Wednesday, December 8th, 2021


The Academic Senate Committee on Continuing Education & Workforce Development Committee met on Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 on Zoom

Committee Members in Attendance:

Dean Hui-Yin Hsu, Alison Cimino (Chair), Agnieszka Tuszynska (Senate Liaison), Jun Shin, Elaine Freidman


Liaisons in Attendance:

Agnieszka Tuszynska


The meeting was called to order at 1:00 PM

                                                 QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

                                                     THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK


                                                            DECEMBER 8, 2021

                                                              ZOOM MEETING

                                                                 TIME:  1 PM




Attendance: Dean Hui-Yin Hsu, Jannette Urciuoli, Jun Shin, Elaine Freidman, Alison Cimino

  1. DOL SCC Grant:
    • Credit for Prior Learning (faculty governance/senate approval)
      • Focus on non-credit to credit alignment
      • Focus on the micro-software engineering credential
      • QCC is one of the community colleges selected to participate in the grant.
      • Micro-credentials allow for stackable credentials moving forward once faculty become familiar with it.
      • $10, 000 stipend to track data and see how many students are enrolled in the course and how many want to receive credits for prior learning.
      • We have 5 training programs to offer in the Spring, but we still need approval by the Faculty Senate and faculty support proceed confidently.
      • Career Pathway Program, Credit for Prior Learning Courses: Cybersecurity (AWS Solutions Architect). Students who complete the Cybersecurity Career Pathway can go on to AAS in Internet or Information Technology.
    • Sixteen workforce development program offerings
      • CEANY (Continuing Education Association of New York)
      • Professor Michael Lawrence, in Engineering Technology, a QCC faculty, was recognized and received the CEANY award.
      • Anuradha Srivastava (from our committee) was involved in the Community Health Committee to train and help vaccinating staff receive jobs.


  • QCC DOL SCC Grant website & CUNY Central website
    • Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grant
    • Shared on the CUNY website
    • Other community colleges are participating as well.
    • This is a grant funded program to help New Yorkers, including our students, to take the program. It is fully funded.
    • Asian American Federation would also like to collaborate to include immigrant students. They are also interested in the pathways to further education and jobs.


  • 2nd Local Advisory Council Meeting update
    • See the slides from the advisory meeting
  • Continuing Education Association of New York presentation
  • DOL SCC grantee convening meeting spotlight


  1. QCC CEWD/CUNY Consortium received Noncredit and Credit Alignment Lab Award (focusing Software Engineering & Education)


  1. Additional Discussion:
  • Jannette Urciuoli, of the Steering Committee of the Academic Senate, recommends the following
    • Present our work to the Academic Senate: Choose 1-2 people to share what we are doing on our committee. Next semester this meeting will be Tuesday, February 8, 3 PM (Contact the committee two weeks prior to the meeting.)
    • Share update reports with the Academic Senate
    • Continue to update our website
    • Ask a committee member to review the bylaws and our annual report goals and share these with the committee.
    • Consider using a file sharing and communication system such as Microsoft Teams to share and communicate as a committee.


  • The committee will invite Phil Pecorino, Chair of the Pre-College Committee, to share Pre-College Committee activities.
  1. Approval of Minutes: We will revisit the minutes from 9/29/21 at our next meeting for approval.
  2. Next Meeting – February 9, 2022, on Zoom, 1-2 PM
  3. Adjournment at 12:45 PM


Notes taken by Alison Cimino

Respectfully submitted,

Gabriel Lataianu
Committee on Continuing Education & Workforce Development Committee , Secretary

Minutes typed on 12/08/2021

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