Student Affairs Report

Criterion Five

 

Admissions

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

Yes. In the Fall of 2003, the Director of Admissions formed the CSC High School Counselor Advisory Council. It meets twice a year on the CSC campus. Some board members have 2 year terms and some have three-year terms. The purpose of forming the group is to receive feedback from high school counselors regarding their past students’ satisfaction/dissatisfaction with CSC. We also want to update high school counselors regarding CSC’s programs and support service offerings.

 

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

In addition to the HS Advisory Council, we also receive feedback from various members in the community regarding our services and we call high school counselors who are not on the advisory board regarding many different student issues including scholarship awards.

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

Activities with external constituents

    1. In 2006 we provided a campus visit for a group of approx. 30 teenage TRiO students from Ethete and Casper, Wyoming. CSC student athlete Al C’Bearing, from Ethete, met with the youth and signed autographs. Coach Dan Beebe provided the TRiO students with game passes and two basketballs autographed by the team members.
    2. We regularly provide campus visits (which usually include a tour, meal, housing, financial aid and academic presentations) to a number of high school groups including Upward Bound groups and several groups from the Pine Ridge reservation. Tours are also provided to younger groups, such as area Girl Scout Troops.
    3. We contact alums of CSC who have agreed to help us in the recruitment of new students. These “Full Circle volunteers have taken new students out to lunch before they enroll at CSC, placed posters in their place of business and provided us with name referrals.

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

Partnerships with external constituents

a.       Admissions staff members regularly presented college admissions, career planning and financial aid information (beginning in 1998) at the Expanding Your Horizons math and science conference for young women grades 5-12.

b.      CSC Admissions partnered with approx. 12 high schools and community colleges in the region in 2005 and 2006 to host early spring orientation/registration sessions in the region.

c.       CSC offers 16 Phi Theta Kappa full tuition (in-state) scholarships to community college graduates who were active members of PTK and who meet other criteria set forth in the scholarship application. We host an annual fall dinner for the Nebraska/Wyoming PTK Region and we hosted a Mini-Honors Institute on campus in 2002.

d.      CSC Admissions is pursing acquisition of a sponsor for a Career Board to be placed in a regional high school. This program is hosted by Creighton University.

e.       CSC Admissions plans to acknowledge all those students who successfully pass the GED taken at WNCC in Scottsbluff.

f.        CSC Admissions has placed an about college accessibility at CSC in the Panhandle Home School newsletter.

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

Suggestions implemented from advisory council.

a.       When one of our sister colleges proposed to the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees that we move our scholarship deadline from January 15 to December 1, the Admissions Director called members of the advisory council seeking their opinions on the proposal. They were unanimously against it and their opinions were shared by CSC representative Dr. Randy Rhine during the next BOT meeting when the issue was discussed. The proposal was tabled for another year.

b.      As a result of input from several sources, including the high school advisory council, Admissions partnered with Student Academic and Success Services (SASS) to provide “Move In Central” stations at three freshmen residence halls. Maps, bottled water, answers to FAQs about community services, etc. were provided to new student families at these stations during the week prior to start of the semester.

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Athletics

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

The athletic department does not have an external advisory board but does

have an internal board which consists of:

        Athletic Advisory Committee

The Athletic Advisory Committee is made up of the Faculty Athletic Representative, Director of Athletics, three professors from academics and a student representative.

 

This committee was formed to remain in compliance with NCAA regulations and is selected every three years. It meets at least twice a year unless litigating circumstances require it to meet more often. A final report is drafted by the chair and presented to the CEO at the end of the academic year.

 

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

Contact is made through alumni and recruiting base developed through an athletic network.

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

Not applicable

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

Recruiting contacts and networking for student athletes.

