September 7, 2011, New York, NY – Professor José Luis Morín, former interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies, was recently appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The New Community College of The City University of New York.
In this position, Provost Morín will provide leadership of the college's academic programs. He will serve as a champion for student learning outcomes, effective teaching practices, an institutional culture of continuous improvement, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Provost Morín will greatly contribute to the initiative's planning efforts, providing critical guidance and direction as the college prepares to open in the summer of 2012. He will go on to serve as a key player in ensuring that the college's mission of student success and completion is realized.
The first new CUNY College in four decades, the New Community College aims to create a coherent, structured and supportive learning experience. The overall goal is to significantly increase graduation rates. The first class of 500 students is expected to enroll in six degree programs at our temporary campus in midtown Manhattan in 2012. At capacity, the college will enroll approximately 5,000 students
In addition to serving as interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Provost Morín held an academic appointment in the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Department, which he previously chaired, and he was a member of the faculty in the Ph.D. Program in Criminal Justice at the college. He joined John Jay College in 1998. His teaching and scholarship focused on the areas of domestic and international criminal justice, civil rights and international human rights law, race and ethnicity in the United States, Latina/o studies, and U.S.-Latin America relations.
He holds a B.A. degree in political science from Columbia University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
The New Community College Initiative (NCC) is a bold endeavor to create the first new CUNY college in four decades. The NCC aims to create a coherent, structured and supportive learning experience. The overall goal is to significantly increase graduation rates. The first class of 500 students is expected to enroll in six degree programs at our temporary campus in midtown Manhattan in 2012. At capacity, the college will enroll approximately 5,000 students.
Established in 1964, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York is an international leader in educating for justice. It offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu.