March 6, 2012 3:30 - 5 p.m. E-500
- Updates: Danielle stated that on 2/23 - 2/24 there was a retreat to discuss and strengthen alignment between divisions. DAC will sponsor professional development days in April - possibly one day for Alignment, definitely one day for CUNYfirst (April 16). Mitchell added that Bill Lindner and Brad Orcutt will be at Professional Development meeting to update status of CUNYfirst/Advising issues for DAC members (3-4 pm) in E-500. Staff members will be in labs (E-230, E-259) for DAC members to claim CUNYfirst account from (4-5 pm). CUNYfirst is going live in July. Discussion of need for standardized training.
- Destination Graduation: Aaron Rizzieri previously announced event for March 28-29, faculty called upon to participate. Intent to Graduate pilot going forward in Spring. Outreach to 45 credit students and above.
- Loretta announced that student emails were revised, students were alerted. Enhancing Hotmail to Outlook, can be put on mobile phone more easily instead of logging in.
Education Program Curricula: Presented by Mariajose Romero (Program Coordinator) and Paula Zimmerman (Internship Coordinator)
- Failure to declare co-major
- Lacking pre-requisites
- Missing co-requisites
- take wrong mix of courses
- Low GPA for Graduation and/or Transfer
- Tracking grades and GPA earlier
- Grade of "B" or greater in all Education and Core courses to transfer to senior college (2.75)
- Students should not take more than one intensive course per semester: SSY101, SSY105, ELN120, ELE203, ELE204 - these courses are very challenging during 6 week semester. Students need to be warned about this!
- Students should not take in same semester courses that require labs and internships (i.e., SCB115, ELN120)
- Take courses from various areas, rather than just one. Check GPA early.
Career Day Assessment: Presented by: Rochel Pinder, Co-op Dept. (MPA), Leslie Camacho, CDC (M.S.Ed.)
Purpose of Event:
- Provide career information for many majors
- Encourage students to use career information
- Make connection between academics and major
- 4 panelists, American Airlines, Jet Blue, etc..
- 19 faculty/staff/professionals in meet and greet session
- 257 students attended (40% Business majors)
- Faculty recommendation>high attendance
79 evaluations out of 257 returned, the top-three action steps for students were:
- More career information
- Find Internships
- Stay motivated
Multiple Event Analysis: Leslie Camacho
- Provide information from experts who come in and talk to students.
- Co-ordinate events so they can get specific information relating to their major.
- Criminal Justice: May 4, 2011 (164)
- Transport: Nov. 9, 2011 (257)
- 421 attended
- 52% by recommendation of faculty/advisors
- 36% evaluations submitted
Attendees reported that events helped them to confirm career interest; helped them to realize importance between their classes and majors to a great extent.
- Recommendations for future Career Day events
- Target Liberal Arts, First Year Students, and under 30 credits
- Showcase a broad field that will appeal to a number of majors
- Include a wider representation of career related services
- Continue to create networking opportunities by inviting field professionals
DAC Professional Development Program:
CUNYfirst for DAC members, 3-4 pm, 4/16/12 E-500
DAC members can claim accounts in E-230 or E-259, 4-5
Final Meeting: May 8
DAC Annual Luncheon: May 29