|1. Tino Posillico
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Email: Email; Tel: 631-420- 2421
Computer Forensics – Making It Real
This course is a specially enhanced version of CRJ 115 Computer Forensics that is
designed to not only provide students a foundation in computer forensic procedures
and technologies used for criminal investigations but to also provide a view into
the real world use of the skills they are learning in the classroom. In this special
version of CRJ 115, students will be introduced to the world of C.I.S.S.P. (Certified
Information Systems Security Professional), a globally recognized family of information
security professionals. Students will be given a preview of the full spectrum of CISSP
global resources, industry newsletters, inside informational activities, private forums
and peer networking, mentoring and sponsoring, research and teaching, and a wealth
of ongoing information security opportunities for students considering career fields
in computer forensics and information security . Students will also get to see computer
security and computer forensic topics in action through field trips to computer security
laboratories showing on-the-job applications of procedures that are discussed in class.
Special speakers who are CISSP certified will show real case studies in class of computer
forensics and computer security used in actual criminal and terrorist court cases.
Finally, students will also be shown how to excel in the 10 domains of knowledge that
are the focus of studying to someday becoming a CISSP professional. Students will
get an exciting first-hand experience of the real areas they may see when they are
entering the job market in their field of Computer Forensics. This will also give
students a realistic basis for becoming acquainted with the specialization areas that
interest them most. So in this manner, students can get a real "peek" into the many
facets of Computer Forensics as Freshmen and grasp a deeper understanding of the field
The CISSP domains are drawn from various information security topics within the CISSP
Body of Knowledge:
- Access Control – a collection of mechanisms that work together to create security
architecture to protect the assets of the information system.
- Telecommunications and Network Security – discusses network structures, transmission
methods, transport formats and security measures used to provide availability, integrity
- Information Security Governance and Risk Management – the identification of an organization's
information assets and the development, documentation and implementation of policies,
standards, procedures and guidelines.
- Software Development Security – refers to the controls that are included within systems
and applications software and the steps used in their development.
- Cryptography – the principles, means and methods of disguising information to ensure
its integrity, confidentiality and authenticity.
- Security Architecture and Design – contains the concepts, principles, structures and
standards used to design, implement, monitor, and secure, operating systems, equipment,
networks, applications, and those controls used to enforce various levels of confidentiality,
integrity and availability.
- Operations Security – used to identify the controls over hardware, media and the operators
with access privileges to any of these.
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning – addresses the preservation of
the business in the face of major disruptions to normal business operations.
- Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance – addresses computer crime laws
and regulations; the investigative measures and techniques which can be used to determine
if a crime has been committed and methods to gather evidence.
- Physical (Environmental) Security – addresses the threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures
that can be utilized to physically protect an enterprise's resources and sensitive
Note: This course is intended for incoming CRJ students who will be studying either
in the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Technology program or the Security Systems
program. It may also be an attractive elective for incoming BCS or Business students,
as well as Undeclared Major students who are considering degrees in Criminal Justice
or Law Enforcement.
|2. Ilknur Aydin & Sheryl Schoenacher
Assistant Professor of Computer Systems
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-2304
Associate Professor of Computer Systems
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-2304
Establishing a Women in Computing Association
This proposal is (1) a career exploration program achieved by (2) the creation of
a student association. Women are statistically missing from the STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math) professions. The Computer Systems Department at Farmingdale
State College is representative of this fact. As of the fall 2010 semester, there
were only 4.5% female students as compared with 95.5% male students in our Computer
Programming and Information Systems degree program. From fall 2007 to fall 2010, the
percent of female students in our department fell from 12.9% to 4.5% respectively.
