2022 BOT Resolutions

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Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 1/20/22 E.Hughes

Date: January 20, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approving the President’s Appointment of a Chief Financial Officer

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Yeger, and

WHEREAS, By Resolution 42-2014, the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees delegated hiring authority up to the level of the Executive Cabinet to the Rockland Community College President without future Board approval; and

WHEREAS, The College has conducted a full and open search to identify the most qualified individual for the position of Chief Financial Officer, an Executive Cabinet level position; and

WHEREAS, A search committee reviewed resumes, interviewed the most qualified candidates for the position, and recommended finalists to the President; and

WHEREAS, The President has appointed Dr. Daniel Dobell to the position of Chief Financial Officer; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the appointment of Dr. Daniel Dobell to the position of Chief Financial Officer.

ACTION

Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 10 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
January 20, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 1/20/22 E.Hughes

Date: January 20, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approving the President’s Appointment of a Vice President of Economic Mobility and Workforce Innovation

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Yeger, and

WHEREAS, By Resolution 42-2014, the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees delegated hiring authority up to the level of the Executive Cabinet to the Rockland Community College President without future Board approval; and

WHEREAS, The College has conducted a full and open search to identify the most qualified individual for the position of Vice President of Economic Mobility and Workforce Innovation, an Executive Cabinet level position; and

WHEREAS, A search committee reviewed resumes, interviewed the most qualified candidates for the position, and recommended finalists to the President; and

WHEREAS, The President has appointed Mr. Kevin Stump to the position of Vice President of Economic Mobility and Workforce Innovation; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the appointment of Mr. Kevin Stump to the position of Vice President of Economic Mobility and Workforce Innovation.

ACTION

Yeas: Trustees Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 10 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
January 20, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 2/24/22 E.Hughes

Date: February 24, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year
2022-2023

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Dillon, and

WHEREAS, The Agreement by and between SUNY Rockland Community College, the County of Rockland and the Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers (RCCFT) Local 1871 requires that persons with term appointments be notified of their reappointment by the last day of March; and

WHEREAS, The SUNY Rockland Community College Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) Policy requires that each candidate be reviewed and evaluated for renewal by a Division RTP Committee; and

WHEREAS, The following non-tenured faculty have submitted to the RTP process and all recommendations have been reviewed and are endorsed by the Provost and Executive Vice President; and

WHEREAS, The President has reviewed the recommendations of the Division RTP Committees and the faculty will be sent the required notification by February 28, 2022; be it therefore

RESOLVED, That the SUNY Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the reappointment of the following non-tenured faculty, to their third year, for one academic year beginning September 1, 2022:

Third Year:
Bryan Brendt
Dominic Dimare
Kristian Dougherty Christopher Flatley
Sara Macel
Zenya Richardson
James Tappen

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Hilowitz, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
February 24, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 2/24/22 E.Hughes

Date: February 24, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2022-2023

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Dillon, and

WHEREAS, The Agreement by and between SUNY Rockland Community College, the County of Rockland and the Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers (RCCFT) Local 1871 requires that persons with term appointments be notified of their reappointment by the last day of March; and

WHEREAS, The SUNY Rockland Community College Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) Policy requires that each candidate be reviewed and evaluated for renewal by a Division RTP Committee; and

WHEREAS, The following non-tenured faculty have submitted to the RTP process and all recommendations have been reviewed and are endorsed by the Provost and Executive Vice President; and

WHEREAS, The President has reviewed the recommendations of the Division RTP Committees and the faculty will be sent the required notification by February 28, 2022; be it therefore

RESOLVED, That the SUNY Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the reappointment of the following non-tenured faculty, to their fourth year, for one academic year beginning September 1, 2022:

Fourth Year:
James Liporace

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Hilowitz, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
February 24, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 2/24/22 E.Hughes

Date: February 24, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval for Reappointment of Non-Tenured Faculty for Academic Year 2022-2023

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Dillon, and

WHEREAS, The Agreement by and between SUNY Rockland Community College, the County of Rockland and the Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers (RCCFT) Local 1871 requires that persons with term appointments be notified of their reappointment by the last day of March; and

WHEREAS, The SUNY Rockland Community College Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) Policy requires that each candidate be reviewed and evaluated for renewal by a Division RTP Committee; and

WHEREAS, The following non-tenured faculty have submitted to the RTP process and all recommendations have been reviewed and are endorsed by the Provost and Executive Vice President; and