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

Not applicable

 

Child Development Center

1. Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

Yes

 

An Advisory Board consisting of 3 community volunteers and 3 parents, provides advisory information for meeting the needs of parents and users of the program. An additional 6 to 8 parents serve as representatives to the Board, relaying information and requests. The faculty in Family and Consumer Sciences provide advice regarding educational and academic needs of the program. Families with children attending the Laboratory along with student volunteers also assist in recommendations for policy changes, fund raising and promotion of the program.

 

2005-06 CSC Child Development Center Laboratory

Advisory Board

 

Members 1st term 2nd term 3rd term 4th term

Sarah Baumgarten(C)

270 Pine Street 2005-07

Chadron, NE 69337

* representative Head Start

 

Deena Kennell (P)

645 King Street

Chadron, NE 69337 2000-2002 2002-04 2003-05 2005-07

 

Wendy Waugh (P) 2001- 2003 2003-05 2005-07

818 E. 10th Street

Chadron, NE 69337

 

Angela Spranger (C)

450 Bordeaux

Chadron, NE 69337 2004-2006

* representative Grace Episcopal Church

 

Cheryl/Steve Welch (P) 2002-2003 2003-05 2005-07

238 Shelton Street

Chadron, NE 69337

 

Karen Eisenbarth (C) 2000-02 2002-04 2004-06

P.O. Box 9 – 10th Street (Parent Rep) (C)

Chadron, NE 69337

        Advisory Board members are appointed for two year terms with reappointment

for unlimited terms and at the discretion of current Board members.

 

        Primary purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide advice and support on the general operations of the Centers to the Director through the updating and adoption of Policy Handbook on a yearly basis. (updated 5/04)

 

 

Parent Representatives:

Tracy and/or Craig Nobiling (CDC) 1999-00 2000-01 2002-03

845 Bordeaux Street, Chadron, NE 69337 2003-04 2005-06

 

Bill and/or MariBeth Cogdill (CDC) 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05

376 Spruce Street, Chadron, NE 69337 2005-06

 

Bob McEwen/Ann Krejci (CDC) 2002-03 2003-04

342 Chapin Street, Chadron, NE 69337 2004-05

2005-06

Jennifer Brown (Both) 2004-05 2005-06

316 King St., Chadron, NE 69337

 

Cricket Haag (CDC) 2004-05 2005-06

330 Spruce St., Chadron, NE 69337

 

Vonda Cash (CDC) 2005-06

630 Pine Crest Dr., Chadron, NE 69337

 

Jamie/Leala Waldo (CDC) 2005-06

717 E. 6th Street, Chadron, NE 69337

 

Melissa Burke (CDC) 2005-06

801 E. 9th Street, Chadron, NE 69337

 

Angie Camerlinck (both) 2005-06

213 Grant , Gordon, NE 69343

 

Advisory Board members serve a rotation of two year terms and are responsible for the assurances outlined in the Policy Manual.

  Parent Representatives serve one year terms which are continuous.

Parent representatives are responsible for organizing and conducting family gatherings, reporting issues and concerns of parents/families to the Advisory Board on a monthly basis for action, organizing fund raising activities and events, and other activities as defined on a year to year basis by the Advisory Board and Parent Representatives. New parent representatives may be added at any time to assist and support the activities of the Centers and the Board. (revised 4/06)

 

2. If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

-- NA --

 

3. Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

The Laboratory has provided a valuable service to the community of Chadron through the following collaborative agreements and functions:

-         Site for placement for children qualifying for Head Start

-         Site for placement for children qualifying for Health and Human Services

-         Training for local child care providers and Head Start personnel

-         Site for respite care for families in and around Chadron

-         Placement site for children qualifying for low income grant with public schools

-         Coordinator for care and education for Educational Service Unit

-         Volunteer placement site for Job Corp students and high school students

-         Practicum site for Alliance Practical Nursing program

-         Observation and Participation placement site for education students

-         Practicum site for Early Childhood students

-         Field placement for special education students

-         Natural, inclusive environment for families with children with disabilities

-         Placement site for student teachers

-         Service coordination site for Chadron area professionals

-         Preschool, Before and After school program for families

-         Training and on-going professional support for families

-         Facilities for local parent support groups in evenings

-         Excellence in Early Childhood Conference support

-         Child care for private churches, parent groups, 4-H programs

-         Summer camp for families with preschool age children

 

4. Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

Collaborations for care and education of children ages 3 and 4 have been a part of the operation of the Laboratory and financial support for the past year. In addition, eight children qualifying for Head Start attend the program on a nine month basis. These families receive health, food, family support and educational support from the program and collaboration.

