Bronx Community College Strategic Plan (2000-2025)
Prepare, Inspire, Empower
Guiding Principles: Accountability, Communication, Empowerment, Equity, Integrity, Respect
Mission: BCC prepares, inspires, and empowers our richly diverse student body with a quality educational experience that facilitates social mobility, lifelong learning, and engaged citizenship.
Goal 1: Foster Student Success
Objective 1.1: Promote Student Engagement and Success Behaviors
Restructure, consolidate, improve, and integrate student services to support, track, and develop student engagement and success behaviors.
Develop clear, consistent Growth Mindset and Intelligent Practice messaging,
programming, and assessment across the campus.
Improve and coordinate all communications with and about students (including communication of policies, regulations, protocols, and procedures) in transparent and user-friendly formats.
Promote and reinforce both active teaching and learning for application.
Objective 1.2: Support Holistic Needs of All Students
Expand and improve efforts to provide financial supports and financial literacy training for students.
Support the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of students.
Develop expanded and integrated programming for specific populations (adults, online, Honors, at-risk,and international students) using best practices from what we have done and learned.
Objective 1.3: Facilitate Improvement through Assessment
Develop and maximize the utilization and impact of e-tools to support systematic tracking, reporting, and analysis of feedback, self-reflection, student actions, and outcomes.
Further develop the assessment program, including the use of formative assessment to inform improvements; the use of summative assessment to demonstrate learning/success outcomes; and the development of mechanisms to support, collect, and organize assessment results
Goal 2: Advance Academic Excellence
Objective 2.1: Strengthen the Effectiveness of Curricula and Programs
Consistent with the Academic Master Plan (AMP), develop, implement, and accelerate efforts to support curricular and programmatic improvement in alignment with educational and employment trends and student needs.
Develop and implement an Integration Plan for basic and higher-order thinking (critical thinking, quantitative literacy, information literacy, visual literacy) skills across the curriculum.
Increase efforts to promote students’ job readiness and career success.
Expand partnerships with industry, senior colleges, and international institutions.
Objective 2.2: Support Excellent Teaching, Scholarship of Teaching/Learning, and Faculty Diversity
Develop roadmaps of professional development and mentorship for all faculty built around student learning-centered pedagogies and assessment.
Increase faculty diversity and mentorship/retention of underrepresented faculty and staff.
Objective 2.3: Facilitate Improvement through Assessment
Further develop the Academic Assessment Program, including the use of formative assessment to inform improvements; the use of summative assessment to demonstrate learning/success outcomes; and the development of mechanisms to support, collect, and organize assessment results.
Goal 3: Strengthen Institutional Effectiveness
Objective 3.1: Increase Enrollment and Retention
Create a Strategic Enrollment Plan with corresponding structures, functions, accountabilities, and targets.
Objective 3.2: Improve College Operations and Facilitate Improvement through Assessment
Leverage technology to develop systems, structures, and communication vehicles to improve transparency, efficiency, and communication, including improvement and dissemination of budget/administrative reports.
Strengthen oversight and accountability processes, benchmarks, and dashboards, utilizing existing structures (annual and periodic reports and assessments, administrative council, senate committees) to: (1) further develop administrative assessment, review and improvement processes, (2) develop budget recommendations, priorities and decisions supporting the college’s core functions and strategic priorities, and (3) inform emergency planning and recovery processes.
Create, update, and utilize policy and procedure manuals and documentation for all administrative processes.
Objective 3.3: Enhance the Campus Physical Environment
a. Improve the condition of facilities, including: (1) daily maintenance and cleaning; and (2) utilizing assessments of infrastructure systems and life cycle duration to inform actionable items and priorities as well as longer-term facilities planning.
Objective 3.4: Strengthen Campus Climate and Community Impact
Improve campus climate, through the development of campus traditions, recognition programs, equity initiatives and by defining campus principles in behavioral terms.
Develop and increase opportunities for faculty/staff professional development and growth.
Engage all faculty, students, and staff in active civic and community service.
Formalize orientation/professional development program for all new campus leaders (department chairs, senate members, committee chairs, student government, etc.).
Organization of the College
Office of the President
Milton Santiago, Ed.D.
