One of the best predictors of college success is entering prepared for college-level studies. CUNY will work with its partners to help ensure that a larger number of entering students are prepared, starting with early education and assisting them up to and through high school.
CUNY will deepen its work with the Department of Education to improve successful student transition from high school to college.
- We will expand the pipeline of highly qualified students entering CUNY by increasing opportunities for high school students to take college credit courses and to participate in research programs, internships and summer bridge programs.
- We will promote diversity by implementing new admissions processes to allow a more holistic review of high school student performance.
- We will create opportunities for all NYC middle school students to visit CUNY campuses and gain first-hand knowledge of college expectations and options.
- We will work with the Department of Education to improve academic preparation for college by expanding programs that prepare 12th grade students to meet CUNY’s math and English standards.
- Will launch the CUNY Tutor Corps to place CUNY students as tutors and mentors in science, technology and math courses in DOE high schools.
- We will expand the number of students who successfully transition from DOE career-focused high schools to relevant CUNY degree programs by establishing partnerships among schools, colleges and employers in high growth industries, such as health care and information technology.
- We will implement innovative strategies to address the needs of populations traditionally underserved by higher education, such as New York’s foster youth.
CUNY will reform underperforming remediation programs with evidence-based approaches and national best practices.
- We will adopt national best practices for determining when students are adequately prepared to take college courses and improving the quality and efficiency of remedial instruction. We will better align remedial coursework with intended academic and career interests, and offer rigorous alternative routes to mathematics proficiency.
- We will expand proven accelerated models of developmental education, including CUNY Start and Math Start, as well as successful models developed at individual colleges.
- Our colleges will expand their work as incubators of effective new approaches and programs for teaching remedial subjects and supporting student momentum toward graduation.
CUNY, which produces nearly a third of the city’s teachers, will strengthen teacher education and diversify the teaching force to better prepare high school graduates.
- We will strengthen a diverse teacher preparation pipeline through improved and streamlined transfer between community and senior college education programs, and focused recruitment.
- We will increase opportunities for high-quality clinical experiences for pre-service candidates to observe high-quality teaching in the field, learn from experienced and engaged teachers, demonstrate their own pedagogy and content knowledge, and incorporate feedback through collaboration with the NYC DOE and other partners.
- We will improve alignment between teacher candidate supply and areas of high demand, especially in fields such as cognitive science and special and bilingual education.
- We will support programs and research opportunities to increase faculty collaboration with the Department of Education to ensure properly focused skills development.
CUNY will be a leader in early childhood learning, integrating research, policy, and practice to lift educational success of children, birth to 8 years.
- With the leadership of CUNY’s Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, we will strengthen interdisciplinary studies and practical strategies for enhancing the quality of early childhood education, Pre-K instruction and services, when foundation for learning is built.
- CUNY will prepare the next generation of early childhood workforce at the program and policy levels by expanding clinical and academic programs.
- We will develop new degree and certificate programs, including an early childhood track in the Urban Education doctoral program, to support the needs of young children. We will develop new degree and certificate programs to train specialists in areas such as Early Intervention, Maternal and Infant Health and Early Childhood Leadership.