Annotated Bibliography (Takiera, Reiana & Alex)

¬†¬†¬†¬† The research question for this project is, ‚ÄúDoes the learning centers in City Tech provide help for the students?‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúOur 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.‚ÄĚ ¬†(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‚Äôs. A list is given for the department for the learning centers which are ‚ÄúTutoring/practice, online tutoring, workshops, computer literacy program, avoiding plagiarism, schedule, computer labs, and job opportunities.‚ÄĚ (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

“Annotated Bibliography” from: Sophonie, Katherine, Cristian

How to log onto the wireless network? By: Sophonie Audain

This article is about the steps it take to get the WI-FI at City Tech College with the student own personal computer.  To get to the WI-FI a person must enter the passphrase New York City College of Technology the security passphrase it case sensitive and must be entered exactly. Student must enter their City Tech email username and password. Faculty must enter their Novell username and password. They must download the NYCCT network to get access to the WI-FI. This is a very long step to get WI-FI at City Tech. It shouldn’t take this long to get WI-FI. When a student bring their own computer to City Tech it should be easy for them to get WI-FI.WI-FI is very important in college because it an easy way to get access to the internet at school if the person bring their computer. Computers at City Tech aren’t always available for student, so that why we need WI-FI. The process to get WI-FI at City Tech is horrible it take to long to get.

Work Cited

Ruddin_N901. (2009) Computer information services

Retrieved from http://library.citytech.cuny.edu/instruction/how/pdf/wireless.pdf

The City University of New York Policy on Acceptable Use of Computer Resources

This article is about CUNY Computer Resources that are devoted to the support of the University mission of education, research and public services. The CUNY Computer Resources includes electronic transactions and communication the same use like the other University that provided with resources and activity is the subject to the ‚Äúrequirement of legal and ethical behavior‚ÄĚ (Karino). This policy is to support the free exchange of ideas among members of CUNY Community and the other communities while recognizing the responsibilities and limit associate with such exchange. ¬†According to Karino ‚ÄúCUNY recognizes that there is a concern among the University Community that because information created, used, transmitted or stored in electronic communications and transactions will be particularly vulnerable to infringement of academic freedom.‚ÄĚ They should take this into consideration because CUNY Computer Resources needs fixing. ¬†The idea Karino trying to build sound really good, computer is very important to college students. The computer is an important source that we need to succeed in college.

Work Cited

Karino, T. (2012). The City University of New York Policy on Acceptable Use of Computer

Resources

Retrievedhttp://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/CIS/policies/ComputerUsePolicy.pdf

‚ÄúWi-Fi helps students get better grades, survey says‚ÄĚ By: Katherine Culajay

In 2008 the Wi-Fi alliance made a survey where they asked college students questions about Wi-Fi and how does this help them to succeed and have good grades. According to this survey, 75% of students said that Wi-Fi access on their college campuses helps them get better grades. Also, the survey indicates that ‚Äústudents will give up beer before giving up Wi-Fi‚ÄĚ, this means that for some students Wi-Fi does make a difference on their every day routine. Another thing that is important to say about this article is what Edgar Figueroa who is the executive director of the Wi-Fi alliance said, ‚ÄúStudents respond to the quick access to information that Wi-Fi makes possible, including access to academic information and university schedules.‚ÄĚ In other words, Wi-Fi makes life easier for students because it gives them an opportunity to check the information that they need for an assignment or important things about the course.

Wi-Fi is essential for students because it is like a tool that helps them to create their path to academic success. However, not every college has Wi-Fi, and the ones they do it doesn’t work very well. As this survey demonstrates, students believes that by having Wi-Fi they can have the chance of having better grades or at least they have the opportunity to catch up on their work. That’s why Wi-Fi is essential for college and its students.

