Academic News


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 […]

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.

NYC High School Students Showcase Research at the 2016 New York City Science & Engineering Fair

June 6, 2016 | Featured

On Thursday March 29, more than 200 high school students from around New York City gathered at the American Museum of Natural History for the final round of the 2016 New York City Science & Engineering Fair.

CUNY’s ASAP Program Featured on PBS NewsHour

May 6, 2016 | Featured

A recent PBS NewsHour segment notes that “states across the country are watching an effort in New York City that promises to more than double graduation rates at community colleges.” That effort is the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, which provide CUNY students with the academic, social, and financial support they need to graduate with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Applied Science degree in no more than three years.

CUNY-wide Common Core Course Review Committee Update

January 20, 2015 | Featured

CCCRC Membership for 2014-2016.

A Message from the Interim Chancellor Regarding Pathways Review

February 13, 2014 | Featured

The following message from Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly was sent to CUNY College Presidents and Deans on February 3, 2014.

Pathways Update: Fall 2013

October 23, 2013 | Featured

CUNY’s Pathways initiative is in full effect this fall, as required by the resolution passed by the CUNY Board of Trustees in June 2011. Pathways ensures that students transferring among CUNY campuses will not lose general education, major, or elective credits.