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. […]
September 21, 2018 | Academic Affairs
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
August 21, 2018 | University Life
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. […]
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 […]
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