Academics

Academics

Welcome to Guttman Community College and your pathway to academic and student success. Here you will find information on academic programs, campus and university services, career development, student engagement programs, and faculty resources that support student and faculty success.

The title of “Provost” has a variety of historical and linguistic roots, but in essence, the Provost is the Chief Academic Officer, reporting to and acting as an extension of president. As the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, I oversee the work of deans of Academics Affairs and Student Engagement, as well as faculty coordinators of all academic programs and student support services. I work with the Senior Administrators of the college every day to ensure that we meet 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 Offices of Academic Affairs (OAA) and Student Engagement will continue to update the resources available on these webpages as needed.  However, our team can be reached, if you have inquiries, comments or suggestions at provost@guttman.cuny.edu.

Once again, welcome and I thank you for your commitment to education and interest in Guttman Community College.

Howard Wach
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

  • Dr. Maggie Dickinson, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

    “I want for students to understand how their own curiosity can become a resource for self-education… that they can take control of their own education, follow their interests, and trust themselves to learn independently.”

    “What drew me to Guttman is teaching,” Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Dr. Maggie Dickinson proclaims with passion, “that community of faculty who are just so dedicated to understanding teaching as a practice and putting that at the center of their work.” The Online Course Development training she led with fellow Guttman faculty Dr. Kristina Baines, which became urgent as COVID-19 took hold in Spring 2020, embodied this value. “Dean Blake really supported us in making it a home-grown professional development. We drew on the resources at Guttman to put it together [so] it really built on the work that everybody was already doing.” Since coming to the College in 2016, Prof. Dickinson has observed the shift to recognizing “that we have faculty who are leaders in understanding some of these [pedagogical] questions and we can draw on them as experts.”

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