• Memorial Meals Create Healing Space for Sharing about Loss and Bereavement

    February 15, 2019

    In the spirit of building community as a means of supporting human well-being, Guttman recently held the first of its Memorial Meals. This gathering provided our students, Wellness Office professionals, and interested faculty and staff the space to “break bread” together and share remembrances of deceased family members and friends in a comfortable and safe setting.

  • Professor’s Research on Health Featured by CUNY SUM

    February 13, 2019

    Professor Kristina Baines’s research on health and embodied ecological heritage (EEH) has been published in Medicine Anthropology Theory and featured on the CUNY SUM website. Scientists are not in agreement on the definition of “health.” As a cultural anthropologist, Professor Baines came up with the EEH as a way to frame health as a practice that studies both the physical body and social practice. Her research discusses “how communities and individuals communicate and measure health as part of everyday ecological activities, which they describe as ‘traditional’ or ‘heritage’ practices.”

  • Professor Derek Tesser, Lecturer of Science

    February 13, 2019

    “Being unsure is not a sign of failure, or of weakness. It’s a sign of creativity. I encourage students to use that uncertainty as an opportunity to grow, to embrace that.”

    Guttman Instructor of Science and Ph.D candidate in the Earth and Environmental Science program at the CUNY Graduate Center Derek Tesser is no stranger to the elements of nature. For his dissertation, he is investigating “from an airborne perspective” and working to validate the operational hydrology models of New York City’s water supply – the vast system of reservoirs and aquifers that provides water for half of New York State’s population.

  • Guttman Community College Students visit Infor

    February 6, 2019

    Guttman students taking Introduction to Management Information System were given a tour of the development lab (nicknamed “The Garage”) at Infor. Infor is the largest privately held technology company in the world. Some of their clients include the Brooklyn Nets, McDonald’s and the MTA.

  • 2018 Faculty and Staff Awards Presented

    February 5, 2019

    On January 30, 2019, the third annual awards were presented to faculty and staff in recognition of their outstanding service, commitment and dedication to the College during the All-College Faculty-Staff Meeting. Awardees were nominated by their colleagues.

  • All-College Meeting Focuses on About Service, Equity, and Inclusion

    February 5, 2019

    On January 30, Guttman Community College faculty and staff gathered for the annual All-College Meeting. Continuing the College’s efforts to be an equitable and inclusive environment and developing as a Hispanic-Serving Institution were the key themes of this year’s gathering.

  • Professor Co-Authors Report on How to Expand Use of State Paid Family Leave Laws

    February 4, 2019

    Mary Gatta, Guttman Associate Professor of Sociology, has co-authored with economist Eileen Applebaum a new report released February 4, 2019, from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR): Passing Paid Leave Laws Is Just the Beginning: Lessons from the Field on Raising Awareness. In the absence of a national paid family and medical leave […]

  • Guttman Faculty Co-Authors Article on Student Evaluations of Teaching

    January 31, 2019

    Gathering student feedback on courses and instructors has become routine in higher education, with this information influencing important personnel decisions, for instance, assigning instructors to open classes. In addition to reviewing the literature that examines and critiques student evaluations of teaching, the researchers apply the lenses of gender and race to further probe the common practice. Dr. Allen offers important guidance on the use of this type of feedback. “Our study suggests that written comments are a precious resource of information and may prove instructive to chairs and higher education administrators in detecting bias in student evaluations. Thus, when making personnel decisions such as promotion and tenure of faculty of color and women, decision-makers have access to all the information provided by the instrument to help contextual summative assessments of teaching.”

  • Career Exploration Challenge to Assist Students with Major Selection and Career Exploration

    January 25, 2019

    The Office of Partnerships and Community Engagement (OPCE) and the Advising team are hosting a Career Exploration Challenge (CEC). This collaborative program will assist students with major selection and career exploration. Students will participate in a series of workshops, lunches with a professional, and site visit tours. The workshops will allow students to explore different resources as part of their career exploration process.

  • Professor Co-Authors Article in ChalkBeat

    January 25, 2019

    Molly Makris, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, has co-authored an article in ChalkBeat  titled, “We Study School Choice and Gentrification. Here’s How New York City Should Prepare for Amazon.” In the piece, Professor Makris and colleagues discuss the necessary measures New York needs to take to ensure that schools and neighborhoods do not suffer as a result of the business giant’s presence.