University Goal: Raise Academic Quality

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Appendix 16

Lehman College


The City University of New York

College Goals and Targets

Year End Report for 2002-2003

University Goal: Raise Academic Quality

Objective: 1. Promote CUNY flagship programs and strengthen premier campus programs
Indicator 1. Outstanding faculty hired
Division of Arts and Humanities
Target: The Division will hire outstanding faculty in the following areas: Black Studies, Mass Communication, Music, Theatre, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Languages Other than English (LOTE) for Bronx-Upper Manhattan Consortium, Interdisciplinary Studies for upper level LEH courses and General Education.
Outcome: Target achieved.

1. An Assistant Professor of Black Studies, Noelle Morrissette, has been hired for the 2003-04 academic year with a start date of September 1, 2003. Dr. Morrissette has a Ph.D. in African-American Studies and English Literature from Yale University and has been a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Oberlin College for the past two years.

2. There were two hires, a Lecturer and Assistant Professor, in Mass Communication. Thomas O’Hanlon, who has years of experience as a radio announcer, was hired at the rank of Lecturer and James Carney, former director of the public access channel BronxNet, was appointed Assistant Professor.

3. The Department of Music recruited two Assistant Professors, Dr. Joanne Chang, a pianist with the degree of Doctor of Music Education from Columbia University, and Dr. Timothy Polashek, with the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition with a specialization in electronic music from Columbia University. Professor Marta Ghezzo, a specialist in ear training, has been transferred with tenure from Kingsborough Community College to the Lehman Department of Music.

4. In the Theatre Program William Hoffman, the librettist for the Metropolitan Opera production of John Corigliano’s “The Ghosts of Versailles” and author of the plays “As Is” and “Chico de Jazzz” has been appointed to a tenure-track Associate Professor line beginning September 1, 2003.
5. The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences has recruited an Assistant Professor, Dr. Cheryl Smith Gabig, who has a Ph.D. in Speech Pathology from the University of Connecticut and a clinical private practice with an emphasis on language disorders and language-learning disabilities; an Associate Professor with tenure, Dr. Stephen Cavallo, who has a Ph.D. in Speech Science from Columbia University and was Department Chair at Adelphi University from 1998-2002; and a Professor with tenure, John Locke, a neurolinguist who taught for many years at the University of Maryland, Sheffield University in England, and most recently as Visiting Professor of Speech Pathology at New York University.
6. The Department of Languages and Literatures hired Assistant Professor Mayra Bonet as the language coordinator for the Bronx-Upper Manhattan LOTE consortium. Dr. Bonet has an M.A. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras and a Ph.D. in Spanish-American literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
7. The English Department hired Dr. Grace Bullaro, recipient of the Lehman Adjunct Teacher of the Year Award in 2001, to teach interdisciplinary upper level LEH courses as well as comparative literature.
Division of Education
Target: Complete recruitment of flagship lines in Middle and High School Education and Specialized Services in Education.
Outcome: Target partially achieved.

The flagship/cluster line in Social Studies Education in the Department of Middle and High School Education has been accepted by Professor Geoffrey Cabat. Professor Cabat earned his Ph.D. in History from New York University and an M.A. in History from the University of Michigan. Prior to serving as Supervisor of Social Studies and Extended School Programs in Princeton, New Jersey, Dr. Cabat held a variety of positions with the New York City Schools, including Assistant Principal.

Since the candidate identified for the position in Specialized Services in Education was already a CUNY faculty member, albeit on another campus, the flagship line was transferred to the Department of Early Childhood and Childhood Education (flagship lines must be used to recruit external candidates). A search will be initiated to fill the position in the Department of Early Childhood and Childhood Education.
Division of Natural and Social Sciences
Target: Complete recruitment of flagship hire in the Department of Biological Sciences, Plant Sciences Program.
Outcome: Target achieved.

Dr. Zhi-Liang (John) Zheng has been hired and will assume the position of Assistant Professor of Biology, September, 2003. Dr. Zheng obtained his Ph.D. at Ohio State University in 1999 and has been a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside, from 1999 to the present.

Target: Complete design and renovation of Davis Hall laboratory for flagship hire.
Outcome: In progress.

The renovation plans for Davis Hall Rooms 107-109 have been completed and sent out for bid. The renovations are expected to be completed by September, 2003.

Lehman College Library
Target: The Library will appoint three new librarians: Evening and Weekend Public Services Librarian, Reference/Internet Librarian and Government Documents/Reference Librarian.
Outcome: Target achieved.

Three new librarians were hired: Dr. Yi Sheng, Assistant Professor, Evening and Weekend Public Services Librarian, Ms. Galina Letnikova, Lecturer, Reference/Internet Librarian and Mr. Robert Farrell, Lecturer, Government Documents/Reference Librarian. The new librarians began work on September 1, 2002.

Indicator 2: Recognition/validation from external sources
Target: Improve College’s overall rankings in both US News and World Report and the Hispanic Outlook. US News and World Report the College is ranked in Tier 4, the goal is to move the ranking up to Tier 3.
Outcome: Target achieved.

Lehman College was ranked in Tier 3 by US News and World Report in the Fall 2002.

Target (Hispanic Outlook): The College ranks #4 in Computer Science, #9 in Health Sciences and #7 in Psychology for number of Bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students (nationally). The goal is to improve the rank in Health Sciences from #9 to #8.
Outcome: Target achieved/exceeded.

The College improved its rank from #9 to #7 in Health Sciences. The College also improved its rank from #4 to #3 in Computer Science.

Target: Institutional Advancement will place three major feature stories about faculty members, programs and/or students.
Outcome: Target achieved.

