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Chancellor Goldstein Announces Establishment of CUNY-wide Common Course Review Committee

March 2, 2012 | Featured

According to the resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York on June 27, 2011, the University Office of Academic Affairs (OAA), working with the colleges, “will facilitate the expeditious review and approval of all courses proposed for the Common Core with the assistance of a CUNY-wide committee, appointed by the Chancellor.”  To that end, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein has announced the establishment of the CUNY Common Core Course Review Committee.

This committee, consisting entirely of faculty, will review the courses submitted by the colleges to insure that the courses meet the designated learning outcomes for their Common Core curricular areas. The committee’s first meeting will take place in early March 2012.

Chaired by Professor Philip Kasinitz, the committee comprises eight subcommittees, one for each area of the Common Core. Every undergraduate college, the University Faculty Senate, and the Discipline Councils were invited to recommend nominees to serve on every subcommittee. In total, 121 tenured faculty, representing 18 undergraduate colleges, plus Chair Professor Kasinitz from the Graduate Center, are serving on the Common Core Course Review Committee.

Chancellor Goldstein said, “With its exceptional representation of scholarly talent, drawn from every CUNY college, this committee embodies the very best aspects of the integrated university. I am grateful to all of the faculty appointees for their willingness to participate in this important effort.”

CUNY COMMON CORE COURSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Chair: Philip Kasinitz, Professor of Sociology, Graduate Center

Subcommittee on English Composition

  • Professor Trudy Smoke, Hunter College (Chair)
  • Associate Professor Claire Pamplin, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Professor Frederick De Naples, Bronx Community College
  • Associate Professor Janet Moser, Brooklyn College
  • Associate Professor Renata Miller, City College of New York
  • Associate Professor Lee Papa, College of Staten Island
  • Professor Linda Hirsch, Hostos Community College
  • Associate Professor Mark McBeth, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Assistant Professor Ann Del Principe, Kingsborough Community College
  • Associate Professor Heidi Johnsen, LaGuardia Community College
  • Associate Professor Jessica Yood, Lehman College
  • Professor Keming Liu, Medgar Evers College
  • Associate Professor Julian Williams, New York City College of Technology
  • Associate Professor Carl Grindley, School of Professional Studies
  • Associate Professor Roger Sederat, Queens College
  • Professor Linda Reesman, Queensborough Community College
  • Associate Professor Cynthia Haller, York College

Subcommittee on Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning

  • Professor Robert Thompson, Hunter College (Chair)
  • Associate Professor Sherman Wong, Baruch College
  • Professor Annie Yi Han, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Associate Professor Rony Gouriage, Bronx Community College
  • Associate Professor Laurie Rubel, Brooklyn College
  • Assistant Professor Edward Wall, City College of New York
  • Associate Professor Jesenko Vukadinovic, College of Staten Island
  • Professor Daniel Maysonet, Hostos Community College
  • Associate Professor Douglas Salane, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Professor Rina Yarmish, Kingsborough Community College
  • Professor Prabha Betne, LaGuardia Community College
  • Professor Nancy Griffeth, Lehman College
  • Professor Emmanuel Egbe, Medgar Evers College
  • Assistant Professor Ezra Halleck, New York City College of Technology
  • Professor Martin Braun, Queens College
  • Professor Joseph Bertorelli, Queensborough Community College
  • Professor Lou D’Alotto, York College

Subcommittee on Life and Physical Sciences

  • Professor Leonard Ciaccio, College of Staten Island (Chair)
  • Professor Sarah Salm, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Associate Professor Laura Broughton, Bronx Community College
  • Associate Professor Mark Kobrak, Brooklyn College
  • Associate Professor Jay Edelman, City College of New York
  • Assistant Professor Debasish Roy, Hostos Community College
  • Associate Professor Derrick Brazill, Hunter College
  • Associate Professor Nicholas Petraco, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Associate Professor Mary Ortiz, Kingsborough Community College
  • Assistant Professor Burl Yearwood, LaGuardia Community College
  • Assistant Professor Maryam Bamshad, Lehman College
  • Professor Doris Withers, Medgar Evers College
  • Assistant Professor Lufeng Leng, New York City College of Technology
  • Professor William Hersh, Queens College
  • Professor Paris Svoronos, Queensborough Community College
  • Associate Professor Timothy Paglione, York College

