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.
The 17 minute video “Violence against women – it’s a men’s issue” by Jackson Katz following the all-campus meeting is very informative — http://www.ted.com/talks/jackson_katz_violence_against_women_it_s_a_men_s_issue?language=en. I hope you have the opportunity to view the video.
2016-17 Date of Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Comprehensive Visit
- The following link describes the Open Pathway for Reaffirmation including an overview, comprehensive evaluation (and on-site visit), quality initiative, and related materials — https://www.ncahlc.org/Pathways/open-pathway.html.
- CSC has submitted preferred dates for the on-site visit that may occur in fall 2016 or spring 2017. CSC will be informed within the next couple of months of the on-site visit date.
- The Criteria for Accreditation and Assumed Practices is attached (revised June 2014).
- “The Commission relies upon the work of peer reviewers for its accrediting activities. These volunteers generously share their knowledge and experience to assure and advance institutional quality … The Commission maintains a Peer Review Corps of approximately 1,300 faculty and administrators from institutions within the nineteen state North Central region” (https://www.ncahlc.org/Peer-Review/peer-reviewers.html).
- Within the USA there are three broad kinds of accreditation:
- Regional: accredits degree-granting institutions.
- Specialized: accredits programs in specific disciplines within the institution.
- National: accredits institutions and programs that are not-for-profit religious or career-focused for-profit.
- The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is one of six regional accreditation entities. In 1912, HLC first published 12 standards and released a list of accredited institutions in 1913. HLC is an independent, non-profit association funded by membership dues and service fees. Trained volunteers serve as peer reviewers. Unlike many other countries that employ a national bureaucracy, the USA relies on the oversight and regulation by an evaluation process of our higher education colleagues. Currently CSC has two faculty members that serve as HLC peer reviewers to evaluate other institutions: Dr. Joyce Hardy and Dr. Bill Roweton.
- Regional accreditation is important for the following academic reasons:
- CSC has demonstrated quality assurance.
- CSC has demonstrated quality improvement.
- Regional accreditation is important because it shows the peer reviewer process works.
- Regional accreditation is important because CSC benefits from student access to federal funding.
On 11 November the Library Learning Commons and the Teaching and Learning Center rolled out a two-week test-drive of TurnItIn. Test results will be announced in early December.
Chadron State College is now serving as a Test Center for the ETS Praxis Series tests; these tests are
- Required for all education undergraduate and graduate students;
- Include the entrance test into the education program for undergraduate students and the exit test for both undergraduate and graduate students.
- Requirements for certification to practice professionally as a teacher, counselor, or administrator within most states and in particular Nebraska.
The entry test examines writing, math, and reading skills. The exit test measures content knowledge in the endorsement or certification area of study. By having this Center on campus, CSC students do not have to travel to other sites located in Scottsbluff, Kearney, Rapid City, Casper, or Fort Collins.
Presently the test center is housed in an Old Administration Building computer laboratory; however a permanent home for the Center will be in the Miller Training Room. The tentative date for the Center to be in Miller is Fall 2015.
Board of Trustees 20-21 January 2015
The following academic policies are scheduled for review and revisions:
- Board Policy 4100; Program Approval
- Board Policy 4140; Academic Program and Degree Requirements
- Board Policy 4200; Program Review Procedure
- Board Policy 4420; Dual Enrollment Courses Delivered to High School Students
- Board Policy 4430; Transfer of Credits
- Board Policy 5021; Delegation of Authority to Make Certain Appointments
- Board Policy 5102; Faculty Employees Excluded from the SCEA Bargaining Unit
- Board Policy 5103; Professional Staff Employees Excluded from the NSCPA Bargaining Unit
- Board Policy 5104; Support Staff Employees Excluded from the NAPE/AFSCME Bargaining Unit
Please send me suggestions or comments prior to 1 December.
New Academic Hires to Replace Vacancies:
- John Ritzen: Instructor HPER
- Marianne Mowry: Project Coordinator
- Erin Norman: Instructor FCS