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Fact Sheet

Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education
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Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET
 

FOUNDED   1981
LOCATED:  

25 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York City

 

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 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; and Joseph Murphy, CWE Professor and  Chancellor of CUNY, played a critical role in sustaining CWE in  its early years.

                                                                                               
                                                   
 

DEAN   Juan Carlos Mercado
CHAIR   Kathlene McDonald
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED   B.A. Interdisciplinary Arts & Science and B.S. 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   12
NUMBER OF PART-TIME FACULTY   60
ACADEMIC ADVISORS   6
STUDENT POPULATION   600
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

     

 

 

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