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Working Groups

 ● STANDARD I: MISSION AND GOALS ● STANDARD II: ETHICS AND INTEGRITY ● STANDARD III: DESIGN & DELIVERY OF THE STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE ● STANDARD IV: SUPPORT OF THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE ●  STANDARD V: EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS ASSESSMENT ● STANDARD VI: PLANNING, RESOURCES, & INSTITIONAL IMPROVEMENT ● STANDARD VII: GOVERNANCE, LEADERSHIP, & ADMINISTRATION ● VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE ● 

 

STANDARD I: MISSION AND GOALS

The institution’s mission defines its purpose within the context of higher education, the students it serves, and what it intends to accomplish. The institution’s stated goals are clearly linked to its mission and specify how the institution fulfills its mission.

MEMBERS:

  • Renata Miller (co-chair), Deputy Dean, Division of Humanitites and the Arts

  • David Jeruzalmi (co-chair), Professor and Senate Chair, Chemistry, Division of Science

  • Rajan Menon (co-chair), Professor, Political Science, Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

    • Carlos Aguasaco, Assistant Professor, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Eitan Friedman, Medical Professor and Chair, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education / CUNY School of Medicine

    • Erica Friedman, Deputy Dean Dean, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education / CUNY School of Medicine

    • Gordon Gebert, Dean Dean, Spitzer School of Architecture

    • Ardie Walser, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Grove School of Engineering

    • David Weissman, Professor, Philosophy, Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • Katherine Cho, Program Manager, Office of Student Success, Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

    • Diana Wall, Professor, Anthropology, Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

    • Interested students click here.

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STANDARD II: ETHICS AND INTEGRITY

Ethics and integrity are central, indispensable, and defining hallmarks of effective higher education institutions. in all activities, whether internal or external, an institution must be faithful to its mission, honor its contracts and commitments, adhere to its policies, and represent itself truthfully

MEMBERS:

  • Jane Gallagher (co-chair), Chair, Academic Standards, Office of Academic Affairs

  • Tricia Mayhew-Noel (co-chair), Administrator, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

  • Joshua Wilner (co-chair), Professor, English, Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • Richard Belgrave, Director, Environmental Health and Occupational Safety, Office of Facilities

    • Jeffrey Blustein, Professor, Philosophy (Bioethics), Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • Carla Cappetti, Professor / Grievance Counselor, English / Professional Staff Congress, Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • Jorge Gonzalez, Professor, Mechanical Engineering / NOAA-CREST, Grove School of Engineering

    • Jonathan Levitt, Professor / Director, Biology /  MARC Program, Division of Science

    • Simone McMillion, Director, Marketing, Office of Communications and Public Relations

    • Maribel Morua, Director, International Student and Scholar Services, Division of Student Affairs

    • Guillermo Rivera, Senior Admissions Counselor, Admissions, Office of Admissions

    • Wendy Thornton, Dean, Student Development, Division of Student Affairs

    • Interested students click here.

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STANDARD III: DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF THE STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE

An institution provides students with learning experiences that are characterized by rigor and coherence at all program, certificate, and degree levels, regardless of instructional modality. all learning experiences, regardless of modality, program pace/schedule, level, and setting are consistent with higher education expectations.

MEMBERS:

  • Yvel Crevecoeur (co-chair), Assistant Professor, Special Education, School of Education

  • Marta Gutman (co-chair),  Professor, Architecture, Spitzer School of Architecture

  • Tony Liss (co-chair), Dean, Division of Science

  • Geraldine Murphy (co-chair),  Director / Professor, Honors Center / English, Office of the Provost / Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • Joseph Bak, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Division of Science

    • Hannah Borgeson, Graduate Student Services Advisor,  Spitzer School of Architecture

    • Maudette Brownlee,  Director, SEEK Program, School of Education

    • Marco Castaldi,  Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Grove School of Engineering

    • Katherine Levin, Advisor, Honors Center, Office of the Provost

    • Eric Lopez,  Assistant Coördinator, Curriculum, Office of the Provost

    • Joseph Moore, Assistant Professor, Art / Electronic Design and Multimedia, Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • Marie Nazon,  Assistant Professor and Counselor, SEEK Program, School of Education

    • Brett Silverstein, Professor, Psychology, Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

    • Richard Steinberg,  Professor, Physics, School of Education

    • Charles Stewart, Associate, Dean and Chief Librarian, Library

    • Ana Vasović,  Director, General Education, Office of the Provost

    • Melissa Watson,  Assistant Professor, English, Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • Interested students click here.

