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Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Services and Facilities Available to Students

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The auditorium at the Brookdale Center seats 848. It is used for meetings, lectures, concerts, and dramatic performances. Call Central Reservations for further information (212) 772-4872.

The Hunter College Assembly Hall seats 2,171 and is suitable for concerts, lectures, films, commencements, and a variety of programming. For information call (212) 772-4872.

The Kaye Playhouse seats 624 and has full stage facilities and an orchestra pit for theatrical and operatic productions, recitals, lectures, chamber music and dance performances. For information, call (212) 772-4471 or visit the website at http://kayeplayhouse.hunter.cuny.edu

The Ida K. Lang Recital Hall has 149 seats and is used for a variety of musical performances by Hunter students, faculty, and other artists. The hall is equipped with a multimedia projection system and surround sound. For further information, call (212) 772-4227.

The Frederick Loewe Theatre, a variable space which seats up to 125 people, is the production center for the Department of Theatre and for the Hunter Playwrights Project. For further information, contact the theatre department at (212) 772-5149.

The Harold Lewis Auditorium at the School of Social Work seats 179. It is suitable for lectures, meetings and a variety of events. For further information, call Central Reservations at (212) 772-4872.

Career Development Services

Career Development Services located in 805 East Building, offers Hunter College students and alumni a wide variety of resources and services. Career Counselors are available by appointment to assist with choosing or changing a career, resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, and interviewing skills. The office develops and maintains relationships with employers in a wide variety of fields and career fairs are held twice a year.  Many resources such as the resume builder, OptimalResume, the online job data base, ORION, and the schedule of workshops and career fairs can be accessed through the website http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/studentservices/cds. For more information contact the office at 212 772 4850 or career@hunter.cuny.edu.   

Reading/Writing Center

416 Thomas Hunter Building

The Hunter College Reading/Writing Center is a comprehensive service for the college community providing tutorial and computer-assisted instruction to students and technical support and development to faculty and staff. The center offers tutorial services to all  registered students at the college and provides computer facilities for Hunter students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Students may utilize the center on an individual basis during scheduled hours of operation. The center also offers a series of workshops on various topics relating to academic reading and writing, computer applications and electronic communication.

In addition, students may access the center’s extensive online resource file of instructional handouts or use the center’s library of textbooks and materials.

For additional information concerning hours of operation and description of services, go to the Reading/Writing Center website: http://rwc.hunter.cuny.edu.

The Health Professions Education Center (HPEC)

Director: Martin Dornbaum; Mezzanine floor, Brookdale West Building; (212) 481-5129, mdornbau@hunter.cuny.edu
Evening Supervisor: Marvin Sanon; edcenter@hunter.cuny.edu
Website: www.hunter.cuny.edu/health/mediahp.html

The center maintains regular office hours throughout the academic year, Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM and Fridays 9AM-5PM.

The HPEC serves as a major learning center for the Hunter College Schools of the Health Professions including: The School of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, The Center for Community and Urban Health, and the Brookdale Center on Aging. The HPEC provides vital services to faculty and students by supporting teaching, learning, and research initiatives.

The HPEC is organized into six functional units:

The Learning Center – The HPEC meets the complex educational needs of students at different instructional levels and operates as a comprehensive learning center using audiovisual and computer materials as a primary teaching strategy. The center staff works with faculty on the integration of instructional technologies into the curriculums, on-line test development, the creation of learning resources, and meeting research objectives.

Electronic Resource Lab – The HPEC features hundreds of computer assisted instructional packages (CAIs), interactive video discs (IVDs), multimedia CD-ROMs and on-line learning packages. The center also provides students with a large selection of electronic resource materials for licensure preparation.

The Office of Research and Grant Support (ORGS) – The ORGS mission is to encourage, facilitate and support faculty as they pursue, conduct, and document research related to all health professions. The ORGS serves as a “catalyst for discovery” by creating and providing critical research technologies and shared resources for the Schools of Health Professions. The ORGS also appoints Student Fellows to work on special projects as funding permits.

