Organization Meeting for the 2017-18 College Council- May 16, 2017

Elections were held at today’s organization meeting of the 2017-2018 College Council.

The following were elected without opposition:

Chair of College Council: Marco Castillo

Vice Chair: Maria Pagano

Secretary: Peter Catapano

Parliamentarian: Peter Parides

Summer Emergency Committee

Shauna Vey

Jill Belli

Neil Katz

Randall Hannum

Peter Catapano

Al Sherman

Peter Parides

Maria Pagano

Connie Mennella

Alberto Martinez

The elections of Chairs for the Standing Committees will be held in the Fall.

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New York City College of Technology Mission Statement

New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York

Mission Statement

New York City College of Technology is a baccalaureate and associate degree-granting institution committed to providing broad access to high quality technological and professional education for a diverse urban population. City Tech’s distinctive emphasis on applied skills and place-based learning built upon a vibrant general education foundation equips students with both problem-solving skills and an understanding of the social contexts of technology that make its graduates competitive. A multi-disciplinary approach and creative collaboration are hallmarks of the academic programs. As a community, City Tech nurtures an atmosphere of inclusion, respect, and open-mindedness in which all members can flourish.

Development of College Council Mission Statement

Following are two versions of the text for the Citytech mission statement for your consideration.

The first version of the mission statement was provided by Barbara Burke from the Office of Sponsored Programs. This text may be considered a more streamlined version of the mission statement that was previously created by the college strategic planning committee.

The second version is a further revision provided by the personnel committee. It revises and builds upon the aforementioned version and emphasizes an alignment with CUNY’s general mission.

These two versions are provided for your review and comments.

Sincerely,
Marco Castillo
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Version 1.
At New York City College of Technology, we are committed to providing broad access to high quality technological and professional education for the diverse populations of New York City. A distinctive emphasis on applied skills and place-based learning built upon a vibrant general education foundation equips students with both problem-solving skills and an understanding of the social contexts of technology that make our graduates competitive in the 21st century economy. Interdisciplinary learning and opportunities for creative collaboration are hallmarks of our academic programs. We strive to create an atmosphere of inclusion, respect, and open-mindedness in which all members of our community can flourish.

Version 2.
New York City College of Technology, a comprehensive college in the City University of New York (CUNY), is committed to CUNY’s mission. The College is committed to providing broad access to high quality technological and professional education for its diverse population of students. Emphasis on understanding of technology, applied skills, and problem-solving abilities built upon a general education foundation make our graduates competitive in the 21st century economy. We strive for an atmosphere of inclusion, respect, and open-mindedness in which all members of our community can flourish.

NYCCT Mission Statement

Mission

New York City College of Technology is a teaching institution that embraces innovation by fostering the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that prepare its students to respond to an ever-changing world of ideas, technologies, and environments. City Tech finds the innovator within, bridges theory and practice, supports creativity, and builds partnerships within and across disciplines and fields of practice.  Drawing on the strengths of the diversity among its varied community and programs, the College provides a setting for the open, respectful, and professional exchange of ideas. The City Tech community strives to exemplify social responsibility, civic engagement, and ethical behavior.

The College is an active partner in the rich cultural life and expanding economic base of Brooklyn and New York City.  Through its baccalaureate, associate and non-degree programs, City Tech provides higher education in a wide range of technical and professional fields to the diverse population of New York City.  City Tech’s faculty are skilled, innovative teachers and active researchers who create knowledge, improve professional practice in their fields, and collaborate across disciplines to promote academic achievement, intellectual development, and professional growth. The College’s programs, integrating liberal arts and sciences and study in a major area, prepare students for personal and professional success, for the challenges of becoming leaders, innovators, and stewards of their fields, and for lifelong learning.

Organization Meeting Election Results

2015-16, College Council Positions:

Chair: Marco Castillo

Vice-Chair: Jason Montgomery

Secretary: OPEN

Parliamentarian: Peter Catapano

2015-16, Standing Committee Positions:

Budget: OPEN

Buildings and Grounds: Chair:  Jason Montgomery; Sec. Jieron Cheng

Curriculum: Chair:  Randy Hannum; Sec. Rebecca Shapiro

Legislative: Chair, Holly Carley; Sec. OPEN

Personnel: Chair: Peter Catapano; Sec: Maria Pagano

Students: Chair: Ruth Garcia

Technology: Chair, Karen Lundstrem; Sec. Junior Tidal

Summer Emergency Committee 2015:

Peter Catapano

Jason Montgomery

Sue Brandt

Eric Lobel

Hamid Nourazi

Anthony Sena

Albert Sherman

Evan Lespinasse

IMPORTANT: College Council Organizational Meeting, Tuesday May 19 at 1pm

The Organizational Meeting for the 2015-16 College Council will be held on Tuesday, May 19 at 1pm in the Atrium Theater. We will be electing new officers for College Council for the coming 2015-2016 academic year. After the elections, we will split up into our Standing Committees. Elections will be held for Chair and Secretary for each of the seven committees. I have enclosed a list of the Standing Committee assignments compiled by the Committee on Committees. There was every effort by the Committee on Committees to balance preference, department and school. In nearly all cases, those who submitted preference forms were given their first choice.

I have included an alphabetical membership list for next year’s Council along with the¬†DRAFT Standing Committees 2015-16 Organizational Meeting¬†Assignments.¬†Please check the Organizational Meeting Attendance Sheet 2015-16, if you feel that you have been wrongly excluded or included, please email me as soon as possible.

After general meeting in the Atrium Amphitheater, the Standing Committees will meet in the following rooms to hold their elections:

  • Budget ‚Äď Namm 601A (Jason Montgomery)
  • Building and Grounds ‚Äď Namm 602A (Jason Montgomery)
  • Curriculum- Namm 606 (Viviana Vladutescu)
  • Legislative- Namm 616 (Marco Castillo)
  • Personnel- Namm 617 (Peter Catapano)
  • Students- Namm 618 (Peter Catapano)
  • Technology- Namm 619 (Mary Sue Donsky)

Please make every effort to attend. The organizational meeting is usually relatively short. However, it is important that Council elect officers, Standing Committee Chairs and Secretaries as soon as we can in order to conduct business in the Fall.

UFS Fall Conference Announcement

Here is a message of interest  from William E. Phipps the Executive Director of the University Faculty Senate:

“The¬†UFS is holding its annual fall conference on November 21 at John Jay College. It is entitled “Online Education: What We Know and What We Need to Ask,” and the program includes greetings from Chancellor J.B. Milliken, a keynote by Professor Anthony Picciano of Hunter College, and a faculty panel.

Please go to the UFS website to see the full program and then decide whether you’d like to attend. If so, you must register.

Seats are limited so please register early.”

Standing Committees

The first College Council Standing Committees will take place this coming Tuesday, September 9. ¬†The schedule of meeting ¬†of Standing Committee and College Council for the 2014-15 academic year can be found by clicking on the “calendar” on this website menu bar. ¬†There is a printable PDF version that also includes the locations for all committee meetings.