Text of the March 21, 2012, statement by General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs Frederick Schaffer.
Initial recommendations have now been submitted by the faculty committees for seven majors: biology, business, criminal justice, English, nursing, psychology, and teacher education.
Chaired by Professor Philip Kasinitz, the committee comprises eight subcommittees, one for each area of the Common Core.
Please find below the latest updates.
The text below describes some of the many different ways that a given college can design its general education requirements. The CUNY Office of Academic Affairs greatly appreciates the assistance of the campuses in helping to identify many of these possibilities.
Work is under way on the phase of work on the Pathways initiative, in which the first three to six courses that lead into the largest transfer majors at CUNY will be established. Please find below the latest updates from faculty committees charged with focusing on the following majors.
As the University proceeds with implementation of the Common Core and College Option general education courses, various questions are being raised about specific aspects of the implementation. To address these questions, the central Office of Academic Affairs has developed the attached set of guidelines, which will be expanded as we move further into the implementation process.
Reprinted from the January-February 2012 issue of “Academically Speaking.”
Since the Board of Trustees Committee on Academic Policy, Programs, and Research (CAPPR) will not be meeting in January, Executive Vice Chancellor Alexandra W. Logue has provided its members with an update concerning the Pathways initiative.
“On December 1, 2011, the Pathways Task Force submitted to me its recommendation regarding the structure of the 30-credit common core, as required by the Board of Trustees resolution of June 27, 2011.”