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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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  • CUNY ARTS Partnership: Faculty Opportunities at the Museum of Modern Art

    November 22, 2017 | University Life

    By Matthew J. Cotter The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is offering CUNY faculty the opportunity to serve as a “Visiting Professor.” Faculty will be given complimentary access to MoMA as with a group of up to 25 students during public hours. The regular fee of $32/hour will be covered by MoMA from September 2017 […]

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  • How Can Lehman Serve?

    November 22, 2017 | University Life

    By Penny Prince As horrifying statistics on our country’s reliance on mass incarceration continue to make the news every day, many faculty are deeply concerned about the impact incarceration can have upon academic success. How can the imprisonment and warehousing of human beings be a solution to the problems in our society? How much does […]

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  • A Really Bad Wisconsin Idea

    November 10, 2017 | University Life

    By Emily S. Tai Two years ago, I reported that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker began his campaign to “reform” public higher education in his state by removing the long-cherished Wisconsin Idea from the University of Wisconsin’s mission statement.  While this particular effort was foiled by the Wisconsin State legislature, the Governor was able to remove […]

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  • Campus Speech and Anti-Klan Laws

    November 8, 2017 | University Life

    By Jay Weiser [Note: This article first appeared in the Wall Street Journal, October 1, 2017] A brawl broke out in an “Empathy Tent” at the University of California, Berkeley last week, marking the official start of college riot season. Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions braved protesters at Georgetown Law Center, where he promised […]

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  • When Enough isn’t Enough: Title IX in New York

    October 19, 2017 | University Life

    By Emily Tai Just as United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced plans, last June, to review previous measures taken by the Obama administration to protect students from for-profit educational institutions, so, too, has she now moved to rescind another Obama-era Higher Education policy: this one related to sexual assault and Title IX legislation. […]

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  • (Un)Happy Campus Equity Week!

    October 17, 2017 | University Life

    By Emily Tai This October, Campus Equity Week (also known as Fair Employment Week), will be celebrated from October 26-30.  Organized, since 1999, by the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor, Campus Equity Week honors the contingent faculty who now represent 70% of the instructional staff  on the campuses of America’s colleges and universities, but who […]

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  • Helping Hands, Part Two: Hurricane Relief

    October 3, 2017 | University Life

    By Emily S. Tai Last month brought brutal weather conditions around the world, which has affected friends, family, and colleagues of many CUNY faculty. If you are interested in contributing to Hurricane relief—for Houston, Miami, Puerto Rico, or Bangladesh—the following websites and organizations may be of interest: Disaster relief is being coordinated at each CUNY […]

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