WHEREAS, The President has reviewed the recommendations of the Division RTP Committees and the faculty will be sent the required notification by February 28, 2022; be it therefore

RESOLVED, That the SUNY Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the reappointment of the following non-tenured faculty, to their fifth year, for one academic year beginning September 1, 2022:

Fifth Year:
Cynthia Lasman
Kostandinos Ritsatos
Dr. Louis Rosenfeld

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Hilowitz, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
February 24, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 2/24/22 E.Hughes

Date: February 24, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval to Accept Funds from NY State for ACl Plumbing Mechanical & HV AC Improvements

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Dillon, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires local Board of Trustee approval for Rockland Community College’s acceptance of funds relating to capital improvements; and

WHEREAS, Academic 1 was constructed in 1964 and its plumbing, mechanical, and HV AC systems have reached their useful life expectancy; and

WHEREAS, During the past five years, the number of system failures to sanitary drainage, hot and cold water supply, mechanical and HVAC systems has increased significantly, these systems require significant repair and replacement; and

WHEREAS, The County of Rockland has adopted in their FY2022 Capital Budget $500,000 ($250,000 State) under project 8331, to finance the cost of repair and replacement to the building’s plumbing, mechanical, and HV AC systems located at Academic 1 at Rockland Community College; and

WHEREAS, The College is seeking approval from SUNY’s Office for Capital Facilities for $500,000, 50% State share of $250,000; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the acceptance of funds from the State for the Academic 1 Plumbing, Mechanical, and HV AC Improvements project.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Hilowitz, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
February 24, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 2/24/22 E.Hughes

Date: February 24, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval to Accept Funds from NY State for Brucker Hall Roof Replacement

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Dillon, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires local Board of Trustee approval for Rockland Community College’s acceptance of funds relating to capital improvements; and

WHEREAS, Brucker Hall’s existing roof is over 20 years old and has exceeded its 20-year life expectancy; and

WHEREAS, The Bruker Hall roof has been experiencing an increased number of leaks during the past years requiring replacement to maintain a reliable and impermeable barrier against water infiltration into the building; and

WHEREAS, The County of Rockland has adopted in their FY2022 Capital Budget $1,500,000 ($750,000 State) under project 8330, to finance the cost of the replacement of the Brucker Hall Roof at Rockland Community College; and

WHEREAS, The College is seeking approval from SUNY’s Office for Capital Facilities for $1,500,000, 50% State share of $750,000; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the acceptance of funds from the State for the Brucker Hall Roof Replacement project.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Hilowitz, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
February 24, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 2/24/22 E.Hughes

Date: February 24, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval to Accept Funds from NY State for Fixtures Replacement

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Dillon, and

WHEREAS, A replacement program for worn, broken, and outdated furniture and fixtures has never been formalized at Rockland Community College; and

WHEREAS, Furniture and fixtures in over 100 faculty, student, and administrative offices require periodical updates to support modem technology; and

WHEREAS, The County of Rockland has approved $950,000 ($475,000 State) under project 8332, to finance the cost of furniture replacement in various offices where outdated furniture and fixtures are located at Rockland Community College; and

WHEREAS, The College is seeking approval from SUNY’ s Office for Capital Facilities for $950,000, 50% State share of $475,000; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the acceptance of funds from the State for the Fixtures Replacement improvements project.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Hilowitz, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
February 24, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 2/24/22 E.Hughes

Date: February 24, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Creation of the Position of Coordinator of Housekeeping

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Dillon, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College has reviewed and updated the existing job description for the Housekeeping Supervisor and has found the title to be inadequate for the responsibilities currently required; and

WHEREAS, Members of the Rockland Community College community will be better served with enhanced housekeeping protocols conducive with the Coordinator of Housekeeping title; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Coordinator of Housekeeping.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Hilowitz, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
February 24, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 2/24/22 E.Hughes

Date: February 24, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Authorization to Proceed with SAM Grant -CAC Theatre

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Dillon, and

WHEREAS, The opportunity is available for Rockland Community College to be eligible for a State and Municipal Improvement Program (SAM) Grant for the replacement of the Cultural Arts Center (CAC) Theatre seating and soft goods; and

WHEREAS, The Theatre was built in 1983 and the chairs and soft goods are original to the construction of the building and Theater seating and soft goods are torn and tattered and in disrepair in many instances; and

WHEREAS, Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick is sponsoring a SAM grant in the amount of $250,000 to replace the Cultural Arts Center seating and soft goods; and