 

Collaborations for training have been a major part of the program with Early Development Network, Services Coordination, Special Education, Health and Human Services, and Western Community Health Resources for over 15 years.

 

Partnerships with professionals such as doctors, lawyers, community workers, clerks, and others in the community support field trips as well as the day to day classroom curriculum.

 

Partnerships with families who have children enrolled in the program as well as families with students working or volunteering in the program are also on-going. Each semester, new relationships are created and long-term partnerships for services, volunteerism or support for the Laboratory are created and nurtured.

 

5. Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

The Laboratory currently has an advisory board since the inception in 1972. Additional advisory board support with the alumni of the Laboratory and Family & Consumer Sciences/Applied Sciences department are being explored for the future.

 

Enrollment Management

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

No not for the AVPEM office

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

N/A

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

Date

Activity Description

Location

March 16, 2005

Attend Western Nebraska Administrators Meeting with Hardy, Crouse and King?

Gering, NE

September 2004

Presented session on behalf of the NSCS colleges about College Choice/Millenials to Nebraska Counseling Association

Lincoln, NE

Sept 24 & 25, 2006

Booth Vendor for Nebraska Counseling Association

Kearney, NE

September 7-14

Represented CSC on NSCS tour at five locations speaking to and with High School Guidance Counselors

Omaha, Norfolk, Kearney, Lincoln, Scottsbluff

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

Date

Activity Description

Location

March 12 & 13, 2003

Represented CSC as a Co-Sponsor of the All About Kids Conference

Rapid City, SD

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

Offices within the EM unit have implemented suggestions from their constituents and they will most likely address them in their reports.

 

Extended Campus Programs

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

ECP does not have an external advisory board.

 

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

a.       Attendance at a variety of region events, meeting, gatherings

b.      Organized focus groups

c.       Informal anecdotal information

d.      Needs surveys

e.       Employer interviews

f.        Responding to requests by constituents or groups representing constituents

g.       Marketing and advertising

h.       One on one inquiry

i.         Open house information sessions

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

        Ongoing transfer articulations with several Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado community colleges.

        Provide eight courses to Western Governors University students.

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

         Space use agreements with Western Nebraska Community College (Scottsbluff, NE) and MidPlains Community College (North Platte, NE)

         Partnership with Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne, WY) to offer bachelo’sr degree completion programs in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies.

         Partnership with Regional West Medical Center (Scottsbluff, NE) to provide a bachelor’s degree completion program for their Radiologic Technology Certification program.

         Proposing (July 2006) a corporate education program for Cabela’s (Sidney, NE)

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

Not Applicable

 

 

 

Financial Aid

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

For the Financial Aid Office, the United States Department of Education essentially serves as our external advisory board.

 

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

Not applicable

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

In May 2004, CSC hosted a U.S.D.E representative for internal campus wide training. The training primarily focused on USDE requirements that impact the whole institution. Members from upper administration and the financial aid office attended.

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

Not applicable

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

Not applicable

 

 

Health Services

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

Health Services does not have a permanent external advisory board. However, a steering committee was used when launching the Vision 2011project, the CSC Clinic, in the spring of 2005. The committee consisted of CSC representatives and Sandy Roes, Director of Western Community Health Resources. We met approximately three times through the pilot project (over about 6 months).

