Faculty Handbook

Adminstrative Structure

Office of the President

The primary responsibility of the president, under the supervision of the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York, is “the conserving and enhancing of the educational program” and “the providing of leadership to the college community for the purpose of achieving these ends” (Board of Trustees, Article 11.4). Dr. Diane Bova Call, appointed in July 2010, is the Interim President of Queensborough Community College. She holds a Doctor of Education degree in College and University Administration, a Masters degree in Community College Administration and a second Masters degree in Student Personnel Administration, all earned from Teachers College, Columbia University. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Curriculum Development from Harvard University, School of Education.

Dr. Call’s vast experience at Queensborough demonstrates a strong commitment to the life-long benefits of public higher education and diversity. In her previous position as Provost, Dr. Call led the Academic Affairs Division to create a student-centered learning environment in collaboration with the faculty and Student Affairs colleagues through curriculum and pedagogical innovations, academic enrichment activities such as undergraduate research, as well as instructional support and student service programs. Among her many outstanding achievements are programs for the recruitment and retention of faculty, and a faculty development program for their engagement in a variety of teaching modalities, high impact activities, e-Learning, academic leadership, and pedagogical research in community college teaching. She has served as a member of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee of the College of Aeronautics (now Vaughn College); a consultant to the United States Department of Education, Higher Education Programs’ Division of Institutional Development; and consultant to the New York City Public Schools on Health Occupation Vocational Programs

Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Vice President for Academic Affairs administers the academic programs of the College to ensure the maintenance of standards and compliance with University, State, and federal education regulations and procedures. The office works with the faculty in the process of evaluating and upgrading existing academic programs; creating new courses and programs; and in bringing academic issues to the College community for discussion. The office provides support for faculty research and for initiatives affecting students’ academic success. The Vice President for Academic Affairs is also responsible for overseeing the procedures relating to the recruiting, hiring, re-appointment and tenure of faculty. The following areas are under the supervision of the Office for Academic Affairs: all academic departments; the Kurt R. Schmeller Library; Registrar; Institutional Research and Assessment; the Student Learning Center; the Campus Writing Center; the Academic Computing Center; the Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development; Adjunct Services; Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP); Career Pathways; and College Now.

More information on the Office of Academic Affairs may be obtained at: www.qcc.cuny.edu/academicAffairs.

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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for providing a network of quality student development and student support programs and services designed to help students succeed, including Admissions, Academic Advisement, Counseling, Financial Aid, College Discovery, Services for Students with Disabilities, Career Services, Single Stop, New Student Enrollment, Student Activities, Four-Year College Transfer, Veterans’ Services, International Student Affairs, Immigration & Study Abroad, Health Services, College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment (COPE), Liberty Partnership Project Prize and the Head Start Child Care Center. The Vice President is responsible for administering University and College policy regarding student behavior, implementing student disciplinary procedures, and overseeing the expenditure of student fee monies through the Queensborough Student Activities Association Inc.

Student Affairs also serves as the contact point for students who seek scholarships to support the funding of their college education. Please refer to the section entitled “Student Scholarships” on page 33 for more information on the College’s scholarship administration.

More information on the Office of Student Affairs may be obtained at: www.qcc.cuny.edu/studentAffairs.

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration

The Vice President for Finance and Administration serves as chief financial officer and is responsible for the operations of Accounting and Related Entities, Budget, Buildings and Grounds, Bursar, Campus Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety, Information Technology, Central Receiving and Supplies, Payroll, Public Safety and Security, Printing Services, Purchasing and Transportation. The vice president serves as the treasurer of the Queensborough Community College Enterprise Association, Inc. and the Queensborough Community College Student Activities Association, Inc. The division of Finance and Administration’s Associate Dean is staff to the Queensborough Community College Fund and is liaison to the college bookstore and food services contractors.

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Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement

The Office of Institutional Advancement, headed by the vice president for this division, includes the following departments: Development and Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications, Sponsored Programs, External Affairs, Queensborough Community College Performing Arts Center, Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, and the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives.

Development and Alumni Relations

In conjunction with the Queensborough Community College Fund Inc., a separate 501(c)3 private non-profit organization established in 1975 to secure and manage charitable contributions to the College, funds are raised to guarantee scholarships to future generations of students and to enrich the learning experiences of Queensborough students.

The Queensborough Community College Alumni Association hosts an annual calendar of activities and events for its members.

Marketing and Communications

Responsible for developing and executing the college-wide marketing plan for enrollment and fund-raising purposes, Marketing and Communications manages all print, web communications, and advertising with the College’s external audiences; coordinates the production of major academic publications like the College catalogue and schedule of classes; and publicizes College initiatives within the campus community and to the media and press.

Sponsored Programs

Sponsored programs assists faculty and staff with identifying and pursuing grants and projects that benefit the College.

External Affairs

The College’s ongoing presence and involvement with local, state and federal legislators and its community relationships are managed by the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Queensborough Community College Performing Arts Center (QPAC)

For over 40 years, the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) has brought world-class entertainment reflecting a wide range of music, theatre, dance and cultural events to the local community. Additionally QPAC serves as the home for the College’s student productions.

Queensborough Community College Art Gallery

The Art Gallery’s commitment to providing students with learning opportunities has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and its permanent exhibit on African Art has received critical acclaim from The New York Times. The Gallery’s permanent collections are acquired to mirror the diversity of the student population which is evenly split among African Americans, Latino, Asian and Caucasian students.

The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives (KHRCA)

The mission of the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives (KHRCA) is to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism, and stereotyping. The Center seeks to encourage an awareness of, and appreciation for, the value of diversity in a pluralistic society. With customized exhibits, lectures, and films, along with its “Teaching Trunks” program for teachers of grades 5-12 and internship programs, the Kupferberg Center serves both the greater community as well as Queensborough students.

Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations

The Office of Human Resources and Labor Relations, headed by the dean for these areas, includes the offices of Faculty and Staff Relations, Personnel, and Labor Relations. The department provides services and resources related to recruitment, employment processing, employee benefits (including health, welfare and pension), performance management, classification and compensation, time, leave and attendance, as well as employee labor relations and legal affairs.

Information related to these areas can be found at www.qcc.cuny.edu/hrlr

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Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.