Committee on Committees

Annual Report for 2019-20

June 30, 2020

From: Stephen W. Hammel, JD, Chairperson of the Committee on Committees

To: Zivah Perel Katz, PhD. Secretary of the Academic Senate Steering Committee

Committee on Committees Annual Report;

This memorandum presents the Annual Report of the Committee on Committees (CoC) for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  1. Committee on Committees Membership for 2019-2020;

    Bryn Mader, Professor, Biological Sciences and Geology, (2020)

    Stephen W. Hammel, Chair, Associate Professor, Business, (2020)

    Elizabeth Toohey, Assistant Professor, English, (2020 – Resigned, Spring 2020)

    Dominic Hull, Lecturer, Chemistry, (2021 - Resigned/Inactive)

    Kebedech Tekleab, Assistant Professor, Art and Design, (2021)

    Shenaz Georgilis, Secretary, Associate Professor, Nursing, (2021)

    Julia Rothenberg, Professor, Sociology, (2022)

    Vikki Terrile, Assistant Professor, Library, (2022)

    Clara Wajnguet, Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, (2022)

  2. Committee on Committees Membership for upcoming year, 2020-2021;

    The terms for Dr. Bryn Mader, Dr. Stephen Hammel and Dr.Toohey expired in May 2020. At the May 12th, 2020 session of the Academic Senate, Dr. Julian Stark, Dr. Danny Sexton and Dr. Ian Schanning were elected to the CoC for three-year terms (2020-2023). Additionally, Dr. Stephen Hammel was elected at the Senate to fill the unexpired one year term of Dr. Dominic Hull to 2021. Subsequently, at the May meeting of the CoC, Dr. Stephen Hammel was elected as Chair and Dr. Julian Stark was elected as Secretary by unanimous vote for the upcoming year.

    2020-2021 Committee:

    Stephen W. Hammel, Chair, Associate Professor, Business, (2021) *

    Kebedech Tekleab, Assistant Professor, Art and Design, (2021)

    Shenaz Georgilis, Associate Professor, Chair, Nursing, (2021)

    Julia Rothenberg, Professor, Sociology, (2022)

    Vikki Terrile, Assistant Professor, Library, (2022)

    Clara Wajnguet, Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, (2022)

    Julian Stark, Secretary, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences and Geology, (2023)

    Danny Sexton, Assistant Professor, English, (2023)

    Ian Schanning, Assistant Professor, Physics, (2023)

    Liza Larios, President's Designee, Dean, Human Resources and Labor Relations

    *Appointed by the Senate to fill the one year unexpired vacant term of Dominic Hull.

    III. 2020 Senate Elections

    Nominating petitions were distributed to faculty for the election of new Faculty as no CLT Members-at-Large were eligible for reelection. The Senate consists of 41 Faculty Members-at-Large and 2 CLT Members-at-Large. Nomination reminders were sent out to faculty. 16 Faculty were nominated for 14 positions which all run through April 2023; however, one nominee withdrawn her petition the day before the polls opened. This withdrawal resulted in a short fall of needed applicants due to the Senate rules limiting department representation to a total of five (5) members of the Senate. The next day, the remaining 15 nominations were opened for faculty voting for the available 14 positions. The election was conducted online for two weeks in March. The polls were opened on Monday March 9th and closed on Monday, March 23rd. During this period, the College was closed for the remainder of the Spring Semester for all on campus physical classes due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. However, faculty were able to access the polls remotely. The online system was managed by David Moretti (Senate Technology Officer) with assistance from Raj Vaswani (Information Technology). The results of the Senate elections (Faculty at Large) are tabulated below.

