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Jan 24, 2012

FAFSA Assistance Hotline

FAFSA is now offering assistance for students and parents Tuesday and Thursdays from noon - 5pm until February 28th.  Live help is available to answer questions about completing the FAFSA. Students can take advantage of this help now! More

Author: anna_ye

Jan 17, 2012

Turnitin is now available within Blackboard

At the end of the Fall semester, SafeAssign had some technical issues that caused long delays in generating originality reports on student work. In order to enable faculty members to respond to student work in a timely manner, TurnItIn has also been integrated into Blackboard and assignments can be created and managed from within each course's Blackboard shell.    In order to use either tool—Turnitin or SafeAssign—faculty must first turn on that tool within the course's Blackboard shell. For a demonstration of how to do this, please see the short video at    To replace an existing Assignment or… More

Author: francine_glazer

Jan 05, 2012

Welcome Back, It’s 2012!

  Welcome back to a new year and a new semester!  Classes begin on January 23rd and we’re looking forward to seeing you back on campus.  As a reminder the add/drop period to change classes ends on February 5th. Be sure to make any changes to your schedule before then.  Calling all second semester FRESHMAN!  You will be required to meet with your SSC Manager to discuss first semester academic progress.  Look for an email from your SSC Manager once classes begin. The Student Solutions Center is now open – please contact us if you have any questions regarding registration,… More

Author: anna_ye

Dec 14, 2011

Grading, Like It or Not!

Grading is generally the least favorite part of teaching for most faculty. A quick Google search turned up a site called “5 things I hate more than grading.” Some folks couldn’t come up with five things worse than grading; most mentioned life-threatening illnesses or surgery without anesthesia.  Why is it so awful? What can we do to make it better? I think there are four main reasons why most of us hate grading: 1.    We don’t like to judge people. As instructors, we are both coaches and judges, and most of us got into teaching for the coaching part, not thejudging part.… More

Author: francine_glazer

Dec 07, 2011

What’s the Right Tool for the Job?

   “Great strategy!  Do you have a "how to" packet on Google Apps? How and where does use of Blackboard fit in?”   “Isn’t Blackboard a comparable resource or perhaps it doesn't have the large variety of capabilities?”   “Do we do this in addition to the Blackboard site for each live class?” Great questions! A number of you have written to me in response to the Weekly Teaching Notes on Google Apps, asking about the advantages of Blackboard as compared to Google Apps, how to decide which one to use, and requesting more information. In this week’s note, I’ll try… More

Author: francine_glazer

Nov 30, 2011

Good Luck on Finals!  Join the SSC for Milk and Cookies!

Wishing you well for the Final Exams and the Holiday Seasons, the Student Solutions Center would like to offer Milk & Cookies as a snack during Finals.  Please stop by for a study break! Manhattan Campus: Dec 12,13,14,19, 20 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at 16W 61st Street, First Floor. Old Westbury Campus: Dec 14,15,16 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Harry Schure Hall.         More

Author: anna_ye

Nov 29, 2011

More on Student Collaboration and Google Apps

As you know, Google Apps were made available to NYIT faculty and students this past summer. Many schools in the US and around the world are using Google Apps for Education to support student learning and provide opportunities for student engagement and collaboration. You might ask: “What’s in it for me?”   A simple answer is: 1)    It will save you a lot of time 2)    It will make you a very interesting teacher who uses technology innovatively (students love Google Apps’ user-friendly interface!)   You might also ask: “What’s in it for my students?”   A simple answer is: 1)    Easy collaboration: no more multiple… More

Author: francine_glazer

Nov 17, 2011

A Time for Thanksgiving

  On behalf of the Student Solutions Center, we’d like to wish you a happy & safe Thanksgiving Break.  During these tough time, let’s take a moment to reflect on all that we can be thankful for.  See you after the break! More

Author: anna_ye

Nov 16, 2011

Enhance Student Collaboration with Online Tools: Google Apps

NYIT faculty members care about effective teaching and student engagement. Sometimes in conversation, faculty members voice concerns about student collaboration. Let’s consider two of the most common: Accountability: How do I hold all students in the team accountable for doing their share of the work? How do members of a team hold each other accountable? Time constraints: How do I engage students in meaningful collaborative work when it takes so much class time?   Some of the emerging educational technologies might be able to address these prevalent concerns in an easy and user-friendly manner. This summer NYIT has adopted Google Apps… More

Author: francine_glazer

Nov 15, 2011

Dean Uttendorfer on Homework

  The volume of homework for kids has drastically increased proportionately to the emphasis in the past few years on testing. Dr. Michael Uttendorfer, Dean, NYIT School of Education, believes there can be too much homework. He feels too much homework is just practice rather than work that builds understanding. Studies show that the amount of homework for elementary ages has no bearing on their ability to perform. Dr. Uttendorfer and Judith West have an interesting discussion on this topic on Getting Your Money's Worth. More

Author: michael_uttendorfer

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John Hyde John Hyde
Dean of Career Services
Office: Career Services
Campus: Old Westbury
Alan Fairbairn Alan Fairbairn (M.A. '90)
Associate Professor
Department: Hospitality Studies
Campus: Old Westbury
Isaac Kurtzer Isaac Kurtzer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department: Biomedical Sciences
Campus: Old Westbury