Student Affairs Report

Criterion Four

 

 

Admissions Office

1.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each.  Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities?

 

Software/Technical Training

EMAS Corporate training– 3 staff in 2005 and 2 in 2006

EMAS on-campus training – 3 staff

SCT off campus 3 staff in 2004

SCT on campus – testing and implementation of SCT online application – 4 staff met approx. 24 times in two years

 

Admissions/Recruiting Training

Snowmass Institute – 4 staff attended in 2002 and 2006

Nebraska Assoc. of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (NACRAO) conference – 3 to 5 staff attend annually

NACRAO New Counselor workshop – 1-2 staff attend annually

Great Plains Assoc. of College Admissions Counselors (GPACAC) – Approx. 4 staff attend annually

Late summer retreat of Admissions Staff – Approx. 8 staff attend annually

Ambassador Training – Fall and Spring, number varies according to number of hires

Orientation Student Leaders training – 4 to 10 annually

Customer Service – Rapid City 3 staff attended

Leadership - 1

Professional Staff Assoc. – 1 to 4 staff attend approx 4-6 meetings per year

American Marketing Association – 1 staff in 2002

Army Concurrent enrollment program – 1 staff in November 2005

Financial Aid training and review provided by CSC Fin. Aid director

Education Quest Foundation Financial Aid workshop – 1 staff attends annually

Youth Leadership Conference

Nebraska Women in Higher Education Conference – 1 staff invited to attend in 2005

Emerging Technologies in Admissions Conference – 2 attended 2005

 

Evaluations

Performance evaluations and job targets set for the coming year – 8 staff annually

 

No Vision 2001 funds have been used for these activities.

 

2.      What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

Graduate Courses

History-1

Business-1

Counseling-1

 

3.   Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas?

 

      Assist the student in developing abilities to independently gain access to information, etc.
Admissions has provided a session formerly entitled "Making College Count" now titled "The Ultimate Road Trip" for all incoming freshmen for the past seven 7 years. The company which provides this presentation about how college is the students' "new 9 to 5 job" is affiliated with Monster.com.
We give the students their planners at the end of the event and also provide prizes as incentives for the students to attend. We record the number of students in attendance, and the students complete evaluations for the presenters. In the past we have not collected copies of these evaluations, but we can this year.
The Admission staff members observe the FERPA regulations which encourage students to conduct their own business with the college rather than letting their parents call and conduct business on the student's behalf.

Assist the student in acquiring basic knowledge of our social environment (including technological aspects)...
Two Admissions staff members have been granted access to student IDs and passwords (on SIS) for the MyCSC system. They provide this information to new students so they can access their financial aid information, class schedule, grades, etc. We provide maps of the area in our publications so students may explore the region. We provide a number of Orientation sessions throughout the spring and summer which provide students with information about computer services, health services, tutoring, etc.

 

3.      How does your unit integrate the learning outcomes of General Studies into your programs and courses that are not specifically required in G.S.?

 

      Our unit collaborates with Student Academic and Success Services (SASS) to direct those students in need of the eCOMPASS test in English or Math (subscores <19) to SASS for testing and enrollment. We provide time at Orientation for students to hear a presentation about the value of the General Studies from Dr Veath. We provide prospective students with a printed list of recommended high school courses to prepare for college.

 

4.      Has your unit updated any courses or services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society?  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

A.  Yes. We have implemented the EMAS recruiting, tracking and reporting software. Also, we tried student and parent chat rooms for two years but after assessing the results of that effort, have returned back to phonathons instead.

 

B.  This acquisition was not a direct result of a recommendation from the High School Counselor Advisory Council. This Council meets on campus twice a year and provides Admissions with feedback about our processes and we provide the members with updates about CSC programs and services. When one of our sister colleges proposed a December 1st scholarship deadline, I called the members of the council for their reaction and they unanimously supported our position of leaving deadline as January 15th.

 

Athletics

  1. What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories the types of and the number of participants for each.

 

NCAA yearly meetings in various cities in the U.S. Meetings consist of current trends in all areas of athletics including graduation rates, satisfactory progress, eligibility issues, recruiting standards, and guidelines for recruiting. The annual meeting also includes workshops and voting on proposed legislative changes or additions.

      Attended by the Athletic Director

 

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference meetings held four times per year. Conference legislation, scheduling, awards, NCAA grids, and student athlete issues are discussed.

      Attended by Athletic Director and Senior Woman’s Administrator

 

NCAA Regional rules seminar. Yearly updates on software utilized by NCAA for squad reports, graduation rates, satisfactory progress, and various other issues dealing with NCAA reporting are presented.

                  Attended by Athletics Office Assistant.

 

Football Coaching Staff

      The CSC football staff attends clinics and workshops on a continuous basis throughout the year. The Nike Clinic is held in Denver with approximately four to five coaches attending. Techniques, skill instruction, and coaching philosophies are topics that relate to coaching football.

 

      Three members of the football staff run satellite camps in McCook, Grand Island, and Gering NE high schools. They also work a football camp in Anchorage, AK.

 

      On campus camps that involve approximately 1,550 high school camper on are presented by the entire CSC football coaching staff.

 

Women’s Basketball Coach

      Coaches on campus hold camps that involve team camps and individual instruction.

 

            Attend clinics to discuss new techniques and philosophy.

 

Men’s Basketball Coach

      Coaches on campus hold camps that involve team camps and individual instruction.

 

            Attend clinics to discuss new techniques and philosophy.

 

Track & Field Coach

      Coaches on campus hold camps that involve team camps and individual instruction.

 

            Attend clinics to discuss new techniques and philosophy.

 

      National Championship track meet holds a track and field workshop every year.  Head Coach plus a graduate assistant attend.

 

Wrestling Coach

Coaches on campus hold camps that involve team camps and individual instruction.

 

            Attend clinics to discuss new techniques and philosophy.

 

      National Championship track meet holds a track and field workshop every year.  Head Coach plus a graduate assistant attend.

 

Softball Coach 

            Presents fundamentals of pitching clinics throughout the state.

 

            Attended National Junior College World series in Florida.

 

·        Vision 2011 funding supported the softball coach’s trip but funding was not utilized for the other sports.

 

 

  1. What scholarly activities, including the taking of course at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five Years?

 

·        The full time athletic coaching staff has not taken classes on campus however the graduate assistants take nine hours of graduate courses each semester.

·        Clinics and workshops do not offer course credit however attendance by coaches does enhance their abilities and keep them abreast of current trends in their areas.

 

3.   Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas?

 

      Bullet 4. Interaction among different races and culture in athletics provides student athletes with a basic knowledge and understanding and appreciation of various cultures and societies in the world.  Bullet 5: Athletics provide various opportunities to promote a strong knowledge of personal health habits and physical activities through the general nature of our unit. Bullet 7: sportsmanship and ethical adherence to the rules and regulation of the NCAA promotes student athletes to understand personal values and the values of others and the ethical and moral implications of those guidelines.

 

4.   Given that the college’s mission statement supports learning outcomes of the General Studies program, explain how your unit promotes or supports those General Studies’ values?       

                                         

      Student athletes are required by the NCAA to keep on track in regards to graduation requirements. Progress towards degree is monitored each evaluation period.

 

5.   Has your unit updated any courses or services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society?  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

Every year the NCAA provides workshops and clinics for diversity, and gender equity programs and development. The majority of these modifications are related to gender equity and are discussed in our annual review of our program by the Athletic Advisory Committee.

 

Child Development Center

1.      A.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? 

 

Main staff are required by licensing and national accreditation standards to have a minimum of 12 in-service or professional development and training per year.  Weekly staff meetings are held in addition to other trainings at the local, regional, state and national levels have been part of the on-going training requirements for staff.

 

The following includes a sample of the types of training staff have been involved with during the past five years.

 

CSC Child Development Center Laboratory

STAFF TRAINING  --- FALL 2005

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

August 3, 2005             Main Staff In-Service and Workday – 8:00 a.m.

 

#1 Training –                Welcome to CDC … !

      Main Staffing --- Monday’s at 4:00 p.m.                        

     All staff training sessions will be held at 5:00 p.m.

(unless prior notice is posted on staff board in the office)

- Get acquainted

- Center Philosophy, Goals and Objectives

- Health, Safety and Emergency Procedures

- Daily Schedule -- what role do you play?

     *  Routines of the day …. Your Job Is ..

-          What can you do with this … ?

* Self - evaluations                                           

 

#2 Training –                * Fingerplay/Song

- First Aid and CPR Training  -- Ann Dockweiller

- Facts about Child Abuse and Neglect

- Issues and Crisis Management

- Safety First!  --- proper hygiene and more

- Open Discussion of Questions, Comments, etc.

            * All staff must have CPR/First Aid certification – trainings will be arranged!

 

NO STAFF TRAINING – Labor Day!

 

#3 Training -                 * Fingerplay/Song

Developmentally Appropriate Practices Series:  

What is Character Counts Curriculum?

- Active learning in Natural, Inclusive Settings

- Currriculum format --- Using the Wall Chart!

- Daily Routines and Expectations

                                                            - Positive Conversations/Language Development

            * Why and How should I talk to young children?

- Open discussion on staff responsibilities

 

#4 Training –                * Fingerplay/Song

                                                Developmentally Appropriate Practices Series:

                                                                        Two and Three Year Olds

                                                            - High Scope:   Plan, Do and Review process     

- Small Group Interaction with Developmental

Learning -- What is it?  How am I a part of it?

