Students: If your course has suddenly disappeared from Blackboard, please make sure that you have not received a WN grade from your instructor due to nonattendance.
From the Office of the Registrar:
Grade rosters for Fall 2012 will be available for submission from Friday, December 14, 2012 until Friday, January 4, 2013 via Faculty Center in CUNYfirst.
If grades are not submitted by the January 4 deadline, your students will be assigned Z grades. A Change of Grade form for each student would be required. These forms are available through your department and require the signature of the chair.
You may wish to bookmark the following for frequently encountered questions and issues:
How to Enter Grades:
Basic Troubleshooting Guide:
From Rosenthal Library:
Effective immediately, entry to Rosenthal Library by members of the Queens College Community will require a turnstile swipe with a QCard issued by the Office of Converging Technologies (OCT). If you do not have a QCard, you must go to the One Stop Shop in the Dining Hall to get one. No other form of ID will be accepted.
Additionally, in some instances there may be an issue with your QCard that may require you to exchange the ID for the most current ID that has the necessary chip for access. Effective immediately, all QCard IDs must have the required chip for entry.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
From the Office of the Registrar:
The deadline to elect the P/NC option has been extended further, until Friday, November 30 for Fall 2012 for all undergraduate students. You can make your request here: https://myqc.qc.cuny.edu/Pages/GradePNCRequest.aspx. Use your MyQC logon (Username is: instr\username100).
The deadline to withdraw from a class remains unchanged, and will still be Friday, November 16 for Fall 2012.
From: Provost James Stellar:
Our thanks to all of you for the dedication you have demonstrated in this difficult period. After consultation with the deans, members of the P&B Executive Committee, and several department chairs, the academic calendar for this semester has been revised to allow classes to be made up while accommodating the needs of our students and faculty as much as possible. Please note the following changes to the calendar:
Classes that normally meet on Thursdays will meet at their regularly scheduled time and location on Thursday, December 13 (Reading Day).
Classes that normally meet on Wednesdays will meet at their regularly scheduled time and location on Monday, December 17. (The reason for the Monday/Wednesday switch is explained below.)
Weekend College final examinations will proceed as scheduled on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 14-16.
Final examinations Tuesday, December 18; Wednesday, December 19; and Thursday, December 20 will take place at their originally scheduled times and locations.
Final exams originally scheduled for Monday, December 17 will be rescheduled to either Friday, December 14 or Friday, December 21 in such a way as to ensure that all of the original Monday exams are completed by mid-afternoon. (It is for this reason that the make-up day on December 17 corresponds to a Wednesday-if not, it would be possible for a Monday final exam to take place on December 14, prior to the final class meeting.)
Final examinations scheduled on Thursday, December 13 will be rescheduled. Some examinations originally scheduled for Friday, December 14 or Friday, December 21 will also be rescheduled. New dates, times, and locations for these examinations will be announced in the near future.
These revisions allow for makeup of classes that were cancelled on Wednesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 1 with minimal impact on student and faculty work and travel schedules. In order to meet the requirements of the NY State Department of Education as well as our obligations to students, lost time for classes that were cancelled on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30 must be made up. There are multiple options available to make up class time:
Faculty may administer a take-home exam and use the scheduled exam period for classroom instruction.
Faculty may employ online instruction tools such as Blackboard or Skype. The Center for Teaching and Learning will be providing assistance to faculty who wish to make use of technology for makeup meetings or assignments.
Faculty may assign special projects or activities.
Faculty may schedule additional meeting times agreed to by all students in the class.
Rescheduling of examinations into a condensed period will result in a significant number of conflicting examination times for our students. The college will set up venues where makeup examinations can be proctored. We ask faculty to be sympathetic to student issues as these conflicts develop.
To best serve our students and assure that we are in compliance with State requirements, all faculty should communicate to their department chairs how they will make up missed class time. Additional announcements are forthcoming and will include information on accommodating the needs of students in distress.
Thank you for your understanding and your efforts. We will make every effort to support you as we recover from this extraordinary event.
From the Office of the Registrar:
The deadline to withdraw from classes or elect the P/NC option for the Fall 2012 semester has been extended until Friday, November 16.
To withdraw from a course, log in to CUNYfirst and navigate to Self Service > Student Center > Other Academic… drop-down menu > Enrollment: Drop. Make sure to follow all steps until you see the “Success” message on your screen. The W grade will be assigned once this process is complete.
Undergraduates requesting a P/NC should go to
and log in to MyQC (Username is instr\username100). Be sure to read the messages about which courses are not eligible. Allow one to two weeks for the Registrar to process your request.
As always, before you withdraw or request a P/NC, please make sure to consult a financial aid or academic advisor to better understand what these choices might mean for your academic record and any financial aid awards, including federal loans.
Due to campus closures, the Winter/Spring 2013 registration schedule has been pushed back by one week. Departmental pre-registration will begin November 5, and special groups on November 7. All other students will be re-assigned an enrollment appointment soon, and should monitor their CUNYfirst account for the new date and time. The revised schedule can be found on www.qc.cuny.edu(click on Semester Guide)
Students with questions for the Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid should visit the new One Stop Service Center in the Dining Hall (near the Louis Armstrong murals). Center staffers representing all three offices will be able to resolve issues on the spot or refer students to someone who can. The Center is open
- Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm,
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 7 pm *
* when classes are in session.