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STANDARD IV: SUPPORT OF THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Across all educational experiences, settings, levels, and instructional modalities, the institution recruits and admits students whose interests, abilities, experiences, and goals are congruent with its mission and educational offerings. The institution commits to student retention, persistence, completion, and success through a coherent and effective support system sustained by qualified professionals, which enhances the quality of the learning environment, contributes to the educational experience, and fosters student success.

MEMBERS:

  • Juana Reina (co-chair), Vice President, Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs

  • Mary Ruth Strzeszewski (co-chair), Associate Provost, Academic Services, Office of the Provost

  • Terri Watson (co-chair), Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, School of Education

    • Shellye Belton, Deputy Director, Financial Aid, Office of the Provost

    • Kamilah Briscoe, Director, Student Success, Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

    • Robert, Curry, Operations Lieutenant / Assistant Director, Public Safety and Security, Office of Public Safety and Security

    • Alejandro, Gonzalez, Associate Director, Student Life and Leadership Development, Division of Student Affairs

    • Ana King-Garcia, Executive Director, Campus Engagement, Division of Student Affairs

    • Joseph LoGiudice, Manager, AccessAbility / Disability Services, Division of Student Affairs

    • Dani McBeth, Associate Medical Professor / Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

    • Pauline Pabon, Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions, Office of Admissions

    • Issa Salame, Lecturer, Chemistry, Division of Science

    • Teresa Scala, Research Associate,  , Office of the Provost

    • Nkem Stanley-Mbamelu, Associate Director, CCAPP, Division of Science

    • Dominic Stellini, Executive Director, Student Engagement Initiatives, Office of the President

    • Diane Watford, College Accounting Assistant, Bursar, Budget and Finance

    • Kern, Williams, Director, Housing and Residence Life, Division of Student Affairs

    • Interested students click here.

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STANDARD V: EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS ASSESSMENT

Assessment of student learning and achievement demonstrates that the institution's students have accomplished educational goals consistent with their program of study, degree level, the institution's mission, and appropriate expectations for institutions of higher education.

MEMBERS:

  • Ellen Handy (co-chair), Associate Professor, Art History, Division of Humanities and the Arts

  • Fred Moshary (co-chair), Professor, Electrical Engineering, Grove School of Engineering

  • Kathy Powell-Manning (co-chair), Director, CLAS Learning Assessment, Academic Affairs

    • Svetlana Bochman, Director, Writing Center, Office of the Provost

    • Richard Braverman, Lecturer, English, Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • Deborah Edwards-Anderson, Program Manager, Early Childhood Education @ CWE, School of Education

    • Leslie Galman, Director, Academic Administration, Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

    • Jay Jorgenson, Professor, Mathematics, Division of Science

    • Angela, Lopez, alumna,  

    • Matthew Nagler,  Associate Professor / Graduate Advisor, Economics and Business, Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

    • Thomas Peele, Associate Professor / Director, English / First-Year Writing Program, Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • Migen Prifti, Academic Advisor, Office of the Dean, Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • Stacia Pusey, Assistant Dean, Enrollment and Student Services, School of Education

    • Susanna Rosenbaum, Assistant Professor, [Sociocultural Anthropology] @ CWE, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Elizabeth Rudolph, Assistant Dean, Office of the Dean, Division of Science

    • Lindsay Siegel, Executive Director, Zahn Innovation Center, Grove School of Engineering

    • Shailesh Thacker, Director, Evaluation and Testing, Office of the Provost

    • Elizabeth Thangaraj, Director, Student Support Services Program (SSSP), Office of the Provost

    • Jan Valle, Associate Professor, Childhood Education, School of Education

    • Justin Williams, Assistant Professor, History @ CWE, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Ana Zevallos, Associate Professor and Counselor, SEEK, School of Education

    • Interested students click here.

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STANDARD VI: PLANNING, RESOURCES, AND INSTITUTIONAL IMPROVEMENT

The institution’s planning processes, resources, and structures are aligned with each other and are sufficient to fulfill its mission and goals, to continuously assess and improve its programs and services, and to respond effectively to opportunities and challenges.

