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New York Six Cross-Registration Initiative

As collaborative instructional opportunities grow through Consortium activities, there will be an increasing number of course options open for cross-registration by students enrolled as full-time matriculated students at one of the New York Six member schools.  Note that cross-registration will NOT be an option for all course offerings, but only those included in the list approved for New York Six Cross-Registration (see below).  Right now, we expect that these will include only undergraduate language courses offered through an instructional model that would allow participation from students outside the instructor's home institution.  In addition, enrollment in some courses may be restricted by the campus offering the course.  Normally, students do not begin taking courses through the Consortium until after the first semester of freshman year.  

For more information on cross-registration procedures, regulations and institutional policies, please review the Cross-Registration Guidelines document above.

To seek approval to cross-register for an approved course, please use the Cross-Registration Form above.  

Courses available through cross-registration for the fall 2017 term include the following:*

HINDI
PORTUGUESE
SWAHILI

FAQs

>Hindi/Urdu I (HIN 101): Introductory Hindi [Offered through a new agreement with Syracuse University to share instruction over a synchronous video connection]
Course Description: Continuing proficiency-based course which develops communicative abilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in culturally authentic contexts.  Activities are conducted in Hindi/Urdu and will be made avaialble to students at NY6 schools through a synchronous video connection.  Students will learn to read Hindi through Devanagari script and learn basic survival skills needed in day to day life in the target language.  Students who wish to enroll without having taken HIN 101 through SU should inquire about a placement test by contacting Nell Bartkowiak (nbartkow@newyork6.org).   
Class timing: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:25-9:20am starting Monday, August 28, 2017 through Friday, December 8, 2017 (https://www.syracuse.edu/wp-content/uploads/academic-calendar-2017-18-1.pdf).  
Instructor: TBD
Location: Classroom assignment varies by NY6 campus; students may be asked to connect individually using their own laptop or computer (students will need access to a webcam, microphone & speakers - or headset).  In the past, classes met in the following rooms (Hamilton students met in Burke 372 this spring 2017; room TBC for other campuses...Fall 2016 rooms were -- Colgate: Keck Center Conference Room, Lawrence 17; Hamilton: CJ 224; HWS: Smith 002; St. Lawrence: Carnegie Room TBD; Skidmore: Scribner Library Room 222; Union: Digital Studio in the Library).
Registration process:  Students wishing to enroll in this Hindi class must submit the cross-registration form to the Registrar at their HOME institution no later than 12noon on Monday, August 14, 2017!!!
More information can be found in the flyer above.  

>Hindi/Urdu III (HIN 201): Intermediate Hindi [Offered through a new agreement with Syracuse University to share instruction over a synchronous video connection]
Class timing: Monday/Wednesday 10:35-11:30am, and Tuesday/Thursday 11-11:55am

>Portuguese 101 (TBD): [Offered through a partnership between HWS and Skidmore to share instruction over a synchronous video connection.  NY6 students interested in taking this class from outside HWS should contact Nell Bartkowiak directly at nbartkow@newyork6.org].  
Course Description: The course integrates the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking abilities within the cultural context of the Portuguese-speaking world.  The course offers a broad, flexible, and interactive framework that allows students to learn Portuguese.  The course emphasizes speaking and writing, with the development of an adequate vocabulary to engage in meaningful conversations related to themes connected to the Portuguese-speaking world.  Students will learn communication and translation stragegies and participate in pair, small-group, and class activities that focus on interaction and exchange of information.  Because this is a hybrid course, students are expected to have moderate proficiency using computers.
Class timing: Synchronous video lectures with the instructor will be biweekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm; other class content will be done asynchronously online, as this is a hybrid, blended class; the class follows Skidmore's academic calendar. 
Instructor: Ana Dugan
Location: HWS - Smith 002
Registration process:  Students wishing to enroll in this Portuguese class must submit the cross-registration form to the Registrar at their HOME institution before enrollment is confirmed by Institution of Instruction (in this case, Skidmore).  Please plan accordingly.  

