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  1. Feb 2018
    1. Questions for Class Thursday, Feb. 15

      –why call it the CUNY ”Commons”? What does that word tap into in terms of intellectual communities?

      –what are the guiding principles and practices of the Commons? When it works best, what do you see it doing?

      –how does the Commons enable us to work across CUNY? Here, you might even just step us through parts of the Commons, linking functionality to the needs of academic organization.

      –What is Wordpress? What’s the bigger Wordpress picture?

      –When you see Wordpress working well for instructors, what does that look like?

      –How does Wordpress connect to the uses of open educational resources and the idea of shared academic labor?

    2. Week 1 Teaching Notes:

      Creating THE Syllabus: a thought project

      Queer Mainstreams and the Queer Cannon

      Creating an OPEN syllabus -- a way to think about this course more broadly

      "If it can't be shared, it can't be taught" : Free/Queer/CUNY

      Turning principles into projects: shared labor

      So our TO-Do list includes: finding resources, using technology, knowing our context, sharing the labor


      Assignment for Week 2:

      1. Subscribe to CUNY Commons and enroll in our site

      2. Begin identifying and evaluating OER for an undergrad queer studies course (of some kind)

      3. Begin researching the CUNY contexts for that course as one way of evaluating the OER.

      4. Begin posting your findings to our Free Queer CUNY Commons site. Tag your name and keywords

      Questions for Class Thursday, Feb. 15

      –why call it the CUNY ”Commons”? What does that word tap into in terms of intellectual communities? –what are the guiding principles and practices of the Commons? When it works best, what do you see it doing? –how does the Commons enable us to work across CUNY? Here, you might even just step us through parts of the Commons, linking functionality to the needs of academic organization.

      –What is Wordpress? What’s the bigger Wordpress picture? –When you see Wordpress working well for instructors, what does that look like? –How does Wordpress connect to the uses of open educational resources and the idea of shared academic labor?

    3. Week 2 Teaching Notes:

      1. Student-led OER research reports

        a. Point to 1-2 example sources

        b. Think through pedagogical choices, issues, Q's

        c. Add viable OER to the Live List

      2. The CUNY System

      CUNY Mission and History

      CUNY Institutional Data

      CUNY Maps of NYC

      Mapping the Futures of Higher Education Video

      Review undergrad class posts about first day in LGBT Short Story class

      Assignment for Week 3:

      1. Brainstorm together for next questions/directions

      2. Look around the CUNY Commons --Write a post with any Commons questions you

        have (please tag "commons")
        
      3. Begin building individual or shared Wordpress sites --pick a campus and create its queer profile. What

         classes, instructors, resources, publications, 
         histories, opportunities, needs do you see there?
        

        --Write a post with any Wordpress questions you

         have (tag "wordpress")
        
      4. Mapping Queer CUNY group project (use Embed Google Maps plugin or another mapping plugin).

    1. Our mission dates to 1847 when founder Townsend Harris, an early champion of public education and a pioneering diplomat who was the first U.S. ambassador to Japan, called upon New York City to create a public academy of higher learning to “educate the whole people.”

      CUNY was originally called the "Free Academy."