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  • Experiencing the Experiential Learning Literature

    September 3, 2015 | Academic Affairs

    from Jay Weiser and Emily Tai As CUNY races to fulfill Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s unfunded experiential learning mandate, faculty will be asked to help meet the goal. Despite the big push, the literature on experiential learning is modest, suggesting that the Governor’s transformative vision has little to do with what’s happening on the ground. Among recent works searchable on […]

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  • How Private is Your Email?

    August 31, 2015 | Student Affairs

    by Philip Pecorino      From the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s email correspondence; to the “private” emails exchanged between Phyllis M. Wise, outgoing chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, with university administrators and trustees over the rescinding of Professor Steven Salaita’s  job offer at the University of Illinois; to the recent hacking of […]

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  • Back 2 School—and Defending the Liberal Arts

    August 26, 2015 | Student Affairs

    From Emily Tai We hope all our readers had a wonderful summer! As a new academic year begins, here are a few links that can help faculty answer questions from a skeptical students—or their parents—regarding the value of the liberal arts—and a college degree: British Council Survey suggests success may be tied to a Liberal […]

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  • $$$ for CUNY and SUNY

    August 10, 2015 | University Life

    By Emily Tai While New York State Bill A5370A-2015 to increase funds for CUNY and SUNY “headed to Cuomo’s desk” last month, advocacy efforts remain under way to persuade the Governor to sign the bill into law: Elaine Buckley, Governor Pressed to Provide More Funding to SUNY & CUNY Schools, Buffalo NPR, July 23, 2015 […]

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  • Pilot Pell Plan for Prisoners: The CUNY Model

    August 2, 2015 | University Life

    By Emily Tai  Once again, CUNY and City University faculty have emerged as education innovators, finding solutions to the prison education problem.  The PBS Newshour  featured a segment interviewing Professor Baz Dreisinger (English, John Jay) on John Jay’s “Prison to College Pipeline”—a program that could well become a model for scaling up opportunities for incarcerated […]

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  • Students and Professors on the College Experience

    May 13, 2015 | Academic Affairs

    By Tak Cheung and Emily Tai  As the end of the semester draws near, and the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” signal the season of spring graduation ceremonies, three articles reflect on various aspects of the American college experience in the twenty-first century:   In What’s the Point of a Professor?, (New York Times, May […]

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  • How Much is Spent Per Student?

    May 3, 2015 | Student Affairs

    By Manfred Philipp and Emily Tai   New Yorkers can take heart: New York is still one of the states in which the state government contributes more to the cost of educating students in public colleges and universities than the student contributes in tuition. A recent report, Rich Schools, Poor Students: Tapping Large University Endowments […]

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  • Doctoral Programs in the Natural Sciences: Status of Current Recommendations

    April 29, 2015 | Academic Affairs

    By Manfred Philipp CUNY Graduate Center President Chase Robinson and Provost Lennihan met yesterday with CUNY natural science faculty to discuss the future of the natural science doctoral programs. In particular, they discussed a draft report entitled: Recommendations on the Organization of the Doctoral Programs in the Natural Sciences Specific recommendations proposed in the draft […]

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  • Your Vote Matters!

    April 28, 2015 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino and Emily Tai   We urge our CUNY Faculty governance representatives and leaders to attend meetings of the University Faculty Senate (UFS), and their college governance bodies.   At CUNY, your vote matters.   We need to have a quorum to conduct our business and there are times where our business is […]

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  • Making CUNY a Healthy Workplace

    April 21, 2015 | University Life

    By Gregg Morris   A rise in concern about workplace “bullying”—a term that can be variously defined—has long been noted as a problem in the academy, as articles in Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Academe have noted.  The issue has recently become of interest to professors at the City University of […]

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