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves authorizes the submission of a Grant Application to the New York State Dormitory Authority (DASNY) regarding its SAM grant for proposed capital Improvements to Rockland Community College for the purpose of Theatre improvements; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Vice President of Operations Dr. Beth A. Coyle is hereby authorized to execute any and all necessary documentation required in connection with the aforesaid grant application.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Hilowitz, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
February 24, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 3/28/22 E.Hughes

Date: March 28, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval for Reappointment, Promotion and Grant of Tenure to Non-Tenured Faculty, for Academic Year 2022-2023 (Second Year)

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Dillon, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, The Agreement by and between SUNY Rockland Community College, the County of Rockland and the Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers (RCCFT) Local 1871 requires that persons with term appointments be notified of their reappointment by the last day of March; and

WHEREAS, The SUNY Rockland Community College Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) Policy requires that each candidate be reviewed and evaluated for renewal by the College RTP Committee; and

WHEREAS, The following non-tenured faculty have submitted to the RTP process and all recommendations have been reviewed and are endorsed by the Provost and Executive Vice President; and

WHEREAS, The President has reviewed the recommendations of the Division RTP Committees and the faculty will be sent the required notification by March 31, 2022; be it therefore

RESOLVED, That the SUNY Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the reappointment of the following non-tenured faculty, to their second year, for one academic year beginning September 1, 2022:

Second Year:
Amy Burgess
Dr. Alexander Brown
Nancy Chiocchi-McMorrow
Jeannine Kennedy
Martha Krawczyk
James Lee
Joseph Migliaccio
Clare O’Dowd
Nancy Rosen
Dr. Rebha Sebharwal

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Hilowitz, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
March 28, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 3/28/22 E.Hughes

Date: March 28, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval for Reappointment, Promotion and Grant of Tenure to Non-Tenured Faculty, for Academic Year 2022-2023

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Dillon, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, The Agreement by and between SUNY Rockland Community College, the County of Rockland and the Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers (RCCFT) Local 1871 requires that persons with term appointments be notified of their reappointment by the last day of March; and

WHEREAS, The SUNY Rockland Community College Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) Policy requires that each candidate be reviewed and evaluated for renewal by the College RTP Committee; and

WHEREAS, Non-tenured faculty have submitted to the RTP process and recommendation for reappointment, promotion and grant of tenure has been reviewed and are endorsed by the Provost and Executive Vice President; and

WHEREAS, The President has reviewed the recommendations of the College RTP Committees and the faculty members will be sent the required notification by March 31, 2022; be it therefore

RESOLVED, That the SUNY Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the Reappointment and grant of tenure to the following faculty effective September 1, 2022, and be it further

RESOLVED, That, per the RCCFT contract, the following shall be granted promotion to
Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2022:

Jodilynn Greico
Sabrina Rieder

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Hilowitz, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
March 28, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 3/28/22 E.Hughes

Date: March 28, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval for Reappointment, Promotion and Grant of Tenure to Non-Tenured Faculty, for Academic Year 2022-2023 (Tenure)

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Dillon, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, The Agreement by and between SUNY Rockland Community College, the County of Rockland and the Rockland Community College Federation of Teachers (RCCFT) Local 1871 requires that persons with term appointments be notified of their reappointment by the last day of March; and

WHEREAS, The SUNY Rockland Community College Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) Policy requires that each candidate be reviewed and evaluated for renewal by the College RTP Committee; and

WHEREAS, Non-tenured faculty have submitted to the RTP process and recommendation for reappointment, promotion and grant of tenure has been reviewed and are endorsed by the Provost and Executive Vice President; and

WHEREAS, The President has reviewed the recommendations of the College RTP Committees and the faculty members will be sent the required notification by March 31, 2022; be it therefore

RESOLVED, That the SUNY Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the reappointment and grant of tenure to the following faculty effective September 1, 2022:

Maureen Kroning

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Hilowitz, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
March 28, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 3/28/22 E.Hughes

Date: March 28, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Creation of the Title of Coordinator of Operations

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Dillon, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Members of the Rockland Community College community will be better served with enhanced operational protocols conducive with the Coordinator of Operations title; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Coordinator of Operations.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Dillon, Hilowitz, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
March 28, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 4/25/22 E.Hughes

Date: April 25, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approving the President’s Appointment of a Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Yeger, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, By Resolution 42-2014, the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees delegated hiring authority up to the level of the Executive Cabinet to the Rockland Community College President without future Board approval; and