The Media Library – The center maintains a valuable library of learning resources, housing the largest video collection of health-related titles in the City University. Students wishing to preview materials may do so in private screening rooms or at study carrels.

Evaluation and Review – Beta Testing The center serves as a beta test site for numerous film, video, and computer software developers, providing producers with critical feedback on program content and instructional design. Students may preview any materials under current review by the center’s staff.

Audio Visual Services – The HPEC provides AV and Smart Classroom support services to the Brookdale Campus. HPEC staff conducts the purchasing, maintenance, and training of all AV equipment. The center also provides media duplication services including high speed CD-ROM and inter-format video transfers.

Office of Access and Accommodations (for Students with Disabilities)

1124 East Building

Office of Access and Accommodations is committed to providing an accessible education to students with disabilities to equalize their chances for academic and personal success. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990(ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, the office ensures the availability of a variety of accommodations and services for students with documented disabilities who are currently registered at Hunter College.

A student with disabilities may include anyone who 1) has a physical or psychological condition which substantially limits one or more major life activities (including walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working), 2) has a record of such impairment, or 3) is regarded as having such an impairment.

Disabilities include (but may not be limited to):

  1. Medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, fibromyalgia, cancer, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, lupus, heart disease, Crohn’s disease, sickle cell anemia, epilepsy. 
  2. Psychological conditions such as anxiety disorder, depression, mania, manic-depression, schizophrenia, recovery from alcoholism and substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  3. Learning disabilities such as in writing, reading, math or in general areas.
  4. Deaf and hard of hearing. 
  5. Visually impaired, legally blind, and blind. 
  6. Mobility impairment such as in arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, polio, spinal cord injuries, scoliosis and other conditions that cause you to have mobility difficulties or result in your using a cane or wheelchair. 
  7. Assistance to students with temporary disabilities due to an accident or short-term health conditions.

To be eligible for reasonable accommodations it is necessary for students to provide a written statement with supporting documentation of a disability from a “qualified professional.”

A “qualified professional” is someone with training and expertise relevant to the student’s condition(s), such as a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or clinical social worker. The documentation should appear on the letterhead of the organization with whom the certifying professional is affiliated. The student must bring the documentation of their disability or medical condition to the intake appointment with the Office of Access and Accommodations.

Under the management of the Office of Access and Accommodations, the Access and Technology Center, located in Room 205 Thomas Hunter Hall, serves as a place for students to network, socialize, attend specialized workshops, club meetings and take exams. The Access & Technology Center offers adaptive technology and individualized computer training for students with disabilities. The adaptive technology is especially helpful to students who have learning disabilities, visual and hearing impairments.  For more information, or to set up an appointment to register with the program, please contact the Office of Access and Accommodations (for Students with Disabilities) in Student Services, Room 1124 East Building or call (212) 772-4857; TTY (212) 650-3230, Fax: (212) 650-3449.

The Section 504 Coordinator at Hunter College, Professor Tamara Green is responsible for enforcement of the provisions of Section 504. She may be contacted in 1429 West Building, (212) 772-5061. There is a 504 Grievance Procedure for students with disabilities at Hunter College. Students may obtain the necessary form, which contains instructions for filing, from Office of Student Services in Room 1119 East Building.

Students with disabilities at the School of Social Work may contact the director of admissions at (212) 452-7005 for assistance.

Office of Access and Accommodations works closely with the Personal Counseling Center.

Personal Counseling Center

1123 Hunter East: 212.772.4931

Counseling Services offers free and confidential assessment and short-term counseling to enrolled Hunter College Students. Some common concerns confronting students include stress, low self confidence, anxiety, relationship difficulties, self-defeating behaviors, depression, and decision- making dilemmas – all of which can impede academic functioning. Counselors help students deal with issues that may negatively affect academic performance and/or emotional health and well-being. Additional services include crisis intervention and referrals to community agencies and resources. Counselors are also available to provide consultation services to the entire Hunter College community.   

