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Message from the Director, 2007

Welcome to the Queens College Center for Teaching and Learning!

Our mission is to recognize, promote, and sustain the quality of teaching and learning at Queens College. To achieve this objective, the Center works closely with the Writing Across the Curriculum Program and the Educational Technology Laboratory, in promoting on-going discussion among faculty from all divisions about classroom and teaching issues, new pedagogies, best practices, and innovative course design, as well as in fostering the scholarship of teaching and learning. We are linked to other Centers for Teaching and Learning around CUNY and benefit from the support of the CUNY Office of Undergraduate Education. Ultimately, our objective is to enhance student learning by creating a supportive environment for Queens College faculty, by integrating teaching and learning within the context of research within the disciplines, and by advancing active learning.

Inaugurated in the Fall of 2006, the Center is still very new but has already had an important impact on the framework of teaching and learning at Queens College. In its first year of operation, 2006-2007, under the direction of Professor Don Scott, the Center hosted the Third Annual CUNY General Education Conference, and offered a number of workshops and seminars on a range of topics together with Writing Across the Curriculum, College Now, and the Educational Technology Lab. Check Events (or subscribe to its live feed) for a preview of future offerings, and please let me know if you have a suggestion for a workshop or other event.

This academic year, 2007-2008, the Center continues to work with the College's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the soon to be formed General Education Advisory Council, to facilitate the implementation of the new General Education curriculum at Queens. The GenEd at QC area of this web provides more information on this on-going process.

We are also working on bringing together information relevant to all types of teaching and learning endeavors, materials to be collected in the Resources area. Also check News (or subscribe to its live feed) for announcements.

The Center is located in Razran 316, which also houses the offices of Writing Across the Curriculum and is a few footsteps away from the new site for the Educational Technology Lab.

Looking forward to a productive year,

Eva Fernández
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
August 2007