Senate Officers

Chair: Hisseine Faradj

Vice Chair: TBD

Secretary : Teresa Fisher

Parliamentarian: Larry Brenner

Schedule

The senate meets on Thursdays, once-a-month, during the Fall and Spring semesters.

If you would like to view the meeting on Zoom (view only):

TBD

Meeting ID:
Passcode:

Location: Nichols Hall, 104 (the last meeting each semester is generally in GML Auditorium due to final exams in NI 104)
Time: 12 – 1:50 pm

  • Fall 2024: 9/26, 10/24, 11/21, 12/19
  • Spring 2024: 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/8, 5/15* *tentative meeting

Agenda & Minutes

Please see materials folder link for agenda and related info

For upcoming meeting materials (link changes at least 1 week prior)

For prior meeting materials (link changes at least 1 week prior to next meeting)

For archived meeting materials (2019-present)

For recordings of previous meetings

For the CUNY Academic Works archive

Welcome!

BCC Governance – College Senate

Current Term – Fall 2023 through Spring 2025

The BCC Senate is responsible for the establishment of academic policy and for legislative and advisory functions related to the programs, operations and goals of the College. It is comprised of faculty, student government and administration representatives.

Our meetings are open to the public and we encourage you to attend.  Agendas are available on this page in advance of all meetings.

Functions of the Senate (from the BCC Governance Plan):

  1. The Senate shall have legislative power with regard to:
    • Academic affairs, including curricula, degree requirements, admissions and grading structure.
    • The protection of the academic freedom of students and Instructional Staff.
    • The adoption of Rules of Procedure for itself, its committees and its sub committees.
  1. The Senate shall have the following advisory responsibilities:
    • Participate in the search for and appointment of the President of the College, as requested by the Board of Trustees.
    • Advise on the appointment of all individuals holding Vice President and Dean titles. These recommendations are to be submitted to the President of the College for his/her consideration. 
    • Advise on long range planning to achieve the goals of the College. 
    • Advise on campus life and activities, including ancillary services within the College (including, but not limited to, Auxiliary Enterprises, BCC, Inc. and the Student Election Review Committee), student organizations and community relations.
    • Advise the College’s administrative officers on the formulation and allocation of the College budget, of policies relating to grants, of allocation of space and facilities, and in the making of decisions pertaining to the allocation of resources for educational programs, and for research and scholarly activities.
  1. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Senate shall be fully advised of, shall routinely receive, and shall be free to seek information from the College’s administrative officers on all matters germane to the programs and operations of the College and its facilities.
  1. The College administration shall provide to the Senate in a timely fashion all pertinent information, including information on college resources and policies.
  1. Upon the invitation of the Senate Chairperson, the President shall meet with it to discuss his/her response to its recommendations.

Total voting membership = 60
Quorum = 31
2/3 Majority = 40

Ex-officio Senators (4)

  1. Milton Santiago – College President
  2. Luis Montenegro– Provost & VP of Academic Affairs
  3. Manny Lopez – Acting VP of Student Success
  4. VACANT – VP of Administration & Finance

At-Large Senators (18)

  1. John Athanasourelis – English
  2. Emakoji Ayikoye – Business & Information Systems
  3. Kevin Bozelka – Communication Arts & Sciences
  4. Larry Brenner – Communication Arts & Sciences
  5. Howard Clampman – Business & Information Systems
  6. Hisseine Faradj – Social Sciences
  7. Tanweer Haroon – Business & Information Systems
  8. Noah Jampol – English
  9. Farnaz Kaighobadi – Social Sciences
  10. Peter Kolozi – Social Sciences
  11. Kyeng (Joe) Lee – Biological Sciences
  12. Charles Maliti – Biological Sciences
  13. Carmen Meyers – Communication Arts & Sciences
  14. Maria Psarelli – Mathematics & Computer Science
  15. Nelson Reynoso – Social Sciences
  16. Jonathan Scott – English
  17. Gerard Weber – Social Sciences
  18. John Ziegler – English

At-Large Alternate Senators (5)

  1. Grisel Acosta – English
  2. Teresa Fisher – Communication Arts & Sciences
  3. VACANT
  4. VACANT
  5. VACANT

Department Senators (15)

  1. Andrea Ortuno – Art & Music
  2. Shazia Khan – Biological Sciences
  3. James Cecil Simpson – Business & Information Systems
  4. Chelia Cullen – Chemistry, Earth Sciences, & Environmental Sciences
  5. Sara Brady – Communication Arts & Sciences
  6. Barbara Caballero Flores – Education & Academic Literacy
  7. Harrison Carranza – Engineering, Physics & Technology
  8. Melissa Coss – English
  9. Ulana Lysniak – Health, Physical Education & Recreation
  10. Seth Offenbach – History
  11. Michael Miller – Library
  12. Kerry Ojakian – Mathematics & Computer Science
  13. Shanell Rawls – Nursing & Allied Health Sciences
  14. Jawied Nawabi – Social Sciences
  15. Salvador Salazar – World Languages and Cultures

Department Alternate Senators (15)

  1. Patricia Cazorla – Art & Music
  2. Diane P. Banks – Biological Sciences
  3. Thomas D’Arrigo – Business Information Systems
  4. Julio Garay – Chemistry, Earth Sciences, & Environmental Sciences
  5. Theresa Smalec – Communication Arts & Sciences
  6. Steve Powers – Education & Academic Literacy
  7. Mohammad Nizamuddin – Engineering, Physics & Technology
  8. Sharmila Mukherjee – English
  9. Tiquana Gatlin – Health, Physical Education & Recreation
  10. Raquel Otheguy – History
  11. VACANT – Library
  12. Zhe Wang – Mathematics & Computer Science
  13. Manish Sharma – Nursing & Allied Health Sciences
  14. Monique Guishard – Social Sciences
  15. Silvia Carlorosi – World Languages and Cultures

Adjunct Senators (2)

  1. VACANT
  2. VACANT

Adjunct Alternate Senator (1)

  1. VACANT

CLT Senators (2)

  1. Bubacarr Bah – Education & Academic Literacy
  2. Martha Sanchez – Library

CLT Alternate Senator (1)

  1. Lourdes Rosario – Biological Sciences

HEO Senators (3)

  1. Katherine Acevedo-Coppa – Academic Affairs
  2. Chris Efthimiou – Institutional Research
  3. Albert Robinson – CTLT

HEO Alternate Senator (1)

  1. Grisselle Nadal- Legal Counsel & Labor Designee

Registrar Senator (1)

  1. Karen Thomas

Student Government Senators (15)

  1. Krishta Fernandez – SGA President
  2. Linmi Aviles – SGA Vice President
  3. Angel Anazco – SGA Legal Legislator
  4. Yeni Bautista – SGA Treasurer
  5. Waaris Badirou- SGA Secretary
  6. Cadell Canzius
  7. Nicolas Fernandez
  8. Noelia Tavarez
  9. Blessing Thomas
  10. Samantha Ventura
  11. Shaylan White
  12. (vacant)
  13. (vacant)
  14. (vacant)

CUNY University Faculty Senate (UFS)

BCC maintains a delegation of representatives on CUNY’s university-wide senate.
Current BCC senators are:

  1. Farnaz Kaighobadi (Liaison to BCC Senate), term ends 2024
  2. Emakoji Ayikoye, term ends 2024
  3. Tamar Rothenberg, term ends 2026
  4. Teresa Fisher, term ends 2026
  5. Katherine Culkin, term ends 2026
  6. VACANT
  7. Alternate – VACANT
  8. Alternate – VACANT

To visit the UFS website follow this link: CUNY University Faculty Senate

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