2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Campus Facilities

The College campus is comprised of four buildings and two leased facilities with over 580,000 square feet on 7.4 acres in the heart of Brooklyn, a block from Prospect Park and the world class institutions Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and Brooklyn Museum of Art. Easily accessible by public transportation Subways 2, 3, 4 or 5 and buses B43, 44 or 49, sits the three main buildings at the crossroads of Crown Street and Bedford Avenue, also known as “Medgar Evers Lane”: Bedford Building, Academic Building 1, and the School of Business and Student Services. A block to the east is the historic Carroll building.

Bedford Building (1650 Bedford Avenue): The main building, a three- story structure built in 1988, houses the School of Liberal Arts and Education, Freshman Year Program, Differently-Abled services, the 500 seat Founders Auditorium, the Presidential Conference Center, lecture hall, labs and the administrative offices of the President and Provost. In addition, this facility provides classrooms, newly renovated computer labs, teaching labs, counseling and a student lounge. The Library has temporarily moved to the Carroll building until summer of 2014 while the Bedford Library undergoes a multimillion dollar renovation. A new Welcome Center transforming the face of the Bedford building will also be unveiled.

Academic Building 1 (1638 Bedford Avenue): This award winning architectural jewel with its prismatic glass edifice, opened in 2010 celebrating the 40th anniversary of the college. This five-story structure is home to the School of Science, Health and Technology and features high-tech class rooms, seminar rooms, computer labs, instructional labs as well as 36 research and instrument modules for the physical and biological sciences, biology, nursing, and mathematics. Ample seating areas are provided throughout the building. The building also features offices for Admissions, Information Technology Services (IT), and Public Safety. A glass pavilion Skylight Café with a 246 seat dining hall; an art gallery, the 100 seat Edison O. Jackson Lecture Hall, all provide for making this a building of destination.

School of Business and Student Services (1637 Bedford Building): This three-story building opened in 2006 and is home to the School of Business and offices for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Registrar, Career Development, Financial Aid, Student Government, Adafi, Health Services and Bursar. Additionally, it provides classrooms, a newly renovated computer lab and the Mary Pickett 74-seat lecture hall.

Carroll (1150 Carroll Street): This historical building is a four-story building originally built for the Brooklyn Preparatory School in 1906. Medgar Evers College took over this building in 1972 and is now home to the gymnasium, a newly renovated indoor pool, weight room, game room, computer labs, teaching labs, class rooms, TV and Radio studios. It also contains administrative offices and the Child-Care Center. The Library is temporarily located here until its newly renovated and expanded space is completed in summer of 2014.

Portables (accessed through the Carroll building): Fourteen recently renovated modular buildings contain classrooms, Athletic Department offices and a Solar Training Lab.

Eastern Parkway (391 Eastern Parkway/1534 Bedford Avenue): This space contains the administrative offices for School of Professional and Continuing Education.

Campus Security and Public Safety Office

The Campus Public Safety Office is responsible for providing physical security services to Medgar Evers College 24 hours a day seven days a week. The 24 hour security operations number is (718) 270-6003. To ensure a safe and secure campus, photo identification cards are required to gain access to campus facilities. Campus Peace Officers are sworn law enforcement / NYS Peace Officers under Criminal Procedure Law 2.10 subsection 79 and have the power to make arrests in compliance with New York State Criminal Procedure Law Peace Officers Law.. If minor offenses involving City University of New York rules and regulations are committed by a University student, the Campus Public Safety Office may also refer the individual to the disciplinary division of Student Affairs. Incidents of a criminal nature that are reported to a Campus Peace officer are referred via the complainant to the NYPD. Campus Public Safety personnel work closely with local, state, and federal police agencies to provide a safe and secure environment for the campus community. The prosecution of all criminal offenses are undertaken by the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.

The Annual Security Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1092(f)). This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Medgar Evers College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and other drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.

The Annual Security report is available at: http://www.mec.cuny.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MEC-2017-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. Hard copies are available in the Security Office in Rm. C-17 in the AB1 building.

All criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus must be reported immediately to Medgar Evers College Public Safety personnel by telephone or in person. Reports of crimes may also be made in writing. The 24 hour security operations number is 718 270-6003.

