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Office of the Provost's email digest: November 21, 2017
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2017 Fed Challenge Lehman Wins the College Fed-Maiden Lane Division
The College Fed Challenge is designed to bring real-world economics into the classroom. Teams play the role of monetary policymakers by analyzing economic conditions and recommending a course for monetary policy. Congratulations to Professor Papainikolaou and his student team, Fredrick Boakye, Tushain Neulman, Tashane Henry, and Jesus Minervino on their win.
Spice Up Your Lectures Spice Up Your Lectures
Do you wish you could learn some reliable strategies for making your lectures more exciting, engaging your students, and helping them better understand and retain what you teach? Whether you have been teaching for years and want some fresh takes on pedagogy, or are relatively new to teaching but recognize the need to make your efforts more effective, you will be pleased to know about a new service now available to you at Lehman.
Office of the Registrar From the Office of the Registrar
Effective Winter/Spring 2018, class section numbers will no longer include “W” to denote a Writing Intensive section. All sections will be using the Bell block section designations and “Writing Intensive” will continue to be denoted as a course attribute in CUNYfirst.
Enrollment Management and Financial Aid Units Lehman College Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
In 2017, total enrollment at Lehman increased by 1,000 students. This fall, about 950 freshmen and 1,400 transfer students joined the campus community—an increase since 2016 by nearly 37% and 15%, respectively. This remarkable growth has been made possible by numerous entities on campus within the Division of Enrollment as well as the Financial Aid Office. Their behind-the-scenes efforts to recruit, enroll, and fund Lehman students, as well as ensure student success, are too often invisible. Provost Fayne and President Cruz recently took a virtual and physical “tour” of this vital work and want to share with you what they learned. Please take a look at the Power Point slide deck to find out what it takes to bring students into the classroom, shepherd them through graduation, and prepare them for the future.
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PSC-CUNY Research Award Programs
It’s not too late to apply for the PSC-CUNY Research Award Program. For more information contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and see the links below.

Foundation Funding Opportunities and Upcoming Deadlines
If you are looking for funds to support your academic and creative work, publications, programming, and travel, consider applying for a private foundation grant. For more information, contact Lisa Hirschfield, Communications and Research Specialist in the Office of Academic Affairs, to discuss possibilities (ex. 8044).

Upcoming deadlines that may be of interest include:
  • American Philosophical Society’s Franklin Research Grants
    Dec 1, 2017 ($6,000 for research in any area of study)
  • McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience
    LOI due December 4, 2017 ($300,000/3 years)
  • NEH Collaborative Research Grants
    December 6, 2018 (up to $50,000)
  • Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program
    LOI due January 9, 2018 ($80,000/2 years)
  • ACLS Digital Extension Grants
    January 10, 2018 ($125,000)
  • American Psychological Foundation’s John and Polly Sparks Early Career grant program
    March 15, 2018 ($18,000)
  • NYSHealth Foundation conference participation grants – rolling deadline ($2,000)
eVerification of Grades
To address compliance and avoid financial penalties, eVerification will allow faculty to verify their grades online and provide supporting documentation for "F" and Incomplete (INC) grades assigned to students.
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Are you looking for research, project, travel, or fellowship funding? Thinking about it, but not sure what's out there or where to begin? Sign up for the Philanthropy News Digest (PND) to have the latest Requests for Proposals (RFPs) emailed to you directly. RFP alerts are a free service from the PND, the Foundation Center's newsletter. It's never too early to start your search, or learn about funding that's available for research, scholarship projects, fellowships, and more--and new RFPs are announced daily.
Lehman Faculty Publicatons
We are pleased to announce these recent faculty publications: We are always delighted to highlight the work of our Lehman faculty. If you would like to feature your work or that of a colleague in a future eDigest, please share the details with our office.
Lehman Awarded $1 Million CUNY 2X Tech Initiative Grant
The CUNY 2X Tech Initiative is Mayor de Blasio's $20 million investment in CUNY to double the number of tech graduates by 2022. Lehman College was named the first of only two CUNY campuses to receive funding, with a $1 million grant over the next 20 months.
Creative Corner News from the Language Lab
The Language Lab is using a new language learning platform called SmartClass+, bringing the latest smart classroom technology into language instruction.
CUNY Guidelines on Publishing In Predatory Journals
A recent article in The New York Times suggested that faculty across the nation, including CUNY faculty, are increasingly using pay-to-publish "predatory" journals and conferences as outlets for disseminating research findings.
Lehman 2017 Convocation and Inauguration
Changes to the Common Rule--Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
A change in federal policy for the protection of human subjects will go into effect on January 19, 2018. These changes in federal regulations will result in a number of changes to the CUNY HRPP policies and procedures.
CUNY Academy Opportunities
The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences was founded in 1981 to foster scholarship and research in CUNY. Affiliated with the University Faculty Senate, the Academy's central concern has been to create a University-wide intellectual community and to encourage and support the scholarship of younger faculty. The Academy is a central feature of the University's intellectual life.
The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration of the Advanced Science Research Center
invites NSF CAREER Award-eligible CUNY Assistant Professors to register for its 2018 NSF CAREER Boot camp program. The series is designed to help faculty develop competitive NSF CAREER proposals. The activities also provide a great opportunity for faculty across CUNY to network.
Zero Textbook Cost Courses
Students at Lehman College and throughout CUNY can now search CUNYfirst for Zero Textbook Cost Courses. The Zero Textbook Cost attribute can be applied to any course without a required textbook (or any book, in print or electronic format). Please direct any questions to Stacy Katz (ex. 7767) .
Tracking Our Impact Across the U.S.: Biology Alumni
The Department of Biological Sciences was established in 1968, the same year as Lehman College. For over 50 years, the department has launched the careers of thousands of alumni. We recently analyzed a set of 1000 biology alumni and found that they are living in 33 states, with the highest concentration in the New York Metro Region.
Graduate Admissions for Fall 2018 Application Is Now Open
Please invite our Lehman seniors to apply for admission to one of our 40+ Lehman graduate programs. Note: Effective spring 2018, CUNY will no longer accept Foreign-Credit Evaluations from World Education Services. Lehman College will only accept evaluations from the following agencies:
The Academic Center for Excellence
The Academic Center for Excellence (Old Gym 205) and the Science Learning Center (Gillet 133) offer FREE tutoring services. Hours for both tutoring centers are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Online tutoring is also available.
Research in the Classroom
The CUNY Office of Research is pleased to announce the 2017 Research in the Classroom Idea Grant Competition. The goal of the program is to promote integration of authentic research experiences into the undergraduate classroom.
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching.
CUNY Policy for Final Grade Submission Deadlines
Beginning fall 2017, City University of New York (CUNY) will implement a university-wide Final Grade Submission Deadline policy.
The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the College's chief academic officer and senior member of the Cabinet. The Provost is responsible for all educational programs, as well as for academic issues that relate to the faculty, including appointments, promotions, and evaluations. She also is responsible for preparing accreditation reviews, strategic planning, and the review of division and departmental budgets. Questions? Email alison.abreu@lehman.cuny.edu or call 718-960-8222.