The College is in the process of creating its new Strategic Plan for 2020-2027. The Strategic Planning Council has worked on the draft of the Plan for the last year, and is now asking faculty to give feedback. The draft Plan will be made available to the College community shortly and a Blackboard discussion will be set up for the purpose of giving feedback. All faculty and staff will have until March 9th to respond. Faculty Governance will compile the feedback received.
The Governance would like to encourage face-to-face discussions within academic departments about the Values and Goals of the Strategic Plan. Departments can compile the important points from these meetings and Academic Chairs can send them to the campus governance leader. These will be posted on the Blackboard on behalf of the department.
On February 6, 2020, the College-wide Distance Education Commettee approved the possibility of running two 5-week summer sessions of online classes in addition to one usual 8-week session. It is a pilot proposal which will give the Committee the opportunity to collect data. The purpose of this arrangement is to serve excelsior scholarship students and those who return from 4-year institutions.
Committee met on 2/18/20. We welcomed a new student representative from SGA. Discussed updates from the Academic Integrity Committee with regard to working with VPAAs office on syllabus statements regarding academic integrity as well as increasing education and programs to reduce plagiarism and standardize reporting for academic integrity issues. Absences and attendance policy subcommittee reported working with OPIE and a survey regarding faculty opinions on the policy is forthcoming this semester. W policy subcommittee: The first two policies (pushing back W date and removing W from dropdown menu) passed on all 3 campuses at the end of Fall 2019 semester. The third policy (policy for a late withdrawal) failed at Grant, but passed at the other two campuses. This subcommittee will work with CASC at the first meeting of the semester and decide whether to re-write the this proposal based on Grant Assembly feedback. New business was discussed regarding Tape recording policy for students with accommodations.
The Technology Committee met on February 18, 2020 and discussed issues with the Blackboard mobile app that students are encountering. We also are in the process of redesigning the questions contained in our annual survey to help capture better data regarding technology needs on campus. Johanna Boutcher is holding student workshops for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel (see the attached flyer).
The Grant campus scholarship committee met on January 10 to select the Grant campus scholarship recipients for the Spring 2020 semester. A total amount of $3,150 was awarded to 8 students.
There are three scholarship workshops for the Spring semester, scheduled as follows:
These workshops will focus on SCCC continuing student scholarships for Fall 2020 and will teach students how to apply for scholarships online. Please see the flyer for this semester's workshops.
The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 SCCC continuing student scholarships is Friday, May 15, 2020.
Follett is requesting that book orders be submitted by April 1st for both the summer and fall terms. If faculty do not know their schedule until later, Follett is requesting that book orders be submitted as early as possible, preferably prior to the end of the spring term.
Last semester, the Chair, Hope Sasway, opened up the possibility to other members to be elected to this leadership position since some colleagues are in need of leadership roles for future promotions. Samuel Robertson from the Ammerman Campus is now the Chair of the committee. Any future proposals should be sent to him.
The Class Size Committee canceled its February 20 meeting due to no new proposals thus far.
The college-wide scholarship committee selected the college-wide scholarship recipients for the Spring 2020 semester in January. A total amount of $7,260 was awarded to 9 students.