By Philip Pecorino The University Chief Information Officer, Vice Chancellor Brain Cohen, in early August announced the rollout of Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business and additional cloud product offerings within CUNY’s Microsoft Office 365 Suite for Education license. The cloud storage solution is free up to 1 TB and will enable sharing across devices and collaboration. […]
August 21, 2018 | University Life
July 30, 2018 | Uncategorized
By Emily S. Tai The UFS Committee on Higher Education in the Prisons wishes to highlight for faculty a resource to assist career counseling and academic guidance for students who have formerly been incarcerated. Getting to Work with a Criminal Record: New York State License Guides, “explain(s) the process to obtain an occupational license, if […]
May 31, 2018 | Academic Affairs
By Philip Pecorino The Academic Senate at BMCC on May 23, 2018 unanimously adopted a resolution calling for their college “to acknowledge the rights and privileges for faculty with regard to their direct access to email distribution lists.” The resolution specifies direct access for: The elected Faculty Governance Leaders should have direct email access to […]
May 23, 2018 | University Life
By Philip Pecorino The CUNY Committee on Academic Technology (CAT) is pursuing topics and projects I believe of great interest to faculty. I am providing a report from the May 18, 2018 meeting I attended and based on the notes of George Otte (University Director of Academic Technology). Faculty questions, comments and blog submissions regarding […]
May 21, 2018 | Academic Affairs
By Emily Tai and Kay Conway Congratulations! You’ve just been elected chair of your department! For some faculty, becoming a department chair is a smooth transition, facilitated by mentoring from their predecessor, and cooperation from the disciplinary colleagues whose interests they serve. For others, however, becoming a department chair can be a little bit like […]
May 17, 2018 | Academic Affairs
By Matthew Cotter At the most recent Plenary Session of the University faculty Senate, the following nominees were elected to its Executive Committee: Chair Martin J. Burke (History, Lehman College and the Graduate Center) Vice Chair Kathleen Barker (Psychology, Medgar Evers College) Members-at-Large Kerin Coughlin (Law and Paralegal Studies, New York City Technical College) Hugo […]
May 15, 2018 | Student Affairs
By Bill Crain Last Monday, April 30, I testified before the CUNY Board of Trustees on two agenda items: the proposed revisions to the CUNY Bylaws related to Student Activity Fees; and the authorization of Excellence Fees and Differential Tuition for various CUNY Graduate programs. My testimony on these agenda items is given below: Concern […]
May 8, 2018 | Academic Affairs
By Emily Tai The UFS Committee on Higher Education in the Prisons is an ad-hoc committee of the University Faculty Senate, established by former UFS Chair Manfred Philipp in 2009. Over the years since its founding, members of the Committee have organized a UFS Conference on Higher Education in the Prisons; teach at correctional facilities; […]
May 2, 2018 | Academic Affairs
By Kathleen Barker By 2003, the U.S. Department of Education intimated that the likelihood of continuing The National Study of Post-Secondary Faculty (NSOPF) would not be funded. The NSOPF was a nationally representative sample of full-and part-time faculty and instructional staff at public and private not-for-profit institutions in the United States. NSOPF characterized the study […]
April 30, 2018 | Student Affairs
By Emily S. Tai, Hugo Fernandez, and Kimora As many on the CUNY Faculty may be aware, controversy currently swirls around a Board of Trustees resolution, charging the Vice-Chancellor of Legal Affairs to examine current practice with regard to Student Activities Fees across the campuses of City University. Over 200 people have signed up to […]
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