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.