The Baruch College Faculty Handbook
Submissions to i Magazine
Last updated on 6/4/2009
May 22, 2009
The Baruch College Writing Center is proud to unveil the first issue of our new online literary publication, i Magazine. i features non-fiction essays, poetry and photography from Baruch students, as well as professor nomination comments. You can find the first issue at www.baruch.cuny.edu/writingcenter/imagazine.
To: All Members of the Baruch Faculty
From: Keri Bertino, Acting Director, Baruch College Writing Center
The Baruch College Writing Center is proud to announce the creation of our first online literary journal, i Magazine, which will feature writing and digital art from Baruch undergraduate students of all disciplines. i will publish not only poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and visual art, but also well-written student academic essays and assignments of cultural and intellectual interest to all students and faculty at Baruch, including work that was completed originally for classes.
i Magazine is edited by Baruch undergraduate students, and will be published once a semester, online only. Our goal is to publish the best possible student work while exploring the ways we can use new media to create a community of writers and artists, students and faculty. As such, we’re particularly interested in well-crafted student academic writing that can be used as a model by students and teachers alike.
We invite all faculty members to nominate student work for publication in the magazine. We are looking for essays that go above and beyond the assignment, whether through nuance of argument, strength of voice, flexible and insightful use of research, or any other aspect of outstanding college-level writing. We are especially interested in publishing rough drafts of papers alongside their revisions in order to show most vividly the process that is so integral to effective writing. We also encourage you to write one or two brief paragraphs explaining the assignment and why you chose to endorse and share the particular work with the Baruch writing community. Through publishing these student essays, we hope to create a sort of database of academic writing for students and faculty to use as models and reference points both in and out of the classroom. It is our hope that by teaching students how to use their peers’ texts as models properly, as well as by making these essays widely available, we will continue to support students in upholding the standards of academic integrity.
If you come across student work you’d like to nominate for publication, please email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Professor Nomination” in the subject line, and a brief description of the essay’s strengths. Submissions should be received by Friday, November 21, 2008. We think this can be a wonderfully useful tool for Baruch faculty and students alike, and we thank you for your support and participation.