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OAA Director of Communications
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A Message on Academic Technology from the
Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost
As you will recall, the University’s Master Plan for 2008-2012 highlighted the role of aca-
demic and instructional technology in enhancing the learning environment. The CUNY
Academic Commons (http://commons.gc.cuny.edu), which was described in the
January-February 2010 issue of Academically Speaking, is one technology-related initiative
that was articulated in the Master Plan and has since been realized.
The Plan also anticipated the growth of partially and fully online courses at CUNY. Many
factors support a purposeful increase of online instruction. Most notably, recent research
has suggested enhanced learning outcomes for students who are engaged in partially online
(“hybrid”) instruction as compared with their counterparts whose coursework takes place
only face-to-face, or only online.
With this in mind, and in keeping with Chancellor Matthew Goldstein’s call for the expan-
sion of hybrid instruction at CUNY, the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) issued a Hybrid
Initiative Request for Proposals in December. All CUNY colleges were in