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Working Groups

Working Group 1: Mission, Goals, and Integrity
Standard 1, Mission and Goals
Standard 6, Integrity

Steering Committee Liaisons:
Gretchen M. Bataille**, Former Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs 2010-2011
Reginetta Haboucha**, Former Vice President for Academic Affairs     
Denyse Montegut, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory and Museum Practice
Giacomo Oliva, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Working Group Members:
NJ Bradeen, Professor and Director, Gladys Marcus Library
Irene Buchman, Professor, Educational Skills and Coordinator, Presidential Scholars Program
Judy Ellis, Professor and Chair, Toy Design
Griselda Gonzalez, Affirmative Action Officer and Acting Director of Compliance
Loretta Lawrence Keane, Vice President for Communications and External Relations
Jeffrey Slonim**, Former General Counsel
Valerie Steele, Director, Museum at FIT
Jane Werner, Professor, Fashion Merchandising Management, Business and Technology

Working Group 2: Planning, Resources, and Institutional Review
Standard 2, Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal
Standard 3, Institutional Resources

Steering Committee Liaisons:
Sherry Brabham, Treasurer and Vice President for Finance and Administration
Shari Prussin, Deputy to the President for Strategic Initiatives and Executive Assistant to the President

Working Group Members:
Richard Balestrino, Assistant Professor and Chair, Advertising and Marketing Communications
Darlene Levy Birnbaum, Assistant to the Dean of the School of Art and Design
Gregg Chottiner,  CIO and Vice President for Information Technology  
Rebecca Corrado, Assistant Vice President for Administration
Howard Dillon,  Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mina Friedmann, Professor and Director of Financial Aid
Calvin Williamson, Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Assistant Chair, Science and Mathematics
CJ Yeh, Assistant Professor, Communication Design

Working Group 3: Leadership, Governance, and Administration 
Standard 4, Leadership and Governance
Standard 5, Administration

Steering Committee Liaisons:
Linda Finnerty, Associate Professor, Advertising and Marketing Communications
Ellen Goldstein,  Professor, Accessories Design and President, Faculty Senate 2010-2012
Marianne Klimchuk, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Packaging Design
Frank Koe,** Former Acting Dean, Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology

Working Group Members:
Arthur Brown, Vice President for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations
Yasemin Celik Levine, Associate Professor, Political Science
Gwen Ferguson-Pugh, Special Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mark Higden, Assistant Professor, Fashion Merchandising Management
Melanie Reim, Associate Professor, Illustration
Juliette Romano**, Professor and Counselor, Career Services and President, UCE of FIT

Working Group 4: Students Admissions and Support Services 
Standard 8, Student Admissions and Retention
Standard 9, Student Support Services

Steering Committee Liaisons:
Marybeth Murphy, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success
Erik Kneubuehl, Dean for Student Development
Yamiley Saintvil**, Former Director of Admissions
Deborah Klesenski-Rispoli, Acting Dean, Jay and Patty Baker School of Business  Technology and Associate Professor, Photography

Working Group Members:
Erika Massaquoi, Assistant Dean, School of Art and Design
Shireen Musa, Assistant Professor, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries
William Mooney, Professor, English and Speech
Madeleine Meyerson, Educational Skills Associate, Liberal Arts Academic Advisement
Terry Ginder, Assistant Professor and Director, Counseling Center
Ursula Forte, Office Manager, Registration and Records
Robin Sackin, Professor and Chair, Fashion Merchandising Management

Working Group 5: Faculty 
Standard 10, Faculty

Steering Committee Liaisons:
Joanne Arbuckle, Dean, School of Art and Design
Jeffrey Buchman, Professor, Advertising and Marketing Communications
Robert Vassalotti*, (Co-Chair); Professor, Fashion Merchandising Management

Working Group Members:
Paul Clement,  Assistant Professor, Social Sciences
Renee Cooper, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Fashion Merchandising Management
Julia Jacquette, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
Stephan Kanlian, Associate Professor and Chair, Cosmetic and Fragrance Marketing and Management
Elaine Maldonado, Associate Professor and Director, Faculty Development/Center for Excellence in Teaching
Eric Odin, Senior Generalist, Human Resources
Esther Oliveras, Coordinator, Faculty Services 

Working Group 6: Educational Offerings 
Standard 11, Educational Offerings

Steering Committee Liaisons:
Dympna Bowles* (Co-Chair); Dean, Curriculum and Instruction
Michael Hyde, Associate Professor, English and Speech
Kam Mak, Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair, Illustration

Working Group Members:
Percess Atteloney, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Registration and Records
Andrew Cronan, Associate Professor and Director, Career and Internship Center
Donna David, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Communication Design, Graphic Design
Naomi Gross, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Fashion Merchandising Management
Yuniya Kawamura,  Associate Professor, Sociology
James Pearce, Digital Media Coordinator, Information Technology
Grazyna Pilatowicz, Chair, Sustainable Interior Environments, School of Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor, Interior Design, School of Art and Design
Isabella Bertoletti, Associate Professor, Italian

Working Group 7: General and Related Educational Activities 
Standard 12, General Education
Standard 13, Related Education Activities

Steering Committee Liaisons:
Lisa Braverman**, Former Dean, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Scott Stoddart, Dean, School of Liberal Arts
Patrick Yanez, Assistant Professor, International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries

Working Group Members:
Jean Amato, Assistant Professor, English and Speech
Georgianna Appignani, Director, International Programs
Olufemi Ariyo, Technology Coordinator, Information Technology
Tamara Cupples, Executive Director,Online Learning and Academic Technologies
Greta Earnest, Associate Professor, Librarian and Assistant Director, Gladys Marcus Library
Brian Fallon, Assistant Professor and Director, Writing Studio
Roberta Elins, Professor, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Chair, Direct and Interactive Marketing and Acting President, UCE of FIT
Sandra Markus, Assistant Professor, Fashion Design

Working Group 8: Institutional Assessment and Student Learning Assessment 
Standard 7, Institutional Assessment
Standard 14, Assessment of Student Learning

Steering Committee Liaisons:
Jason Casey, Director, Institutional Research
Roberta Paley, Associate Professor, Psychology 
Shari Prussin, Deputy to the President for Strategic Initiatives and Executive Assistant to the President

Working Group Members:
Frances Dearing, Associate Dean, Institutional Assessment
Maurice Johnson, Associate Professor, Fashion Merchandising Management
Taur Orange, Assistant Professor and Director, Educational Opportunity Programs
Carmita Sanchez-Fong, Associate Professor, Interior Design
Nancy Su, Budget Director
Mary Tsujimoto, Executive Assistant to the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts

Support for Middle States Steering Committee and Working Groups: Laylage Courie, Institutional Research Analyst

* Co-chairs of the Steering Committee
** No longer a member of the Working Groups

 

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