Contact: Amirah Cousins Melendez
Confidential Executive Assistant to the President
Language Hall [LH], Room 27 | 718.289.5155
The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the College and acts as an advisor and executive agent of the Chancellor and Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. The President exercises general superintendence over the facilities, concerns, officers, employees and students of the College while also having immediate supervision and full discretionary power to carry into effect the bylaws, resolutions and policies of the Board and the lawful resolutions of any board committees. The President is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the educational standards and general excellence of the College and fulfills these responsibilities through the general supervision of the Executive Cabinet, Executive Council, College Personnel, and Budget Committees. The Executive Cabinet consists of the Vice President and Provost for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Student Success, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Vice President for Advancement, Communication and External Relations, the Executive Legal Counsel and Deputy to the President, the Dean for Research, Planning and Assessment and the Dean of Workforce and Economic Development. In addition, the Chief Diversity Office and the Executive Director of the Bronx Economic Opportunity Center report directly to the President.
Division of Academic Affairs
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Luis Montenegro, Ph.D.
Language Hall [LH], Room D11 | 718.289.5139
The principal goal of the division is to provide the resources necessary to promote students’ academic success. We accomplish this goal by collaborating with our colleagues across the College to prepare students academically, professionally and personally. This includes the recruitment, development and retention of outstanding faculty and staff; building successful pipelines from our pre-college programs into more than 40 academic programs; and providing academic advising, coaching, tutoring and other support services that empower students to become lifelong learners. Among our educational initiatives are the First-Year Program, which is an innovative approach to preparing first-year students for success in their academic journeys at the College, and ASAP (Accelerated Study in Associate Programs), which provides advising and financial support that helps students graduate on time with their associate degrees. We also pursue collaborations with other institutions and entities, from local high schools, regional colleges, community groups, and education providers, to non-US universities in nations such as India and Ecuador, bringing additional educational enrichment and opportunities to our students and graduates. BCC is an active participant in multiple CUNY-wide academic initiatives, including the Academic Momentum 2.0 campaign, which is focused on student transfer success after graduation with an associate degree. The BCC Division of Academic Affairs, led by the Provost, is committed to our students’ academic success and excellence.
Division of Student Success
Vice President, Student Success
Irene R. Delgado, Ph.D.
Loew Hall [LO], Room | 718.289.5278
The Division of Student Success is committed to developing and supporting the whole student inside and outside the classroom. From our nationally accredited Early Childcare Center to our Food Pantry, from our Military Friendly gold level Veteran and Military Affairs office to our CUNY-Athletics champions, we match our students’ desires and needs. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive campus community for all students through our programming, services and spaces. “Broncos” are involved in student organizations/government, clubs, sports, leadership and community service opportunities.
Division of Enrollment Management
Bernard J. Gantt, Ph.D.
Colston Hall [CO], Room 508 | 718.289.5887
The Division of Enrollment Management includes the core enrollment management offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Financial Services. The division also encompasses the enrollment pipeline offices of Adult Basic Education and Training Program, Bronx Opportunity Network, Collaborative Programs, College Discovery, College Now, CUNY EDGE, Early College Initiatives, Future Now, Liberty Partnership, Upward Bound, and the Integrated Communication Center (ICC).
The Vice President of Enrollment Management is responsible for providing strategic and innovative leadership in advancing and managing student enrollment strategies including plan implementation. The Vice President for Enrollment Management ensures that institutional policies and practices provide fair and equitable treatment of all applicants and students, as well as ensuring that all programs and services in the Division of Enrollment Management comply with relevant federal and state laws and The City University of New York regulations and policies while executing the Division’s mission.
The mission of the Division of Enrollment Management is to support the vision of the president; uphold the mission of Bronx Community College; strategically strengthen the competitiveness of BCC in achieving enrollment goals; and collaborate with campus partners to provide information and services to enhance student success. The offices within the Division provide the foundation of support and services for the academic infrastructure throughout the student lifecycle.
The Division of Administration and Finance
Interim Vice President
Milton Santiago, Ed.D.
South Hall [SH], Room 211 | 718.289.5127
The Division of Administration and Finance oversees the financial, business, information technology, physical plant, human capital, safety, campus planning and campus service operations at Bronx Community College. Our team includes the people who design, maintain and clean the buildings and grounds, collect tuition, strategically align resources to academic programs and administrative initiatives, procure goods and services, manage human resources, operate computer systems, support special events, conferences and enhanced campus services, provide patrol, emergency preparedness and response and oversee health and safety services to the campus community. We are committed to providing leadership and superior service and stewardship of our facilities and in effective and efficient resource management, to engaging in sound ethical policies and professional best practices, and to utilizing innovative skills and technology to support the overall mission of teaching, research and public service.
