March 12, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
In attendance: David Hough, Jef Cornelius-White, Denise Cunningham, Kim Dubree, Janice Duncan, Dennis Lancaster, Juli Panza, Barri Tinkler, Ximena Uribe-Zarain
Guests: Michelle Olsen-Dir. of Institutional Research, Nannan Dong-Business Intelligence & Database Analyst, Emmett Sawyer, Judy Gregg, Kim Finch, Ching-Wen Chang, Jon Turner, Kayla Lewis
Dean Hough asked members of LC to think about whether we want a full-time Distributed User Support Specialist or to continue with two part-time staff. Currently Sam Faulker works downtown and Rubin works in Hill Hall. Jim Taylor is also part-time for the college. They were asked to let him know their opinion by noon today.
Michelle Olsen and Nannan Dong attended the meeting to show and discuss a new data dashboard that deans and others will be able to access for information on students, credit hours, classes, etc. Currently the program has limited access, but they are working on adding others. Features were demonstrated and everyone was impressed. They can make changes if needed. Questions included credit hours by course codes, which they will work on. They also were asked to add information on specialists.
Dennis showed and discussed a PowerPoint on “Preparing Educators and Administrators for Rural Schools (PEARS)” which they are working on. The mission is to prepare, develop, and resource educators and administrators for transforming service to their rural school and the students they are called to serve. Key partners and resources include the Rural School Collaborative, Teton Science Schools, the CFO and our college. There will be more information as it progresses. Sharon will email the PowerPoint to everyone.
Emmett and Judy are working part-time for the college on branding materials and the website. Everything needs to go through them including print materials, digital, and web base materials. They are working with Stacey Funderburk, Andrea Mostyn, Jessica Heinz, the department heads and Juli Panza. The CEFS department’s website has been completed and moving in to print stage. They will work on RFT next, followed by CLSE. They are working on a program brief. There needs to be consistency. They anticipate to be finished in Spring 2021.
Suzanne Shaw, VP for Marketing & Communications, is the official university point person for COVID19 updates. Currently business is as usual until the university gives us directives. If a student raises concerns about coming to class due to various reasons faculty should be reasonable with them. Remember the HIPPA policy.
Around the Table
Through their career pathways they are providing a program, Seventh Graders Go to Work, which connects students with nontraditional careers. They would possibly like to use Greenwood in the fall and invite seventh grade boys to observe elementary classrooms and activities. Dean Hough asked Denise, Janice, Russ and Marci Dowdy to work together on this.
No one else had updates.
Submitted by Sharon Lopinot, Executive Assistant II