 

2. If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

If I need information about the changes in Health Services or medical needs of our population, I access the resources available. I will use the Nebraska Health and Human Services offices, the Panhandle Health District, Western Community Resources, Central College Health Association, American College Health Association, Center for Disease Control and Prevention. I also have a network of providers and nurses from other colleges that I can query.

 

3. Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

A proposal to pilot the CSC Clinic was written in the fall of 2004 and approved. The Chadron Community Hospital donated the space and basic supplies to hold the clinic and negotiated a contract for services with the mid-level practitioners to staff it. That arrangement continues today.

 

A Health Fair was hosted on our campus in the Fall of 2003 in conjunction with Western Community Health Resources and the Chadron Community Hospital and included other agencies in the community.

 

A one-day Adoption Liaison training was hosted by CSC Health Services in January, 2004 in conjunction with the National Council for Adoption and was attended by staff from Western Community Health Resources, Chadron Community Hospital, Box Butte General Hospital, and Chadron State College.

 

4. Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

See above

 

5. Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

When we started the CSC Clinic, if we needed any lab work done we had to send the students through the hospital lab which was time consuming and very expensive for them. I was encouraged to apply for a CLIA waiver so that I could perform waived tests in the CSC Clinic such as Strep, Mono, UA dip, Pregnancy, Glucometer, etc. I was approved for the waiver in July 2005 and will need to reapply every two years.

 

Housing & Residence Life Office

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

The Residence Life Department does not have an external advisory board.

 

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

The Residence Life Department contacts peers in our region through networking at the Drive-In Workshop held annually in January and through emails and phone calls. The Residence Life Department also interacts with peers throughout the nation by utilizing list serves that are specific to Housing and Residence Life including current practices, current issues and topics of concern. The Residence Life Department is also taking part in the Alcohol/Drug Task Force group that has been put together to address concerns in the Chadron community.

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

The Residence Life Department has participated and provided activities with and/or for external constituents in the past five years. First, the department has sent representatives to the Drive-In Workshop held annually in Kearney, Nebraska for the past three years. This is a workshop that addresses current topics and affairs relating to residence life. Attendees are from the regional area. The Residence Life Department has also offered two activities to external constituents, including CSC employees from other departments as well as the Chadron community. First, in the fall of 2005, the Residence Life Department offered a diversity training open to CSC students, staff, and faculty called Peace by Piece to increase diversity awareness. Activities that the Residence Life Department has worked with the Chadron community include the annual Honors Fair in collaboration with Chadron Middle Schools as well as the Host Parent Program that is a collaboration of volunteers in the Chadron community and incoming CSC students.

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

The Residence Life Department has partnered with the Chadron community to offer the Host Parent Program, an annual Honors Fair with middle school students, and join to discuss concerns with alcohol among youth by participating in the Alcohol/Drug Task Force. The Host Parent Program is a program in which Chadron community members volunteer to be a host parent for incoming CSC students. The purpose of this program is to give CSC students a connection with the community, a resource for them to ask questions and receive support. The Honors Fair teams CSC mentors with middle school students who choose to participate in the fair. The mentors meet regularly with the students to agree on a topic, prepare a paper, and put together a presentation of their project. The Alcohol/Drug Task Force is a group of representatives from the Chadron community, including health organizations, law enforcement, parents, CSC students, CSC faculty and staff, and others that have come together to discuss and address alcohol abuse issues in the area.

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

Through the list serves and regional contacts that the Residence Life Department utilizes, several changes have been implemented. These changes include updated questions and process for interviewing Resident Advisor candidates, Resident Advisor evaluations, a new programming model, and updating and revising the Resident Advisor and Senior Resident Advisor job descriptions. Many of the suggestions that were implemented were taken from reviewing current practices at other institutions in this region and across the nation. Peers in Residence Life willing share many of their documents and practices upon request. These current practices were reviewed by CSC Residence Life Staff and then developed into practices that are appropriate and suited to CSC.

 

Institutional Research

1. Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

No advisory board to my knowledge.

 

2. If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

Haven’t had the opportunity to do so in my 7 weeks in the IR position. May do so in the future.

