Annual Report 2021-2022

Previous year committee membership, including year when each member’s term ends

  • Abramov, Arthur, Academic Advisement (2022)
  • Ford, Wendy, Business (2022)
  • Mohess, Neera, Library (2022)
  • Abramov, Arthur, Academic Advisement (2022)
  • Chaves-O'Flynn, Carolina, Foreign Languages (2023)
  • Konkel, Mathew, Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (2023)
  • Messier, Vartan, English (2023)
  • Cheng, Steven, Mathematics and Computer Science (2024)
  • Capozzoli, Gina, Counseling Center (2024)
  • Kinneary, Patricia, Nursing (2024)

Previous year liaisons, designees

Not provided in report

Upcoming year committee membership, including year when each member’s term ends

Not provided in report

Previous year committee officers

Arthur Abramov, chair

Vartan Messier, secretary

Upcoming year committee officers

Vartan Messier (English) was elected to be the Chair

Matthew Konkel (ASAP) was elected to be the secretary.

Committee Meeting Dates and times

September 3rd, 2021; October 8th, 2021; November 12th, 2021; December 17th, 2021; January 19th 2022; February 25th, 2022; March 18th, 2022; April 29th, 2022;May 20th, 2022.

List of Bylaws charges and notation of “completed” or “not completed” with reasoning for incomplete items. Include appeals statistics: number of appeals, accepted, rejected -- compare percentages to year previous

The Committee on Course and Standing shall:

  1. Formulate and recommend to the Academic Senate policies pertaining to the academic standards of Queensborough Community College including scholastic requirements for graduation, retention standards, probationary limits, and the grading system.
  2. Consider individual student appeals, interpret, and in some cases, waive existing College policies.

List of Steering Committee charges and notation of “completed” or “not completed” with reasoning for incomplete items

  1. Collaborated with the Directors of Counseling.
    1. To create a more seamless appeal process and CCS take over the Mental Health Appeal
  2. Collaborated with Communications Marketing Director of Web Services
    1. To update the digital appeal
  3. Communicated with the New Veterans Advisor to create a more open communication relationship.

Summary of actions not covered by above

Committee recommendations for upcoming year

Individual member contributions and thanks

Finally, Arthur Abramov would like to personally thank all the members of the committee for their hard work and dedication during the previous year. The Committee on Course and Standing is one that is truly run on the principles of cooperation and communication between members from all different departments of the college. The committee would not be able to do the important work it does for the college and for its students were it not for the committee members’ respect and admiration for one another.

Arthur Abramov would also like to commend Lisandra Rodriguez for her excellent work on the behalf of the committee and the college’s students. Her contribution is greatly appreciated. The committee is grateful to Emiko Sanchez for her support and diligent work on behalf of the committee.

Arthur Abramov would also like to take a moment to thank Dr. Palmer has been instrumental in helping the Committee on Course and Standing be successful, especially in the time of COVID-19 pandemic.

Respectfully Submitted,

Arthur Abramov

Campus Cultural Centers

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

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QCC Art Gallery

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.