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School of Visual Arts Partners With Behance To Launch SVA Portfolios

Posted on August 1st, 2011 in General, Technology | No Comments »

School of Visual Arts (SVA) has partnered with Behance to launch SVA Portfolios, an exclusive online network powered by Behance where SVA alumni, faculty members and degree-seeking students can showcase their original work and connect with one another. SVA is the first college to launch a network with Behance, joining organizations like the AIGA, the professional association for design, the relaunched I.D. magazine brand, and the Art Directors Club—whose gallery showcases the work by winners of the prestigious Young Guns Award, an annual honor for creative professionals under age 30.

“SVA Portfolios will provide greater exposure for the collective creativity of the SVA community,” said Jennifer Phillips, director of the College’s Office of Career Development. “The network will not only connect members, but also provide a venue where potential clients, recruiters and creative enthusiasts can discover the work produced by SVA alumni, faculty members and degree-seeking students.” The Web site is designed to feature work from all degree programs at the College, including original animation, design, film, fine art, illustration and photography.

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Berkeley College Partners with the U.S. Army to Provide Distance Learning Opportunities for Active Duty Soldiers

Posted on May 28th, 2010 in General, Technology | No Comments »

Berkeley College has partnered with GoArmyEd to provide soldiers the opportunity to pursue Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees through distance learning no matter where they are stationed.

Berkeley College is proud to announce that it has partnered with GoArmyEd to provide the opportunity for soldiers to pursue degrees through distance learning no matter where they are stationed. This partnership allows soldiers to use their benefits under the Army Tuition Assistance program to pay for courses.
“The goal of the partnership between Berkeley College and GoArmyEd is to promote both the soldier’s mobile lifestyle and educational goals,” says Assistant Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs Richard Robitaille, EdD. “Berkeley College offers premier programs in Business and Management and is honored to be able to offer these programs to Soldiers through a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership.” 

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Monroe Hosts Online Demo Session

Posted on April 21st, 2010 in General, Technology | No Comments »

Monroe College hosted an online demo session from the Yonkers Riverfront Library on April 14. College officials demonstrated the course management system that makes it possible for students to earn a college degree while maintaining family and employment responsibilities. WBLS radio personality “Egypt” discussed the importance of earning a college degree and how it changed her life.
“Monroe Online has enabled hundreds of adults earn their college degree while keeping up with job and family responsibilities,” said Executive Director of Online Programs Craig Patrick. “Most adults do not have the luxury of time or money to take off from work for a few years to attend college. That’s where Monroe Online comes in.”

Students Tap Out More Than 100,000 E-mails in Support of TAP!

Posted on April 9th, 2010 in General, Technology, Tuition Assistance Program | No Comments »

APC LogoWithin a few short weeks, APC students, faculty and administrators sent more than 100,000 e-mail messages to lawmakers imploring them to reject proposed cuts to the state’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) within the proposed executive budget.

“These 100,000 letters are proof that New Yorkers support TAP and believe it is a worthwhile investment in the future of our work force and our state,” said Stephen J. Jerome, APC president and president of Monroe College in the Bronx and New Rochelle. “Any cuts to the TAP program are not in the best interest of New York or its students.”

The executive budget proposes cutting the maximum TAP award from $5,000 to $4,000 for full-time students enrolled in two-year colleges – unfairly targeting the neediest students in New York. “There is no justification to set TAP payments based on the length of the program at the institution a student attends,” Jerome added. “This will establish a two-tier TAP system that is contrary to the New York State Regents’ goal of promoting access to higher education.”

For 35 years TAP has made it possible for thousands of New Yorkers to afford college. It is an investment in New York students. Once the students graduate, they are able to secure good jobs here in New York and become productive, taxpaying members of their communities.

The Art Institute of New York City on the Playing Field with Industry Professionals

Posted on November 10th, 2009 in General, Technology | No Comments »

AINYC students Tesia DeCouto and Dan Altuz participate in the production of a Q&A session

AINYC students Tesia DeCouto and Dan Altuz participate in the production of a Q&A session

In order to show all interested parties films that are nominated or considered for Academy Awards, each year hosts the Variety Screening Series on both coasts. After the films are shown, the A-List filmmakers conduct a Q & A session, for the mostly industry audiences.

