Academic Council

Brooklyn College's "Vision for the Future," staked out in its 2006–10 strategic plan, makes a commitment to "play a significant role in the borough, improve the educational attainments of its residents and contribute to the vitality of the local community." In this role as "model citizen," Brooklyn College realizes its mission to provide a public good and to prepare its graduates for civic engagement.

The Provost's Task Force on City-Based and Sustainability Education is charged with finding approaches that will maximize our engagement with, relevance to and prominence within the borough by employing Brooklyn and the metropolitan area as the integrating context of a liberal education. This framework also promises to graduate lifelong learners who value diversity and exercise the critical skills to advance environmental, social and economic sustainability. Learning in the local context, creating opportunities for community projects and involving the college in the larger community's decision-making processes, community-based and sustainability education have the power to bring together diverse people, skills and expertise to improve the lives of the communities in which we study, work and live.

Donna Wilson, Associate Provost for Academic Programs, Chairperson

Tammy Lewis, Sustainability Fellow; Honors Academy

Jocelyn A. Wills, City-Based Fellow; History

Jennifer Adams, Education

Rebecca Boger, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Douglas Cohen, Music

Philip Cruise, Student Representative

Annette Danto, Film

Darryl Kenneth Estey, Political Science

Kenneth Gould, Sociology

Jean Grassman, Health and Nutrition Sciences

Miranda J. Martinez, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies

Michael Menser, Philosophy

Tara Mulqueen, Student Representative

Michael Schoenfeld, Education

Philip Silva, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Charles Stone, Economics