Institutional Advancement placed a number of feature stories in local and national newspapers and on television stations. A partial list includes:

The Bronx River Story featuring Professor Joseph Rachlin of the Department of Biological Sciences appeared in the New York Times City Section, the Bronx Times, CUNY Matters, on TV 12 and on the Lehman website.
The Plant Sciences Program was featured in CUNY Matters, Legislative Gazette and Bronx Times.
A story on a group of students doing geographic information science work on the relationship between asthma and pollution with Professor Juliana Maantay (Department of Geology and Geography) appeared in the Bronx Times.

Caribbean newspapers and the local Bronx papers picked up the Tree of Life imaging project.

El Diario did a story on the Ricardo Alergría symposium.
Hispanic Outlook is doing a story on technology and Lehman students that will appear in July.
Crains New York Business Week profiled President Fernández as one of the Top 100 Hispanic Leaders in New York. (President Fernández was nominated by Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson.)
The College had substantial coverage on Poet Laureate Billy Collins, The Hardball College Tour, and the symposium Herbert H. Lehman Remembered: Historical and Personal Perspectives.
Target: Institutional Advancement will promote teacher education flagship and other related programs in the media and publications and on the Lehman College website.
Outcome: Target achieved.

NCATE has been promoted in many publications, public statements and advertisements, as well as in CUNY Matters, on the website and on a flyer distributed to Westchester teachers.

Target: (Computer Graphics and Imaging): Professor Charles Seplowin (flagship hire, Department of Art) and Professor David Gillison (Department of Art) will collaborate with the Arts Council of England on “Connecting Flights: New Cultures of the Diaspora Project” and participate in the international conference and global website and database. They will also participate in a collaborative Lehman/University of East London website “On Our Cultural Selves”, an entry for the UK/NY festival (to be held in London in November 2002).
Outcome: Target achieved.

Lehman’s Computer Graphics faculty and students participated in a collaborative website and database. Lehman faculty participated in the international festival held in London in November 2002.

Target (Computer Sciences and New Media): Professor Boris Yamron, the cluster hire in Computer Sciences and New Media, will present two papers based on his research at a conference in St. Petersburg, Russia Summer Conference in 2002.

Outcome: Target achieved.

Professor Yamron presented three papers at the conference.

Indicator 3: Research awards and faculty publications
Target: Faculty research awards will increase by 10%, from $3,312,016 in FY 2002 to $3,643,000 in FY 2003.
Outcome: Not known as yet-final data to be reported in July 2003.

The award tally as of June 6th was $3,296,202 and there are pending awards in the amount of $6.2 million, which includes approximately $250,000 in non-competing renewals and $6 million in new research initiatives that will be decided in the next month.

Target (Faculty Publications): Establish divisional faculty publication databases and use this information to set benchmarks for FY 2003.
Outcome: Target partially achieved.

The Division of Arts and Humanities created a database and faculty in that division have been entering their data. This database will be adopted by the other two divisions. The preliminary benchmark data for the divisions are as follows:

Division/Department Journal Book Books Creative Articles Chapters Works
Arts & Humanities

Art 1 1 3

Black Studies 1 1

English 2 2 1 1

History 2 4 5

Languages and Literatures 2 2 2

Division/Department Journal Book Books Creative Articles Chapters Works

Arts & Humanities (continued)

Latin American and Puerto

Rican Studies 1 4

Music 1 1

Philosophy 1 2

Speech-Language and

Hearing Sciences 5 2 2


Early Childhood and 16 1 2

Childhood Education
Middle & High School Education 7 1

Specialized Services 12 1 2

in Education
Natural and Social Sciences

Anthropology 9 3

Biological Sciences 6 3

Chemistry 2

Geology & Geography 2

Health Services 1

Math & Computer Sciences 6 2

Nursing 1 1

Physics & Astronomy 7

Psychology 2

Sociology & Social Work 5
Indicator 4: Documented efforts to move flagship/premier campus programs to the next level
Division of Arts and Humanities
Target: Continue the development of the new Department of Mass Media and Communications with the goal of a new department by 2004-05. The goals for 2002-2003 included:

  1. Obtain SED approval for the new HEGIS and SED program codes

  2. Complete the recruitment of new faculty hires

  3. Open Radio Studio in Fall 2002 semester

Outcome: Target achieved.

a) The B.A. in Mass Communication was reviewed by the Committee on Academic Programs, Policies and Research on June 4, 2003. It is anticipated that the proposal will be approved at the June 23rd CUNY Board Meeting and forwarded to the New York State Education Department.

b) There were two hires in Mass Communication, Thomas O’Hanlon was hired as a Lecturer and James Carney was appointed an Assistant Professor.

c) The Radio Studio opened in Carman Hall and classes in audio production are using the facilities.

Target: An advanced Computer Imaging Laboratory will open in 2002-2003
Outcome: Target achieved.

The Advanced Computer Imaging Laboratory opened in Fall 2002 in the Fine Arts Building.

Division of Education

Target: The number of matriculated students in programs including Teaching Fellows and TOPS, leading to certification in mathematics will increase by 15%, from 82 students to 94 students, and the number of matriculated students in programs, including Teaching Fellows and TOPS, leading to certification in science will increase by 15% from 97 students to 112 students.
Outcome: In progress.

At the end of the Fall 2002 semester, the number of matriculated students in programs, including Teaching Fellows and TOPS, leading to certification in mathematics was 92, an increase of 12% (from 82 to 94). The number of matriculated students in programs, including Teaching Fellows and TOPS, leading to certification in science stood at 103, an increase of 6%. During the first session of Summer School 2003, 259 new Teaching Fellows, 25 new TOPS science students, and 25 new TOPS mathematics students were admitted, resulting in the target being achieved.

Target: Professor Boris Yamron (flagship hire) has been assigned the development and improvement of the Computer Sciences Internship Program and with the goal of increasing the number of student interns from 11 to 16, and involving other industrial corporations in Lehman College’s internship program.

