May 2021 Monthly Report

The communication below has been sent to Michael Pullin, Associate Dean of Academics in accord with one of its charges:  “Recommend proposals and policies that would enhance the operation of the pre-college programs to the Associate Dean of Academics”



May 4, 2021


Michael Pullin, Associate Dean of Academics

The Academic Senate Standing Pre-College Committee sends these recommendations related to the CLIP program at QCC to you as is given in our charges: “Recommend proposals and policies that would enhance the operation of the pre-college programs to the Associate Dean of Academics”.  It is our shared hope that these proposals will be accepted and effectuated as soon as possible.

In order to better secure the CLIP program and support an increase in outcomes as far as retention of students at QCC and their subsequent academic progress and success the pre-College Committee of the Academic Senate recommends the following:

  1. Secure and retain a full time director for the CLIP Program as soon as possible
  2. Integrate the CLIP program physically into the College campus and insure that at the very minimum its classes are presented in classrooms used by the credit bearing courses of the College so as to welcome and support CLIP students in their identifying with the College and removing them from an environment with less than desirable accommodations
  3. Create and maintain a program that will have CLIP instructors consulting with the faculty in the QCC English Department as to their experiences with CLIP students who enter their classes and what their expectations are for them and what the curricular are in the entry level English Classes
  4. Secure and retain a Program Support Specialist whose responsibility it is to introduce CLIP students to the QCC College programs, the campus and the supports that are available at the College for them in order to encourage them to remain at QCC after the conclusion of the CLIP program of instruction.


Philip Pecorino, Ph.D.


QCC Academic Senate

Pre College Committee


Cc: QCC Academic Senate Steering Committee

Dr. Christine Mangino, College President

Dr. Timothy Lynch , Vice President and Provost,

Dr. Jennifer Maloy, Chair of the English Department

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