Gildaira,Ivan & Eloina bibliography

Gildaira Saladin:

http://www.color-wheel-pro.com/color-meaning.html
This source talks about the meaning of each color. Through the meaning of each, it can be determined what changes can be made to bring a college atmosphere to a school (City Tech). Colors are meant to create different moods. We need colors that bring motivation and positive energy to oneself.

http://smithsystem.com/resource-library/article-library/color-world/
This article talks about the impact that the colors of a classroom can have on its students. It’s based on what are the colors that influence learning, from the teachers’ and students’ perspectives.
Although my group and I are focusing mostly on the hallways, this is still important because classrooms are the most important rooms and places in a school/college. It’s important that we feel happy, motivated, and energetic when being inside them. Therefore, this article’s information can be applied to our topic.

Ivan Martinez:

Baeten, M., Dochy, F., & Struyven, K. (2013). The effects of different learning environments on students’ motivation for learning and their achievement. British Journal Of Educational Psychology83(3), 484-501. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8279.2012.02076.x

This source shows how the architecture structure can affect the way of learning in students and how the environment can lead them to better their work ethic and concentrations. The architecture structure also has an influence on the motivation of students. Many students in a very safe and comfortable environment will have the opportunity to do better and study effectively as opposed to a student with a not so comfortable environment.

http://ehis.ebscohost.com.citytech.ezproxy.cuny.edu:2048/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=94c419f4-9212-41db-b5ba-383195a2e3c5%40sessionmgr4003&vid=2&hid=4205

This power point shows how statistically students do in a very stable and comfortable environment. Thus, divides the experiment and the investigation into different possible subtopics that results into the way the experiment concluded the results. As this investigation goes on there are many types of scales and graphs that has provided why architectural structure is very important to the environment of a student.

Eloina Ballinas

International Journal of Academic Research. Mar2011, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p474-477. 4p. 1 Graph.

This source can be useful because it focuses on the structure of the colleges and what should really be concerning when making a renovation of learning space in the college. It can maybe give people of higher level in City tech to be more involved in what the students would like to be surrounded by as in (color, learning spaces, etc.) Mainly the learning spaces or study places in City tech since there only seems to be a few and most don’t seem to be as quiet as they should be since those spaces are spaces that most wait til’ their next class or just hang out with a few friends. The architectural structure of a school can have a lot to do with a student’s encouragement to do well in school or even attend or pay attention in class.

 

Brittany, Dina and Esteban Ramos The Great.

– Brittany

Tax Credits Help LBHC Build Wellness Center

This article explains the importance of wellness centers and how they can contribute to helping students get jobs in the future. Little Big Horn college finished establishing its new health and wellness center that is about thirty five thousand square feet long. This wellness center was built to favor the students’ health needs as well as help them get good paying jobs as they go on to graduate, but more so into health related fields. Dr. David Yarlott, who is the president of the college states, “A healthier student tends to be a better student academically, and this facility also will help alleviate or curtail the number of community members becoming afflicted with health-related diseases.” The wellness center includes a gymnasium, a cardio room, public lockers, restrooms, strength training rooms and etc. So far as a result of the health and wellness center ninety eight construction jobs were created. Not only can people exercise in the wellness center, but they can also hold graduations there, pow wows, and other social events.

Wellness Centers should be established in every college because they can be very useful to students who want to improve their health or gain some knowledge on things that they don’t understand about their bodies and current health. This source points out the differences in wellness centers between LBHC and City Tech. At City Tech the wellness center is very small and does not have all of the different things that LBHC has. Some people aren’t even aware of where the wellness center is. It is very important that students know where their wellness center is so that they can go and ask questions if need be. It would also be very nice if City Tech’s wellness center had different things such as cardio rooms, yoga classes, and etc.

Works Cited

Heap, Beth. “Tax Credits Help LBHC Build Wellness Center.” Tribal College Journal 23.3 (2012): 51-52. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

Association Between Availability and Quality of Health Services in Schools and Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Students: A Multilevel Observational Study.

