CPS Professor Teaches a
Professor Ellen K. Boegel, from the Criminal Justice and Legal
Studies department in the College of Professional Studies undertook
the teaching of a dual campus teleconferenced course entitled
Immigration Law in the Fall, 2012 semester. It is
a first at St. John’s for this type of teaching and Prof. Boegel
has enthusiastically entered into working out the challenges
involved in making it a success. This elective course is part of
the Legal Studies B.S. degree program.
The class, totaling 16, meets on Monday and Thursdays each week.
Prof. Boegel alternates her presence between the Queens and
Staten Island campuses teaching at Staten Island on Monday and
Queens on Thursday. Students at the other campus are
teleconferenced in, and both classes can see and hear each other as
discussion, lecture and questions occur during the class. Assigned
readings or other materials can be posted and viewed by both
classes as the class proceeds. Prof. Boegel is available to meet
with students before class or by appointment at either campus
during certain times.
As students work on learning outcomes such as “developing an
understanding of the basic concepts of U.S. immigration
policy-including citizenship and nationality, immigrant and
nonimmigrant categories, admission, removal, refugee and asylum
policies,” they are also becoming comfortable with a type of
teaching that may be more commonplace in the future.
For more information about the class, contact Prof. Ellen K.
Boegel at firstname.lastname@example.org.