Academic News

Archive for 2016

CUNY’s University Dean for Education wins Fulbright award for International Education Administrator Seminar

December 22, 2016 | Featured, Uncategorized

Dr. Ashleigh Thompson, University Dean for Education in CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs, received a Fulbright award for participation in the 2016 Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar that took place in France this fall. With this grant from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, she traveled with a cohort of U.S. international education professionals and senior […]

CUNY In the House: A Musical Tour

November 2, 2016 | Featured, Senior University Dean

The Office of the Senior University Dean for Academic Affairs recently produced a music video highlighting some of its key programming in the areas of college readiness, workforce development, and continuing education. Known throughout the university as SUD, this unit of CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs is overseen by Senior University Dean John Mogulescu and […]

Celebrating the 2016 Guttman Transfer Scholarship Recipients

October 12, 2016 | Uncategorized

On September 22, 2016, an awards ceremony to honor the 2016 recipients of the Guttman Transfer Scholarship was held at The Graduate Center’s Proshansky Auditorium. This scholarship program, thanks to the generosity of the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, supports some of CUNY’s most high-achieving community college graduates as they transfer to five CUNY senior […]

A Message from the Executive Vice Chancellor Regarding Pathways Review

September 30, 2016 | Featured

The following message from Executive Vice Chancellor Vita Rabinowitz was sent to CUNY Chief Academic Officers on September 22, 2016. The June 2011 Board of Trustees resolution on Pathways stipulated that all of the “Pathways policies and processes, including the Common Core, be reviewed and evaluated each year for three years beginning in 2013, and […]

CUNY-wide Common Core Course Review Committee Update – August 2016

September 2, 2016 | Featured

According to the resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York on June 27, 2011, the University Office of Academic Affairs, working with the colleges, “will facilitate the expeditious review and approval of all courses proposed for the Common Core with the assistance of a CUNY-wide committee, appointed by […]

Second Annual CUNY Research Scholars Symposium Showcases 180 Students’ Work

August 9, 2016 | Featured

Claythia Nicholas spent her sophomore year at Medgar Evers researching in an HIV immunology lab under the direction of her mentor, Dr. William Carr.  Shenice Greene attended the Society of Visual Anthropology conference in Denver with her mentor, Dr. Kristina Baines, to present research they had conducted at Guttman Community College; their presentation resulted in […]

Introducing Global Search: A New Tool for Finding Courses Across CUNY

July 20, 2016 | Uncategorized

This summer, CUNY introduced a new Global Search tool for students to use as they are searching for courses and planning their schedules. Unlike the existing class schedule available in CUNYfirst, Global Search lets students search for courses across multiple CUNY colleges instead of just one college at a time. In addition to searching any […]

New CUNY Study Explores Mainstreaming as Path to Success for Students in Need of Remedial Math Instruction

June 23, 2016 | Uncategorized

A new study by CUNY researchers shows that allowing students to take college-level instead of remedial quantitative courses can increase student success. The results of this randomized control trial were published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. The study, which was conducted at three CUNY community […]

CUNY Community Colleges Join National Movement Toward Free Online Course Materials

June 22, 2016 | Featured, Undergraduate Studies

Three of CUNY’s community college—Hostos Community College, Bronx Community College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College will share a $300,000 grant to participate in a new, nationwide effort to integrate high quality open educational resources (OER) in associate degree programs, in place of traditional text books that are costly for students. By making free, online […]

A Plan for Experiential Learning: Creating More High-Impact Opportunities for Students

June 6, 2016 | Featured

From students in City Tech’s hospitality management program running an entire dining experience, to Guttman Community College students traveling to Ecuador with faculty to study deforestation efforts in the Itapoae Reserve, experiential learning is an important and growing part of a CUNY education.