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Academic Technology Research and Development Group

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 Skunkwork’s Wiki under “Educational Technology” on this page

Access the Sprint / BBML R&D Trial Report” on this page

Access the Professor Wandt’s CUNY eBook Proposal.


Of Interest: DIY Web Radio for Teaching and Learning, 6pm, 10/19 at Baruch College

  • My apologies for cross posting. This may be of interest to members of the Skunk Works.

    DIY Web Radio for Teaching and Learning
    Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 pm
    Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-270
    Please RSVP to or 646 312 2065

    Readily available web streaming technologies now make it possible for anyone, anywhere to launch a web radio station and broadcast live or pre-programmed content with little more than some free software and standard computer equipment or mobile device. The panelists will use the webstream created for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in digital storytelling (DS106) at the University of Mary Washington as a starting point for a discussion of the pedagogical potential of web radio and its power to inspire experimentation, foster creativity, establish community, and provide a platform for informal learning and collaboration.

    Panelists include:

    Grant Potter, e-Learning Coordinator, University of Northern British Columbia

    Jim Groom, Instructional Technologist, University of Mary Washington

    Michael Branson Smith, Assistant Professor of Communications Technology, York College, CUNY

    GNA Garcia, Doctoral Candidate, Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut; CEO, Learning Allies

    Mikhail Gershovich, Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, Baruch College, CUNY

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