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  • Reentry Best Practices Symposium: Call for Proposals thru February 1st

    January 16, 2019 | Academic Affairs

    By Lisa H. Rose            I am again pleased to announce the symposium Pedagogy, Programs, and Policies that Support and Sustain Justice-Involved CUNY Students will be held Friday, May 3, 2019 at Borough of Manhattan Community College, Fiterman Hall (245 Greenwich Street) 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Submit your proposal by February 1st. There are five themes:  A.) Pedagogy  B. […]

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  • Open Education Resource Initiative Reports Success

    January 11, 2019 | Academic Affairs

    By Stasia Pasela The CUNY Office of Library Service has a new report on Open Education Resources (OER) at CUNY.  (scroll down) The report highlights the Governor’s $8M investment (FY 2018) for CUNY and SUNY to mitigate the cost of textbooks with scalable and sustainable adoption of open educational resources (OER).  CUNY is focusing on […]

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  • City College Experiments with Improved Admissions

    January 9, 2019 | Academic Affairs

    By Bill Crain Since 2000, The City College and other senior colleges have required applicants to meet higher SAT cutoff scores to gain freshman admission. Several faculty members are concerned that standardized tests unfairly block student access, particularly among students of color and low-income students.  I would like to tell you about pilot experiments at […]

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  • 46th Annual Labor-Management Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center

    January 5, 2019 | University Life

    The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions at Hunter College is hosting its annual Labor-Management Higher Education conference. The event will take place on April 7-9 at the CUNY Graduate Center. The conference includes workshops and panels on critical issues in higher education and the professions, and […]

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  • Two Fellowships Available to CUNY Faculty

    December 20, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Stasia Pasela The University Dean for Faculty Affairs,  Annemarie Nicols-Grinenko,  announces two  fellowship opportunities: Applications are now being accepted for 2019-20 William P. Kelly Research Fellowships to advance the research, scholarship and creative work of CUNY’s outstanding community college faculty.  Each fellowship comes with two three-credit courses of released time.  Up to 20 fellowships will be […]

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  • Ed Tech News: CAT meeting of November 16, 2018

    December 7, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino The CUNY Committee on Academic Technology met on Friday, November 16, 2018. The following are mainly the 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. Aloha Announcements Our Aloha moment was occasioned by a changing of the guard for the College […]

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  • Reentry Best Practices Symposium: Call for Proposals thru Jan. 21

    November 27, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Lisa H. Rose I am pleased to announce the symposium Pedagogy, Programs, and Policies that Support and Sustain Justice-Involved CUNY Students will be held Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at Borough of Manhattan Community College, Fiterman Hall (245 Greenwich Street) 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  The call for proposals will be open until January 25th. There are five […]

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  • University Student Senate Has an Ambitious Year Ahead

    November 27, 2018 | Student Affairs

    By Kimora The University Student Senate (USS) has pursued an ambitious 2018-2019 academic year already. They began with their 31st Annual USS Leadership Retreat from Friday, August 17-19, 2018 at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center. During that time, the student delegates from across CUNY compiled a list of USS Legislative Priorities for the […]

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  • Contingent Faculty Need to Publish Academic Work

    November 19, 2018 | University Life

    By Kimora If you are a contingent faculty member at CUNY, it is important that you publish academic works. Your college or department may not mention that to you, but I will tell you that publishing books, chapters, and professional articles, earned me the opportunity to advance up the professorial ladder and became a full […]

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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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