Academic News

CUNY-wide Common Core Course Review Committee Update

January 20, 2015

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, then-Chancellor Matthew Goldstein announced the establishment of the CUNY Common Core Course Review Committee in March 2012.

This committee, consisting entirely of faculty, began reviewing the courses submitted by the colleges to insure that the courses meet the designated learning outcomes for their Common Core curricular areas.  In its current format, the committee is divided into three subcommittees, each of which has its own chair and is composed of faculty. Listed below are committee members for 2014-2016.


Subcommittee on Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning, Life and Physical Sciences, and Scientific World

Robert Thompson, Hunter College, Chair
Carolle Bolnet, Medgar Evers College
Mary Dawson, Kingsborough Community College
Ratan Dhar, York College
Olen Dias, Hostos Community College
Jay Edelman, City College of New York
Helene Eisenman, Baruch College
Vicki Flaris, Bronx Community College
Nidhi Gadura, Queensborough Community College
Konstantinos Georgatos, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Subash Ghandi, Queens College
Joel Hernandez, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Ari Maller, New York City College of Technology
Lisa Manne, College of Staten Island
Catherine McEntee, Brooklyn College
Joan Mosely, School of Professional Studies
Renuka Sankaran, Lehman College
Rebecca Walker, Guttman Community College
Shenglan Yuan, LaGuardia Community College

Subcommittee on World Cultures and Global Issues and U.S. Experience in Its Diversity

Michael Barnhart, Kingsborough Community College, Chair
Carlton Jama Adams, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
David Badillo, Lehman College
Manu Bhagavan, Hunter College
Edmund Clingan, Queensborough Community College
Sallie Cuffee, Medgar Evers College
Jane Marcus Delgado, College of Staten Island
Maria Enrico, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Wenjuan Fan, LaGuardia Community College
Jeryiln Fisher, Hostos Community College
Monique Guishard, Bronx Community College
Eda Henao, School of Professional Studies
Thomas Main, Baruch College
Mark Noonan, New York City College of Technology
Fabiola F. Salek, York College
Alice Sardell, Queens College
Gordon Thompson, City College of New York
Alia Tyner-Mullings, Guttman Community College

Subcommittee on English Composition, Creative Expression, and Individual and Society

Carl Grindley, School of Professional Studies, Chair
Katherine Pickering Antonova, Queens College
Mark Bobrow, Hunter College
Evelyn Burg, LaGuardia Community College
Beth Counihan, Queensborough Community College
Grazyna Drabik, City College of New York
Eric Gander, Baruch College
Debra Gonsher, Bronx Community College
Carmen Kynard, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Paula Loscocco, Lehman College
Michael Morford, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Lee Papa, College of Staten Island
Juan Preciado, Hostos Community College
Heather Robinson, York College
Nicole Saint-Louis, Guttman Community College
Joanna Sit, Medgar Evers College
Shauna Vey, New York City College of Technology
Jane Weiss, Kingsborough Community College