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Under Prepared Students Design Team

Purpose Statement:
The purpose of the Underprepared Student Design Team is to create a more aggressive, innovative, coordinated, student-focused system of academic and support components for underprepared students at the College.

Charter Sponsor
VP for Learning & Academic Affairs

Charter Contact
Maryrose Eannace

November 2009- March 2010


  • Review research literature and best practices related to underprepared students at 3 SUNY community colleges and 3 outside of SUNY (Johnson County CC, LaGuardia CC, Lane CC, or Kingsborough CC).
  • Synthesize findings and identify preliminary recommendations to present to College Senate.
  • Integrate feedback from College Senate to develop final recommendations to VPLAA.


  • Make decisions
  • Discuss personnel issues
  • Discuss contractual issues


  • Keep the College mission with an emphasis on the student experience front and center
  • Be creative and think big
  • Think about what’s best for students
  • Match exit criteria for developmental reading and writing courses with competencies needed to succeed in credit-bearing classes.
  • Liaison with Learning Communities Design Team

Under Prepared Students Design Team




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