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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What is Enrollment Management? — Part 2

    September 25, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Jason Young Last week part 1 gave an overview of the CUNY Enrollment Management Council that meets monthly. Part 2 continues presenting the recent issues and initiatives being addressed at the EMC. I attend as the UFS representative, with the charge to provide input on faculty concerns that are critical on just about every […]

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  • Three New Appointments at Community Colleges

    September 21, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Derek Stadler  In a letter to the CUNY community, Chancellor Rabinowitz announced the appointment of Dr. Claudia Schrader as President of Kingsborough Community College.  Born and raised in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dr. Schrader went to Rutgers University, earning a Doctor of Education degree in International and Transcultural Studies from Columbia University.[1]  […]

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  • What is Enrollment Management? — Part 1

    September 20, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Jason Young As a public institution, CUNY’s funding is largely driven by enrollment numbers. As a result, a key concern of the Central Administration, as well of individual CUNY colleges, is how best to attract new students, and retain existing students. There are a wide range of specific concerns, driven by pedagogical, logistical, financial […]

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