This article is about how the availability of health services in schools contributes to pregnancies among students. Researchers used, “a 2-stage random sampling cluster design to collect nationally representative data from 9107 students from 96 New Zealand high schools.” Students were then asked questions about whether they were sexually active or not, how often did they use contraception and etc. The administrators of the schools also answered some questions about how many hours per week doctors and nurses worked. The results of the research shows that the amount of pregnancies decreased the more hours that the nurses and doctors put in. “There was an inverse association between hours of nursing and doctor time and pregnancy involvement among sexually active students, with fewer pregnancies among students in schools with more than 10 hours of nursing and doctor time per 100 students.” Because the availability of the nurses and doctors was good, there were less students getting pregnant. Students should be able to come to wellness centers and get information on this topic because the information will teach them about safe sex practices. At City Tech the wellness center does provide a lot of information about safe sex and contraception, but people still aren’t aware of its services or where it is located.

 

Work Cited

Denny, Simon, et al. “Association Between Availability And Quality Of Health Services In Schools And Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Students: A Multilevel Observational Study.” American Journal Of Public Health 102.10 (2012): e14-e20. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

– End of Brittany’s

– Steven Ramos

Townshend, Timothy Guy, and Amelia A. Lake. “Relationships Between ‘Wellness Centre’ Use, The Surrounding Built Environment And Obesogenic Behaviours, Sunderland, UK.” Journal Of Urban Design 16.3 (2011): 351-367. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

As they try to examine the areas of the wellness center, they notice many things about obesity. Seeing how the environment has an impact on these sort of things, they wish to get a better feel and understanding of it. Saying that the environment may provide a sedentary life style. In other words, people tend to not do anything because of the environment and are just lazy with nothing to physically do. The group believes this idea and shows in places they go. This is great thing to use when it comes to understanding our problem, as a college and see if the environment makes the people lazy. This’ll help us in many aspects because on how they tackle on the idea of the environment being what it is and how it impacts us everyday.

Thompson, Cheryl W., et al. “Using The Omaha System As A Framework To Demonstrate The Value Of Nurse Managed Wellness Center Services For Vulnerable Populations.” Journal Of Community Health Nursing 29.1 (2012): 1-11. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

This is a great article, talks about others field work in the place and how it has grown in time. The System is a perfect thing to look at when we need a reference to what is needed if we need to rebuild the wellness center. Gives us a better insight to nursing, care, and the community.

– End of Steven’s

– Dina

Scalora, Mario, Andre Simons, and Shawn Vanslyke. “Campus Safety: Assessing And Managing Threats. (English).” FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin 79.2 (2010): 1-10. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

Ever since the shooting at Virginia Tech there have been other threats at different colleges and universities. The campus safety officials have much to deal with especially since there have been many threats going around whether it’s from the people at the college or outsiders. It’s very hard for them because of certain laws made by the campus law agencies, which, at the same time protect the people on campus as well as making sure the people still have their freedoms. Another issue is that, if things get out of hand with shootings, threats, fights then it brings the value of the environment of the campus and it becomes harder for students to thrive in their education and career. Overall the campus and law enforcement want to keep everybody on campus safe at the same time addressing this information so that the college can become a safer environment to be in.

A Collaborative Approach to College and University Student Health and Wellness

 

Fullerton, Darren S. “A Collaborative Approach To College And University Student Health And Wellness.” New Directions For Higher Education 153 (2011): 61-69. Academic Search Complete. Web. 2 Dec. 2013.

Many colleges and universities are facing financial downfall in which they do not have enough money to attend to certain facilities such as the wellness center. People are expecting the colleges to have these facilities and because of that colleges take a large portion of their money to make the wellness and fitness services available to the students. The universities think that students would think of the wellness center as a good place to go to but instead they find out that students are avoiding the wellness center unless someone is injured or ill. Colleges want the students to cooperate with the wellness and fitness services. As much as the universities want their students to participate in these programs their budget doesn’t allow them to remain available. Due to the fact that there are so many programs and facilities each one must fight to remain open which leads many other facilities to shut down. With the help of the students and the parents the administrators will fight to make sure these facilities can be provided to the students.