-          Curriculum and assessment outcomes

 

#5 Training –                * Fingerplay/Song

                                                Developmentally Appropriate Practices Series:

                                                                        Four Year Olds

-          High Scope:  Plan, Do and Review process

-          Small Group Interaction and role play exercises

     on Developmental Learning

                                                            -     Curriculum and assessment outcomes

 

#6 Training –                * Fingerplay/Song

Developmentally Appropriate Practices Series:

Five and Six Year Olds

-          High Scope:  Plan, Do and Review process

-          Small Group Interaction with Developmental learning

-          Curriculum and assessment outcomes

 

#7 Training –                * Fingerplay/Song

                                              The Positive Approach to Behavior Modification

                                                * Recognizing good development that supports positive behaviors

- Strategties that Work - A “You Can Do It” attitude

                                                            - Conflict Resolutions … Love and Logic!

 

 Fall Break  --- No Staff Training – CDC ClosedJ

 

#8 Training –                * Fingerplay/Song

Effective Communication 

-          Strategies and practices for success

 

#9 Training –                * Fingerplay/Song        

Diversity and Cultural Awareness Training

 

                                                                         

#10 Training – * Fingerplay/Song

Team Building Stategies … It is working?

-          Quality with a Q!

 

#11 Training – * Fingerplay/Song

Working with Special Needs

* Stretching Your Imagination!

* Engaging Children’s and Adult minds

* Hands On exercises in creative thinking

 

No Staff Training –     --- Happy Thanksgiving!

 

#12 ---- Staff Holiday Celebration  -- Monday, December 4

Text Box: All staff who are employed or volunteer in the Center
 are required to attend staff trainings
-- These sessions offer professional development opportunities to improve your work experiences and are required for licensure and accreditation.
  -- Topics listed above may vary depending upon the individual needs of children, parents, families as well as staff employed in the Center.

 

B.  Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each. 

 

Type of Training

Number of Participants  (average over last five years – per year basis)

  Developmentally Appropriate Practices

30 per year

  First Aid and CPR

31 per year

  Safety and Emergency procedures

32 per year

  Guidance and Discipline

32 per year

  Excellence in Early Childhood

    Conference

45 students per year/15 staff members

  Child Abuse and Neglect

32 per year

  Diversity and Multicultural Education

32 per year

  High Scope Curriculum

5 main staff/32 support student staff

  USDA Food program

2 main staff

  Assessment/Evaluation/Learner

  Outcomes – COR, DIBELS, Creative  

  Curriculum, ELLCO, ECERS

5 main staff – Train the trainer to support CDC student staff approx. 32 trained each year

 

 

C.  Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities? If so, provide list.

 

      NO--

 

2.      A.  What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? 

 

            Dr. Kim Madsen’s vitae –

PROFESSIONAL WORKS:      PUBLICATIONS

 

Nebraska Core Competency Document, Nebraska Department of Education professional team project. (2006).

Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines, (March 2006).  Nebraska Department of Education and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services joint project with additional sponsors.

Madsen, K. (2006).  “It’s all in the Attitude”, Early Childhood Exchange.  On-line Publication:  NAEYC support agency.

Berger, B.  (2005). Parenting in a Contemporary Society. (Text evaluator for chapters1-3, Appendix and Resources).  Prentice Hall/Merrill:  Chicago.

Madsen, K. (2005).  Development Strategies for Pre-Service Teachers in Rural America.  Child Care Exchange Online. 

Nealeigh, N., Moody, Y., Madsen, K., Crouse, M, (April 2005).  Reflections: Linking AAFCS Certification and Program Assessment.  Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, Vol. 97, No. 2, Issue 2.

Madsen, K. (2004).  A Stream Called Deadhorse:  1950-2004.  Private publication:  Outlaw Printers, Chadron.

Madsen, K., Nealeigh, N., Moody, Y., Crouse, M. (2004).  Certification As a Measure for Program Assessment,  NAFCS proceedings.

Madsen, K. (2004). CSC…Proud Past, Hopeful Future,  Early Childhood Training Coalition Newsletter.

Madsen, K., Yeager, N., Marshall, P. (2003).   Rural Students Becoming Rural Teachers”, Visions in Higher Education.  Research Publication.

Madsen, K. (2003).  “So What if Education Survives”, Association for Counseling and Rural Services Conference, National Publication.

Madsen, K. Marshall, P., Yeager, N. (2003).  Research on Professional Career Tracks for Early Childhood Education majors, ACRES National Publication.

Madsen, K. (2002).  “Accreditation… Success for All!”  Kaleidoscope, Nebraska Department of Education and Nebraska Education for Young Children publication.

Madsen, K. (2002).  “Educating Educators in rural Western Nebraska”, What’s Up Early Childhood Training Center newsletter.

Madsen, K. and Yeager, N. (2001).  The Big Merge:  Early Childhood and Special Education”,  ACRES (Assoc. for Counseling and Rural Education Services Conference Publication:  San Diego, CA.

 

PROFESSIONAL WORKS:             PRESENTATIONS

 

Madsen, K., When Does Learning Begin?  Midwest (Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri) Association for the Education of Young Children, Omaha, NE.  April 28, 2006.

Madsen, K.,  C is for Collaboration, Communication and Commitment.  Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines Focus Team, North Platte, NE.  March 9, 2006.

Madsen, K. and Squier, C., Poster Session:  Rural Partnerships in Higher Education. Midwest Faculty Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.  November 3-4, 2005.

Madsen, K., When Does Learning Begin? … Proving the Power of Play.  Western Nebraska Early Childhood Conference, October 15, 2005, Gering, Nebraska.

Madsen, K. and Early Childhood Outcomes Team, Summary Report on Leadership Policy Study for Nebraska, August 1, 2005, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Madsen, K.,  Teacher Competencies for Early Care and Education courses. July 27 and 28, 2005, University of Kearney Grant project, Kearney, Nebraska.

            * Child Development and Learning

            * Professionalism

            * Assessment and Evaluation

Madsen, K. and Squier, C. Early Childhood Unified Endorsement at Chadron State College.  Nebraska Department of Education Workshop for area superintendents at ESU #13, April 1, 2005.

Madsen, K., Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines:  What do they mean for pre-service Teachers and Quality Care and Education?  Early Childhood Connections State Conference, March 10-12, 2005, Kearney, Nebraska. 

Madsen, K.  Modules 1 and 2:  Introduction to Quality Care and Education and Health, Safety, Nutrition, Spring 2005, Early Childhood Training Center.

Madsen, K., Research Findings:  Quality Worthy Wage Task Force, ECICC, December 3, 2004, Lincoln, NE.

Madsen, K., “When Does Learning Begin?  Current Research on Brain Development in the Early Years”, Chadron State College Honors Seminar, November 15, 2004.

Madsen, K., “Is it Good Development or Bad Behavior?”, CSC Child Development Center and CDC at Grace Church Child Care personnel, November 9, 2004, Chadron, NE.

Madsen, K., “Collaboration Project:  Head Start and CDC”, August 2004, Community Development Project professionals, Head Start staff and Child Development personnel.

Madsen, K., “Best Practices in Infant Care and Education, March 2004, Community Partners/Infant Center Staff/Agency professionals.

Madsen, K., “Rural Students Becoming Rural Teachers”, International and National Assoc. for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, November  2003, Chicago, IL.

Madsen, K., Yeager, N., Marshall, P., “Rural Students Becoming Rural Teachers”, National Rural Education Conference, October 2003, Kearney, NE.

Madsen., K., “Focusing on the Future of Early Childhood Education”, March 2003, Early Years Conference, Kearney, NE.

Madsen, K., “So What if Education Survives”, ACRES National Conference, March 2003 Salt Lake City, Utah.

Madsen, K, Yeager, N, and Marshall, P, “Research on Professional Career Tracks for Education, Special Education and Early Childhood majors at CSC, March 2003, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Madsen, K., “Educating Educators in Rural Nebraska”, Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council, March 2003, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Madsen, K., “The Developing Brain – Current Research”,  Nebraska Council for Education, February 2003, Kearney, NE.

Madsen, K., “Educating Educators in rural America”, NAEYC National Conference, Orlando, FL, Nov. 2002.

Madsen, K., “Constructivist Approach”, Professional Education class, Dec. 2002.

Madsen, K., “Current Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education”, Symposium, November 2002

Madsen, K., “Inclusive, Natural Environments”, Council for Rural Special Education, October 2002.

Madsen, K., “Current Research on Brain Development in the Early Years”,  Head Start Association, Pine Ridge, SD, April and December 2002.

Madsen, K.  “Outcome Engineering… Mapping Family Stories”, Learning Disabilities Association, Denver, CO, February 2002.

Madsen, K., “Community Collaboration - Team Building”, Regional Training Coalition and Early Development Network, August 2001.

Madsen, K. and Yeager, N., “The Big Merge…Early Childhood and Special Education”, ACRES National Conference, San Diego, CA, March 2001.