Work Cited

Hamblen, M. (2008). Wi-Fi helps College Student Get Better Grades Survey Says. Retrieves

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9116419/Wi_Fi_helps_college_students_get_better_grades_survey_says

 

Pitt Community College (North Carolina) Computers and equipment

In order to succeed in college, students need to have the facilities and tools that can make them change their academic level in a very positive way. Pitt community college gives their students all the technology tools that they need so that they can complete their assignments without waiting too long or struggling with it. The college‚Äôs letter about technology said, ‚ÄúStudents can check out laptops from the circulation desk (1st floor) to use inside the library.‚ÄĚ according to this college, students have the opportunity to have a laptop even when they actually don‚Äôt have one because the library provides them one while they are on campus. Also as this college is saying, they try to help students in everything they can. However, if a student needs to print or make a copy of a paper they must pay 10cents for each paper. In conclusion, this is one of the colleges that give to students much facilitation on how to succeed and have good grades, but also they make them pay for each of the work they want to print. In other words, the college helps them but at the same time they have to pay for it.

 

Work Cited

Pitt Community College. (2013). Computer & Equipment. Retrieved

From http://www.pittcc.edu/academics/library/services/equipment.htm#scanners

By: Cristian Corte

When looking up any places or budget towards City Tech being able to give resources such for their students I found two great articles. One article gave me a full listing of every single computer lad that there is in city tech throughout the whole campus. While the other article gave me an overview of the budget and how it works for City Tech. It really surprised me to see that City Tech has various options for students although not all of them were actually computer labs just for students they may be for professors or a classroom instead of being just a computer lab. It is really great to see that City Tech being a technology school really gives us a big amount of options to where we may want to take advantage of the resources.

The article second article speaks about the budget issue with City Tech. Of course there is going to be a budget when it comes to a school. City Tech has a budget that if anything that is less and five thousand dollars is considered equipment. While anything less than five thousand dollars will just be considered a supply in the budget. Considering that I think we still would like to find out specifically how much City Techs budget is, it would be useful to know because City Tech has various computer labs and technology is not cheap.

Work Cited

“New York City College of Technology – Home.” New York City College of Technology – Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.

 

 

Technology at city tech (Sophonie, Katherine, Cristian)

The topic for our project is Technology (computers and Wi-Fi) and our research question is How does technology provides academic success to students?  We came up with this question because we think that since City Tech is a big college with a lot of students, we need more advances in technology so that it could have a positive impact in our success as a student. During the project, some of the places that we are going to observe carefully are the learning center, the library and how does the Wi-Fi works. As we have noticed the Learning center is supposed to be a space where students can do their work without having any problem. However the room is too small and students can barely have space for themselves. Also there are too many students on campus so it would be better if the learning center can provide us with more computers so that everyone can get the chance to get their work done. The library is always full but they don’t have a big amount of computers, so students always have to make a line and wait for a computer to be free. Obviously this is not good for us as students because sometimes we need to just print something but because of the long line we get late to class. Another of the issues that we want to cover during this project is the printer and the copy machine. As students we need to have more access to print our work, but city tech has a rule in which the student is allowed to print just 25 pages per day. If we want to get a copy of a paper we have to pay for it. Finally, the Wi-Fi doesn’t work well and when it does it’s slow and it’s hard for students to get online or finish their work.

We know that the use of technology is a very important and essential factor at city tech because it provides us with an advance tool to success and good grades. However, without this technology students are struggling by getting their work done and this could have a negative effect on their academic success. Some of the questions that we have in mind for this project are: how do you feel by making the line on the library just to get your work done? Have you ever struggled with the amount of paper that city tech provide us? And how does not having Wi-Fi affect you?

Architectural structure (Eloina,Saldin,Sha-Kina,Ivan)

The research question is: How does architectural structure promote happiness/well-being? Students want to enter a college that has a lovely looking structure to spend 2 to 4 years in. This topic was chosen because the architectural structure makes up the mood of the students. Throughout this research the persuasion to enhancing architectural structure is needed in order for the president of City Tech to truly promote happiness/ well-being.

