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  • Faculty Development Workshop – CUNY Community College Research Grant Program

    November 22, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Matthew J. Cotter The CUNY Community College Research Grant Program is hosting a faculty development workshop on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018. The event takes place at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Student Dining Hall (located at 524 West 59th Street) and runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch will […]

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  • Predatory Journals and Conferences: Beware and Be Safe

    November 22, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Philip Pecorino After growing concern over the “Replication crisis”—the difficulty in verifying the results of funded scientific research—there is growing attention to the increase in “predatory” journals and conferences as outlets for dissemination of scientific findings without the standard rigorous review by peer experts. The Federal Trade Commission has recently filed  an action against […]

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  • Call For Proposals: Spring 2018 CUNY Academic Commons OER Faculty Teaching Fellowships

    November 15, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Matthew J. Cotter and Shawnta Smith The CUNY Graduate Center will fund up to ten faculty (full-time or adjunct) to teach with OER (original, reused, revised, or remixed) on the CUNY Academic Commons (CAC). The $2000 honorarium is for teaching with OER on the CAC platform, providing feedback about how CAC could better support […]

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  • Climbing Toward College Access

    November 3, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Emily Tai CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken and CUNY’s success in fostering what educational data analysts call “intergenerational mobility”—the kernel of the American Dream that every generation can improve upon the socio-economic status of their parents—took center stage at the CLIMB Initiative Conference in Austin, Texas, this week. The Climb Initiative—named as a partial […]

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  • Collegiality as a Dangerous Criterion for Assessment of Faculty

    October 31, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Philip Pecorino While as academics, we all value the principle of Academic Freedom and open discourse: core principles upon which the academic enterprise is based, and the foundation for some of the best discoveries of scholarship. Academic freedom does not entitle faculty to be uncivil or non-collegial. Neither, however, is a lack of civility […]

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  • On CUNY’s Education

    October 24, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Sandi Cooper The following testimony was presented before the CUNY Board of Trustees at the Public Hearing, held at Baruch College in Manhattan on October 16, 2017: My name is Sandi Cooper and I am a Professor Emerita in History from the College of Staten Island and the City University Graduate Center.  Forty-seven of […]

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  • Distinguished Lecturers

    October 19, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Kay Conway At a recent meeting of the Faculty Governance leaders, a question was asked about the use of the Distinguished Lecturer (DL) title. Concerns have been raised about the use of the DL title at some campuses, as a means of hiring program administrators.  Unlike Distinguished Professors, for whom there is a dedicated […]

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  • CUNY Geniuses!

    October 13, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Emily Tai Every year, when the MacArthur Foundation unveils its list of recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowships, (popularly known as “Genius Grants”) CUNY faculty are prominently represented.  This year, was no exception, as a MacArthur Fellowship went to Annie Baker, playwright at New York’s Signature Theater, and a master-artist-in-residence and co-associate chair in […]

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  • Research and Grant Opportunities from the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and the Sciences

    September 5, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Manfred Philipp The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce its 2017-8 award programs for full time Assistant and Associate Professors at all CUNY colleges, schools, and centers: The CUNY Academy Travel Awards assist with the cost of conference attendance for Associate Professors. The Stewart Travel Awards assist with the […]

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  • Conferences at CUNY!

    August 30, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Philip Pecorino A number of conferences on innovations in pedagogy, technology, and higher education are being offered at CUNY campuses this fall. Consider attending—or presenting! The CUNY-Wide Conference on Academic Integrity at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, Friday, September 29, 2017 will offer remarks by Keynote speaker Sandra Jamieson of Drew University, a […]

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