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  • BMCC Urban Male Leadership Academy

    November 15, 2018 | Student Affairs

    By Derek Stadler The Borough of Manhattan Community College’s (BMCC) Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA) is a CUNY Black Male Initiative (BMI) Program.  Its goal is to increase the enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of students from groups that are severely underrepresented in higher education, particularly men of color.  However, UMLA is not restrictive, all […]

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  • Stefan Bernard Baumrin in memoriam

    November 8, 2018 | University Life

    By Stasia Pasela At the UFS Plenary on October 2, 2018 the Senate took pause in memory of Professor Stefan Bernard Baumrin (d. Sept. 19, 2018).  He was elected to the UFS and served tirelessly in leadership roles.  Professor Baumrin also was an active member of the CUNY Academy for Humanities and Sciences.  Three of […]

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  • Ed Tech News: MS Office 365 for Education Training

    November 7, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino MS Office 365 for Education was made available to all of CUNY on August 1, 2018.  There are now half-day training sessions on Office 365 that CUNY Human Resources Professional Development and Learning Management Office put together. MS Office 365 for Education offers new ways of communicating and working together. Work teams […]

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  • Student Activity Fees, NYPIRG Interview on WLGR Radio

    November 3, 2018 | Student Affairs

    By Hugo Fernandez I host a weekly show called “It’s On” at WLGR LaGuardia CC Radio.  Last week the show featured a discussion about CUNY student activity fee policies with guests Smitha Varghese and Blair Horner of the New York Public Research Interest Group (NYPIRG).  Ms. Varghese, a student at Queens College, is the Chairperson […]

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  • The Need for Change in Student Advisement at the Community College

    November 1, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Derek Stadler Student advisement is a crucial step in the academic process, guiding students to the courses and resources they need to succeed.  This is especially true in CUNY community colleges where the majority of students are the first in their to attend higher education[1].  Recently the UFS Community College Caucus (CCC) asked their […]

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  • Ed Tech News: CAT meeting of October 19, 2018

    October 25, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino The CUNY Committee on Academic Technology met on Friday, October 19, 2018. The following are committee notes of George Otte (University Director of Academic Technology) with a bit of editing. Faculty questions, comments and blog submissions regarding these topics are welcomed. The discussion and reports cover: The Cloud Policy Advisory Group, Ed Tech Events, BlackBoard, Library Services, and the CUNY […]

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  • Grants funding strategies for Arts & Humanities, November 15th

    October 22, 2018 | University Life

    By Daniel Siepmann Learn more about funding your scholarship, creative practice, or special projects at a unique convening – Strategies for Arts and Humanities Grantseeking: A CUNY Town Hall on Thursday, November 15 from 8:45am – 3:00pm in the Elebash Recital Hall at the CUNY Graduate Center. The CUNY arts and humanities community will come together to […]

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  • The search for a balance in math placement

    October 16, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By John Verzani On July 21, 2018 the New York Post had an article “Don’t let lowered math standards become a trend.” This in depth reporting was done a few days before the newsroom staff at the Post was cut in half. So let’s ask, do “cuts” have the expected results? In Fall 2017, CUNY […]

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  • The CUNY Academy: Awards and Events

    October 12, 2018 | University Life

    The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences has several scholarly presentations, discussions, and an award ceremony planned this fall.  In addition, they request assistance to inform the contingent faculty of the CUNY Academy Adjunct Faculty Travel Awards.  The award, for up to $500, is for part-time faculty at any of the CUNY colleges traveling to a […]

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  • CUNY and Its Contingent Faculty

    October 1, 2018 | University Life

    By James McElwaine In the beginning . . . In 1940, when the American Association of University Professors published its Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, it simultaneously defined the flip side of academic instruction, the non-tenure-track faculty. We are the adjuncts, the part-timers, the visiting professors, lecturers, research professors, clinical professors and […]

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