WHEREAS, The College has conducted a full and open search to identify the most qualified individual for the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, an Executive Cabinet level position; and

WHEREAS, A search committee reviewed resumes, interviewed the most qualified candidates for the position, and recommended finalists to the President; and

WHEREAS, The President has appointed Dr. Bartholomew Grachan to the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the appointment of Dr. Bartholomew Grachan to the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
April 25, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 4/25/22 E.Hughes

Date: April 25, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval of candidates for Professor Emeritus Status

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Yeger, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, Professor Emeritus is an honorary title for professors who have made significant contributions to the College and the community during their tenure at the College. Eligibility requirements for Professor Emeritus status:

  1. Must be retired at the rank of Full Professor
  2. Award will be granted when the faculty member retires at full professor status
  3. The title of SUNY Distinguished Professor is automatically deemed Professor Emeritus status upon retirement; and

WHEREAS, Nominees will be judged on:

  1. Length of service to the institution
  2. Leadership and/or active participation in a discipline
  3. Excellence in performance of assigned professional
    responsibility
  4. Service to the College, community, and one’s profession
  5. Demonstrate collaboration in service to students and colleagues; and

WHEREAS, Based upon the criteria above, the Provost and Executive Vice President recommends the approval of the eligible candidates; and

WHEREAS, The President endorses this recommendation; be it therefore

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the conferral of Professor Emeritus Status upon the following candidates:

Wilma Frank
Xi Shi
Donna Peters

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstentions: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
April 25, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 4/25/22 E.Hughes

Date: April 25, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval to discontinue the Certificate in Computer Assisted Design

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Yeger, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, Program Discontinuance ” … formal permission to stop enrolling and graduating students in a degree or certificate program and taking the program off the roster of approved degrees for the College, (SUNY Memorandum to Presidents Vol. 83 Ii August 26th, 1983); and

WHEREAS, The Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee in collaboration with the departmental faculty reviewed the program; and

WHEREAS, The Provost and Executive Vice President recommends the discontinuance of the Computer Assisted Design Certificate program as of May 31, 2022, and

WHEREAS, The President supports the recommendation; be it therefore

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the discontinuance of the Computer Assisted Design Certificate program.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
April 25, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 4/25/22 E.Hughes

Date: April 25, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval to discontinue the A.A.S. Degree in Green Building Maintenance and Management

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Yeger, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, Program Discontinuance ” … formal permission to stop enrolling and graduating students in a degree or certificate program and taking the program off the roster of approved degrees for the College, (SUNY Memorandum to Presidents Vol. 83 Ii August 26th, 1983); and

WHEREAS, The Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee in collaboration with the departmental faculty reviewed the program; and

WHEREAS, The Provost and Executive Vice President recommends the discontinuance of the Green Building Maintenance and Management A.A.S. degree program as of May 31, 2022, and

WHEREAS, The President supports the recommendation; be it therefore

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the discontinuance of the Green Building Maintenance and Management A.A.S. degree program.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
April 25, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 4/25/22 E.Hughes

Date: April 25, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Creation of the Title of Executive Director of Government Relations and Institutional Planning

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Yeger, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College wishes to move forward with creating the title of Executive Director of Government Relations and Institutional Planning; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title in the professional services of Executive Director of Government Relations and Institutional Planning, at Rockland Community College.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
April 25, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 4/25/22 E.Hughes

Date: April 25, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval of Tuition & Fees for Academic Year 2022 -2023

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Yeger, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Rockland Community College has endeavored to maintain tuition and fee rates at the lowest possible levels, and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Rockland Community College must establish tuition and fee rates which will insure the fiscal stability of the College, and,

WHEREAS, the tuition and fee rates must be established at this time to allow students and the families the opportunity to plan accordingly, now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees does hereby set the following tuition and fee rates for the 2022 -2023 academic year:

Tuition

Full-Time Enrollment (12 or more credit hours) – $2,606 per semester
Part-Time Enrollment – $218 per credit hour
High School Program Concurrent Enrollment – $50 per course

Fees

Student Activity fee $74.00* per semester for full-time students (excludes intersession)
Student Activity fee $4.50* per credit hour for part-time students (excludes intersession)
Course fees $5 to $200 (based on additional costs required by course participation)
Admissions Application fee $30.00*
Payment Plan fee $30.00* Late fee $15.00*
Dishonored check fee $30.00*
Graduation fee $30.00
Document fee $5.00 each*
Drop fee $5.00*
Identification card Replacement fee $5.00
Malpractice Insurance $13.50
Readmission fee $5.00*
Technology fee $15.00 per credit hour
Telecourse and Distance Learning $50.00
Transcript fee $5.00

