OAA Committees

Assessment Committee

The Assessment Committee is an inter-disciplinary group charged with providing guidance and assistance with assessment.  Committee members work with individual faculty members and departments with course-level, program-level, and general education assessment. The Committee is also responsible for tracking progress and completion of Academic Program Review processes and provides assistance when needed.  Through its use of the Institutional Assessment Plan as a framework, and its collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research and Student Assessment, the Committee advances the culture of inquiry and continuous improvement at the College.

Chair:
Professor Anne Rounds
English Department
Room: B-339
(718)518-6754

Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory  Council

This cross-divisional faculty-driven committee and guided by the Faculty Development and Curriculum Committee concentrates on meeting the professional needs of faculty from across the disciplines.  A priority of this committee is to encourage faculty to rethink and put into practice innovative pedagogical methods that answer the basic and advanced needs of students to increase overall retention and graduation rates.  The Council models innovation through unconventional programming intended to inspire faculty to consistently recreate curriculum to enhance the learning environment throughout the course of the student’s academic careers.  The Council exists to refresh and invigorate all faculty including adjuncts, and push them to excel professionally.

Co-Chair                                  
Professor Elvir Dincer              
Allied Health Department         
Room: A-307                         
(718) 319-7944                                
  
Co-Chair   
Carlos Guevara 
Center for Teaching and Learning
Room:   B-442
(718) 319-7974   
          

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CW Curriculum Committee

The College-wide Curriculum Committee (CWCC) is a Senate subcommittee which sets curricular policies and serves as an advisory board to academic faculty who develop and revise degree program and course curricula.

Chair
Professor Sandy Figueroa
Business Department
Room: C-511O
(718) 518-6512


Educational Technology Leadership Council (ETLC)


The ETLC includes faculty representatives from each of the academic departments, the Director of the Office of Educational Technology (EdTech) as well as key EdTech coordinators.  The ETLC is charged with monitoring and evaluating campus educational technology policies and procedures and making recommendations when needed. ETLC faculty members promote the use of educational technology within their respective departments and advocate for technology needs.

Co-Chair:
Carlos Guevara
Educational Technology Department
Room: C-559
(718)319-7974

Co-Chair
Kate Lyons
Library
Room: A-213J
(718) 518-4213

General Education Committee

The General Education and Assessment Committee is driven by cross-disciplinary faculty and administrators whose interest is to infuse the curriculum with learning experiences that are focused on skill and knowledge building that are centrally focused on the Gen Ed core competencies which span the disciplines.  The Committee promotes inclusion of the Principles of Excellence adopted by the faculty from the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).  The committee also encourages classroom assessment of student skill development, and provides guiding principles that lead faculty to develop an innovative curriculum that is rich with diverse academic learning experiences that strengthen basic and advanced-level skills and foundations of knowledge.

Chair
Professor Cynthia Jones
English Department
Room: B-523
(718) 518-6807

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Honors Committee

The Honors Committee was reorganized in the summer of 2009, and administers the Global Scholars program, the Hostos Scholars program, and the college’s honors programs in the Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts in Science, Engineering, Dental Hygiene, Business Management, Business, and Accounting programs. Committee members are responsible for mentoring, advising, and monitoring the progress of Honors Students, planning, organizing, and attending all Honors colloquia, events and functions, and planning winter and summer institutes and study abroad programs. The Honors Committee is chaired by the Director of Honors, and its membership consists of members of the faculty and staff. The committee liaises with the Coordinator of the Global Scholars program.

Co-Chair                             
Professor Cynthia Jones     
English Department          
Room: B-523                       
(718) 518-6807                  

Co-Chair
Professor Ernest Ialongo
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Room: B-317
(718) 319-7933

ILC Advisory Council

The committee's mandate is to establish, communicate, and monitor college-wide information technology standards, priorities and policies.  The committee works to identify and assess college-wide technology needs, and assist with strategic planning while representing the interests of faculty, staff, students, and the rest of the college community equally.  The committee ensures that college-wide decisions recognize university-wide policy and practices.