By Emily Tai As a historian, I’ve been enjoying the Chronicle of Higher Education’s survey of its cover pages, back to the publication’s first appearance in 1966. Headlines in 1969 described campus disruptions as black students organized in support of civil rights, and faculty divided over scholarly and political issues. 1971 brought attacks on academic tenure, allegations […]
March 1, 2016 | University Life
February 28, 2016 | University Life
By Philip Pecorino Expanding Online : Symposium Series at QC, Spring 2016: Symposia http://ctl.qc.cuny.edu/symposia-expanding-online-sp2016/ February 25, 2016 What the Data Reveal: Results of Studies of Online Education Katherine Conway; Co-Authors: Alyse Hachey & Claire Wladis March 17, 2016 The Online Learning Landscape: Implications for Teaching and Learning Anthony G. Picciano April 14, 2016 Building Learning with Technology: Connections that […]
February 15, 2016 | University Life
By Philip Pecorino March 4, 2016 Flipped Classroom Demonstration Day at Lehman College (To register, contact VIOLET.FREDERICKS@lehman.cuny.edu) April 8, 2016 CUNY Online Learning Conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice April 13, 2016 CUNY ePortfolio Symposium at Macaulay April 25-26, 2016 a special invitation to SUNY’s 10th Annual COIL conference; the conference itself, at […]
January 25, 2016 | University Life
By Kay Conway and Philip Pecorino Ongoing concerns about income inequality, combined with the increased costs of attaining a college degree, are jeopardizing America’s promise of social and economic mobility. In response, politicians at all levels, both nationally and locally, have heralded the call for free college tuition, especially at the community colleges. While the pros and cons […]
January 15, 2016 | University Life
By Emily Tai and Jay Weiser By now, you’ve all probably read about Governor Cuomo’s budget plan, announced in Wednesday’s State of the State Address. Although the plan includes funding for important goals that arguably could assist faculty and students at CUNY, including the education of incarcerated and re-entering New Yorkers, and help for the homeless, Governor Cuomo’s speech also […]
Improving Faculty Participation in the Election Process through Online Voting: One Professor’s StoryDecember 17, 2015 | University Life
By Danna Ethan Lehman College has made the transition to online voting for its UFS elections. A notable increase in nominees and higher voter participation are the exciting results of this change – and a quick learning curve for those in charge of implementation! As the newly elected chair of Lehman College’s Faculty Elections Committee in fall 2014, I was charged […]
November 24, 2015 | University Life
By Emily Tai and Jay Weiser Phil Morley, writing on his respected Interfolio blog, just named the UFS Blog one of Five faculty affairs blogs we keep an eye on: Far from a newsreel relevant only to the City University of New York, the Faculty Senate’s blog features diverse stories tackling from many angles the question of how best to serve the needs […]
October 29, 2015 | University Life
By LaRoi Lawton The UFS Committee on Student Affairs is asking faculty representatives to the University Faculty Senate to meet with their student counterparts: student governance leaders who represent the Student Association on your campus, and who may represent your campus as senators in CUNY’s University Student Senate According to its website, “The University Student Senate was founded in 1972 with the […]
October 21, 2015 | University Life
By Jay Weiser CUNY can’t go first-class until we fly COACHE. Last spring, exhorted by Kay Conway and Emily Tai in the UFS Blog, CUNY faculty had high participation rates in the online COACHE survey, a Harvard-based national faculty satisfaction survey that benchmarks colleges against their peers. The results are now back for our undergraduate institutions (both community and senior colleges), and […]
October 20, 2015 | University Life
David J. Kirp is James D. Marver professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools (Oxford University Press, 2013). Improbable Scholars tells the story of how […]
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