* Non-Refundable

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
April 25, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 4/25/22 E.Hughes

Date: April 25, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Michael A. Baston, President
Subject: Approval of 2022-23 Budget

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Yeger, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees of Rockland Community College has reviewed and determined the appropriate fiscal policy to be represented in the College’s fiscal 2022-23 budget; and

WHEREAS, The expenditures of unrestricted funds total $72,027,640 and are appropriate to meeting the mission and goals of the institution; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the attached proposed operating budget as the College’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2022-23.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
April 25, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 6/27/22 E.Hughes

Date: June 27, 2022
From: Board of Trustees
Subject: Appointment of Rockland Community College Leadership Positions

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Donnellan, and

WHEREAS, On May 9, 2022, President Michael A. Baston was appointed President of Cuyahoga Community College, and will be stepping down, making it necessary to designate an individual to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office of the President; and

WHEREAS, It is anticipated that a new President will be considered and appointed in the future by the Board of Trustees; and

WHEREAS, In transition periods such as this the Board of Trustees can designate a senior officer of the College as Officer-in-Charge to perform the duties of the Office of the President in addition to continuing duties otherwise assigned; and

WHEREAS, it is imperative that, in addition to an Officer-in-Charge to direct the operations of the College, there is also clear leadership in our academic programs through appointment of an Officer-in-Charge for Academic Affairs; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Dr. Susan Deer, Provost and Executive Vice President, be appointed Officer-in-Charge effective July 1, 2022, to serve until such time that a new President is appointed and takes office or that the Board takes other action with respect to the Office of the President;

RESOLVED, That Dr. Katherine Lynch, Chair of the Sam Draper Honors Program, be appointed Officer-in-Charge for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2022, to serve until such time that a new President is appointed and takes office or that the Board takes other action with respect to the Office of the President.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 9 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
June 27, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 6/27/22 E.Hughes

Date: June 27, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Michael A. Baston
Subject: Approval to accept the candidates for Promotion

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Donnellan, and

WHEREAS, The College’s Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee made recommendations for promotion to the Provost and Executive Vice President;
and

WHEREAS, The President supports the recommendations; be it therefore

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves promotion
for the following faculty, effective September 1, 2022:

NameDisciplineNew Rank
Sara AnnunziatoNursingAssociate Professor
Dr. Kevin BarrettCriminal JusticeProfessor
Ronald DeRamonAccountingAssociate Professor
En-Shu Robin LiaoEnglishAssociate Professor
Dr. Katherine LynchEnglishProfessor
Eric MagaramMathematicsProfessor

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 9 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
June 27, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 6/27/22 E.Hughes

Date: June 27, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Michael A. Baston
Subject: Modification of Signature Authority Authorization

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Donnellan, and

WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees of Rockland Community College is charged with the day-to-day management of the College and the timely payment of any indebtedness is part of the daily activity of Rockland Community College; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College has need to have individuals in designated positions authorized on behalf of Rockland Community College to sign college checks; and

WHEREAS, By Resolution 24-2004, The Rockland Community College Board of Trustees last designated signatories who may sign checks on behalf of the College; and

WHEREAS, There is a need to update the approved list of signatories; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the individuals holding the following titles are designated signatories for all checks requiring signature authorization:

President/Officer-in-Charge
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Academic Affairs/Officer-in-Charge of Academic Affairs
Vice President of Operations

And be it further

RESOLVED, Individuals serving in an interim capacity in the aforementioned titles are also designated to have full signature authorization; and be it further

RESOLVED, All college checks are required to have two authorized signatures; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the modification of signature authority authorization.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 9 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
June 27, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 8/22/22 E.Hughes

Date: August 22, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Dr. Susan Deer, Officer in Charge
Subject: Creation of the Position of Director of Workforce Innovation Industry Partnerships

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Hilowitz, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College has developed a new job description for the Director of Workforce Innovation Industry Partnerships; and

WHEREAS, Members of the Rockland Community College community will be better served with director-level capacity to support the design, integration, and implementation management of workforce development programs; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Director of Workforce Innovation Industry Partnerships.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
August 22, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 8/22/22 E.Hughes

