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“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. […]

An alternative to Blackboard

In the fall of 2013, I began using Piazza, an online platform that facilitates interaction between students and instructors in real time using a simple wiki-style interface. The core of Piazza is its “Q&A” page, where instructors and students can post notes and questions. Each question can be answered by both the instructor(s) and the […]

Maintaining Firm Deadlines

I opened my QC email today and found this in my inbox with the subject line “Question”:

“Hi Professor, can you please change the date of the homework to April 3? I don’t think I will finish in time for the due date tomorrow. Thank you.” (Notice that the student didn’t even supply […]

Jared Mijares

Hi readers. I’m an instructor in the Economics department at Queens College.

I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Economics from Rutgers University. I have been teaching since the fall of 2009. I’ve taught introductory and intermediate level undergraduate courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Applied Statistics. I am relatively new […]