Dear Faculty and Staff:
In the midst of autumn, the following sentiment from Lin Yutang seems apropos: “I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content.”
In the spirit of mellowness, tinged, perhaps, with a little sorrow, I offer the following:
MAP Priorities and Projects on Chadron State 2020
- Chadron State 2020 — http://www.csc.edu/president/2020/index.csc
- MAP Support — http://www.csc.edu/library/mapsupport/index.csc
Faculty searches in progress: 4 Business; 1 Science; 1 Art; 2 ESP (HPER & Rangeland); 2 Graduate (Counseling & Education).
Faculty Senate Leadership
Faculty Senate: Dr. Matt Brust, President & Dr. Mary Jo Carnot, Secretary; Faculty Development: Dr. Wendy Jamison, Chair; Study Abroad: Dr. Tracy Nobiling, Chair; Student Academic Appeals: Dr. Jim Margetts; Academic Suspension and Probation: Dr. Pat Beu, Chair; Promotion and Tenure: Dr. Karen Enos; Graduate Council: Dr. Joel Hyer, Chair; Academic Review: Dr. Charles Snare, Chair; Educational Technology: Dr. Wendy Waugh; Research Institute: Dr. Charles Snare, Chair.
In recent weeks individuals and groups have met across campus regarding the identification and collection of documents relating to CSC’s HLC reaffirmation effort. If you are among those identifying and collecting documents, please be sure to indicate which criterion, component, and subcomponent (i.e. 1D3) they fulfill, and then send the documents directly to Joel Hyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Learning Commons
The last of the Graves Lectures is coming up on Tuesday, 10 November (at 7 pm in LLC 111). Peggy Hinman will bookend this semester’s very successful lecture series with “Life: It Depends on How You Look at It.” If you missed any of the lectures this semester (by Josh Ellis, Steve Coughlin, and Shaunda French), they are available online; visit: http://academic.csc.edu/llc/blog/?page_id=50 for the video links. This spring, Graves will work with the TLC’s New Faculty Orientation Program to put together a lecture series comprised entirely of new faculty. Stay tuned!
Teaching & Learning Center
If you are a full-time faculty member committed to developing projects that contribute to the mission and goals of the TLC and/or the six MAP priorities, you may have an interest in becoming a TLC Fellow. The application deadline is 4 December, and awards will be announced 18 December. For more information, visit: http://academic.csc.edu/tlc/blog/?page_id=18.
The TLC has recently archived all of the VPAA Updates on its blog site (http://academic.csc.edu/tlc/blog). If you’ve missed an Update, it’s easier than ever to get caught up! Just visit the Articles page and click on the VPAA Update category, or follow this link: http://academic.csc.edu/tlc/blog/?cat=28.
Accreditation and State Oversight Timeline for Spring 2016
- January 2016: Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE) Reports Due: Business, Social Sciences, Justice Studies, Technical Occupations, MSOM, and Math.
- April 2016: Council For the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Report Due.