October 26, 2010 3:30 - 5 p.m. E-501
1. Review and approval of minutes from September meeting
Minutes from the September Meeting were approved
DegreeWorks - Bill Lindner and Betty Acosta Perez
- DW has been upgraded.
- The new version of DegreeWorks will implement many of your suggestions.
- New courses have been programmed into the new system. Also the two
new majors Biology and Environmental Science were updated in
- Faculty will be introduced to the new system at the New Faculty
Colloquium. Students will receive training during NSAR, and the New
Student Seminar. There will be also additional workshops for faculty
and staff before College Wide Advising Day.
- DW committee will be asking the college community to help them test
the new system by reviewing student audits and providing feedback.
- DW will go live before the end of the year.
College Wide Advising Day will be November 18, 2010 from 10:00 a.m.
to 6:30 p.m. in the E-Atrium. During this day students will not be
able to register but will receive advisement. Faculty and staff who
want to volunteer for this event should email Alex Abramov and Laura
A resolution to eliminate the CPE will be submitted before the Board
of Trustees. The Board will consider this resolution on Novemeber 22,
2010. Meanwhile, the October CPE was administered as scheduled.
Despite the rumor of possible change, CPE attendance was the same as
years before. Colleges across CUNY are looking forward to November 22
to find out whether or not the resolution will be approved.
CUNY has also implemented a new writing test to replace the ACT.
CATW (CUNY Assessment Test in Writing) is a 90-minute test. Before
students needed a score of 7 to pass; with the CATW students will need
a score of 56.
As of Spring 2011 semester, freshman and transfer students are
required to pay a $100 non-refundable commitment deposit. Students can
qualify to have the commitment deposit waived. The commitment deposit
will not be required for students who register after January 14, 2011.
TAP Changes - Gail Baksh-Jarrett
There are three major changes on TAP:
- Pensions and annuities are to be included in the circulation of income used to determine TAP eligibility.
- All TAP awards are reduced by $75.
- The satisfactory academy progress chart has been revised to
determine eligibility for TAP. The chart is retroactive. CUNY stated
that the changes will affect only 5% of the student population.