Student Development Leadership Group
Tuesday September 22, 2015, 11:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Present: Mark Winter, Lynn Thiesen, Cathy Cox, Rianne Conner Trish Blair, Sheila Hall, Kintay Johnson, Julia
Peterson, Brady Reed, Cheryl Tucker, Crislyn Parker-support
Area updates: o Lynn: Crystal Morse is on the leadership team for the Joint Special Populations Advisory Committee
(JSPAC), whose mission is to promote equity and success in CTE for students from special populations.
Crystal will increase awareness of veterans in colleges; suggested she should be part of the student equity team. o Cathy: attending a Libraries Conference – topics include libraries and DE in student equity planning. o Julia: Student Equity should also include non-credit representation o Brady: Brady will head (TRIO); a new support program for low income students and students with disabilities with academic needs. Grant requires we serve a minimum of 140 students, o Cheryl: EOPS-Marc Vannguyen, the new counselor in DN and can assist with Pelican Bay. The ASC, with help from the BSC, is implementing an instructional basic skills math. o CR will offer a winter term for non-credit only: 12/13/15 – 1/14/16.
Stanford Project: Mark has been discussing with researchers CR participation in a four-year project: o $5000 for initial assessments: Researchers come to CR, assess students through focus groups and surveys, look at demographics, persistence and success data; then talk with staff and discuss next steps or strategies. Cost of $35,000 to implement strategies. Goal is to mold to CR culture. o Agreed, as long as this ties into our current initiatives we should move forward with the initial consulting and determine later if we wish to adopt and implement their strategies.
Staff Profile in Weekly VPISD Newsletter/email: please send Mark staff profile(s) to include in weekly updates and for board recognition. Open invitation.
Healthy Workplace : The senate is eager to keep the momentum going from convocation regarding safety, communication, morale, respect and organizational behavior. Send requests for topics to Mark.
Accreditation: Mark will email matrix that shows the standards specific to SSLD.
Email Migration : beginning with Managers, Directors, and Administration.
GUID 215 : A noncredit, student ed plan development course. Sheila is recruiting faculty. Psych department is piloting a Canvas community for faculty and students to engage, access resources and counseling support.
Discussed whether a Guidance 215 type of support could be offered for online. Task is to discern the logistics of this.
Personnel: o HR Reorganization is in progress. One driving issue is to include a satisfactory professional development program, per accreditation. o Scheduling specialist position out and will report to the Director of A&R. o SEP: Tracey may be a consultant and work with Angelina the SEP committee to author the Student
Equity Plan, due in December. The committee structure is being re-considered to better fulfill the state requirements of the program.
Gripes/Rumors/Heads-up o Salary restoration: Board mandated we finalize all faculty and staff restorations.