Author Archives: aandrzejewski

“It’s in the Syllabus”: Best Practices for the First Day of Class

(image from Inside Higher Ed) I recently had the pleasure of attending City Tech’s new faculty orientation, led by Professor Julia Jordan. At one point, she implored us, “Please, please do not spend the first class session reading your syllabus … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Snow Days: Have Your Students Write!

As CUNY schools shut down across the city, many professors are left to re-organize “tentative” syllabi schedules. But instead of letting snow days wreak havoc on your reading schedule as well as the roads, use them to practice WAC principles, encouraging … Continue reading

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The “Problem” of English Language Learners at City Tech: Strategies to Include All of Your Students in the Conversation

It is no secret that City Tech has a large population of students who are English Language Learners, as the questions and concerns from faculty members at WAC workshops and in meetings constantly remind us. Here are some strategies I’ve … Continue reading

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Dreaming, Blogging, and Inviting Students into the Academic Ballroom

As the semester begins, many instructors have already decided what role technology and low-stakes writing assignments will play in their classroom and course requirements. I used to be wary of technology, especially, and didn’t find it necessary to create the kind … Continue reading

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