Madsen, K., “Current Research on Brain Development in the Early Years”, South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children. February 2001

 

PROFESSIONAL WORKS:             GRANTS

2006:

FIPSE Grant                                        Early Childhood Professional Development with UNK partners

$150,000.00 (3 year grant)

 

Nebraska Department of HHS  Playground Equipment - $500.00

                       

Nebraska Environmental Trust  Playground Surfacing - $3000.00

                                                            Matching funds

 

2005: 

University of Nebraska at Kearney       Nebraska Dept. of Education

                                                            Collaboration Project

                                                            $1.8 million

                       

Early Childhood Professional Dev.        Nebraska Dept. of Education

            At-Risk Four Year Olds           $175,000.00

            H20—Highway 20 Early Care & Education Collaboration Project

 

Early Reading First Grant                      U.S. Dept. of Education

            Panhandle Collaboration Project           $500,000.00

 

Child Care Connections Grant  Nebraska Dept. of Education

            Region 12, 13, 14 Capacity Building Grant        $250,000.00

 

21st Century Grant                                U.S. Dept. of Education

            Renewal grant for 3 years         $500,000.00

 

SICA – Safe & Secure Schools Grant              U.S. Dept. of Education

            (Community Partner)                            Nebraska Dept. of Education/HHS

                                                                        $1.4 million

           

2004: 

Nebraska Early Childhood Educator       Nebr. Dept. of Education

Professional Development Grant             4 Year Higher Education  

  Collaboration Project

                                                              $200,000.00

                       

Darold Newblom Grant                          $2500.00

National Reading Council – Books for CDC        $1500.00

Early Reading First Grant                        U.S. Dept. of Education

                                                              $50,000.00

SICA (Safe Schools Grant)                    U.S. Dept. of Education

            (Community partner)                   $150,000.00

           

2003:

Family Preservation Project Grant           Nebr. Dept. of HHS

            (Community project)                   $150,000.00

Early Development Network                   Nebr. Dept. of HHS

            (Community project)                   $125,000.00

 

P.U.R.E. Project (SCRIPT Grant)          Nebr. Dept. of Education 4th year

$30,000.00

Regional Training Coalition                    Nebr. Dept. of Education

            (Continuation Grant)                 $35,000.00

                       

R.E.A.C.H. (Rethinking                        Fondren Foundation

Education Assessment Challenges         Prudential Foundation

In Higher Education)                                                                   

* Application letters sent to Rockefeller Brothers, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Physicians Mutual Insurance Foundation                                                                            $133,000.00

           

2002:  

P.U.R.E. Project (SCRIPT Grant)        Nebr. Dept of Education

            Continuation grant                     $50,000.00

Regional Training Project Coalition        Nebr. Dept. of Education

            Continuation grant                     $22,000.00

Child Care Block Grant                        Nebr. Dept. of HHS

            Opening Infant Center with Grace Church               $10,000.00

 

2001:  

P.U.R.E. Project                                  Nebr. Dept. of Education

            Continuation grant                     $35,000.00

Service Learning Grant             Chadron State College

            Parent Mentor Project              2,500.00

Family Preservation Project                  Community Partnership

            Continuation grant                     $35,000.00

 

Outdoor Playground                             MacDonald’s Corporation

            Infant Toddler playground – community park       $10,000.00

           

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:         

- American Association for Family & Consumer Sciences   (AAFCS)

*membership since 1969

*reinstated membership in 1983

*participated in National Conventions - 1990, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98

 

- American Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)

*membership since 1983     --- formerly Am. Voc. Association

*participated in National Conventions - 1985, 1989, 1993, 1995

 

- National Association for the Education of Young Children  (NAEYC)

*membership since 1985

*submitted proposals for presentations 1990, 98, 2002, 2003

*state membership chair for Nebraska – 2003

* Western Nebraska affiliate chapter chair – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

* Presented and attended National Conference – Fall 2003

 

- Association for the Supervision of Curriculum Development (ASCD)

*membership since 1990

* national presentation -- March 1998, 2000, 2003

- Phi Delta Kappa  (PDK)

*membership since 1987

*ten year certificate in 1997

*scholarship committee -- 1994-96; 2002-03

*chapter promotional committee -- 1992-94

*meeting and facilities -- 1995

 

- Nebraska Assoc. for Career and Technical Education (NACTE)

*membership since 1983  -- formerly Am. Vocational Assoc.

 

- Western Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children

*membership since 1985                   (WeNAEYC)

*active participation in local chapter and conference preparation

*held offices in local chapter; Ways and Means – 2000 to present

*Western Nebr. Affiliate chairperson – 2003-04/2005-06

 

- Nebraska Association for Family and Consumer Sciences  (NAFCS)

*membership since 1983; first membership 1969-1974

*participation at State conferences since 1989

*membership committee -- 1993-95

*scholarship committee -- 1994-96; 2002-03

*student section support -- 1993- present

* treasurer nomination – 2000; 2002

* early childhood initiatives project -- 2000

*Nebraska AFCS – Recognition and Awards chair – 2004-05/05-06

*Nominee for state recording secretary – 2004-05

 

- Nebraska State Education Association  (NSEA) --  February 1998

 

- National Association for Rural Special Education (ACRES) – 2000, 2003-04

* Attendance and Presentation at National conferences – 2002, 2003

 

- Chadron State College committees:

            --  Scholastic Day Committee                           -- 2005-06

            --  Teaching and Learning Technology Team     -- Fall 1999 to present

            --  Recognition and Awards                              -- Fall 1999 to 2004

            --  CSC Foundation Fund Drive Team Leader – Fall 1999 to present

            --  Search committees                                       -- Spring 2000 to present

            -- Faculty Development Committee                   -- Fall 2002 to 2003

            * secretary for committee

            -- Faculty Senate                                              -- Fall 2002 to 2003

            -- Faculty Senate – member at large                  -- Fall 2005-07

            -- Ag Building Project                           -- Fall 2002 to completion

            -- Active involvement in Diversity Projects    -- 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

            -- Higher Learning Commission             -- 2004-05

            -- CSCEA – membership chair             -- 2004 – 06

            -- Faculty mentor                                              -- 1998 to present

            -- Graduate committees                                    -- 2002 to present

            -- WNCC articulation meetings                         -- 2000 to present

            -- Sr. Exit Interviews/Mock Interviews  -- 1995 to present

            -- Sr. Exit Exam for FCS                                  -- 1995 to present

            -- Western NE Excellence in Education -- 2004 to present

            -- Redesign of Applied Sciences web page       -- 2005 to present

 

HONORS,  AWARDS AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES:

 

-  Promoted to Professor status at Chadron State College         2006-07

 

-  Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines Training team – Birth to 5           2005-06

            Early Childhood Training Center – NE Dept. of Education

 

-  High Scope Curriculum Trainer for Nebraska Early Childhood           2005-06

            Training Center and Ntl. Coalition of Campus Child Care Assoc.

 

-  Consultant and evaluator for the Nebraska Department of      2005-06

Health and Human Services – 1 of 5 evaluators revising

and  re-designing the child care center and home licensing

regulations

 

-  Recognized for outstanding service for the Nebraska Assoc.  2005-05

 for Family and Consumer Sciences executive committee

 

-  Coordinator for the 17th Annual Excellence in Early Childhood           2006

            Conference, February 24 and 25, 2006

              * Barbara Coloroso and Aaron Davis

           

-  Leadership team for Higher Education Grant               2005-07

            * UNK, Wayne State, Peru, Chadron and Community Colleges

 

-  Who’s Who Among American Teachers – recognition award 2005-06

 

-  Steering Committee for Early Childhood Interagency  2005-06

            Coordinating Council – Governor appointment and recognition

 

-   Coordinator for 16th Annual Excellence in Early Childhood               2005

Conference, February 24, 25, 26, 2005. 

            * Opalanga Pugh and Jonathan Mooney, keynoters

 

-   Research project for Frank Porter Graham Child Development         2005-06

Program, Chapel Hill, NC.  Collaboration and Teacher

Preparation

 

-  Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines Train the Trainer            2005-06

 

-   Nebraska Association of Family & Consumer Sciences                    2005

            Recognition for leadership and service to state organization

 

-   Recognized for Leadership and support to the SSS/ELITE    2004-05

Program

 

-         Reappointed by Governor Mike Johanns/Dave Heinneman  2004-07

for Continuing Term on Early Childhood Interagency

Coordinating Council

 

-  Leadership Award – Statewide Early Childhood Leadership 2004-06

            Policy Study for Nebraska Department of Education/HHS/Legislature

                       

-  Statewide Team for Early Childhood Policy Study                             2004-06

 

- Outstanding Scholar award for School of Professional & Graduate      2004

            Studies at Chadron State College

 

- Nominated by President Krepel for the Nebraska Children and                       2004

and Families Foundation Grace Abbott Award

            Champion for Children and Families in Nebraska         

 

- Selected as a member of the Nebraska Early Childhood         2004-05

Leadership Policy Study Commission – State Appointment       

 

 Selected to lead research on best practices in Early Childhood              2004

            Education in Western Nebraska by UNL research project

            -- Julie Torquati, College of Human Resources

 

-  Awarded recognition for Outstanding Service to the ECICC              2004

            Council – recognized for serving on the Council and representing

            Western Nebraska and Higher Education for 10 years

 

-  Selected by Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council                      2004

            to serve on State travel team for Map to Inclusive Care

 

-  Nominated for Outstanding Teacher Award for School of                  2003

            Professional and Graduate Studies

 

-  Recognized by Chadron State College for 20 years of service                        2003

 

-  Nominated to submit application for Grace Abbott Award                 2003

            Nebraska Children and Families Foundation –

‘Champion for Children and Families in Nebraska’ 

 

-  Selected to represent Nebraska on Travel Team for Early Childhood 2003

            Literacy and Education projects – North Carolina

 

-  Nominated for Outstanding Faculty Member to State College System            2002

 

-  Selected to present at the Ntl. ACRES Conference, San Diego, CA  2001

 

-  Appointed to Governor Mike Johanns Interagency Early Childhood   2000

            Coordinating Council – reappointed 2002-2005

               * Chair for state Council Steering committee 2003

               * Steering Committee 2003, 2004, 2005

                       

Professional Development and Training Activities:

 

- Research Breakfasts – Chadron State College   March and April 2006

- Inclusive Practices Workshop – Alliance, NE    March 27, 2006

- Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale Workshop    March 28, 2006

- NCATE training meetings      February and March, 2006

- Professional Development Institute for Families, North Platte, NE, March 20, 2006

- Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines, North Platte, NE.  March 9, 2006

