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  • UFS Experiential Learning Testimony Before CUNY Board of Trustees

    March 6, 2015 | Student Affairs

    By UFS Chair Terrence Martell    As regards Governor Cuomo’s Mandate for an Experiential Learning Requirement for all students in CUNY and SUNY: While there may be benefits to experiential learning, the abbreviated time frame and the circumvention of normal curriculum approval processes, at both the faculty and the Board of Trustees level, requires that […]

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  • Defining College Access—and Success

    December 10, 2014 | Student Affairs

    By Emily Tai  Does four-year graduation reduce student debt or compromise educational quality?   Most College Students Don’t Earn a Degree in Four Years, Study Finds College education in juvenile correctional facilities: new Pell Grant guidelines:   Pell Grants for Juvenile Offenders Teacher training: more bad news:   Majority of City’s Trainee Teachers Flunked Literacy Tests     Emily […]

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  • The Art and Science of Enrollment Management

    September 29, 2014 | Student Affairs

    By Michael Barnhart As many faculty now recognize, CUNY’s financing is enrollment driven. Tuition accounts for 45% of 4-year-college operating budgets and 41% of community college operating budgets. State aid to community colleges is calculated on the basis of “full-time equivalency” or FTEs. Tuition, state and city aid, all depend on enrollment. Graduate enrollment, while […]

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  • The Holiday Religion and The Academic Calendar: Our Asian Students Also Celebrate Holidays – CUNY University Faculty Senate

    January 3, 2014 | Student Affairs

    By Peter Brass  About two months ago, the City College Faculty Senate adopted a resolution, proposed by Professor Gallagher in which faculty were asked not to put any exams, tests, or homework due dates on Christian, Jewish, or Muslim religious holidays.  When I observed that this was discriminating, especially against the holidays that are celebrated […]

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  • Nontraditional Ph.Ds and CUNY’s Mission

    September 25, 2013 | Student Affairs

    By Jay Weiser  The Central Administration’s move to reduce the number of PhD students to those the University can fully fund, and to concentrate science graduate research in fewer colleges, has raised fears that consortial faculty will have fewer opportunities to work with graduate students.  By moving toward a more traditional research university model, the […]

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  • Dual Enrollment Credits: Half an Education?

    December 21, 2012 | Student Affairs

    In A Springboard to Higher Ed: More Students Are Taking Community-College Courses While in High School (subscription may be required; usually accessible through campus databases), the Wall Street Journal’s Caroline Porter discusses an emerging national trend: encouraging at-risk students to earn community college credits for taking courses in their high schools. The quality control for these high […]

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