Division of Advancement, Communications and External Relations
Eddy Bayardelle, Ph.D.
Philosophy Hall [PH], Room 26A | 718.289.5185
The Division of Advancement, Communications and External Relations is the bridge between Bronx Community College (BCC) and the world beyond its gates. The Division links academic programs to business and industry, alumni, foundations, corporations, government agencies, the media and community-based organizations. The Division is BCC’s main philanthropic arm, creating partnerships with public and private donors to secure resources that support essential programs and services for students, faculty and the community. The Division is also responsible for enhancing the College’s reputation through social media, the press and the development of effective marketing campaigns.
History of Bronx Community College
Bronx Community College was established in 1957 to meet the growing demand for higher education in the borough. Classes began with 125 students on February 2, 1959, at Creston Avenue and 184th Street. With Dr. Morris Meister as its first president, the College soon developed into a much-acclaimed community college offering a broad range of academic programs. Dr. James A. Colston became the second president of Bronx Community College on August 1, 1966, following Dr. Meister’s retirement. In 1973, the New York State Dormitory Authority acquired New York University’s University Heights Campus for BCC. That fall, the College opened its doors at those 45 acres overlooking the Harlem River. Upon Dr. Colston’s retirement in 1976, Dr. Morton Rosenstock was named acting president. On September 1, 1977, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. became the College’s third president. During his 17-year tenure, BCC increased its partnerships with businesses and industry that better ensured the success of graduates. New programs were developed in the expanding fields of health, technology and human services. Dr. Leo A. Corbie was named acting president following Dr. Brown’s retirement in June 1993. Dr. Carolyn G. Williams became BCC’s fourth president on August 26, 1996. During her 15-year tenure, national and international outreach programs were expanded. This included study abroad in Austria and South Africa.
Construction of North Hall and Library began in the spring of 2009. Spring 2011 saw the opening of The Children’s Center building, an affordable, high quality, early childhood center serving students who are also parents. On July 1, 2011, Dr. Carole M. Berotte Joseph became BCC’s fifth president. Under her leadership, the new North Hall and Library was completed. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the new library complements the original master plan by Stanford White for the New York University campus. In October 2012, the U.S. Department of the Interior designated the campus a National Historic Landmark, making it the first community college campus to earn such a distinction. Dr. Eduardo J. Martí was named interim president in October 2014.
Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe became the sixth president of Bronx Community College on August 17, 2015. Prior to coming to BCC, President Isekenegbe had 30 years of experience at both two-year and four- year institutions of higher education in Nigeria and the United States — most recently as President of Cumberland County College in New Jersey. Shortly after President Isekenegbe assumed the leadership of Bronx Community College, BCC was chosen to become the first college in The City University of New York to expand the highly effective student support initiative Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP). He launched the reorganization of the school administration to more effectively serve students and oversaw the physical transformation of the BCC campus as well, from a major redesign of the central quad to an effort to preserve the Stanford White-designed Gould Memorial Library. He also led the execution of BCC’s Strategic Plan for building “A Community of Excellence” as part of our Middle States reaccreditation.
In March of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced BCC to close its campus. But the College continued its classes, services and activities online. That required everything from equipping all students and teachers with the technology for distance learning to holding virtual classes for those who needed training in teaching remotely. The entire ‘20-’21 academic year was also conducted remotely, culminating in online commencement ceremonies for the Classes of 2020 and 2021. The global pandemic resulted in new modalities of online learning, which became part of the fabric of BCC. Through Dr. Isekenegbe’s leadership, students, faculty and staff navigated through COVID, helping to provide the tools, tactics, training and support necessary for successful learning in an online environment and pivot to Hybrid and Hyflex learning post-pandemic. Dr. Isekenegbe worked with Administration to offer seven fully online courses for fall, ‘23 with more to follow in spring, ’24, helping to broaden the BCC student demographic and geographic boundaries.