 

3. Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

Not Answered

 

4. Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

 

5. Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

Not Answered

 

 

International Student Program

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

No

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

Informal input from current international students and alumni is requested. The International Students Committee also provides input. On April 20, 2005 a pizza party was held with current CSC international students to brainstorm ideas to connect with students from their home country. These ideas are being compiled and there are plans to meeting twice a year to continue developing these and other ideas.

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

Date

Activity Description

Location

April 26, 2006

Host WNCC International Student Group

Chadron, NE

 

In addition, the International Student Club has regularly invited International Student Clubs from other colleges to attend and participate in the International Food Tasting Party. Frances Gonzalez should have more information on this.

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

None known. However, Steve Taylor has information on the study abroad programs and Frances may have some additional information about International Student partnerships too.

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

N/A

 

Internships & Career Services

1. Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

No

 

2. If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

Every internship supervisor is contacted by phone and/or in person by Internship personnel at some point during the semester to do a “site visit” and/or mid-term evaluation. Also, supervisors perform written evaluation and satisfaction surveys. Since the Internship Office has no authority over academic curriculum, we have avoided asking questions about the preparedness of students for the field in which they are interning.

 

3. Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

         Career Services has hosted approximately 40 businesses or agencies on campus to recruit or interview our students in addition to hiring fairs

         Career Services co-hosted or hosted Career Fair’01-’04, ‘06

         Career Services hosted Teacher Interview Day ’01-‘06

         Janet administers the Medical College Admissions Test twice annually for ACT company

         Job Fair for Your Selling Team –co-hosted with NE Workforce Development, Winter 2006

         Real Life Fair –participated with High Plains Community Development/Chadron Youthbuild/Chadron Middle School, Spring ’03 ’04 ’06

         21 Century Grant Summer Program (Kamp Kenwood) Career Choices Program, Summer 2006

         Job Search Presentations to Pine Ridge Job Corps Graduates, three since October 2005

 

Part of the nature of Internship & Career Services is to provide a service to external constituents (businesses, agencies, alumnae) by assisting them with their intern or personnel needs on a regular basis. The above mentioned are some special events or activities undertaken wit,h or provided to, external constituents.

 

4. Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

None

 

5. Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

Changes have been made to Teacher Interview Day and to the Career Fair as a result of comments received on written evaluations from both events.

 

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

Yes, several.

 

The Center Committee is a joint committee with three appointees of the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society and three appointees from Chadron State College. The Committee was established through the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Society and the College. The Society representatives are appointed by the President of the Society and the College representative are appointed by the President of the College. The Committee meets, generally, three times per year. This committee has helped with collections acquisition decision making and offered useful suggestions regarding exhibits.

 

The C. F. Coffee Gallery Committee is a joint committee established through the Memorandum of Cooperation signed between the Coffee Gallery donors and the College. The committee is made of up designees representing The First National Bank of Chadron, the Charles and Barbara Marcy Family, the Bill and Virginia Coffee Family, Chadron State College, and the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center. The committee currently meets on the first Friday of every month. This group has recently been active in securing funding for the unit, including finding gifts to hire additional support, and have been helpful in providing suggestions for the development of the Gallery.

 

The Center works closely with the Chadron State Foundation. The Foundation owns much of the collections housed at the Center. As such, the Center works with them as an external advisory board regarding future acquisitions and property issues. The Foundation has been helpful in clarifying property ownership and management issues. Through their help we have been able to save time by establishing set procedures for copyright and publishing permissions, outgoing loans, and property documentation which have helped the functioning of the Center.

 

While the Sandoz Society is represented in the Center Committee, the Society itself is still considered an external advisory board. The Society is a membership organization. The board is elected at their annual meeting held in Chadron. The Society board meets four times per year. The Society has provided helpful suggestions regarding better efficiency in assisting with the annual conference, the Center’s web-site, and fiscal accountability.

