Faculty Handbook

Office of the President

June 2019



Dear Colleague:

I am delighted to welcome you to Queensborough.  As a leading institution in community college education, we are devoted to the continued academic excellence of our nearly 16,000 students.

At Queensborough we place the highest priority on a student-centered learning environment, a strong and engaged faculty, and community partnerships.

We are dedicated to providing a student-centered learning environment to stimulate engagement and learning so that students will continue to be successful once they move on to the next stage of their academic or professional careers.

We are equally dedicated to building an intellectual network of scholars by supporting faculty in all phases of research, curriculum development and activities designed by and for faculty.

At the college we also reach out to the broader community by developing instruction-related activities such as service-learning, undergraduate research, civic engagement and service to all five boroughs of the City of New York.

At Queensborough, we believe that a college education goes beyond the classroom.  I encourage you to visit our prized cultural beacons: the Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC), the QCC Art Gallery, and QPAC – Queensborough’s Performing Arts Center, which enrich the academic experience for our college community and bring enjoyment to over 100,000 visitors annually.

We here at the college celebrate the values and purposes of higher education by creating an environment where talent realizes no boundaries, a place where creativity and curiosity inspire students to make a difference in the world.  Our commitment to quality education is designed to embrace those values and purposes, and we welcome you in joining us in our efforts.



Best wishes,



Dr. Timothy G. Lynch
Interim President

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art Gallery exterior in the afternoonOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.