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Covid-19 and the Escalating Mental Health Crisis among Bipoc and Immigrants

Created by Areeba Zanub in Fall 2020, this digital capstone project examined the COVID-19 pandemic relationship to the rising mental health crisis of BIPOC and immigrant communities. In it, Zanub investigated the role of the "essential worker" with [...]

#CancelRent And Eviction Blockades in Brooklyn: Black Queer Women and Femmes Fight for the Right to Housing

Written and submitted by Brooklyn College student Emily Batista over the summer of 2020, this autoethnography focused on the eviction defense of 1214 Dean Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Batista framed this research project as a "vessel to [...]

College of Staten Island (CSI) COVID-19 News

This item was compiled by John Verzani and published on Github. It provided a multipurpose resource for the City University of New York (CUNY) community and the College of Staten Island (CSI) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This daily repository was a [...]

"An Open Letter to CUNY Admins"

Posted on July 7, 2020, this Reddit thread recorded one unnamed student's open letter to the City University of New York (CUNY) administration in the interest of drawing critical attention to the persistent mix of unclear, conflicting, or otherwise [...]

A Professor's Threat: Cameras during Testing Situations

Posted on May 5, 2020, this Reddit posts featured student dialogue around whether or not instructors can viably take action against CUNY students who refused to enable their cameras during testing situations. Responders then negotiated the classroom [...]

Directory of CUNY Online Social Platforms

Created in the form of an open-access Google Document on July 12, 2020, this public directory compiled a list of online social platforms associated with the City University of New York (CUNY) (e.g., Discord servers, Subreddits, Facebook groups, [...]

"Is anyone else finding this online semester to be more difficult than usual? I find it to be 3x more harder than regular in-person classes"

Posted on September 3, 2020, this Reddit thread featured discussion and critiques of the ways CUNY instructors have increased the workload for students in their classes and rendered classes far more difficult to pass during the pandemic. This item [...]

"Online classes = more work"

Posted on September 28, 2020, this Reddit thread featured a discussion among City University of New York (CUNY) students about how instructors have disproportionately compensated for the limitations of distance learning by increasing the rigor and [...]

"CUNY should cut the tuition."

Posted on July 24, 2020, this Reddit thread recorded conversations around students' desire for the City University of New York (CUNY) to reduce the cost of tuition given the pitfalls of online learning and the diminished return on investment [...]

"I really don't know if I can do another semester online"

Posted on November 2, 2020, this Reddit thread documented responses to one student's post on the mental and emotional toll that online learning had on them and how their needs have neither been met by their instructors nor the CUNY system. Ensuing [...]

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Law and Society Class Project: COVID-19 at CUNY

Developed at CUNY's John Jay College of Criminal Justice during the Spring 2020 semester, this Law and Society class project documented the ongoing relationship of student contributors and the broader City University of New York (CUNY) community to [...]

Open Pedagogy on the Open Lab

Published on March 21, 2020, this web guide discussed open pedagogy on New York City College of Technology's (City Tech) OpenLab blog, with two instructors providing tips and advice on distance learning techniques. The teachers focused on student [...]

Guidance from CUNY Regarding Classroom Observations, Office Hours, Annual Evaluations, Tenure/Promotion

Sent to faculty on March 25, 2020, from the Office of Academic Affairs at CUNY's College of Staten Island (CSI) to faculty, this email offered administrative responses to looming questions at the center of City University of New York's (CUNY) [...]

Together Alone

In this video, Tomo Imamichi, Associate Professor at CUNY's La Guardia Community College, described his experience of teaching and learning at CUNY during Covid-19 through the use of music. Imamichi's video was initially uploaded to YouTube and made [...]

Act as If You're Really There: What Learning to Speak Remotely Teaches Us about How to Compensate for the Coming Era of Social Distancing

Published on March 15, 2020, by Douglas Rushkoff, Media scholar and Professor of Media Studies at CUNY's Queens College, this Medium post focused on teaching and learning in online classrooms during the pandemic. It specifically covered issues [...]

CUNY From My Window

Led by the Teaching and Learning Center at the CUNY Graduate Center, this crowd-sourced initiative featured a sense-making project aimed at documenting at the embodied perspectives of CUNY community members during the pandemic, framed from the [...]

The Single Most Essential Requirement in Designing a Fall Online Course

Written by Cathy Davidson, Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center and published on the HASTAC blog on May 10, 2020, this piece reflected on pedagogical challenges brought on by the Covid-19 [...]

Interview with Baruch College Senior on the Distance Learning Experience

Recorded and transcribed by by Zach Muhlbauer, on April 21, 2020, this interview with an anonymous undergraduate student at CUNY's Baruch College who grappled with the abrupt transition to remote learning formats during the interviewee's final [...]

"Having a breakdown falling behind in online classes"

In this Reddit thread, posted on April 2, 2020, one student wrote about their experience of falling behind in their coursework, leading to "having a breakdown" during the Covid-19 pandemic. The student attributed their problem to the lack of [...]

"My professor has provided no contact, and tomorrow is the last day to drop without penalty. What should I do?"

Posted on March 18, 2020, this Reddit thread documented the perspective of a struggling student at CUNY's LaGuardia Community College during the Covid-19 pandemic. Unable to reach their professor via email ahead of the original deadline to drop [...]

Petition in Opposition to Turnitin for Plagiarism Detection Software

This petition – opposing the CUNY Central administration's resolution to approve a contract with Turnitin for Plagiarism Detection Software – was crafted by Lisa Rhody, Luke Waltzer, and Roxanne Shirazi and circulated on December 3, 2020, [...]

GC Online

GC Online was a resource developed in the summer of 2020 for Graduate Center faculty teaching online courses at the CUNY Graduate Center. It offered broad guidance on a range of pedagogical approaches via quick guides, overviews of digital platforms [...]

"im tired of these professors"

Posted on April 15, 2020, this Reddit thread featured a post by an "essential worker" at the City University of New York (CUNY) student who felt their professors were ignorant to the stresses and responsibilities of over-extended students employed [...]

Miranda Fedock's TLC Thread on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

Posted on behalf of Teaching and Learning Center Fellow Miranda Fedock on October 3, 2020, by The Graduate Center's TLC, this Twitter thread provided commentary and guidance on the pressing importance of trauma-informed pedagogy during the Covid-19 [...]

"has anyone been told something rather alarming about the final exam policy on Internet outages?"

This Reddit thread, posted on April 2, 2020, documented one student's concerns over the assessment policies of their class if they were to suffer a network outage and were unable to complete a given test as a result of such connectivity concerns. [...]

"My professor isnt responding to her emails"

In this Reddit thread, one student chronicled their struggles navigating course communications on assignments in Blackboard during the Covid-19 pandemic. Part of these anxieties resulted from their inability to maintain contact with their instructor [...]

Considerations for Instructional Continuity

Distributed in March 2020, the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at The Graduate Center compiled this preemptive guide on navigating the midstream shift to distance learning, along with associated forms of campus-based guidance from other City [...]

"Still being charged Student Activity Fee and CUNY Technology Fee for Summer?"

This Reddit thread, posted on April 12, 2020, resolved CUNY students' questions regarding student activity and technology fees during the summer semester of the Covid-19 pandemic. This item is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) Distance [...]

BLA Trauma Informed Pedagogy Workshop

Developed by the Open Lab at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) in August 2020, this website offered materials and resources on trauma-informed pedagogy, calling for more responsive teaching practices during the pandemic in order to [...]

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