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FDA General Meetings  (1203HE; 1:00—3:00)

Spring, 2017
February 22
March 15
April 19
May 17

FDA Social: February 8




Draft of SAS bylaws and supplementary documents as well as meeting dates to discuss

SAS Bylaws Preliminary Draft
Summary of Preliminary Draft
Proposed SAS Governance Structure

Meeting Dates/Times:

Wednesday November 16:     10:30am-12pm in B126 Hunter West
Thursday November 17:         12-1:30pm in B126 Hunter West
Tuesday November 22:           1:30-3pm in B126 Hunter West








2016 FDA Executive Committe

President: John Wallach (Political Science)

  • John Wallach is a classically trained political theorist (Ph.D. in Politics, Program in Political Philosophy from Princeton University, 1981) attuned to historical, contemporary, and practical issues in political thought. He mostly teaches courses in ancient and contemporary political theory, focusing on political ethics, democratic theory, and the political theory of human rights. Before coming to Hunter in 1991, Wallach was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University and Vassar College. His publications include The Platonic Political Art: A Study of Critical Reason and Democracy (Penn State Press, 2001); a co-edited volume (with J. Peter Euben and Josiah Ober), Athenian Political Thought and the Reconstruction of American Democracy (Cornell, 1994.) Currently, he is finishing a book of historical and theoretical studies on democracy and the good. Wallach has been a Liberal Arts Fellow in Political Science at Harvard Law School (1998-1999), recipient of a NEH Fellowship for College and University Teachers (2003-2004), and Director of a NEH Institute for College & University Teachers at The Graduate Center (Summer, 2006), on the subject of "Human Rights in Conflict: Interdisciplinary Perspective

Vice-President: Jochen Albrecht (Geography)

  • Jochen is an associate professor in the Geography Department. He joined Hunter College in 2005 and has been a member of the Hunter as well as the University Faculty Senate for the past six years. Following his interests, he serves on numerous committees both at the Hunter and the CUNY level (assessment, scholarly communications, computing/IT, educational technologies, etc.). He is an active researcher with 50 peer-reviewed publications and twenty years of teaching experience, including increasingly hybrid and online courses. He is running for a position on the FDA Executive Committee because he is concerned about the constant encroachment on the role of faculty at Hunter and CUNY and feel that the FDA needs all the support it can get to strengthen faculty representation.

Secretary: Debbie Sonu (Curriculum and Teaching)

  • Debbie Sonu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Hunter College and doctoral faculty in the Urban Education Program at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her research interests include curriculum theory and practice as it relates to urban schooling and social justice pedagogies in the United States. She has served as department representative and secretary-elect for the FDA since 2009.

Committee Members:
Peter Dudek (Art)

  • Peter Dudek is an artist. He has been an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Hunter College Art Department since 1990 where he has taught Sculpture, Drawing, Art & Current Ideas, Graduate Seminar and a Seminar in Public Art. At Hunter he has also curated several exhibitions including: Dead-Fit Beauty, Photasm and Architecture, Architecture, Architecture.

    Information about his art works, curating and writing can be found on

    He is the Founder of the Adjunct Drinking Association, and has been active in the union concerning adjunct issues.

    Past teaching experiences include the School of Visual Arts and Haverford College.

Berndatte McCauley (History)

  • Bernadette McCauley   is a member of the history department and teaches the U.S. survey and courses in immigration history and the history of medicine and social welfare. She serves on the Thomas Hunter Faculty Council, is a member at-large of the College Senate and has been Secretary and President of the Faculty Delegate Assembly. She graduated from Hunter College where she majored in history, received her PhD at Columbia University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for American Religion at Princeton. Her research focuses on the history of women religious and the history of caretaking and medicine; her current work examines the spirituality of American Catholic women and the paths that brought women to the religious life through the 1960’s.

Barry Zimmerman (Chemistry)




The results of the FDA report on hiring practices is now available.




The FDA passsed the following resolutions at its meeting on November 18th. The first concerns promotion to full Professor and the second to the COACHE survey.

The Faculty Delegate Assembly recognized discussion in the college regarding personnel procedures in consideration of promotion to full Professor. We encourage the college to proceed to follow the promotional schedule published by the Office of the Provost and consistent with the Charter of the college.

Be it resolved that the Faculty Delegate Assembly requests that the Hunter College Senate establish an ad hoc committee to obtain and review both qualitative and quantitative data and to report to the faculty body no later than the end of the 2015--2016 academic year.












Recent Events and Issues:

  • Link to the Office of Research Administration's Alert regarding Important Proposal and Award Management Information, August 14, 2015. 
  • Link to the most recent edition of the Faculty Voice.
  • Link the updated protocols for use of Hunter-L, passed by the Hunter Senate, May 2013.
  • Link to read the UFS crafted policy statement on the assigning of faculty-published texts.
  • Link to Instrumentation Summary of the COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey.
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