In our 2012 Self Study, the Computer Systems Department recognized the need to reach
out to and develop the female students in the Department and established the as Goal
#6 under Future Goals and Objectives section. One objective listed to potentially
achieve this objective was to form a Women in Computing (WiC) Association. The purpose
of this association will be to enhance the academic success of all students, but primarily
female students. This includes providing them the opportunity to participate in activities
that will enrich their knowledge of career opportunities, techniques for addressing
the challenges that face women in computing, information about continuing their education,
the latest trends in the field, and practices to handle work and family life.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-2329
From rote learning to critical thinking: Preparing freshman nursing students for
This project proposes that the level of thinking required on nursing exams necessitates
a higher cognitive level than the recent high school graduate is accustomed. Competency
in secondary education is based purely on benchmarks based on rote memorization which
does little to prepare the student for the challenges of higher education. In order
to prepare freshman nursing students for success in the undergraduate nursing program
at Farmingdale State College the proposed activity will focus on orienting the student
to the process of critical thinking as it applies to successful test-taking techniques
and study-skills during a summer orientation workshop prior to the start of their
first semester. The workshop will utilize narrative pedagogy and other student-centered
active-learning strategies that are implemented across the nursing curriculum to provide
students with a foundation of knowledge and skills so that they may be imaginative,
critical thinkers and successful problem solvers.
|4. Eric Farina & Susan Sutton
Director of Veterans Affairs
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-5168
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Homecoming: The Veteran Experience in American Culture
We are targeting the cadre of 20-25 US Military veterans who join the Farmingdale
student body each semester, rapidly expanding the current population of 170 undergraduate
veterans by 40% in 2012. We propose out-of-classroom enrichments for a veteran cohort
enrolled in a newly created theme-based section of EGL 102 focusing on the literature
of war and depictions of the military in popular culture. Possible enhancements include:
a military themed film and speaker series; field trips to city and local galleries
or museums for military focused exhibits; and student-organized panel discussions
with speakers from the entire FSC veteran community. These activities will create
a cohesive peer support network among incoming US Military students; make learning
more relevant and personal for returning veterans, contribute to monitoring and advisement,
and lead to greater retention and overall success. Once piloted and assessed in Fall
2013, a thematic EGL 102 cohort can be built each Fall for incoming freshman veterans,
and co-curricular enrichment activities can be continued through the leadership of
the Office of Veterans Affairs with the assistance of the Student Veterans of America
club at FSC.
|5. Victor Huang
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-2773
Faculty-guided Student Research in Biochemistry
We propose a co-curricular activity focused on a biochemistry research experience
for an upper-level science student. The student will be trained in techniques, analytical
thinking, and presentation skills. The entire project will take place on campus under
the tutelage of Drs. Victor Huang and Glen Hinckley. We expect this project to encompass
an entire year from initiation in May 2013 to completion the following May. For the
student, the skills learned will be immensely marketable for both professional and
|6. Angela Jones
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-2669
Making Gender Visible: A Lecture by Michael Kimm
This Title III Students First grant will be used to host a campus-wide lecture by
Michael Kimmel, entitled Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth?: Men and Women in a New Millennium.
The lecture will be held March 2014, during Women's History Month and aims to be part
of a future on-going Women's History Month Program. This public lecture on campus
given by one of sociology's most preeminent scholars of gender, will enrich our students'
learning experience, promote critical thinking, and help promote the growth of our
new Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program and student clubs.
|7. Frances Santiago-Schwarz
Professor of Biology
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-2175
Mentoring FSC students in Immunology Research.
Specifically, funding is requested for mentoring students in immunological research
at FSC and the Feinstein Institute for Biomedical Research, the key research arm of
the North-Shore LIJ Health System. The activity stems from a new academic partnership
between FSC and the Feinstein Institute.
The specific activity in this Students First Grant request involves co-curricular
activity related to the for-credit student research internship that is part of the
FSC bioscience curriculum. The global objective is to provide students with a highly
enriched learning experience in a real-world setting that will enhance their ability
to succeed in their chosen career path related to a bioscience discipline, such as
medical or graduate school. The expected outcomes include: learning hands-on-bench
techniques commonly used in immunology research; developing critical/independent thinking
skills; familiarity with research advances in biomedical sciences; experience in analyzing,
tabulating and presenting scientific data for both oral and written delivery; engaging
in teaching their peers; developing a sense of viable career paths from other students/scientists
working at the institute.