The Campus Public Safety Administrative Office is open as indicated below:
Administrative Office Hours: Room C-17 in AB1 Building
Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday Office is closed
Campus Public Safety Dispatcher Hours: 24 hours per day. 7 days a week.
Location: Carroll St. Building Lobby
Telephone Number (718) 270-6003. On campus extension X-6069.

College ID card

College I.D. cards must be obtained from the Public Safety Office within a reasonable time following first-time registration. This card must be validated every semester. College and University policy require that you carry your validated college-issued identification card on your person at all times while in our buildings or any CUNY controlled facility. It must be presented upon request by any public safety or administrative agent of the University. These card are the property of the College.

College Bookstore

The College Bookstore is fully online at www.mecbooks.com.The Online College Bookstore carries textbooks and supplies needed for courses offered at Medgar Evers College as well as children’s books, best seller authors, and much, much more. You may reach the manager at 718 774-5010.

College Cafeteria

Medgar Evers College Cafe is located in the School of Science, Health and Technology - AB1 and operates as follows:

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Closed on Saturday. Cafe will follow the College’s Summer Schedule and it will be closed on Friday.

The Cafe serves breakfast and lunch and provides a wide variety of hot and cold foods, desserts, salads, fruit, and hot and cold drinks. You may reach the Cafe at 718 270-6013.

Vending Machines

CC Vending provides soda, snacks, and ice cream vending machines throughout the Carroll Street and both Bedford Buildings. Any problems with the machines and/or refund request should be directed to CC Vending at 800-761-0810 or Pepsi Cola Bottling at 718- 786-5888 and/or 914-699-2620. Any problems with the ice cream machines should be directed to Gesco at 718.782-3232.

Office of Communications and External Relations

The Office of Communications and External Relations is concerned with activities that contribute to the promotion and support of the College through communications, partnerships, fundraising, alumni affairs, government relations, and events management. The Department functions and activities are designed to bring about:

  • Better collaboration to support the long term goals of MEC;
  • Greater capacity from the external community, including donors, community partners, government officials, and corporate stakeholders; and
  • Greater ability to motivate local residents to achieve higher levels of performance for themselves and for the College.

As such the core functions that are basic to the Department include:

  • Communications
  • Development
  • Alumni Relations
  • Government Relations
  • Events Management

Communications Department

The Communications Department includes the Offices of Public Relations, Graphics Services, and Television and Radio.

The Office of Public Relations provides communications, public relations, and marketing services for Medgar Evers College’s academic and administrative units. The Office is responsible for media relations and is the principal contact for all communication between the College, and media representatives, as vested by the Office of the President.

The Office is responsible for extending the institutional visibility and image of the College. The Office also provides strategic marketing and public relations planning as well as internal, executive, and marketing communications for the College in accordance with need and institutional priorities. The Office generates media coverage by identifying opportunities in breaking news and by placing news features, and other information supporting the mission of the College in international, national, and local media outlets. It also manages the placement of faculty experts in various media to discuss College research, projects, or other newsworthy events. Additionally, it works with the University’s Office of Communications & Marketing to enhance the image of the College as a unit within The City University of New York.

The Office of Graphics Services (OGS) is responsible for producing visual communication, graphic design and layout services for the College. OGS designs and lays out official college collateral materials as well as materials for official College events. Additionally, OGS also manages the college identity systems and provides and circulates the College’s graphic standards manual. OGS works with public relations writers and the web services team to develop and produce the college’s advertising/brochures/animated presentations/ email blasts and other communication and marketing materials.

The Office of Television and Radio (OTR) is located in the Carroll Street Building on the second floor. Working in collaboration with the Department of Mass Communications, Creative and Performing Arts and Speech, and other academic departments, both studios offer laboratory experiences for students to experiment with the creation, management and distribution of diverse forms of creative content.

The Office of Television and Radio specializes in bridging the gap between theory and practical application by providing our students with hands-on training in media/broadcasting production. The Radio Station broadcasts daily on Brooklyn Cable Access Television (BCAT) and once a week on WNYE 91.5FM. Students produce various formats of radio programs and public service announcements which are broadcast to the Tri-State area. The Television Studio affords our students the opportunity to record, edit and broadcast original programming ideas along with various campus activities. The facility is a professional three camera production facility and has both analog and digital image gathering capabilities. The Studio also has a non-linear editing suite in which it has five Final Cut Pro editing bays. Students are exposed to both traditional and experimental production techniques and professional practices and encouraged to develop and produce original television programs. The Studio broadcasts over BCAT and WNYC-TV.