- Excellence in Early Childhood Conference at CSC  February 24 and 25, 2006

            * Partial funding for presenters from Vision 2011

- Supervisors Training at Chadron State College, February 17, 2006

- Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Licensing and Standards

            Training   February 9, 2006

- Applied Sciences Mentor-Mentee Luncheon and Training, January 24, 2006

            *Funding supported by Vision 2011 funds

- High Scope Curriculum Train the Trainer Institute, NDE, CSC – January 20, 2006

- High Scope Curriculum Train the Trainer Institute, NDE, CSC – December 4, 2006

- Midwest Faculty Institute, Kansas City, MO  November 2-3,2005

- Train the Trainer Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines, November 29, 2005

- Excellence in Education Conference, NDE, Chadron State, September 2006

- Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions, September 16, 2005, UNK

- Advanced Blackboard Training, August 16-18, 2005, Chadron State College

- Annual Kindergarten Conference, July 13 and 14, 2005, Kearney, NE

- Promoting Social and Emotional Competency, July 7 & 8, 2005, Omaha, NE

* Mary Louise Hemmeter, keynoter

- Environmental Rating Scale Training, June 28-30, 2005, North Platte, NE

- NeAEYC Summer Institute, June 24, 2005, Mahoney State Park, Omaha, NE

-  Hispanic/Latino Patterns of Communication, April 25-28, 2005, Scottsbluff, NE

            - SRS (Student Records System) Training, April 6, 2005, Chadron State College

            - ADHD/Bipolar training, March 8, 2005, Chadron State College

-  Weaving Women into History, March 23, 2005, Chadron State College

- Fatherhood Initiatives Training, Jan. 27 & 28, 2005, Chadron State College

- 2nd Excellence in Education Conference, October 14, 2004, Chadron State College

 

3.      Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas?

 

At this time, we are not involved with the assessment process for the General Studies program.  The majority of students utilizing the Laboratory are meeting requirements of courses not included in the general studies program.

 

However, as director of the program, I feel it is very important for all students to have application experiences in the Laboratory regardless of course content. 

 

This will be an area to focus on in the future with administrators of the department and college.

 

 

4.      Given that the college’s mission statement supports learning outcomes of the General Studies program, explain how your unit promotes or supports those General Studies’ values?

 

The staff in the Laboratory support all of the values outlined in the college’s mission statement.  The Laboratory is in full support of all educational and academic programs provided by the college and supportive as a service to the community of Chadron.

                       

 

5.      A.  Has your unit updated any services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society? 

                 

Services are constantly being updated, reviewed and revised to meet the ever changing needs of the children, families and students serviced by the Laboratory.

 

The main updates have been in revisions to the policy manual on a yearly basis in regard to assessment procedures, hours of operation and fees charged for the services provided to families.

 

A current copy of the policy manual is available on the website link or by contacting the CSC Child Development Center director.

 

B.  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

The review of the policy manual is the main function for the advisory board that volunteers in support of the function and operation of the Laboratory.

 

Enrollment Management

 

1.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each. Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities?

 

 

Date

Activity Description

Location

November 10-13, 2002

Strategic Enrollment Management

conference

San Diego, CA

March 27-28, 2003

Attend Leadership conference

Lincoln, NE

November 2003

Strategic Enrollment Management

conference

Boston, MA

December 10, 2003

Attended Rural Revitalization Meeting (there were a number of CSC staff and faculty there)

Crawford, NE

July 27 & 28, 2004

Attend training meeting about Clearinghouse services sponsored by CCPE

Lincoln, NE

November 2004

Strategic Enrollment Management

conference

Orlando, FL

February 3 & 4, 2005

Tour One Stop operation at Johnson County Community CollegeThis was funded by Vision 2011

Overland, KS

Fall, 2005??

Participated in Diversity conference coordinated by Loree MacNeill

Scottsbluff, NE

 

2.  What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

None known for AVPEM office however the staff within the EM unit has taken classes and will share within their reports

3.      How does your unit assess the effectiveness of General Studies courses with which you are involved?

 

      Not answered

 

4.      How does your unit integrate the learning outcomes of General Studies into your programs and courses that are not specifically required in G.S.?

 

      Not answered

 

5.      Has your unit updated any courses or services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society? If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

      Offices within the Enrollment Management unit have developed a number of initiatives relating to global, diverse and technological societies.  These include but are not limited to online services in admissions, financial aid and registration.  The specific office will address these.

 

Extended Campus Programs

  1. What professional development or training have members of your unit participated in over the past five years/

 

Jodi Banzhaf

·        Knock Your Socks Off Customer Services, May 2005

·        Conference for Woman, Professional Growth and Development, August 2004

 

Cari Absalon

 

Annette Langford

·        How to Manage Multiple Projects, Meet Deadlines, and Achieve Objectives Seminar, June 2000

·        Conflict Management Skills for Woman, July 2002

·        Microsoft Access Training, May 2005

 

Elizabeth Ledbetter

·        LMS 332, Organization of Resources, Spring 2005

·        Getting the Most from Excel Workshop, March 2005

·        Access Workshop, May 2005

·        Conflict Management Skills for Women, July 2005

·        NETCHE Workshop, October 2005

·        How to Design Workshop, November 2005

·        Graphic Design, 322 Adobe Creative Suite, Spring 2006

 

Robin Smith

·        Blackboard Conference, 2001

·        Distance Learning Conference, Madison WI, 2003

·        Distance Learning Conference, Madison WI, 2004

·        Nebraska Distance Learning Association 3rd annual summit, 2003

·        AECT, Dallas Texas 2002

·        Nebraska Distance Learning Association, Omaha, Nebraska 2002

·        Nebraska Symposium on Information Technology in Education Partnerships, Lincoln, Nebraska 2002

 

Aimee Vanderfeen

·        Email Marketing Conference, October 2004

·        Access Training, May 2005

·        Customer Service Training, June 2005

·        Maximize Recruitment and Retention, November 2005

·        MY CSC Training, March 2006

·        Marketing Strategies that Work, April 2006

 

Helen Rosso

·        Macromedia Flash Workshop, May 2003

·        The Conference for Women, July 2003

·        TCP/IP Training, July 2004

·        The Conference for Women, August 2004

·        Knock Your Socks Off Customer Service, May 2005

·        Safety and Security for the Front Desk, June 2005

 

Brenda McDonald

·        ACEAN Conference, February 2002

·        Customer Service Seminar, 2003

·        Dealing with Difficult People, May 2004

·        Choosing Education in Employment First, March 2006

 

Bobi Johnson

·        Marketing Strategies That Work, April 2006

 

Pat Hoffman

·        Nebraska Distance Learning Conference, Grand Island, NE, 2001

·        Nebraska Distance Learning Conference, Omaha, NE, 2002

·        Nebraska Distance Learning Conference, Kearney, NE 2003

·        One-Stop Shop Student Services Conference, Denver, CO, October 2004

·        Nebraska Distance Learning Conference, North Platte, NE 2005

·        Online Advising, November 2005

·        Creating Successful Online Student Services, November 2005

 

Jereme Patterson

·        Nebraska Distance Learning Conference, Kearney, NE 2003

·        IP Videoconferencing, Madison, WI, August 2002

·        Creston Programming Training, Newark, NJ, 2004

·        Nebraska Distance Learning Conference, North Platte, NE, 2005

·        Polycom User Group Conference, October 2005

 

John Shafer

·        TechExperts, Kearney, NE, 2003

·        Security Software and Hardware for Networking, 2004

·        Creston Programming Training, Newark, NJ, 2004

·        Crestron Certification, Addison, TX, 2004

·        InfoComm Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 2005

 

Steve Taylor

·        Blackboard Summit, 2000

·        NE Educational Technology Summit, 2000

·        NCORE-national conference, 2000

·        Governor’s Summit for Workforce Development, 2000

·        NAASS—national conference, 2000

·        College Board, 2000

·        College Board, 2001

·        CITE Conference, 2001

·        Governor’s Summit for Workforce Development, 2001

·        NAFSA, 2002

·        MDE-WCET, 2002

·        AAHE, 2003

·        WCET Annual Conference, 2003

·        NAASS—national conference, 2003

·        Madison Distance Education Conference, 2003

·        NAFSA-Academy (Missoula) , 2003

·        Colorado CEA, 2004

·        CAEL-Chicago, 2004

·        NAFSA-Academy (Tucson), 2005

·        Innovative Educators, 2005

·        NAFSA-Academy (Co Springs) , 2005

·        CITE Conference, 2006

·        CAEL-Denver, 2006

·        NAFSA-national conference Seattle, 2006

 

  1. What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

See above

 

3.   Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas?

 

ECP only makes some of these courses available through distance learning.  The General Studies objectives relate to content and pedagogy.

 

4.   Given that the college’s mission statement supports learning outcomes of the General Studies program, explain how your unit promotes or supports those General Studies’ values?

 

ECP supports these values by making the most of the courses accessible to a distance learning component that may otherwise go unserved.

 

5.   A.  Has your unit updated any services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society? 

 

Definitely.  As the early leader in distance learning technology in the rgion, CSC has probably been responsible for considerable advancement in the use, understanding of , and access to advance telecommunications growth in the region.  ITV and online learning modalities have created a need for high speed transmission capacity in western Nebraska.  Courses offered ITV and online have stimulated many people in the region to learn and adopt technology in many ways.  Continual upgrading of technology at CSC either caused or supported continuous upgrading of skills for people taking courses through CSC.

 

In addition to upgraded technology delivery systems, ECP has expanded services to distance learners, including adding a distance learning student service support position.

 

B.  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

Annual program reviews have been informal.  ECP generally operates on a continuous improvement model, responding to needs as they are identified throughout the year rather than only after an annual review process.