Graduate Students Association

All registered graduate students except those who do not pay the student fee because they are maintaining matriculation are members of the Graduate Students Association (GSA) and may use the services provided by the association, which include use of the graduate lounge and attendance at departmental colloquia and special departmental projects and events.

Every spring each graduate department or program elects a representative to the GSA Senate. GSA members may serve on the Hunter College Senate and on many college committees. A GSA delegate also participates in the University Student Senate. Copies of the GSA constitution and additional information may be obtained from the GSA office. Graduate students are encouraged to participate actively in the affairs of the association. For information, call (212) 772-4309. The GSA office is located in Room 218 Thomas Hunter Hall.

The Hunter College Art Galleries

The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, located at the main campus, and the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery at the MFA Building (450 West 41st Street), house professionally organized exhibitions that support the educational programs of the Hunter College Department of Art. Hunter students regularly act as assistant curators and research assistants for these exhibitions, which have received wide critical acclaim. The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery presents small-scale and historical exhibitions while the expansive Hunter College/Times Square Gallery specializes in large surveys and retrospectives. Both galleries offer students the opportunity to gain curatorial experience, while presenting exhibitions of scholarly and artistic significance.

The Leona and Marcy Chanin Language Center

209 West Building; (212) 772-5700/01

The Chanin Language Center is a state-of-the-art multi-media foreign language learning facility. The Center includes two independent study labs equipped with a total of 66 multi-media workstations.  In addition, the Chanin Center also houses the Cecile Insdorf Foreign Language Screening Room (B126 West Building).

Students can supplement their language learning from the elementary to an advanced level of study by working with CD-ROMs and digitized audio/video programs based on textbooks and/or lab manuals. The Chanin Center provides on-line access to ancillary course materials, dictionaries and other writing and research tools.  Furthermore, the Center maintains an extensive collection of foreign language films and video programs on VHS and DVD.  Audio resources are available for home borrowing to students enrolled in a foreign language course.

A 30 minute orientation session is required of all first time users.

Hours and additional information can be found on our website: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/~chanin

Hunter College Libraries


The four college libraries – the main Jacqueline Grennan Wexler Library and the Zabar Art Library at 68th Street, the Health Professions Library at the Brookdale Campus and the Social Work Library at 79th Street – are open stack collections holding over 884,136 volumes, 4,656 print periodical subscriptions and over 69,000 electronic periodicals, 1.2 million microforms, 10,000 sound recordings and music CDs, 3,000 videocassettes, 250,000 art slides, and 30,000+ digital images. Archives/Special Collections, 2nd Floor, Main Library, includes such collections as the Thomas Hunter Papers, Kate Simon Papers, and the papers of the Women’s City Club of New York and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association, in addition to Hunter’s master’s and MFA theses. All Hunter libraries provide access to the CUNY+ online catalog of university-wide holdings and Internet access to remote online databases and full-text periodical articles.

The entrance to the nine-floor Main Library is on the third-floor walkway level of the East Building where the circulation desk and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library are located. The floors are dedicated to specific areas: 1st floor – education, 2nd floor – reserve, archives and special collections, music and video stations, 4th floor – reference, 5th floor – general periodicals, 6th floor – science, 7th floor – art and history. Floors B1 and B2 hold the remainder of the book collection, including social sciences and literature. The Main Library has individual and group study rooms, special facilities for students with disabilities, networked computer classrooms and labs for word processing and Internet access. The Health Professions Library also has a computer lab and classroom.

The Libraries subscribes to over 180 full-text databases which are available on the web can be accessed via the Hunter Libraries homepage http://library.hunter.cuny.edu. These resources also can be accessed from off campus by registering at the Main Library, the Health Professions Library or the Social Work Library. 

Instructional Computing and Information Technology Resources

The Instructional Computing and Information Technology (ICIT) division of Hunter College provides over 1000 computers in open labs, a 15-seat computer training room and two distance learning centers. Other services available to faculty, students and staff include: computer training, consultation, audiovisual services, teleconferencing and videoconferencing services, telephone and voice mail services, computer networking services (on-campus and off-campus) and student information services. The access to and use of these services and facilities are defined in posted rules and regulations for each facility and are subject to the rules and regulations of the college. You can access ICIT website at http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/ICIT.

Computer work areas are managed in several areas of the college and on each of its five campuses. Hours, locations and a general description of the facilities available in each area are posted under the Hunter College website- www.hunter.cuny.edu/ICIT.

Hunter College Senate

The Hunter College Senate, chartered in 1970, is the principal governance body of the college and the only such body that holds a governance charter with the CUNY Board of Trustees. The Senate has authority to determine college policy in matters related to:

  1. Curriculum
  2. Academic requirements and standards
  3. Instruction and the evaluation of teaching
  4. College development, including master plan
  5. Computing and technology

Representatives of the faculty, student body, and administration constitute the voting membership of the Senate and serve for a term of two years. The elected officers of the Senate include the chairperson, vice-chairperson, and secretary of the Senate, and the chairperson of the Senate’s Evening Council, who constitute the Senate Administrative Committee.

Regular meetings of the Senate are planned for one-and-a-half hours and are held twice a month. Additional monthly meetings are called as needed. Election of faculty and student members to the Senate occurs during the spring semester.

Many standing committees and a varying number of special and ad hoc committees accomplish much of the work of the Senate. Membership on committees is representative and open to all faculty and students by election of the full Senate from a slate recommended by the Nominating Committee and by nominations from the Senate floor.

Faculty members and students are encouraged to become involved in the meetings of the Hunter College Senate and its committees.

Further information may be obtained by visiting the Senate Office, Room 1018 Hunter East Building, (212) 772-4200, or at http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/senate.

Hunter College Ombudsman

The Ombudsman is empowered by the Hunter College Governance Charter to investigate complaints and grievances by any member of the college community (student, faculty, staff, or administration) about a problem or condition in the college. When requested and where possible, the anonymity of a complainant will be protected and names will not be used in any reports the Ombudsman may make.

When someone feels unfairly treated or unjustly disadvantaged, the Ombudsman can advise the person of the available appeals procedures, recommend corrective action to be taken by the appropriate college officers or recommend changes in college procedures or regulations that would eliminate such injustices in the future.

The Office of the Ombudsman is in Room 1016 Hunter East; (212) 772-4203.

The OASIS (The Office of Administrative and Information Services)


The Office of AdminiStrative and Information Services (OASIS) combines the most vital administrative services at Hunter College into one conveniently located office in Room 217 Hunter North. The OASIS incorporates the information services of the registrar’s, bursar’s, and financial aid offices. The OASIS is designed to make students’ business in Hunter’s administrative offices go smoothly and comfortably, largely eliminating the need to visit individual offices. In addition, the OASIS is conveniently located next door to the registrar’s office, around the corner from the bursar’s, financial aid and admissions offices, one floor up from the Hunter College Welcome Center and one floor down from the Office of Health Services. The OASIS is open Monday-Thursday from 9 AM-7 PM and Fridays from 9 am-5 pm (except when the college is closed).

Office of Health Services

307 Hunter North Building: (212) 772-4800

 A nurse practitioner is on duty during the fall/spring semesters for a limited number of hours to provide free physical examinations, general health care, limited rapid tests, vaccinations for flu, hepatitis B and immunization for measles, mumps and rubella. Blood pressure screens and health education information are also provided.  Emergency on-campus care is provided by certified NYS Emergency Medical Technicians. In addition, the Office is responsible for the maintenance of all immunization records and the distribution of physical activity cards (required for use in all recreation programs and facilities)

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