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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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  • On the Changing University: Divestment and the Future of Liberal Arts Majors

    April 19, 2015 | Academic Affairs

    ByJay Weiser and Emily Tai Scalia scion’s scintillating sentiment (say it six times seriatim): Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts .  But while Christopher J. Scalia shows that the earnings disadvantages of liberal arts degrees are greatly exaggerated, it is worth worrying whether all liberal arts degrees are equally rigorous. Students whose classes consist of passively listening to lectures, with […]

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  • SUNY Nassau Community College Foundation Ruled Not Exempt from FOIL

    April 14, 2015 | Academic Affairs

    By Philip Pecorino and Emily Tai New York State’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) allows citizens access to most state and public agency records, except in specific cases where disclosure might involve “an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy” or where there could there could be commercial harm (the revelation, for example, of a trade secret) […]

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  • Please Fill Out Your COACHE Survey!

    March 31, 2015 | Academic Affairs

    By Kay Conway and Emily Tai The Collaborative on Academic  Careers in Higher Education (COACHE), is a research initiative, founded in 2002 with funding from the Ford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies, and based at the School of Education at Harvard University.   The Collaborative’s mission is to promote best practices in faculty support on the […]

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  • College in Prison—and Beyond

    March 27, 2015 | University Life

    By Emily Tai The Marshall Project is a non-profit news organization that covers issues relevant to the criminal justice system.  This month’s release of a report studying the effects of asking prospective college students about their criminal histories yielded two articles about colleges that ask these questions—and one university system—our own City University of New […]

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  • Reducing NYS Dept. of Ed Degree Oversight: Down the Slippery Slope

    March 25, 2015 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino   In addition to his proposal to add experiential learning to the curricula of New York State’s Public Colleges and Universities, Governor Cuomo is also advancing a proposal to remove the requirement that the New York State Education Department (NYSED) review new college degree programs.    Supporters of the proposal argue that […]

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  • Experiential Learning, German Style: Part II

    March 20, 2015 | Academic Affairs

    By Manfred Philipp   In The Atlantic article entitled Why Germany is so much better at training its workers Tamar Jacoby discusses the contrast between the German apprenticeship model—which combines on-the-job-training with an integrated and supportive post-secondary curriculum—with American views of college education. The CUNY Academy recently hosted a scholar from the University of Luxembourg […]

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