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Letter: Look deep to solve NCC’s problem

Nassau Community College in East Garden City is

Nassau Community College in East Garden City is shown in August 2012. Photo Credit: Google

Nassau Community College was recently placed on probation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accrediting agency [“NCC put on probation by accrediting agency,” News, June 29].

I never attended NCC, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling upset about its problems, as a Nassau County resident and county employee interested in its future. It’s especially important for people looking for an affordable and respectable local option for career and education.

Newsday reported that the college is addressing its shortcomings through a volunteer faculty and staff task force. This idea could be improved upon if students and Nassau residents were part of the conversation.

I urge NCC to go deeper and stronger to address how it will provide a climate that fosters respect among students, faculty, staff and administration; fair and impartial practices in hiring; effective policies and procedures to track and resolve student complaints; and assurance of due process in student discipline.

Hendrick Fayette, Roosevelt

Editor’s note: The writer is a legislative assistant at the Nassau County Legislature.

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