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  • Pathways’ War on Labs and Writing: New Coverage from the Chronicle and WNYC

    April 2, 2013 | University Life

    A new article by Dan Berrett, “Efficiency and Academic Freedom Clash in a Fight at CUNY,” has appeared in the March 29, 2013, print edition of The Chronicle for Higher Education.  As Antony Picciano, author of the CUNY Commons Blog, Tony’s Thoughts has noted, the article quotes Professional Staff Congress President Barbara Bowen, raising questions […]

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  • Governance Bodies Reacting to Pathways Again

    March 14, 2013 | University Life

    Below are links to two resolutions recently passed by the governance bodies at Brooklyn College and LaGuardia Community College opposed to recent Pathways developments: Brooklyn College Faculty Council Special Resolution on Faculty Governance LaGuardia Community College Senate Resolution Calling for a Moratorium on and Review of Pathways

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  • UFS Academic Freedom Committee Offers Resolution on Brooklyn College Debate

    February 6, 2013 | University Life

    A student group at Brooklyn College, Students for Justice in Palestine, have organized a panel discussion scheduled to be held this week, concerning the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions,” (BDS) movement.  The panel, which has elicited media attention from Inside Higher Ed, The New York Times, The Chronicle for Higher Education, The Jewish Daily Forward, and other bloggers and […]

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  • The National Commission on Higher Education Attainment: What Is, and Isn’t, There

    February 4, 2013 | University Life

    By Emily Tai Over the last two weeks, Inside Higher Ed; the New York Times and The Chronicle for Higher Education have all commented upon the recently released report of the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment, An Open Letter to College and University Leaders: College Completion Must Be Our Priority. The Commission consists of […]

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  • Piece on Pathways in Blog of The Nation Online

    January 16, 2013 | University Life

    A  piece called “What CUNY Pathways Means for Undergraduates” appeared today in The Nation blog online. Follow link to read: http://www.thenation.com/blog/172243/what-cuny-pathways-means-undergraduates.

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  • Latest enrollment management news, January 2013

    January 16, 2013 | University Life

     Enrollment Management Council Meeting– Notes by Prof. Michael Barnhart   Tuesday, January 8, 2013 9 AM – 11 AM CUNY Central Office Board Room AGENDA                                                       I. Announcements Robert Ptachik Dean Ptachik greeted participants with the observation that these are ‘interesting times’. Winter enrollments are below the 15K mark, though overall and compared with […]

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  • Modern Language Association Weighs in on Pathways

    January 8, 2013 | University Life

    Posted on behalf of Prof. Emily Tai, UFS Executive Committee This piece just appeared in Inside Higher Education about a resolution taken at the Modern Language Association conference in Boston. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/07/mla-delegates-vote-cuny-adjuncts-gun-control It is good to know that scholarly learned societies are watching these policy developments, and taking appropriate stands where they recognize troubling threats to […]

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  • Dual Enrollment Credits: Half an Education?

    December 21, 2012 | Student Affairs

    In A Springboard to Higher Ed: More Students Are Taking Community-College Courses While in High School (subscription may be required; usually accessible through campus databases), the Wall Street Journal’s Caroline Porter discusses an emerging national trend: encouraging at-risk students to earn community college credits for taking courses in their high schools. The quality control for these high […]

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  • The Higher Ed Edifice Complex (NYT)

    December 15, 2012 | University Life

    Latest installment of their Degrees of Debt series: Building a Showcase Campus, Using an I.O.U.  This looks at the massive overinvestment in high-end facilities by many colleges that are now running into financial trouble as a result — and jacking up tuitions (and student loan debt) to pay for it.  Much of this is due to administrators […]

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  • Latest Enrollment Management News

    December 13, 2012 | University Life

    Enrollment Management Council Meeting Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9 AM – 11 AM CUNY Central Office Board Room                                                          I. Announcements Robert Ptachik CUNY experienced its first decrease in enrollment in a long time this fall. In this connection Dean Ptachik also said that he would stop using flash enrollment numbers as they […]

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