Call for Proposals for the 18th Annual CUNY IT Conference

CUNY will be holding its 18th Annual IT Conference in a few months. This year’s Conference theme is “Bridging Gaps.”

Please remember that proposals are due by 9/15/19. Below is the full Call for Proposals. Proposals must be submitted using the form at cunyitconference.commons.gc.cuny.edu. Selections will be announced by the end of September.

On behalf of the Conference Committee, I want to thank you for your submissions and wish you a good start to the Fall 2019 semester.

Best,
Brian Cohen

I am inviting your contributions to the 18th Annual CUNY IT Conference, scheduled for December 5 and 6, 2019. The theme this year is “Bridging Gaps.” Please review the Call for Proposals below for more information about the topic as well as key dates for submitting proposals. I look forward to another successful conference and set of valuable, productive conversations.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
CUNY’s 18th Annual IT Conference
Thursday and Friday, December 5 and 6, 2019

The City University of New York covers a broad array of campuses, programs, and student needs. Recent studies have highlighted the significant role that CUNY plays in providing access to education and opportunities for its students. Digital technologies and online programs can help us bridge gaps to access, reduce commuting stress, provide critical services, and reach new student audiences. But, to work successfully, digital technologies also require development, labor, training, maintenance, and reliable access to devices, data, and time.

The 18th annual CUNY IT Conference on “Bridging Gaps” will explore the disparities that technologies mitigate and how technology can help us overcome barriers to connection and learning. It will also examine the creative and novel approaches in using technology across the University.

The CUNY IT Conference will be held on December 5-6, 2019 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. It will offer overviews of the University’s key IT initiatives; discussions of how technology can support and advance teaching, scholarship, and administration; and a chance to meet with vendors.

Proposals for presentations are invited from the CUNY community for panels, presentations, workshops, and roundtables. This year, we hope to see an equal number of presentations from academics and administrators; these will be offered in parallel tracks. We invite submissions of proposals in the following format. Each proposal should include a title, an abstract of no more than 200 words, and the name and affiliation of each party to the proposal. Each proposal should also indicate if it is suitable for a full session of one hour, or a half-session of thirty minutes. Proposals for half-sessions will be combined at the Conference Committee’s discretion. Proposals from individuals are welcome, but panel proposals from groups that reflect multiple perspectives on a subject are especially welcome.

In considering the theme of “Bridging Gaps,” proposals should address such questions as:

1. What barriers to success do our students face that technology may address? What emerging technologies have the potential to create new solutions to old problems?

2. What are challenges that our faculty and administrators face in using these technologies to bridge gaps at CUNY? How do we best address these challenges?

3. How can CUNY continue to develop and sustain outstanding digital pedagogy, along with a commitment to access and digital equality for CUNY’s students?

Proposals are due September 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Acceptances will be announced by the end of that month.

Proposals may be submitted at cunyitconference.commons.gc.cuny.edu

CUNY’s 14th Annual IT Conference

Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY: Innovating and Integrating

Innovation and integration are essential, nowhere more so than with academic uses of technology, but they pull in different directions: innovation strikes out in new directions; integration pulls in and consolidates. Without integrating the new, we would have only random acts of innovation; without innovation, integration would stultify rather than advance. 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?

As has been the case since its inception, the conference will be held at John Jay College, offering overviews of the University’s key IT initiatives, discussions of how technology can support and advance teaching, scholarship, and administration, and a chance to meet with vendors. As always, proposals for presentations are invited from the CUNY community, particularly on how innovations can be shared and sustained.

1. What are important innovations are emerging? How do we know that what’s new is not just different but better by careful assessment and evaluation?

2. How are we moving away from “random acts of innovation” and toward ways of consolidating and disseminating effective change? What are we doing to make innovations more visible, more accessible, more supportable?

3. How can alternatives to consolidation like collaboration and cooperation foster flexibility as well as integration, freedom as well as efficiency?

Proposals are invited for panels or presentations but also roundtables, workshops, and other interactions. Specifying format as well as focus, each proposal should include a title, an abstract of no more than 200 words, and the name and affiliation of each party to the proposal. (Proposals are welcome from individuals but are particularly welcome from groups that have found ways of arranging multiple perspectives on a subject.)

Proposals must be submitted using this form by 9/16/15. Acceptances will be announced by the end of that month.


[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Venue: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

For more information visit: cunyitconference.commons.gc.cuny.edu

CUNY’s 14th Annual IT Conference

Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY: Innovating and Integrating

Innovation and integration are essential, nowhere more so than with academic uses of technology, but they pull in different directions: innovation strikes out in new directions; integration pulls in and consolidates. Without integrating the new, we would have only random acts of innovation; without innovation, integration would stultify rather than advance. 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?

As has been the case since its inception, the conference will be held at John Jay College, offering overviews of the University’s key IT initiatives, discussions of how technology can support and advance teaching, scholarship, and administration, and a chance to meet with vendors. As always, proposals for presentations are invited from the CUNY community, particularly on how innovations can be shared and sustained.

1. What are important innovations are emerging? How do we know that what’s new is not just different but better by careful assessment and evaluation?

2. How are we moving away from “random acts of innovation” and toward ways of consolidating and disseminating effective change? What are we doing to make innovations more visible, more accessible, more supportable?

3. How can alternatives to consolidation like collaboration and cooperation foster flexibility as well as integration, freedom as well as efficiency?

Proposals are invited for panels or presentations but also roundtables, workshops, and other interactions. Specifying format as well as focus, each proposal should include a title, an abstract of no more than 200 words, and the name and affiliation of each party to the proposal. (Proposals are welcome from individuals but are particularly welcome from groups that have found ways of arranging multiple perspectives on a subject.)

Proposals must be submitted using this form by 9/16/15. Acceptances will be announced by the end of that month.


[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 / Friday, December 4, 2015
[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Venue: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

For more information visit: cunyitconference.commons.gc.cuny.edu