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Academic Standards Members

Chair – Prof. Joseph Misuraca


  • Prof. Mary Adams (16)
  • Dr. George Allen (16)
  • Mr. Richard Cole (Position)
  • Prof. James Ferrell (15) 
  • Dr. Christine Harrington (16)
  • Prof. Hope Holbeck (16)
  • Mr. Myung-In Kim (Position)
  • Prof. Joseph Misuraca (15)
  • Prof. Michael Nester (15)
  • Prof. Jane Ostacher (15)
  • Prof. Marianne Santelli (14)
  • Prof. Lafayette Smith (15)
  • Prof. Lynn Tobin (15)
  • Ms. Aretha Watson (15)

Students-at-Large (2) – Both terms expire in 6/15

  • Rosarly Fuente
  • Kaiwei He


Task Force Charges (2014–2015)

Investigate the “Early Warning” grading system, and explore the option of making participation mandatory for all faculty. (New)

The Associates of Science in Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program is requesting that the minimum grade point average (GPA) for admission to the program be changed from a 2.0 to a 2.5. The rationale for the change is to have uniform admission criteria for all of the students who apply to the program from the different partner schools to Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (SHRP). Also with the higher GPA, it is anticipated that students will be better prepared to meet the academic standards of the professional courses taken at Rutgers-SHRP, which could lead to higher graduation rates.

To explore the feasibility and make a recommendation to institute an “add/drop” period at the beginning of the term.. The add/drop period would coincide with the 75% refund period, during which no approval would be required for students to enroll in any open class sections for which they qualify. (New)

Explore the possibility of exempting ENG 121 and ENG 122 for students who transfer in to Middlesex County College with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Explore the possibility of accepting a “C-“ grade for courses transferred in to Middlesex County College.  Since MCC does not have a “C-“ grade, explore the possibility of accepting the transferred “C-“ as meeting the course requirements for graduation.

Investigate the use of the class roster photo feature in Campus Cruiser as a tool to assist faculty in learning student names and to mitigate cheating. Make appropriate recommendations.

Investigate the feasibility of exempting ESL students who have successfully completed 12 or more credit bearing courses from the reading comprehension portion of the College Placement Test. Make appropriate recommendations.

Investigate the feasibility of exempting students from the reading comprehension portion of the College Placement Test if they successfully transfer ENG 121 and one additional college-level course (3 credits or more) from an accredited institution. Make appropriate recommendations.

Report on the implementation status of recommendations submitted by your task force in 2013–2014, approved by the College Assembly, and forwarded to the College President for signature.