Cabinet Meeting Minutes and next meeting agenda November 21, 2022

  • Doris Cintron, Senior Associate Provost
  • Alex Couzis, Dean, Grove School of Engineering
  • Teresa Flemming, Executive Associate to the President
  • Carmen Green, Dean, CUNY School of Medicine
  • Marta Gutman, Dean, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
  • Ken Ihrer, Vice President of Operations and Coronavirus Coordinator
  • David Jeruzalmi, Chairman, The Faculty Senate
  • Felix Lam, Vice President, Finance and Administration
  • Edwin Lamboy, Dean, School of Education
  • Tony Liss, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Celia Lloyd, Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
  • Juan Carlos Mercado, Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies at CWE & Professional Continuing Studies
  • Renata Miller, Interim Dean, Division of Humanities and the Arts
  • Dee Dee Mozeleski, Senior Advisor to the President and VP & Executive Director, Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications and External Relations and The Foundation for City College
  • Paul Occhiogrosso, Executive Counsel to the President
  • Susan Perkins, Dean, Division of Science
  • Andrew Rich, Dean, The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
  • Ruth Stark, Chairperson, Faculty Senate Committee on Personnel Matters
  • Mary Ruth Strzeszewski, Associate Provost and Chair, CCNY Graduate Constituent Council
  • Vanessa Valdes, Associate Provost for Community Engagement
  • Rosemarie Wesson, Associate Provost for Research

Reporting back on Tasks:

  1. Associate Provost Strzeszewski (either by herself or with Nikisha Williams) will provide a Report on ideas and data requirements regarding how we can get some leverage on enrollment.  In this instance, we are defining leverage as the most positive change made with the least effort (on balance).  NB–great expected change can justify substantial effort, and something that’s easy to do can be undertaken even if the expected returns are not huge–so it’s a balancing proposition.
  2. Cabinet members will provide feedback to VP Ihrer regarding the Remote Work Guidance for Protecting Non-Public University Information (NPUI) document within the next two weeks.
  3. Review/presentation of floor plan of student space, comparing the old Shepard and NAC spaces to what students currently have.
  4. Navigate - Cabinet members to follow the Student Resource page to see what students see and see what’s not there. Please come to the Cabinet meeting prepared to email a list of these missing items to Teresa Flemming, under the subject line(Missing Student Resources).
  5. Navigate - VP Lloyd to ask Dominic Stellini to produce data points to program into the reporting structure.


Agenda for our December 5th  meeting : 

Doris Cintron will facilitate. 

  1. President’s Announcements
  2. Follow up and discussion on the assignments (above)
  3. Operational conversation regarding Navigate–how do we roll it out? What training is necessary? What proactive advising data points do we program into it? What is the trajectory and project plan for rolling out the reporting and proactive advising aspects of it? How can we more fully integrate Navigate into our on-boarding conversations with students? 
  4. Initial report on One Stop–for follow up at a later meeting: where does the program currently stand? 
  5. Budget–apart from recruitment and retention efforts, where do we start planning for budget reductions (over and above conversations about revenue generation)? 
    1. class scheduling
    2. temp services
  6.  Agenda development for our next meeting
  7. Office introductions:  Andy Rich presents the Colin Powell School. 


President Boudreau asked VP Ihrer to codify the college’s policy around document retention.  He asked everyone to look through the Remote Work Guidance for Protecting Non-Public University Information (NPUI) document and send feedback/comments to VP Ihrer within the next two weeks. Comments will be verified and discussed at the December 5th Cabinet meeting.  After discussion, the document will be distributed and everyone will be asked to enforce the document with those who report to them.

President Boudreau stated that at the November 7th meeting there was concern as to whether there was sufficient data for our retention efforts.  Cabinet members were asked to think about what data they might need.  Dean Gutman stated she consulted with her staff and advisors who came up with a list of questions for their students.  Associate Provost Strzeszewski, VP Lloyd, Associate Provost Cintron and others provided feedback around retention efforts.

President Boudreau stated he wanted to invoke the concept of leverage.  He then explained that it is the ability to identify some data in a way that we think we can collect efficiently in an ongoing way that has what we hope will be the biggest impact on student retention.  He then spoke on the next steps regarding data.  He stated there are three kinds of data questions:

  1. Is there an idea of a kind of survey?
  2. What data are we getting from the Stop-out calls?  How can we collect the data more systematically?  If different divisions are doing different calls, but we want systematic data, what elements of the information is most important; making sure that we are also developing a sense of the difference between department Stop-outs and Gateway Stop-outs and maybe even the logic of Stop-outs within differently situated departments?
  3. There are data points which are not the result of a student expressing an opinion.  How do we figure out the retention rate at different points in the curriculum?

President Boudreau asked Associate Provost Strzeszewski and Nikisha Williams to provide him with a report with categories of data collection and analysis that focuses on the questions of leverage: 

  1. Where do we think we’ve got the best ability to generate resources to make a change?
  2. Where do we think something has the most impact on retention?

President Boudreau began the discussion on Leadership and Cabinet dynamics.  He stated for the next meeting, at the suggestion of Dean Couzis that he would like to take some time for each Cabinet member to talk about what their unit does, what their challenges are and where they would like to develop.

President Boudreau also announced that this will be the last meeting he will facilitate.  Each Cabinet member will be chosen to be the facilitator.  Associate Provost Cintron was chosen to facilitate the December 5th meeting and Dean Rich was chosen to be the presenter of his department.

President Boudreau resumed the conversation around Retention Opportunities from the last meeting.   Associate Provost Cintron shared some of her thoughts by stating experiential learning for all students is important as well as employing students on campus. 

The next meeting will take place on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 10:00 am.

The meeting adjourned at noon.

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