By UFS Chair Terrence Martell As regards Governor Cuomo’s Mandate for an Experiential Learning Requirement for all students in CUNY and SUNY: While there may be benefits to experiential learning, the abbreviated time frame and the circumvention of normal curriculum approval processes, at both the faculty and the Board of Trustees level, requires that […]
March 6, 2015 | Student Affairs
March 4, 2015 | Academic Affairs
By Sandi Cooper We can thank Governor Cuomo for inspiring a useful discussion among our faculty about what is in the best interests of our students. Even if we agree that “experiential learning” has some place in a college degree (two? four? year), where is the evidence that it insures a student’s chances of […]
March 2, 2015 | University Life
From Emily S. Tai and Philip Pecorino The findings of a new MDRC study, reviewing the three-year impact of CUNY’s ASAP program is discussed in two articles that share some really, really good news, and a New York Times Editorial that is similarly enthusiastic: “Program’s Extra Support for Community College Students is Paying Off,” The […]
March 2, 2015 | Academic Affairs
Bby Manfred Philipp In the European context, experiential learning is an essential part of the educational system. But experiential learning is essential to a different part of the system. Not higher ed. Rather, experiential learning is encouraged for those students for whom universities are a bad fit. People who become skilled watchmakers, machinists, […]
Moving the New New York Forward: Governor Cuomo’s Vision for Public Higher Education in New York and the Experiential Learning RequirementFebruary 22, 2015 | Academic Affairs
By Julie D. Trachman On October 23, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo released what Capital Confidential has termed a “manifesto” for Cuomo’s second term, Moving the New New York Forward. This document provides some background for the Experiential Learning Requirement contained in the Governor’s recent budget proposal. Governor Cuomo’s document presents a number of policy recommendations that […]
February 21, 2015 | University Life
Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year has proposed that every degree program at CUNY and SUNY would require an experiential learning experience for graduation. On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, the University Faculty Senate voted unanimously to endorse the following resolution in response: Resolution on Mandated Experiential Learning Whereas, experiential or applied learning […]
February 5, 2015 | University Life
By Philip Pecorino In The Day the Purpose of College Changed, Dan Berrett looks back to the beginning of a new era for public higher education, inaugurated in 1967 by newly-elected California Governor Ronald Reagan. After facing down protestors at the University of California, Davis campus, Reagan deplored the expectation that taxpayers should foot […]
January 31, 2015 | University Life
By Jay Weiser The UFS Blog is now live on Facebook. From our Facebook page, you can Like us and get UFS blog posts in your newsfeed as they appear. For the über-cool, who always stomp the competition on the latest version of Candy Crush, I have also created Facebook newsfeeds for CUNY-SUNY and for […]
January 26, 2015 | Academic Affairs
By Emily Tai Cuomo’s state of the colleges Last Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Address included several nods to CUNY. The governor referred to distinguished City College graduate General Colin Powell, as one of many success stories to emerge from public higher education. The Governor pledged that the State of […]
January 21, 2015 | University Life
By Emily Tai As President Obama’s plan for Free Community College was promoted in the President’s State of the Union Address last night, and debunked in a recent post by Republican House Speaker John Boehner, news, commentaries, and statistics suggest that more community college students are studying the Liberal Arts; that CUNY (despite allegations to […]
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