May 15, 2017 | Academic Affairs
May 4, 2017 | University Life
Press release: CUNY University Faculty Senate in Defense of Academic Freedom May 1, 2017 We, the undersigned members of the Executive Committee of the University Faculty Senate at the City University of New York (CUNY) defend the School of Public Health’s invitation to Ms. Linda Sarsour and the right to deliver her commencement address. As […]
May 3, 2017 | University Life
By Kay Conway Last Friday, April 28, the University Faculty Senate sponsored its Spring Conference, Shared Governance: Structures and Best Practices, at John Jay College. The audience included faculty, Presidents, Provosts and other administrators. The full room was a testament to the importance of the topic. President Jeremy Travis provided a welcome greeting and shared his […]
May 1, 2017 | University Life
By Jay Weiser Clouds of pollen are blowing off the trees, which means it must be college commencement disinvitation season. Here in New York, sights are currently trained on Linda Sarsour, named keynote speaker at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy’s inaugural commencement ceremony. The CUNY University Faculty Senate Executive Committee […]
April 24, 2017 | University Life
By Philip Pecorino and Karen Kaplowitz There’s still time to register for this year’s Spring UFS Conference, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, on Friday, April 28! Come and hear administrators and expert faculty discuss the challenges of preserving shared governance at the 21st-century University: CUNY Board of Trustees Chair William C. Thompson, Jr.; […]
April 17, 2017 | Academic Affairs, Student Affairs
By Emily Tai Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new Excelsior Scholarship — specifics in the 2017 New York State Budget — is stirring debate across New York State and the country. Private universities worry about the impact the scholarship will have on their enrollments. Some critics argue that the 30-credit-a-year requirement will exclude part-time students. They are also concerned by a […]
April 12, 2017 | Student Affairs
By Bill Crain, Laroi M. Lawton, and James McElwaine Since 2007, one of every three CUNY students has been enrolled as a part-time student. Part-time students now account for 35.1 percent of those enrolled at CUNY community and senior colleges. In 2013, the Governor and Legislature increased the maximum award under TAP, unchanged since 2001. […]
April 8, 2017 | Academic Affairs
By Emily Tai Among the many advantages of online education have been the arguments that it substitutes customized, individual learning for the old-fashioned college lecture—the apparent dinosaur of college and university teaching. Some educational research has argued that College lectures are unfair. The structure and delivery of a lecture is less effective, it is asserted, […]
April 5, 2017 | Student Affairs
By Emily Tai Only 1 in 3 Americans hold a college degree. Although 69.2 % of America’s high school graduates enrolled in college in 2015, only 59% completed a baccalaureate degree within six years. (Third Way found only slightly higher graduation rates at America’s private institutions.) While younger Americans are more likely to enjoy higher levels of […]
April 2, 2017 | Academic Affairs
By Jay Weiser Readers of a certain age may remember Madge the manicurist telling customers, “You’re soaking in it!” Madge astonished her clientele for 27 years with claims that Palmolive dishwashing liquid would soften hands. Today’s claims for badges and microcredentials, as alternatives to associates and bachelors degrees, are equally astonishing — and these degree alternatives […]
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