Date: August 22, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Dr. Susan Deer, Officer in Charge
Subject: Creation of the Position of Director of Career Readiness

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Hilowitz, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College has developed a new job description for the Director of Career Readiness; and

WHEREAS, Members of the Rockland Community College community will be better served with director-level capacity to drive an institutional career readiness framework that directly aligns to the college’s strategic directions in the coming years; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Director of Career Readiness.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
August 22, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 8/22/22 E.Hughes

Date: August 22, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Dr. Susan Deer, Officer in Charge
Subject: Creation of the Title of Coordinator of Environmental Health & Safety

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Hilowitz, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Members of the Rockland Community College community will be better served with enhanced health and safety protocols conducive with the Coordinator of Environmental Health & Safety title; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Coordinator of Environmental Health & Safety.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
August 22, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 8/22/22 E.Hughes

Date: August 22, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Dr. Susan Deer, Officer in Charge
Subject: Approval to submit use of Stimulus Funds for Information Technology Improvements/Replacements

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Hilowitz, and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College Executive Leadership has identified Information Technology improvements and replacements as a priority initiative in response to providing uninterrupted teaching, learning, and essential administrative functions during the current COVID-19 response; and

WHEREAS, The Student University of New York (SUNY) Office for Capital Facilities has recently provided a mechanism to use Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) as a local match to qualifying capital projects; and

WHEREAS, Federal Department of Education guidance allows for the use of HEERF funds to be applied to applicable and appropriate technology costs, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees acknowledges submission of the Rockland Community College Information Technology Replacements and Improvements project in the amount of $3,109,269 with a local share of $1,554,634 as a project to be funded through existing SUNY capital appropriation.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
August 22, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 8/22/22 E.Hughes

Date: August 22, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Dr. Susan Deer, Officer in Charge
Subject: Creation of the Position of Director of Grants Initiatives

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Hilowitz, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College wishes to move forward with creating the title of Director of Grants Initiatives; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Director of Grants Initiatives.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
August 22, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 8/22/22 E.Hughes
Date: August 22, 2022 To: Board of Trustees From: Dr. Dr. Susan Deer, Officer in Charge Subject: Creation of the Position of Web Development Coordinator

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Hilowitz, and WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and WHEREAS, Rockland Community College wishes to move forward with creating the title of Web Development Coordinator; therefore, be it RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Web Development Coordinator.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, and Frias Sanchez. Nays: none Abstention: none Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions August 22, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 8/22/22 E.Hughes

Date: August 22, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Dr. Susan Deer, Officer in Charge
Subject: Creation of the Position of Assistant Director of Development

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Hilowitz, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College wishes to move forward with creating the title of Assistant Director of Development; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Assistant Director of Development.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
August 22, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 8/22/22 E.Hughes

Date: August 22, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Dr. Susan Deer, Officer in Charge
Subject: Creation of the Position of Communications and Marketing Specialist

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Hilowitz, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College wishes to move forward with creating the title of Communications and Marketing Specialist; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Communications and Marketing Specialist.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz, Ramos, and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 8 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
August 22, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 9/19/22 E.Hughes

Date: September 19, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Dr. Susan Deer, Officer in Charge
Subject: Creation of the Position of Special Assistant to the Officer in Charge

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Ramos, second by Trustee Yeger, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College wishes to move forward with creating the title of Special Assistant to the Officer in Charge; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Special Assistant to the Officer in Charge.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Valentine, Ramos, Yeger, and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 6 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
September 19, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 9/19/22 E.Hughes

Date: September 19, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Susan Deer, Officer in Charge
Subject: Approval of Lowest Qualified Bidder, Executive Search Firm (Merchant Services) Contract Number RFP-BT-01-22

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Ramos, second by Trustee Yeger, and

WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees of Rockland Community College is interested in retaining the services of a higher education executive search firm for the purposes of coordinating the search for a new president for the institution, with a tenure to begin on July I, 2023; and

WHEREAS, A presidential search subcommittee comprised of several members of the Board of Trustees has solicited bids from vendors, analyzed the bids, interviewed several firms, and unanimously selected the lowest qualified vendor providing the best value across all specifications; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees selects the firm of Isaacson Miller to coordinate the 2022-23 presidential search at Rockland Community College for fees and expenses not to exceed $100,000 without future board approval.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Rand, Valentine, Ramos, Yeger, and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 6 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
September 19, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 10/24/22 E.Hughes

Date: October 24, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Susan Deer
Subject: Creation of the Position of Director of Academic Initiatives and Program Development