This topic should interest students because the environment influences motivation, and can potentially lead to success in college. Commuters‚Äô common sayings are ‚ÄúI want to have a real college experience.‚ÄĚ The dream of ‚Äúhaving a real college experience‚ÄĚ starts from the structure, and how the building looks. Most of the research will be within the hallways and the actual structure of the hall ways and hallways on different levels. In the project there will be source from online and also students will be answering a series of questionnaires that deals with the research question. The way the project can be narrowed is by observing small details that the hallways contain that promotes the happiness/ well-being of students along with having a college experience. To go more into depth within the project students will be asked, ‚ÄúHow can the City Tech make their students experience a college experience? This question will provide suggestions on improving architectural structure because students care about how the campus looks like. The focus for the project is to indicate how the structure, and the appearance of City Tech can fulfill happiness/ well-being to all the students.

Exploring the Wellness-center (Dina, Brittany, & Esteban O. Ramos_the 2nd)

The topic chosen to discuss was The Health Center. How has the wellness-center promote the well being of the City Tech Students (?)  Many answer came up, such as, it is something that needed to  be tackle for teens who were ill-informed, people have yet to know how HIV can be transmitted or how giving a sip of soda to others can lead to some bad things, but the real reason that a raised  the most was, city tech students are young adults that have yet to be exposed to these facts. Facts ranging from, being a single mom, HIV, STDS, and many, many more that the wellness-center provides information to. A lot of information underneath people in the wellness-center, topics that can and will grab readers with the harsh truth about sex, drugs and pregnancy. People should be interested in the wellness-ness center because it does not only informs you but also has pills, check ups and vaccinations are provided.

The information that’ll be used will mostly be from the wellbeing-center such as, pamphlets, interviewing some of the workers and pictures of how the informations is being showed to the students. Another way we are going to get our information from is asking students around city tech and see how they are informed. Something that the students will be asked are, are they getting the information about safe sex (?) how has the college informed them about information (?) what do they wish to learn from the health center (?) and what would they wish for the health center do to help promote their infomation (?) The project is argumentative, the college needs to promote more information to the students, rather than having it underneath people all the time.

Student Services at City Tech (Eunice, Kiyanna, Nahid)

The chosen topic that will be discussed will be City Tech student assisting services. The forces driven behind shinning lights on this topic is the ideology that programs/ services need to be recognized by the student body at City Tech. After all they do promote the well being of the students attending the college. The evidence behind used to support the findings will be personal interviews with individuals who work in the field, the student handbook and last but not least the students who use the services. Hopefully, after finding the evidence to support ideas on the services/programs that city tech student assistance provides, many of the unknown will be answered such how are the services obtained by the student who is eligible for the service, what they provide, and how they help the student or groups of students.

As well as showing and describing how and why these student services contribute to the well being of City Tech students, there will be a focus on how these services promote themselves to the students. There are many of the services that go unknown to the student body at City Tech. How do these student services advertise themselves? Are they clear so each student knows where they are located and how they work? Many student services go on heard of, some of which are able to help a student’s academic year flow with ease. Students should have access to the information of all these services. They are for the assistance of the student after all.

“Learning Area at City Tech” from Sophonie, Katherine, Cristian

The research question of this project is: How does the learning area promote stabilization to students? The area we would be looking at is the library, learning center and the tutoring area. The learning area is a very important place for the student. It’s the place that student in City Tech look for help like exam and essays. The library in City Tech needs more improvement it to small; they don’t have enough computers for student. Students have to wait in a long line just for the computers. They should allow the student to print out more than 25 pages per day. They should have more tables for student to study. They should have more than 2 printers in the library. Lots of students attend City Tech, and City Tech is a big college so students suppose to be comfortable. The learning center should be bigger. The WI-FI at the learning center is to slow, it hard for student to get access to the WI-FI with their personal computers. There are too many students that attend City Tech so the learning center needs more spaces. The tutoring area is way too small. They need more staff that is willing to tutor students. The staff that tutors the students should write correction to the essay. They should tell student what they should do in their essay to make it better. City Tech tutors don’t really put enough effort in the students essay. These are the thing that needs improvement in the learning area for students at City Tech.