Outcome: Target achieved/exceeded.

The number of students involved in internship programs supervised by Professor Yamron increased from 11 to 21. In addition, Wilde Medical Center was added as a new training site.

Target: In the area of aquatic research, having completed the new research laboratory LaMer (Laboratory for Marine and Estuarine Research) we will increase the external funding level for Bronx River Estuarine research from $56,000 per year to $100,000 per year. This funding primarily comes from NOAA. These research activities also have become the focus of Lehman’s outreach activities to community-based organizations in the area of coastal zone restoration. We will increase our current collaborations from two to five community based organizations and the Bronx Borough President’s Office.
Outcome: Target achieved/exceeded.

NOAA-based funding increased to $296,974 per year.

The number of collaborations with community based organizations increased from two (Youth Ministry for Peace and Justice and Sustainable South Bronx) to eight. The six new collaborations include the Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park, the New York Botanical Gardens, Point Community Development, Rocking the Boat, the Bronx River Alliance and the National Resource Group (Parks Department). A member of the Lehman College faculty has been appointed to the Waterfront Commission established by the Bronx Borough President’s office.

Lehman College Library
Target: Relocate Education Library to third floor to support flagship program in Education.
Outcome: In progress.

In conjunction with Campus Facilities, the Library has designed and planned a state-of-the-art Education Library for the third floor of the Lehman College Library. A series of moves of other library departments and areas, required to enable this project to take place, has also been planned. A CUNY Comprehensive Report has been filed (11/06/02) and Reso A funding requested from the NYC Council.

Objective 2: Use program reviews and assessment outcome efforts to enhance and update programs, pedagogy and use of instructional technology

Indicator: Programs reviewed externally and jointly agreed upon recommendations implemented
Division of Arts and Humanities
Target: The Department of English completed its review in 2001; a plan of action, based on recommendations, will be jointly agreed upon by department and college and the implementation will begin.
Outcome: Target achieved.
Target: The Department of Languages and Literatures will have its programs reviewed by external evaluators and a plan of action will be developed for implementation in 2003.

Outcome: Postponed until Fall 2003.

The department and Dean decided to postpone the visit of external evaluators until the new language laboratory is fully installed since a language laboratory is an essential component of the language program.

Target: The Department of History will write its self-study report.
Outcome: Target achieved.
Division of Natural and Social Sciences
Target (Masters in Social Work): Obtain CUNY approval; implement program for Fall 2003.
Outcome: In progress.

A Letter of Intent to develop the MSW was submitted to CUNY and a response objecting to the program was submitted by the President of Hunter College. A rebuttal was submitted to the Chancellor who requested a business plan describing how the program would be supported. The business plan is being reviewed by the President of Lehman College.

Target (Masters in Public Health): Secure planning grant; develop curriculum and obtain approvals (Lehman Curriculum Committee, Board of Trustees, SED); recruit faculty from collaborating institutions; begin planning for development of accreditation from Council of Education in Public Health.

Outcome: In progress.

A planning grant was submitted by Professor Jane Levitt, Department of Health Services, to the Bronx/Westchester Area Health Education Center and funded for $50,000. A Steering Committee for the development of the program was organized by the Provost and includes representatives from Hostos Community College, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Jacobi Hospital and the North Bronx Healthcare Network, Monroe College, The Community Health Care Association of New York, and several community care associations. A Letter of Intent to create this new degree program has been approved by the Department of Health Services P&B Committee and will be submitted to the Curriculum Committee in Fall 2003.

Target (Exercise Physiology): Implement recommendations of planning group: recruit a new faculty member for Department of Health Services; develop curriculum; implement program in 2004-2005 academic year.
Outcome: In progress.

A search has been conducted for a faculty member with a background in exercise physiology and an offer has been made to a candidate who would be appointed for the Fall 2003 semester. This individual will be charged with developing a curriculum for a certificate program, which would start in Fall 2004.

Target: Continue the implementation of the new General Education Curriculum:
a) Incorporate the new distribution requirements into FYI.
b) Develop appropriate Writing Intensive sections to accommodate students. A total of 37 writing intensive course sections will be offered in the 2002-2003 academic year and will grow to approximately 75 sections in 2003-2004.

c) Develop a process to assess effectiveness of online course offerings. An assessment program, which will track enrollments as well as faculty and student satisfaction with these courses, will be implemented.


a) Target achieved.

The first semester was structured to include one distribution course chosen from the seven distribution areas (Individuals and Society; Socio-Political Structures; Literature and the Art; Comparative Culture; Historical Studies; Knowledge, Self and Values) and two courses chosen from either Math/Foreign Language/Lab Science or Elective. The second semester includes one Writing Intensive distribution course and two chosen from either Math/Foreign Language/Lab Science or Elective.
b) Target achieved.
c) In progress.

The achievement of this goal has been delayed by several factors, including the resignation of the Director of the Office of Institutional Research in mid-year and the freeze on the position, the fact that online courses are currently being offered on servers based at Lehman and at CUNY Online, and the fact that not all faculty are identifying sections that have significant online components (hybrid courses) when submitting their workload reports to their chairs and deans. We have utilized the CUNY Online Evaluation: Year Two Report and departmental surveys to identify all computer-assisted instruction.

Continuing Education
Target: Continuing Education will continue to create graduate and undergraduate credit/certificate programs and custom course packages in health-related areas. These will include new credit-bearing graduate certificates in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education, a Bridge to Nursing Program, and a Direct Care Certificate Program.

Outcome: Target achieved.