    2020 Faculty Members-at-Large Election results
    Rank Candidate Votes % Result
    1 Steven Dahlke, Music 94 68.12 reelected
    2 Jannette Urciuoli, Student Affairs 85 61.59 reelected
    3 Andrew Nguyen, Biological Sciences & Geology 79 57.25 newly elected
    4 Larisa Honey, Social Sciences 76 55.07 reelected
    5 Belle Birchfield, Engineering Technology 73 52.90 reelected
    6 Georgina Colalillo, Nursing 71 51.45 reelected
    7 Joan Petersen, Biological Sciences & Geology 70 50.72 elected after runoff election
    7 Julian Stark, Biological Sciences & Geology 70 50.72 not elected after runoff election
    9 Sebastian (Ben) Murolo, Business 66 47.83 reelected
    10 Marvin Gayle, Engineering Technology 61 44.20 newly elected
    10 Clarence Jefferson Hall, Jr., History 61 44.20 newly elected
    12 Mary Ann Rosa, Nursing 59 42.75 newly elected
    13 Azadeh Aalai, Social Sciences 57 41.30 elected
    14 Laura Sabani, Foreign Languages & Literatures 56 40.58 newly elected as Senate faculty member
    15 Alfred McDonald, Business 46 33.33 newly elected

    * No CLT candidates eligible for election this year

  3. Nominations to QCC Standing Committees of the Academic Senate

    Faculty and HEOs were invited to select the committees on which they would prefer to serve via an online system. The database was supervised by David Moretti, Senate Technology Officer and managed by Raj Vaswani. The list of eligible instructional staff was assembled by Debra DiBattista (Human Resources and Labor Relations). At least two reminder emails were sent out during the selection period.

    This semester 85 members of the instructional staff indicated their committee preferences for 46 available positions. Additionally, the total number of senate committee seats is 138.

    Following the online selection period, the database was compiled by faculty preferences for each committee. The committee assignment requests were examined by the CoC Chair and a master spread sheet table was prepared. Candidates had indicated their committee preferences, provided their position titles and department affiliations. Thereafter, they were evaluated and selected for, or eliminated from, committees based on their preferences and current department representation on that particular committee.

    The CoC had at least two meetings each month since January and had planned to make final approvals of appointments in early March. However, due to an unanticipated database issue we were delayed by two weeks. Unfortunately, our scheduled meeting was preempted by the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the closing of the school and the emergency shift to online learning by all faculty thus resulting in additional delays. Nonetheless, the list of appointments was compiled by the Chair of the CoC and then circulated by email to members of the CoC for consideration and approval. Members were asked to evaluate and comment on the appointments as listed. The Committee looked at the various candidates' qualifications, as well as the need for College service with respect to tenure and promotion. Adjustments to the ballot were made via email. Every effort was made to balance the distribution of candidates across departments. All CoC members had the opportunity for comments and ultimately all members of the CoC approved the appointments by email vote.

    Committee nomination notices must be sent with at least two weeks' notice, in compliance with Article VII, section 4a of the Bylaws, the ballot must be circulated to the instructional staff at least two weeks before the election. The list of elected faculty and HEO's who were elected to the Senate Committees is Attached hereto entitled “Standing Committees of the Academic Senate for the Term Ending 2023,” and is attached herein as Schedule “A.”

    Following the election, the CoC will maintain a list of instructional staff not placed on a committee assignment. This list will be consulted to fill vacancies as they arise during the year. The CoC will also make suggestions to the Steering Committee regarding suitable Steering Committee Designees. The ballot and petition form are found at the end of this report.

  4. Standing Committee and Academic Senate Vacancies for 2019 – 2020 Academic Year

    Whenever vacancies arise on a standing committee of the Academic Senate, the members of the Committee on Committees vote by email to appoint a new committee member. When a vacancy arises on the Academic Senate, the CoC Chair confers with the Senate Technology Officer to review the results of the previous Senate election and determine who will fill the vacancy. During the 2019-2020 academic year, the Committee on Committees was not called upon for the assignment of any new Senators. However, it was called upon to fill numerous committee vacancies as shown in the attached schedule entitled “Committee on Committees Vacancy Appointments for the 2019- 2020 Academic Year,” and is attached herein as Schedule B.

  5. Support and Gratitude

    It was truly a pleasure to serve on the Committee on Committees. This year in particular was a bit more challenging due to the issues relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, everyone on the Committee contributed and pulled together in order to fulfill the goals and obligations of the Committee. I thank our Secretary, Prof. Shenaz Georgilis, who provided support and assistance throughout the year. Additionally, David Moretti, our Senate Technology Officer was critical to our work and provided constant necessary technical support during the COVID-19 online transition. I would like to thank Raj Vaswani for managing the CoC database.

