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  • Ed Tech News: Reporting from the CAT

    May 23, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino The CUNY Committee on Academic Technology (CAT) is pursuing topics and projects I believe of great interest to faculty.  I am providing a report from the May 18, 2018 meeting I attended and based on the notes of George Otte (University Director of Academic Technology).  Faculty questions, comments and blog submissions regarding […]

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  • Far-Flung Flâneur: Urban Photogrids

    April 18, 2018 | University Life

    By Hugo Fernandez Our former colleague in governance, Jay Weiser, is having a photo exhibition.  For four decades, the former UFS Senator, Weiser has walked the world’s cities with an eye for detail.  The show offers almost 200 images of storefronts, signs, streetscapes and even surfers; 16 photogrids, 17 cities, 7 countries, 3 continents, 13 years.  I […]

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  • Transitions: An Interview with J.B. Milliken, Chancellor of CUNY by Hugo Fernandez

    March 29, 2018 | University Life

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  • Ed Tech News: Events of Interest in CUNY and nearby

    March 26, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino 3/28/18 The Futures Initiative: forum “Publics, Politics, and Pedagogy: Remaking Higher Education for Turbulent Times” at the Graduate Center. 3/29/18 PressED: A WordPress and Education, Pedagogy and Research Conference on Twitter, check in via twitter feed [hashtag #PressEDconf18 4/6/18 CUNY Accessibility Conference, at John Jay College.  (Registration ended on March 16th) 4/26/18 […]

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  • CUNY’s quarterly financial reports

    March 14, 2018 | University Life

    by John Verzani Recently the UFS Budget Advisory Committee of the University Faculty Senate reviewed the University’s mid-year financial report with Senior Vice Chancellor and CFO Matthew Sapienza and University Budget Director Catherine Abata. At a previous meeting, the committee reviewed the first-quarter reports. CUNY’s Quarterly Financial Reports Explained CUNY generates quarterly financial reports—snapshots of […]

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  • A Paid Service Hour for Contingent Faculty: Helpful? Or Normalizing the Undesirable Status Quo?

    February 14, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino How do we fully respect our adjunct colleagues in contingent positions? How do we create structures that honor them as professional educators without establishing structures that will make it more difficult to reduce their numbers and the dependence of higher education institutions on contingent labor? This is the practical and ethical challenge […]

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  • How Hard Are We Working?

    February 7, 2018 | University Life

    By Emily Tai One of the more difficult myths academics contend with is the myth of the idle professor.   Being a professor is no work at all, some insist—a stress-free job, as Forbes Magazine argued, a few years ago.  Even studies that grudgingly concede that professors are doing something—whatever it may be—argue that the “flexible […]

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  • Registration Announcement for 2018 Higher Education Conference

    January 10, 2018 | University Life

    Since 1972, the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions has served as a national labor-management center dedicated to studying the use of collective bargaining as an important means for advancing higher education and the working conditions of faculty and staff in colleges and universities.  Affiliated with Hunter […]

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  • Executive Director’s Notes From the December UFS Plenary Session

    December 20, 2017 | University Life

    By Matthew J. Cotter NOTE: In the interest of greater transparency, the UFS Executive Director will publish more detailed notes from the UFS Plenary Sessions, the dates for which can be found here and the Agenda and abbreviated Minutes here. Executive Director’s Notes of The 402nd Plenary Session of the University Faculty Senate of The […]

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  • Disaster Relief Plans and Heckscher Scholarship

    December 13, 2017 | University Life

    By Matthew J. Cotter In the two months since hurricane Maria devastated their homelands, scores of Puerto Ricans and Virgin Islanders have sought refuge and relief in the United States. Among the uprooted are students currently enrolled in colleges or universities there, and while their respective infrastructures are rebuilt, the City University of New York […]

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