Lehman and CUNY on the Concourse created a number of health-related programs, including certificates in Managed Care, Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Electrocardiography, and Phlebotomy. New certificates grew out of contractual arrangements with the Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) and with Human Resources Administration (HRA). For HHC, Lehman is presently offering certificates in Leadership Training, Preceptorship, Ambulatory Skills, and Pain Management. With HRA, Lehman is part of a consortium of CUNY colleges that have created an FIA/PTA Training Academy. Continuing Education continues to work very closely with the Nursing Department to develop many of these certificates. This spring, the College approved graduate certificate programs in Nursing Education and Nursing Administration that will be offered in Fall, 2003.

Continuing Education and CUNY on the Concourse have a strong connection to 1199 and this connection accounts for about 1/3 of its revenues. This partnership between the union and the College has resulted in some very innovative programming, such as the Immigrant Nurse Program, the Palliative Care Program, and the Bridge to Nursing Careers Program. Continuing Education and Lehman are now beginning our first year with HHC and this promises to expand even further our ability to deliver health career training programs. Another important partner for Continuing Education is the JFK Jr. Institute for Worker Education. Through its financial support, Continuing Education began credit-bearing certificates this year in Childcare Studies, Youth Studies, and Direct Care Paraprofessionals.
Target: Continuing Education will continue to expand its distance learning, web-based instruction to include graduate and undergraduate courses in Nursing, Dietetics, Medical Billing, and ESL.
Outcome: Target achieved.

During this past year, all of its ESL and College Bridge courses have been web-enhanced through the use of Blackboard. Continuing Education still offers graduate level online instruction in both Dietetics and Nursing and has been working with the Nursing Department to create totally asynchronous courses and certificates on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Finally, through a grant from CUNY, CUNY on the Concourse began a Pre-college Bridge Program that would prepare students for careers in Health, Business, and Education. The courses in this program integrate both classroom and computer assisted instruction.

Target: Summer 2002, Continuing Education will offer an on-line course on stress reduction through HETS.

Outcome: Target achieved.

In the Summer 2002, Professor Keville Frederickson (Nursing Department) offered a course in Stress Reduction through HETS. Twenty students were enrolled.

Target: In Fall 2002, Continuing Education will offer a real-time telecommunications course to 1199 students in the Dietetics Internship Program.

Outcome: Target achieved.

In Fall 2002, Anne Boersma of the Health Services program offered a Community Health course to 1199 students at both Lehman and the IT Center at 57th St.

Target: Fall 2002, CUNY on the Concourse will begin a pre-college immersion program, funded by CUNY that will be a hybrid program integrating classroom and computer-based instruction. The overall goal of this program is to prepare students for admission to a participating CUNY campus. Projected enrollment in the program is 150 students by Spring 2003.
Outcome: Target achieved.

Continuing Education created a new College Bridge Program at CUNY on the Concourse and expanded the Bridge Program at Lehman. The College Bridge to the Adult Degree Program expanded from 50 to 110 students. Close to 70% of these students went on to pass the ACT and then enroll at Lehman or another CUNY college. The Bridge program at CUNY on the Concourse enrolled 65 students during its first year. Of these, 15 students were part of a cohort from the West Farms Vocational Center and were funded by the Phipps Development Corporation. The total Bridge population of 175 students exceeded the goal of 150 students.

Lehman College Library

Target: Implement recommendations suggested by LibQual+ 2002 results. LibQual+, developed by the Association of Research Libraries and Texas A&M University, is a national survey instrument used to define and measure library service quality. We participated in the 2002 survey (a year ahead of other CUNY libraries). Based on the survey recommendations, the plan was:

a) To hire a College Laboratory Technician to assist students and faculty with computer/information technology. The CLT will provide 15-20 workshops as well as one-on-one assistance. This line will be supported by funds generated by the new technology fee.

b) Redesign the Library HomePage to promote use by remote users; encourage personal control and independence of users. Conduct assessment studies to determine how user-friendly the home page is.

c) Conduct 6 faculty workshops on new databases and services, database of participants will be maintained.

d) Produce monthly News Alerts to keep faculty apprised of library resources.

a) Target achieved. Raymond Diaz was hired as a substitute CLT in September 2002 and after a search, he was hired on an aHEO line for 2003-2004. Mr. Diaz has conducted a total of twenty-three workshops in Microsoft Word (10), Microsoft Excel (4), Internet Explorer (1), Windows (1), PowerPoint (3), and Microsoft Access (4). The workshops were attended by students, staff, and faculty.

b) Target is ongoing.

The new Library HomePage is a work-in-progress. Ms. Galina Letnikova, the Reference/Internet Librarian, has conducted a series of usability studies to determine what works and what does not work on the current home page. She redesigned the Library HomePage to be more user-friendly and to promote independent usage. There is now a subject organization of library materials and all members of the Library faculty are contributing content. Users will be able to switch between the Library, the College, and University pages with a single click. The new HomePage will replace the old one in time for the start of the Fall 2003 semester.

c) Target partially achieved.

Faculty were included in workshops given by Mr. Diaz (see a, above). In addition, the Library faculty conducted a series of six faculty workshops during the January 2003 Intersession; a database of participants has been maintained. Additional faculty workshops will be conducted during the Fall 2003 semester limited only to faculty.

  1. Target achieved (ongoing).

Professor Madeline Ford, Head of Reference, developed a series of Monthly News Alerts (fliers) to help keep faculty apprised of library resources. This information is also made available and kept up-to-date on the Library HomePage by Ms. Letnikova. We will continue to develop these in the coming year. In addition, Professor Emeritus Harold Diamond has continued to produce the Library Newsletter.
Indicator 6: Accreditations, licensures, certifications.
Division of Education
Target: The newly approved program in Counselor Education will begin the application process for CACREP accreditation.
Outcome: Target achieved.