We are interested in this area because it’s something important that every college should provide. The library, learning center and tutoring area is very important for student because they are the source we need to be successful in our careers. So City Tech needs to provide student with a comfortable area to study and improve our academics. The sources we would use for this research is personal observation, the internet and critical thinking. The question we would ask to student at City Tech, Is how comfortable to you feel in the library, learning center and the tutoring area? Do you like waiting in line for the computers? Do you get enough help in the tutoring area? Do you like to use your computer in the learning center?

Socializing Areas at City Tech (Diana, Wesley, Fenfang)

The¬†research¬†question¬†of¬†this¬†project¬†is¬†‚Äú¬†What¬†is¬†the¬†relationship¬†between¬†the socializing¬†areas¬†and¬†happiness¬†at¬†City¬†Tech.” These¬†areas¬†include¬†the¬†atrium, lounges,¬†and¬†cafeteria,¬†etc.¬†This¬†topic¬†that¬†is¬†about¬†the¬†socializing¬†areas¬†might be¬†interesting¬†because¬†social¬†interaction¬†and¬†socialization¬†are¬†important¬†to¬†people. These¬†are¬†the¬†on-campus¬†places¬†that¬†allow¬†people¬†to¬†interact¬†with¬†one¬†another in¬†order¬†to¬†make¬†connections¬†and¬†get¬†to¬†know¬†more¬†about¬†each¬†other.¬†¬†This¬†topic might¬†interest¬†¬†the¬†current¬†students¬†because¬†they¬†may¬†feel¬†the¬†need¬†of¬†improving some¬†curtain¬†socializing¬†areas¬†since¬†they¬†might¬†already¬†have¬†their¬†own¬†ideas¬†in¬† mind.¬†For¬†the¬†future¬†students,¬†this¬†topic¬†might¬†be¬†one¬†of¬†the¬†elements¬†that¬†can affect¬†their¬†decisions¬†of¬†choosing¬†which¬†college¬†to¬†attend.¬†They¬†might¬†wonder what¬†socializing¬†areas¬†does¬†City¬†Tech¬†have¬†that¬†can¬†boost¬†their¬†happiness¬†and have¬†a¬†good¬†experience¬†at¬†City¬†Tech.¬†Also,¬†the¬†faculties¬†and¬†staffs¬†at¬†administration might¬†be¬†thinking¬†of¬†how¬†to¬†improve¬†the¬†school¬†in¬†order¬†to¬†build¬†a¬†better¬†learning environment¬†and¬†socializing¬†areas¬†for¬†all¬†the¬†students¬†at¬†City¬†Tech.¬†¬†Therefore, this¬†topic¬†is¬†really¬†a¬†important¬†aspect¬†that¬†need¬†to¬†be¬†improved¬†to¬†increase¬†the well-being¬†and¬†happiness¬†for¬†the¬†City¬†Tech¬†community.¬†

There are many kinds of sources can be used in the project. Using the internet sources, such as looking for some information online is useful. However, for this particular project, it is important to gather the ideas, thoughts, and opinions from  the  staffs, faculties, and students at City Tech. This would be so helpful to help on creating a effective proposal for this project. Thus, besides of using the internet research method, it would be a good idea to conduct surveys, too. It is a important issue to know about how they think about the socializing areas in City Tech. It would be great if they can provide some suggestions of improving the socializing areas in City Tech. There are some questions that will address through this project. Some of these questions are: Do the students and staffs think that there is the need of making changes and improvements to the socializing areas? If so, where are the areas that need to improve? Do people like the socializing areas at City Tech? How often do they go to these areas? Do the socializing areas make them feel comfortable? Are the socializing area environments clean? Do the students feel that it is easy to find a seat at these socializing areas? What do they usually do at these socializing areas? Do they think that there is enough socializing areas? By finding out these questions, people can learn about how the socializing areas affect the sense of well-being for the City Tech community. The proposal of this project would be argumentative, and not just a statement of fact because everyone has different opinions and ideas toward these socializing areas, many interesting points will be generated through the research project in the end. 

Learning Areas at City Tech (Reiana,Takiera & 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.