During his tenure, Dr. Isekenegbe fostered invaluable relationships with elected officials in the Bronx and beyond, generating increased funding for BCC’s infrastructure, programs and workforce, and increased visibility for the institution. Frequent visitors to campus included esteemed political leaders such as New York State Governor Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, United States Senator for New York Kirsten Gillibrand and New York State Senator James Sanders, Jr. Keynote Commencement speakers have included United States Senator for New York Chuck Schumer and New York State Attorney General Letitia James, recipient of the 2023 Presidential Award.
Known for his dedication, concern, care, communication and support for our students, Dr. Isekenegbe retired effective August 18, 2023. Dr. Milton Santiago, previously BCC’s Interim Vice President of Administration and Finance, assumed the role of Interim President on August 21, 2023.
Today, Bronx Community College offers a rich array of courses in the arts and humanities and ever-expanding opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, where demand for well-trained specialists is high. With a student population of more than 6,000, representing some 100 countries of origin, we are committed to providing all who seek to study at Bronx Community College with the tools for future success at a four-year institution or in a career of their choice.
Bronx Community College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools — Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680; 267.284.5000). Website: http://www.msche.org/
The Automotive Technology Program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation (1503 Edwards Ferry Rd., NE, Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176; 703-669-6650) Website: http://www.aseeducation.org/
The programs in Business and Information Systems are accredited nationally by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356). Website: http://www.acbsp.org/
The Electronic Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ABET, 111 Market Pl., Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; 410.347.7700). Website: http://www.abet.org/
The Medical Laboratory Technician program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; (773) 714-8880). Website: www.naacls.org
The Nuclear Medicine Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT, 2000 W. Danforth Rd., Suite 130, No. 203, Edmond, OK 73003; 405-285-0546). Website: http://jrcnmt.org/
The Paralegal Studies Program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654-7598; 312-988-5000). Website: http://www.americanbar.org/aba.html
The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; 312-704-5300). Website: http://www.jrcert.org/
The RN Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000). Website: http://acenursing.org/
The New York State Board of Regents, through the Division of Higher Education of the New York State Department of Education, has chartered and approved all curricula and programs of Bronx Community College.
Statement on CUNY Policy of Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination
The City University of New York (“University” or “CUNY”), located in a historically diverse municipality, is committed to a policy of equal employment and equal access in its educational programs and activities. Diversity, inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination are central to the mission of the University.
It is the policy of the University—applicable to all colleges and units—to recruit, employ, retain, promote, and provide benefits to employees (including paid and unpaid interns) and to admit and provide services for students without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, or any other legally prohibited basis in accordance with federal, state and city laws.
This policy covers prohibited harassment based on all protected characteristics other than sex. Sex-based harassment and sexual violence are covered by CUNY’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct.
This Policy also prohibits retaliation for reporting or opposing discrimination, or cooperating with an investigation of a discrimination complaint. As a public university system, CUNY adheres to federal, state and city laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Should any federal, state or city law or regulation be adopted that prohibits discrimination based on grounds or characteristics not included in this Policy, discrimination on those additional bases will also be prohibited by this Policy.
The City University of New York (“CUNY”) is committed to addressing discrimination and retaliation reports promptly, consistently, and fairly. The following publicly available form allows for the submission of a report of discrimination and / or retaliation, as prohibited by and defined in CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination (“EO Policy”). For reports of sexual harassment or sexual violence, including sexual assault, stalking, domestic and intimate violence, please follow the process outlined in CUNY’s Policy on Sexual Misconduct. This report will be submitted to the Chief Diversity Officer of the CUNY College or school that is implicated. The Chief Diversity Officer will review this report thoroughly and take appropriate action, which may include reaching out to the reporting individual for more information or to explore next steps. A report may be made anonymously. An anonymous report will be taken seriously and reviewed thoroughly; however, the ability to investigate an anonymous report and pursue further action may be limited.
A student whose complaint is related to a handicap or disability condition may contact either:
The Director of the Office of Disability Services
Loew Hall [LO], Room 213 | 718.289.5880
The Office of Affirmative Action Compliance and Diversity
Language Hall [LH], Room 31 | 718.289.5154
Roscoe Brown Student Center [BC], First Floor – 111B | 718.289.5365
The Campus Service Center provides customer service and support to the Campus Community. The Campus Service Center is conveniently located on the main floor of the Roscoe Brown Student Center and is designed to be the hub for all campus services, including the virtual bookstore book distribution, mail/ messenger, and parking permit issuance. This team also provides coordination and monitoring for third-party contract service providers, such as vending, cafeteria and copiers. The Center also administers the Bronco Card program and provides the associated customer service support. A key goal of Campus Services is to facilitate a top-tier, full-service experience for our students and support a compliant, self-sustaining and financially productive auxiliary service program.