 

Financial Aid

1.      What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each.  Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities?

 

Professional Development/Training Activities

Dates

Location

# of Participants

SIS + Computer Training

March-01

Dallas, TX

2 professionals

 

March-03

Reno, NV

1 professional

 

March-05

Honolulu, HA

1 professional

 

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Ed. Training- EAC

November-03

San Diego, CA

2 professionals

(electronic access training)

November-04

Las Vegas, NV

2 professionals

 

 

 

 

U.S. Department of Ed. Training- FA

August-01

Denver, CO

1 professional

(financial aid training)

November-03

Chamberlain, SD

1 professional

 

November-04

Lander, WY

1 professional

 

 

 

 

RMASFAA Training

November-02

Lincoln, NE

2 professionals

(regional orgainzation providing financial aid training)

October-03

Big Sky, MT

2 professionals

 

October-04

Omaha, NE

2 professionals

(Summer Institute)

June-02

Colorado Sp, CO

1 professional

 

June-04

Colorado Sp, CO

1 professional 1 support staff

 

June-05

Golden, CO

1 support staff

 

 

 

 

NeASFAA Training

November-01

Omaha, NE

2 professionals

(state organization providing financial aid training

April-02

Kearney, NE

2 professionals

 

November-02

Lincoln, NE

2 professionals

 

April-04

North Platte, NE

2 professionals

 

April-05

Kearney, NE

1 professional

 

April-06

Columbus, NE

3 professionals

 

 

 

 

State Organization participation

 

 

 

Secretary

2003-04

 

1 professional

Served on Audit Committee

2003-05

 

1 professional

Chair of Membership Committee

2005-06

 

1 professional

Served on Tuition Task Force - Board of Trustees

2004-05

 

1 professional

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

 

Management Skills seminar

June-01

Rapid City, SD

1 professional

Women in Higher Education

March-02

Omaha, NE

1 professional

Knock your Socks Customer Service Seminar

July-05

CSC campus

1 professional 2 support staff

Professional Administrative Day

April-06

Rapid City, SD

3 support staff

Listen to what we are seeing Webcast

March-05

CSC campus

1 support staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vision 2011 funds not provided for any of the activites

 

 

 

 

2.      What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

Not answered

 

3.   Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas? 

 

      No assessment is being done at this time as it relates to the General Studies and financial aid.

 

4.   Given that the college’s mission statement supports learning outcomes of the General Studies program, explain how your unit promotes or supports those General Studies’ values?

 

      The FAO provides all services on-line which encourages students to independently gain access to information and knowledge and critically reason, objectively analyze and solve problems.

 

5.   Has your unit updated any courses or services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society?  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

The Financial Aid Office provides the following electronic processes/services as required by the United States Department of Education:

 

·        Institutional Student Information Records electronically retrieved from the U.S. Central Processing System

 

·        Pell Grant and Direct Loan records are transmitted and received from the U.S. COD system

 

·        Fiscal Report/Application is transmitted electronically to U.S. Campus Based Funding

 

The financial aid office has made available all services to students available on-line which means our office is accessible to students from anywhere the internet is available

 

Health Services

 

  1. What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? 

 

      Attendance at the CCHA conference March 2003 and March 2006 – Nurse

      Certification training as an Adoption Specialist June 2003 – Nurse

      Attendance at the NE School Nurse Fall and Spring Workshops, February                                           2003, October 2004, March 2004, November 2005. - Nurse

      Completion and certification of American Red Cross Instructor Training                                                 May 2003 - Nurse

 

  1. What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have member of your unit participated in over the past five years? 

 

American Red Cross Instructor Training -- May 2003

 

3.   Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas?

 

I didn’t find any objectives that really fit my unit but in the Philosophy of General Studies the last bullet states “Encourages students to explore ways of maintaining physical and mental health, both as individuals and in the society as a whole, and to recognize the importance of these attitudes for intellectual development and a sense of well-being.” This pretty much encompasses my job, however, I don’t have a way to assess this in place.  I could use some direction for assessing this specific area. 

 

4.   Given that the college’s mission statement supports learning outcomes of the General Studies program, explain how your unit promotes or supports those General Studies’ values?

 

Sick students don’t go to class and don’t perform at an optimum potential.  Health Services supports the General Studies program by providing access to treatment if needed, health promotion information and referral to other units when necessary to increase the chance for academic success.  Referrals may be made to any area but the most common referrals are SASS, TRIO, Counseling, Tutoring, and Advising. 

 

5.   A.  Has your unit updated any services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society? 

                 

Yes, the Health Services website has been developed and will be updated as soon as a new webmaster is available.  Forms needed for immunization, waiver of immunization, and medical history are all available to download.  Email is used as a tool to communicate with students. 

 

The CSC Clinic was initiated in response to the number of students without health insurance or with only major medical coverage and services continue to be expanded as needed.  This semester we will expand our CLIA waived lab tests with the purchase of a Hemoglobin meter and a pulse oximeter. 

 

B.  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

I don’t really have an external advisory board that is formal, however, I work closely with the Medical Clinic and the PA’s and Nurse Practitioner and they will often make suggestions or give me input when asked.  The pulse oximeter and Hemoglobin Meter were purchased made after the suggestion of one of the PA’s.   I also have a wonderful network of NE College Nurses to share ideas with and rely on them as a wonderful resource when needed. 

 

Housing & Residence Life Office

 

  1. What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each.  Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities?

 

The Residence Life Staff have participated in several professional development and/or training activities in the past five years.  These areas will be categorized as staff training and workshops/conferences.

 

Conferences

Annual Continuums of Service 2005 & 2006 (1)

ACUHO-I Conference 2005 (1)

MACURH 2004 (2)

Winter Drive-In Workshop for Housing Processionals 2005 & 2006 (4)

 

Workshops/Teleconferences

CSC Supervisory Training 2001-1006 (2)

Assessment with Dr. Bud Thomas & Eric White 2005 (2)

Basic Supervision Seminar 2006 (4)

Best Practices in Reducing College Student Suicide: A Law and Policy Perspective 2006 (2)

Professionalism Under Pressure 2006 (4)

1st Year Student – Diversity 2006 (2)

Knock Your Socks Off Customer Service 2005 (5)

How to Lead, Manage, and Motivate a Team 2005 (1)

Risk Management Strategies for Student and Judicial Affairs 2004 (6)

Campus Activities: Creating Intentional Connections for Student Learning 2004 (4)

Facts on Tap: Alcohol, Drugs and Transitional Issues for College Bound High School Students 2005 (2)

Rethinking Retention 2004 (2)

Web as a Hub: Integrating the Web Into Your Funnel 2004 (2)

Creating Engaged Learning Environments for Today’s Students 2004 (2)

Student Suicide: Institutional Policy, Liability, and Prevention 2003 (6)

Communicable Diseases 2004 (2)

Peer to Peer File Sharing: Copyright, Liability and Network Security 2004 (6)

How to Comply with CLERY Act: Campus Crime Reporting for Security and Compliance 2003 (1)

The Joy of Slightly Irregular People (6)

Terror Target: College Campuses (2)

How We Retain More Students by Intervening Earlier 2002 (2)

Crisis on Campus: Trauma & Recovery 2002 (2)

Crisis on Campus:  Will Your Emergency Plan Work 2002 (2)

Bio-Terrorism in Nebraska 2002 (2)

Organizing for Enrollment Management: Keys to Student and Institutional Success 2002 (2)

 

No, Vision 2011 funds have not been used for these activities. 

 

2.      What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

Classes for Professional Development 2005-06

Access Class  2005  (1)

Supervision Principles & Skills 2004 (2)

Adoption Awareness 2006 (2)

Depression in Children 2006 (1)

Obsessive Compulsive 2006 (1)

 

Academic Classes

Due to the nature of the Residence Hall Director positions, the Residence Life Department experiences a regular turn over in staffing.  Over the past five years, ten people have filled these six positions and have taken approximately 241 credit hours in academic coursework.

 

3.   Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas?

 

Although we do provide programming to address many of the objectives listed, we do not at this time assess the effectiveness of the outcomes.

 

 

4.   Given that the college’s mission statement supports learning outcomes of the General Studies program, explain how your unit promotes or supports those General Studies’ values?

 

Although we do provide programming to address many of the objectives listed, we do not at this time assess the effectiveness of the outcomes.

           

5.   Has your unit updated any courses or services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society?  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

The Residence Life Department has updated our services and processes in many ways, including the following:

·        In the Fall 2004 semester, an updated programming model was implemented.

·        The method of training Resident Advisors was restructured and implemented in 2005.

·        The report forms that Residence Life Staff use for programming, five week observations, incidents, and room reports were updated in 2005. 

·        The Residence Life Department has also updated with the change from Campus Pipeline to MyCSC.

 

These modifications were made based on a recognized need for improvements from an internal review and reflection of our programs and services.  The programming model was changed to give programs a focus that met goals the department felt were necessary for student development.  It also gave a focus for planning strategies.  The programming model was changed from a system that required Resident Advisors to earn a set number of points to a model that required Resident Advisors to focus programming on developing students’ character, civility, citizenship, and diversity awareness skills.  Resident Advisor training was updated and improved based on feedback and experiences of Resident Advisors.  Updates included implementing summer newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, adding a session on diversity, making sessions interactive, and including an evaluation of the training experience.  Report forms were changed to standardized fillable forms that could be emailed to supervisors in an efficient and timely manner.  The Residence Life Department has also updated with the change from Campus Pipeline to MyCSC by integrating a channel specifically for Residence Life to provide information to students. 

 

Institutional Research

1.  A.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  

B.  Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each. 

C.  Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities? If so, provide list.

 

2.   A.  What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

I have not participated in any IR professional development so far but previous IR staff may have.

