Welcome to the home of the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology Research and Development Group (CAT-R&D).
The mission of CAT-R&D is to research, test, and recommend new technologies from the perspective of classroom faculty needs and pedagogical effectiveness.
CAT-R&D exists to advance the field of academic technology by consulting with colleagues and groups developing new technologies, conducting classroom trials, and sponsoring programs. The goal is to provide independent evaluations using transparent criteria that are openly reported on the CUNY Academic Commons, at the annual CUNY IT conference, and to other bodies.
CAT-R&D fosters academic excellence by working with researchers, educators, and developers to create an academically enriching environment for students and faculty.
The CAT-R&D is to be known as the “skunkworks” and the reason for this can be found here
Access the Evaluation Rubric
Access the Narrative Instrument
Access the Student Narrative Instrument
Access the Skunkwork’s ADA Compliance Protocols
Access the Current Skunkworks Membership List
Access the Previous Skunkworks Meetings
Access the Faculty and Staff Researcher Application
Access the Technology Vendor Application
Access the Skunkwork’s Project List
Access the Sprint / BBML R&D Trial Report” on this page
Access the Professor Wandt’s CUNY eBook Proposal.
Recent group activity
Carlos Guevara started the topic Job Opening at Hostos: Academic Technology Specialist in the forum Academic Technology Research and Development Group 4 months ago
Please share with your networks this Academic Technology Specialist job opening at Hostos: https://www.rfcuny.org/careers/postings?pvnID=HO-1602-000984
I appreciate your help spreading the word to potential candidates.
PS. Apologies for the cross-posting
Philip A. Pecorino started the topic Where are we on Smart Classrooms in 2016? in the forum Academic Technology Research and Development Group 4 months, 1 week ago
Where are we on Smart Classrooms in 2016?
More and more faculty in CUNY are using classrooms equipped with a variety of information technology items. Although the exact inventory of equipment may vary they are called “smart classrooms”. More and more new hires are expecting that the classrooms they use will be so equipped. Faculty are bei…[Read more]
Barbara R. Walters, PhD replied to the topic Project Proposal: Reareading the Early Greek Epic in the forum Academic Technology Research and Development Group 4 months, 1 week ago
Very bright idea. Barbara
Taylor Dietrich started the topic Project Proposal: Reareading the Early Greek Epic in the forum Academic Technology Research and Development Group 4 months, 1 week ago
CUNY Graduate Center – MALS 75500 Digital Praxis Seminar
Professor Grant Wythoff
February 12, 2016
Rereading the Ancient Greek Epics
A Public Exhibition of Generative Book Morphology
Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns
driven time and again of course, once he had plundered
the hallowed heights of T…[Read more]
As I indicated at the last CAT I am initiating efforts to disseminate information related to IT and ED for all CUNY Faculty. One means is a continuing series of UFS Blog posts and distributions to all CUNY faculty leaders and then to all faculty in CUNY. I am going have as a continuing feature a post of a calendar of events in CUNY (see below).…[Read more]
Andrew Dayton joined the group Academic Technology Research and Development Group 5 months ago
The City University of New York (CUNY) Diversity Projects Development Fund (DPDF) was established by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Management to support educational projects…[Read more]
Raffi Khatchadourian started the topic Classroom for GitHub in the forum Academic Technology Research and Development Group 5 months, 4 weeks ago
FYI, GitHub has recently released Classroom for GitHub.
Raffi Khatchadourian started the topic Blackboard and CUNYfirst exportation of grades in the forum Academic Technology Research and Development Group 6 months ago
Hello all and happy holidays. As I am preparing to submit grades to CUNYfirst, every semester I run into trouble with the batch upload process that exports grades from Blackboard to CUNYfirst grade rosters. For those not familiar with the process, Hunter has documentation describing it (which doesn’t always work).
My former University also used…[Read more]
Elisabeth Gareis joined the group Academic Technology Research and Development Group 1 year ago
Curtis Kendrick joined the group Academic Technology Research and Development Group 2 years ago
New announcement by Adam S. Wandt in Academic Technology Research and Development Group 2 years, 6 months ago
Reminder: Tomorrow is the live debate on “Using Academic Integrity Software in Higher Education.” The debate is tomorrow (12/9) at noon. It will be held at John Jay College in L.61NB. The debate will also be streamed live at http://x.wandt.us/debate2013
We will be taking questions for the panel both online and in person.
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