IT Service Desk (formerly TSC)
Roscoe Brown Student Center [BC], Room 308 Students: 718.289.5970/Faculty: Ext. 5969
Support the rapid transition to online teaching and learning, the College has enhanced the mission of the IT Service Desk to provide a single point of support for your software and technology needs. Technicians are available by email, phone or by visiting the IT Service Desk on the 3rd floor of Roscoe Brown Service Center. Technicians can assist with password resets, software access, hardware and audio visual and classroom equipment needs.
Mobile Device/Laptop Loaner Program
In March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the College significantly expanded and centralized the long-term laptop loaner program for faculty, staff and students. Interested faculty, staff and student can visit the website for more information and to complete the laptop request form. The program is administered by the IT Service Desk and strives to ensure all members of the college community can fully participate in online teaching, learning and work.
Bronco Card Program
The Bronco Card Program provides cardholders with seamless/cashless access to on-campus services, products and discounts. All faculty, staff, students and authorized persons who have an ID card are provided the opportunity to utilize a virtual Bronco Account, linked to their ID card and mobile ID. Faculty, students and staff can add value to their Bronco Account through the BCC mobile app, the online portal, or at one of the many Cash Management Stations located on campus. The card can currently be used for student print, cafeteria, café, bookstore, and in the Campus Service Center.
Public Safety provides comprehensive services to maintain a safe and secure campus environment that is conducive to learning, working and visiting. These services are dispatched from a central command, communications and surveillance center that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services include patrols, escort, emergency response, transportation, investigation, identification and access services. Public Safety also coordinates space use and conference planning through the Events Management Team and employs an All-Hazard Preparedness model through coordination with the Office of Environmental Safety and Health. The Public Safety Communications and Surveillance Center can be reached at 718.289.5911 for emergencies and 718.289.5390 for information or non-emergencies. The Director of Public Safety can be reached at 718.289.5876. As per the Clery Act, an Annual Security Report including campus crime statistics is published yearly, a copy can be obtained from the College’s website at https://www.bcc.cuny. edu/campus-resources/public-safety/. Copies may also be obtained at the Department of Public Safety and the Offices of Admissions, Human Resources and Workforce Development and Continuing Education. Information will include all of the statistics that the campus is required to ascertain under Title 20 of the United States Code, Section 1092(O).
Bronx Community College is situated on a beautiful 45- acre campus, high above the Harlem River. The buildings originally housed the New York University undergraduate program and include several landmark structures, including the first “Hall of Fame” in the United States.
Points of Interest
• Gould Memorial Library
• Hall of Fame for Great Americans
• Modern Art Installation at the University Gate
• Monument Hill
• Memorial Walk
• Meister Overhang
The BCC campus has three major auditoriums. The largest is in Gould Memorial Library [GM]. Its capacity of 650 makes it an ideal venue for a variety of events including College convocations, cultural programs and community activities. The Hall of Fame Playhouse in the Roscoe Brown Student Center [BC], with a capacity of 350, is used as a theater for dramatic productions, musicals and concerts. Schwendler Auditorium in Meister Hall [ME], which seats 186, is also used for concerts and community activities.
Gymnasium and Cardio–Pool and Fitness Center
The Pool, gymnasium, cardio–fitness center and weight training areas — located in Alumni Gym — are used by the College’s Department of Health, Physical Education and Wellness classes. The facilities are also available for student, faculty, and staff recreational use during specified hours. A new outdoor fitness center has been installed adjacent to the track and field.
The College participates in the Akademos virtual bookstore, which provides easy access to all required and supplementary textbooks and supplies, collegebranded memorabilia, sportswear and spiritwear. Visit the online store at BCCbooks.com. Students may opt to have books delivered to the campus for pick-up at the Campus Service Center, located on the main floor of the Roscoe Brown Service Center.
The College online bookstore has partnered with BLICK U to make ordering your course supplies easier. When signing up for your course in CUNYfirst, and purchasing your books through the online bookstore, you can add the BLICK U Card to your cart for each Art Class that has required materials. After check-out, you will receive instructions for redeeming your card on the Blick.com site.
