Department Advisement for Fall 2017

Inquiry

Faculty Advisor

General advisement on courses taken for the degree

Any full time faculty may advise a student on which courses to take. If a student wants information on their progress through the degree (i.e. whether they have fulfilled all requirements) Walkden, Burger, Silyn Roberts, *Weingarten, Smith

English 110 (including transfer credits and grade disputes )

Amy Wan, *Annmarie Drury, *Gloria Fisk or Chris Williams (Co-Directors of First Year Writing)

110 Grade disputes

First the student MUST make an appointment with the instructor to discuss the problem; after that, Sian SilynRoberts

Declaration of Major/minor forms

Silyn Roberts, Burger, *Weingarten, Walkden, or Smith (for signing and advising)

Registration in CUNYFirst

Sian Silyn Roberts, Andrea Walkden or Kimberly Smith

Preregistration

Sian Silyn Roberts (Director of Undergraduate Studies), Andrea Walkden, Kimberly Smith

Overtallying

In the case of 391W and all electives, written permission is needed from the advisor. Then send them to Sian SilynRoberts (who may still have to turn them down.)

Transfer Credits (students who wish to apply courses taken at other colleges to their English degree at QC).

Sian Silyn Roberts, Andrea Walkden or *Karen Weingarten 

First Year Writing

*Gloria Fisk, *Annmarie Drury, Chris Williams  or Amy Wan (Co-Directors of First Year Writing)

General inquiries about undergraduate courses in English (ENGL 130 to 399W)

Sian Silyn Roberts, Andrea Walkden(Director of Undergraduate Studies) or Kimberly Smith

General Education requirements (under PLAS/LASAR/Pathways)

Sian Silyn Roberts (Director of Undergraduate Studies), Andrea Walkden, or *Karen Weingarten (Associate Chair)

W courses (if the query is specifically about the W component)

Kevin Ferguson (Director of WAC)

Non-majors/non-matriculated/returning students

Sian Silyn Roberts(Director of Undergraduate Studies)

Permits/e-permits (students wishing to take courses at other colleges).

Sian Silyn Roberts(Director of Undergraduate Studies)

Complaints about courses/faculty

Glenn Burger

Course auditing (seniors and retirees)

Sian Silyn Roberts(Director of Undergraduate Studies)

Study Abroad(Course Equivalents)

Sian Silyn Roberts(Director of Undergraduate Studies)

Honors in English

Jason Tougaw (Director of English Honors)

MA in English

*Caroline Hong (Director of Graduate Studies); Bill Orchard (Assistant Director of Graduate Studies)

General inquiries about graduate courses in English (above 600-level)

*Caroline Hong  (Director of Graduate Studies); Bill Orchard (Assistant Director of Graduate Studies)

MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation

Nicole Cooley (Director of the MFA program)

General inquiries about undergraduate creative writing courses

Maaza Mengiste

Independent studies

Sian Silyn Roberts (for information) Glenn Burger (For Final Approval)

Internships

Jeff Cassvan (Director of Internships)

Department prizes and writing competitions

*Ryan Black 

Graduation (applications/approvals/concerns)

Sian Silyn Roberts (Director of Undergraduate Studies)

Utopia Parkway (undergraduate literature journal)

Maaza Mengiste

* = on leave