Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs for November 24, 2021


Date: November 24th , 2021

Location: Virtual-Zoom


Standing Committee on Academic Development/

Elective Academic Programs


November 24, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 Virtual Meeting – Zoom

  1. Attendance


  1. Review Committee Meeting Minutes October 28th, 2021


  1. Workshop Series - We have two arranged so far

December 1, 2021: 

Fei Ye: A Practical Guide to Markdown and Tools

Description: Markdown is a lightweight markup language that can be used to add formatting elements to plaintext text documents It is the popular markup language that people use it to create websites, documents, books, and presentations. For example, my website, and those online books and slides were built using markdown or its extension R markdown.

In this presentation, I will introduce the syntax of Markdown, the easy to use editor Typora, the universal document converter Pandoc, the static site generator Hugo, and the cloud computing and website hosting platform Netlify. If time permits, I will also introduce the version control system git, the repository hosting platform GitHub, the app GitHub Desktop, and R Markdown.

By the end of this talk, participants will be able to 

  1. Write in Markdown, 
  2. Use Typora and Pandoc to create a webpage, a word document, a pdf file, and a presentation (html or ppt) from a Markdown file, and
  3. Use Hugo to create a website (or blogsite) and publish it.


December 8, 2021

eLearning Modalities Panel: 

Introduction: Susan Lago


Description: This panel discussion will help participants understand the differences between the various elearning modalities, including:

  • Fully online (FNT) asynchronous
  • Fully online (FNT) synchronous
  • Hybrid/PNT (PNET)
  • Hyflex

Panelists will share their experiences teaching in these modalities and then take questions from workshop participants.



  • Asynchronous:Nataliya Khomyak (Math), Madiha Shameem (English)
  • Synchronous:Patrick Wallach (Math) , Valerie Peyer (English)
  • Hybrid:Isabella Lizzul (Massage Therapy) - went online and stayed on campus
  • Hyflex: Zivah Katz, Kevin Kolchak
  1. Name Abbreviation and Logo –
    1. Suggestion – Our logo to be ADC instead of ADEAP
      1. We have two formats right now ADEAP and ADC
      2. Some supporting arguments for ADC
        1. Most events running right now which we sponsor (Like SoTL) is using ADC
        2. Make the name user friendly – without changing the full name. Example of institution which abbreviates name as CDC – is Center for Disease Control and Prevention. They do not use CDCP
        3. ADC is a common name in most of the institutions


Following logo was developed by a Jonny Tran who is a student in my Eastern II class.


  1. Changes on the Academic Development and Elective Programs Committee charges: Our charges as I presented in my previous email are as follows


The Committee on Academic Development shall:

  1. Promote and/or arrange for the presentation of lectures, seminars, workshops, and exhibits to specifically include effectiveness of instruction.
  2. Review, evaluate, and report to the Academic Senate on the system of student evaluation of faculty.
  3. Consult with the departments concerned, regarding specific programs being planned.
  4. Consult with the Director of External Affairs, the Director of the Performing Arts Center and the Vice President of Institutional Advancement regarding scheduling of events.
  5. Review and/or promote activities beneficial to elective programs such as the CUNY-BA/BS, International Studies, and Honors program.

6.New Business.




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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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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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.