Committee on Committees

Annual Report for 2020-21

June 30, 2021

 

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 2020-2021 academic year.

 

 

  1. Committee on Committees Membership for 2020-2021;

 

Stephen W. Hammel, Chair (2021)

Kebedech Tekleab (2021)

Shenaz Georgilis, (2021)

Julia Rothenberg (2022)

Vikki Terrile (2022)

Clara Wajnguet (2022)

Julian Stark, Secretary (2023)

Danny Sexton (2023)

Ian Schanning (2023)

 

 

  1. Committee on Committees Membership for upcoming year, 2021-2022;

 

The terms for Dr. Stephen Hammel, Prof. Kebedech Tekleab and Prof. Shenaz Georgilis, were completed in May of 2021. At the May 11th, 2021 session of the Academic Senate, Dr. Christine Mooney (Business), Prof. Sue Riekert (Nursing) and Dr. Paul Sideris (Chemistry) were elected to the CoC for three-year terms (2021-2024). Subsequently, at the May meeting of the CoC, Dr. Christine Mooney, was elected as Chair and Dr. Julian Stark was re-elected as Secretary by unanimous vote for the upcoming year.

 

2021-2022 Committee on Committee membership:

 

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)

Christine Mooney, Chair, Professor, Business (2024)

Sue Riekert, Assistant Professor, (2024)

Paul Sideris, Associate Professor, (2024)

 

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

 

 

 

III. 2021 Senate Elections

Nominating petitions were distributed to faculty at the April 21, 2021 Senate meeting for the election of new Faculty Members-at-Large in addition to CLT’s and HEO’s who were eligible for reelection. The Senate, in part, consists of 41 Faculty Members-at-Large, 2 CLT Members-at-Large and an Adjunct Faculty Member. Nomination reminders were sent out to Faculty, HEOS’s and Adjunct Faculty. 13 Faculty were nominated for 13 positions which all run through April 2024, however, one nominee, Sarbani Ghoshal with 42.19 percent of the votes was not elected as the Department of Biology & Geological Sciences was at limit with a total of five (5) members of the Senate after the election of Mangala Tawde, also from Biological Sciences & Geology. The election was conducted online for two weeks in March. The polls were opened on Monday, March 8th and closed on Monday, March 22nd. As noted, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, 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.

 

 

Faculty-at-Large Election Results;

 

Rank   Candidate                                                                  Votes              Percentage

1          Philip Pecorino, Social Science                                117                   60.94   Reelected

2          Azita Mayeli, Math & CS                                          99                    51.56   Newly Elected

3          Mangala Tawde, Biological Sciences & Geology     98                       51.04   Reelected

4          Franca Ferrari-Bridgers, Speech Communication &

Theater Arts                                                              97                    50.52   Reelected

5          Patrick Wallach, Math & CS                                     97                    50.52   Reelected

6          Arthur Adair, Speech Communication &

Theatre Arts                                                               92                    47.92   Reelected

7          Christina Manzo, Business                                        91                    47.40   Elected

8          Yusuf Gurtas, Math & CS                                          90                    46.88   Newly Elected

9          Isabella Lizzul, Health & PE                                      84                    43.75   Reelected

10        Jodi Van Der Horn-Gibson, Speech

Communication & Theater Arts                                 84                    43.75   Newly Elected

11        Sarbani Ghoshal, Biology &

Geological Sciences                                                     81                    42.19   Not Elected;

at Limit

12        Melida Sanchez, Foreign

Languages & Literatures                                             74                    38.54   Reelected

13        Mark Ulrich, Business                                                73                    38.02   Newly Elected

 

Pursuant to Senate Bylaws, Article I, Section 2; Senate membership is limited to five faculty members from each department. Based on the above, we had two candidates from Biology &

Geological Sciences, and only one available slot available for that department. Mangala Tawde carried as she had more votes than Sabani Ghoshal.

 

Since there are 13 available Faculty-at-Large seats to fill and one of the 13 candidates represents a department which is at limit, it leaves the Senate with one seat short for this election cycle.

 

Therefore, at the May 11th meeting of the Academic Senate the Senate elected Ronald Van Cleef, (History) to fill the seat which was subject to the faculty limit from the department of Biology & Geological Sciences. Additionally, the Senate elected Reuvain Zahavy, (Mathematics) to fill the newly vacant seat of Dr. Margo Edlin, who resigned her Faculty-at-Large seat to move into the position of Chair of the Dpt. of English.

 

Additionally, at the April Senate meeting the following Senate Seat appointments were approved;

 

 

CLT Representative for one open seat;

 

Rank   Candidate                                                                 Votes              Percentage

 

1          John Luby, Business                                                     16                 100      Reelected        

 

There was only candidate for the one open CLT Representative seat, therefore, John Luby, having obtained the required supporting signatures was reappointed.               

 

 

Adjunct Faculty Representative candidates for election for this year’s open seat;

 

1       Richard Tayson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dpt. of English was the only candidate for the position and was reelected to the one open Adjunct Faculty Representative Position, having obtained the required number of supporting signatures.

 

 

 

 

  1. 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, 37 members of the instructional staff indicated their committee preferences for 48 available positions. Even though our database applicants were insufficient this year to cover the available seats, the use of our complied reserve list allowed other applicants to fill in the other 11 available opportunities for committee service. Lastly, the total number of available Senate committee seats this year was 144.

The CoC had at least three Zoom meetings in March and conducted business through email and by telephone throughout the semester. Final approvals of committee appointments were voted on and approved by the Committee. 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 on Wednesday, March 24th at our Zoom meeting.

 

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. All College Senate mandated deadlines, meetings and election requirements were fulfilled.

 

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 2024,” and is attached herein as Schedule “A.”

 

The CoC will continue to work to 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.

 

  1. Standing Committee and Academic Senate Vacancies for 2021-2022 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 2020-2021 academic year, the Committee on Committees was called upon to administer the election process of a new Senator. The Senate elected Prof. Anthony Kolios, (Business) to fill the vacancy when Prof. S. B. Murolo, (Business) resigned his Faculty-at-Large seat due to his election as Chair of the Department of Business. The CoC was also called upon to fill several committee vacancies to comprise the current committee membership as shown in the attached schedule entitled “Standing Committees for the 2021- 2022 Academic Year.”

 

  1. Support and Gratitude

 

It was truly a pleasure to serve on the Committee on Committees. This year in particular was 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.

 

A special word of thanks however, to our Secretary, Julian Stark who provided invaluable assistance to me this past spring which was beyond his usual dedicated service throughout the year.

 

Additionally, David Moretti, our Senate Technology Officer was critical to our work and provided me with constant necessary technical support throughout this challenging year.

 

Also, 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.

 

 

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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