping down as chair! Do you know who will be replacing her in the Fall?

      Also, what online academic support services are available to those students who are nonnative English speakers? I think the Writing Center some sort of online tutoring service, but I am not how this functions in light of…[Read more]

  • Now you know how and why English 110 is organized thematically. But how does that thematic structure work in practice, and where will you start?

    Good question. To answer it, read the English 110 website […]

  • We’re going to give you a bunch of information about the course you’re going to teach, but first we want to give you some institutional context to help you locate your course– and yourself!– among the acronyms […]

  • gfisk commented on the page, on the site QC Voices 5 months, 1 week ago

    I love this piece- it’s so urgently needed, and it is so good: ‘To the previously posed question, ‘should we let inmates die?’ I pose another: ‘what gives us the right to ask that question?'”

  • March 10
    Proposal: Lesly, Joe, Rani
    Brainstorm session for proposal: Ray
    Workshop proposals

    March 24
    Proposal: Shannon, Marie, Jordan
    Annotated bibliography: Rani
    Planning/source/resource […]

  • gfisk posted a new page, on the site The Disability Guide 7 months ago

    Bibliography – CompositionBibliography – Composition

  • gfisk posted a new page, on the site The Disability Guide 7 months ago

    Here are some examples of disability definitions:

    From the U.S. Dept. of Labor:

    an “individual with a disability” is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more […]

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