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Readings for April 8 – Kuh and Bean

I was searching last night for the Bean reading assignment and couldn’t find it (thanks for the reminder, Charles!). I located it this morning in the hard copy agenda from last week, and I’m posting it in case others are … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs and Baby D

When I was in high school, my adopted aunt, Dorothy Holtz, (Baby D we called her behind her back) introduced me to reading Jane Jacobs. Dorothy was one of the foremost city planners at the time–she created the first urban … Continue reading

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Developmental courses and the First-Year Experience

Michelle called our attention to a recent New York Times article about the growing need for remediation within CUNY, “CUNY Adjusts Amid Tide of Remedial Students.” If you did not have a chance to read it yet, check it out … Continue reading

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On Gardner’s 5 Minds for the Future

Justin Davis and I were asked to pose a question or two about Gardner’s 5 Minds for the Future, to give us something to think about as we read and prepare for our next meeting (April 25th). I’ll get us … Continue reading

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Engaging Learning from “Engaging Ideas”, Bean

As the title implies, John Bean’s Engaging Ideas has been quite engaging. The style is easy to learn from and a lot of valuable information that will help our students can be reviewed in a short time. I already incorporate … Continue reading

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Announcement: Reading for March 11th

On March 11th, City Tech’s Writing Fellows will join our group and help us think about writing in the context of our first-year courses. This work will build on work that you did at yesterday’s very productive meeting with the … Continue reading

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Reading responses to Dean Edelstein and Gregory C. Wolniak, Tricia A. Seifert, and Charles F. Blaich

Please share your responses to these two articles about electives and general education: Dean Edelstein, “Lost in the Middle” in Inside Higher Ed (January 21, 2011): Excerpted from Views: Lost in the Middle – Inside Higher Ed http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2011/01/21/edelstein_on_the_role_of_electives Gregory C. … Continue reading

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Summerfield reading

I posted the Summerfield reading on our Readings page earlier this week–I hope everyone noticed that. You can add your response to the Summerfield reading as a comment to this blog post.

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Jeannette M. Wing reading

Here is the reading for the Jeannette Wing lecture: Wing06 *You can add your response to the Wing reading by posting a comment here. You can find the readings on the Readings page by clicking on Readings on the bar … Continue reading

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Feynman, Gen Ed, and more

While you’re reading Richard P. Feynman’s “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character, please share your ideas on the blog. Here are some questions you might respond to: how does this book relate to this seminar specifically, … Continue reading

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