November 24, 2021


The Academic Senate Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs met on November 24, 20201at 12:00 pm Virtual - Zoom

Committee Members in Attendance:

Attendance: Rezan Akpinar (Chair), Melissa Dennihy (Co-chair), Joanne Chang, Michael Pullin, Rex Taibu, Mark Ulrich


Liaisons in Attendance:

Dean Michael Pullin


The meeting was called to order at 12:00 pm


Standing Committee on Academic Development/

Elective Academic Programs

Meeting Minutes

November 24, 2021

12:00-1:00pm Virtual Meeting – Zoom


Attendance: Rezan Akpinar (Chair), Melissa Dennihy (Co-chair), Joanne Chang, Michael Pullin, Rex Taibu, Mark Ulrich


Absent: Lyubomir I Boyadzhiev, Carlene Byfield, Rondi Davies, Crystal Moscat


  1. Committee Meeting Minutes from October 28, 2021 were approved.


  1. ADC is co-sponsoring two upcoming workshops together with the eLearning Committee:
    1. Workshop on 12/1 on Markdown
    2. Workshop on 12/8 on eLearning modalities (asynchronous, synchronous, hybrid)


  1. Discussion of committee charges:
    1. Elective programs include CUNY BA/BS Program, Honors Program, and International / Study Abroad programs
    2. Committee should compile date on number of students participating in elective programs and report back to Senate (Spring 2022?)
    3. Transfer: Discussion of a spring workshop for faculty on how transfer works and on using Transfer Explorer (in collaboration with Academic Affairs)
    4. Possible Spring 2022 Workshop for faculty on Honors Contracts, UR Day, and the Spring Student Symposium


  1. Committee name and logo: The committee decided not to change the current name of the committee, but to officially use the abbreviation “ADC,” which is also the abbreviation that will appear on our logo. Discussion was had and justifications offered as to why the name should remain the same and the abbreviation “ADC” should be used.


  1. The steering committee has suggested that we resurvey faculty about student evaluation forms, specifically if they are satisfied with the new questions and if they want two forms for in-person and online courses, or one merged form.


  1. New Business: In collaboration with CETL, the ADC plans to continue the SoTL series for faculty in the spring. The fall series consisted of five 90-minute sessions held throughout the semester and had a cohort of approximately two dozen faculty.  


Respectfully submitted,

Melissa Dennihy


Respectfully submitted,

Crystal Moscat - Prepared by Melissa DennihySubmitted by R. Akpinar
Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs, Secretary

Minutes typed on 11-24-2021

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