The newly designed Counselor Education program was approved by NYSED for implementation in Fall 2002. Since that time, Counselor Education faculty members have met regularly to review CACREP standards and the alignment of our program with those standards and to develop a timeline for moving forward with CACREP accreditation. At its last meeting in March 2003, the faculty proposed sending the candidacy fee with the understanding the self-study documents would be submitted during the Fall 2003 semester.
Target: As CUNY flagship programs, the teacher education programs will continue to be developed using the framework established through the NCATE accreditation process and recommendations made as a result of the report of the NCATE Board of Examiners.
Outcome: Target achieved.

Program development, implementation, and evaluation continue based upon the recommendations outlined in the NCATE Board of Examiners Report (Fall 2002). Specific initiatives focus upon program evaluations, faculty professional development, and recruitment/hiring of faculty from underrepresented groups. As noted in a previous response, even though efforts to increase faculty diversity have resulted in limited success, additional strategies have been identified for use in the four Summer 2003 recruitment for substitute professors in the Department of Middle and High School Education (Teaching Fellows Program). With regard to professional development, the Division provided additional funds for faculty development through external funding as evidenced by workshop agendas and travel receipts. As previously noted, the Unit Assessment Plan has been revised to include additional surveys and other means of getting input from current and former students.

Division of Natural and Social Sciences
Target: The division will continue to maintain its external accreditation in its programs in the Health Services (Health Services Administration and Dietetics Food and Nutrition), in its Social Work Program and in its Nursing Program.
Outcome: Target achieved.

The Department of Health Services Administration and Dietetics Food and Nutrition program submitted its self study to the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, American Dietetic Association in May, 2003 and an accreditation site visit is scheduled for the end of June, 2003.
The next accreditation visit of the Council on Social Work Education (Commission on Accreditation) will occur in 2005.
The Department of Nursing submitted its accreditation self-study to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing in August 2002 and underwent a successful accreditation site visit in October 2002 by the Commission and the State Department of Education. The Department’s programs were accorded full ten year accreditation.
Indicator 7: Extent outcomes assessment process instituted.
Target: A College-wide academic assessment program for targeted areas will be initiated using a core group of faculty who attended a development program on outcomes assessments. Assessment tools will be developed for the new General Education Curriculum, the Honors College and the Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

Outcome: Target achieved (ongoing).

An Assessment Steering Committee was appointed. Assessment questionnaires for Honors College and Lehman Scholars program have been developed. In addition, the Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Advisory Committee has developed an assessment program for the “Writing Intensive Courses” that are part of the new curriculum. Faculty involved in the Coordinated Freshman Program and in teaching “Distribution Courses” within the General Education Curriculum have met as a group to determine the outcomes to be assessed for their Distribution Areas.

In Fall 2003, the Division of Education appointed a new Assessment Task Force charged with overseeing the implementation of the five-year assessment plan outlined in the Institutional Report submitted to NCATE. As evidenced by meeting minutes and revised assessment documents, a multi-level system is now in place. This system includes candidate portfolios, program surveys, and follow up of graduates.
Indicator 8: Use of technology in instruction, and student use of technology as measured by student survey.
Arts and Humanities
Target: The Division will develop a series of workshops in the use of technology in foreign language instruction.
Outcome: Target achieved.

Several workshops in the use of technology in foreign language instruction have been held in the new Language Laboratory. The workshops covered topics such as Theoretical Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition: Integrating Technology into the Curriculum, Theoretical and Practical Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition: Integrating Multimedia into the Second Language Classroom, and the Use of Technology: Individual Orientation to Members of the Department.

Target: The Division will increase the number of online (hybrid and asynchronous) courses from 8 offered in 2001-2 to 12 offered in 2002-2003.

Outcome: Target achieved/exceeded.

A total of 16 online courses were offered by the division.

Division of Education
Target: Three wireless classrooms in liberal arts/science classrooms will be established, including provision for necessary faculty development and documentation of how wireless technology can be used.
Outcome: Target achieved.

Using funds from a FIPSE award, wireless classrooms were established in the Department of English, the Department of Chemistry, and in Carman B-03 (a special science lab).

Target: At least four on-line courses will be offered during 2002-2003.
Outcome: Target achieved.

The Division of Education offered 20 hybrid courses during 2002-2003 (19 in Middle and High School Education and 1 in Early Childhood/Childhood Education).
Target: Wireless classrooms will be established in all three Lehman Professional Development Schools (PDS).
Outcome: Target achieved.

With assistance from a FIPSE award, wireless classrooms have been established in all three Professional Development Schools (PS 291, PS 304, and MS 144) as well as in Walton High School.

Division of Natural and Social Sciences

Target: Increase use of computer-assisted technology in courses and increase the number of web-enhanced courses by at least three through both the CUNY Sloan initiative and the HETS LAAP initiative in the next academic cycle from its current 8 courses to 11.
Outcome: Target achieved/exceeded.

For the academic 2002-2003 year, 29 courses with an online component were offered.

Indicator 9: Show and pass rates on CUNY proficiency exam.
Target: Show and pass rates on CUNY proficiency exam will increase from 54.1% to 85%, and 74% to 76% respectively.

Outcome: Target not achieved.

The show rate average is 50.3% and the pass rate is 65.4% based on the average of the March and October 2002 examinations. It should be noted, however, that overall for the Fall 2001 cohort, the show rate is 64% and the pass rate is 88%. The College is undertaking a number of measures to improve both the show and pass rates. Examples: a) The January administration of the CPE was opened to all students. b) In May 2003, the College conducted a CPE seminar for faculty advisors. c) In May 2003, 3500 students received an invitation to participate in CPE workshops conducted by the Office of Instructional Support Services Programs.

Objective 3: Increase instruction by full time faculty
Indicator 10: % instructional hours taught by FT faculty
Target: Percentage of non-remedial instruction taught by full time faculty will increase from the Fall 2001 benchmark of 59% to 60%.
Outcome: Target not achieved.

