The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the CUNY Building Performance Lab at City College to provide courses in energy management and indoor air quality to more than 1,000 custodial engineers, building managers, and other select staff who are responsible for managing energy use in New York City’s public school buildings. The program, sponsored by the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the Department of Education (DOE), is designed to provide DOE staff with the knowledge and skills needed to reduce energy use and improve indoor air quality as part of the city’s overall sustainability plans.
The CUNY School of Professional Studies is delighted to announce that on Tuesday, October 19th, Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined members of Boston’s disability community to celebrate the appointment of Kristen McCosh as Boston’s new Commissioner of Persons with Disabilities.
The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is pleased to announce that on October 14, 2010, child support researchers, service providers, government officials, and others will gather at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center to discuss the role that child support plays in fortifying children and families. Strengthening Families: How Can Child Support Help?, is a policy conference sponsored by the CUNY School of Professional Studies, the New York City Office of Child Support Enforcement, and The Future of Children: A Collaboration of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution.
For the second consecutive summer, the Creative Arts Team (CAT) at The City University of New York will host 12 aspiring young professional women from the United Arab Emirates for a whirlwind, two-week living and learning experience. This trip represents the third exchange between CUNY, CAT and UAEU. The partnership began in 2008 with a visit to UAEU by two CAT teaching artists and continued last year with a two-week summer residency at CAT by 12 UAEU students.
The School of Professional Studies (SPS) is offering its first study abroad opportunity this summer, Project Rwanda: Drama and Theatre Education for Reconciliation, for students in the Applied Theatre master’s degree program. Students and accompanying faculty will spend 19 days in Rwanda working with youth to create an original piece of theatre based on their ideas and concerns around unity and reconciliation. While in Rwanda, SPS students will also visit cultural centers and genocide memorial sites to learn more about the current reconciliation process after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
Since being formed in 2003, the School of Professional Studies (SPS) has grown dramatically, offering groundbreaking programs, new modes of instruction, and new kinds of learning tailored for the diverse needs of working professionals. At Commencement exercises next week SPS will have 121 degree recipients from its Online Baccalaureate program and its first graduates from the Masters in Applied Theatre and Disability Studies programs.
Theatre-in-Education (TIE) is a generic term used to describe theatre forms presented by actors who are versed in the techniques and methods of both theatre and teaching. The work is usually designed for a specific age group within the age range of 3 to 18 years, but is also sometimes developed for adult audiences. The performers are traditionally called “actor-teachers”.
The School of Professional Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) announced today that it will continue accepting fall 2010 applications throughout the summer for all of its programs. An announcement issued by CUNY earlier this week reported an across-the-board cutoff for applications to its 11 senior colleges and six community colleges for the first time in recent history. The announced cutoff does not apply to any applications to the School of Professional Studies.