Academic Assembly Update

December 11, 2018 Edition

Meeting Agenda

Table of Content

Chair's Report

V Academic Assembly

Elected Committees of the Assembly

X Executive Committee
V Academic Standards Committee
X Curriculum Committee
V Technology Committee

Volunteer Committees of the Assembly

X Campus Life Committee
X Committee to Oversee the Nature Preserve
X Committee for Serving the Needs of Persons with Disabilities
X Community Relations Committee
X FOCUS Committee
X Honors Advisory Committee
X Pedagogy Committee
X Physical Development Committee
V Scholarship Committee

Ad-Hoc Committees of the Assembly

X Emerging Education Issues Committee

Exploratory Committees of the Assembly

X Exploratory Group on Open Education

Reports from Assembly Representatives on College-Wide Committees

X Governance Task Force
X Academic Standards Committee
X Academic Integrity Committee
X Computing Council
X Curriculum Committee
X General Studies Committee
X Academic Calendar Committee
X Applied Learning Committee
X Assessment Advisory Council
X Banner Users Group
! Bookstore Advisory Committee
X Class Size Committee
V Developmental Studies Advisory Committee
X Distance Education Committee
X Food Service Committee
V College Seminar Advisory Committee
X Commencement Committee
! College Honors Advisory Committee
X Institutional Review Board
X Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee
V Scholarship Committee
X Sexual Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Committee
X Strategic Planning Council
X Student Publication Board
X Undocumented Students Task Force
X Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding

National and State-wide Organizations

X American Association of University Professors
X Faculty Council on Community Colleges

Departments and Programs

X Library
X Communication and the Arts
X Gallery West
X Chemical Dependency Counseling

Student Organizations

V Theatre Club
X CARES Club
X Women's Club
X Take Back the Night Planning Committee
X COL 295 Class
X Helping Hands Fund
X History Classes
X English Honors Society

Chair's Report

Grant Campus

The governance chairs coordinated future steps in review process of the Governance Coordinating Body proposal. The Blackboard Community Discussion Forum will be open until March 5, 2019. The chairs and the campus Executive Committees will summarize the issues arising from the Forum discussions and present them for at the February meetings of the Governance bodies, possibly conducting surveys of faculty. In March 2019, face-to-face tri-campus fora with simulcast option will be conducted to solicit further feedback.

Elected Committees of the Assembly

Grant Campus
Grant Campus
Karen Dovell (co-chair), Jill Malik (co-chair)

Grant Academic Standards met on 12/4/18. Discussed updates from the four working subgroups of CASC:

  1. Academic Integrity - No main updates because the last meeting was canceled.
  2. Absences and Attendance - Workgroup started conducting research on the policies of the other community colleges.
  3. Faculty Authored Textbooks - Moving forward with compiling a short list of points to explore, such as department review, OER, potential conflict of interests, and others.
  4. Withdrawal policy - Workgroup compiled research on the other SUNY Community College Withdrawal policies. Met with Directors of financial aid and veteran's affairs to discuss the varied implications of the current policy on our students. Compiling data questions for OPIE.

Also discussed addition of a Dean's List for Part-Time students. Overwhelming majority of the other SUNY CC's have this distinction.

Jill Malik (co-chair)
Grant Campus
Jason Ramirez (co-chair), Janet Simpson (co-chair)
Grant Campus
Kerry Carlson (co-chair), Davorin Dujmovic (co-chair)

The Technology Committee met on December 4, 2018. The committee welcomed two student members from the SGA: Jade Antoine and Sheimyrah Mighty.

The planned migration of email from college servers to Microsoft (cloud) server has been occurring by department. The online tools and application through Microsoft 365 (OneDrive, Word, etc.) online will be available at a later date. The Grant Campus Computing website provides information for faculty and students regarding services, policies, FAQs and department-specific labs.

Because of repeated issues with Blackboard/browsers compatibility reported from the various departments, a proposal to establish a Blackboard Effectiveness Committee was made by Dave Dujmovic and Kerry Carlson. The subcommittee would be responsible for documenting the various complaints and resolutions regarding BlackBoard and compile a report on a semester and/or yearly basis. The report would then be submitted to the College Computer Council. The matter was tabled until the next meeting for further discussion.

Finally, the College Computing Council will be developing a college-wide survey regarding technology needs. The co-chairs of the campus committees will assist in the coordinating the survey for their campus. Technology committee members may also be asked to support the survey and provide assistance.

Kerry Carlson (co-chair)

Volunteer Committees of the Assembly

Grant Campus
Lisa Hamilton (co-chair), Joy Mahabir (co-chair)
Grant Campus
Jeff Epstein (co-chair), Louis Roccanova (co-chair)
Grant Campus
Tara Fagan (co-chair), Colleen Liccione (co-chair)
Grant Campus
Grant Campus
Grant Campus
Grant Campus
Gregory Ryan (chair)
Grant Campus
Grant Campus
Adrienne Chu (co-chair), Theresa Donnell (co-chair)

The deadline to apply for Grant campus Spring 2019 scholarships is Friday, December 28. Please encourage students to apply.