Using a workshop model, students are given the opportunity to learn basic production techniques including scripting, lighting, shooting, editing, producing and directing; as well as the technical operation and understanding of all studio equipment including cameras and audio equipment.

Development Department

The Office of Development partners with the Medgar Evers College Educational Foundation, Inc. to serve as the lead fundraising unit for the College. The Office of Development is responsible for garnering sustained financial support and other resources from public, private, community, alumni, and individual philanthropic sources to fulfill the College mission. In the broadest sense, the purposes of College Development are (1) to create awareness within the private sector of the financial needs of Medgar Evers College which are not met by state or federal support, and (2) to implement a plan by which the financial needs can be met through private gift support. To fulfill these purposes, it is the responsibility of the Office of Development to institute an organized program for obtaining gift support from alumni, friends, deans, faculty and staff, corporations, organizations, and private foundations for both annual and long-term needs based upon the College priorities as established by the President and his executive leadership team. In addition, the Office of Development partners with other offices within the Office of Communications and External Relations to promote the image and communicates the value and impact of the College mission to internal and external constituencies in a manner that maximizes an understanding of the College’s role in educating and elevating the lives of students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and the community we serve throughout New York and, in particular, Central Brooklyn.

Alumni Relations

The Office of Alumni Relations seeks to engage all MEC alumni in a mutually beneficial, lifelong connection to each other, their school, and community, and encourage alumni support and guidance to advance MEC’s eminence for now and future generations. The Office of Alumni Relations works closely with the Alumni Association membership group. The Alumni Relations Office is committed to keeping current and former members of the College in touch with each other and with the College today. The Office of Alumni Relations encourages support from all alumni to ensure that the College remains in the forefront of education for generations to come.

Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations was created to advance and represent the interests of Medgar Evers College on the local, state and federal levels of government. It is the responsibility of this office to maintain and cultivate relationships with elected and appointed public officials on all three tiers of government. The primary mission of this office is to build strategic relationships or alliances with a wide range of stakeholders within government and non-governmental sectors. The premise of this office is that communication is more than an end-product and must, in fact, be a critical component of the strategic process. It is the responsibility of this office to monitor higher education issues and policies on the city, state, and federal levels in order to ensure that the College benefits from appropriate legislation.

Events Management and Hospitality

The Office of Events Management is responsible for the strategic planning and coordination of all events at the College. The office oversees the planning and coordination of a variety of events that meet the College goals. Events Management works with College units and executives, student groups, and outside organizations to develop college-wide event concepts, strategies, plan detailed programs, and orchestrate successful logistical arrangements to enhance program success. The office coordinates with marketing, communications, development, and public relations staff to develop effective event marketing plans.

Office of Information Technology (OIT)

OIT The Office of Information Technology offers computing and communications services to the College community and reports to the Chief Information Office. OIT provides Medgar Evers College with a reliable, secure information technology infrastructure and technical support that enables and encourages the effective use of information technology. Contact OIT via the IT Help Desk at (718) - 270 - 6262, helpdesk.mec.cuny.edu, or helpit@mec.cuny.edu.

Connectivity:

Medgar Evers College’s (MEC) campus network links the computers and provides internet through the networking connection between all computers and buildings. A secure wireless network is available to MEC students and employees.

Online Resources

Medgar Evers College is committed to providing convenient and secure web applications to the College community. Campus directory services, administrative systems, email, and instructional and research tools are available to all Medgar Evers College students and employees.

Computing Access

Every currently enrolled student has a username and password which provides them access to CUNY First, Email, OIT computing stations, Pharos Printing, restricted online class materials, and other student computing resources.

Computing labs and stations across campus are available for use by students and employees. OIT Computing labs have general purpose software for database, spreadsheet, word processing, web processing, email, and some course-specific software. Computer labs are monitored and students, faculty, and staff using the space can be asked to present their MEC User ID.

OIT maintains several public computing labs with the following hours:

Bedford Building Computing Labs :

  • Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m. - 10. p.m. • Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Carroll Street Technology Lounge:

  • Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library:

  • Computer spaces follow library hours.

