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 […]
September 20, 2018 | Academic Affairs
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 […]
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 […]
May 17, 2018 | Academic Affairs
By Matthew Cotter At the most recent Plenary Session of the University faculty Senate, the following nominees were elected to its Executive Committee: Chair Martin J. Burke (History, Lehman College and the Graduate Center) Vice Chair Kathleen Barker (Psychology, Medgar Evers College) Members-at-Large Kerin Coughlin (Law and Paralegal Studies, New York City Technical College) Hugo […]
May 8, 2018 | Academic Affairs
By Emily Tai The UFS Committee on Higher Education in the Prisons is an ad-hoc committee of the University Faculty Senate, established by former UFS Chair Manfred Philipp in 2009. Over the years since its founding, members of the Committee have organized a UFS Conference on Higher Education in the Prisons; teach at correctional facilities; […]
May 2, 2018 | Academic Affairs
By Kathleen Barker By 2003, the U.S. Department of Education intimated that the likelihood of continuing The National Study of Post-Secondary Faculty (NSOPF) would not be funded. The NSOPF was a nationally representative sample of full-and part-time faculty and instructional staff at public and private not-for-profit institutions in the United States. NSOPF characterized the study […]
April 23, 2018 | Academic Affairs
By Emily Tai The good news is, the New York Times Education Life Section, to which we sadly bid farewell last November, is back. Well, sort of, anyway. It’s now called the “Learning” section. Last week’s Sunday New York Times included a number of reports on the pressures American higher education faces to become more […]
April 19, 2018 | Academic Affairs
By Campbell Dalglish Statistics often wake us up to alarming conditions we might not otherwise be aware of. In his moving farewell New York Times editorial, How To Level the College Playing Field, former New York City School Chancellor and current Executive Director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Harold O. Levy gives us this […]
March 23, 2018 | Academic Affairs
By Manfred Philip Last week the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences received funds to support travel awards for part-time faculty who present or chair at a conference. The Academy thanks Enid Stubin of UFS Senator from Kingsborough Community College and Managing Director of the Academy; Evangelos Gizis, our Board Chair and former Provost […]
March 20, 2018 | Academic Affairs
By Kay Conway At a recent meeting of the Budget Advisory Committee, we requested an update on CUNY’s Strategic Framework, specifically the goal of hiring more full time faculty, which is the first bullet on page eight: ■ We will expand our full-time faculty and implement new strategies to build greater diversity in the faculty. […]
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