Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET
 

FOUNDED August, 1981
LOCATED 

Cunard Building, 25 Broadway, Floor 7, New York, NY 10004
e: 212 925 6625 x 0

MISSION STATEMENT 

The primary mission of the Center for Worker Education (CWE) is to provide an excellent education to working adults from New York City and surrounding regions.

CWE offers an Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree, an Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science degree; a joint BA/MA in the Study of the Americas and an MA in the Study of the Americas and a number of certificate programs. CWE’s courses and educational programs are designed especially for non-traditional students whose access to higher education may have been limited or interrupted due to financial limitations, work responsibilities, and family obligations.

A spirit of open inquiry, curricular innovation and academic integrity are linchpins of the CWE mission. Equally important are respect for diversity among faculty, staff and students and a continuous search for our common ground as learners, teachers and scholars. In providing its program, CWE seeks mutually beneficial relationships with labor unions, New York City agencies, private employers, and community organizations who share our educational mission. With a dual focus on excellence and access and by reaching out to the community, CWE aims to be a positive force in lower Manhattan and in the New York metropolitan area.

FOUNDERS 

Michael Arons, Professor of Physics, CCNY;
Marshall Berman, Professor of Political Science, CCNY;
Fred Canavan, Assistant Director, Leadership Program, N.E Region, U.S. Office of Personnel Management;
Alice Chandler, Acting President, CCNY, 1978-1979;
Barry Feinstein, President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 237;
Stanley Friedlander, Professor of Economics, CCNY;
Stephen Leberstein, Assistant to the Provost, CCNY;
Director, Program for Public Employees at 26 Federal Plaza;
Paul Le Clerc, Dean of Academic Affairs, CUNY;
Joe McDermott, Education Director, Teamsters, Local 237;
Barbara Omolade, Educator, Teamsters Local 237 and Empire State College; Daniel Parker, Director, Leadership Program, N.E Region, U.S. Office of Personnel Management;
Irwin Polishook, President, Professional Staff Congress, CUNY;
Ed Quinn, Professor of English, CCNY;
David Robinson, Member, Board of Trustees, CUNY;
Morris Silberberg, Provost, CCNY;
Arthur Tiedemann, Acting President, CCNY, 1980-1981;
Irwin Yellowitz, Professor of  History, CCNY;
Joseph Murphy, CWE Professor and  Chancellor of CUNY (played a critical role in sustaining CWE in  its early years).

DEAN

CHAIR

 

Juan Carlos Mercado (PhD)

Kathlene McDonald (PhD)

BA SPECIAL PROGRAMS

 

Life Experience Program (up to 12 credits free)

Autobiography Program (up to 8 credits free)

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED 

BA Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
BS Early Childhood Education

CONCENTRATIONS 

Childhood Studies; Disability Studies; History, Politics, and Society; Literary, Media, and Visual Arts; Social Welfare; The Americas; Urban Studies & Public Administration; and Global Labor Studies

JOINT DEGREES OFFERED BA/MA Study of the Americas
GRADUATE DEGREES MA Study of the Americas
CERTIFICATES OFFERED 

Developmental Disabilities

FULL-TIME FACULTY 10
NUMBER OF PART-TIME FACULTY 50
ACADEMIC ADVISORS 6
STUDENT POPULATION 500
FEMALE/MALE STUDENT RATIO 80/20
AVERAGE AGE STUDENT 30
STUDENT RESIDENCE All five boroughs and the tri-state area. The majority of students reside in Manhattan and Brooklyn, followed by Bronx and Queens. 
CONTACT 

Elena Romero, Communications Coordinator
212.925.6625, ext. 258
eromero@ccny.cuny.edu

WEBSITE 

www.ccny.cuny.edu/cwe

 

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