Reserved Computing Labs

Academic Building 1: Contains 2 labs C05 and C07. Other labs include the Department of Mathematics - Lab C12 and the Department of Physical, Environmental and Chemistry Lab C09. For usage and schedules check with individual departments.

The IT Help Desk

This is the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for IT services. It provides services to students, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to provide improved customer service and better communications between our users and IT staff. The IT Help Desk handles service requests related to classroom technology, E-mail, CUNY Portal, CUNYfirst, Printing, and Wi-Fi accounts, desktop support, etc.

How to contact the Help Desk:

Student Technology Lounge

A state-of-the-art modern collaborative student space which provides access to PCs, printing services, power outlets, and Wi-Fi to use with your own personal device. Funded through Student Technology Fee.

Classroom Support Services (CRSS)

Classroom support team offers support to faculty with fixed or mobile technology in the classrooms. The mission is to be classroom-ready by ensuring that equipment is functional and connectivity is consistent. Documentation related to accessing the technology is available in all classrooms in the form of simple and easy-to-follow instructions. Most classrooms are equipped with state of the art technology ranging from Epson¡¦s latest BrightLink 595wi Interactive Projectors, and Crestron systems to Mobile Smart Carts. All classrooms provide cabled and/or Wi-Fi) internet access, HDMI audio/video, Touch Screen, PC and MAC platforms to the Medgar Evers College community. We support the classroom environment on a daily, weekly, or semester basis, as per request.

Service Locations:

  • Bedford (B Building)
  • Student Services (S Building)
  • School of Science, Health, Technology (AB1 Building)
  • Carroll (C Building)
  • Carroll Portables

Equipment Available:

  • Crestron Systems
  • Interactive BrightLink 485wi, 585,wi and 595wi Interactive

Projectors

  • AV Rovers
  • Smart Carts
  • Overhead Projectors
  • Speakers and Microphones (per request)

Hours of Operation -
Monday-Friday: 8 am to 9 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 3 pm
Sunday: Closed

Smart Classrooms

Smart classrooms are located in the Bedford Building, Academic Building 1, and The School of Business ¡V S Building. The Department of Instructional Media Services of the Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library provides roving media carts to all other campus locations including Carroll Street. Distance learning theatres are available in Academic Building 1 and the Bedford building.

Wireless Access

Wireless access is available in all Medgar Evers locations. Students, faculty and staff can log in using their Medgar Evers ID to access campus email and college web applications. Campus guests may use the wireless facilities to access the internet.

Copy and Print Services

Copy and Print services are available to students in the Library and in Computing Lab facilities. Copy services are available for 10 cents per page. For print services, students are granted a 300-page print allowance per semester.

Computers for Public Use

The Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library provides guest pc access to community members upon registration and access to all CUNY students upon presentation of a CUNY ID.

Laptop Loans

The Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library has a technology loaner program to assist students who need access to mobile devices for short-term use.

Student Email

By logging in to the Medgar Evers College student email system, Office 365, you will receive information regarding registration, financial aid, billing, deadlines, college announcements, and other important information.

CUNY Portal

The CUNY portal is the doorway to CUNYfirst services and information: college websites, information about applying to CUNY, registering for classes, check the status of your financial aid applications, events, and campus information. It is also where you to pre-register, register, drop a course, view financial aid information, pay your bills, review grades, and more.

The CUNY portal makes it easier and faster to use these services:

In addition, with the CUNY portal account you can access

Blackboard: where you can read posted course materials on the web, take part in threaded discussions, and use other collaborative course management tools.

  • eSIMs: EduTrac: (also known as DegreeWorks) is the computerized degree audit program to track your progress toward graduation, as well as an academic advising tool.
  • eJournals: source of electronic databases.
  • ePermit : where you can apply to take courses at other CUNY colleges.
  • CUNYAlert: sign up to receive emergency alerts and notices of weather closings.
  • eMall: where you can shop for discounts on electronics, and download software for student use.

To access the CUNY portal, go to http://www.cuny.edu.

Institutional Research and Assessment (IRA)

Since its inception in January 1999, Institutional Research & Assessment (originally named Institutional Assessment & Accountability) is responsible for carrying out overall assessment and research and providing information for improvement, planning, and decision-making at the college. These responsibilities are performed by conducting institutional research and student assessment; evaluating college programs; monitoring personnel efficiency; disseminating information throughout the college, university and state; and serving as a general institutional data warehouse.

