Dear Faculty and Staff: We are concluding a productive academic year. Please take a moment and thank a colleague for his/her efforts during the past year. Have a fruitful summer.
- Chadron State 2020 — http://www.csc.edu/president/2020/index.csc
- MAP Purpose & Priorities — http://www.csc.edu/library/mapsupport/#tab2
- MAP Priorities & Sub-Priorities – click on “Priorities”
- Visit the VPAA Update archive versions on the VPAA website: http://csc.edu/vpaa/snaresreleases/index.csc
Faculty searches for 2017-18 AY: one Business; English & Humanities; Music; Education Recent hires include Terrie Wood as an instructor within the Business department.
Events Prior to the First Day of Classes
Accompanying this VPAA Update are the scheduled activities during 14-18 August 2017. Two of the documents consist of events prior to the first day of class for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs/Services. The third document is the Opening Day events, 18 August 2017. In early August these schedules will be resent to the CSC campus community; typically there are only minor changes. Hopefully this assists you with summer planning.
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Assurance Review in 2021
Fall 2017: CSC may begin contributing documents to the HLC Evidence File for the 2021
2020- 2021: CSC submits Assurance Argument and Evidence File. Peer review is conducted
with no on-site visit
2021-2022: CSC may submit Quality Initiative Proposal
Final Review of 2017-19 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs
If you would like to participate in reviewing the final draft of CSC 2017-19 Catalogs, please join us at the following work sessions in the LLC 111 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm (except 23 May).
- 23 May (1:30-3:00 pm): Directory, calendar, CSC information, admissions, registration, financial aid, expectations, conduct, policies, student services, graduation requirements, programs of study, and information (board of trustees, faculty and staff).
- 24 May: Education
- 25 May: Applied Sciences
- 26 May: Math, Psychological Sciences, Counseling and Social Work
- 30 May: ESP
- 31 May: English and Humanities
- 1 June: Visual and Performing Arts
- 2 June: Criminal Justice, Communication Arts and Social Science
- 5 June: Music
- 6 June: HPER and Business
- 7 June: Physical and Life Sciences If these dates do not work for you please contact Paula Perlinski at email@example.com or call at 6203.
The plan is to publish the catalogs as soon as possible after the final review. As CSC is in the process of utilizing CourseLeaf, the exact date of publication will be clarified in the next few weeks. The use of CourseLeaf (https://www.leepfrog.com/courseleaf/) became an option when NeSIS (Nebraska Student Information System) decided to pursue the software program. CSC is the only college within the Nebraska State College System (NSCS) to partner with the University System. Updating and revising the catalogs has been a very time intensive effort, often involving numerous weeks of 15-20 individuals during the summer. The CourseLeaf program streamlines the process to better utilize faculty and staff resources (and advance staff skills – MAP 6). An Executive Council task team explored several options and the Director of Records, along with the Deans, proposed the adoption of Courseleaf to take advantage of support from the NeSIS group in Lincoln. Executive Council and Cabinet supported this effort.
Final Review of 2017-18 Student Handbook
If you would like to participate in reviewing the final draft of CSC 2017-18 Student Handbook, contact Elsa Taylor-Cless (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 6231.
Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE) Program Reviews
At the 16 March 2017 CCPE meeting, the commission reviewed some of the 2015-16 CSC existing program reports. The following were approved for continuation: Organizational Management (MSOM) and Business Administration (BA, BSE, MBA). During the 26 January 2017 meeting, Social Science (BSE) was approved for continuation.
2017 Nebraska Higher Education Progress Report
The 2017 Nebraska Higher Education Progress Report assesses progress toward three key priorities:
- Increase the number of students who enter postsecondary education in Nebraska; 2. Increase the percentage of students who enroll and successfully complete a degree; and 3. Reduce, eliminate and then reverse the net out-migration of Nebraskans with high levels
of educational attainment. Some of the key takeaways include the following:
- The six-year completion rates for Nebraska public two-year institutions (42.0%) and four-year public institutions (63.9%), was better than the national rates of 38.1% and 61.2%, respectively;
- For every 10,000 working-age (22 to 64) Nebraskans with a bachelor’s degree or higher, there was an average annual net out-migration of 70.7 people from 2011 to 2015, meaning that Nebraska continues to lose more residents with a bachelor’s degree than it attracts from other states. The full report is available at https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/2017-higher-education-progress-report.