01 Feb GCNYC Updates
I have been mindful of the ways the virus has highlighted what is most important to us, such as ties to loved ones, and what we most need to address – social justice, climate sustainability, and universal healthcare. It is a propitious time to question our own habits of consumption and to disrupt related assumptions about consumerism and economic growth.
I therefore welcomed this short piece I read that champions ecological macroeconomics. Ecological economists challenge the prevailing notion that economic growth is the only path to prosperity. Instead, they make the case for reining in growth to protect the environment and believe it can be done without harmful recession.
Read about it here.
All courses in Tri-B will be taught utilizing GCU Learn/Blackboard System. Blackboard is a virtual learning environment and learning management system that enables instructors to provide students with course materials, discussion boards, online quizzes, and more. We ask that students log into Blackboard using the link below prior to the start of the term.
- Go to https://blackboard.gcal.ac.uk.
- Log in with your GCU username and password.
- Click “Courses” on the menu.
- Go to https://blackboard.gcal.ac.uk
- Click “Institution Page.”
- Click “GCULearn Support Site” (last option to the right).
- From this page, choose “Student Help.”
- There is also an additional option below “Student Help,” which is “Quick Start for Blackboard Learn/Blackboard Help.” This option has more information on how to get started.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Kerri Quinn at Kerri.Quinn@gcu.ac.uk.
Please consult the Academic Calendar for more important dates and campus holidays.
GCNYC Academic Catalog
- If a student decides to drop a course, they must drop by 5 pm on Friday prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund.
- To drop a course, students will need to complete the Drop/Add form. Please contact your academic advisor for it as well to discuss any questions you have.
We are pleased to offer writing assistance for students enrolled in GCNYC courses this term. Students may request individual writing consultations with Christine Farrugia and are eligible for up to 3 hours of tutoring over the course of the term. Topics addressed will vary depending on each student’s needs. Examples of topics covered include:
- Planning and organizing your writing project
- Writing strategies
- Grammar and word usage
- Writing concisely
- Citation and attribution of sources
- The revision process
Please note that the purpose of writing consultations is to provide individualized feedback on your writing project in order to build on your strengths and address any weaknesses in your writing. Proofreading and copy-editing services are not provided.
While this is open to all students, priority will be given to those writing their thesis projects in the fall. To schedule a consultation, email Christine directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.