 

3.   Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas?

 

            Not Answered

 

4.   Given that the college’s mission statement supports learning outcomes of the General Studies program, explain how your unit promotes or supports those General Studies’ values?

 

            Not Answered 

 

5.   A.  Has your unit updated any services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society?   

      Use of IR web site and Tableau software to query information will reflect this when full implemented

B.  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

            Not applicable so far.

 

International Student Program

 

1.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each. Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities?

 

            None known

 

2.      What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

None known

 

3.      How does your unit assess the effectiveness of General Studies courses with which you are involved?

 

Not answered

 

4.      How does your unit integrate the learning outcomes of General Studies into your programs and courses that are not specifically required in G.S.?

 

Not answered

 

5.      Has your unit updated any courses or services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society?  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

An online International Admissions application was developed and electronic communication about admission file progress and inquiries were developed to improve and streamline response time.

 

Internships & Career Services

1.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each. Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities?

         

These professional development activities have not been supported by Vision 2011 funds, but rather by the department budget.

 

Deena Kennell: 

*Western Cooperative Educators Association Regional Meeting, May 2002, *National Society for Experiential Education National Meeting, October 2003, *First Time Manager’s Seminar, May 2004,

*Service in Indian Country –Learn and Serve America, December 2004

* National Association of Colleges and Employers Annual Conference, May 2006. 

 

Deborah Meter: 

*Mastering the Skills for Success as a Co-op & Internship Coordinator –CEIA National Academy for Work Integrated Training, Spring 2001,

* Surviving in the Time of Significant Change –Western Cooperative Education Association, Summer 2002,

*College Conference on Cooperatives –Minnesota & Wisconsin Farmers Union, Spring 2005,

*Knock Your Socks Off Customer Service –Rockhart University Continuing Education Center, Inc., Summer 2005,

*Shattering Barriers/Transforming the College Experience for Students of Color/Cultivating Campus Cultures that Value Student Success –CSC Multicultural Office, Fall 2005,

*Excel Workshops –CSC/Greg Spranger, Spring 2006,

*National Society for Experiential Education Regional Workshop, May 2006,

*Professionalism Under Pressure –CSC, May 2006,

* Better Business Seminar –CSC/KCSR, Summer 2006

 

Janet Hartman:

*Search and Selection Workshop –by CSC, 2001,

* The Conference for Women –Skillpath, 2001,

*Conflict Management Skills for Women –Skillpath, 2002,

*The Indispensable Assistant –Skillpath, 2003,

*Criticism –Giving & Taking CSC/CSSA, 2004,

*Nebraska Notary Association Workshop, 2004,

*Computer virus protection workshop –CSC, 2005,

*MyCSC Focus Group Training, 2006,

*Transforming the College Experience for Students of Color –Videoconference, 2006,

*Western Dakota Tech “Lookin’ Good” –Administrative Professionals Day Seminar, 2006,

*Professionalism Under Pressure –CSC/Limbach/Waugh, 2006,

*CSC/CSSA Exchange trip with Wayne State College, 2006.

 

2.   What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

            None

 

3.   Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas?

 

By monitoring students’ response to weekly reflective questions, which is done by Internship personnel and by the students’ Final Portfolio, this is graded by the Faculty Coordinator for the school in which the student is enrolled. 

 

4.   Given that the college’s mission statement supports learning outcomes of the General Studies program, explain how your unit promotes or supports those General Studies’ values?

 

Internship is available in any academic department, offers structured,  real world and hands-on experience, and requires students to reflect on that experience using questions based loosely on the Kolb Learning Model.  For these reasons, internship supports and reinforces almost every learning outcome of the General Studies program.

 

5.   A.  Has your unit updated any services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society? 

·         Policy for doing an international internship was created in 2003.

·         Internship & Career Services information is becoming more available electronically.

B.  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

There has never been an annual review of the program beyond the reporting of total enrollment, or an advisory board, to my knowledge. 

 

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center

1.      A.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? 

a.      Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each. 

b.      Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities? If so, provide list.

 

      The Center Staff has participated in the following professional development or training activities:

 

            Regional conferences which included seminars or workshops on:

-         Caring for Outdoor Bronze Sculpture

-         Collections mount making

-         Museum accreditation

-         Digital imaging

-         Volunteer recruitment and retention

 

            State and local confrences which included seminars or workshops on:

-         Eco-tourism

-         Diversity Marketing

-         Copyright Law

-         Internet Marketing

           

            PastPerfect (Collections Software) training

 

            Vision 2011 has not paid for any of this training

 

2.      A.  What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? 

c.       Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

   The Center has published an award winning exhibit catalog.

   Center staff members will begin courses in the fall of 2006 with other members taking classes this summer.

 

The Center Director teaches classes at the college and will be presenting at 2 conferences this fall – the Nebraska Library Association and the Mountain-Plains Museums Association regional conference. She has also presented her original research at Chimney Rock Visitors Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Last fall she spoke at the Nebraska Book Festival.

 

 

3.      Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas?

 

 

4.      Given that the college’s mission statement supports learning outcomes of the General Studies program, explain how your unit promotes or supports those General Studies’ values?

 

         While the Center does work to promote and support the general studies objectives, we have relied on the course instructors to assess these objectives in their classes. The Center’s objective has been to provide support to the instructors by providing an additional modality or a different approach to cover the general studies objectives.

 

5.      A.  Has your unit updated any services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society? 

d.      If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

The Center has added several multimedia components to exhibits. The Center is currently working on its web-site and is investigating the possibility of “virtual exhibits.”

 

 

Nelson Physical Activity Center (NPAC)

1.      A.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? NIRSA convention

B.  Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each.  NIRSA convention- equipment, intramurals, scheduling

C.  Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities? If so, provide list.

 

 

2.      A.  What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? 

B.  Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

 

3.      Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas? 

 

      Facility is used for completion of several HPER courses.

 

4.      Given that the college’s mission statement supports learning outcomes of the General Studies program, explain how your unit promotes or supports those General Studies’ values?

                       

 

5.      A.  Has your unit updated any services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society? 

B.  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

Reta E. King Library

1.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each.  Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities?

 

Types of Activities/Number of Participants (over past five years):

 

A.     Teaching Library Science Courses:  8 participants total (2 in 2005; 2 in 2004; 2 in 2003; 1 in 2002; 1 in 2001)

B.     Blackboard Training:  7 participants (2 in 2005; 2 in 2004; 1 in 2003)

C.     Computer Services Training:  5 participants (3 in 2005; 2 in 2004)

D.     Innovative Millenium Training:  5 participants (2 in 2005; 2 in 2004; 1 in 2003)

E.      College of DuPage Teleconferences:  10 participants (5 in 2005; 3 in 2004; 2 in 2003)

F.      RefWorks Training:  7 participants (7 in 2005)

G.     MyCSC Portal Training:  8 participants (8 in 2005)

H.     Nebraska Library Commission Database Road Show Workshop. June 2005: 2 participants

I.        NLC/OCLC workshops:  7 participants (3 in 2005; 2 in 2004; 2 in 2003)

J.       Nebraska Panhandle Library System Workshop: 3 participants (2 in 2005; 1 in 2004)

K.    ACRL online seminar, "Creating a Comprehensive Plan for Information Literacy." March 27-April 15, 2006: 1 participant

 

2.   What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

A.     Presentations: “Engaging Your Community:  Library as Place,” (Moderator and Organizer), Charleston Conference, 2005, by Milton T. Wolf.

B.      Publications: “Whither the Book: Stunting the Tree of Knowledge?” in Charleston Conference Proceedings 2004, eds. Bazirjian, Vicky Speck and Bernhardt, Beth R. (Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2006), pp. 137-140, by Milton T. Wolf.

      Wolf, Milton T. (et. al) “Engaging Your Community: Libraries as Place,” in Charleston Conference Proceedings 2005, eds. Bernhardt, Beth R; Daniels,Tim and Steinle, Kim (Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2006), pp. 188-202.

C.     Graduate Academic Certificate in Advanced Library Management from the University of North Texas. December 2005, received by James Britsch.

D.     Cataloging Consultant for Crawford Public Library Nebraska Memories Project, Sally Zahn.

 

3.   How does your unit assess the effectiveness of General Studies courses with which you are involved?

 

Not answered.

 

4.   How does your unit integrate the learning outcomes of General Studies into your programs and courses that are not specifically required in G.S.?

 

Not answered.

 

5.   Has your unit updated any courses or services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society?  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

Not answered.

 

Student Academic Success Services

Advising

1.      What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each. Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities?  Some

 

·        Attended the NE Career Information System Training Workshop 9/30/03

·        Attended The Conference on Leadership Development & Teambuilding 2/9/04

·        Attended The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition 05/06 also nominated as Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates for 3 years.

·        Attended NACADO summer of 03 and 05 ~ gained graduate credit from the 03 institute

·        Attended NE Workforce Development conference 02

·        Attended Disability Access Institute 02

·        Attended various workshops on campus

·        Key note speaker at BPW Women of Tomorrow

·        Presented to Crawford Seniors about majors/careers

·        Presented at one seminar for STIVE

·        Presented at Western Nebraska Excellence in Education Conference

·        Presented at Western Community Health Resources quarterly staff meeting

·        Presented at MOPS 02

·        Member Native American Communications Workshop Steering Committee 06

 

Training Activities:

·        Applied and received National Tutor Certification from the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) in 2002 for one year.  Re-applied and attained three year certification, am now in the process of applying for five year re-certification.  During this time-frame, 59 tutors have received training to meet the certification requirements and received certificates from the association.

·        Hire, train, and supervise SI leaders.