To redeem your Blick U Card:
Visit the Blick.com site and follow the tab on the top left “For Educators”. Once on that page, scroll down to the Services Section and click on the “Blick U” option, and then click on “Students Find Your Blick Course Supply List Here.” You will be prompted to enter “New York” and “CUNY-Bronx Community College.” You will then see the listing of courses that have prescribed materials lists. Click on your Course Name to view the list of required and recommended items for your course. Please note your Blick U card denomination will provide for required items only. Click on “Add to Cart” and follow the instructions to go to your cart for checkout and to enter delivery instructions.
The College strives to provide high-quality, fresh, healthy and varied food options at a reasonable cost. The main food service location is the cafeteria on the main floor of the Roscoe Brown Student Center [BC].
The College has also installed vending markets in the lobby of Meister Hall and the lobby of Community Hall. Don’t forget to use your Bronco Card for purchases. Student purchases are tax-free!
The Cafeteria has microwaves for easy access and self-service.
Vending: The College has installed snack and beverage vending machines conveniently across campus. You can use your Bronco Card at all machines.
The BCC Staff Room located on the second floor of Roscoe Brown [BC], provides a quiet spot to meet or eat.
Bronx Community College Association, Inc.
Chair: Dr. Irene R. Delgado, Vice President, Student Success
Loew Hall [LO], Room 201 | 718.289.5869
The Bronx Community College Association, Inc., is a chartered corporation with a Board of Directors comprised of students, faculty and administrators. Dr. Irene R. Delgado, Vice President of Student Success serves as Chair of the Association. The principle purpose for which the Association has been created is to fund extra-curricular programming and activities through Student Activities Fees and other authorized sources of income, including, but not limited to, publications and other media, social and cultural activities, assistance to registered student organizations, recreational and athletic programs, student government, community service programs, the Early Childhood Center, Health Services and other student services and enhancement of the College and University environment.
Bronx Community College Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation
Chair: Andrea Pinnock, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Business
The Bronx Community College Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation is a chartered corporation with a Board of Directors comprised of students, faculty and administrators. Andrea Pinnock serves as Chair of the Auxiliary. The Auxiliary provides support for campus and educational services to help ensure high-quality, reliable, customer service-oriented services to Bronx Community College students, faculty and staff by supporting campus services and contracts, such as dining, vending, print, bookstore, parking, shuttle, and campus card services. Funds from commissions and rentals are reinvested to enhance campus services, initiatives and programs including: Presidential Grants, local building improvement projects, healthy/ sustainability and beautification initiatives and events and marketing efforts.
Office: North Hall and Library [NL], Levels II and III
Chairperson and Chief Librarian: Professor Michael J. Miller
Professor: Michael J. Miller
Associate Professors: Carl Andrews, Jesus Sanabria, Nelson Santana, Cynthia Tobar
Assistant Professors: Tokunbo Adeshina, Jacob Adler,
Emma Antobam-Ntekudzi, Michael Kahn, LaRoi Lawton, James Watson
Lecturer: Katherine Parsons
Chief College Laboratory Technician: Erma Nieves
Senior College Laboratory Technicians: Joanne Canales, Martha Sanchez
CUNY Office Assistants: Nallely Arias, Darren Chase, William Hopkins, Davy Kak, Jose Lora, Juliet Mignott, Darryl Mundy, Sidney Sao, Ronise Springer
The BCC Library provides essential support for academic success. Come browse the collection at the library in North Hall and visit the Library website at http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/library. Collections include resources for every discipline taught at the College in diverse formats, including books, CDs, DVDs, videocassettes, periodicals, reference sources and full-text digital delivered via licensed electronic databases. Copiers, computers and printers are available for student use.
The BCC Library offers students, faculty and staff privileges, including access to all CUNY libraries’ collections and remote access to BCC full-text electronic resources. BCC Library also provides access to collections of other research libraries through resource–sharing initiatives.
Librarians have faculty rank and are dedicated to providing learning support for academic success. Students should seek out reference librarians, ask questions and learn about resources available to support their academic achievement.
Faculty may schedule library instruction classes for hands-on, customized instruction focusing on specific assignments. BCC Faculty and librarians collaborate to empower students to master information literacy competencies to achieve lifelong learning and career goals. To schedule a class, contact the Head of Learning Services at 718.289.5348 or the Learning Services staff at 718.289.5347.
