Category Archives: Uncategorized

css.php

Questions for the Workshop

As we gear up for the first of our summer workshops, it might be good to have a place where we might gather questions you’d like us to be sure we get to (anything from ‘how do I change the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Keeping up my end of the conversation as policy wonk

I love reading policy reports and position papers. Think what you like, I just do. I’d like to pass along two recent reports from the Pew Charitable Trust, one of my favorite think tanks. The first report “paint(s) a rich … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Update 5.26

We’ve updated a few more things on the site! But do keep sending me suggestions and comments, in particular those things that we’ll be able to roll-over onto your own sites later in the summer. A fine example of this … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Submit Questions/Ask for Help

Post here if you have a question of any sort that you’d like us to answer, from the more philosophical to the basic and technical (“where is the button for…”). Remember to add your question as a post, rather than as a comment, to ensure that the rest of the group (who should be subscribed to the site) sees it and can help! Continue reading

Posted in Submit Questions/Ask for Help, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

El Coto de Rioja Paella Parade: Fundraiser to Support City Tech HMGT Students

On Monday, May 23 from 6pm-9pm we will be celeprating spanish wine and paella at Beekman Beer Garden (SSS Water Taxi Beach) where you will enjoy great views of the Brooklyn Water Front while supporting scholarship funds for City Tech’s hospitality students! … Continue reading

More Galleries | Leave a comment

Welcome, and Notice the Adjustments!

You’ll start noticing some changes to this site over the next few days and weeks, until we shift over to the OpenLab, all in the hopes of making the site a little more useful for you and hopefully a little … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Making our developmental math programs work

This post is a shout-out to Steve Hinds, a very smart guy who is embroiled in the hard work of trying to figure out how to make developmental math programs work at CUNY. He’s doing great work which is not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Slides from our Gen Ed Conference Presentation

Thanks to everyone who came out for our presentation at the 7th Annual General Education Conference: Journeying through General Education. I wasn’t able to make it out to Nick’s for pizza afterwards for CUNY Pie, but I’ve heard that the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Using Twitter in the Classroom

Hi All: Here’s an interesting article on using Twitter in all types of classrooms. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/13/education/13social.html?_r=1&hp

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Keeping up my end of the task: This is Gen Ed

I’ve been keeping this from you all semester. These dudes at some college in Massachusetts came up with:  A PROGRAM IN GENERAL EDUCATION: http://www.generaleducation.fas.harvard.edu Park your car in Harvard Yard [Pronounce each \å\ as in father if you do not rhyme … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Reading, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

How many ways can we use Brooklyn as a laboratory?

In preparation for Friday, please think about the many ways we can use Brooklyn as a laboratory to support our courses. There are many possibilities, beyond the ‘field trip.’ For architecture, this is easy. We assign design studio projects for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 3 Comments

Fellows at the Museum of Natural History

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Museum of Natural History and You

This post covers the pragmatic information that you’ll need for the trip the Brain exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. What:  Tour of Brain: The Inside Story When: Friday, March 25th at 10AM Where: The “Rose Center of Earth … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

“The New Humanism”

At our last session, I expressed my view that “General Education” is too generic a term to permit meaningful dialogue especially when it comes to “reforming” education.  Yes, it’s important to have our students be broadly educated, to make connections across disciplines, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

keeping up my end of the conversation. . .

At the end of this beautiful Saturday afternoon, I decided to take a stroll through CUNY Commons. I thought linking to Jim Groom’s site might be a lively way to spend cocktail hour. Join me — “Going Looney (sic) at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Possible writing assignments

In an attempt to organize myself for the fall semester course I tried to write down some of the ideas circulated in the today’s seminar, discussed in Bean’s book and also from my own experience. Here are the assignments structured … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tweaking the Blog Settings

You may have noticed that there have been some minor changes to the sidebar on the right side of the blog. I’ve talked with a few folks and subsequently we’ve taken out some of the features we used to have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

A Mathematician’s Lament

Lockhart, Paul. A mathematician’s lament / 1st ed. New York : Bellevue Literary Press, 2009. As a mathematician I struggle with the role of mathematics in general education. There are such a variety of things that fall under the heading … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Getting started on the annotated bibliography

We hope to use Zotero or some other resource to help us keep our sources organized, but until then, feel free to post your finds in the comments section here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments