Committees / Associations
Ramapo College committees and associations operate to fulfill their goals and objectives and to support the mission of the College.
American Democracy Project is a multi-campus initiative that seeks to create an intellectual and experiential understanding of civic engagement for undergraduates enrolled at institutions that are members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The goal of the project is to produce graduates who understand and are committed to engaging in meaningful actions as citizens in a democracy.
The College’s Diversity Action Committee (DAC) is charged with exploring three general topics related to diversity and equity in 2004. The DAC vision states, “in promoting and celebrating diversity, Ramapo College pledges to respect and value personal uniqueness and differences, to seek to attract diverse faculty, staff and students that reflect the changing demographics in the region and beyond, to seek and acknowledge common ground, to challenge stereotyping, and to promote sensitivity and including.”
Middle States Steering Committee is currently engaged in the Colleges re-accreditation application process. The Self Study Steering Committee, comprised of faculty, staff and students, has been at work since February 2008 developing the self study design draft, which will provide the framework for the self study. Once this design is approved by the Middles States Association the study groups can begin the formal self study, expected to commence in early September, 2008 and end in March 2009. This is a process that is expected to engage the entire college community, with the goal of achieving a thorough and useful assessment of effectiveness and efficiency.The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is the unit of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in the Middle States region, which includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally.
Professional Staff Association of Ramapo College of New Jersey represents College professional staff and managers, aligned or unaligned. The Association holds monthly meetings and periodic professional development workshops.
The Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtable (TLTR) is a campus-wide round table with representatives from administration, faculty, professional, and technology support staff. Their mission is to seek “to motivate and enable” the campus community to “improve teaching and learning with technology, white helping them to cope with continual change.”