·        Provide seminars on study skills, time management, test anxiety etc. for Trio participants, residence halls, first year seminar, & numerous classes.

·        Oversee Jump Start Leaders.

·        Provide test-taking accommodations for students with disabilities.

 

2.      What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

Masters of Science in Organizational Management degree 06

 

3.      How does your unit assess the effectiveness of General Studies courses with which you are involved?

 

Not answered

 

4.      How does your unit integrate the learning outcomes of General Studies into your programs and courses that are not specifically required in G.S.?

 

Not answered

 

5.      Has your unit updated any courses or services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society? If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

·        Advising Center 05  (2011 funds)

·        Jump Start 02 to present

 

Counselor

1.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each. Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities? 

·        Nebraska Counseling Association Annual Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska, October 1-3, 2003

·        American College Counseling Association National Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi, March 10-12, 2004

·        Audio-conference, “Psychological Issues on Campus,” Chadron State College, March 25, 2004

·        Seminar, “Psychiatric Emergencies: How to Accurately Assess and Manage the Patient in Crisis,” Denver, Colorado, September 23-24, 2004

·        Seminar, “Uncovering Dangerous Secrets: Suicide, Violence, and Difficult Personality Disorders,” Rapid City, South Dakota, September 9, 2005

·        Meeting, Nebraska College Consortium on High-risk Drinking, Lincoln, Nebraska, April 11, 2006

 

      Disability Services:

·        Disability Access Institute, Salome Hayward & Associates, Aspen, CO, October 7-8, 2002

·        Video-conference on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Chadron State College, October 17, 2002

·        Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) National Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 5-6, 2004

·        Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) Regional Training event, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 2-6, 2005

·        Presented revised Disability Services policy draft to CSC President’s Executive Staff, January 4, 2006

 

Diversity:

·        “STEP UP: Leadership and Understanding the Dynamics of Diversity,” Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 1, 2003

·        Seminar on “The Culture and Community Needs of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation,” Chadron, Nebraska, February 21-23, 2005

 

Other:

·        Invited to participate in Oxford Round Table, “Successful Transition to College: Exemplary Practice of High School and Collegiate Academic Counselors,” sponsored by Oxford University, Oxford, England, July 2-7, 2006

 

2.      What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

Certification as National Certified Counselor (NCC) by National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc., February 10, 2006 

 

3.      How that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas?

 

I do not assess outcomes with the General Studies objectives in mind. (See Criterion Three, 2, A, & C.)

 

4.  How does your unit integrate the learning outcomes of General Studies into your programs and courses that are not specifically required in G.S.?

 

Re: bullet 1 under “Objectives of General Studies,” (p. 29): By providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities, we enhance their opportunity “to independently gain access to information and knowledge       . . .” Without accommodations, some students with disabilities might not be able to manage at all in college, let alone develop the cognitive abilities noted in this section.

 

Re: bullet 2 under “Objectives of General Studies,” (p. 29): Both Counseling and Disability Services can, “Assist the student in acquiring basic knowledge of our social environment . . .” Some students come for counseling as a sanction for violating the College’s expectation of civility (General Bulletin, p. 26) or other rules. This experience reminds students that the social environment includes, “Courtesy and respect for others . . .” as well as the stipulations listed in Code of Conduct published in the Student Handbook. By providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, the College supports their presence within the campus community. This support reminds members of the campus community that our social environment includes persons with disabilities.

 

Re: bullet 7 under “Objectives of General Studies,” (p. 29): Counseling sometimes includes helping students to discover and clarify their personal values. This empowers students to live with greater congruity between their values and behaviors. Similarly, counseling sometimes assists students to gain insight into the values of others in order to understand better others’ behavior. Improved self-knowledge and knowledge of others can lead to improved ethical and moral behavior.

 

5.   A.  Has your unit updated any services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society?

Yes, we purchased updates of computer screen reading programs: One for students who cannot access hardcopy print material (because of visual or other impairment) or who would benefit from listening as they read; and one for students with visual impairments to help them navigate the Internet.

B.  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

We purchased the program updates to maintain our previous level of services in the computer age.

 

 

Multicultural Services

1.      A.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each. 

B.  Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities? If so, provide list.

 

                  A.  Training:

·        NSEA Multicultural/Minority Issues Fall Conference

·         Member of the Scottsbluff American Indian Steering Committee.

·        Working with minority student population on obtaining scholarships and scholarship information.

·        Attended the 2006 Annual Meeting of The Higher Learning Commission.

·        Completed Diversity Issues graduate class, out of Peru State College, July 2006

B.  No

 

2.      A.  What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  

B.  Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

I completed my BA in Industrial Management w/ a minor in Electronics in May of 2005. 

 

Started graduate school in summer 2006

 

3.      Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas?

 

No Response

 

4.      Given that the college’s mission statement supports learning outcomes of the General Studies program, explain how your unit promotes or supports those General Studies’ values?

                       

No Response

 

5.      A.  Has your unit updated any services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society? 

B.  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

·        Multicultural Center 06  (2011 funds)

·        Non Traditional  Student Lab 06

 

Tutoring Services

 

1.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each. Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities? NO

 

Conferences:

·        34th thru 38th annual College Reading & Learning Association

·        Annual Heartland Chapter CRLA spring

·        Leadership, Development and Team Building 2004

·        Supplemental Instruction Training 2004

·        Spring Thematic Leadership 2003

·        Heartland Latino Leadership 2002 & 2003

·        NAFSA 54th annual 2002

·        Disability Access Institute 2002

·        Intermountain Learning Assistance 2001

·        Various on-campus teleconferences/seminars regarding retention, student assistance, first year students, transition, professional development, multiculturalism, etc. 

·        Most recently attended a focus group hosted by the Nebraska Department of Education regarding the design and inclusion of a twelfth grade course that will help students as they transition from high school to adulthood. 

 

Training Activities:

·        Applied and received National Tutor Certification from the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) in 2002 for one year.  Re-applied and attained three year certification, am now in the process of applying for five year re-certification.  During this time-frame, 59 tutors have received training to meet the certification requirements and received certificates from the association.

·        Hire, train, and supervise SI leaders.

·        Provide seminars on study skills, time management, test anxiety etc. for Trio participants, residence halls, first year seminar, & numerous classes.

·        Oversee Jump Start Leaders.

·        Provide test-taking accommodations for students with disabilities.

 

2.      What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

None

 

3.      How does your unit assess the effectiveness of General Studies courses with which you are involved?

 

Not answered

 

4.      How does your unit integrate the learning outcomes of General Studies into your programs and courses that are not specifically required in G.S.?

 

Not answered

 

5.      Has your unit updated any courses or services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society?  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

·        The Peer Tutor Program developed an on-line sign-in data base, provides on-line evaluation forms and on-line walk-in schedule.  Additionally, on-line tutoring is made available through blackboard (the virtual classroom) and/or e-mail.

·        Student Academic Success Services implemented Supplemental Instruction (SI) in many high risk courses.

·        Student Academic Success Services offers a Writing/Speaking Center with technology available to assist in class presentations

·        As international club sponsor, I arrange for students to meet with other international students around the region, arrange for school visits in Chadron and surrounding communities, meet with Job Corps’ multicultural club students, host annual food tasting party and monthly coffee hours, and encourage student participation in various school and community events so they may not only share their culture, but also learn of the American culture as well.

 

Student Activities Office/Campus Activities Board (CAB)

 

1.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each. Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities?

 

My unit has participated in various workshops and training that has included Native American Awareness Trainings, First Year Council, and video conferences on student success. No Vision 2011 funds have supported these activities.

 

2.      What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

My unit consists of just students who are here at the college to participate in taking college courses. These students are diverse in their majors and encompass the whole spectrum in what is offered at this college. The Campus Activities Executive Board has a nine person board, and the regular CAB Board is made up with approximately 55 students, while Student Senate is comprised of 15 students.

 

3.       How does your unit assess the effectiveness of General Studies courses with which you are involved?

 

We do not assess the effectiveness of the outcomes related to General Education objectives.

4.      How does your unit integrate the learning outcomes of General Studies into your programs and courses that are not specifically required in G.S.?

 

We attempt to have diversity in our programming, for example, Laure Sinn helps with Native Welcome Day by talking to the visiting Native American student. Help organize different monthly ethnic celebrations.

 

For knowledge of social environment, Laure Sinn continually visits with students about how college really works (letting them see how other students/roommates/faculty react to what the student does).

 

Laure Sinn also helps the students in the clubs gage the reasonableness of the social/club activities in light of the CSC social environment. For example, the executive board asked Laure Sinn if she thought the students would enjoy a swing dancing lessons to be followed by a dance. Laure Sin said that she though that the event might go over well because it would be different and fresh to the students.

           

Laure Sinn also helps the students by providing situations requiring oral reports. For example, whenever a club requests funding for an event or project, they must make an oral report about what they will do, what other sources of funding they have tried to get, etc.

 

5.      Has your unit updated any courses or services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society?  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

Our unit is constantly striving to update the services offered in the Student Center such as computers, big screen television sets, ATM machine, and Games Area equipment such as pool tables, ping pong, air hockey, card, and foosball tables.

 

Transfer Student Report

 

1.  What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each. Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities?

 

None known for Transfer Guide knowledge

 

2.  What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

None known for Transfer Guide knowledge

 

3.  How does your unit assess the effectiveness of General Studies courses with which you are involved?

 

Not answered

 

4.  How does your unit integrate the learning outcomes of General Studies into your programs and courses that are not specifically required in G.S.?