 

 

Annotated Bibliography Reiana, Takiera & Alex

GORDON, S. STEWART. “Living And Learning In College.” Journal Of College & University Student Housing 39/40.2/1 (2013): 104-113. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

This piece of text is very useful for the research project on learning areas because it tells the differences of classrooms and dorms to learning areas of the college. Students prefer to have separate learning areas rather than doing tutoring and such in a classroom or a dorm room. They want a clear separation between formal teaching and living spaces. Students want to have faculty around throughout their living-learning centers. Also, students much rather have diversity when grouping themselves rather than grouping themselves by gender. Therefore, learning centers throughout the college can promote this aspect that students want.

“Journal on centers for teaching and learning.” Middletown, OH: Miami University of Ohio, 2009- V. 1 (2009).

 This e-book is also very useful to the research project on learning areas of a college because it talks about centers for teaching and learning. So one can compare teaching areas and learning areas and then see which one is more useful in a college. Also, it is a good source to see which one is more comfortable for the students and which one students can seek more knowledge from faculty in.

 -Reiana

James K. Elmborg and Sheriin Hook. “Centers of Learning : writing centers & libraries in collaboration.”  2005.

This is important for the research of learning centers at City Tech because it addresses the importance of the two combinations of the library and the writing area. Also, the details explains how the two centers of learning are supposed to be used and how important both are.

Stern Stefanie.  “Learning assistance centers: helping students through.” 2001.

More reliable research is how students are getting their help at City Tech, and this supports that. It also explains the importance of guiding the students.

“Journals of Learning Spaces.” 2011.

Last, the information about the student space in learning areas are important and this explains how the space should be for better concentration for students. It is very important that the student space is very comfortable, this allows the student to stay focus.

-Takiera

Johnson, Wendell G. “Educational Technology and the Learning Resource Center.” Community & Junior College Libraries. Apr-Jun2010, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p79-83. 5p. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.
This source is useful for students who are interested in using the library as a learning center. Often, the library is a quiet place used for research and studying, enhancing a students learning experience. Many community colleges provide studying opportunities for the librarian and students, in order to further develop the use of educational technologies in the learning resource centers for colleges. By further developing educational technologies, it benefits the school overall, and for the students because computers and various kinds of technologies are essential in a students study.
VanLEHN, KURT “The Relative Effectiveness of Human Tutoring, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, and Other Tutoring Systems.”Educational Psychologist. Oct-Dec2011, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p197-221. 25p. 12 Charts, 5 Graphs.Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.
This source is rather interesting, as it talks about the various types of tutoring available for students to learn from. It ranges from human tutoring, to intelligent tutoring, to other tutoring systems. Each tutoring system teaches and assists the daily life of a students work and learning experience, providing them with the knowledge they need in their studies. This study also shows how the effects of no tutoring can affect the learning process overall for a student, since it’s extremely important that students are being provided with tutors to further their learning.
– Alex Siu

 

“Annotated Bibliography from the City Tech Library website” Sophonie, Katherine, Cristian

Factors influencing the number of computer in libraries

By: Debbie Malone, Bethany Lavrault, and Michael J. Miller

Sophonie Audain

This article is about college students that use the computers in their college library. In the past “college libraries have undergone significant changes in their use of information in technology” (Malone. D, Bethany. L & Michael J. M). They discovered that 144 or 64 percent of our 225 respondents provide wireless access in their building and only 5 percent respond to the institution require their student to purchase laptops. Wireless access increased the amount of activity. “With more computers and systems in the library, technical support for them becomes a larger issue. Not all libraries can afford to hire a support person. Dependence on institutional information technology staff can be fine solution in some cases but not in all” (Malone. D, Bethany. L & Michael J. M). It true if they have more computers in the library it would affect the budget. The library is an important place for student to study and to do research