 

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

The Center worked with Western Community Health Resources in providing cholesterol and diabetes testing on campus. The Center offered assistance to the Sallows Military Museums after a fire destroyed part of their building.

 

The Center has provided an exhibit to the 2006 Nebraska State Fair. The Center has also provided exhibits for the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The Center has provided meeting space for many different groups and organizations to groups that would have had to meet elsewhere or had to pay for meeting space.

 

 

The Center will be the point institution for the 2007 One Book, One Nebraska project. Through that project we will be proving educational outreach to the entire state of Nebraska in terms of speakers, assistance with their local activities, and programming.

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

The Center has established active partnerships with the Bridges to Buttes Scenic Byway (Nebraska Highway 20), the Nebraska Museums Association, and the Mountain Plains Museums Association.

 

The Center has also been involved with the Nebraska Environmental Trust, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum

 

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

The Center has begun printing an Annual Report. This report summarizes the exhibits, activities, programs, and functions of the Center. The report also gives a brief financial overview of the Center’s operations.

 

The Center’s exhibit programming schedule has also been modified based on external constituent comments and visitation patterns. We are and will continue to

-   show a wildlife exhibit in the fall

-   Native-American themed exhibit in November

-   Work with the local quilt guild to provide programming to coincide with their annual quilt festival

 

Reta E. King Library

1. Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

External Advisory Board: we are at the beginning stages of initiating a Friends of the Library group that would function, to some degree, as an External Advisory Board.

 

2. If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

Through groups like the Nebraska Library Commission, the Panhandle Library System (main office: Scottsbluff), the Nebraska State Library Association, and with annual meetings with representatives of the Western Nebraska Community Colleges and the local Historical Society and Public Library, we attempt to gauge the needs/changes of the panhandle area.

 

3. Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

There have been, and will continue to be, general workshops in which we participate either by presenting or by attending on the subjects of reference, cataloging, copyright, electronic resources, emerging technologies, etc.

 

4. Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

The King Library cooperates with the Chadron Public Library so the patrons can use their library card to check out materials at either library. The King Library provides itself every year to local high schools as an open house and gives tours of the facility and demonstrates its services. On Scholastic day, we even administer tests for high school students. The State of Wyoming’s Education Department agreed to accept out Library Media Certification as valid in their state.

 

5. Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

Through questionnaires, and conversations with faculty, students, other librarians, and the general public it was decided that the community would like the King Library to provide a Christmas Book Faire, which the Library made available in December of 2005; and by the same procedure, it was determined that they would like a Starbucks Coffee Shop in the Library, which was opened in April of 2006.

 

Student Academic Success Services

Advising

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

N/A

 

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

         Technology ~ www.csc.edu/sass

         Web page allows constituents to ask questions, seek advisement/tutoring, etc.

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

Native American Powwow in November had 350 participates most of which were from the Pine Ridge Reservation, and the Scottsbluff American Indian Steering Committee. Panhandle “Rising Stars” Achievement Program which recognized area minority high school kids for their achievements in school and in their communities, I worked with the Chadron High School guidance counselor (Sue Krotz) to get 11 students from their school recognized for the achievements in the classroom.

 

4. Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

         Chadron Community (Taste of Chadron)

         Ministerial Association (Jump Start)

 

5. Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

Many suggestions and ideas came from Dr. Wes Habley and NACADA when developing the Advising Center.

 

Counselor

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

No. However, as a Licensed Student Counselor, I have a Provisional Mental Health Practitioner License from the State of Nebraska (#7142). As a provisional licensee, I meet regularly with a fully licensed Mental Health Practitioner for clinical supervision. I maintain personal membership in the American Counseling Association (ACA) and, within the ACA, the American College Counseling Association (ACCA). These connections help to keep me current with the field of mental health counseling.

 

Re: Disability Services, I consult the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) when necessary. AHEAD provides guidance and information for proper administration of Disability Services. The College maintains institutional membership in AHEAD.

