Welcome back! As you can see, the format of my updates has changed a little—to include CSC’s Mission Statement and the six MAP Priorities in the Master Academic Plan. My goal is to keep everyone mindful of our goals and to post regular updates so that you are aware of our accomplishments.
In preparing for the academic year 2015-2016, I’m sending this update prior to the start of the semester. Please note that two very important documents were emailed to you on 4 August, entitled: Events Prior to the First Week of Fall 2015 Classes (17-21 August) and Opening Day (21 August). Please be sure to read through these in order to prepare and otherwise plan your time.
Along with this document, there are two other documents: Events prior to the first week of Fall 2015 classes and Opening Day (21 August). Hopefully, you will find this helpful in your planning. As these are tentative plans, an updated version will be sent in early August. The first day of Fall 2015 classes, 24 August, is 15 weeks from this Monday.
Hiring and Job Search News
Dr. James Powell has accepted the Position of Dean for the School of EHPCPSW. With the retirement of Dr. Margaret Crouse, a national search was conducted.
Dean of Education; Health, Physical Education, Recreation/Sports Management; Psychology, Counseling and Social Work & Dean of Accreditation and Assessment – On March 23, 2015 Dr. James Powell will be interviewing on campus for the position. The candidate’s itinerary and CV have been circulated via email and may be accessed online: Read Full Post
New Host For CSC Learning Management System (LMS)
In an effort to increase the capacity, stability, and performance of the Learning Management System (LMS) that supports CSC Online, the College has accepted a proposal from an alternative provider to begin hosting our LMS (Sakai) on a date yet to be determined. Read Full Post
The following updates may be of interest.
Information Fair Luncheon
Our third annual faculty and staff information fair will occur 12 February 2015 (Thursday) from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm. The Information Fair Luncheon provides the opportunity to ask questions about programs and units across campus: Library Learning Commons; Career and Academic Planning Services; Faculty Advisory Dashboard; IT; Conferencing; Transfer Credit; Bridge English; Campus Beautification; Office Assistants; College Relations; Student Services; ROTC; The Big Event; Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC); Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (TLC); Quality Matters; Transitional Studies Program and Early Alert; Essential Studies Program; Project Strive and TRIO; Learning Center; Deans; HLC, and Master Academic Plan (MAP). Read Full Post
Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior
Following the Chief Academic Officers (CAO) and NSCS Board of Trustees meetings last week, I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Dennis Molfese, Director of the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior, at UNL in Lincoln. Dr. Molfese provided a tour of the new interdisciplinary facility which is quite impressive (http://cb3.unl.edu/). He has gathered faculty from many disciplines (e.g. psychology; political science; education). Read Full Post
I hope your holidays were filled with joy and time with loved ones. Read Full Post
Title IX — All-Campus Presentation 13 November 2014
You may have been unable to attend Jon Hansen’s presentation on sexual assault, sexual harassment, and relationship violence. If that was the case, please review the materials provided in the attachment. Sexual assault, sexual harassment, and relationship violence is a nationwide higher education problem. If you have further questions, contact Jon Hansen. Read Full Post