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  • Pivot Webinar: How to Fund Your Research

    September 13, 2018 | University Life

    Pivot is a searchable database of external funding opportunities from federal, non-federal, and international sponsors in all disciplines. $44 billion of funding opportunities are accessible by keyword searches and researchers may create customized e-mail alerts.  Pivot also provides users tools to identify researcher expertise from millions of profiles and to enhance communication among individual faculty, […]

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  • Acts of Religious Discrimination by CUNY

    September 10, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino How can it be that public institutions in New York City, of all places, are permitted to practice discrimination based on religion?  While the City University of New York (CUNY) has as diverse a student body as the City itself with more than 100 countries and cultures with more than a dozen […]

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  • Call for Applications: the CUNY Mid-Career Faculty Fellowship Program

    September 7, 2018 | Uncategorized

    In an effort to shore up its support of mid-career faculty, and to build on the successes associated with its University-wide diversity initiative, The City University of New York (CUNY) Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to offer the Mid-Career Faculty Fellowship Program. The program’s website and all information related to the program – including […]

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  • University External Relations Council and a Broader Scope

    September 6, 2018 | University Life

    By Kay Conway The University External Relations Council’s (UERC) mission is to advocate for CUNY priorities with New York State and City leaders.  Every college president designates a representative to the council and two members of the University Faculty Senate, appointed by the Chair, also serve on the Council.  The current representatives are myself and […]

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  • Ed Tech News: CAT meeting of August 24, 2018

    August 31, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino The CUNY Committee on Academic Technology met on Friday, August 24, 2018. The following points of interest are based on the committee notes of George Otte (University Director of Academic Technology).  Faculty questions, comments and blog submissions regarding these topics are welcomed. Ed Tech Events The 17th Annual CUNY IT Conference 11/29-30. […]

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  • Ed Tech News: New Cloud Services Offered at CUNY

    August 21, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino The University Chief Information Officer, Vice Chancellor Brain Cohen, in early August announced the rollout of Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business and additional cloud product offerings within CUNY’s Microsoft Office 365 Suite for Education license. The cloud storage solution is free up to 1 TB and will enable sharing across devices and collaboration. […]

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  • Getting to Work with a Criminal Record

    July 30, 2018 | Uncategorized

    By Emily S. Tai The UFS Committee on Higher Education in the Prisons wishes to highlight for faculty a resource to assist career counseling and academic guidance for students who have formerly been incarcerated. Getting to Work with a Criminal Record: New York State License Guides, “explain(s) the process to obtain an occupational license, if […]

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  • Faculty Email Access Resolution Adopted at BMCC

    May 31, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Philip Pecorino  The Academic Senate at BMCC on May 23, 2018 unanimously adopted a resolution calling for their college “to acknowledge the rights and privileges for faculty with regard to their direct access to email distribution lists.”  The resolution specifies direct access for: The elected Faculty Governance Leaders should have direct email access to […]

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  • Ed Tech News: Reporting from the CAT

    May 23, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino The CUNY Committee on Academic Technology (CAT) is pursuing topics and projects I believe of great interest to faculty.  I am providing a report from the May 18, 2018 meeting I attended and based on the notes of George Otte (University Director of Academic Technology).  Faculty questions, comments and blog submissions regarding […]

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  • Training for Sitting in the Chair’s Seat

    May 21, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Emily Tai and Kay Conway Congratulations!  You’ve just been elected chair of your department! For some faculty, becoming a department chair is a smooth transition, facilitated by mentoring from their predecessor, and cooperation from the disciplinary colleagues whose interests they serve. For others, however, becoming a department chair can be a little bit like […]

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