Works Cited

Malone, Debbie, Bethany Levrault, and Michael J. Miller. “Factors Influencing The Number Of Computers In Libraries.” College & Research Libraries News 68.3 (2007): 181-182. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

 

A comparison of student perceptions of their computer skills to their actual abilities

By: Donna M. Grant, Alisha D. Malloy and Marianne C. Murphy

Sophonie Audain

This article is about how computer skills have a great impact on students. These computer skills usually consist of basic to a greater knowledge in word process. The study was made in North Carolina where the students have to pass a computer skills assessment test. The assessment is for student to evaluate their knowledge of three computer application skills word processing, presentation and spreadsheet. “The finding of this study indicate some difference in student perception of their word processing skills and actual performance for their presentation skills, and a significant difference in perception and performance for their spreadsheet skills” (Grant M.D, Malloy D.A & Murphy C.M). Students need computer skills to advance your knowledge. In this world we are surround by technology, so is very important to have computer skill for school, job and etc. It a good idea that they have a computer skill test for student because student must know word processing, presentation and spreadsheet.

Works Cited

Grant, Donna M., Alisha D. Malloy, and Marianne C. Murphy. “A Comparison Of Student Perceptions Of Their Computer Skills To Their Actual Abilities.” Journal Of Information Technology Education 8.(2009): 141-160. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

 

An Assessment of Student Satisfaction with a Circulating Laptop Service

By: Louise Feldmann, Lindsey Wess and Tom Moothart

From: Katherine Culajay

Louise Feldmann, Lindsey Wess and Tom Moothart wrote an article where they talk about a new program that Colorado State university has which is about providing laptops to students when they are on campus. Also they made a survey on which they ask questions to students about the laptops configuration and their own opinion about it. Some of the questions that’s these authors made to students are how often do you use a library computer? According to this a 49% answered that they use a computer weekly. Another question was how long did you wait before you were able to check out your laptop? A 74% answered that they do not wait. As we can see, what City tech needs is a program where they put laptops available for students so that they don’t have to wait a long line on the library just to get one. Also this can be a good idea to put on city tech because as we know the learning center doesn’t have a lot of computers and sometimes they have to wait on a line in order to get a computer with internet.

 

Works Cited

Feldmann, Louise, Lindsey Wess, and Tom Moothart. “An Assessment Of Student Satisfaction With A Circulating Laptop Service.”Information Technology & Libraries 27.2 (2008): 20-25. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

 

 

Big LAN on campus

By: Lynnete Luna

Katherine Culajay

Lynnete Luna wrote an article named “Big LAN on campus” which was about a study where shows that high-speed wireless is an important fat for students when they are applying for a college. In the article it says “it used to be that high scholars looked at qualities such academics and cost when determining which college they were going to attend in the fall. Today, student access to ubiquitous high-speed internet and wireless technology are becoming factors.” As we can notice Wi-Fi us becoming one of the most important factors to students, until the point of considering not attending to that college if there is not Wi-Fi available. We think that it is important for city tech to make a stronger internet on the campus not because of the students but also because they might lose students because they want a college where they can have internet available at every moment.

Works Cited

Luna, Lynette. “Big LAN On Campus.” Telephony 242.23 (2002): 21. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

 

FEES & REVIEWS TOWARDS COLLEGE COMPUTER LAB

Cristian Corte

In the first article in The Benefits of Redesigning On-Campus Computer Labs it is basically being said that students really do like their computer labs and feel that they benefit from it. They checked out and based the article mostly on a campus called Temple University. It explains just what students actually want in their computer labs and of course most said that they would want good easy to work computers. But, other than computers students also want a welcoming computer lab and a very comfortable place to do homework and hang around in. Students pay for computer labs in their tuition and it is very expensive for colleges to build and construct a computer lab so they would try to make it worth it for the students.

