Information on Student Evaluations of Teaching

It may also be helpful to provide students with the following information about the email(s) they will be receiving:

Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) Administration

1. Emails will be sent from Scantron to student’s campus email address.

a. Emails will be sent from:

i. Sender Name: NYC College of Technology Course Evaluations

ii. Address:

Information and Contacts for Registration Questions

Some information and suggestions you may find of value follows:

Credit Accumulation

Students who complete 15 credits each semester or 30 credits a year save time and money. Tuition costs are the same for 12 to 18 credits per semester. If scheduling is an issue, asynchronous sections, with no set meeting time, may provide the flexibility students need to register for 15 or more credits. Please suggest this option if needed.

Bursar Holds

One of the many unfortunate outcomes of the ongoing pandemic is that a large number of students have bursar holds (currently, students with a past balance of over $200 will have a bursar hold).  While providing guidance on financial aid is beyond the scope and expertise of faculty, pointing students to where they can get support may help. Following is an excerpt of the information the Financial Aid Office provides. Also, if the student has paid off their balance and the bursar hold has not been lifted, students can email the Bursar to address this at:  

If you have questions about TAP please email If you have questions about filing an appeal for eligibility related to SAP (satisfactory academic progress) you can find the form here . All questions regarding the appeal will need to be directed to studentaffairs@citytech.cuny.eduDynamic Forms Document Upload SubmissionAll documents can be submitted via our platform Dynamic forms. Please refer to and log in with your city tech email and password. You may also sign in as guest if you do not have a city tech email. For directions on how to use Dynamic forms please refer to and processing of documents we receive (Dynamic Forms or Filenet) will take 6-8 weeks. Check your financial aid status on CUNYfirstPlease check your “To Do” list on CUNYfirst for any outstanding documentation.  Office of Financial Aid 

Registration Support

If students are having difficulty registering, pointing them to the following information provided by the Registrar’s Office may help!

Want to register for SPRING 2021 term, but need some help? Don’t worry! We are here to help.The steps below will guide you through the process:Step 1: Get Advised!
Prepare for academic advising by following the six steps HERE and reach out to an advisor HEREStep 2: Meet Our New Exciting Registration Tool – Schedule Builder!
Schedule Builder is a real-time class scheduling tool that allows you to build the perfect schedule in minutes.Final Step: Create Your Schedule and Register!
Log onto your CUNYfirst account and launch Schedule Builder via your Student Center to create the perfect schedule and register.CUNYfirst – CunyFirst LoginLaunch Schedule Builder resources:Prepare for AdvisementFind my Major DepartmentHow to Claim your CUNYfirst AccountGet to Know DegreeWorksGet to Know Schedule Builder

Our Stories Project — Extra Credit

The Our Stories Project: Part 1 (Due 9/18)

This semester, we are participating in City Tech’s Our Stories Project. For Our Stories, you write reflectively about your transition to college on the FYLC OpenLab site.
Instructions on how to participate are below:
  • Create an OpenLab account if you haven’t already done this.
  • Join the FYLC OpenLab project.
  • Write a post in response to the reflective writing prompt on the FYLC site (link here).
  • Read and write comments on at least two peer’s posts from across the FYLC courses.
  • Email your professor (me) letting me know you have completed this portion of Our Stories.
Our Stories happens twice during the semester and you will respond once more at the end of the semester.
I will give you 30 points total of extra credit for participation in Our Stories (15 at the beginning and 15 at the end). This is 3% of your final grade, and is significant.

An Example of a Page Annotation

Hey, guess what? Your instructor takes notes too! Here is an example of the first page of notes I took on the article, Why Good Students Do Bad in College. Let’s compare that to the set of notes I typed up and showed you that I used for our discussion.

Example of a Page Annotation

  • You might think that this is unnecessary work at first glance, but this is how knowledge is created! We will look at a model in two weeks that shows us exactly that process. But here’s a recap:
  • First, I read and “talk back” to the text (in the notes below).
  • Then I take that “conversation” and type it up, deleting things that don’t matter and adding ideas that do.
  • Then I share these with you and “talk” about them, which forces me to reorganize and evaluate my thoughts again while I incorporate your feedback and ideas.
  • Then I add ideas from another source (the TED Talk) and integrate these together.
  • Then, after the class, I let them sit for a bit, and decide what to change, alter, or do again to expand my own knowledge on the subject and share that with new people!

This is how expertise is created. Right?


Take 150 words or so and introduce yourself in a comment below. Use my example here as a guide.

Greetings Everyone,

My name is Patrick Corbett and I am your professor for ENG 1101-LC05. You can find my official college bio here. Most of my teaching is around writing and technology, and I have collaborated with many of your Hospitality Management professors, including Profs. Goodlad and Stewart. I have taught many different types of writing courses at six different colleges and universities, and I am extremely excited to be working with all of you. I live in Bensonhurst, have two kids, and I am what you might call a serious hobbyist in the kitchen so while I am not a hospitality professional I have great appreciation for the work done across the industry. I see this class, and my role as the professor, as helping you understand the absolutely vital importance of learning to communicate as best you can (and then get better still) in writing so that you can share your vision with others and do great things in the world.

Welcome to ENG 1101-LC!

Hi Everyone —

Welcome to our ENG 1101-LC OpenLab space. As you already know, our class is held across four different platforms (Zoom, OpenLab, Google Drive, and Discord). Each of these provide different functions for us:

  • Zoom — synchronous meetings with chat and video (e.g., class video discussions).
  • Discord — asynchronous chat (e.g., questions you may need answered ASAP).
  • Google Drive — document control and distribution (e.g., assignments, readings, grades).
  • OpenLab — asynchronous group discussion (e.g., class text discussion).

So, here on OpenLab, you will be able to respond to our weekly class discussion questions and find other basic course information that will also be in our Course Documents folder on Drive.

If you need to find us on Discord, you can do so here — Be sure to join the ENG 1101-LC channel!