Based on the successful contribution of the student to the advancement of the research
project, the student will be listed as a co-author on an abstract/poster entitled:
"Evidence for a tri-molecular immune-inhibitory partnership between CD33, LAIR-1,
and C1q"to be presented at a conference on Immunity and Tolerance at the Cold Spring
Harbor Laboratories. This outside the classroom activity will involve preparation/presentation
of the poster (see abstract included as supplemental material). The monies requested
will cover expenses related to poster preparation and conference registration and
allow the PI and student the opportunity to attend lectures at the conference, participate
in the presentation of the poster, and engage in social activities aimed at fostering
scientific collaborations and other educational/career opportunities.
|8. Sarbjit Singh
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-2786
Up Close and Personal - A Content-Rich Career Trip to the Brooklyn Nets
The tools to educate our students to be prepared to succeed in the industry are part
of a multi-pronged approach, with interactive opportunities at the forefront of this
enriched learning. With that in mind, we are proposing a day-long trip that will bring
35 FSC students face to face with the newest pro sports franchise in New York, the
Brooklyn Nets. By touring the billion Barclays Center, meeting with team executives,
and taking in a game, the students will bridge the gap between theory and practice
and enhance their connection to the sport management industry.
|9. Laura McMullin & Frank Rampello
Staff Associate & Academic Counselor
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-2109
Staff Associate & Staff Instructor
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-2104
Strengthening Student Engagement.
According to the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (2012), the majority of faculty
members at Farmingdale State College do not highly regard the value of educational
experiences occurring outside of the classroom. This is emblematic of the gap between
Student Affairs and Academic Affairs. The aforementioned survey further cites the
fact that 69% of students do not spend any time at a college-sponsored activity. It
is reasonable to assume, at least in part, that there is a significant correlation
that contributes to low student retention. This proposal is designed to allocate resources
for assessment tools, both technology-driven and face-to-face. In turn, this will
provide data that will inform the discussion of how to remediate this gap and provide
for a well-rounded student experience.
|10. Annemarie Rosciano & Frances Cherkis
Assistant Professors of Nursing
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-2446
Assistant Professors of Nursing
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-2720
Does a Peer Review NCLEX-RN(National Council Licensure Exam) Course Increase the Pass
Rate for Associate and Baccalaureate Nursing Student Graduates on the NCLEX-RN Exam?
The objective of this assessment is to identify if a peer review National Council
of State Board of Nursing (NCSBN) NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Exam) review
course increases the pass rate for associate and baccalaureate nursing student graduates.
The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) has been
the standard by which all undergraduate nursing programs are judged for program effectiveness.
Consistent patterns of low pass rates can have serious implications for the academic
institution, the nursing program, the nursing faculty, the program graduates, and
the community at large. Preparing undergraduate nursing students for licensure is
a major concern for undergraduate nursing faculty. To address the issue faculty have
identified variables that can predict success on the NCLEC- RN examination. We propose
to implement an online peer review NCSBN NCLEX-RN review course in conjunction with
face to face workshops provided by faculty for three weeks in a didactic setting to
identify if the overall pass rate on the national exam increases. The grant recipients
will serve as: the faculty advisors, educators, mentors, resource personnel, assume
responsibility for organizing the face to face workshops, access to the NCLEX RN NCSBN
online review course, overall coordination and organization of this program.
Assessment of these results will be determined by the NCLEX RN licensure exam the
participants will be taking the summer of 2013. The face to face and online review
classes will be evaluated using a questionnaire the students will electronically access
on Survey Monkey. In the future we will determine if these programs are beneficial
to increase the NCLEX RN pass rate for the graduate nursing student.
|11. Christine Sacco-Sanchez
Writing Center Director
Email: Email; Tel: 934-420-2082
Supplemental Writing Program.
The objective of this assessment is to identify common areas of writing difficulties
amongst students with disabilities. Based on the identification of difficulties, the
Writing Center will create academic support through a supplemental writing program
which addresses writing difficulties. The supplemental writing program will include
a series of five (5) workshops focusing on common areas of difficulties, along with
two (2) online peer support discussions, and one-on-one tutoring sessions which implement
techniques discussed during the workshops into writing assignments.