    Lastly, it would not have been possible to conduct our business without the unwavering support and encouragement of Dean Liza Larios, Dr. Stephen Dahlke, Dr. Jannette Urciuoli, Dr. Zivah Perel Katz and Dr. Philip Pecorino.

Respectfully submitted,
Stephen W. Hammel, JD,
Chairperson, Committee on Committees

Schedule A

Standing Committees of the Academic Senate for the Term Ending 2023

Presented by the Committee on Committees

Members

Bryn Mader

Stephen Hammel (Chair)

Julia Rothenberg

Kebedech Tekleab

Shenaz Georgilis (Secretary)

Clara Wajngurt

Vikki Terrile

President's Designee

Liza Larios


2020-2023: Committee on Academic Development & Elective Programs (9 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
Action Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Pham Davide Mathematics & Computer Science 2021
  Rhodd Renee Academic Affairs 2021
  Riekert Susan Nursing 2021
  Chang Joanne Music 2022
  Moscat Crystal Academy Advisement 2022
  Taibu Rex Physics 2022
o Akpinar Rezan Health, Physical Education and Dance 2023
o Dennihy Melissa English 2023
o Davies Rondi Biological Sciences & Geology 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Admissions (6 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
Action Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Demas Jason Health, Physical Education, and Dance 2021
  Atik Aliza English 2021
  Francis Leslie Business 2022
  Desruisseaux Katwicia College Discovery 2022
o Ghoshal Sarbani Biological Sciences & Geology 2023
o Reid Carmen Nursing 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness (9 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
  Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Orlofsky Amos Biology 2021
  Armendariz Raul Physics 2021
  Kim Mi-Seon Library 2021
  Kolack Kevin Chemistry 2022
  Ikwueze Chukwudi Social Sciences 2022
  Martinez Manuel English 2022
o Byrnes Thomas Admissions & Recruitment 2023
o Rome Barbara Nursing 2023
o Wang Biao Mathematics and Computer Science 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Awards & Scholarship (6 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
  Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Miller Benjamin English 2021
  Wei Sujun Chemistry 2021
  Lai Wei Foreign Languages & Literatures 2022
  McDonald Alfred Business 2022
o Rosa Mary Ann Nursing 2023
o Stelmach Ewa Mathematics and Computer Science 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Bylaws (6 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
Action Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Ferrari-Bridgers Franca Speech Communication 2021
  Golebiewska Urszula Biological Sciences 2021
  Garbin Daniel Mathematics and Computer Sciences 2022
  Ye Weier English 2022
o Lam Raymond Engineering Technology 2023
o Litroff Scott Music 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Cultural & Archival Resources (9 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
Action Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Luedtke Adam Social Sciences 2021
  Huggins Heather Speech Communication 2021
  Osorio Jose Foreign Languages & Literatures 2021
  Sosnovski Blanca Mathematics and Computer Sciences 2022
  Sullivan Nathaniel Art and Design 2022
  Zhelezcheva Tanya English 2022
o Ruggiero Madeline Library 2023
o Huang Hsiaofang Business 2023
o Wu Huixin Engineering Technology 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Computer Resources (9 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
Action Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Bellovary Jill Physics 2021
  Bordoni Adrian Social Sciences 2021
  Moretti David Marketing & Communication 2021
  Funk Jonathan Mathematics & Computer Sciences 2022
  Armstrong Daniel Health and Physical Education 2022
  Sun Joanne Engineering Technology 2022
o Frary Barbara Business 2023
o McAlear Robert English 2023
o Tse Chun Chung Nursing 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Pre-College, Continuing Education and Workforce Development (6 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
Action Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Nelan Philip Nursing 2021
  Cimino Alison English 2021
  Latainu Gabriel Social Sciences 2022
  Srivastava Anuradha Biological Science 2022
o Akcay Zeynep Mathematics and Computer Science 2023
o Friedman Elaine Speech Communications 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Course and Standing (9 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
Action Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Marchese Paul Physics 2021
  Lawrence Michael Engineering Technology 2021
  Capozzoli Gina Counseling 2021
  Abramov Arthur Academic Advisement 2022 o Ford, Wendy Business 2022 o Mohess, Neera Library 2022 2022
  Ford Wendy Business 2022
  Mohess Neera Library 2022
o Chaves-O'Flynn Carolina Foreign Languages & Literatures 2023
o Konkel Matthew Accelerated Study in Associate Programs 2023
o Messier Vartan English 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Curriculum (9 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
Action Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Mulry Jean English 2021
  Wallach Patrick Mathematics and Computer Science 2021
  Lizzul Isabella Health Phys Ed 2021
  Yuster Richard Engineering Technology 2022
  Fox-Herron Doreen Registrar 2022
  Tirandai Hemraj Benny Chemistry 2022
o Pecorino Philip A. Social Sciences 2023
o Adair Arthur Speech Communications 2023
o Tawde Mangala Biological Sciences & Geology 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on eLearning (9 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
Action Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Bukvich-Nichols Sujetlana Music 2021
  Desepoli Eugene Health Phys Ed 2021
  Smith Lakersha Social Sciences 2021
  Lago Susan English 2022
  Sasa Randelle Nursing 2022
  Zhou Zhou Chemistry 2022
o Bhansali Punita Biological Sciences & Geology 2023
o Drini Merlinda Engineering Technology 2023
o Murolo Sebastian Business 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Environmental, Quality of Life & Disability Issues (9 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
Action Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Dugwon Seo Engineering Technology 2021
  Diaz Noelia English 2021
  Saidon Christina Speech Communications and Theatre Arts 2021
  Damas Chantale Physics 2022
  Hougaard Naja Social Sciences 2022
  Mehta Neeraj Music 2022
o Ford Kelly Business 2023
o Javdan Mohammad Biological Sciences & Geology 2023
o Franzese Janet Nursing 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Food Insecurity (9 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
Action Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Brodbar Dorith Counseling 2021
  Traver Amy Social Sciences 2021
  Shin Jun Chemistry 2021
  Klepper Ashlie Speech Communication 2022
  Alves Kathleen English 2022
  Roblodowski Christopher Biological Sciences and Geology 2022
o Cornick Jonathan Mathematics and Computer Science 2023
o McClam Nicole HEALTH, PHYS ED & DANCE 2023
o DiGiorgio Elizabeth Art and Design 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Library (6 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
Action Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Tokke Cheryl Business 2021
  Mauro Pete Hayes Art and Design 2021
  Ridinger-Dotterman Angela English 2022
  VanderHorn-Gibson Jodi Speech Communication 2022
o Liu Wenjian Mathematics and Computer Science 2023
o Pelletier Emily Social Sciences 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Publications (6 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
  Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Kim Kwang Hyun Math Comp Sciences 2021
  Shekoyan Vazgen Physics 2021
  Smith Keri-Ann English 2022
  Manzo Christina Business 2022
o Byers Patrick Social Sciences 2023
o Geasor James Marketing 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Student Activities (6 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
  Last Name First Name