The percentage of instruction by full time faculty decreased from 59.1 (Fall 2001) to 55.6 (Fall 2002) despite hiring eight full time faculty and despite the adjustment for hours spent on sponsored research which increased from 116.8 to 148.8 between 2001 and 2002. The decrease in percentage of instruction by full time faculty is due to the 6% increase in hours of undergraduate instruction plus the increased enrollment in Masters-level programs. It should be noted that this metric does not take into account Masters-level instruction and it should. Finally, we would note that Lehman has maintained a very favorable undergraduate student-faculty ration of 15.7.

University Goal: Improve Student Success
Objective 4: Increase retention and graduation rates
Indicator 11: Fall-to-fall retention rates
Target: Fall-to-fall retention rate for first time freshmen will increase by 2 percentage points from 76.4% to 78.4%.

Outcome: Target not achieved.

The Fall-to-fall retention rate for the Fall 2001 first-time freshmen cohort was 72.6%. Indications are that the September 11, 2001 tragedy adversely affected retention, especially among the SEEK cohort. The Fall-to fall retention of transfers (full-time) increased from 73.2% to 77.4%.

Indicator 12: Six-year AA, AS, BA, BS graduation rates; four-year MA, MS and

certificate grad rates.

Target: Six-year graduation rates for first time freshmen and transfer students will increase from 29.4% to 31%; for transfer students from 47.2% to 49.2%; and for four-year MA, MS and certificate graduation rates from 61.5% to 63%.
Outcome: Target partially achieved.

The six-year graduation rate for first time freshmen increased .4% to 29.8% and the transfer rate is 53.2% which exceeds the target (49.2%). The rate for masters and certificates is 60.1% which is slightly below the target.

Objective 5. Improve post-graduate outcomes
Indicator 1. Pass rates on licensure/certification exams.
Division of Natural and Social Sciences
Target: The Department of Nursing will strive to meet the University target of an 80% first-time pass rate for all nursing graduates on the NCLEX.
Outcome: Target achieved.

The pass rate for calendar year 2002, which is the statistic kept by NYS was 80%. Furthermore the pass rate for the Class of 2002 is 83%.

Target: We anticipate that Spring 2003 graduates who will have completed the new curriculum of the generic nursing program (instituted Fall 2001) and pass the progression standards (to be implemented in Fall 2002) will meet the 80% pass rate.
Outcome: Target is ongoing.

Target: We will track the pass rates of the 2003 graduates relative to pass rates of students who completed the program in earlier years and had delayed taking the NCLEX and are counted in our “first time” testers.

Outcome: Target is ongoing.
Division of Education
Target: The pass rate of graduates who complete a Lehman teacher education program will remain at a passing rate of over 90% on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST), the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W) and the Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) in different certification areas.
Outcome: Target achieved.

Pass rates of Lehman graduates for 2001-2002 remained above the 90% level. According to data released on March 21, 2003, Lehman has a pass rate of 94% on the LAST and 95% on the ATS-W with a summary pass rate of 92%.
Objective 6. Improve college readiness
Indicator 1: Senior Colleges: % of immersion students who pass skills test or enter Prelude program; % of SEEK students who pass skills test in one year;

% of ESL students who pass skills tests in two.
Target: Percentage of University Summer Immersion Participants (USIP) who pass skills tests or enter Prelude to Success program will increase from 43.1% to 48%. The percentage of non-ESL SEEK students who pass all basic skills tests within one year will increase from 42.8% to 77%. Baseline data on pass rates on skills at end of remedial/ESL sequence will be collected by CUNY beginning with the Fall 2000 cohort and will be reported in 2003.
Outcome: Target achieved/exceeded.

Percentage of University Summer Immersion Participants (USIP) who passed skills tests or entered Prelude to Success program from the Summer 2002 was 85%.

The percentage of non-ESL SEEK students who entered in the Fall 2001and passed all basic skills tests within one year was 83%. (Note: CUNY IR is reporting a USIP pass rate of 61.5%. They are reporting a non-ESL SEEK pass rate within one year of 70.8%. We are in discussion with the University Office of Institutional Research regarding these data.)

Baseline for percentage of ESL students (SEEK and regular) who passed all basic skills test within two years for the Fall 2000 cohort was 50%.
Indicator 2: Number of College Now course/workshop participants; course completion and pass rates.
Target: Lehman is “resizing” its College Now participant target to better focus its efforts: working with 11 Bronx High Schools, the program will enroll 1,000 qualified 11th and 12th grade students; increase number and type of cohort course, offer college (non-credit) writing course, and SAT Prep workshops. Increase completion rate from 29% to 70%.
Outcome: Target achieved/exceeded.

College Now enrolled 1,099 students and increased its completion rate to 83%.

Indicator 3: Establish new programs/educational initiatives in collaboration with the NYC Board of Education.
Target: Open the High School of American Studies at Lehman College with a projected first year enrollment of 100 students.
Outcome: Target achieved but with a lower enrollment of 60 students.

The College worked closely with the principal of the school in recruiting faculty and has established an Advisory Committee that works with the high school faculty on curricular issues. The high school population is integrated into the life of the campus and has attended several Lehman events over the last year. It is anticipated that the second year class will approach the enrollment target.

Target: Continue the development of The Bronx High School of Music at DeWitt Clinton and Lehman College with a projected opening of Fall 2003 and projected enrollment of 90 students.

Outcome: In progress.

The Dean of Arts and Humanities and Music Department are working closely with the Principal designate of the new school and it is anticipated that the opening target date will be met.

Target: Open the High School for Teaching and Professions at Walton with a projected first year enrollment of 185 students.
Outcome: Target achieved.

