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  • Ed Tech News: CAT meeting of September 21, 2018

    September 27, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino The CUNY Committee on Academic Technology met on Friday, September 21, 2018. The following is based on editing the committee notes of George Otte (University Director of Academic Technology).  Faculty questions, comments and blog submissions regarding these topics are welcomed. Ed Tech Events Our look ahead to upcoming conferences began with the 17th Annual CUNY IT Conference 11/29-30. The […]

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  • Part-time Faculty, UFS, and a New Blog Series

    September 26, 2018 | University Life

    By Stasia Pasela The University Faculty Senate is an elected body representing the CUNY faculty through shared governance on matters of university-wide scope to the Board of Trustees, to the central administration and, on occasion, to college administrations and public authorities. There are both full-time and part-time faculty Senators and Alternates who represent their colleagues […]

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  • What is Enrollment Management? — Part 2

    September 25, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Jason Young Last week part 1 gave an overview of the CUNY Enrollment Management Council that meets monthly. Part 2 continues presenting the recent issues and initiatives being addressed at the EMC. I attend as the UFS representative, with the charge to provide input on faculty concerns that are critical on just about every […]

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  • Three New Appointments at Community Colleges

    September 21, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Derek Stadler  In a letter to the CUNY community, Chancellor Rabinowitz announced the appointment of Dr. Claudia Schrader as President of Kingsborough Community College.  Born and raised in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dr. Schrader went to Rutgers University, earning a Doctor of Education degree in International and Transcultural Studies from Columbia University.[1]  […]

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  • What is Enrollment Management? — Part 1

    September 20, 2018 | Academic Affairs

    By Jason Young As a public institution, CUNY’s funding is largely driven by enrollment numbers. As a result, a key concern of the Central Administration, as well of individual CUNY colleges, is how best to attract new students, and retain existing students. There are a wide range of specific concerns, driven by pedagogical, logistical, financial […]

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  • Pivot Webinar: How to Fund Your Research

    September 13, 2018 | University Life

    Pivot is a searchable database of external funding opportunities from federal, non-federal, and international sponsors in all disciplines. $44 billion of funding opportunities are accessible by keyword searches and researchers may create customized e-mail alerts.  Pivot also provides users tools to identify researcher expertise from millions of profiles and to enhance communication among individual faculty, […]

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  • Acts of Religious Discrimination by CUNY

    September 10, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino How can it be that public institutions in New York City, of all places, are permitted to practice discrimination based on religion?  While the City University of New York (CUNY) has as diverse a student body as the City itself with more than 100 countries and cultures with more than a dozen […]

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  • Call for Applications: the CUNY Mid-Career Faculty Fellowship Program

    September 7, 2018 | Uncategorized

    In an effort to shore up its support of mid-career faculty, and to build on the successes associated with its University-wide diversity initiative, The City University of New York (CUNY) Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to offer the Mid-Career Faculty Fellowship Program. The program’s website and all information related to the program – including […]

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  • University External Relations Council and a Broader Scope

    September 6, 2018 | University Life

    By Kay Conway The University External Relations Council’s (UERC) mission is to advocate for CUNY priorities with New York State and City leaders.  Every college president designates a representative to the council and two members of the University Faculty Senate, appointed by the Chair, also serve on the Council.  The current representatives are myself and […]

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  • Ed Tech News: CAT meeting of August 24, 2018

    August 31, 2018 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino The CUNY Committee on Academic Technology met on Friday, August 24, 2018. The following points of interest are based on the committee notes of George Otte (University Director of Academic Technology).  Faculty questions, comments and blog submissions regarding these topics are welcomed. Ed Tech Events The 17th Annual CUNY IT Conference 11/29-30. […]

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