I would like to write a note to introduce you to the 2021 Summer and Fall Downtown Class Schedule. As you can see, we have an extensive variety of courses across all of our academic concentrations for the Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts major as well as the Early Childhood Education degree program. Our Academic Advisors are ready to assist you by appointment to help you to decide which classes are the best for you not only in terms of your academic goals but also those that will allow you to graduate on time. Staff members have done an extraordinary effort to comply with your expectations in this difficult time.
All the support services we had before this crisis began ---therapist, tutors, student affairs, financial aid, admissions, enrollment, advising and IT--- are available remotely to students through our website and our Virtual Front Desk. Our administration, faculty, and staff continue to work to provide our students the best service and support. As I wrote to you in the early days of the pandemic, our mission is stronger than ever and we will continue to stay strong together.
As we expect COVID-19 social distancing requirements will still be in place throughout the Summer and Fall, we are planning for courses to continue to be online. Some courses will be synchronous, which means you will meet live in real time on the day and time scheduled, via Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate. Other courses will be asynchronous, meaning you will not have any required live sessions and students can complete the work on their own schedule (many instructors teaching this way hold optional live office/discussion hours so you have the opportunity to ask questions or discuss readings and assignments). Other courses will be blended (similar to what we used to call hybrid classes, where you would meet in person for some classes and online for some). For blended classes, you will meet live in real time via Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate for part of the class session on the scheduled day (e.g., 6:00-7:30, or every other week for the full time, or for roughly 1/3 of the class sessions, etc.) and asynchronously for the rest of the time. I encourage you to discuss these different modes with your advisor to figure out a schedule that will work best for you.
All the best to you and your families. Be well, and stay safe.
Juan Carlos Mercado, Dean
Summer and Fall 2021 advising and enrollment appointment scheduling for the CCNY/CWE Downtown Campus students will begin the week of March 22nd. As always, we remain committed to one on one, face-to-face academic advising, one of the important hallmarks of our program. To ensure that every student is guaranteed ample time to meet with their advisor, we are announcing the following guidelines for appointment scheduling. Please help us by reading the following information carefully and abiding by the proper appointment schedule.
MARCH 22nd: Priority Appointment Scheduling begins-Students with the AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services or the Veterans Affairs Office.
- Students officially registered with the AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services or the Veterans Affairs Office may contact the front desk beginning Monday, March 22 to schedule their advising appointment. Appointments may be scheduled for any day on or after March 30th.
MARCH 23rd: Appointment scheduling for Academic Seniors (90+ completed credits) & Early Childhood Education Majors who passed ECE Interviews.
- Students who have completed 90 or more total credits may contact the front desk beginning Tuesday, March 23 to schedule their advising appointment. Appointments may be scheduled for any day on or after March 30.
- Early Childhood Education majors who have passed the ECE Interview, regardless of number of total credits, may contact the front desk beginning March 23 to schedule their advising appointment. Appointments may be scheduled for any day on or after March 30.
MARCH 30th: General Appointment Scheduling for all other continuing students.
- General Appointment Scheduling for all other continuing students begins the week of March 30. All students not specified above may contact the front desk on or after March 30 to schedule their advising appointment.
Please check the ccny/cwe registration web page and your citymail account for an upcoming announcement the week of March 22nd for when and how to schedule your advising appointment.
Contact the virtual front desk for more information.