The High School for Teaching and the Professions at Walton opened Fall 2002 with an enrollment of 185 students.

Target: Open the High School for the Visual Arts at Columbus High School in conjunction with the Lehman College Art Gallery with a projected first year enrollment of 80 students.
Outcome: Target achieved.

The High School for the Visual Arts at Columbus High School opened Fall 2003 with an enrollment of 84 students.

Objective 7: Improve quality of student support services
Indicator 1: Student satisfaction survey results
Target: Extend E-SIMS web registration and information services to all new and continuing students.
Outcome: Target achieved.

E-SIMS is now available to all new and continuing students.

Target: Implement telephone and E-SIMS web registration for summer sessions beginning with Summer 2003.
Outcome: Target achieved.

Telephone and E-SIMS systems are now available to students registering for the Summer 2003 summer session and will be available for all future summer registrations.

Target: Implement confidential on-line health education counseling service through the Student Health Center.

Outcome: Target achieved.

The service is available through the Student Health Center website

University Goal: Enhance Financial and Management Effectiveness

Objective 8: Meet enrollment goals

Indicator 1: Enrollments/SAT/CAA targets in Master Plan

Target (Enrollment): Increase total headcount by 3%, from 8,916 to 9,183 with the following targets: undergraduate 6715, graduate 1,377 and non-degree 1091. Improve average SAT from 965 to 975. Increase average CAA from 80.7 to 81.2.
Outcome: Enrollment target achieved/exceeded. Academic profile not achieved.

Enrollment: total headcount increased by 6.7%, from 8,916 to 9,510: undergraduate 6,761; graduate 1,480 and non-degree 1,269.

Academic profile of freshmen Fall 2002 cohort was not achieved. Average SAT was 955. Average CAA was 80.5.

Continuing Education

Target: Continuing Education will focus on creating more bridge programs both at Lehman and at CUNY on the Concourse. The College Bridge to Adult Degree Program will expand from 50 to 75 students. CUNY on the Concourse will begin offering a number of bridge programs geared to the health professions in Fall 2002. We anticipate an enrollment of 150 students in these programs by the end of the Spring semester, 2003

Outcome: Target achieved.

Continuing Education created a new College Bridge Program at CUNY on the Concourse and expanded the Bridge Program at Lehman. The College Bridge to the Adult Degree Program expanded from 50 to 110 students. Close to 70% of these students went on to pass the ACT and then enroll at Lehman or another CUNY college.

The Bridge program at CUNY on the Concourse enrolled 65 students during its first year. Of these, 15 students were part of a cohort from the West Farms Vocational Center and were funded by the Phipps Development Corporation. The total Bridge population of 175 students exceeded the goal of 150 students.

Indicator 2. Show rate for accepted students

Target: Show rate increase from 43.2% to 45.2%.
Outcome: Target achieved/exceeded.

Show rate for Fall 2002 was 59.8%.

Indicator 3: Demonstrated actions to better coordinate student transfers from CUNY associate to baccalaureate institutions.
Target: Develop articulation agreements with Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College and Hostos Community College for Lehman’s new Bachelor of Business Administration major.
Outcome: Target partially achieved.

Articulation agreements were completed for the BBA program with BCC and BMCC. Articulation agreements for the BBA program are in progress with Hostos CC and Westchester CC. We anticipate they will be finalized during the Fall 2003.

Articulation agreements were also completed for the Social Work Program with BCC and Teacher Education with Rockland CC. Articulation agreements in progress include: Computer Science and Teacher Education with BCC and Teacher Education with Westchester CC. We anticipate they will be finalized during the Fall 2003.

Target: Begin the first stage of the Title V Cooperative grant between Lehman and Bronx Community College (BCC) by creating a Transfer Student Center at BCC, begin training and implementation of Lehman’s Student Retention Development System at BCC, and begin development of automated transfer process.

Outcome: In progress.

Both Lehman and Bronx Community College are actively engaged in activities related to the Title V cooperative grant. Development of the Student Development Model System is underway at BCC as well as participation by Lehman faculty in BCC’s Center for Teaching Excellence. (This is the first year of a new five-year grant).

Target: The Division of Education will complete articulation agreements with Bronx Community College, Hostos, Borough of Manhattan, and Westchester Community College.
Outcome: Target in progress.

An articulation agreement has been signed with Rockland Community College. Agreements with Bronx Community College, Hostos, and Westchester Community College are in the latter stages of development. Discussions with BMCC will begin during the Summer 2003 session with the goal of having a signed agreement by the end of the Fall 2003 semester.

Objective: Increase revenues from external sources
Indicator 1: Alumni/corporate fundraising (CAE-VSE report)

Institutional Advancement
Target: Revenues from private sources will increase 25% over the FY 2002 baseline figure, which is estimated at $207,000. That would make the FY 2003 fundraising goal $258,974. (Note: the CAE report indicated a total of $201,765.)
Outcome: Financial information will be submitted as an addendum to this report in mid-July.
Target: Cultivate at least 50 corporate, foundation or individual prospects that can make gifts of at least $1000.

Outcome: In progress.

Extensive research has been done on selected companies and organizations that were previously identified as important contacts or prospects. Their paper and electronic records have been updated and discussions about solicitations have begun. Individual constituents with the capability of $1,000 gifts have been targeted for college mailings, invitations, personalized solicitations. In addition, the Phon-a-thon callers identified 270 alumni who wanted printed information on the Lehman Annual Scholarship.

Target: Electronically screen database to identify top 1,000 prospects and develop specific cultivation strategies for those determined to be the top 50 prospects.
Outcome: In progress.

