CUNY Digital History Project

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CUNY Digital History Project

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CUNY Digital History Project’s Docs CUNY DHP Project themes + summary - initial brainstorming - add to these

Initial brainstorming List of Themes:
Activism- faculty and students
Free access to public education
Pre-post ’61 unification
Curriculum—evolution (bilingual, SEEK, remediation)
Academic freedom
Public influence
Student demographics/immigrant experience
Faculty profile/identity
Central control/admin
Open admissions
CUNY relevance to city and state politics

Themes and goal summarized:
The purpose of this project is to construct a social history of CUNY as a unique, urban educational institution and a focal point of struggle for open, equal quality education for all.
a. Academic freedom/curricula
b. Struggle for open admissions
c. Funding/free higher education/tuition fights
d. Labor