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Hilowitz, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College has reviewed the organizational structure of Academic Affairs and has found the existing structure insufficient to accomplish the division’s commitment to innovation, creativity, and growth; and

WHEREAS, The position of “Director of Academic Initiatives and Program Development” reflects the college’s commitment to offering academic opportunities that reflect the evolving needs of our students and the broader community; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Director of Academic Initiatives and Program Development.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
October 24, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 10/24/22 E.Hughes

Date: October 24, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Susan Deer
Subject: Creation of the Position of Sam Draper Honors Program Administrator

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Hilowitz, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College has reviewed and updated the existing job description for the Assistant Coordinator of the Sam Draper Honors Program and has found the title to be inadequate for the responsibilities currently required; and

WHEREAS, Current and future students in the Sam Draper Honors Program will be better served by a program committed to innovative recruitment and retention strategies, invested in strong data collection and transparent analysis, and capable of cultivating and empowering both students’ academic success and an increased sense of belonging;

WHEREAS, The Sam Draper Honors Program Administrator title incorporates these priorities and establishes them as expectations of the position; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Sam Draper Honors Program Administrator.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
October 24, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 10/24/22 E.Hughes

Date: October 24, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Susan Deer
Subject: Creation of the Title of Director, Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center and Food Service Operations

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Hilowitz, second by Trustee Valentine, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Members of the Rockland Community College community will be better served with the management and oversight of food service operations associated with the Director, Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center and Food Service Operations title; and

WHEREAS, The responsibilities of the position have been added to the existing job responsibilities of the Director of Hospitality & Culinary Arts, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Director, Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center and Food Service Operations.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Hilowitz, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 7 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
October 24, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 11/14/22 E.Hughes

Date: November 14, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Susan Deer
Subject: Approval to Amend the RCC General Education Requirements

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Hilowitz, and

WHEREAS, The current RCC General Education Requirements need to be amended to better align with the new SUNY General Education Requirements which become effective Fall 2023; and

WHEREAS, The Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee has worked with the faculty to revise the current RCC General Education Requirements; and

WHEREAS, The Faculty Senate has reviewed and approved the amended RCC General Education Requirements; and

WHEREAS, The amended RCC General Education Requirements are endorsed by the Officer in Charge of Academic Affairs; and

WHEREAS, The Officer in Charge has reviewed the amended RCC General Education Requirements and supports the modifications recommended; be it therefore

RESOLVED, That the SUNY Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the amendments to the RCC General Education Requirements effective Fall 2023.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 6 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
November 14, 2022

Existing RCC General Education Requirements:

General Education is an integral part of the students’ total education experience. The program fosters the students’ development of core competencies, attitudes, and values necessary to pursue lifelong learning. Upon completion of the general education core requirements, students will possess the ability to communicate effectively; to problem solve and think analytically; to observe and understand the physical and social world in which we live; to be informed global citizens in a diverse and changing intercultural world.

The following outlines the general education requirements for students who enter the College or begin a new program in the Fall 2015 semester and thereafter. Details may be found on the program-specific degree sheets.

RCC Core Requirements:

Students must complete at least one course from each of the following SUNY General Education categories:

CategoriesCredit Minimum
Basic Communication3 credits
Humanities3 credits
Natural Science3 credits
Mathematics3 credits

Note: A single course cannot be used to satisfy multiple categories. In addition, students seeking an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree must complete a minimum of 30 SUNY General Education credits, in addition to program requirements specific to the program. The areas listed above are 12 of the required 30 credits.

General Education Student Learning Outcomes:

Basic Communication

  • produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms;
  • demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts;
  • research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details;
  • develop proficiency in oral discourse; and·
  • evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria.

Humanities

  • Examine human experience through interpretation of artistic, intellectual, or cultural expression
  • Demonstrate knowledge of diverse philosophical, communicative, linguistic, or literary traditions, as well as key themes, concepts, issues, terminology, and ethical standards in humanities discipline

Natural Science

  • understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis; and
  • application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural ( or physical) sciences.

Mathematics

  • interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics;
  • represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally;
  • employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems;
  • estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness.

Amended RCC General Education Requirements:

General Education is an integral part of the students’ total education experience. The program fosters the students’ development of core competencies, attitudes, and values necessary to pursue lifelong learning. Upon completion of the general education core requirements, students will possess the ability to communicate effectively; to problem solve and think analytically; to observe and understand the physical and social world in which we live; to be informed global citizens in a diverse and changing intercultural world.

