Presentation: Creating a CUNY-wide approach towards Digital Media Programs

The above video was from a presentation and panel discussion held at John Jay College’s 10th Annual City University of New York (CUNY) IT Conference. The emerging nature of Digital Media has challenged the ability of universities to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape. Due to the evolution of these new disciplines, and the speed in which cross-disciplinary technical innovations are implemented in programs with a digital media focus, very few universal standards are in place for instruction and assessment.

In order to set the stage for the panel discussion, my presentation focused on what I believe are some of the major issues facing digital media programs within CUNY. The panel group, assembled from my colleagues from various CUNY institutions, discussed specific strategies that the university could implement to prepare our digital media programs for the future.

Panel participants included:

James Richardson
Assistant Professor of Humanities
New Media Technology Program Coordinator
LaGuardia Community College

Christopher Stein
Associate Professor of Media Arts and Technology
Borough of Manhattan Community College

Michael B. Smith
Assistant Professor
Communications Technology Program Director
York College

Richard Dragan
Assistant Professor of English
LaGuardia Community College

Stephen Brier
Senior Academic Technology Officer
ITP Certificate Program Coordinator
CUNY Graduate Center


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