Academic Technology News

Preparation for Teaching Online: A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty
April 24-May 7th

Applications are now being accepted for a CUNY-sponsored workshop to prepare faculty for online and hybrid course instruction, offered by the faculty development team at the School of Professional Studies (SPS). The workshop will be offered online with activities and assignments that can be completed on a flexible schedule (asynchronously) within each scheduled week. Participants should be faculty who are scheduled to teach an online or hybrid course in an upcoming semester. Familiarity with basic functions of Blackboard is assumed. Learn more about the Preparation for Teaching Workshop and register.

About Academic Technology at CUNY

From launching more fully online degree programs, to implementing online sections of high-demand courses, to providing faculty development to support the creation of dynamic course offerings, the University’s Academic Technology initiatives aim to expand access and appeal to a broader base of students and facilitate degree completion.


Online instruction offers a key point of access for many current and potential students at CUNY, by reducing barriers of time and distance for students who work when most in-person classes are offered or who have family obligations and schedules that make it challenging to attend classes on campus. Online educational opportunities can also help students develop skills of computer-mediated communication, web-based research, and online collaboration as a means to enhance students’ digital literacy. Learn about CUNY’s online instruction offerings, including general education courses, entirely online degree programs, and more.

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.

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