The following outlines the general education requirements for students who enter the College or begin a new program in the Fall 2023 semester and thereafter.

RCC Core Requirements:

Students must complete at least one course from each of the following SUNY General Education categories:

CategoriesCredit Minimum
Basic Communication3 credits
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice3 credits
Humanities3 credits
Natural Science3 credits
Mathematics3 credits

Competencies

Critical Thinking and Reasoning
Information Literacy
Health and Wellness

Note: A single course cannot be used to satisfy multiple categories. In addition, students seeking an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) degree must meet the following credit and category requirements for SUNY General Education:

  • At least 30 credits of SUNY GE-approved Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • A minimum of 7 (of 10) knowledge and skills areas, with a minimum of the four specifically required knowledge and skills areas completed during the first 60 credits
  • The two core competencies

The areas listed above are 15 of the required 30 credits and the four specifically required areas as well as the two core competencies.

General Education Student Learning Outcomes:

Basic Communication

  • research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details
  • demonstrate coherent college-level communication (written and oral) that informs, persuades, or otherwise engages with an audience
  • evaluate communication for substances, bias, and intended effect
  • demonstrate the ability to revise and improve written and oral communication

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice

  • describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class and gender
  • analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity
  • apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action

Humanities

  • demonstrate know ledge of the convention and methods of at least one of the humanities
  • recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning though critical reflections on text, visual images or artifacts

Natural Science

  • understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling
  • application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences

Mathematics

  • interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics;
  • represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally;
  • employ quantitative methods such as, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems

Critical Thinking

  • clearly articulate an issue or problem
  • identify, analyze, and evaluate ideas, data, and arguments as they occur in their own or others; work
  • acknowledge limitations such as perspective and bias
  • develop well-reason logical arguments to form judgments and/ or draw conclusions

Information Literacy

  • Locate information effectively using tools appropriate to their need and discipline
  • Evaluate information with an awareness of authority, validity, and bias
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical dimensions of information use, creation, and dissemination

Health and Wellness

  • Identify skills to promote overall health and wellness
  • Apply the practical knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a health-enhancing level of physical activity and lifetime of fitness

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 11/14/22 E.Hughes

Date: November 14, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Susan Deer
Subject: Approval of Creation of the Position of Instructional Designer

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Hilowitz, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, The work of the Online Education and Academic Technology department at Rockland Community College has ·become increasingly important and urgent since the Covid-19 pandemic amplified the demand for remote and asynchronous online learning; and

WHEREAS, TRCC’s faculty need additional support to create online courses that are inclusive and equitable, and that comply with accessibility standards; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Instructional Designer.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Donnellan, Hilowitz and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 6 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
November 14, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 12/12/22 E. Hughes

Date: December 12, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Susan Deer
Subject: Approval of Creation of Position of Assessment Analyst

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Yeger, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College has developed a new job description for the Assessment Analyst; and

WHEREAS, Members of the Rockland Community College community will be better served with increased capacity to support institutional assessment; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of the Assessment Analyst.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 6 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
December 12, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 12/12/22 E. Hughes

Date: December 12, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Susan Deer
Subject: Approval of Creation of Position of Associate Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Yeger, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College has developed a new job description for the Associate Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness; and

WHEREAS, Members of the Rockland Community College community will be better served by formalizing our leadership capacity to support institutional assessment; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Associate Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 6 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
December 12, 2022

Rockland Community College Board of Trustees Approved 12/12/22 E. Hughes

Date: December 12, 2022
To: Board of Trustees
From: Dr. Susan Deer
Subject: Approval of Creation of Position of Career Navigator

MOTION

A motion by Trustee Valentine, second by Trustee Yeger, and

WHEREAS, SUNY requires that each community college Board of Trustees pass a formal resolution when creating a new position title at the respective campus; and

WHEREAS, Rockland Community College has developed a new job description for the Career Navigator; and

WHEREAS, Members of the Rockland Community College community will be better served by creating a standardized class of employees to support career readiness and success; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Rockland Community College Board of Trustees approves the creation of the title of Career Navigator.

ACTION

Yeas: Wortendyke, Eckert, Valentine, Ramos, Yeger and Frias Sanchez.
Nays: none
Abstention: none
Motion passed: 6 yeas, 0 nay, 0 abstentions
December 12, 2022