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
Maureen Minielli joined the group Academic Technology Research and Development Group 1 week ago
New announcement by Adam S. Wandt in Academic Technology Research and Development Group 10 months, 3 weeks 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.
New announcement by Adam S. Wandt in Academic Technology Research and Development Group 1 year, 5 months ago
Reminder: Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am is the May meeting of the CUNY Skunkworks Academic Technology R&D Group.
The topic for this months meeting is a review of the Skunkworks: Via Response trial. Via Response is a BYOD (bring your own device) classroom response ‘clicker’ solution. Students use smartphones, tablets or laptops – in the classroom -…[Read more]
Laura Kane started the forum topic April 10th Workshop – Organizing Image Collections for Research: An Overview in the group Academic Technology Research and Development Group 1 year, 6 months ago
Please join the GC Digital Fellows for our latest workshop of the Spring 2013 term:
Organizing Image Collections for Research: An Overview
Wednesday, April 10th 2013 – 6:30-8:30pm; Room C196.01
New announcement by Adam S. Wandt in Academic Technology Research and Development Group 1 year, 8 months ago
We seem to be experiencing some technical difficulties right now with the Bb Collaborate room we use for the Skunkworks meeting (vClass.wandt.us). The problem is not on my end but at JJConline. I looks like we will have to reschedule the meeting due to the room being down. I will write with an update over the weekend.
New announcement by Adam S. Wandt in Academic Technology Research and Development Group 1 year, 9 months ago
The Skunkworks group was scheduled to meet today… but we will be rescheduling the meeting. Many of us are at City College at an instructional technology conference that will be running over on time. I will send out an email soon about rescheduling this meeting.
New announcement by Adam S. Wandt in Academic Technology Research and Development Group 1 year, 10 months ago
Some in Skunkworks might be interested in this announcement – so I am sending it out to the group. I have started a new academic technology podcast series. Here is the announcement.
This video is the first of my new series: “The 90-Second Academic Technology Update.”
This series will regularly explore emerging academic technologies in a short…[Read more]
Adam S. Wandt replied to the forum topic January 15th Forum about Instructional Technology at CUNY in the group Academic Technology Research and Development Group 1 year, 10 months ago
Thank you for putting this together. I am looking forward to attending.
Bruce Rosenbloom started the forum topic January 15th Forum about Instructional Technology at CUNY in the group Academic Technology Research and Development Group 1 year, 10 months ago
For many of us involved with the planning, testing and implementation of instructional technologies throughout CUNY, CCNY is hosting an event on January 15th, from 11:30 am- 2:30 pm, that […]
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