Academic Technology at CUNY
The City University of New York is engaged in several major University-wide academic technology initiatives. They all are collaborations across campuses using the latest means and tools to improve instruction and access. »
"The focus of so much attention for the dramatic changes it has brought to our lives and a still more dramatic pace of change, technology is only the means. What matters is what it can do for the academic enterprise, and above all for teaching and learning in CUNY." »
Online instruction has an especially interesting history in CUNY, where it was never a question of "distance education," always a question of improving access and quality, particularly by making part or all of students' instruction a matter of "anytime" access. Largely a grassroots effort initially, online instruction has grown to full degree programs and other initiatives. »
THE CUNY COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY
CAT (as it's known) has representatives from each campus as well as from the University Faculty Senate, CUNY CIS, and the Office of Academic Affairs. It meets monthly (and of course online) as do its standing committees (on Blackboard, Eportfolios, Library Technology, and the CUNY Academic Commons). For information on CAT, its committees, or your campus representatives, contact the University Director of Academic Technology.
ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY NEWS
Save the dates – and submit a proposal – for the CUNY’s 14th Annual IT Conference: “Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY: Innovating and Integrating”
Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4, 2015 @ John Jay College of Criminal Justice
The City University of New York’s 14th Annual IT Conference will look at how our innovations can become more visible and sustainable as well as how integration can help us all move forward. What innovations are taking place in our core enterprises of teaching, learning, and research that we need to be more aware of and connected to? How has our functioning as a university system become more systemic and efficient? How do we avoid reinventing whatever new "wheel" emerges while making sure that we keep being inventive?
All are welcome to attend this free conference for members of the CUNY community. If you have something to contribute, check out the call for proposals (and instructions for submission) here.
George Otte at firstname.lastname@example.org