>Swahili I (Introductory): [Offered through an agreement between NY6 and St. Lawrence University to open up instruction in Introductory Swahili to NY6 students at other campuses through a synchronous video connection.  NY6 students interested in taking this class should complete the cross-registration form and get the approval of their advisor and home campus registrar.]
Course Description: This course is intended for the Swahili beginner learners.  The course is designed to assist learners who have no knowledge of Swahili to carry out basic conversations in Swahili about themselves, their immediate environment, and their friends, describe events and people through synchronous video lectures.  The language of communication in the classroom will be Swahili.  Attention will be placed on four language skills of speaking, writing, reading and listening.  Grammar and cultural aspects will be taught in an integrative manner as we proceed with learning in class through supplementary posted materials on the Learning Management System (St. Lawrence uses Sakai).  
Class Timing: Synchronous video lectures with the instructor will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:20-10:10am; the class follows St. Lawerence's academic calendar.  
Instructor: Khalid Omar Kitito
Location: Most likely, students will be expected to connect directly from their own personal laptops; system requirements will be sent in advance to registered students.  Classrooms may be reserved on some campuses as a back-up.  Colgate: Keck Center Conference Room, Lawrence 17; Hamilton (not offered*); HWS: TBD; Skidmore: TBD; Union: Schaffer Library Room 206.
Registration Process: Students wishing to enroll in this Swahili class must submit the cross-registration form to the Registrar at their HOME institution before enrollment is confirmed by the Institution of Instruction (in this case, St. Lawrence).  Please plan accordingly.  
More information can be found in the flyer above.  

*Note that if your home school offers an equivalent course on campus, you would not be able to petition to enroll in one of these courses through cross-registration.  Also note that you must first seek approval by your home institution.  Please review the guidelines document above.  Please note that New York Six schools reserve the right to add or cancel courses, or change their days, times, locations, or instructors, as deemed necessary.  Please contact the host institution directly to confirm offerings or note any course changes.  Thank you.    

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I register for Hindi?

We are delighted that you are interested in taking Hindi!  To be considered for registration in this course, you will need to complete a cross-registration form (see above).  You should read through the cross-registration guidelines document first (also available above).  Then, complete the left-hand side of the cross-registration form, including your student information.  Note the total credit hours you will be enrolled in for the term NOT counting the Hindi course (which is 4 SU credits).  Also, list the information in your "First Course Request" on the right-hand side, as follows:

Name of Host School: Syracuse University
Course Dept.: LLL - HIN
Course No.: 101
Credit Hrs.: 4
Course Title: Hindi-Urdu I

Sign and date the bottom right-hand side of the form, and scan/email it to the contact at your school's Registrars office, listed below.  You can work on getting the needed approvals (HOME Chair or Advisor) after submitting the initial form to your Registrar's office.  Since students and faculty are off-campus this summer, you may be able to have faculty email their approval to the contact person in the Registrar's office, rather than signing the form.  

How do I get this completed/signed form to the host school registrar**?  Please follow the instructions below for the relevant institution:
**Note that those wishing to enroll in a Hindi class through SU must submit the cross-registration form to your home institution's registrar prior to the first day of classes, rather than to the host institution's registrar.  

Colgate University
Please fax signed forms to the Registrar’s office at 315-228-7125 (fax) or scan/email to registrar@colgate.edu.  For more information, please contact Sue Burdick (Associate Registrar) at ssolloway@colgate.edu or 315-228-7676. 

Hamilton College
Please fax signed forms to the Registrar’s office at 315-859-4632 (fax) or scan/email to regofc@hamilton.edu.  For more information, please contact Kristin Friedel, College Registrar. 

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Please fax signed forms to the Registrar’s office at 315-781-3920 (fax). For more information, please contact William Ellison at ELLISON@hws.edu.

St. Lawrence University
Please fax signed forms to the Registrar’s office at 315-229-7424 (fax). 

Skidmore College
Please fax signed forms to the Registrar’s office at 518-580-5749 (fax) or scan/email to registrar@skidmore.edu.  For more information, please contact Shannon Phillips (Assistant Registrar) at sphilli1@skidmore.edu or 518-580-5710.

Union College
Please fax signed forms to the Registrar’s office at 518-388-6173 (fax) or scan/email to registrar@union.edu.  For more information, please contact Al Sacco, the Assistant Registrar.

For other questions about this initiative, or for more detailed course information, please contact Nell Bartkowiak, Project Manager, at nbartkow@newyork6.org, or contact your school's Registrar directly.