May 31, 2011 12:00 - 2 p.m. E-501
- 12:00 - Announcements and Lunch
- 12:30 - Assessment May 4th.- Career Day: Criminal Justice
- 12:45 - New Majors & Programs: Updates from faculty co-ordinators
- 1:15 - Achieving the Dream : Laura McGowan
Certificates were handed out in appreciation of assistance and participation throughout the year.
Mitchell Levy and Bernard Polnariev are project directors of “My LAG Journey” which is now called:
“Graduation Pathway”. Sub-committees developing message and packets of information for students, informing them of what they need to know in order to succeed at LaGuardia. “Graduation Pathway” is comprised of four modules:
- How learning takes place/Mastery
- Goal Setting
- Student Success
The project sub-committee has submitted a proposal for Opening Sessions presentation regarding: (How to bring topics into the classroom; how we interact with students on campus to help them be successful.)
Danielle discussed New Student Orientation, which will take place on August 31 and Septmeber 7. The
Orientation committee is recruiting Faculty/Staff to be Leaders/Panelists. Leaders will work with 15-25 students and may be paired with another administrator, faculty member, or student leader.Those interested in becoming an Orientation Leader should contact Brian Goldstein or Vincent Bruno. There are two pathways for preparing for orientation:
For those comfortable in a classroom/workshop setting, an abbreviated overview of the program and responsibilities will prepare you for the day. You may choose either July 28 (11am – 12 pm) or August 29 (12 – 1 pm).
For those who have never facilitated a workshop, you may choose from the following sessions:
July 19 (11 am – 2 pm)
July 21 (2 – 5 pm)
August 16 (11 am – 2 pm)
August 18 (2 – 5 pm)
Presentation by Leslie Camacho and Alex Abramov:
Career Day-Careers in Criminal Justice held May 4, 2011 Poolside Cafeteria from 1:00 – 4:30pm.
(There were 164 students in attendance.)
There were two parts to this event:
- Panel Discussion, describing aspects of the job
- Meet and Greet, Representatives from different agencies.
President Gail O. Mellow introduced Peter Vallone, who opened the event.
Valerie Jones added feedback: Students wanted to attend this event, but were committed to
another that was scheduled at the same time.
Loretta Capuano added that there was confusion, because the students thought that they had to
be in the Criminal Justice major in order to attend this event, or change their major.
Leslie Camacho is available to students to discuss future events.
Dr. Louis Lucca, Professor and Director, was at the meeting to
Introduce a new major in his department: Communication Studies.
There are three concentrations in this major:
- Public Communication
- Speech Pathology
- Mass Communication
The major offers courses such as:
- Public Speaking
- Voice and Diction
- Mass Communication and Society
- Oral Interpretation
- Public Relations
- Intercultural Communication
Career Opportunities with a degree in Communication Studies:
*Speech Pathologist (Master’s Degree Required)
Dr. John Chaffee, Humanities Department offered information about the Philosophy major.
There are 150 sections of Philosophy being taught at LaGuardia. This major teaches you how to think, analyze issues, and provides students with an invaluable foundation for every career.
Laura McGowan asked: Why do you think your program is so successful?
“There is great talent, great potential. Students explore selves, futures, and horizons are expanded. This is relevant to everyone.
Kim Lucas asked: “What careers are attainable with a degree in Philosophy?
“Law, Education, Business.”
Some courses in the Philosophy major:
- Environmental Ethics
- African Philosophy
- Eastern Philosophy
- Philosophy of the Mind
- Medical Ethics
Achieving the Dream Committee – Overview
Presented by Laura McGowan:
National project to increase student service at over 130 community colleges. Goal is to increase
graduation rate by 80% at LaGuardia.