CUNY Academic Commons Mission Statement:

The Academic Commons of The City University of New York is designed to support faculty initiatives and build community through the use(s) of technology in teaching and learning. The free exchange of knowledge among colleagues across the university is central to better educating the student body and expanding professional development opportunities for faculty research and teaching. Creating networks and support systems that are enabled by easy access to quality digital resources will nurture faculty development through sharing replicable materials and best practices. The Academic Commons is expected to grow in a flexible manner, taking into account the changing dynamics of political, social, cultural, and technological environments affecting the university. This evolving community will help prepare The City University of New York for the current and future educational challenges it faces.

Contact Us:

To contact the CUNY Academic Commons community team, send an email to commonshelpsite@gmail.com. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Building Blocks of the Commons

In Numbers

Project Staff


Development Team:

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Community Team:

Hosting and Systems Administration: Office of Information Technology, Graduate Center, CUNY

Past Development Team Members: Sonja Leix, Stephen RealAndrĂ© PitangaCast Iron Coding, Micki KaufmanSeth PersonsDominic GiglioValerie TownsendSamantha Raddatz, Margaret GalvanPaige DuPontDaniel JonesErik TrainerChristian Wach

Past Community Team Members: Brian Foote, Scott HenkleSarah Morgano, Paul Hebert, Krystyna Michael, Anthony Wheeler

Site Governance:

The CUNY Academic Commons is a project of the CUNY Committee on Academic Technology, (CAT) which contains representatives from every CUNY campus and which is convened by the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs. The current CAT Chair is Vivek Upadhyay, University Chief Academic Technology Officer. Generous funding for the CUNY Academic Commons comes from The CUNY Office of Academic Affairs and the CUNY Office of Library Services. We are very grateful to the CUNY Graduate Center Office of Information Technology for hosting our site and working with our team.