Department

Term Ends
  Sasa Randelle

Nursing

2021
  Sporer Celia

Social Sciences

2021
  Moran Wilfredo

Business

2022
  Blick William

Library

2022
o King Carolyn

Mathematics and Computer Science

2023
o Riegel Kimberly

Physics

2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: Committee on Vendor Services (6 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
  Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Cheng Steven Mathematics and Computer Science 2021
  Shi Lucy Finance & Administration 2021
  Proteasa Georghe Biological Sciences and Geology 2022
  Ostrowe Linda Counseling 2022
o Schiebe Mark English 2023
o Li Qin Social Sciences 2023

o means candidate placed on committee


2020-2023: WID WAC Committee (9 Members)

2020 academic senate standing committee selection results
  Last Name First Name Department Term Ends
  Meltzer Linda Business 2021
  Hall Jeff History 2021
  Schanning Ian Physics 2021
  Robertson Rommel Social Sciences 2022
  Koul Sanjay Biological Sciences and Geology 2022
  Leary Chris English 2022
o McIntosh Carla Academy Advisement 2023
o Saindon Christina Speech Communications 2023
o Spezio Stefan W. Writing Center 2023

o means candidate placed on committee

Schedule B

Committee on Committees Vacancy Appointments for the 2019- 2020 Academic Year

Standing Committee and Academic Senate Vacancies

Whenever vacancies arise on the standing committees of the Academic Senate, the members of the Committee on Committees vote via email to appoint a new committee member. When a vacancy arises on the Academic Senate, the CoC Chair confers with the Senate Technology Officer to review the results of the previous Senate election and determine who will fill the vacancy. During the 2019-2020 academic year, the Committee on Committees oversaw the assignment of new members, and voted to fill committee vacancies as noted below:

Committee on Curriculum:

To fill a vacancy left by Florence Farrat (Office of Registrar), the CoC named named Doreen Fox-Herran (Office of Registrar). The term ends 2022.

