Academics

Academics

The Division of Academic Affairs at Guttman Community College proudly represents the pathway to academic and student success through our academic programs, policies, and student support services; academic technology; career development; the ​library; and important resources for faculty and students. We also feature contact and biographical information on our outstanding faculty and the impressive research produced by Guttman students.​

In essence, the Provost is the Chief Academic Officer, reporting to and acting as an extension of the College President. As the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, I oversee the work of the Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs and the Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Strategic Planning, as well as the faculty coordinators of all academic programs and the administrators of academic student support services. I collaborate closely with the senior leadership of the College to address the needs of our faculty and students. Finally, I coordinate with Provosts from other colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) to ensure that the university meets its goals and fulfills its mission.

The Division of Academic Affairs updates these webpages on a continuous basis. You are welcome to send your inquiries, comments, or suggestions to our team by emailing Provost@guttman.cuny.edu.

Thank you for your commitment to higher education and your interest in the Division of Academic Affairs​ at Guttman Community College.

Howard Wach
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

  • Faculty Feature: Prof. Meagan Lacy, Assistant Professor, Information Literacy Librarian

    Meagan Lacy

    “We live in a world immersed in texts – news, job applications, advertising, medical prescriptions – so to lack literacy skills means disenfranchisement. It means being shut out of jobs and opportunities, which reinforces economic and class divisions.”

    According to Assistant Professor Meagan Lacy, Information Literacy Librarian at Guttman since 2014, information literacy encompasses the reading and research skills essential for scholarly advancement as well as “a key element of critical thinking, necessary to solve problems and make decisions.” It “is also fundamental to building an informed citizenry and a healthy democracy,” enabling “those who seek and critically analyze information for themselves [to] make personally informed decisions on political and social issues.” Therefore, “information literacy matters for life, not just for school. The more information you have,” along with the tools to select the most reliable, relevant kind and use it effectively, “the more questions you can ask and the more you can advocate for yourself.”

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