Our blog is getting some much-needed attention — a mini-makeover of sorts! We will be posting more frequently and have plans for a few new features: book sharing, exemplar writing, graduate spotlights, more regular updates. We are also happy to hear any ideas you may have. Please resume checking regularly and consider this your first source of program information.
First up: Advising meetings for spring registration (which begins next Monday!)
Please do your best to attend this Wednesday, December 4, at 4 pm in Zankel 418 or next Wednesday, December 11, same time. (One of these is required for full-time students.) We will go over course schedules and updates, answer questions, and share directions for requesting approvals for program courses.
Check your planning sheet to guide you as well.
Dear LITI students,
The Teachers College Reading & Writing Project is looking to hire a student on a part-time basis to work in the office. We are looking for someone who has good editing and organizational skills, and some knowledge of reading/writing workshop (not necessary but preferred). The minimum amount of hours is 18/week. If you are interested please apply on the TC online job board–job will be posted in the next few days.
See you on Wednesday at 3 pm for our required intern meeting. We’ll discuss guidelines, reflection logs, more. Don’t worry if you have not received your placement yet…it’s all coming together! :)
There will be an important intern meeting next Wednesday, September 11, at 3 pm, location TBD. If you are a full-time student who will have an internship this fall, attendance is required. We’ll go over guidelines and specifics of your work. If you have not completed the blue survey, please get that to me as soon as possible.
We will finish in time for a break before 5 pm classes. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns. As I begin to finalize placements, I will be in touch with you. Please also reserve mornings next Tuesday-Thursday for possible initial visits.
Have a great weekend!
Full-time students: If you were unable to get into a fall HBSK 4072 class, you definitely want to take it in spring. We need to let the HBSK department know how many spots will be needed. Please send me an email if you will be signing up for this course in spring 2013.
It was great to see so many of you today at orientation. We hope you had a great first day meeting your colleagues, finding your way around campus, getting that always important student ID, learning about your department and program, and much more! If you were unable to attend, please stop by my office at 303 B Zankel to pick up your folder — lots of important info included. We definitely want you to read over registration tips and complete the blue student info sheet.
An easy way to browse or check courses is to use Quick Links found on the top of the TC home page. Scroll down near the bottom of the list (lots of other helpful info here as well) to Schedule of Classes. Then you’ll be able to use the advanced search and fill in semester, department, more if you want and find a list of classes. Always check the information detailed there, special notes, course fees, etc. You’ll find room assignments there as well.
Remember the computer automatically registers you for the minimum credits for which the course is offered. You’ll need to change credit hours for many classes. For example, C&T 4200 is offered for 0-6 credits, so you will initially be registered for 0 credits. State certification requires 3 credits for this course each semester, so be sure to adjust it. C&T 4502 should be 1 credit in fall. Other program courses can be taken for 2 or 3 credits to offer flexibility with your total of 32, but most of these will be taken for 3 credits in fall. Out of program selectives can be taken for 2 or 3; choose 2 if possible. See the coursework planning sheet for confirmation. Credit numbers can be adjusted a few weeks into the semester.
Our program courses require approval from an advisor (even section changes), but most out of program selectives do not and must be given directly by the course instructor if they do.