Faculty may place materials on reserve for student use. Call 718.289.5947 for assistance with reserve services. Research needs of faculty members are supported via inter-library loan, document delivery and cooperative agreements with other research libraries.
This is your library. Use it and learn about the resources and services available to you. Open seven days a week during the fall and spring academic semesters, with many resources available 24/7, the BCC Library delivers essential access to technology, information sources and research tools.
We welcome your input. Please direct any questions to Professor Michael J. Miller, Chief Librarian, at 718.289.5439.
New York State Requirements for Degree Types
Students who graduate from Bronx Community College fulfill New York State Education Department (SED) requirements for courses in the liberal arts and sciences in four subject areas: humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Each BCC program , typically requiring 60 total credits, meets the percentage of liberal arts and science credits that SED requires for associate degrees:
Associate in Arts (AA):
45 credits (3/4 of coursework)
Associate in Science (AS):
30 credits (1/2 of coursework)
Associate in Applied Science (AAS):
20 credits (1/3 of coursework)
Liberal arts and science credit is found in Pathways Common Core Requirements. Some programs also include liberal arts and science courses as major requirements.
General Education at BCC is defined by the CUNY-wide 30-credit Pathways core. Pathways provides a set of General Education Requirements that every student must complete as part of the coursework necessary to earn an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS). Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degrees must include a minimum of 20 credits of the Pathways core.
The CUNY Pathways core includes the following areas as codified by CUNY Board of Trustees resolutions. (Consult with your advisor for guidance regarding core requirements specific to your degree at BCC.)
Required Common Core
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning
Life and Physical Sciences
Flexible Common Core
World Cultures and Global Issues
U.S. Experience in its Diversity
Individual and Society
Information on which BCC courses apply to the preceding Pathways areas can be found at www.bcc.cuny.edu/academics/academic-programs/cunypathways
Student learning outcomes in the Pathways core are as follows:
Required Common Core
A student will:
Read and listen critically and analytically, including identifying an argument’s major assumptions and assertions and evaluating its supporting evidence.
Write clearly and coherently in varied, academic formats (such as formal essays, research papers and reports) using standard English and appropriate technology to
critique and improve one’s own and others’ texts.
Demonstrate research skills using appropriate technology, including gathering, evaluating and synthesizing primary and secondary sources.
Support a thesis with well-reasoned arguments, and communicate persuasively across a variety of contexts, purposes, audiences and media.
Formulate original ideas and relate them to the ideas of others by employing the conventions of ethical attribution and citation.
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning
A student will:
Interpret and draw appropriate inferences from quantitative representations, such as formulas, graphs, or tables.
Use algebraic, numerical, graphical, or statistical methods to draw accurate conclusions and solve mathematical problems.
Represent quantitative problems expressed in natural language in a suitable mathematical format.
Effectively communicate quantitative analysis or solutions to mathematical problems in written or oral form.
Evaluate solutions to problems for reasonableness using a variety of means, including informed estimation.
Apply mathematical methods to problems in other fields of study.
Life and Physical Sciences
A student will:
Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a life or physical science.
Apply the scientific method to explore natural phenomena, including hypothesis development, observation, experimentation, measurement, data analysis and data presentation.
Use the tools of a scientific discipline to carry out collaborative laboratory investigations.
Gather, analyze, and interpret data and present it in an effective written laboratory or fieldwork report.
Identify and apply research ethics and unbiased assessment in gathering and reporting scientific data.
Flexible Common Core
A student will:
Gather, interpret, and assess information from a variety of sources and points of view.
Evaluate evidence and arguments critically or analytically.
Produce well-reasoned written or oral arguments using evidence to support conclusions.
The three previously mentioned student outcomes are required of all courses in the Flexible Common Core. All courses in the Flexible Common Core have an additional three student learning outcomes that vary within the guidelines of the Pathways area (e.g., World Cultures and Global Issues, U.S. Experience in its Diversity, etc.). Please see Appendix A for additional information about the flexible common core, including additional student learning outcomes in each flexible core area.
Note that 4-credit STEM Variant courses will be assessed using SLOs specific to the course that may be independent of Pathways.
More information on the Pathways core — including its history and policies — can be found at http://www2.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/undergraduate-studies/pathways/