Dear Faculty and Staff:
Every day I see faculty and staff living the Teddy Roosevelt adage: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. As with many years in the past, CSC relentlessly pursues learning opportunities for students. Thanks for your continued commitment to bringing out the best in others.
- MAP Priorities and Projects on Chadron State 2020
- Chadron State 2020 — http://www.csc.edu/president/2020/index.csc
- MAP Purpose — 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
- CSC Quality Initiative Report – see accompanying document and/or request from Pam Newberg, LLC
- Open Forum with the VPAA, 12 September, Monday, 8:30-9:30 am, LLC Book Ends: Come ask questions (such as 19 August opening sessions or September Board of Trustees meeting), voice concerns and/or discuss the next MAP or higher education in 2025.
Faculty searches for 2017-18 AY: two Business, one Science, two Math, and one English position will be advertised early during Fall 2016 Semester
New faculty hires completed in August for 2016-17:
John Staben, Math
Dr. David Christensen, History
Current academic staff searches:
Office Assistant II (3rd floor Old Admin)
Academic staff searches for 2017-18 AY:
Director of Assessment;
Associate Vice President for Teaching and Learning Technologies
Dr. David Nesheim has accepted a one-year position to serve as Interim Assessment Director. Within the Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) unit, Pam Newberg and Sam Ballard oversee the Library Learning Commons (LLC) and Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), as the Interim Director of the LLC and TLC respectively. Kristol Cummings is responsible for duties and activities that span across the LLC and TLC.
During the 2015-16 Academic Year (AY), a total of 20 faculty and staff positions required a search and/or interim appointment to fill open positions. 13 Faculty and five staff searches were conducted for a total of 18 searches. Two open staff positions (AVP for Teaching and Learning Technologies and Assessment Director) were filled for one-year appointments. Eight faculty searches resulted in hiring for tenure-track positions. Four faculty searches were for one-year positions. Currently CSC has 95 permanent faculty positions. Only one of the full-time faculty positions (business) is not filled for the 2016-17 AY.
Coordinating Commission for Post Secondary Education (CCPE)
The CCPE issued the 2016 Comprehensive State Plan for Postsecondary Education. Within this document the major forces for change include demographic, economic, political, and educational factors. The following highlight some notable points:
- Rural counties will continue to lose
- Nebraskans aged 65 and over will likely increase from 5% in 2010 to 20.4% by 2030.
- Nebraska has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the
- Nebraska’s economic foundation is
- Strong support continues for public
- Accountability and performance measures are expected to increase for higher education institutions.
- The state has achieved one of the highest high school graduation rates in the
- Every fall, more that 25% of entering students at public institutions are transfer
- Campus facilities need renovation and replacement, upgrades for safety and security, and modifications for new
- Many on-campus students enroll in both face-to-face and online
Quality Initiative Submission to Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
The reaffirmation for accreditation process has begun for CSC. This will continue through June 2017. CSC submitted the Quality Initiative (QI) Report. The QI Report is the first document submitted that may impact the reaffirmation of accreditation. The QI is designed to demonstrate continuous improvement. A panel of two or three reviewers evaluates the QI Report. CSC may be contacted for clarification during the next few months.
The HLC Peer Review team sends preliminary recommendation to CSC for discussion. HLC will send CSC the final recommendation. CSC has an opportunity to respond to the Peer Review team final recommendation. The Peer Review team recommendation, CSC response, and documentation from the Comprehensive Evaluation are sent to the Institutional Actions Council (IAC) for decision-making (www.hlcommission.org).
CSC’s Quality Initiative effort focused on the Essential Studies Program. A QI proposal was spearheaded by Dean Hyer and developed by a CSC team. The QI proposal was submitted for acceptance in December 2012. HLC staff screen the proposal and a panel of peer reviewers evaluate the proposal. CSC’s QI was accepted. It took the efforts of many individuals across campus to implement the proposal and write the report. Thank you. Your dedication to CSC is very much appreciated.
Library Learning Commons
The Library Liaison process, where librarians work with faculty through department chairs to select materials for the library’s collections, made some gains during the 2015-16 academic year in the print collection revitalization (MAP 3.2). A total of 1,228 books were purchased across all departments using a combination of librarian recommendations (based on the collection and current curricula) and new titles being published that are applicable to the College’s needs. When additional monies were identified in late February, 756 more print titles and 498 new scores were purchased bringing the number of new titles added to the collection close to 2,500.
Attached file: QI Report – Chadron State College