On the next article is briefly explains the tuition policy in Cuny colleges. It shows different types of fees that our tuition goes for. On average for Cuny colleges full time students pay $100 for technology fees and the part time students pay on average a $50 fee.

Work Cited

Sheri Stahler

posted September 23, 2011  |  Appears in the November/December issue of EdTech Magazine.

cuny.edu/admissions/tuition-fees.html

 

 

Annotated bibliography

Annotated bibliography by Kiyanna cush

 

 

 

Improving Student Outcomes via Comprehensive Supports: Three-Year Outcomes From CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP).

 

The main idea for this article discusses the reason behind ASAP which is one of the many student advisory programs that help college students succeed. It tells the main goal behind the program the reason and a the need of the program as well as the tactics used by the program in order for it to work and actually have proof that it works . it also explains the great outcome of the program how it encourages students to achieve to their highest potential. If it was the ideology that programs like this are needed in order for people to prosper in college  and this supports my research because I am looking for information that backs up the need for ASAP.

 

Work cited

Kolenovic, Zineta, Donna Linderman, and Melinda Mechur Karp. “Improving Student Outcomes Via Comprehensive Supports: Three-Year Outcomes From CUNY’S Accelerated Study In Associate Programs (ASAP).” Community College Review 41.4 (2013): 271-291. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

 

 

What Kinds Of Advising Are Important To Community College Pre- And Posttransfer Students?”

 

The main idea of this article is basically a great suggestion of seeking advisory  to the different varieties a student  that attends college. the reason why this article supports my research is because I am basically trying to find how student advisory affect those who fall under the category of needed this type of assistance. another reason why this article stood out to me because it also addresses the students who may not want to stay at the college their attending  you still get the assistance you need in order to succeed even if you don’t plan on staying their

 

 

Work cited

Allen, Janine M., Cathleen L. Smith, and Jeanette K. Muehleck. “What Kinds Of Advising Are Important To Community College Pre- And Posttransfer Students?.” Community College Review 41.4 (2013): 330-345. Academic Search Complete. Web. 1 Dec. 2013.

Annotated Bibliography

This source is useful for people who make donations to City Tech. They can go to this document and they will be able to see what is expected of the donor. Although this document can be the most useful for people who intend on making donations to City Tech, others can benefit from it as well. It is important to stay informed on what is occurring in our school and one thing that people may tend to overlook is the donations that we are given. As well as the person who is making the donation, surely they would like to know where their money is going to. This document is also useful because not many people who make donations may know that they are supposed to be acknowledged for their kindness.
A. Donor. Bill. Of. Rights http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/aboutus/foundation/donor.pdf
This document can be useful to everyone who is attending City Tech, is planning on attending City Tech in the future or just wants to view our school. It has the school name, location, phone and more. As well as having the percent of the different races of people who attend City Tech and the part time/full time students. This document also has the schools academic information. This document can be useful for many reasons and many people. It is basically like the main things that people should know about City Tech and it’s academics.

 

http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/files/aboutus/facts.pdf

 

– Diana V.

http://www.psc-cuny.org/clarion/december-2011/city-tech-cafeteria-deemed-dirtiest-borough-shut-down

The source above is about a little bit history of City Tech’s cafeteria. The article tells the readers that one of the socializing areas in City Tech—Cafeteria was closed by the NYC Department of Health in 2011.This is a useful information for people to know about the issue of the cafeteria in the past few years regarding to the sanitation.  However, even though this was a news about City Tech in the past, it can still affect people’s impression about City Tech. For example, if a future student gets to know about this, that might affect the student’s decision of choosing to attend City tech.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKEbm1K8xLw

The source above is another information about City Tech. This is a video that was uploaded by City Tech in 2012. The president of City Tech is the narrator of this video. This is a video that talks about the academic aspects of City Tech. It informs the audience about the programs that are offered in City Tech. This might be attractive to the audience because it is like a commercial for the college. However, it can be considered as a bias source because it is posted by City Tech, so the things that are being discussed in the video would be only the positive things. Therefore, this source is useful of letting people to know about something about City Tech, but at the meanwhile, they might also think that it is too good to be true in their mind.

