Oh No Snow Day…

Uh oh, it’s a snow day, what do you do????

I wish I would have known this. The guidelines are very specific for the amount of class and contact time and we all design our syllabus to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the college and then an unexpected snowstorm and the QC campus […]

Career Development & Internship…

Career Development & Internships, I wish I knew!! The Career Development & Internships office is a great resource that I accidentally discovered a few semesters into my adjunct teaching career at QC. The office is a great resource for students and alumni. Here are some of the services that the Career Development & Internships office […]

Responding to Student’s Emails…

I wish I knew… We teach digital natives with the expectation of being responded to instantaneously, especially if we teach online or partially online. That means we are “on” 24/7. I was conditioned to respond ASAP to students that were emailing me. Finally we had a department meeting to discuss the expectations of teaching online. […]

QC Copy Center…

Everyone needs to realize that we have a copy center on campus that is free to professors making copying convenience. I wish I would have know about the “repro” center at QC. All you have to do is go to this link and upload the documents you need copied and usually with in three days […]

Online Testing…

I wish I knew more about Blackboards online testing… The 21st century has brought us to an online educational testing world. All the state and national tests are heading to the electronic online testing format. As educators we should be grooming students foe the digital world and incorporating online assessments so that the students are […]

Assessing Participation

As we finalize our syllabi for the spring semester, I want to address the issue of student participation. We know that we cannot grade for attendance – or lack therof – so we must employ other means to ensure that students who attend class and participate earn credit. Built in to the requirements (and grade […]

QC’s Behavioral Intervention Team

Today I attended a presentation by NYPD about active shooter incidents, and the best way to respond. A January 5th email sent from Bill Keller, VP for Finance and Administration, explained: “Queens College is working with the New York Police Department to ensure that our community is as prepared as possible to handle such an […]