Subcommittee on World Cultures and Global Issues

  • Professor Patricia Mathews-Salazar, Borough of Manhattan Community College (Chair)
  • Associate Professor David Cruz de Jesus, Baruch College
  • Assistant Professor Gilbert Marzan, Bronx Community College
  • Associate Professor Andrew Meyer, Brooklyn College
  • Associate Professor Clifford Rosenberg, City College of New York
  • Associate Professor Jane Marcus-Delgado, College of Staten Island
  • Professor Jerilyn Fisher, Hostos Community College
  • Associate Professor Lisa Anderson, Hunter College
  • Associate Professor Carlton Jama Adams, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Professor Susan Farrell, Kingsborough Community College
  • Professor Patricio Lerzundi, Lehman College
  • Professor Emmanuel Egbe, Medgar Evers College
  • Associate Professor Kyle Cuordileone, New York City College of Technology
  • Professor Eda Henao, School of Professional Studies
  • Professor Yan Sun, Queens College
  • Associate Professor Edmund Clingan, Queensborough Community College
  • Associate Professor Fabiola Salek, York College

Subcommittee on U.S. Experience in Its Diversity

  • Professor William Divale, York College (Chair)
  • Professor David Jones, Baruch College
  • Assistant Professor Paula Saunders, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Professor Isabel Mirsky, Bronx Community College
  • Associate Professor Gregory Downs, City College of New York
  • Professor Calvin Holder, College of Staten Island
  • Assistant Professor Marcella Bencivenni, Hostos Community College
  • Associate Professor Richard Belsky, Hunter College
  • Professor Michael Sokolow, Kingsborough Community College
  • Associate Professor Timothy Coogan, LaGuardia Community College
  • Associate Professor Martin Burke, Lehman College
  • Associate Professor Peter Catapano, New York City College of Technology
  • Associate Professor Duncan Faherty, Queens College
  • Associate Professor Peter Bales, Queensborough Community College

Subcommittee on Creative Expression

  • Professor Michael Rodriguez, LaGuardia Community College (Chair)
  • Associate Professor Zoe Sheehan Saldana, Baruch College
  • Associate Professor Hollis Glaser, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Professor Ruth Bass, Bronx Community College
  • Associate Professor Anna Indych-Lopez, City College of New York
  • Assistant Professor Elisabeth Tappeiner, Hostos Community College
  • Professor Jonathan Kalb, Hunter College
  • Professor Roberto Visani, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Professor Gloria Nicosia, Kingsborough Community College
  • Associate Professor Charles Seplowin, Lehman College
  • Professor David Smith, New York City College of Technology
  • Associate Professor Carl Grindley, School of Professional Studies
  • Associate Professor Ira Hauptman, Queens College
  • Professor Georgia McGill, Queensborough Community College
  • Associate Professor Timothy Amrhein, York College

Subcommittee on Individual and Society

  • Professor Michael Barnhart, Kingsborough Community College (Chair)
  • Associate Professor Eric Gander, Baruch College
  • Associate Professor Elizabeth Wissinger, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Professor Debra Gonsher, Bronx Community College
  • Associate Professor Katie Cumiskey, College of Staten Island
  • Assistant Professor Felix Cardona, Hostos Community College
  • Professor Howard Chernick, Hunter College
  • Professor William Gottdiener, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Professor John Chaffee, LaGuardia Community College
  • Associate Professor Dene Hurley, Lehman College
  • Associate Professor Aaron Barlow, New York City College of Technology
  • Associate Professor Stephen Grover, Queens College
  • Professor Joseph Culkin, Queensborough Community College
  • Associate Professor Xiaodan Zhang, York College

Subcommittee on Scientific World

  • Professor Richard Steinberg, City College of New York (Chair)
  • Associate Professor Desmond Barry McKernan, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Assistant Professor Randi Shane, Bronx Community College
  • Associate Professor Mark Kobrak, Brooklyn College
  • Associate Professor Sarah Zelikowitz, College of Staten Island
  • Assistant Professor Olen Dias, Hostos Community College
  • Associate Professor Roger Persell, Hunter College
  • Associate Professor Nicholas Petraco, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Associate Professor Mary Dawson, Kingsborough Community College
  • Professor Jack Gantzer, LaGuardia Community College
  • Associate Professor Esther Wilder, Lehman College
  • Professor Doris Withers, Medgar Evers College
  • Associate Professor Laina Karthikeyan, New York City College of Technology
  • Associate Professor Daniel Weinstein, Queens College
  • Associate Professor Bryn Mader, Queensborough Community College
  • Professor Margaret MacNeil, York College