Students can find more information regarding scholarships by going to SCCC home page > Quick Links > Scholarships > AcademicWorks. To apply for the scholarships that are available, they need to log on to the AcademicWorks web site with their usual SCCC login and password. If students have further questions, they can contact Adrienne Chu or Terri Donnell.

Adrienne Chu (co-chair)

Ad-Hoc Committees of the Assembly

Grant Campus
Gregory Ryan (chair)

Exploratory Committees of the Assembly

Grant Campus
Exploratory Group on Open Education

Reports from Assembly Representatives on College-Wide Committees

College-wide
Governance Task Force
Virginia Horan (representative), John Jerome (representative), Bruce Seger (representative)
College-wide
Academic Standards Committee
Karen Dovell (representative), Nancy Ellis (representative), Jeff Epstein (representative), Alyssa Kauffman (representative), Arthur Lundahl (chair), Jill Malik (representative), Zhong Wang (representative)
College-wide
Alyssa Kauffman (representative)
College-wide
Kerry Carlson (representative), Davorin Dujmovic (representative)
College-wide
Curriculum Committee
Joseph Gatti (representative), Jason Ramirez (representative), Bruce Seger (representative), Janet Simpson (representative)
College-wide
General Studies Committee
John Cyr (representative), Marc Fellenz (representative), James Remsen (representative), Daniel Wishnoff (representative)
College-wide
Academic Calendar Committee
Joy Borrero (representative)
College-wide
Applied Learning Committee
June Ohrnberger (representative)
College-wide
Alexander Kasiukov (representative)
College-wide
Banner Users Group
Michele Gentile (representative)
College-wide
Bookstore Advisory Committee
Adrienne Chu (representative)

The committee has not met since the last Assembly meeting.

Adrienne Chu (representative)
College-wide
Class Size Committee
Jaclyn Labozzetta (representative), Hope Sasway (representative), Scott Votke (representative)
College-wide
Developmental Studies Advisory Committee
Maria Alzugaray (representative)

The Committee will not meet in December but it is preparing the Annual Developmental Studies Workshop to be held on March 9th, 2019. Anybody willing to present should respond by December 17th with titles and descriptions due at the end of January.

Maria Alzugaray (representative)
College-wide
Distance Education Committee
Scott Votke (representative), Eric Weinstein (representative)
College-wide
Food Service Committee
Joshua Wolfson (representative)
College-wide
College Seminar Advisory Committee
Lauren Sollazzo (representative), Dawn Tracy-Hanley (representative)

The Committee met on December 6, 2018. It considered the following items.

Curriculum Updates

Curriculum Proposal - Career Exploration

Winter Workshop II for Terrific Teachers

Campus Committee Updates

Lauren Sollazzo (representative)
College-wide
Commencement Committee
Elisa Mancuso (representative)
College-wide
College Honors Advisory Committee
Adrienne Chu (representative), David Marshall (representative)

The committee has not met since the last Assembly meeting.

Adrienne Chu (representative)
College-wide
Institutional Review Board
Jason Cascone (representative)
College-wide
Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee
Daniel Linker (co-chair), Lauren Tacke-Cushing (co-chair)
College-wide
Scholarship Committee
Adrienne Chu (representative), Theresa Donnell (representative)

The committee met on Friday November 30. The following items were discussed:

Adrienne Chu (representative)
College-wide
Sexual Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Committee
Andrea Macari (representative)
College-wide
Kathleen Ayers-Lanzilotta (representative), Janet Haff (representative), Joshua Wolfson (representative)
College-wide
Student Publication Board
Joseph Gatti (representative)
College-wide
Undocumented Students Task Force
Patty Munsch (chair)
College-wide
Susan DeMasi (representative)

National and State-wide Organizations

National
American Association of University Professors
Marc Fellenz (representative)
SUNY
Faculty Council on Community Colleges
Danna Prather Davis (representative)

Departments and Programs

Grant Campus
Library
Grant Campus
Communication and the Arts
Jason Ramirez (co-chair)
Grant Campus
Chemical Dependency Counseling

Student Organizations

Grant Campus
Theatre Club

On Thursday, December 13th we will have our Fall 2018 performing arts program, THE AMERICAN FILM MUSICAL: SONG AND DANCE at 6:00 pm in the Van Nostrand Theater.

The program is a celebration of the arts, as well as a final performance for our Musical Theatre Workshop, Dance in Popular Culture, and Broadway Dance classes.

Please feel free to invite family and friends, as well stop by to see the fine work of our students!

Jason Ramirez (advisor)
Grant Campus
CARES Club
Grant Campus
Women's Club
Grant Campus
Take Back the Night Planning Committee
Grant Campus
COL 295 Class
Grant Campus
Helping Hands Fund
Grant Campus
History Classes
Grant Campus
English Honors Society