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Guttman Peer Mentors Present Workshop at National Symposium

November 1, 2013 | Guttman Community College

The National Mentoring Symposium  was held at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) from October 18-20. Two Guttman Community College staff members and four Peer Mentors attended, where they led a workshop and peer mentor panel discussion. The conference was geared towards undergraduate and graduate students from around the country who serve as peer educators […]

Guttman Students Launch College’s First Campus Newspaper

October 31, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Since last year a group of enthusiastic Guttman second-year students have worked alongside English Instructor Chet Jordan to design and launch the College’s first campus newspaper, “FastTimes N.Y.C”.  The goal of FastTimes N.Y.C is to provide a platform for all students– those who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism as well as those […]

Community Days Focus on Climate Change and Public Service

October 30, 2013 | Guttman Community College

The fall semester’s Community Days focused on climate change as a central theme. On October 22, six concurrent workshops provided students opportunities to participate in interactive sessions and to meet experts and advocates to learn about a broad range of topics, including transportation options, recycling and the science behind climate change. Tara DePorte, Founder and […]

New Report on Guttman’s Instructional Teams

October 25, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Instructional Teams at Guttman Community College: Building a Learning Community of Students, Faculty, and Staff by Alexandra Weinbaum, Camille Rodríguez and Nan Bauer-Maglin has just been published. This briefing paper examines the instructional team experience during the inaugural year of the college (2012–2013). A key feature of Guttman Community College’s model is the mandatory full-time first […]

Students Get Firsthand Look at City Budgeting Process

October 24, 2013 | Guttman Community College

On October 22, students from Dr. Larian Angelo’s Fall I class, The Politics of New York City, were given a firsthand opportunity to learn the workings of the city’s budgeting process by visiting the City Council Finance Division. Jeff Rodus, First Deputy Director, and John Russell, Senior Financial Analyst, provided an overview of the capital […]

Guttman Student to Serve in University Student Senate

October 22, 2013 | Guttman Community College

On October 20 Guttman second-year student Alfajo Jallow was voted in as the Vice Chair for International Student Affairs for the University Student Senate (USS) of the City University of New York. Founded in 1972, USS is the official governance organization that represents the interests of all CUNY students. Chairpersons of the USS represent CUNY […]

Guttman Kicks Off Participation in CUNY Campaign 2013

October 18, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College officially kicks off its participation in the 2013 CUNY Campaign on October 24 in the Atrium from 12:00-2:00 p.m. The CUNY Campaign for Voluntary Charitable Giving is a long-standing CUNY tradition now in its 30th year and is the University’s annual charitable fundraising drive. It takes place throughout the City University of […]

Guttman Professor Gives Plenary Talk at Harvard Graduate School of Education

October 16, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Professor Nicola Blake was the plenary speaker at the Pathways to Prosperity Network Institute, a joint initiative of Jobs for the Future and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The three-day conference, held on October 2-4, 2013, brought together state and regional leadership teams and stakeholders from the private sector to gain insight into in […]

Lumina Foundation President Praises Guttman for Innovative Leadership

October 15, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Jamie P. Merisotis, President and CEO of Lumina Foundation, discussed Guttman Community College as a good example of change-oriented institutional leadership in his keynote address, Can We Win the Global Access Challenge?, at the Inaugural World Congress on Access to Postsecondary Education, October 7, Montreal, Canada. Read Jamie P. Merisotis’s full talk. Lumina Foundation is providing […]

The Democracy Commitment (TDC) Recognizes Two Guttman Initiatives

October 9, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Guttman Community College recently received recognition from The Democracy Commitment (TDC), a national initiative providing a platform for the development and expansion of community college programs, projects and curricula to engage students in civic learning and democratic practice across the country. Two Guttman Community programs were featured: Trending News Update, a forum for Guttman students […]

Visit to High Line Park Offers Instructive Lessons in Urban Sustainability

October 9, 2013 | Guttman Community College

On October 7 Ms. Katie Wilson, Drs. Karla Fuller, Tracy Daraviras, and Nicola Blake took approximately 75 Guttman Community College first-year students on a field trip to explore the High Line as part of their City Seminar I course. This public park is built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on […]

AAC&U News Feature Story on Guttman’s Innovative Model

October 3, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Read AAC&U News feature story about Guttman’s innovative educational model.  

Guttman Students Gain Insights into Four-Year Colleges at Transfer Fair

September 26, 2013 | Guttman Community College

  Guttman Community College held its first annual Transfer Fair on September 26 in the Atrium and Information Commons. Over 25 local and regional colleges and universities participated, including CUNY, SUNY, the New School, Marymount Manhattan College, St. John’s University, New Jersey City University and Rutgers University. After a warm welcome greeting from President Scott […]

Guttman Begins New Academic Year with Two Special Events

September 11, 2013 | Guttman Community College

On September 4 Guttman Community College held two special events to honor entering and returning students to the college.  A morning Convocation marked the start of the new academic year as the college officially welcomed the entering class of 2013. September 4 was also the conclusion of the 12-day Summer Bridge Program, a required introductory […]

Gallery Walk Highlights Summer Bridge Students’ Final Project

September 4, 2013 | Guttman Community College

On Wednesday, September 4, Guttman Community College’s incoming class presented interpretive exhibits as the culminating assignment of this year’s Summer Bridge program. Students conducted field research assignments on August 27 to explore the unique aspects of 15 New York City neighborhoods, including Brooklyn Heights, Chinatown, Roosevelt Island and the South Bronx.  Each exhibit addressed the […]

Leadership Development Enhances Peer Mentor Experience at Guttman

August 21, 2013 | Guttman Community College

The Peer Mentor Program is a hallmark of the academic and student life experience at Guttman Community College. Peer Mentors are current students who have completed at least one year at Guttman or another CUNY community or senior college. The program held its first two week Mentor Leadership Development (MLD) program for new and returning […]

Guttman Begins Its ‘First’ Second Year Program

August 14, 2013 | Guttman Community College

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College will welcome its second entering class of approximately 324 students on August 19 as part of the Summer Bridge Program. This required 12-day session is a hallmark of the College’s educational model. It provides first-year students a smooth transition between high school and college by ensuring they are prepared […]

Studio Open House Showcases Student Work

June 6, 2013 | Guttman Community College

On May 30 the College held its first Studio Showcase to feature the work from the inaugural class and to celebrate student academic achievement. Part of the City Seminar course, Studio is a creative learning environment designed for students to practice, reflect and develop the skills essential to engaging in the craft of successful academic [...]

Two Students Selected as New York Needs You Fellows

May 29, 2013 | Guttman Community College

First-year students Maria Lissete Estrada and Khalifa Ndiaye were accepted for the highly-selective New York Needs You (NYNY) Fellowship Program. The Fellows Program is an intensive mentoring and training program for first-generation college students to help them select, secure, and succeed in their careers. NYNY Fellows earn a $2,500 professional development grant, participate in two [...]

Promoting Institutional Excellence

May 29, 2013 | Guttman Community College

On May 23 the Center for College Effectiveness (CCE) officially launched its new space in Room 611. The CCE is an on-campus resource and work space dedicated to promoting a campus culture of inquiry and excellence. The CCE serves as a resource for effective practices in assessment, data collection and analysis and program evaluation. Its [...]