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 […]
October 24, 2017 | Academic Affairs
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
May 15, 2017 | Academic Affairs
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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