2008-2009

Below, you will find a chart explaining the central goals and projects of the Office of Academic Affairs for 2008-2009. Progress reports detailing work taken toward each goal between midyear and the conclusion of spring semester 2009 may be accessed by clicking each goal's hyperlinked description.

We welcome feedback on our Office's work. Please direct your comments to Erika Dreifus, OAA Director of Communications.

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Description

Cluster(s)

Success Indicators

Team Members

(*Team Leader)

Other Associated Offices

Faculty Development and Research

1

Adjunct faculty orientation and support

(a)

Evidence of enhanced adjunct performance and/or increased adjunct access to information that should increase their performance.

*Dreifus

Jones

Otte

Summerfield

CIS

2

Enhance research commercialization

(d)

Increased tech transfer efforts, form start-up companies, build by CUNY CAT, etc.

*Small

Budget/Finance

3

Increase research by faculty and doctoral students in health-related disciplines

(d)

Increased number of grant applications, grant awards, and publication.

*Ebenstein

Corrente

RF

4

Increase research on teaching and learning

(a)(c)

Increase in number of relevant grant applications and publications.

*Summerfield

Corrente

Jones

 
5

Institute research mentoring program for junior faculty & bridge program fund for senior faculty

(d)

Programs in effect.

*Small

RF

6

Revise IRB policies and procedures

(a)(d)

New policies and procedures approved by the BOT.

*Small

 
7

Take next steps on the Advanced Research Science Center (ARSC)

(a)(b)(d)

Identify potential directors of 5 areas and initiate major fund-raising campaign.

*Small

Development

Facilities

Curriculum, Learning, and Teaching

8

Continue planning for new community college and/or infuse new c.c. ideas into existing community colleges

(c)(d)

Significant external funds and space obtained for new evidence-based c.c. and/or evidence of incorporation of new c.c. ideas into existing c.c.s.

*Mogulescu

CIS

9

Continue to serve the City of New York through projects and partnerships with City and State agencies, and generate external funds to support these efforts

(c)(d)

Amount and renewal of external funding, city and state satisfaction with projects, number of people served.

*Mogulescu

RF

10

Enhance academic performance of SEEK/CD students

(c)

Enhanced performance on OIRA success measures.

 

*Williams

Ast

Crook

Littman

Moore

 
11

Increase student success in math

(a)(b)(c)

Analyses of math college readiness, further analyses of college performance, including performance in pathways; identification of best practices; development of an action plan

*Logue

Crook

Jones

Ondrus

 
12

Initiate additional online and face-to-face for-credit and noncredit postsecondary programs in SPS

(c)(d)

Number of programs, number of enrollments/graduates, student and employer satisfaction with programs.

*Mogulescu

CIS

13

Performance Gaps (NASH)

(c)

Complete reports for NASH and identify particular areas to target; cut gaps in half by 2015.

*Crook

Anderson

Chellman

Kendrick

Ptachik

 
14

Promote information literacy system-wide

(a)(c)

Promote CUNY-based research on information literacy and analyze additional data; develop specific outcome measures.

*Kendrick

Littman

Otte

 
15

Develop a policy concerning remediation

(a)(c)

Either use existing evidence, if definitive, or plan own experiment to develop a policy concerning remediation.

*Crook

Jones

Meade

Ondrus

Summerfield

 

Teacher Education

16

Begin to increase retention of CUNY graduates in the teaching profession in NYC high-need schools

(d)

Examine relevant data.

*Ashdown

Crook

Littman

 
17

Enhance program data: Teacher Education

(a)(b)(c)(d)

Publication of data book

*Ashdown

Crook

Littman

 
18

Revise and increase options for preparing math and science teachers

(d)

Options formulated by university working group and ready for consideration by chancellery by early spring.

*Ashdown

Donnelly

Eldridge

Fighetti (to 1/12/09)

Gillespie

Mangino

Peskin

Posamentier

Rini

Sacks

Shanley

Simmons

Steiner

NYU/DOE

19

Teacher Academy (current students)

(c)(d)

Students receive what have been promised, as well as an effective education.

Ashdown

Baker

Corrente

Donnelly

Rini

DOE/RF

*Deputy COO Sacks

Health, Nursing

20

Enhance program data: Nursing

(a)(b)(c)(d)

Publication of annual data book.

*Ebenstein

Crook

Littman

 
21

Enhance use of technology in nurse education

(a)

Increase in number of online nursing courses and progress on simulation labs.

*Ebenstein

Crook

Littman

Otte

Ptachik

Rini

 
22

Improve clinical competencies in nurse education

(a)(d)

Develop appropriate measures and partnerships with health providers, and then show increases.

*Ebenstein

Ondrus

 
23

Steer students to appropriate health careers

(b)(c)(d)

Implementation of new nursing admission requirements and new undeclared health major, along with appropriate advising.

*Ebenstein

Ptachik

 

Enrollment, Retention, and Student Development

24

Articulation and Transfer

(b)(c)

Audit completed; ultimately, proportion of credits earned that are effectively transferred from one CUNY campus to another, including within the proposed School of Public Health, and from CD to SEEK.

