Scientific literacy is a sine qua non of an educated citizenry. Yet today, with students’ participation and proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields on the decline, our country’s preeminence in science education and innovation is in question. The business and research communities have taken notice of this situation. The Business Roundtable recently led [...]
President Gregory H. Williams The City College The City University of New York Convent Avenue & 138th Street New York, NY 10031 Dear President Williams: It has come to my attention from media reports and subsequent follow up with your office that one of City College’s facilities, a “community and student center” is named after [...]
Last year, we introduced the CUNY Compact as a new approach to funding the University. We proposed the Compact to the University’s constituencies, including lawmakers, and we have begun to see the results of this fresh approach to financing. As we look toward our 2008 budget and the second year of the Compact, our goal is to build on these investments and address important University-wide initiatives.
In an address at New York University’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy, Chancellor Goldstein outlines CUNY’s progress over the last several years and discusses important challenges facing public higher education today.
Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, in a major policy address for the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research on the future of public higher education, calls for new resources for science and research; “predictable” funding that protects economically disadvantaged students; closer relationships among primary and secondary schools and colleges, and performance standards and accountability on all levels.
In August, a New York Times article noted the sharp increase of people in the New York metropolitan area who hold at least a bachelor’s degree. One of the reasons given for this growing concentration of highly educated people in our area is the increase of residents obtaining degrees–as a result of enrollment growth at [...]
As we prepare to mark the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, The City University of New York joins New Yorkers and the entire country in remembering a day that cannot be forgotten and honoring those who lost their lives as a result of the attacks. On behalf [...]
I am pleased to report to you that the University Board of Trustees last night approved the 2002-2007 PSC/CUNY collective bargaining agreement. On June 2, the tentative agreement was ratified by the membership of the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY (PSC). On June 22, the State Legislature approved the requisite pay bill. We anticipate that the governor [...]
I am writing to make you aware of a recent documentary film, “The Lew Rudin Way,” about the life and legacy of one of New York City’s most distinguished philanthropists and civic leaders. With his brother Jack, Lew Rudin, who died in 2001, headed the Rudin Management Company, which is responsible for many of the [...]
Over a year ago, we designated the years 2005 to 2015 the “Decade of Science” at CUNY, renewing the University’s commitment to creating a healthy pipeline to science, math, technology, and engineering fields by advancing science at the highest levels, training students to teach in these areas, and encouraging young people to study in these [...]