The Office develops and produces various semester and annual reports and publications, including the Medgar Evers College Snapshot, the Medgar Evers College Fact-book, and various informational monographs.

The Office communicates with the CUNY Institutional Research and Assessment Office to understand the computational aspects of the University’s requirements for evaluative measures, as well as to provide the College’s feedback. The Office participates in the College performance management process to study institutional effectiveness in meeting stated purposes, so the College can use the results to improve college programs, services, and facilities.

Another major responsibility of IRA is to create and administer institutional level surveys at various points of the student experience and conduct a college-wide assessment of student academic preparedness and progress. The Office further works with an array of academic departments to assess student performance and goals, and prepare for departmental reviews. The Office seeks to study institutional effectiveness in meeting stated purposes and use the results to improve university programs, services, and facilities.

The office is charged with two primary functions:

  1. Institutional Assessment
  2. Institutional Research

Institutional Assessment

The Office is responsible for the generation of trend data reports for the guiding framework of the MEC Assessment Plan, the “Student Success Progression Model”. Collaborating closely with administrative offices and academic departments, the Office also provides data support and suggests methodologies for departmental assessment and program reviews. These institutional data in turn guide the directions for the College’s in-depth effort on student learning assessment. Additionally, the Office conducts institutional level student and faculty surveys, and provides professional and technical support for surveys at the unit and departmental level.

Institutional Research

The Office serves to enhance the college’s capabilities in institutional research and provide support in outcomes assessment and departmental reviews. Specific responsibilities include preparing student, faculty and course information for the college Fact Book and Snapshots; producing and distributing departmental portraits (also see assessment function); responding to internal and external information requests; preparing routine and ad hoc statistical and narrative reports; processing student evaluation of teaching; preparing staff and teaching load reports; and serving as liaison to external constituencies. The Office works closely with the Central IRA Office to ensure data integrity of the “official data” routinely collected from various data sources and maintains a complex system of student tracking files.

Library and Information Services

The Library’s total print holdings include 98,657 volumes and 1,026 print periodicals covering all areas of the curriculum. In addition, the Library subscribes to 175 electronic databases and provides access to 189,631 eJournals and 917,118 eBooks.

These holdings encompass all academic disciplines and significant areas of advanced research in support of the College curriculum and programs. Especially well represented are materials pertaining to the humanities, health sciences, business administration, education, and African American studies. Our qualified librarians and staff members are available to assist all library patrons, either individually or in groups, in-person or online, with searching, locating, and accessing desired information. Student research efforts are further enhanced by the librarian faculty who provide reference assistance and teach Information Literacy instruction classes, also in-person or virtually.

Reference services are provided in-person, and via LibChat on the Library’s website, virtually. Library Department faculty offer individual research consultations (in person and online). Books and articles can be accessed via the Library’s website using OneSEARCH and the online databases: https://www.mec.cuny.edu/library/.

The Reserve Collection is composed of books placed on reserve by instructors as required reading or to supplement class instruction.

The Resource Sharing unit handles various requests for items that cannot be found in the MEC library. Books and articles can be obtained from other Libraries and organizations through several consortia networks including METRO, a consortium of libraries in the New York metropolitan area. METRO also offers courtesy cards to gain admission to special research and reference collections. The CUNY Library consortium provides CLICS service to the CUNY community allowing borrowing from other CUNY libraries.

The Medgar Evers College Archives collects records that chronicle the history and academic achievements of the College as well as unpublished materials of historical value generated by individuals and organizations. To preserve our holdings and to make them widely accessible, we are digitizing valuable and/or fragile objects and creating both on-site and electronic exhibits and displays. The Special Collections contain rare and out-of-print books, periodicals, newspapers, and audio and video resources relating to several subject areas: the African American Experience of the Diaspora; Southern Africa from the 1960s to 1980s; the African and Caribbean heritage. These materials can be used in-house only.

The Library also maintains an active program of outreach to the College and the local community through various educational, social, and cultural events, lectures, book signings, exhibitions and other programming sponsored by or facilitated by the Library.

For further information, contact the Library via the LibChat widget on the Library’s Website: https://www.mec.cuny.edu/library/.
Email: ask_a_librarian@mec.cuny.edu