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Major outages with CUNYfirst near the beginning of the semester disrupted day-to-day activities CUNY-wide.
Students at Baruch and other colleges were unable to view course schedules on the first day of classes; Queens College set up a ‘One Stop’ Center in the dining hall to allow students to record add/drop requests on a paper form.
We want to hear from you on how CUNYfirst problems this semester affected work. Your response will inform an article in the upcoming Clarion.
HEO and CLT Chapters Build Membership
This summer, members of the PSC’s Higher Education Officer (HEO) Chapter and College Lab Technician (CLT) Chapter reached out to colleagues who had not yet signed union cards, and invited them to become PSC members.
Most CUNY faculty and staff signed cards soon after they were hired and are thus PSC members – but others did not, often because they didn’t know that signing a card is required. [Note: to request a membership card, or to check whether you are a member, click here for more information.]
Teach, Learn and Revise on OpenLab
Faculty and staff at City Tech were dissatisfied with existing software for higher education – so they built their own. The result is OpenLab, a collaborative tool for teaching and learning that’s now widely used at the college.
City Tech Coordinator of Library Instruction Maura Smale, one of the first directors of the initiative, says they set out to create a site that would help students feel more connected at the commuter campus. Everything from the back-end development to the airy site design to the OpenLab logo was created by City Tech faculty, staff and students.
Environmental Health and Safety Watchdogs Meeting
September 30, 2014 - 5:30pm
PSC closed in observance of Columbus Day
October 13, 2014 (All day)
October 16, 2014 - 6:30pm
Labor Goes to the Movies: Godzilla
October 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
Save the Date: Mass Contract Action
October 21, 2014 - 6:00pm