Video Production instructor Jason Moore, an active industry professional, was asked by his contacts at Variety if he would produce a series for their website showing segments of the Q & A sessions. A comparable series is produced in Los Angeles by working professionals; their work is now side by side on the website with ours, created by students and graduates.

To take advantage of this exciting opportunity, the entire Video Production faculty compiled a list of outstanding students and recent graduates who had demonstrated their skills and ability as well as their work ethic. The rotating crew has twelve members.

Students function as camera operators, editors and production managers. The positions are paid, and provide many students with their first professional job in the industry. Their resumes will now show names of films and directors that are highly recognizable, since their work is under consideration for an Oscar.

According to instructor Jason Moore who acts as supervisor, “This is as good as a first time job as there could be in this industry. I wish I had had this opportunity when I was just starting out!”

There will be approximately 10 – 15 assignments. Two have been completed: The White Ribbon, an Austrian-German film that takes place just before World War I, and We live in Public, a documentary about the loss of privacy in the Internet age.

Screenings are held at Sunshine Cinemas in SoHo, and the DGA (Director’s Guild) theater in midtown.

The crew began working on the project in mid-September, and will continue through January. Jason hopes the team will be asked back next year, and that this assignment will become an annual opportunity for students to gain real-world experience, mirroring the school’s involvement with the Tribeca Film Festival.

LIM College Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Presents Online Seminar for College Personnel Throughout the Nation

Posted on October 26th, 2009 in General, Technology | No Comments »

Michael_SachsMichael Sachs, J.D., Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at LIM College, presented an online seminar for higher education professionals on “Study Abroad & Student Affairs: Best Practices in Health/Safety” on October 6. Gary Rhodes, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Global Education at Loyola Marymount University was the co-presenter. The “webinar” focused on how student affairs and study abroad teams can work together to create a safe, healthy and positive experience for students participating in study abroad programs. Higher education personnel from 75 colleges and universities, including American University, Johns Hopkins and Ohio State University, participated.

Sponsored by Student Affairs Leader and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the webinar was designed for study abroad administrators, college faculty, student affairs staff and other members of the higher education community throughout the United States who are involved in study abroad programs. Topics covered during the 90-minute session included emergency response planning, alcohol and drug policy, international health and medical care, and housing safety.

Sachs’s background as an attorney and seasoned student affairs professional with more than 20 years of higher education experience made him an ideal presenter for this timely topic. He and Rhodes, who has extensive experience in global education, are uniquely qualified to provide a comprehensive look at the issues and answer the questions of personnel at other colleges seeking guidance in these areas.

Says Sachs, “When the study abroad/student affairs collaboration works, students will know their rights and responsibilities and health and safety issues will have been fully addressed.”

Bryant & Stratton College Start a New Life via Second Life

Posted on October 2nd, 2009 in General, Graduation, Technology | No Comments »

Bryant & Stratton Second Life GraduationBryant & Stratton College graduates will receive their degrees where they earned them – online. In what is the first live Second Life graduation, 150 year old Bryant & Stratton College will host a fully online, “virtual” graduation ceremony in June. Approximately 40 graduates from Bryant & Stratton’s online degree programs have committed to receive their hard earned degrees, in avatar form, on the college’s virtual campus. The Bryant & Stratton ceremony will be the first time a graduation will be fully hosted on Second Life, including the procession, the commencement speaker and the conferring of degrees to students who are even draped in their digital caps and gowns.

The Bryant & Stratton Second Life graduation will be held June 10, 2009. While only graduates and their families will be in attendance, those interested in learning more can either join Second Life (below), or request more information on the schools online degree programs.

Founder and Chairman of Second Life to Speak at Graduation

Upon hearing about this historic and innovative event Philip Rosedale, Founder and Chairman of Second Life expressed interest and agreed to be the commencement speaker for the approximately 40 graduates. He will address the students during the June 10th, 2009 ceremony in avatar form.

Explore the Bryant & Stratton “Virtual” Campus

Come visit us for yourself. The Bryant & Stratton campus in Second Life is open to the public 24/7. Visit the Student Recreation Pavilion where students come to meet and socialize and get to know each other. Visit the Outdoor Amphitheater where we host a series of educational guest speakers that address degree specific industry topics. Or, check out the Open House building where we let prospective students come in and meet with staff from admissions, financial aid, and even current students to get a better feel for the college. In fact, we enrolled a new student at our very first open house event.