Meeting Minutes for October 4, 2017


The Academic Senate Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs met on October 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm in M-123

Committee Members in Attendance:

Tirandai Hemraj-Benny (Chairperson); Rezan Akpinar (Faculty, Acting as Secretary); Vazgen Shekoyan (Faculty); Anuradha Srivastava (Faculty); Manachanallur Ravi (Faculty); Merlinda Drini (Faculty); Ilse Schrynemakers (Faculty)

Liaisons in Attendance:

Kathleen Landy (CETL)


The meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm

1. Dr. Hemraj-Benny started the meeting, with an update from the Academic Senate Committee Chairpersons’ meeting. She informed the committee members that all meeting minutes and agenda must be posted on the website, ADA compliant.

2. Committee charges for the 2017-2018 academic year received from the Steering Committee were discussed.

  • A 2-4 paragraph narrative, regarding the committee’s main activities in contribution to Queensborough’s discharge of the college mission statement and/or Middle States Accreditation Standard 3, will be submitted in the ADC’s annual report.
  • With regards to the Steering Committee’s recommendation, a report on the results obtained from the faculty survey on their satisfaction of the current student evaluation form of faculty will be prepared and shared with the Academic Senate by spring 2018.
  • The ADC committee will continue to partner with CETL to promote their events.
  • The committee will prepare a resolution to change the Bylaws of the Committee.

3. Dean Landy suggested the creation of sub-committees within the Committee.  This suggestion was approved by the committee members, following sub-committees/ sub-groups were formed.


-       Identifying CETL events, and creating a plan for the promotion of these events: Rezan, Ilse, Anuradha

-       Developing the faculty survey report on the satisfaction of the current student evaluation of faculty form: Tirandai, Merlinda, Ravi, Vazgen

-       Reviewing and editing the Bylaws of the ADC Committee: Jodie and Neera 

Subgroups will provide an update to all committee members at the next meeting.

4. The next meeting date was established for Nov. 1st at 2 pm. Dr. Hemraj-Benny suggested establishing first Wednesdays at 2 pm as the meeting time for the committee. To possibly accommodate this schedule for spring 2018, members are asked to discuss their schedules with their chairperson.

 The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 pm.

Submitted by Rezan Akpinar

Respectfully submitted,

Rezan Akpinar
Committee on Academic Development/Elective Academic Programs, Secretary

Minutes typed on 10-4-17

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