 –Fenfang Huang

http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/students/activities/clubs.aspx

 The source above is from City Tech’s own college website. This is about the club activity at city tech. As what it says on the webpage “City Tech clubs are an integral part of college life because they allow students with common interests to come together and work toward a common goal. They are also a great way to meet your peers, get to know the college, expand your college education beyond the classroom, and participate in student-sponsored social events on campus.” Therefore, those clubs are the socializing areas that play an important role on promoting happiness in City Tech as the what the webpage shown.

 http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/students/SGA/index.shtml

 The source above is taken from the internet. It is about the Student Government Association in City Tech. The source informs people that “The main function of Student Government is to uphold our rights as students. The SGA also coordinates many activities for the student body, such as community panel discussions, voter registration drives, cultural programs, club fairs, dances, and many other activities.” This source can be useful in the way that it tells what the SGA’s responsibility in the college community at City Tech. Therefore, it is a piece of information that is important for those people who are looking for a place to get latest information about the activities City Tech.

 -Wesley Ackley

Annotated Bibliography (Eloina, Ivan, Gildaira)

http://www.education.com/reference/article/classroom-environment/

This source explains many different topics on what impacts a student’s focus on their academics. It begins with the classroom environment and continues with other aspects of the school to focus on such as the physical environment. The physical environment such as overcrowded areas (classes, studying facilities) increase stress level.This source has many other aspects of what affects a student’s learning such as the classroom climate, the psychological environment, the teachers, and so on.

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/student_performance/

This source explains how physical performance has a lot to do with a student’s academic performance. A clean and positive environment can have a lot to do with a student’s focus in school. The physical performance can also increase the staff and teachers output and retention as said in this source.

http://edsource.org/today/2013/positive-school-climate-boosts-test-scores-study-says/31043#.Uo2CZMRtggs

This source introduces the way schools (mainly high schools) should be surrounded by a climate that promotes a very effective way to study, and increase student’s grades. Although it targets the happiness of high school students many strategies can be used for college students as well. There is a graph that records of the student’s success throughout high school. Many teachers love to teach there. Due to the way the climate and how the school have been transformed to a more suitable place to learn effectively.
http://www.psychology.org.au/publications/inpsych/2011/april/green
This source is very important it indicates how positive psychology can affect a whole school environment. “Positive schools have been defined as ones in which students experience predominantly high levels of subjective well-being in the form of positive emotions and positive attitudes towards school (Huebner et al., 2009). It is suggested here that the combination of positive psychology and coaching psychology can be utilized to enhance wellbeing and optimal functioning and hence support the creation of positive schools. Which means that there has to be something that contribute to this positive psychology. The environment, and how the school looks has a huge impact on the student performance in their academic classes.

HW for Tu 12/3

I hope that you found today’s library session useful in terms of discovering library resources, locating sources, and using appropriate keywords to search. We will continue finding/evaluating sources for next week.

For our next class (Tu 12/3), each person should find/annotate two additional sources, and these sources must be found using the City Tech library databases. This means that each group will have 6 new sources by our next class. Each group should submit their work the following ways (don’t forget to put all group members’ names and the topic/site on your work):

  • post their new six annotated sources to OpenLab (categorize as “Annotated Bibliography)
  • bring three printed copies of their complete (12-source, with sources from Th 11/22 and Tu 12/3 combined)
  • submit one copy as a Word Document to Dropbox.

You should also touch base with your group members at some point before Tuesday’s class and start to discuss all of your research so far (fieldwork and academic research). Now that you have all of this new information (from your observations, surveys, and academic research), how are you going to approach your topic? What have you learned? What do you still need to learn? Can you focus things more with this new information? How are you going to put it all together?

