The TRIO program will be relocating to the LLC. The move from the Gold Room to the LLC will place high-risk students closer to a number of useful student support services (e.g. Learning Center; Career Services; IT Helpdesk; Library; Transitional Studies).
TurnItIn-Sakai Integration (http://turnitin.com/)
The Library Learning Commons (LLC) will be testing an integrated solution for plagiarism detection in November. TurnItIn is the leading academic plagiarism detector, utilized by teachers and students to avoid plagiarism and ensure academic integrity. The LLC is exploring a cost-sharing plan with Wayne State College:
- TurnItIn with integration with a Learning Management System (LMS) cost per student: $2.55
- Higher Education Fee = $1,000 per campus (one-time Sakai integration fee)
- Chadron State College FTE is 2,276 = Total $6,803.80 (estimate)
- Wayne State College FTE is 2619 = Total $7,678.45 (estimate)
- Estimated total for both colleges =$14,482-15,482.25 (depending on integration fees).
If you are interested in participating in the November test, please contact Dr. Mary Jo Carnot, Teaching and Learning Center Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions or concerns about the product, please contact your dean.
Expenditures for Student Learning Experiences
As illustrated in the Master Academic Plan (MAP), CSC efforts to provide high-impact practices are highly valued. There have been some questions with respect to expenditures of state funds (or accounts beginning with 61):
- Were these funds only allowed if connected to a course? This is not the case as the student learning experience relates to a variety of activities conducted within and/or external to a course.
- Is the use of State vehicles feasible to transport students? Yes, as long as students are enrolled at CSC during the semester. The use of State vehicles is based upon availability.
Please note the following:
- Indicate how the learning experience aligns with MAP and/or program/unit outcome(s).
- The one challenge we do face is a summer experience in which the student is not enrolled for any CSC courses. This only rarely occurs so please contact your dean in that case.
- In some cases, there may be tax implications for students and/or parents.
- CAB accounts are not part of this and student government is exploring alternatives.
Reports and Documents
If you are searching for materials such as HLC submissions or the latest NSSE (http://nsse.iub.edu/) report, please contact Pam Newberg (email@example.com). The Library Learning Commons (LLC) is the central repository, Higher Learning Commission materials (https://www.ncahlc.org/Pathways/open-pathway.html). If a report or document is not available, please contact Pam and we she will help you find it.
Academic Affairs Searches in Progress
The following searches are underway to fill current or upcoming vacancies. All faculty and dean vacancies are conducted as national searches. Office Assistant positions are conducted as regional searches:
- Office Assistant II position School of Liberal Arts (to replace Jeri Neuharth)
- Family and Consumer Sciences faculty
- Education faculty
- English and Humanities faculty
- HPER faculty
- Music faculty
- Business faculty
- Dean of Liberal Arts and Essential Studies Program
- Dean of School of EHPCPSW (Education, Human Performance, Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work)
- Project Coordinator, BEAMSS
The following are recent hires:
- Jeri Neuharth, Office Assistant II position for Dean of Liberal Art and Essential Studies Program
Mission and Vision Steering Team
During the 9 October 2014 All-Campus Meeting President Rhine established the Mission and Vision Steering Team. The purpose of this Steering Team is to:
- Review the current CSC mission and vision statement, the Essential Studies Program (ESP) philosophy, the Graduate Studies Purpose and Outcomes, the mission and outcomes of each academic program, MAP department priorities, and other relevant documents.
- Obtain campus-wide feedback to ascertain need for revision of the CSC mission and vision statement.
- Submit a proposal recommending
- Whether or not to revise CSC mission and vision statement;
- If a revision to the CSC mission and vision statement is proposed, submit a proposal for the recommended change to cabinet by 1 April 2015.
The steering team membership includes Mr. Jon Hansen and Dr. Charles Snare (as co-chairs), Dr. Scott Ritzen, Dr. Joyce Hardy, Dr. Elisabeth Ellington, Ms. Sherry Douglas, Dr. Pat Beu, Mr. Alex Helbrecht, and Mr. Jacob Risler. Please provide this team with your suggestions.
President’s Executive Council Committee
In the past the executive council included deans, directors, and vice-presidents. Dr. Rhine has transformed this committee into a “problem solving” committee. In addition, the Faculty Senate Leadership (Dr. Lorie Hunn; Dr. Sandy Schaefer, and Dr. Susan Schaeffer) have been invited to participate. The current committee members are: Ms. Pam Anderson, Dr. Pat Beu, Ms. Melissa Burke, Ms. Joby Collins, Ms. Tena Cook, Dr. Margaret Crouse, Ms. Terie Dawson, Ms. Sherry Douglas, Ms. Christine Fullerton, Ms. Melany Hughes, Dr. Joel Hyer, Dr. James Margetts, and Dr. Charles Snare (Chair).
