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  • Fighting Those Mid-Career Blues

    May 15, 2017 | Academic Affairs

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  • Defending Academic Freedom at CUNY SPH: University Faculty Senate Statement

    May 4, 2017 | University Life

    Press release:  CUNY University Faculty Senate in Defense of Academic Freedom  May 1, 2017  We, the undersigned members of the Executive Committee of the University Faculty Senate at the City University of New York (CUNY) defend the School of Public Health’s invitation to Ms. Linda Sarsour and the right to deliver her commencement address. As […]

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  • UFS Shared Governance Conference Wrapup – CUNY University Faculty Senate

    May 3, 2017 | University Life

    By Kay Conway Last Friday, April 28, the University Faculty Senate sponsored its Spring Conference, Shared Governance: Structures and Best Practices, at John Jay College.  The audience included faculty, Presidents, Provosts and other administrators. The full room was a testament to the importance of the topic. President Jeremy Travis provided a welcome greeting and shared his […]

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  • Defending their Right to Say It – at Graduation

    May 1, 2017 | University Life

    By Jay Weiser Clouds of pollen are blowing off the trees, which means it must be college commencement disinvitation season. Here in New York, sights are currently trained on Linda Sarsour, named keynote speaker at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy’s inaugural commencement ceremony. The CUNY University Faculty Senate Executive Committee […]

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  • Still Time to Register: UFS Conference on Shared Governance

    April 24, 2017 | University Life

    By Philip Pecorino and Karen Kaplowitz There’s still time to register for this year’s Spring UFS Conference, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, on Friday, April 28! Come and hear administrators and expert faculty discuss the challenges of preserving shared governance at the 21st-century University: CUNY Board of Trustees Chair William C. Thompson, Jr.; […]

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  • Evaluating Excelsior

    April 17, 2017 | Academic Affairs, Student Affairs

    By Emily Tai   Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new Excelsior Scholarship —  specifics in the 2017 New York State Budget — is stirring debate across New York State and the country. Private universities worry about the impact the scholarship will have on their enrollments. Some critics argue that the 30-credit-a-year requirement will exclude part-time students.  They are also concerned by a […]

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  • Supporting Part-time Students: UFS Student Affairs Committee Position Paper

    April 12, 2017 | Student Affairs

    By Bill Crain, Laroi M. Lawton, and James McElwaine Since 2007, one of every three CUNY students has been enrolled as a part-time student. Part-time students now account for 35.1 percent of those enrolled at CUNY community and senior colleges. In 2013, the Governor and Legislature increased the maximum award under TAP, unchanged since 2001. […]

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  • Please Lecture Me

    April 8, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Emily Tai Among the many advantages of online education have been the arguments that it substitutes customized, individual learning for the old-fashioned college lecture—the apparent dinosaur of college and university teaching. Some educational research has argued that College lectures are unfair. The structure and delivery of a lecture is less effective, it is asserted, […]

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  • Who Finishes College?

    April 5, 2017 | Student Affairs

    By Emily Tai  Only 1 in 3 Americans hold a college degree.  Although 69.2 % of America’s high school graduates enrolled in college in 2015, only 59% completed a baccalaureate degree within six years. (Third Way found only slightly higher graduation rates at America’s private institutions.) While younger Americans are more likely to enjoy higher levels of […]

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  • Madge, Badges and Microcredentials

    April 2, 2017 | Academic Affairs

    By Jay Weiser Readers of a certain age may remember Madge the manicurist telling customers, “You’re soaking in it!” Madge astonished her clientele for 27 years with claims that Palmolive dishwashing liquid would soften hands. Today’s claims for badges and microcredentials, as alternatives to associates and bachelors degrees, are equally astonishing — and these degree alternatives […]

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