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Nov 05, 2010

Search Triangle

Every search interface that you encounter on the WWW offers a scenario.  Each has a learning curve that must be climbed, but would it surprise you to know that almost every system operates on a standard set of principles and infrastructure?  Most often we are defaulted into a basic search mode (think of Google's search box), but believe it or not whether you are in basic Google mode, or in the advanced mode of a powerful vertical search engine all interfaces are similar. The search triangle is a 5 minute interactive learning module.  After completing it you will better understand… More

Author: sebastien_marion

Nov 02, 2010

Balancing Flexibility and Fairness Through Course Design

  “Prof. Smith, I won’t be able to make it to class tonight because unfortunately my flight back from vacation has been delayed by an hour and now I won't make it back to New York in time for class.  Is there supposed to be a quiz today and if so is there any way I can make it up?” “Hey Professor, I am terribly sorry, but I am unable to attend class this evening due to familial issues. I am writing in an attempt to ascertain what precisely we went over tonight, and what I need to review in… More

Author: francine_glazer

Nov 01, 2010

SMART Goal Setting

For the month of October, SSC has been meeting with new freshman to discuss SMART Goal Setting. Why do we need to make goals you ask? That’s a very good question. Setting goals can be a double edged sword. For one thing, goals will motivate change in your current situation. Second, goals will help you evaluate your current situation. I think Goal Setting should be visited every year, and not just freshman year. I’m not just talking about making it a goal to graduate or get a job. Goal setting needs to be SMART! Specific – identifies a specific action or event  Measurable – should be quantifiable… More

Author: anna_ye

Oct 26, 2010

Team Teach with a Student

Consider team teaching with a student. Team teaching is sometimes touted as something that “every instructor should try” (Harte 1995:3). Research suggests that professor-student teaching teams offer several benefits to students, student teachers, and professors. For a review of both the benefits and the challenges, as well as ways to avoid the challenges, see Gray and Harrison (2003).  For greatest effectiveness, team teaching pairs should plan to work together in the professor’s office during the class period before and after each class you teach together. Before each class period, make sure you are both clear about the order of class… More

Author: francine_glazer

Oct 19, 2010

Using Quotations to Prime Class Discussions

You can use a “Quote of the Day” to a) introduce a concept, b) inject some humor, or c) complete a class by asking "how does this quotation relate to what we did today?" Here's a suggestion of how you can use them to help students organize their thoughts in preparation for a class discussion. You might, for example, have a quotation on the board when students arrive in class. Ask students to read and consider the quotation and prepare to share their ideas. THINK: Students write down their thoughts on how the quotation connects to the day’s topic (2 minutes).… More

Author: francine_glazer

Oct 13, 2010

Facebook, Network Literacy and Brand You

If you haven’t read the latest Facebook blog post by Mr. Social Network himself, Mark Zuckerberg, you might want to take a peek.  The most visited website on the Internet  – yes, Google is listening and wants your Facebook data! – Zuckerberg appears to have heard our requests for greater privacy and greater ability to self-manage our personal information.  I’ve commented previously on the importance of taking your online life very seriously.  You might graduate with credentials, but in a ubiquitous networked world where information abounds your online profile (sometimes referred to as your data shadow) is never far behind.… More

Author: sebastien_marion

Oct 12, 2010

Media Literacy

The Center for Media Literacy ( ) uses this expanded definition: Media Literacy is a 21st century approach to education. It provides a framework to access, analyze, evaluate and create messages in a variety of forms — from print to video to the Internet. Media literacy builds an understanding of the role of media in society as well as essential skills of inquiry and self-expression necessary for citizens of a democracy.    Core Concepts All media messages are constructed. Media messages are constructed using a creative language with its own rules. Different people experience the same media message differently. Media… More

Author: francine_glazer

Oct 08, 2010

SSC Blog Spot

Welcome to the SSC Blog spot!   My name is Anna Ye, Student Solutions Manager at the Manhattan Campus.  This is where I’ll get to share with you about events and important reminders to help make your academic year less stressful.   I’d like to give a special welcome to all of our  NEW STUDENTS at NYIT.  If you did not get a chance to attend our SSC Open House on October 28th, please stop by the Student Solutions Center in MA (16W 61st St) or OW (Harry Schure Hall, 1st floor) and meet your  SSC Manager. Every student has… More

Author: anna_ye

Oct 06, 2010

Top 6 Mistakes NYIT Students Make in the Job Application Process

I recently ran searches for several job openings. One search was for a professional staff position in Career Services, and the other was for several student staff positions for the Community Service Centers. The applicants couldn’t have been more different. Candidates applying for the professional staff position submitted resumes highlighting relevant work experience and educational training.  Most cover letters referred back to the job posting, and candidates highlighted related skills and identified the  top reasons for which they should be considered for the job. Spelling and grammar were nearly perfect. Student applicants could learn a bit from these job seekers.… More

Author: amy_bravo

Oct 04, 2010

Visual Literacy: What do you see?

  Visual imagery can be used in many disciplines not only to increase students’ content knowledge, but also to build their visual and media literacy skills.   The term “Visual Literacy” was first coined in 1969 by John Debes, who offered the following definition: “Visual Literacy refers to a group of vision-competencies a human being can develop by seeing and at the same time having and integrating other sensory experiences.”   In his 1997 article “Thoughts on Visual Literacy,” Philip Yenawine describes visual literacy as “the ability to find meaning in imagery” involving “simple identification (naming what one sees) to complex… More

Author: francine_glazer

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Michael Banks Michael Banks
Full-time Faculty
Department: Communication Arts
Campus: Manhattan
Jennifer Kelly Jennifer Kelly
Director of Alumni Relations
Office: Alumni Relations
Campus: Old Westbury
Peter C. Kinney III Peter C. Kinney III
Chief of Staff
Office: President
Campus: Old Westbury