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Coda or Interregnum?

Happy new year to my readers! I begin a new semester looking forward to City College of San Francisco’s imminent release from academic death row of de-accreditation (hopefully via a court judgement against the ACCJC). No news yet though. Many … Continue reading

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Part 2: High and Low of Teaching Comics

PART 2 I first assigned McCloud’s chapter 6 of Understanding Comics in a basic writing class, but I did not know how to teach it, and my students did not know how to read it. The freshman comp anthologies using … Continue reading

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Part 1: The High and Low of Teaching Comics

(first of a series) I first ran into McCloud’s Understanding Comics in the visually-oriented Freshman English anthology Seeing and Writing. The book reproduced McCloud’s chapter 6  “Show and Tell” :  a humorous and brilliant comic book  introduction to representation—how a … Continue reading

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Totally Un-Real Man!!

City College is an enormous multi-campus community college (100,000 students in the past, 60,000 now) that is slated to lose its accreditation about four months from now.  Its essentially sitting on academic death row, yet unlike a convicted murderer, it … Continue reading

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This Blog Has Been Hijacked!

Written 1/25/14 Despite a blog post last October, the return of my muse was exceedingly brief, and its absence has weighed on me. Why have I been unable to gather my energy to write?  A hard teaching semester?  Too much … Continue reading

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The Muse Returns

The Muse Returns written 10/11/13 edited 10/27/13 After my uninspiring blog post on the media literacy conference (9/7/13 post), I fell so deep into my City College-On-Death-Row-Semester that I could not think about posting, or even writing for myself. There … Continue reading

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Trying To Write About the Media Literacy Conference in Los Angeles

by Jeff Goldthorpe It is September 7 today, almost a month into City College of San Francisco’s surreal semester.  I have hopeful students to teach, reports to write, and papers to grade.  I have no more time to fiddle around … Continue reading

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Missing Students Go Missing at CCSF

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I’ve been doing an inventory this spring of the “Missing Student” statues and “Student Success Story” statues for City College of San Francisco’s Works of Art Committee (see my November 2012 posting for background on the statues). Leslie Smith, the … Continue reading

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Executioner’s Song

This last Wednesday July 3, after teaching my summer class, I was cleaning up my office, readying myself to head out into gridlocked traffic (the BART strike ongoing). Just then, on the afternoon of a holiday weekend, our Interim Chancellor … Continue reading

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Writing the Unspeakable

I wrote an earlier post on this blog (November 2012) about two collections of statues at City College of San Francisco, portraying community college students, and about their uncertain future. I did not venture into the statue issue as an … Continue reading

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