The Curriculum Team met January 31. Click HERE to learn about recommendations discussed and approved by the team at this meeting.
The Academic Assessment Team recently approved minutes from their October and November meetings. View the October minutes to read an update on the e-Portfolio Pilot Program, as well as reports from the Steering Workgroup and the Standardized Testing Workgroup. All three Workgroups (Steering, Standardized Testing and GEAR) reported at the November meeting. Read about their activities in the Nov. minutes.
The Sustainability Team held a meeting February 13, at which they discussed planning for Earth Week activities and a program called Tree Campus USA. Read the full minutes to learn more about these topics and learn about other green initiatives on campus.
The Shared Governance Council recently held a meeting Jan. 21. New member Jason Dockter was elected as the Vice Chair to the council. The council also discussed more updates to the bylaws, making the portal page more user-friendly, and set a consistent meeting time for the the Spring semester. Click HERE to read the minutes of the meeting. Minutes of the Shared Governance Council and teams can be accessed at any time by clicking the Shared Governance tab above.
The February safety tip brought to you by the Environmental Health & Safety Team:
The cold winter weather means that the cold and flu season is in full swing. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, while similar,
colds and influenza are two different respiratory illnesses.
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine to prevent against the flu virus.
Read the full article for tips to prevent the spread of colds as well as the flu!
The Curriculum Team met Jan. 24. View the minutes to learn about recommendations discussed and approved by the team at this meeting.
At the Dec. 2nd Professional Development Team meeting, a discussion was held regarding the membership and purpose of the team. A recommendation was drafted to change the team charter. Click HERE for more details.
The Shared Governance Council held a meeting Dec. 3, at which they approved recent updates to the Bylaws, welcomed new members and elected Cynthia Maskey, dean, Health Professions, as the new Chair. View the full minutes to read about other items discussed.
At the Dec. 4th meeting, the Cultural Awareness Team reviewed the feedback from the Institutional Improvement Day survey and discussed the use of this information. Click HERE for the full minutes.
The Curriculum Team met Nov. 15. View the minutes to learn about recommendations discussed and approved by the team at this meeting.
The Environmental Health & Safety team met Nov. 18. Topics dicussed include smoking areas on campus, handling suspected drug/alcohol use and concerns regarding after-hour radio communication between Police and Facilities Departments. Click HERE to view the full minutes.
The December/January Safety Tip brought to you by the Environmental Health & Saftey Team:
Wintertime snow, ice and cold temperatures bring an increased risk of injury. Now is the time to start thinking what you can do to minimize the risk of personal injury in the winter months ahead.
Snow and ice on the pavement:
- Watch for areas where ice tends to form.
- Limit walking to designated walkways as much as possible. Do not take shortcuts over snow piles and in areas where snow and ice removal are not feasible.
Working in cold temperatures:
- Wear layers of loose clothing and avoid tight clothing, as it can restrict blood circulation.
- Make sure to properly cover your ears, face, hands and feet.
Read the full article for even more tips for dealing with these cold weather conditions.
The Shared Governance Council met Nov. 12 to discuss bylaws, elections, and options for consistent meeting times, along with several other topics. Click HERE to read the minutes of the meeting. Minutes of the Shared Governance Council and teams can be accessed at any time by clicking the Shared Governance tab above.
Approved minutes of the Academic Assessment Team’s September meeting have been posted. The tasks of the Standardized Tests Workgroup, Data Review Workgroup and Steering Workgroup were discussed as well as 3 vacancies that are coming up: 2 Departmental Assessment Coordinators and 1 faculty-at-large. Click HERE to view the full meeting minutes.
In their October meeting, the Professional Development Team worked to more clearly define its purpose in the college and resolved to consult with the Shared Governance Council to move forward. Full minutes can be viewed HERE.
At the November Sustainability Team meeting, Julie Rourke reported on Sustainability Day, Oct. 23, as well as a survey given out at the event. Click HERE to find out the results of the survey and learn about other initiatives in the full meeting minutes.