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OpenCUNY Survey: Looking Forward!

November 17, 2014 in Event, Feature, Terms of Participation

OpenCUNY is launching its first survey (http://opencuny.org/survey/) and wants to know what you think about the current and future OpenCUNY!

Background:
OpenCUNY was founded in 2008 as a participatory medium. What makes us unique from other digital platforms is that we have a Terms of Participation, not a terms of use. This is not merely a semantic differentiation, but bespeaks the politics of OpenCUNY. OpenCUNY is run by students, for students. Students fund OpenCUNY through student activity fees, and also serve as coordinators and board members and participants (not users!). We are open to the whole Graduate Center community, but we exist primarily for and by students. With great power there must also come great responsibility. We’re launching a survey that asks you to weigh in on your interactions on and with OpenCUNY.

About the Survey:
We’ll be gathering information on basic things like the best way for you all to get in touch with us, which programs use OpenCUNY and which don’t, and what kind of devices you use to access OpenCUNY. This 10 to 15 minute survey will help us to get a sense of where are participants are coming from after 5 years and what their dreams are for the next five: http://opencuny.org/survey/

What we find to be the most important part of this survey is the last set of questions which asks you to define OpenCUNY. We coordinators are constantly being asked what makes OpenCUNY different than other digital platforms. We know how we conceptualize OpenCUNY but we’d like you to tell us how you think of OpenCUNY and what makes it unique!

 Take the survey! (http://opencuny.org/survey/)

Nominations for the 2013-14 OpenCUNY Board

February 20, 2013 in OpenCUNY Board, Terms of Participation

Nominations for the 2013-14 OpenCUNY Board are now open (until February 28th, 11:59 p.m.). To place a nomination, you must be a registered participant of OpenCUNY.org. To nominate yourself or another OpenCUNY participant to the OpenCUNY Board, click the following link to the DSC eBallot nomination site and follow the login instructions:

https://eballot4.votenet.com/dsc/login.cfm

ABOUT THE BOARD: The OpenCUNY Board consists of the two OpenCUNY Coordinators and four elected OpenCUNY participants. The OpenCUNY Board will continue development of the Terms of Participation that defines OpenCUNY.org’s governance policy and any other policies deemed appropriate by the board. The OpenCUNY Board will meet approximately two times a semester. Please consult DSC Bylaw 4.3 for more information on the OpenCUNY Board and our Terms of Participation.

QUESTIONS: info@opencuny.org

Say Hello to Your New 2012-13 OpenCUNY Board

August 23, 2012 in OpenCUNY Board, Terms of Participation

OpenCUNY Board elections were conducted in the spring, and four new Board members have been elected. John, Christina, Jared, and Suzanne join us, the two OpenCUNY Coordinators, in reviewing and continuing development of the Terms of Participation that function as OpenCUNY’s governance document. For more information on how the Board is composed and run, please see the Doctoral Students’ Council Bylaw 4.3.c.

Nominations Open for 2011-12 OpenCUNY Board

October 5, 2011 in OpenCUNY Board, Terms of Participation

Nominations for the 2011-12 OpenCUNY Board are now open (until 10/8). To nominate yourself or another OpenCUNY participant to the Board, please fill out the Nomination Form at

http://opencuny.org/board/nominate/

ABOUT THE BOARD: The OpenCUNY Board ( http://opencuny.org/board/ ) consists of the two OpenCUNY Coordinators and four electedOpenCUNY.org participants. The OpenCUNY Board determines governance policies for OpenCUNY.org. The primary task of the OpenCUNY Board will be to continue development of the Terms of Participation ( http://opencuny.org/terms/ ) that defines OpenCUNY.org’s governance policy and any other policies deemed appropriate by the committee. The OpenCUNY Board will meet approximately two times a semester. Please consult DSC Bylaw 4.3 ( http://cunydsc.org/bylaws#Free_and_Open_Source_Medium ) for more information on the OpenCUNY Board and the Terms of Participation.

QUESTIONS: Contact me or Maggie with any questions or concerns.

Nominations & Elections for 2011-12 OpenCUNY Board

September 23, 2011 in OpenCUNY Board, Terms of Participation

See also opencuny.org/board or contact the OpenCUNY Coordinators for more information. Nominations are now open!

New Terms of Participation

September 8, 2011 in Feature, Terms of Participation

After many months of discussion, voting, more discussion, and then more voting . . . we’re pleased to announce the OpenCUNY Terms of Participation. The Terms of Participation (ToP) are the official governance policy of OpenCUNY.org that all participants must abide by.

The ToP were drafted and unanimously approved by the OpenCUNY Board on 03/24/2011. On 04/15/2011, the draft ToP was approved by a majority of OpenCUNY participants and sent to the DSC Plenary for ratification. On 05/13/2011, the ToP was officially ratified by the DSC Plenary.

The ToP can and will be modified each academic year. Please send any questions, thoughts, or concerns to one of the OpenCUNY Coordinators or a member of the OpenCUNY Board.

Terms of Participation: Vote Now!

April 14, 2011 in OpenCUNY Board, Terms of Participation

The Terms of Participation have now been approved by the OpenCUNY Committee: opencuny.org/terms

At this juncture we are seeking approval from OpenCUNY participants so that we may send these terms on to the DSC Plenary for ratification. If you have concerns about the Terms of Participation as currently drafted, we encourage you to get in touch with either of the OpenCUNY Coordinators, or the OpenCUNY Committee. This is an ongoing process and we will take all concerns into account in the next revision (just as we did with this one).

All current students with an OpenCUNY account are eligible to vote and briefly comment on the Terms of Participation on VoteNet:
https://eballot4.votenet.com/dsc

Voting is currently open and will remain open until noon on Friday, April 15.

Terms of Participation: 1st Draft

March 21, 2011 in OpenCUNY Board, Terms of Participation

The first draft of our Terms of Participation is now available for public viewing: opencuny.org/terms

This draft has not yet been approved by OpenCUNY participants, the OpenCUNY Committee, or the DSC Plenary. We are posting this draft solely for public viewing and participant feedback.

Please send any questions, thoughts, or concerns to the OpenCUNY Coordinators or a member of the OpenCUNY Committee. Your feedback will be incorporated into the next revision of this document, before it is formally submitted to OpenCUNY participants and the DSC Plenary for final approval.

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