The MAP priorities, supported by the council tasks teams, are listed below. If you would like to assist, please contact the task-team leads. The Executive Council Task Teams for 2014-15 AY include:
1) Retention – Team Co-leads: Dr. Susan Schaeffer and Dr. Joel Hyer
- MAP Priorities: 4
- CSC Signature Themes: 1,4
First Year – co-leads: Dr. Pat Beu and Ms. Cheryl Butler; members: Ms. Frances Gonzales, Dr. Jim Margetts, Ms. Deena Kennell, Dr. Karen Enos, and Ms. Melissa Mitchell
Transfer – co-leads: Ms. Melany Hughes and Ms. Terri Haynes; members: Ms. Cassie Ritzen, and Ms. Michelle Rickenbach
Graduate – co-leads: Dr. Joel Hyer and Dr. Susan Schaeffer; members: Ms. Terie Dawson
Advising – co-leads: Dr. Pat Beu and Ms. Deena Kennell; members: Dr. Karen Enos, Ms. Jill Mack, and Ms. Dawn Brammer
Define Advising – lead: Dr. Pat Beu
Graduation Rates – lead: Ms. Terie Dawson
- MAP Priorities: 4
- CSC Signature Themes: 1,4
Placement of graduating students and follow-up – lead: Ms. Sherry Douglas
- MAP Priorities: 4
- CSC Signature Themes: 1
2) Web – Co-Leads: Ms. Christine Fullerton and Ms. Tena Cook; members: Ms. Joby Collins and Ms. Melany Hughes
- MAP Priorities: 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6
- CSC Signature Themes: 3
3) HLC Reaffirmation – Co-Leads: Dr. Joel Hyer and Dr. Susan Schaeffer; members: Dr. Pat Beu
- MAP Priorities: 1-6
- CSC Signature Themes: 1,2,4
4) Shared understanding and branding Essential Studies Program – co-Leads: Dr. James Margetts and Ms. Tena Cook; members: Ms. Christine Fullerton and Ms. Melissa Burke
- MAP Priorities: 1
- CSC Signature Themes: 1,2,3,4
5) TK 20 operational process and Accreditation Reports – Co-Leads: Dr. Lorrie Hunn and Dr. Margaret Crouse; members: Ms. Joby Collins, Ms. Terie Dawson, Dr. Susan Hines, Ms. Stef Van Vleet, Ms. Joy Omelanuk, Mr. Bryant Serres, and Ms. Pam Anderson
- MAP Priorities: 3
- CSC Signature Theme: 4
The list above is available for download via the following link: https://eaglescsc-my.sharepoint.com/personal/panderson_csc_edu/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=SoNLmbPMLsuqmHe1WpWOvm5evn4MrHXtpEgLkYYUlOw%3d&docid=0f2ac7efee3c5428fbbcedc9942d8e5ac
Master Academic Plan (MAP)
- MAP Priorities
- Continue to implement and improve the Essential Studies Program (ESP).
- Define, develop, and promote co-curricular experiences that foster undergraduate and graduate student engagement.
- Create and implement a strategic vision(s) for teaching and learning technologies, teaching and learning center (TLC) and the library learning commons (LLC).
- Evaluate campus-wide processes for student recruitment, advising and retention; recommend a plan for continuous improvement.
- Study, create, and implement a strategic vision for the graduate studies program.
- Evaluate campus-wide processes for faculty and staff recruitment and retention; recommend a plan for continuous improvement.
- Implementation Leader of each MAP Priority
- Jim Margetts – Priority #1 with 6 projects
- Margaret Crouse– Priority #2 with 4 projects
- Susan Hines – Priority #3 with 24 projects
- Joel Hyer– Priority #4 with 2 projects
- Joel Hyer – Priority #5 with 3 projects
- Margaret Crouse – Priority #6 with 6 projects
Please contact implementation leaders if you would like to contribute to any of the priorities and projects. The MAP is available via Sakai under “MAP Project Site” at
The MAP Task Force is working on the following:
- Unlike the Graduate Program, the Undergraduate Degree Program does not delineate any outcomes. The MAP task force is engaged in the following:
- Discuss and identify 2 capabilities, knowledge and /or skills an undergraduate student should possess upon completion of a bachelor’s degree.
- Obtain and review feedback from various sources.
- Submit a proposal recommending outcomes.
- Within the projects listed under each MAP priority
- Conduct a pre-mortem (imagine a project has failed and work backwards to determine what potentially led to the failure of the project) to identify 1-2 factors that would stall, redirect, or eliminate each project.
- Conduct an analysis under the assumption that in 2018 the project has been successful; identify 1-2 facets that need to be in-place to take the project to the next level.
The members of the MAP Task Force include: Dr. Katy Woods and/or Dr. Laura Gaudet, Dr. Jesse Sealey, Dr. Deane Tucker, Dr. Scott Ritzen, Dr. Una Taylor, Mr. Anthony Perlinski and/or Dr. Teresa Frink, Dr. Wendy Jamison, Dr. David Nesheim, Ms. Laura Bentz, Dr. Rob Stack, Dr. Lisette Leesch, Dr. Nathaniel Gallegos, Dr. Joel Hyer, Ms. Jill Mack, Ms. Kristol Cummings, and Dr. Mary Jo Carnot.
Board Policy Revisions
Nebraska State College System (http://www.nscs.edu/) academic Board policies that are under revision are sent to the Faculty Senate. I would appreciate your feedback on these proposed changes.
Chief Academic Officers (CAO) Meeting Prior to Board of Trustees Meeting
Prior to the Board of Trustees meeting, the VPAA meets with the Wayne State College and Peru State College VPAAs as well as the Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning & Partnership, Nebraska State College System. In this meeting, parties discuss agenda items for future board meetings and common concerns.