To Fill a vacancy left by Edward Volchok (Business) the CoC named Jean Mulry (English). The term ends 2021.

Committee on Course and Standing:

To fill a vacancy left by Kathleen Wentrack (Art and Design), the CoC named Gina Capozzoli (Counseling). The term ends 2021.

To fill a vacancy left by Rose Marie Aikas (Social Science), the CoC named Michael Lawrence (Engineering Technology). The term ends 2021.

Committee on eLearning:

To fill a vacancy left by Gina Capozzoli (Counseling), the CoC named Zhou Zhou (Chemistry). The term ends 2022.

To fill a vacancy left by Joseph Goldberg (Engineering Technology), the CoC named Svjetlana Buckvich-Nichols (Music). The term ends 2021.

To fill a vacancy left by Zivah Perel Katz (English), the CoC named Susan Lago (English). The Term ends 2022.

Committee on Pre-College, Continuing Education and Workforce Development:

To fill a vacancy left by Alice Doyle (Marketing and Communications), the CoC named Humberto Morales (Business). The term ends 2020.

Committee on Publications:

To fill a vacancy left by Dolores Weber (Nursing), the CoC named Christina Manzo (Business). The term ends 2022.

Committee on Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness:

To fill a vacancy left by Bjorn Berkhout (Music), the CoC named Scott Litroff (Music). The Term ends 2020.

Committee on Student Activities:

To fill a vacancy left by Supriya Karudapuram (Speech), the CoC named Wilfredo Moran (Business). The term ends 2022.

Bylaws Committee:

To fill a vacancy left by Julia Rothenberg (Social Sciences), the CoC named Weier Ye (English). The term ends 2022.

Committee on Environmental, Quality of Life & Disability Issues:

To fill a vacancy left by Eladia Raya (Foreign Languages & Literatures), the CoC named Christina Saindon (Speech). The term ends 2021.

To fill a vacancy left by Anne Marie Menendez (Nursing), the CoC named Janet Rice Franzese (Nursing). The term ends 2023.

Committee on Student Activities:

To fill a vacancy left by Susan Wengler (Library), the Coc named William Blick (Library). The term ends 2022.

CoC Appointment of Faculty to the Two New QCC Standing Committees of the Academic Senate, the Committee on Continuing Education and Workforce Development and the Committee on Pre-College;

Background: At the April 2020 meeting of the Academic Senate, the Senate approved the creation of two new committees out of the old now dissolved, Committee on Pre-College, Continuing Education and Workforce Development. These two new Committees are now titled; The Committee on Continuing Education and Workforce Development, and The Committee on Pre-College.

The Committee on Committees named the following individuals currently serving on the old committee to continue to serve out their existing terms on the newly created Committee on Continuing Education and Workforce Development. Those members are;

  • As to the newly created Committee on Continuing Education and Workforce Development; all six (6) existing faculty members currently serving the prior committee are appointed to the new committee. They are;
    • Philip Nelan, Nursing (2021) - Chairperson
    • Alison Cimino, English (2021) - Secretary
    • Gabriel Latainu, Social Sciences (2022)
    • Anuradha Srivastava, Biological Sciences and Geology (2022)
    • Zeynep Akcay, Mathematics & Computer Science (2023)
    • Elaine Friedman, Speech Communications (2023)
  • As to the newly created Committee on Pre-College; the Committee on Committees approved the following six (6) faculty members to serve on the committee;
    • Richard Yuster, Engineering Technology (2021)
    • Craig Weber, Engineering Technology (2021)
    • Philip Pecorino, Social Sciences (2022)
    • Anthony Kolios, Business (2022)
    • Dona Boccio, Mathematics and Computer Science (2023)
    • Jilani Warsi, English (2023)

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