Contributor’s Guidelines

Contributors’ Guidelines

Interested in contributing to Visible Pedagogy? We want to hear from you!  There are several ways to contribute. See our most recent call here.

1) Answer the Call

Visible Pedagogy puts out regular calls for contributors to our Teach@CUNY series, which features specific approaches, activities, resources, and assignments being used in CUNY classrooms. Each call will solicit brief “micro”-posts on a particular topic or theme; those interested in contributing should email the following to by the stated deadline:

  • a short, 200-300-word description of your approach, activity, resource, or assignment
  • an illustrative artifact (e.g. a copy of an assignment, a link to a resource) to be included with your post, which should include all relevant attribution information
  • a 1-2 sentence biographical statement including your name, title, affiliation, and the courses/topics you generally teach
  • 3-5 keywords which will be used as “tags” for your post

Please include all information in the body of your email, with the exception of your artifact, which may either be attached or included as a link (for instance, if you would like to share a video clip). In the subject line, please indicate the title of the call to which you are responding. Submissions will be evaluated based on their inclusion of the following:

  • Clear, succinct description of activity, assignment, resource, or approach
  • Brief evaluative commentary; why was this activity, assignment, resource, or approach effective (or not)?
  • Artifact that illustrates activity, assignment, resource, or approach
  • Language and tone appropriate for general audience

Selected posts may be edited for clarity and length.

2) Apply to Be a Contributing Writer

Visible Pedagogy regularly hires bloggers who are interested in writing a semester-long series of posts on a topic related to teaching and learning at CUNY. Writers will be asked to compose and submit their posts during the Fall or Spring semesters, to be be published as part of our Reflective Practice series. Writers will receive a stipend for their work.

3) Pitch Us

Visible Pedagogy publishes short, reflective essays on topics related to teaching and learning, as part of our Reflective Practice series. If you have a subject you’d like to explore in a post of 750 words or less, send the idea or the completed piece to (Please see here for previous examples.) We are also interested in recaps of pedagogy-themed events at CUNY, interviews with CUNY folks doing noteworthy things pertaining to pedagogy, or great ideas for posts we haven’t envisioned yet. If there’s a piece you’d like to write, let us know!