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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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  • University External Relations Council and a Broader Scope

    September 6, 2018 | University Life

    By Kay Conway The University External Relations Council’s (UERC) mission is to advocate for CUNY priorities with New York State and City leaders.  Every college president designates a representative to the council and two members of the University Faculty Senate, appointed by the Chair, also serve on the Council.  The current representatives are myself and […]

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  • Ed Tech News: CAT meeting of August 24, 2018

    August 31, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino The CUNY Committee on Academic Technology met on Friday, August 24, 2018. The following points of interest are based on 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 The 17th Annual CUNY IT Conference 11/29-30. […]

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  • Ed Tech News: New Cloud Services Offered at CUNY

    August 21, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino The University Chief Information Officer, Vice Chancellor Brain Cohen, in early August announced the rollout of Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business and additional cloud product offerings within CUNY’s Microsoft Office 365 Suite for Education license. The cloud storage solution is free up to 1 TB and will enable sharing across devices and collaboration. […]

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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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