By Jay Weiser Responding to reports of mishandled campus sexual misconduct cases, the federal government has pressed colleges nationwide to change their student discipline processes. In response, Senior Legal Affairs VC Rick Schaffer recently requested comment on CUNY’s proposed revisions to Bylaws Article XV the University’s student disciplinary proceedings. (The request for comment is at bottom.) In order to ensure […]
September 14, 2014 | University Life
July 15, 2014 | Academic Affairs
By Emily Tai · Naomi S. Baron, Director of the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning at American University, argues that reading on line may be undermining student ability to read thoughtfully and think critically: Naomi S. Baron, “How E-Reading Threatens Learning in the Humanities,” The Chronicle for Higher Education, July 14, 2014 · Medieval […]
July 11, 2014 | Academic Affairs
By Jay Weiser §There’s more to American higher ed than Harvard. Kevin Carey, Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t, The Upshot, NYT, June 28, 2014 § It’s the students who start but don’t finish. David Leonhardt, Starting From Behind: The Reality of Student Debt Is Different From the Clichés, The Upshot, NYT, […]
July 9, 2014 | Academic Affairs
By Emily Tai The wide range of expertise among CUNY faculty means interest in many different aspects of life in higher education—for some, it’s digital media, as a scholarly resource and a classroom tool; for others, it’s the state of academic freedom on our campuses; for some faculty, it’s higher education in the prisons; […]
July 1, 2014 | Academic Affairs
By Philip Pecorino A recent article in the Huffington Post linked the national crisis of student college debt to the generous compensations college and university system presidents often enjoy—salaries, as reported by The Chronicle for Higher Education, that can go as high as $6 Million for Gordon Gee of Ohio State and $1,311,095 for […]
June 2, 2014 | University Life
By Peter Brass Many colleagues have already complained about CUNYFirst. To their concerns, I would like to add two specific points, which, I think, deserve some thought. Password Policy One is the password policy, which is extremely inconvenient. Briefly summarized, CUNYfirst passwords must be at least 8 characters long; contain at least one upper case […]
May 15, 2014 | University Life
Our colleagues in Shared Governance at the State University of New York will be hosting their second conference, “Orientation to Shared Governance,” In Albany, New York, on June 5-6, 2014. Interested faculty should visit the SUNY VOICES website at http://old.suny.edu/sunyvoices/ A tentative program of events is below: Orientation to Shared Governance June 5-6, 2014 Best […]
May 8, 2014 | Academic Affairs
By Jason Young I am recommending that the UFS Committee on the Status of the Faculty continue to work on the issues that our committee took up this past academic year in academic year 2014-2015. Making Adjunct Faculty Visible In particular, I would recommend that the committee build on our progress on issues affecting adjunct […]
May 1, 2014 | Academic Affairs
By Prof. Morris Hounion, Chair While the individual charges of the UFS Committee on Libraries and Information Technologies change from year to year, the overall mandates of the committee remain constant. Those general focuses are · To monitor the effectiveness of the University’s library system in meeting CUNY’s research and teaching needs, and · To […]
April 23, 2014 | University Life
By Sandi Cooper Faculty may recall concerns brought to the attention of the University Faculty Senate in fall, 2011, regarding the issue of police surveillance of Muslim Student groups at CUNY. The University Faculty Senate passed a resolution on law enforcement surveillance, and the Chair of the UFS got in touch with the Police […]
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