Chancellor James B. Milliken announced that The City University of New York will slash the cost of textbooks for the highest-demand classes through the use of Open Educational Resources, or OER, freely available, high-quality books and other materials that can be downloaded, edited and shared. OER not only saves students’ money, it also helps them do better in school, according to a growing body of research.
CUNY in the News
Openly Licensed Resources Save Students Money, Improve PerformanceJuly 24, 2017 | The University
Supporters of Free Resources Tout Creative Leeway for Teachers, but Skeptics Caution Some Materials Lack Quality or CoherenceJuly 21, 2017 | CUNY in the News, The University
The Wall Street Journal
By Leslie Brody
The City University of New York predicts that ditching more textbooks in favor of free online materials will save 50,000 students more than $4.5 million this coming year in book fees.
A Firm Designed Cuny Courses and Promised Student Jobs. It WorkedJuly 18, 2017 | CUNY in the News, The University
Crain’s New York Business
By Charles Phillips
In 2012, New York City was not the Silicon Alley we know today. There was disappointingly little to show in the market when it came to technology talent. Yet, as CEO of Infor, a multi-billion-dollar software company with 16,000 employees, I somehow persuaded my Silicon Valley-based board of directors to let me move the company to New York City. While the local tech economy had a long way to go, many of our 90,000 customers regularly visit New York, the capital of the business world. There was a strong business case to move, but I knew it would require some significant investment in the local tech community to be sustainable.
Money Magazine: MONEY MAGAZINE PUTS 5 CUNY COLLEGES IN TOP QUARTER OF NATION’S “BEST COLLEGES FOR YOUR MONEY” – BARUCH RANKED SECONDJuly 10, 2017 | CUNY in the News, The University
Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money 2017” puts five CUNY colleges in the top quarter of 711 schools, ranking Baruch College second overall, just after Princeton University and first in the country among the “Best Public Colleges.” Also among the nation’s leaders, according to the assessment, were CUNY’s Brooklyn College, Queens College, Hunter College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
July 6, 2017 | The University
Top CUNY enrollment and admission officials will answer questions about New York State’s new Excelsior Scholarship in a special Facebook Live information session on Thursday, July 13, at 6 p.m. The Excelsior Scholarship initiative will provide free tuition at CUNY and SUNY colleges to qualified students.
July 6, 2017 | The University
Chancellor James B. Milliken announced that a University initiative to increase timely graduation in four-year baccalaureate programs has produced its first graduate – a 19-year-old John Jay College of Criminal Justice student who earned his bachelor’s degree in just two years.
FORMER ACTING ASST. U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY APPOINTED ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR TO GUIDE IMPLEMENTATION OF CUNY STRATEGIC FRAMEWORKJune 29, 2017 | The University
Chancellor James B. Milliken today announced the appointment of Amy B. McIntosh, acting Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education in the Obama administration, as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategy, a new role where she will be responsible for guiding implementation of the University’s Strategic Framework and other important CUNY strategic objectives.
KEVIN D. KIM APPOINTED TO CUNY BOARD OF TRUSTEES BY GOVERNOR CUOMO; FIRST PERSON OF KOREAN DESCENT TO SERVE ON CUNY BOARDJune 28, 2017 | The University
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo named Manhattan attorney and small-business owner Kevin D. Kim to the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York effective July 1, 2017. He replaces Wellington Z. Chen, who served from 2000 to 2017.
CUNY ENACTS BROAD SERIES OF REFORMS TO ENSURE FISCAL AND ETHICAL INTEGRITY OF ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONSJune 27, 2017 | The University
The Trustees of The City University of New York passed a sweeping package of reforms of the university’s governance and administrative policies, creating greater transparency and accountability and putting CUNY in the vanguard of reform efforts in higher education, Board Chairperson William C. Thompson, Jr. and Chancellor James B. Milliken announced.
June 26, 2017 | The University
The City University of New York today named Peter M. Cohen as interim president of Kingsborough Community College following the recent announcement that Farley Herzek, the president since 2014, is retiring. Cohen will serve while the Board of Trustees conducts a search for a permanent replacement.