 

Not answered

 

5.  Has your unit updated any courses or services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society? If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

The online transfer guides were developed to provide improved services and accuracy for transfer students, their community college advisors and the CSC faculty and staff.  The online guides are shared with representatives of the regional community colleges and they are asked to share with their campuses as well as submit to my office any syllabi that their departments would like to have reviewed by CSC academic departments.

 

The guides are reviewed periodically and also meetings with regional community colleges are held on a regular basis.

 

TRIO Program

1.   What professional development or training activities have members of your unit participated in over the past five years?  Please list by categories the types of activities and the number of participants for each.  Have Vision 2011 funds supported any of these activities?

 

      Conferences:

      DATE                                      CONFERENCE                      PARTICIPANT #

     

      2004

      April 14-17               TRIO General Project Management                                 1

 

August 8-10              TRIO Legislation and Regulations & Management            1

                                          Institute for TRIO Directors

 

November 19-20      Uses of Educational Technology in TRIO                         1

 

2005

January 7-9               Legislative & Regulatory Requirements for

                                          Operation of the Federal TRIO Programs,

                                          Personnel Management and Student

                                          Financial Assistance Workshop                                     1

 

April 18-21               ASPIRE Conference                                                       1

 

July 29-August 1       On Course I Training                                                       2

 

November 5-8          Legislation/Regulations for TRIO Managers.                     1

 

2006

April 10-14, 2006     MO-KAN-NE Spring Conference                                  1

                                              

Workshops:

      DATE                                      WORKSHOP                          PARTICIPANT #

2004

      April 8                       Rethinking Retention                                                        1

 

      April 22                     TRIO Legislation                                                             1

 

            August 2-3                Student Access Database Training                                   3

 

            December 9              Federal Student Aid Training for Counselors                    2

                                                and Mentors (Teleconference)

     

            2005

January 23-26           MBTI Training                                                                 1

 

            February 15              Confidentiality In School: How Does

                                                HIPPA/FERPA Impact You?                                       2         

 

May 10-11                   Discovering the Secrets of Microsoft Access                 2

 

            June 29                     Native American Cultural Awareness Training                  1

 

            July 21-22                 StrengthsQuest Educator Seminar                                    2

 

            September 9              Suicide, Violence & Difficult Personality Disorders           1

 

October 23-24          Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives & Deadlines        1

 

            November 17            Listening to What We're Seeing: Generational Styles

                                                and Learning Characteristics                                         1

 

            November 21            Using Innovations in First Year Advising to

                                                Enhance Retention and Graduation                                1

 

            December 5              Reducing Time-Wasters @ Work (Audioconference)       1

 

December  19           Mary Kay Mueller's "8 High Ways to Get Where

                                          You Want to Go"                                             3

 

            2006

            March 9                    The Forgotten Student:  Understanding                             1

                                          and Supporting Sophomores (Teleconference)

 

            March 30                  Cultivating Campus Cultures That Value                           1

                                          Student Success (Teleconference)

 

April 6                       Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training                     1

     

            April 20                     Shattering Barriers:  Transforming the                               2

                                          College Experience for Students of Color

                                                (Teleconference)                                                          


These are the professional development/training activities that current members of Project Strive/TRIO have attended since they became employed with the program.  The Counselor has the most time with the program and she began in December, 2003.

 

Federal regulations (Sec. 646.31) describe allowable costs that can be charged to the TRIO grant which include “Professional development travel for staff if directly related to the project's overall purpose and activities, except that these costs may not exceed four percent of total project salaries.”  The 2005/06 professional development travel budget is $5,208 for three full time staff members.

 

Project Strive/TRIO received no funding from Vision 2011 funds for attendance to these events.  Some events, sponsored by other Chadron State College offices and attended by Project Strive staff, did receive Vision 2011 funding (such as the teleconferences).  

 

2.  What scholarly activities, including the taking of courses at the college, have members of your unit participated in over the past five years? Please list by categories and number of participants.

 

      Classes:

      DATE                                      CLASS                                    PARTICIPANT #

December, 2005          Grammar Fitness for Upper Grades & Write                 1

                                             It Right for Upper Grades

 

April 10-28, 2006        A Comprehensive Guide for Building                 1

                                             a Student Leadership Program

 

            Presentations:

      DATE                                      CLASS                                    PARTICIPANT #

2004

August 31                  A Day in the Life of a College Student                              3

 

2005

March 16                  Graduate School Basics                                                   1

 

March 22                  Domestic Violence Laws                                                 1

 

September 29            Computer Skills: Just the Basics!                                      1

 

November 3              Recognizing Your Strengths & Problem Solving -

                                          Project Strive Leadership Series                                   2

 

November 10            Create Your Own Online Portfolio                                   1

 

2006

January 19                 Leading With Character -

                                          Project Strive Leadership Series                                   1

 

March 2                    Understanding Government -                                           1

                                          Project Strive Leadership Series

 

March 21                  Graduate School Basics                                                   1



3.   Realizing that General Studies courses involve multiple non-classroom objectives (see objectives on pages 29-30 of the 2005-07 General Bulletin), how does your unit assess the effectiveness of its unit outcomes in those areas?

 

General Studies “Non-Classroom Objectives

The General Studies Objectives as outlined in the 2005/07 General Bulletin appear to have the following “non-classroom objectives” for the student:

 

1.   Develop abilities to independently gain access to information and knowledge, critically reason, objectively analyze and solve problem, creatively think, perceive assumptions, construct arguments, use evidence, and perceptively listen and observe;

2.   Acquire basic knowledge of our social environment (including technological aspects), of the humanities and the arts, and of the natural sciences;

3.   Developing proficiency in written and oral communication and in the language and symbols of mathematics, including the ability to understand mathematics as a language in which to express, define, and answer questions about the world;

4.   Acquire a basic knowledge, understanding, and appreciation for the various cultures and societies in the world;

5.   Exhibit positive changes through the knowledge of personal health habits and physical activities which enhance the personal living environment;

6.   Integrate and establish meaningful relationships between disciplines or bodies of knowledge;

7.   Understand personal values and the values of others and the ethical and moral implications of that knowledge; and

8.         Develop a level of maturity and proficiency in a field of knowledge.

 

Assessment Tool(s)

The following assessment tool is currently being used by the TRIO/Student Support Services program to evaluate program activities and their effectiveness.

 

Seminar/Event Evaluation Form – Distributed to SSS students who attend events sponsored by the SSS program.  The evaluation will inquire of the student if pre-determined learning outcomes, unique to the event, were met.  Students are also asked for ideas on topics for future seminars/events (quantitative and qualitative measure).

 

Seminar/Event Topics Offered in 2005/06 (Non-Classroom Objective Addressed)

 

Basic Computer Skills Assistance [by appt. only] (2)

Leadership Series (1, 2, 4, 7, 8)

Board Games Night (2, 5)

Budgeting 101 (5, 8)

SoundSleep Relaxation Program (5)

Receive a Career Makeover (2, 3, 8)

Learn How to Handle Conflict (1, 3, 5, 7)

Interviewing & Networking Seminar (2, 3, 7)

Free Cosmic Bowling (2)

Walking the Thin Line (1, 5)

International Food Tasting Party (4)

Banquet Etiquette Seminar & Meal (2, 5)

Summer Bridge (1,5)

Food…Let’s Talk About It! (5)

What is Oktoberfest (4)

Homecoming Festivities (2)

Oktoberfest (4)

Basic Car Maintenance (1, 2, 5)

Relationships:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (2, 5, 7)

How to Get the Sleep Your Body Needs (5)

Create Your Own Online Portfolio (2, 3)

I Did What?! Explanation:  Brain Under the Influence (5)

Stress!! Ways to Help You Relax (5)

Annual Chadron Parade of Lights (2)

Finals Week Study Break Snacks (5)

Relax with a Free Massage (5)

     

4.   Given that the college’s mission statement supports learning outcomes of the General Studies program, explain how your unit promotes or supports those General Studies’ values?

 

The TRIO/Student Support Services program promotes or supports the General Studies’ values through the following activities offered to program participants:

 

a.   Sponsoring Academic Success Seminars each semester (see #1).

b.   Offering, at no charge, the LASSI, MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory assessments and reviewing the results with the student.

c.   Sponsoring field trips to cultural and educational activities off of the Chadron campus.

d.   Offering the Student Career Action Map to participants and reviewing the results with the student.

e.   Providing information to the student on a variety of topics and referring them to appropriate campus resources when necessary.

f.    Performing Degree Audits for students and reviewing their course schedules.

g.   Sending e-mail documents to students on a variety of topics (health related tips & activities, information about cultural offerings on campus, etc.).

h.   Sponsoring a “Student of the Month” award and an annual awards ceremony recognizing student achievement.

i.    Offering free personal counseling.

 

5.   Has your unit updated any courses or services to reflect a more global, diverse or technological society?  If so, how were these modifications related to the annual review of your program or to recommendations of an external advisory board?

 

Project Strive/TRIO does not offer courses in the traditional sense either for credit or not for credit.  It does present short one hour “Student Success Seminars” on a variety of topics designed to help participating students succeed in the classroom and persist to graduation.  These seminars address a number of issues many of which “reflect a more global, diverse or technological society” and address such areas as basic computer skills, international food tasting, Oktoberfest information and diversity awareness.

For almost five years, Project Strive has checked out Personal Digital Assistants (PDA’s) to students free of charge.  Students receive a short orientation on the use of these devices and can check them out for a semester at a time.

 

In the Spring, 2006 semester five students were provided with iPods and recording devices for use in the classroom.  Students were surveyed before receiving the iPod and at the end of the semester, and were to submit daily logs as to how these devices were used.

 

All of these initiatives were new to the program and no update/modification to these services has taken place thus far.  The time spent with these services is reported to the U.S. Department of Education in Project Strive’s Annual Performance Report.