*Wrigley

Ashdown

Beatha

Call

Crook

Ebenstein

Littman

Moore

Ptachik

Summerfield

Williams

 
25

Continue to Develop the Leadership Academy

(c)(d)

Number of students utilizing co-currricular transcripts and involved in mentoring opportunities; number of organizations that recognize the cocurricular transcript as part of a job candidate’s resume; number of students involved in service learning opportunities, etc.

*Moore

Agosto

Joseph

McManus

Summerfield

Williams

University Registrar

26

Enhance first-year programs

(a)(c)

Identify first-year resources and best practices and make recommendations for implementation on the campuses.

*Summerfield

Jones

Martineau

Ondrus

Rini

 
27

Enrollment management

(c)

Increased enrollment and quality of entering students at appropriate colleges; revised admissions indexes; improved speed and accuracy of processing.

*Ptachik

Crook

CIS

28

Maintain special SPS programs that provide support to particular NYC populations

(c)(d)

Each program has specific success indicators.

*Mogulescu

Varies

29

PSC Student Mentoring Project

(c)

Proposed project ready for implementation in fall 2009.

*Moore

Blank

Logue

Silverblatt

Summerfield

PSC – Bowen and staff

30

Coordinating academic support services (admissions, bursar, financial aid, and registrar)

(c)

Increased student satisfaction ratings; identify best practices and assess and increase number of campuses using those practices.

*Moore

Ptachik

Rosa

Summerfield

 
31

Establish a staff development initiative for Student Affairs

(b)(d)

Professional/personal development plans submitted by campus-based student affairs personnel; system-wide plan developed for carrying out plans; plans executed.

*Moore

Joseph

Richardson

 

Assessment and Accountability

32

Design a PMP Information website

(a)(b)(c)(d)

Website in effect.

*Ondrus

University Relations

33

Standard 14 (Assessment of Student Learning)

(a)(c)

Institute faculty-driven processes for assessment of student learning to use results to improve teaching etc., share best practices with and across campuses.

*Ondrus

Kendrick

Littman

Ptachik

Summerfield

Wrigley

 
34

With CUE leaders, develop and implement evaluation tools in order to measure the effectiveness of CUE programs, both at the campuses and university-wide, so as to inform future CUE allocations

(a)(c)

Annual outcome measures, used formatively in CUE planning and in 09-10 CUE allocations.

*Summerfield

Crook

Jones

Littman

Martineau

Ondrus

 

Technology

35

Effect Academic Affairs Sections of CUNY First

(b) (c)

Financial aid transition from 3 systems to CUNY First; student, faculty, and staff satisfaction with administrative processes.

*Ptachik

Ashdown

Bianco

Crook

Kendrick

CIS, Deputy Chief Operating

Officer

36

Effect prioritized OAA tech projects with CIS

(b)

Establish inventory or projects, and establish mechanisms for prioritizing OAA tech projects that OAA members judge effective.

*Otte

Crook

Kendrick

Mogulescu

Ptachik

CIS

37

Enhance technology skills of OAA members

(b)

OAA members have gained additional skills that they judge as useful.

*Otte

Kendrick

CIS

38

Establish Academic Commons

(a)(b)(c)(d)

Showcase effective practices, create a test bed for pilots, and number of participants.

*Otte

Kendrick

CIS

39

Establish an effective Committee on Academic Technology

(a)(b)(c)(d)

Committee established and several significant improvements effected.

*Otte

Kirschner

CIS

40

Increase use of technology in the libraries

(a)(b)

Upgrade to Aleph version 18; issue RFP for Electronic Resource Management System, design library interface for new version of Blackboard, etc.

*Kendrick

Bryan

Otte

CIS

Administration

41

Establish a procedure for a financial review of proposed and existing programs

(b)

Procedure established and communicated to campuses.

*Rini

Ptachik

Budget/Finance

42

Establish administrative infrastructure for new School of Public Health

(b)(d)

SPH has an integrated financial plan and recruits and hires senior leaders.

*Rini

Budget/Finance

43

Establish all funds OAA budget including state, city, and Research Foundation funds

(b)

All funds budget exists allowing for more effective planning.

 

*Rini

Budget/Finance

44

Increase effective administrative oversight of SEEK/CD

(b)(c)

Positive results of 4-6 monitoring site visits of SEEK programs.

*Williams

Ast

Moore

Rini

Taylor

 
45

Rationalize and implement system-wide policies via new Office of University Registrar

(c)

Office of University Registrar Web site; reviewed/revised CUNY-wide attendance policy and residency policy and procedures; CUNY-wide personal data change policy and business process;  CUNY-wide tables and values in support of CUNYFirst.

*Ptachik

Bianco

CIS


Clusters:

(a) Increase teaching effectiveness
(b) Enhance the integrated university
(c) Increase opportunities for students to come to CUNY and succeed at CUNY
(d) Prepare and maintain more qualified professionals ( including scholars as well as practitioners)