This Friday, 25 September 2015, 8:00-9:00 am, I will be adjacent to the LLC Book Ends for an Open Session to clarify items within this update, voice concerns, or discuss topics of interest.
Presentations to Campus (Lakota Room in Student Center)
MAP Progress Presentation — Jim Margetts, Joel Hyer, Jim Powell, Susan Hines, & Charles Snare
- 14 September (Monday) 3:15- 4:15 pm – thanks for the questions
- 24 September (Thursday): 3:15- 4:15 pm
HLC Reaffirmation Presentation — Charles Snare & Terie Dawson
- 21 September (Monday): 3:15- 4:15 pm
- 1 October (Thursday): 3:15- 4:15 pm
State of Higher Education Presentation — Charles Snare
- 5 October (Monday): 3:15- 4:15 pm
- 8 October (Thursday): 3:15- 4:15 pm
These presentations are offered twice, as everyone has numerous obligations. If you desire an update and/or information, hope to see you there.
Mission, Vision, & Values Steering Team
The purpose of this Steering Team is to complete Stage Two of a Four Stage process: Stage One (September 2014 – April 2015) reviewed materials, obtained sample feedback, and recommended revision of the CSC Mission, Vision and Values. Thus, Stage One determined there was sufficient support and evidence to revise the current Mission, Vision, and Values. Stage Two (September 2015 – 15 January 2016) consists of creating the Plan of Action (PA). Stage Three (30 January 2016 – 15 December 2017) entails PA implementation that results in a new CSC Mission, Vision, and Values. This stage encompasses discussions of campus-wide and relevant stakeholders for the formation of a proposed Mission, Vision, and Values that will be submitted to President Rhine. Stage Four involves final reviews and approvals for the new Mission, Vision, and Values. The list of the Steering Team members is provided in the CSC Committee attachment. If you have ideas or comments, please send to Jon Hansen (email@example.com) or Charles Snare (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Steering Team co-chairs.
The accompanying attachment list provides the campus-wide committees/task groups membership. This list does not include Faculty Senate (forthcoming) or Presidential committees (see 9/16/15 email from Pam Anderson). Hopefully, this list will provide opportunities to collaborate across committees, a better understanding of our numerous efforts, and appreciation of the work of our colleagues. If there is an error in the attached list or you have a strong desire to participate, please contact Paula Perlinski, email@example.com.
TK20 Support Team
In an effort to provide better services to the individuals and departments using the Tk20 software system, and to explore options for enhancing the use of the system, a new Chadron State College Tk20 Support Team has been established. The goal of the team is to expand and streamline the support and planning provided to the CSC community members. The team consists of Dr. Bob Adebayo, Joy Omelanuk, Malinda Linegar, and Terie Dawson. The group meets Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM in the Library (Room 108). If you have any TK20 related questions, training requests or other issues related to the assessment software, please join us or contact Joy or Terie.
CSC Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE)
The Offices of Institutional Research and Assessment have been merged and renamed as Office of Institutional Effectiveness. The goal of combining the two offices is to enhance the collection, analysis, management, and dissemination of timely, relevant, and accurate information in support of the college’s mission, goals, and values. OIE staff members include Dr. Bob Adebayo, Joy Omelanuk, Malinda Linegar, and Terie Dawson. OIE staff members are looking forward to working with the CSC community to effectively support assessment, institutional research, accreditation, strategic planning, and reporting processes.
The following staff vacancies have been filled:
- Kristol Cummings, Project Coordinator for the LLC & TLC.
Current Searches: 2 OAII, 1 IT Specialist for TLC, and 7 faculty positions (for January 2016 or August 2016).
Master Academic Plan (MAP) and Faculty Positions
As delineated in MAP 5.2, three full-time tenure track positions were identified as needed support. I will be meeting with chairs of programs offering graduate programs to discuss allocation of new (not existing) faculty positions. The Deans will be contacting your chairs this week for preliminary discussions.
Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC)
Todd Jamison has accepted the role of Head Business Consultant for the NBDC for the fall 2015 semester. The long-term intention is to have one of the new Marketing faculty members serve in the role of Head Business Consultant beginning either in January 2016 or August 2016. A graduate assistant and part-time office assistant support the efforts of the Head Business Consultant; these positions are partially funded by a grant.
Library Learning Commons
In 2014-2015, the LLC added close to 2,000 print titles to the collection. While the majority were acquired through gifts and donations (1,093 titles) and others were added through the rotating and juvenile/curriculum sections (546 titles), more than 500 were procured for academic departments in collaboration with faculty, department chairs, and library liaisons. To find out more about what’s new, read Pam Newberg’s most recent blog post, “Two Books Walk Into a Bar…” To circulate more of these new books (as well as the old ones), the LLC now offers a book delivery service. Faculty simply request books online; then books are delivered to their campus offices. For more on the service, read Christine Fullerton’s blog post, “Too Busy to Come to the Library? Let the Library Come to You!” Finally, the LLC (and TLC) is happy to announce its new project coordinator position, which was recently filled by Kristol Cummings.
Teaching & Learning Center
The TLC published its first newsletter this month. To find out more about TLC seminars and workshops as well as other faculty development opportunities, look for The Centerian in your in-box on or around the first of every month.
Specialized Accreditation Submissions
This September, the CSC Business program submitted a status report to the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This past August the Social Work program submitted a progress report to the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The Music Department will be submitting a response to the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) regarding deferral of initial accreditation. The 11 February 2015 VPAA Update provides a brief explanation of specialized accreditation. If you would like to access any of these reports, contact Pam Newberg in the Library Learning Commons (LLC). The LLC is the central repository place for this as well as other information.
Faculty Development Grant
For the 2015-16 Academic Year, 29 faculty members were awarded grants from $400-$450. The Faculty Development Committee, a Faculty Senate committee, reviews proposals and recommends appropriate awards. Nine departments are represented by the 29 awardees; the school breakdown of awardees is the following: BEAMSS = 8; EHPCPSW = 9; Liberal Arts = 12. Faculty members will be participating in 25 different professional conferences with 11 CSC presentations. Nine of the 29 relate to the scholarship of teaching and learning conferences; 20 of the 29 awards are associated with disciplinary professional development conferences.