Faculty Handbook

Letter from the Faculty Executive Committee

September 2020

Dear Colleagues,

As the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC), we are delighted to welcome you into our community. QCC has a long history of academic excellence and innovative initiatives in education that take place within a community that values the diversity of its members. It is a place where faculty take pride in their commitment to serving students, promoting their success and using best practices in teaching/learning.

The Faculty Executive Committee is an integral part of the governance of our College and committed to supporting the rights of the faculty. The Faculty of Queensborough Community College exercise the functions as defined by the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York and all other functions customary and proper for a college faculty. The Faculty shall be responsible for the academic status, role, rights, obligations, and freedoms of the Faculty, and such other matters that may affect the welfare of the Faculty. The FEC acts as the principal agency of the Faculty in carrying out its Bylaw responsibilities. The Faculty through its FEC shall have access to all relevant information as it deems necessary for the fulfillment of its responsibilities. Any requests for clarifications of meaning and interpretations of the Faculty Bylaws are to be directed to the FEC who are the interpreters of its meaning at the College. It is important to note that the Faculty through its FEC may address communications to the Board of Trustees.

To read more about the role and responsibilities of the FEC, please visit the FEC webpage.

We welcome you and invite you to participate in the various activities for faculty engagement with the Collegium and to bring any matters of your concern as a member of our faculty to our attention.


The Faculty Executive Committee (2020-2023):

Edmund Clingan, Secretary
Beth Counihan, Events Manager
Margot Edlin, Chairperson
Marvin Gayle, Webmaster
Philip A. Pecorino, Elections Officer
Ted Rosen, Parliamentarian
Julia Rothenberg, Treasurer

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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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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.

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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.