*Also, as Professor Pawlukewicz explained, your observations and surveys are due on OpenLab by tomorrow (W 11/27). Each group should make two collaborative posts, one for observations and one for surveys, and categorize appropriately.

Most importantly, enjoy your holiday/break 🙂

Annotated Bibliography (Takiera, Reiana & Alex)

     The research question for this project is, “Does the learning centers in City Tech provide help for the students?” The learning areas of City Tech interest students because it is a way to enhance learning abilities. Also, it is a way for students to gain feedback from their work. The learning areas such as the library and the learning center are good sources to enhance the learning abilities of students. A way to narrow down the topic is to pick one specific learning area of the school. To make this short research project more manageable, students can start off listing the step by step process, instead of doing things all at once. The important part of this project is learning how the learning areas are helpful of not helpful for the students at City Tech. This topic should interest current students, future students, faculty and staff. Current students should feels good that there is a place to go where they can study, do homework and get help on their work. Future students should wonder if there are effective work spaces for them when considering City Tech as one of their choice of colleges. Lastly, there should be enough faculty and staff to help students with computers and/or finding books in the library and help students get feedback on their work at the learning center.

Some questions that support this research would be, Do the students look like they are comfortable in the environment?, How often are students using the learning areas?, Are the learning areas noisy or peaceful?, Do the students feel like they are getting enough help in the learning center?, Does the learning areas ever get crowded to the point where the student can’t get effective help or cannot find somewhere to study? These questions would be important to ask students from around the school in a survey because it affects their learning community. This proposal is definitely argumentative and not just a statement of fact. There are many points as to what kind of effective learning areas City Tech has that can be argued.

    Doing the research I found that on the City Tech website there is categories split up in sections. Each section has an overview of the course and the learning skills that people will acquire. It also has a director who students can call to ask questions about the course. The reason why choosing this information is important because it is part of the learning process and how students get information that they need. According to the website when I clicked on the human services course it shows “Our department’s overall goals are professionalism and service: we strive to model and train students to be well-polished leaders who serve populations in need, and improve the well-being of our communities.”  (www.citytech.cuny.edu) This explains a quick overview of the course a student will study.

     Another important part of the research is the link that I clicked on is the College Learning Center. This here gives information for students that are there already or are upcoming freshmen’s. A list is given for the department for the learning centers which are “Tutoring/practice, online tutoring, workshops, computer literacy program, avoiding plagiarism, schedule, computer labs, and job opportunities.” (www.citytech.cuny.edu)  This is given great information to students at city tech or are coming to the college because it has a listing of what opportunities of learning are available.

-Takiera

http://websupport2.citytech.cuny.edu/learningcenters/

On the City Tech website there is a link to the college learning centers. The online college learning center has tutoring and online tutoring. Also it has workshops, programs, tips and schedules for the learning center and computer labs. This piece of information is very useful towards the research project of how students can gain help from the learning centers of City Tech. It’s a good resource for students who want to know when they can go to the learning center. Also, it is good for students who want to improve their work and need some tutoring. It is very relevant to this research project but, not bias and does not show a lot of credibility.

http://www.ucc.edu/about/ALC

The academic learning centers webpage of Union County College is very informative. It has all the information about the learning centers, what their capabilities are and what their services do. The learning center provides academic support to students of Union County College outside of their class time, at their convenience. Their best learning asset is the tutoring services. It a students academic achievement, their perception of goals and provides resources for the students work. This is a great relevant source for this research project because it really goes deeper into what the tutoring services do. Also, compared to City Tech’s Learning Center webpage it is much more detailed on tutoring services and does give the schedules and times as to which the center is open.

