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BMCC Community Gathers for Middle States Town Hall

May 10, 2017

A Middle States Town Hall meeting for the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) community was held May 9 in Theatre 2 at the College’s main campus, 199 Chambers Street.

The purpose of the meeting was to update students, faculty and staff on the status of the College’s Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) institutional self-study.

This transparent self-appraisal process examines how BMCC meets or exceeds the MSCHE Standards for Accreditation. It focuses on the College’s mission and goals, and makes recommendations for improvement.

“This Middle States Self Study process reflect a tremendous amount of work by over 100 faculty and staff,” said BMCC President Antonio Pérez. “The committees, organized around the seven standards that are key to student success, evaluate what’s working well and what we need to improve upon as an institution."

Presentations by the Working Groups

At the May 9 Town Hall, a faculty or staff representative from each of the Seven Standards Working Groups presented an update.

The presenters included:

Maria Enrico, Chairperson, Modern Languages: Standard I Group, Mission and Goals

Sangeeta Bishop, Chairperson, Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice: Standard II Group, Ethics and Integrity

Ruru Rusmin, Interim Director of E-Learning, Standard III Group, Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience

Tiffany James, Student Persistence and Retention Outreach Specialist, Standard IV Group, Support of the Student Experience

Anna Salvati, Professor, Computer Information Systems, Standard V Group, Educational Effectiveness Assessment

Joseph Spadaro, Vice President, Information Technology: Standard VI Group, Planning, Resources and Institutional Improvement

Janice Walters, Chairperson, Teacher Education: Standard VII Group, Governance, Leadership and Administration

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  • A Middle States Town Hall updated the BMCC community on the status of the College's Middle States Commission on Higher Education institutional self study
  • The self-study process focuses on the College's mission and goals, and makes recommendations for improvement
  • More than 100 faculty and staff serve on committees to complete this process

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