OAA Offices and Programs

The Office of Academic Affairs consists of Administrative Educational Support (AES) programs and offices designed to nurture the academic and professional growth of Hostos students, faculty, and staff. These programs and offices operate in alignment with the Hostos mission to support student progress and academic success. Click here to learn about how OAA is organized

Click the links below to learn more about each program.

Programs/Offices & Descriptions Leaders
ASAP/Accelerated Study in Associate Programs
ASAP @ Hostos is one of three advisement areas on campus, specializing in assisting students through intensive guidance and financial benefits to graduate within three years.
Siddique Mohamed
ASAP Staff
Black Male Initiative Prof. Yoel Rodriguez
Career Services Lisanette Rosario
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
The Center for Teaching and Learning promotes excellence in teaching and learning with innovative pedagogies and state-of-the-art technologies by fostering professional development and interdisciplinary and cross-divisional collaborations.
Carlos Guevara
& Professor Cynthia Jones
CTL Staff
Credit for Prior Learning & Alternative Degree Pathways Sam Byrd
CSTEP/Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program
The objective of the CSTEP program is to increase the number of students from under-represented groups who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields. CSTEP provides academic enrichment, research, and internship experiences  in STEM content areas.
Diandra Jugmohan
CLIP/CUNY Language Immersion Program
CLIP is an intensive ESL program of 25 hours of instruction each week for entering freshmen who have already been admitted to a CUNY college. 
Silvia Reyes
CLIP Staff
CUNY Start & Math Start
CUNY Start is a low-cost alternative to developmental and remedial classes.
Math Start is an 8-10 week intensive math program that prepares students for success in college by fostering their full math potential.
Andrea Gabbidon-Levene
Curriculum Office
Learn more about curricular programs review for policy and compliance, Pathways appeals and submissions, degree maps, College catalog, CUNY transfer equivalencies
Wendy Small-Taylor
Honors Program
The Honors Program provides an enriched academic, cultural and social experience to intellectually inquisitive and motivated students.
Professor Ernest Ialongo
Professor Cynthia Jones
Karla Contreras
Immersion Programs 
The Immersion Program consists of intensive workshops which provide an opportunity for students who need to demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, and/or mathematics
Silvia Reyes
HALC/Hostos Academic Learning Center
The Hostos Academic Learning Center (HALC), located in C-596, is a complete learning environment that allows students to receive the academic help they need in a setting that is rich in resources and support academic success. 
Lisette Jourdain 
HALC Staff
Joint/Dual Programs Office
The goal of Joint/Dual Programs Office is to support joint program students by facilitating timely graduation and a successful transition into a senior college.
Karla Contreras
Latin American Writers Institute Prof. Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla
NYC Men Teach Prof. Jacqueline DiSanto
Office of Educational Technology (Ed Tech)
The Office of Educational Technology (EdTech) develops, implements, supports, and promotes innovative integration of technology into teaching and learning by empowering faculty, serving students, and creating a supportive environment for all types of learners.
Carlos Guevara 
Ed Tech Staff
Office of Grants and Research Administration (OGRA)
The Office of Grants & Research Administration (OGRA) at Hostos is committed to supporting the college’s faculty and staff in their efforts to secure external funding for faculty research projects, college-wide special programs, academic support services for students and community collaborative projects.
Kelba Sosa
OGRA Staff
Office of School College Partnerships (OSCP)
The Office of School-College Partnerships includes College Now, Early College Initiative, and CUNY Explorers. These are all collaborations between CUNY and Department of Education. All courses in OSCP are normal college courses; part of Hostos faculty workload; same syllabus, expectations, and textbook as any other Hostos course.
Elizabeth Wilson
Office of Supplemental Instruction and Student Engagement Projects
The office strives to bolster learning and strengthen classroom-based college level readiness of first year students enrolled in co-requisite math courses, supplemental instruction (SI) offers targeted support to meet the unique learning needs of the different Hostos student populations that includes incoming freshmen, continuing students, and transfers. 
Silvia Reyes
Perkins Grant

This website shares more information about the various initiatives funded by the Perkins Grant.

Eileen Will
STEP/Science and Technology Entry Program Proyecto Access
The Hostos STEP program is designed to identify social and economically disadvantaged middle and high school students with the potential to become scientists or engineers and provide them with academic enrichment activities and reinforcement in the pursuit of these fields.
Diandra Jugmohan