Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs

2021-2025: (9 Members)

Faculty Representatives (Name, Department, Term Ends)

  1. Rezan Akpinar, Health, Physical Education and Dance - Chairperson (2023)
  2. Rondi Davies, Department of Biological Sciences and Geology (2023)
  3. Melissa Dennihy, English Department - Vice-Chair (2023)
  4. Lyubomir I. Boyadzhiev, Mathematics and Computer Sciences (2024)
  5. Carlene Byfield, Nursing (2024)
  6. Jenifer Klein - Office of Student Conduct (2024)
  7. Arthur Abramov, Academy Advisement (2025)
  8. Kevin Kolack, Chemistry - Secretary (2025)
  9. Danny Mangra, Engineering Techonology (2025)

Student Representatives

  1. TBA 
  2. TBA 


  • Mark Ulrich, Business, Steering Committee Designee
  • Michael Pullin, Academic Affairs, President's Liaison

Bylaws Charges

Section 9. The Committee on Academic Development.

The Committee on Academic Development shall consist of nine (9) members of the instructional staff and two (2) students.

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.

Steering Committee Suggested Goals/Committee Goals

The Steering Committee supports the following action plans stated in this committee's 2020-21 annual report:

The committee members propose the following action plan for 2021-2022:

  1. The committee will continue to review, evaluate, and report to the Academic Senate on the system of student evaluation of faculty. Present and innitiate the change in the Student Evaluation Form of the Faculty. 
  2. The committee will work with the E-Learning Committee on preparing workshops for faculty development 
  3. The committee will work on committee guidelines according to suggestions of the Steering Committee
  4. The committee will work on name change and abbreviation of the name of the committee. Develop a logo for the committee. 
  5. The committee will be working with CETL in arranging a workshop in SOTL- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning workshop series. The committee will continue to collaborate with CETL and the Office of Academic Affairs to promote and expand on faculty and student development programs.
  6. Please also consider the possibility of making one general "Student Evaluation form of the Faculty" as suggested by a recent Senate meeting.

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.