-Reiana

In the website posted, College of Staten Island (CSI)  offers many types of tutoring, and assistances. This benefits many students because this program offers a variety of tutoring in different subjects. To further improve a student’s academic studies, tutoring and assistance is a great choice because having a mentor evaluating your work will enhance the student’s knowledge on academics. CSI also provides nursing, SEEK, and language assistance to those who are not just stuck in regular academics. The tutoring offices are available at reasonable times, 4 days a week so students can come in and get assistance at times convenient for them. This source is relevant to our research project because it promotes learning and tutoring, which is essential for students in their studies.
In the source posted, New York University (NYU) provides FREE tutoring, to assist students in their skills and strategies for learning. This is a great service they’re offering, not only because they provide individual tutoring, but it’s also free. If it’s not convenient enough, they also offer group reviews to further your academic research and learning. Providing free tutoring is a major benefit for students who can’t afford tuition, while providing them the knowledge they need in order to be more confident in their work and learning. This relates to our research topic, because having free academic support is something that’s needed to enhance a students learning.
-Alex

Annotated bibliography ; from kiyanna eunice and nahid (in that order)

SEEK/ COLLEGE DISCOVERY AND The Accelerated Study in Associate Program

http://www.cuny.edu/admissions/undergraduate/prepare/Worsheet-SeekCD-ASAP-2012.pdf

The main idea for this website is to show what type of students fall under the category to be eligible for the student assistance programs that are provided which are SEEK/CD and ASAP. It briefly discusses what the programs are in simpler terms how they assist the student academically as well as steps needed to apply for this program. I believe that this link or the website is important to the research of these student assistance programs because as you know many people don’t take the time to read exactly what is written, especially when it’s a variety of text provided. The link above hits everything the students or an individual that wanted to look up information about these programs in a nutshell.

 

SEEK AND COLLEGE DISCOVERY

http://www.cuny.edu/academics/programs/notable/seekcd/history-mission.html

the main idea this website shows the history in the mission of each program. It breaks down the what’s why’s and how’s of these programs, it also shows the cause-and-effect of these programs giving a little data and statistics. Most importantly it shows the mission the reason behind why they created these programs in the first place. Behind any research you need a valid reasons into why whatever you are researching began in the first place and of course the history behind these programs and the goals that are meant for these programs are important in order for you to understand in depth of why they are here. You need real concrete evidence to back up your research and this link  is the beginning of every research.

-Kiyanna cush

 

COPE. The City University of New York. Web. 20 Nov 2013.

http://www.cuny.edu/academics/programs/notable/cope.html

 

This is the main COPE website on the CUNY webpage listed under academic programs under notable programs. Available here are support services, brochures, events, updates, job placement information and scholarships, all related to the COPE program. As well as useful information to the students, the webpage offers stories of students who have been or are in the COPE program. All students are able to find the school they are in and locate the contact information for the program on their campus. This webpage is very easy to access as well as easy to navigate through. All the information is up-to-date and reliable.

 

SEEK and College Discovery. The City University of New York. Web. 20 Nov 2013.

http://www.cuny.edu/academics/programs/notable/seekcd.html


The main page for SEEK and College Discovery on the CUNY webpage, listed under academic programs under notable programs. Available here are overviews of both the SEEK program and College Discovery, the history of the programs, their mission, program features and admissions. The CUNY online application is also available, as well as the eligibility for these programs. Although the webpage is harder to navigate through because both programs are listed in the same page, all the information is carefully categorized for more ease. The information that this site offers is up-to-date and reliable.    

-Eunice Sanchez

 

Seek. The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program. Web. 20 Nov 2013

http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/students/seek/

This is the main page for city tech seek program. The Percy Ellis SEEK Program gives services to the people that need financial service. The web page explains everything SEEK program offers. There’s an admission office that is listed on the website on the hours it’s open and closed. This website is reliable to help students understand more about seek and if they are eligible to get into the program.

 

 

Cope. The City University Of New York. Web. 20 Nov 2013

 

http://www.cuny.edu/academics/programs/notable/cope.html

 

This is the main website for cope. It offers education assist such as tutoring, brochure, scholarship, job placement, and events and updates. There’s a cope admission office in New York City College of Technology. On the website they have a number to reach their office to know more about the program that’s being offered. The website is up to date and is reliable.

 

Nahid Rimon