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  • Stefan Bernard Baumrin in memoriam

    November 8, 2018 | University Life

    By Stasia Pasela At the UFS Plenary on October 2, 2018 the Senate took pause in memory of Professor Stefan Bernard Baumrin (d. Sept. 19, 2018).  He was elected to the UFS and served tirelessly in leadership roles.  Professor Baumrin also was an active member of the CUNY Academy for Humanities and Sciences.  Three of […]

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  • Ed Tech News: MS Office 365 for Education Training

    November 7, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino MS Office 365 for Education was made available to all of CUNY on August 1, 2018.  There are now half-day training sessions on Office 365 that CUNY Human Resources Professional Development and Learning Management Office put together. MS Office 365 for Education offers new ways of communicating and working together. Work teams […]

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  • Ed Tech News: CAT meeting of October 19, 2018

    October 25, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino The CUNY Committee on Academic Technology met on Friday, October 19, 2018. The following are committee notes of George Otte (University Director of Academic Technology) with a bit of editing. Faculty questions, comments and blog submissions regarding these topics are welcomed. The discussion and reports cover: The Cloud Policy Advisory Group, Ed Tech Events, BlackBoard, Library Services, and the CUNY […]

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  • Grants funding strategies for Arts & Humanities, November 15th

    October 22, 2018 | University Life

    By Daniel Siepmann Learn more about funding your scholarship, creative practice, or special projects at a unique convening – Strategies for Arts and Humanities Grantseeking: A CUNY Town Hall on Thursday, November 15 from 8:45am – 3:00pm in the Elebash Recital Hall at the CUNY Graduate Center. The CUNY arts and humanities community will come together to […]

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  • The CUNY Academy: Awards and Events

    October 12, 2018 | University Life

    The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences has several scholarly presentations, discussions, and an award ceremony planned this fall.  In addition, they request assistance to inform the contingent faculty of the CUNY Academy Adjunct Faculty Travel Awards.  The award, for up to $500, is for part-time faculty at any of the CUNY colleges traveling to a […]

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  • CUNY and Its Contingent Faculty

    October 1, 2018 | University Life

    By James McElwaine In the beginning . . . In 1940, when the American Association of University Professors published its Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, it simultaneously defined the flip side of academic instruction, the non-tenure-track faculty. We are the adjuncts, the part-timers, the visiting professors, lecturers, research professors, clinical professors and […]

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  • Ed Tech News: CAT meeting of September 21, 2018

    September 27, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino The CUNY Committee on Academic Technology met on Friday, September 21, 2018. The following is based on editing the committee notes of George Otte (University Director of Academic Technology).  Faculty questions, comments and blog submissions regarding these topics are welcomed. Ed Tech Events Our look ahead to upcoming conferences began with the 17th Annual CUNY IT Conference 11/29-30. The […]

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  • Part-time Faculty, UFS, and a New Blog Series

    September 26, 2018 | University Life

    By Stasia Pasela The University Faculty Senate is an elected body representing the CUNY faculty through shared governance on matters of university-wide scope to the Board of Trustees, to the central administration and, on occasion, to college administrations and public authorities. There are both full-time and part-time faculty Senators and Alternates who represent their colleagues […]

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  • Pivot Webinar: How to Fund Your Research

    September 13, 2018 | University Life

    Pivot is a searchable database of external funding opportunities from federal, non-federal, and international sponsors in all disciplines. $44 billion of funding opportunities are accessible by keyword searches and researchers may create customized e-mail alerts.  Pivot also provides users tools to identify researcher expertise from millions of profiles and to enhance communication among individual faculty, […]

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  • Acts of Religious Discrimination by CUNY

    September 10, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino How can it be that public institutions in New York City, of all places, are permitted to practice discrimination based on religion?  While the City University of New York (CUNY) has as diverse a student body as the City itself with more than 100 countries and cultures with more than a dozen […]

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