PLEASE POST on our classroom: MCW 211. Please spread the word that we are having class and it’s in the LAB POD C.
Dear colleagues* in English 1A Spring 2014 at Ventura College,
When Ventura College Executive Vice President Dr Patrick Jefferson invited me to attend the A2Mend Conference at the LAX Marriott Th March 6 and Fri March 7, I was thrilled and said yes—IF a sub would be provided for my classes. He assured me that my classes would have a sub, and that there was money to pay for a sub. However, when I asked my Dean, I was told no, there would be no sub.
I am still hoping that there will be a sub there for you. But I am also confident that YOU are here at VC to learn and grow. You don’t need a sub to tell you what to do, do you?
So I’ve decided that whether there is a sub there or not, I will give YOU ALL the directions I created for the sub.
Take your learning into your own hands! Take responsibility for your own learning! If you have questions, email me and I’ll try to answer them ASAP.
Directions for class today March 6 which will be held in POD C In the BEACH: Continue reading
Ventura College’s new Executive Vice President Patrick Jefferson is changing the way the class schedule is organized starting this fall. No longer will there be daily classes; instead classes will be held during two day a week blocks with Fridays reserved for 3 unit classes meeting for 3 hours:
Daytime Classes (MW or TR): NOTE: 5-unit classes fill two time slots.
- 8:00 AM
- 9:30 AM
- 11:00 AM
- 12:30 PM
- 2:00 PM
- 3:30 PM
Evening Classes (MW or TR)
- 4:30 PM (5-unit classes only)
- 5:00 PM (4-unit classes only)
- 5:30 PM (3-unit classes only)
- 7:00 PM
Also coming soon will be changes to the course offerings in English. There is a movement to offer a 4 unit English 1B (critical thinking through literature) course to meet the transfer needs of English majors (this will be an option; as I understand it, the 3 unit class will also continue to be offered).
A greater variety of classes in English will also be available for example, British and American literature, Aesthetics of Film, Creative Writing, Multicultural American Literature and/or Shakespeare.
In order to anticipate student interest, we’d appreciate the completion of this short survey:
So what do you think about having more English classes? What do you think about the new schedule?