MEMBERS:

  • Kevin Foster (co-chair), Interim Dean / Associate Professor, Dean, Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

  • Leonard Zinnanti (co-chair), Senior Vice President / Chief Operations Officer, Office of the Senior Vice President,  

    • David Barrios, student

    • Marta Bengoa, Associate Professor, Economics and Business, Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

    • Shawn Chin-Chance, alumnus

    • Frank Jimenez, student 

    • Felix Lam, Vice President and CFO, Finance and Administration, Office of Finance and Administration

    • Gabriel Lopez, Associate Director, Office of Human Resources

    • Eva Medina, Director, Budget, Office of Finance and Administration

    • Dee Dee Mozeleski, Director, Office of Institutional Advancement, Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

    • David Robinson, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management and Campus Planning, Office of Facilities Management and Campus Planning

    • Alan Sabal, Senior Associate Director, Admissions, Office of Admissions

    • Joanna Sanchez, student 

    • Alan Shih, Director, Grants and Sponsored Programs, Office of the Provost

    • Rachel Wong, student
    • Interested students click here.

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STANDARD VII: GOVERNANCE, LEADERSHIP, AND ADMINISTRATION

The institution is governed and administered in a manner that allows it to realize its stated mission and goals in a way that effectively benefits the institution, its students, and the other constituencies it serves. even when supported by or affiliated with governmental, corporate, religious, educational system, or other unaccredited organizations, the institution has education as its primary purpose, and it operates as an academic institution with appropriate autonomy.

MEMBERS:

  • Annita Alting (co-chair), Director, Planning, Reporting, and Assessment, Grove School of Engineering

  • Alessandra Benedicty (co-chair), Assistant Professor / Director, Interdisciplinary Studies (Graduate Program), Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

  • I-Hsien Wu (co-chair), Assistant Professor, Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Division of Humanities and the Arts

  • Gilda Barabino (co-chair) Dean, Dean, Grove School of Engineering

  • Juan Carlos Mercado (co-chair), Dean, Center for Worker Education, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Carlos Riobó, (co-chair), Associate Professor / Chair, Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • John Calagione, Academic Coördinator / Advisor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Alan Feigenberg, Professor and Director  / Chair, Sustainability (Architecture) / Professional Staff Congress, Spitzer School of Architecture

    • Nancy Gutierrez, Administrative Staff, Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • Devid Paolini, Assistant Professor, Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Division of Humanities and the Arts

    • Elena Romero, Communications Coördinator / Advisor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Susanna Schaller, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Maurizio Trevisan, Dean, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

    • Interested students click here.

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VERIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, as a federally recognized accreditor, is obligated to ensure that its candidate and member institutions comply with the accreditation-relevant federal regulations developed by the U.S. Department of Education in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. Further, the Commission is required to review candidate and member institutions’ continued compliance with Title IV program responsibilities. Commission policy regarding federal compliance requirements for institutions was revised and enacted in January 2013, indicating that institutions must
meet these federal regulations to be accredited by the Commission. In response to this, it is assumed that the institution will provide documentation of policies and procedures that are (1) in writing, (2) approved and administered through applicable institutional processes, and (3) published and accessible to those affected. This document is focused on the Commission’s verification of institutional compliance in several areas:

  1. Student identity verification in distance and correspondence education

  2. Transfer of credit policies and articulation agreements

  3. Title IV program responsibilities

  4. Institutional records of student complaints

  5. Required information for students and the public

  6. Standing with state and other accrediting agencies

  7. Contractual relationships

  8. Assignment of credit hours

MEMBERS:

  • Thomas Castiglione (co-chair), Registrar, Registrar, Office of the Registrar

  • Kenneth Ihrer (co-chair), Associate Vice President and CIO, Information Technology, Office of Information Technology

    • Michele Baptiste, Chief Diversity Officer and Dean of Faculty Relations, Affirmative Action, Compliance, and Diversity, Office of Affirmative Action, Compliance, and Diversity

    • Joseph Boselli, Bursar, Office of the Bursar

    • Joseph Fantozzi, Executive Director, Enrollment Management, Office of Admissions

    • Warren Orange, Financial Aid Coördinator / Advisor, Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Arshaw Ramkaran, Director, Office of Financial Aid

    • Interested students click here.

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