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Q.

What progress has LaGuardia made in improving its capital funding based on the recommendations the Middles States' evaluation team made when it reviewed the College's 2002 Self Study Report?

 

A.

In addition to $121 million in State and City funding appropriated for LaGuardia's capital projects –major renovations in the C building completed since 2006 such as new classrooms and computer labs, new offices for two academic departments, installation of new roofs and skylights, and passenger elevators overhaul, among many other improvements to the physical campus- the College also garnered an extra $4 million for additional projects.

These major enhancements included buying new DegreeWorks support software, replacing Public Safety's surveillance equipment, building the Cyber Café in the C building, installing a new sound and lighting system in the Mainstage Theater, building a new Biology lab in the B building, converting almost all classrooms to "smart rooms" and upgrading the College's telephone system.

 

 Q.

Did LaGuardia's 2002 Middles States report make any recommendations regarding the College's governance plan? Have any changes been made to the governance plan since the 2002 self- study?

 

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In 2009 the College's governance plan was restructured for the first time since 1978, in part as a result of recommendations included in LaGuardia's 2002 Middle States report. How the Senate assess and votes on curriculum changes, the streamlining of governance plan updates through by-laws and amendments, and providing for a cohort of12 student senators and 12 faculty senators from each academic department were among the newly implemented initiatives.

To learn more about LaGuardia's Middle States accreditation process, contact Professor Gordon Tapper, Steering Committee Chair, at ext. 5669, or email gtapper@lagcc.cuny.edu.

To download the Middle States Fact Sheet, click here.