Golden Gate Bridge Campus
School of Liberal Arts
OFFICE Batmale 556
PHONE (415) 239-3406
FAX (415) 239-3995
College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue, Box L161
San Francisco, California 94112
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The City College
of San Francisco
The English Department brought a recommendation to the Academic
Senate to have our graduation requirement moved to English 96 for
all students. Likewise, we asked the Senate to approve the new CSU
transfer requirement of 1A for all transfer students.
Both recommendations were passed and will now head to Bipartite for
final confirmation. Should that happen, the new requirements could
be in place for next fall's entering class of students. Currently
enrolled students will fall under the previous grad requirements due
to catalog rights.
From Dean Bruce Smith
The College is applying for a grant from
the Carnegie Foundation to help us develop our reading program
including funds to support training composition faculty who want to
develop their ability to teach read courses and support reading
instruction in their composition courses.
This semester, for the first time, a proportion
of the limited number of additional sections added to the spring
schedule to meet student demand were specifically dedicated to
providing more student access to English classes. We have added 13
sections to the English Department offerings in the reading and
composition sequence for the spring semester.
Spring 2005--Good News!
According to English Department Chair John Batty-Sylvan, six
fulltime composition positions and one fulltime Speech position have
been approved. Interviews for these tenure-track openings shall
take place during the Spring 2005 semester.
The Spring 2005 course assignments have also been completed. Please
check your campus mailbox for your assignment and book order forms.
Donít forget to submit your lab preference form to Craig Kleinman as soon as possible!
representative left copies of texts in our book closet outside
L514; if you missed his display, step into our closet. Joan or
John has the key.
Louise Nayer is
giving a reading at Bird and Beckett Bookstore on Nov. 7 at 11 A.M..
Bookstore is located at 2788 Diamond Street. Her reading is
from her memoir in progress called Flash Fire.
one act play A Fool's Audition is now available from Baker's
Plays (see Fall Catalogue, 2004). Daniel has also been
invited to appear as a playwright at the April 2005 Jack London
Sauve assesses the upgraded operating system and new writing
software in Cyberia, our Art Extension 265 computerized classroom
and lab. Open lab is Monday-Friday 1-4 and Saturday 10-1. Bring in
your students or have them stop by to use the writing software,
grammar and punctuation diagnostic test, writing exercises, and
reading programs. Students may also receive 20-25 minutes of
tutoring and use the Internet composition resources linked to
The Lab Page, where you'll find valuable Writing and Reading Lab
|Students make use
of Cyberia on a Saturday. According to one of Susan
Zimmerman's English 90 students, top right, "The computer
alternatives are cool, especially Exercise Central."
Special thanks to Chris Greger and
Jim Sauve for assembling Cyberia's seven new chairs.
Buildings and Ground is very selective about the furniture they
will assemble. Thanks also to Nadine Rosenthal and Bruce
Smith for their help with purchasing these chairs. And
thanks to some good old Yankee ingenuity and Duck Tape, Craig
Kleinman (yhlb) also repaired the broken chairs; B&G does not
Elizabeth Dewar-Kudsi would like to offer few words about next
week's election: "Kerry goo . . . Bush ba . . . . Go Sox!"
Lab Hours and Open House
Students are using Cyberia, the Writing
Lab, and Reading Lab 10-20% more than they were at this time last
semester. Thank you for doing more to integrate classroom and
lab practices. To build even more on this lab renaissance, Jim
Sauve and Craig Kleinman will be hosting an open house in Cyberia
(Art Ext 265) on Monday, 11/8, from 1:30-2:30 to show faculty the
range of resources available there for teachers and students:
composition software, diagnostics, grammar activities. . . .
Please try to attend; it may have a wonderful impact on how you
design your courses for next semester and how your students learn
outside of your classroom. If you cannot attend, please stop
by during open lab hours (listed above).
Use Your Computer. Use Your Email.
Please contact CCSF's
Technology Learning Center if you are not using your Groupwise
email account or need general help with using technology.
Carol Reitan is the TLC Coordinator and may be reached at 239-3554.
The TLC is is located behind the mail room on Batmale's 3rd floor.
For a list of training services, please jump to
|Batmale Hall has
been incorporated into a student tribute to Rick James, the late
Super Freak. Portions of this memorial have been paid for by a
grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. A similar
memorial can be found behind the dumpster on the northeast
corner of 6th and Folsom.