The Lehman College Foundation purchased a Martz & Lundy electronic screening product that compares our records with a number of databases containing publicly available information. In addition, the product identifies those in our database that are owners of a significant portion of stock in one or more companies and people who have made contributions to political campaigns. Records are appended with capacity to make charitable gifts with PPR’s (Prospect Plus Ratings—a propriety code that indicates that an individuals is a good financial prospect). There are 1,087 Tier 1 prospects with PPR’s of 0 – 8. There are 136 FAST Track prospects in our database. These are prospects with the highest PPR rating, which is 0. There are a total of 4,219 prospects with high PPR’s of 0-12. Approximately 70-90 prospects have been identified as US Insiders. The next step is to take this information, select the Top 50 (prospects) and develop strategies for dealing with them.

Target: Produce an alumni directory.
Outcome: In progress.

The staff of the Office of Institutional Advancement met with three directory companies and received a bid from one company.

Indicator 2: Contract and grant awards (RF Report)
Target: Overall grants and contracts (expenditures) will increase 10% from $10,858,000 to $11,944,000. Contract/grant awards will increase 10% from $13,621,419 to $14,983,561.

Outcome: FY 2002 data is due from the Research Foundation on July 10th.

3-year Rolling Average will be available when the Research Foundation reports FY 2003 totals. Current Office of Grants and Contracts figures for grants distributed through the RF shows $14,845,815 or a 9% increase to date.

Continuing Education
Target: Revenues will increase by 2.5% to $2,300,000.
Outcome: Target achieved.

Revenues increased to $2,300,000.

Target: CUNY on the Concourse which also involves Bronx Community College and Hostos Community College, will generate $1,700,000 in revenue in its first year of operation. It is anticipated that CUNY on the Concourse will break even in three years.
Outcome: Target achieved.

The enrollments of Lehman’s Adult and Continuing Education programs increased by the projected 2.5% to 9650 students. CUNY on the Concourse fell short of its projection. It had hoped to recruit 4000 students for 2002/2003. Instead, it recruited 2000 students. The original projection was based on CUNY on the Concourse (COC) beginning classes in Summer, 2002. Because of construction delays, classes did not begin until October 2002. Still, despite the lower number of students, COC actually exceeded its revenue projections for the year by $150,000. It actually generated more than $1,800,000 in its first year of operation. This was mainly due to the large number of contract programs that tend to generate more revenue than tuition-based programs. As a result, the anticipated deficit for COC is less than $200,000 for its first year of operation. The revised budget projects that COC will break even in two rather than three years.

Objective 10: Make administrative services more efficient and increase entrepreneurial efforts and apply revenues to student instruction-related activities.
Indicator: Student satisfaction survey results.

Target: Improve student access to technology resources at the College utilizing the technology fee allocation. Key elements are to upgrade current hardware and software in student computing facilities and increase hours/support staffing at student computing laboratories and classrooms.

Outcome: Target achieved.

For FY 03 we have:

1) Purchased 313 computer systems for student access/facilities. 2) Purchased an additional 770 software licenses (new and upgrades). 3) Purchased 11 software site licenses. 4) Opened two new student computing facilities Music 412 and Library B27 and added projection video capability to three others. 5) Opened computer lab and provided 76 hours of lab time in Library computer facilities, provided training workshops for students, and purchased a new web server which will enhance services to students. 6) Extended the hours in the Information Technology Center by 14 hours/week.

Target: Create and implement new policies and processes to maximize summer session revenue with anticipated revenue increase of 5%.
Outcome: Policy, organization and revenue targets achieved.

The University reports our Summer 2001 actual as $1, 449,480 with a target of 5% growth for Summer 2002, to $1,522,000.  Our actual for Summer 2002 was $1,820,050 so the total increase was $370,569.

A new position, Director of Summer Programs, was created for Summer 2003. The position is filled by a faculty member who is receiving a salary supplement to compensate for the responsibilities of the Director. An aggressive marketing campaign, targeted to increase enrollment of visiting students was undertaken and included new brochures, mailing and radio spot announcements. The number of courses/sections was increased by approximately 12%.
Target: Implement recommendations of committee appointed to develop policies regarding allocation of classroom, laboratory and office space. The goal is to improve utilization of space resources and allow scheduling of additional class sections to accommodate increasing enrollments.

Outcome: Target partially achieved and continuing to be implemented.

The committee developed guidelines for the allocation of office, classroom and research laboratory space (the first set of such guidelines for the campus). These guidelines were distributed to the department chairs for comment and will be presented to the Senate at its first meeting in the fall.

Target: Implement customer service training for college staff in the student services area; a database of training participants will be maintained.
Outcome: In progress.

Lehman College helped to “pilot” the revitalization of the CUNY “Connections” customer service training program.  Eight staff members have completed a “train-the-trainer” program and they will deliver the program to the personnel in the college’s customer service oriented offices.  The first seven employees are currently being trained with more training to occur during the new fiscal year.

Target: Implement credit-card payment system through E-SIMS for tuition and fee payments effective Fall 2003.
Outcome: In progress.

Lehman College has not yet utilized the E-Sims credit card acceptance capability because of concerns about refund processing issues. Therefore, we focused on developing our in-house credit card acceptance capability, which has been quite successful and began offering credit card acceptance Fall 2002.

Target: Implement on-line requisitioning in Buildings and Grounds and Information Technology Resources Departments to increase the number of on-line competitive awards, with attendant savings for paper and postage.
Outcome: Target not achieved.

This project, endorsed as a Bronx Productivity Initiative, has not been deployed yet by the University.

Target: Achieve CUNY productivity targets for Lehman College.
Outcome: Target achieved.

The University established a productivity target of $406,800 for Lehman College. Revenue generated by Summer 2002 enrollment exceeded that for Summer 2001 by $370,000 and savings on technology purchases on CUNY contracts will exceed $259,000. The College’s savings on these initiatives will exceed $629,000.

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