Cold Calling on Students

Hi All,

I hope all of you are doing well so far in this semester and hopefully more of you are enjoying this chilly weather than myself. I would like to get feedback on a teaching strategy of sorts that I have always employed as long as I have taught. I like to call on […]

Dealing with Large Class Sizes

Hi everyone! I am sorry that this is my first post of the new school year; getting back into the swing of things has been more difficult for me this semester than in the past.

I would love to hear from everyone about how you deal with large class sizes. I am teaching a graduate […]

“Extra Credit” Assignments Part II

There has been one post on this blog on the subject of “extra credit” work, and it drew some very good comments, but I feel that it should be brought up again.

I just returned graded midterm exams to students in my introductory courses.  Inevitably, a handful of them expressed disappointment with their test scores. […]

Students in Need of Special Services

This semester I have my first student affiliated with the Office for Special Services for Students with Disabilities.  I knew something was up when I assigned a four question introductory sheet that just asked students to explain why they were taking the class, what they hoped to get out of the course, what they thought […]

Departmental support

Due to the large number of adjuncts professors who teach undergraduate Psychology courses, the Department of Psychology established two adjunct representative positions.  The role includes being a liaison between the faculty and adjuncts professors by attending monthly departmental faculty meetings.

Most importantly, adjunct representatives organize meetings that provide opportunities for adjunct professors to meet each other […]

Cultural differences

Queens is the most diverse borough in all of New York City. Just the same, Queens College is filled with diversity, not just by ethnicity or race but by SES, education level and many other factors. These differences are wonderful and great to have on campus. However, the important question to ask here is, how […]

Adjuncts as a Resource When Teaching a New Class

I am embarking on a new adventure, teaching a class I’ve never taught before. I am very involved with the current literature on the subject, as it is what I plan to write my dissertation on, however teaching a group of students who may not be as passionate as I am about the subject seems […]