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.
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
- 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.
The following faculty positions have been filled for the 2015-16 AY:
- Brittany Helmbrecht, ESP/HPER
The following staff vacancies have been filled:
- Robert Pace, Accompanist
Current Searches: 2 OAII, 1 Project Coordinator, 1 IT Specialist, and 3 faculty positions.
Interviews for the Project Coordinator are being held this week, and interviews for the IT Specialist position will be held after Labor Day. Because the IT Specialist in the Teaching & Learning Center administers CSC’s learning management system (Sakai) and provides a wide variety of instructional technology support, faculty will be invited to attend candidate presentations during the campus interviews, meet the candidates, review their resumes, and provide feedback to the search committee. Please look for the presentation and feedback invitations in your email in-boxes by Friday, 4 September.
11 September: First call for Research Institute proposals due to Paula Perlinski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Faculty Development Grant
These grants are available to all faculty members for professional development. The application may be found in the faculty form repository. Send proposals to Dr. Wendy Jamison (email@example.com).
Nebraska Department of Education
The Nebraska State Board of Education approved all of the endorsement programs within the Chadron State College Teacher Education Program.
Office of Assessment
Dr. Adebayo is located in 124 Miller Hall – 303-432-7078 (office) and 308-432-6429 (fax).
Library Learning Commons
The LLC is excited about its Graves Lecture line-up this fall. Talks by Josh Ellis, Steve Coughlin, Shaunda French, and Peggy Hinman will deliver on a range of topics, including health, nutrition, and work-life balance. For more information and the lecture dates and locations, see: http://academic.csc.edu/llc/blog/?page_id=50. In the vein of healthier lifestyles, the LLC will also host free, secular meditation sessions during the month of September. Retired faculty member John Parton will lead these sessions and introduce the CSC community to techniques for focusing the mind and relaxing the body. Sessions begin on 8 September, and meet in LLC 111 from 4 to 4:45 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through the end of the month.
Teaching & Learning Center
The TLC kicked off its New Faculty Orientation (NFO) Program (formerly Jumpstart) on 20 August with nine new faculty members and a new facilitator, Dr. Tracy Nobiling. Also new is the New Faculty Orientation website and blog, which may prove an excellent resource for not-so-new faculty in need of “refreshers” on topics such as faculty travel policies, MAP planning, accessibility, copyright, FERPA, LLC databases, the Learning Center, Transitional Studies, Project Strive-TRIO, counseling, grade submission, Turnitin, assessment, and the PAR. For more information about the NFO Program and its scheduled meetings, visit: http://academic.csc.edu/nfo/ or contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Reaffirmation
The HLC Comprehensive Visit is scheduled for 24-25 April 2017. The HLC reaffirmation process has been completely revamped. It is no longer a Self-Study; instead, it is a series of highly structured requirements that include the following:
- Submission of an Assurance Argument Report (this replaced the Self-Study)
- Submission of a Federal Compliance Report
- Submission of Quality Initiative Report
- Evidence and Demonstration of Assumed Practices Standards
- Evidence and Demonstration of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Standards.
During the past two years, numerous faculty and staff have participated in collecting evidence to meet the new reaffirmation process and expectations. The following committees have been established to take the next step.
HLC Organizing Task Team (for HLC Reaffirmation)
Co-Chairs: Dr. Charles Snare & Dr. Akin “Bob” Adebayo
Members: Dr. Joel Hyer; Joy Omelanuk; Dr. Kathy Bahr; Terie Dawson; Pam Newberg.
Assurance Argument Task Team (for HLC Reaffirmation)
Co-Chairs: Dr. Charles Snare & Dr. Joel Hyer
Members: Terie Dawson; Dr. Akin “Bob” Adebayo; Dr. Kathy Bahr; Dr. Bill Roweton; Dr. Karen Enos; Dr. Jim Margetts; Joy Omelanek; Pam Newberg; Dr. Jim Powell; Dr. Margaret Crouse; Dr. Susan Hines; Jon Hansen; Dr. Randy Rhine; Ann Burk; Dale Grant; Anne DeMersserman.
Federal Compliance Committee (for HLC Reaffirmation)
Co-Chairs: Sherry Douglas & Terie Dawson
Members: Dr. Joel Hyer; Dr. Jim Margetts; Dr. Jim Powell; Dr. Pat Beu; Dr. Bob Adebayo; Dr. Margaret Crouse; Melissa Mitchell; Paula Perlinski; Dale Williamson; Ann Burk; Kari Gaswick; Sheila Pourier; Jon Hansen, Lisa Stein, Alex Helmbrecht; Anne DeMersserman.
Assumed Practices Task Team (for HLC Reaffirmation)
Co-Chairs: Dr. Charles Snare & Dr. Akin “Bob” Adebayo
Members: Dr. Jim Powell; Dr. Margaret Crouse.
SARA Compliance Committee (for HLC Reaffirmation)
Co-Chairs: Dr. Akin “Bob” Adebayo & Dr. Charles Snare
Members: Dr. Susan Hines; Dr. Jim Margetts; Dr. Jim Powell; Dr. Joel Hyer.
Quality Initiative Committee (for HLC Reaffirmation)
Chair: Dr. Joel Hyer
Members: Dr. Susan Schaeffer; Dr. Karen Enos; Dr. Pat Beu.
If you are interested in assisting with the HLC reaffirmation, please contact me.