Dear Faculty and Staff:
As Seneca observed, every new beginning comes from some beginning’s end. This observation is especially appropriate for CSC with the culmination of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Comprehensive Evaluation. As we are at the beginning of a new Academic Year, creating learning experiences, and preparing for the HLC 2020-21 Assurance Review, CSC has opportunities to continue our positive progress.
With the stellar outcome of the Comprehensive Evaluation CSC has the option to choose one of three pathways. CSC will remain on the Open Pathway. This provides CSC with the most flexibility, affords the opportunity to pursue improvement projects, and conveys that CSC is not under notice (or sanction) and has no pending focus visit.
In 2020-21 CSC will need to complete an Assurance Review. This will be to demonstrate CSC is meeting HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. A Peer Review Team will evaluate the materials and recommend whether CSC should continue in the cycle or whether monitoring is necessary. HLC’s Institutional Actions Council (IAC) reviews the report and takes action on the recommendation.
The HLC Peer Review Team report was attached to the 10 August 2017 VPAA Update. This report will be a key component of the All-Campus faculty and staff meeting, 18 August 2017, 8:00 am.
- 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
Business: Lonnie Hosman
Business: Cassie Ritzen
English and Humanities/Transitional Studies: Markus Jones
English & Humanities: Dr. Mary Clai Jones
Math: Detsinh Sayaloune
Math: Dr. Gregory Moses
Music: Dr. Rick Puzzo
Music: Dr. Michael Knight
Science: Dr. Johnica Morrow
Associate Vice President for Teaching and Learning Technologies: Dr. David Kendrick
Project Coordinator Liberal Arts: Kate Pope
OA II BEAMSS: Jerri Lee Morsett
OA II Liberal Arts: search in progress
Interim Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center: search in progress
Dr. Wendy Jamison: Physical and Life Sciences
Dr. Teresa Frink: Applied Sciences
Dr. Rob Stack: Mathematical Sciences
Mr. Todd Jamison: Business
Dr. Shafiq Rahman: Communication and Social Sciences
Dr. Lisette Leesch: Justice Studies
Ms. Laura Bentz: Art
Dr. Brad Wilburn: English and Humanities
Dr. Una Taylor: Music
Dr. Laura Gaudet: Counseling, Psychological Sciences, and Social Work
Dr. Don King: Education
Dr. Scott Ritzen: Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Over the summer, Dr. Kathleen Kirsch stepped down from the Graduate Studies Faculty Coordinator position. We wish to thank Dr. Kirsch for her passionate, relentless efforts over the past two years. For 2017-18 academic year, Dr. Josh Ellis will serve in this capacity.
All- Campus Information Fair
For the 2017-18 AY the Information Fair is scheduled for 9 November 2017. Previously, the Information Fair has been held in February. This change is based upon feedback provided by the February 2017 participants. Please contact Paula Perlinski (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your table.
Faculty Professional Development
Newly hired faculty will be participating in a series of professional development sessions, starting with the August 17th New Faculty Orientation Kickoff. Please contact Tracy Nobiling (email@example.com). All CSC faculty members are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Teaching and Learning Center’s Reflect and Write Route 6×6 Challenge, beginning with Reflect and Refine: A Writing Workshop Based on Pedagogy and Praxis, facilitated by Elisabeth Ellington. Please contact Elizabeth Ledbetter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Eclipse – First Day of Classes
Please note that we will not be cancelling classes for the eclipse. It is up to individual instructors to determine whether to allow students to go outside to observe the eclipse. Special glasses will be available for students in the Student Center on Monday the 21st. Please remind all students that they need to wear the glasses if they are going to be anywhere where they can view the event.