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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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  • Living in An Infosphere

    July 18, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Roman Kossak In the 2016-2020 CUNY Master Plan,  we read: Technology affects virtually every aspect of college communications, operations and structures from admissions to advising, from pedagogy and curricula to how research is conducted, disseminated and evaluated. Most important perhaps is that conduct technology has given rise to a generation of students who have […]

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  • The Illiberal Arts — Campus Freedom of Speech Update

    June 3, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Jay Weiser  Days before receiving an honorary degree from the CUNY School of Public Health, Muslim activist Linda Sarsour denounced a student at a public Dartmouth College question and answer event for having the temerity to be white, male and ask her a question. Welcome to CUNY’s distinguished roster of honorees, Ms. Sarsour! In other academic […]

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  • CUNY Master Plan Comments: Faculty’s Pivotal Role

    May 30, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By the Committee on the Status of the Faculty The measures in the CUNY Master Plan of 2016, “The Connected University,” do not properly acknowledge the pivotal role of the faculty in shaping the educational direction of the university and the well-being of its students” and called attention to three critical areas that need to be reconsidered. […]

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  • Fighting Those Mid-Career Blues

    May 15, 2017 | Academic Affairs

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  • Evaluating Excelsior

    April 17, 2017 | Academic Affairs, Student Affairs

    By Emily Tai   Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new Excelsior Scholarship —  specifics in the 2017 New York State Budget — is stirring debate across New York State and the country. Private universities worry about the impact the scholarship will have on their enrollments. Some critics argue that the 30-credit-a-year requirement will exclude part-time students.  They are also concerned by a […]

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  • Please Lecture Me

    April 8, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Emily Tai Among the many advantages of online education have been the arguments that it substitutes customized, individual learning for the old-fashioned college lecture—the apparent dinosaur of college and university teaching. Some educational research has argued that College lectures are unfair. The structure and delivery of a lecture is less effective, it is asserted, […]

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  • Madge, Badges and Microcredentials

    April 2, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Jay Weiser Readers of a certain age may remember Madge the manicurist telling customers, “You’re soaking in it!” Madge astonished her clientele for 27 years with claims that Palmolive dishwashing liquid would soften hands. Today’s claims for badges and microcredentials, as alternatives to associates and bachelors degrees, are equally astonishing — and these degree alternatives […]

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  • Discipline . . . and Punish? Deconstructing CUNY’s Discipline Councils

    March 6, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Jay Weiser  Michel Foucault’s classic Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison states:    There is no power relation without the correlative constitution of a field of knowledge, nor any knowledge that does not presuppose and constitute at the same time power relations. Was Foucault prophesying CUNY’s Discipline Councils? They go back to the […]

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