LINCT for All is expanding! In the 2018-2019 school year, LINCT plans to serve 4,000 students in roughly 100 schools, and we are hiring!
Lessons in Navigating College Transitions (LINCT) is an academic college access program offered by CUNY, in partnership with the NYCDOE. Our goal is to reduce traditional barriers to success at CUNY by ensuring that students who graduate from NYC public high schools enter college academically eligible to take and succeed in credit-bearing courses. LINCT has two focus areas: Mathematics and English. CUNY LINCT staff work within CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs in the division of K-16 Initiatives whose programs focus on helping NYC public school students make a successful transition to college, careers and beyond. We support the city’s commitment to equity by developing high quality transition programs that help eliminate achievement gaps between racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups.
CURRENT F/T OPENINGS: LINCT Instructional Team:
LINCT Math Curriculum & Instruction Specialist (CUNY Title: Math Instructional Services Manager)
LINCT Program & Operations Team:
LINCT Research and Operations Coordinator (CUNY Title: Academic Program Coordinator)
LINCT Administrative Assistant (CUNY Title: Academic Program Coordinator)
Questions? Email LINCT-CollegeTransitionProgram@cuny.edu
Seven alumni of The City University of New York have won 2018 Big Apple Awards, a recognition of their exceptional skills as New York City public-school educators. The winners, announced by the New York City Department of Education, represent four colleges – Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College and Queens College – and the CUNY Graduate Center. CUNY is well represented among the winners, with nearly half of the 17 awards coming from the University.
The seven teachers who won were selected from a pool of more than 6,500 nominations, representing schools in all five boroughs. All will serve as Big Apple Fellows during the 2018-19 school year.
One of these winners, Stephanie Flete, teaches fourth-grade Mathematics at Urban Scholars Community School in the Bronx and earned her B.S. at City College.
Read CUNY’s entire News Release here!
On May 31, 2018 Lehman College/CUNY celebrated its 50th Commencement, and Dr. Joseph Fera was acknowledged as the college’s Teacher of the Year during the ceremony. Dr. Fera serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Lehman. As presider for Commencement, Dr. Fera infused his comments with some math humor, noting that as a mathematician he could recognize that the number 50 was a big deal! More than 3,400 Lehman students received degrees and certificates at the historic event. Congratulations to the graduates, and congratulations, Dr. Fera!
March 14 is Pi Day! A day to celebrate this mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, Pi Day is also a chance to make pi fun for students with activities, problems and even pi poems. Explore some resources and make 3.14 come alive. It’s also a great day to thank your favorite math teacher!
If you were paying attention, there was plenty of math at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea, like the degrees attributed to rotations for skiers and snowboarders (think Chloe Kim’s 1080 spins) or the hundredth of a second margin in a biathlon finish.
This fun piece on Alina Zagitova attributes her winning the gold medal in women’s figure skating to her mathematical calculations on the points attributed to jumps.
Countdown to 2022!
The CUNY Math Challenge aims to reward CUNY’s best math talent. Regardless of your major, if you are a CUNY undergraduate student and enjoy doing math problems, this contest is for you! The contest starts March 12, 2018 and finalists can win stipends up to $1,000! Registration is open until March 21.
Want to contribute to math learning for incoming students across CUNY? Explore these job opportunities with Math Start.
Engineering students aim to make math useful by developing an algorithm to improve the efficiency of bus routes for Boston Public Schools. What can you do with math?
Congratulations to the 19 recipients of the fifth annual Big Apple Awards, announced in May 2017 by New York City Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña. These honorees represent New York City public school teachers, who as Mayor Bill de Blasio put it, “Go the extra mile to help their students, engage parents, and support their colleagues.” In order to receive the Big Apple Award, applicants were rigorously evaluated through community nominations, principal and colleague recommendations, personal essays, an interview, and classroom observation. During the next school year, these honorees will serve as Big Apple Fellows, meeting monthly with each other to strengthen their leadership skills and serving on the Chancellor’s Teacher Advisory Group.
CUNY is honored to have played a role in 13 of the recipients’ journeys towards becoming teachers. We would also like to recognize two of these CUNY graduates who are teaching math—Yocasty Diaz and Faye Michalakos! Ms. Diaz serves as a middle school math teacher at I.S. 219 New Venture School in the Bronx, describing her classroom as “a center of investigation, discovery, and risk-taking opportunities.” She attended both Hostos and City College. Michalakos, a CSI alum, is a middle school math teacher in Brooklyn who uses real world examples and experiences for her students, helping them understand the “why” behind the subject. CUNY is proud of these individuals for being leaders in the classroom and for fostering a commitment to mathematics for students at an early age.
The Office of Academic Affairs features more news on the Big Apple Award Winners
Congratulations to CUNY faculty from Hostos and Bronx Community College publishing their work on the interplay of teaching and researching math. Learn more!