 

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

As the need arises, I consult from time to time with colleagues in the fields of College Counseling and Disability Services, sometimes by direct phone calls or e-mails, sometimes by inquiries posted on a listserv.

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

I have asked counseling colleagues at other universities and colleges about their institutions’ policies regarding counseling services for students.

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

We maintain membership in AHEAD. I maintain personal membership in the American Counseling Association (ACA) and, within the ACA, the American College Counseling Association (see Criterion 5.1, above).

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

A few years ago, a deaf student requested a Sign Language Interpreter as an accommodation. I consulted with AHEAD (see above) and the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. These consultations helped us to understand that a Sign Language Interpreter was a reasonable accommodation in this case. The Sign Language Interpreter provided service for the student for three semesters.

 

I would take similar steps for other students with other needs.

 

Multicultural Services

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

No response

 

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

No response

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

        Native American Powwow in November had 350 participates most of which were from the Pine Ridge Reservation.

        The Scottsbluff American Indian Steering Committee.

        Panhandle “Rising Stars” Achievement Program which recognized area minority high school kids for their achievements in school and in their communities, I worked with the Chadron High School guidance counselor (Sue Krotz) to get 11 students from their school recognized for the achievements in the classroom.

        Work with Extended Campus on mailing out information to prospective students who have electronically registered to attend CSC.

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

No response

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

No response

 

Tutoring Program

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

This criterion is not applicable to the Peer Tutor Program.

 

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

This criterion is not applicable to the Peer Tutor Program.

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

This criterion is not applicable to the Peer Tutor Program.

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

This criterion is not applicable to the Peer Tutor Program.

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

This criterion is not applicable to the Peer Tutor Program.

 

Student Activities Office/Campus Activities Board (CAB)

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

The Office of Student Activities does not have an external advisory board.

 

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

The Office of Student Activities contacts peers in our region such as other state colleges, by phone calls or electronically. The Office of Student Activities also searches the various web sites that contain pertinent information in regards to student activities in higher education.

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

 

The Office of Student Activities has participated and provided activities with and/or for external constituents in the past years. The office has partnered with different area entities including the Pine Ridge Job Corps, Pine Ridge High School, Fort Robinson State Park, the Chadron Native American Center, the Chadron Chamber of Commerce, and area high schools to offer them opportunities to participate in college sponsored activities such as Inter-High School Scholastic Day, “Uptown on Campus,” open houses, “A Haunted House with a Historical Twist, and more.

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

The Office of Student Activities has partnered with various external constituents

including the Pine Ridge Job Corps to co-sponsor such events as a Martin Luther King Day Celebration Walk, annual Powwow with the Chadron Native American Center, Native American Welcome for high schools from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, “A Haunted House with a Historical Twist with Fort Robinson State Park, “Uptown on Campus” with the Chadron Area Chamber of Commerce to show case the downtown businesses, and the Inter-High School Scholastic Contest for Nebraska and surrounding area high schools where they can compete in different academic areas.

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

The Office of Student Activities strives to improve it’s offerings to the campus and community and invites suggestions from internal (the Campus Activities Board and other students), as well as, external sources. Feedback from the programs are sought and utilized to help to improve the quality and delivery of the activities and programs. The Office of Student Activities contacts peers in our region such as other state colleges, by phone calls or electronically. From the searches of the various web sites that contain pertinent information in regards to student activities in higher education, ideas and suggestions are incorporated into the programs.

 

 

Transfer Student Guides

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

No

 

2.      If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

However, periodic meetings with the regional community colleges serves to gain feedback and also to share CSC updates with the community college faculty and staff. In addition, when updates are made to the transfer guides, including the addition of additional courses approved as equivalent by the academic departments, the community colleges are notified in writing.

 

3.      Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

Date

Activity Description

Location

February 8, 2001

Meet with Art and Music Faculty at LCCC

Cheyenne, WY

April 10, 2001

Meet with Casper College Faculty

Casper, WY

April 24, 2001

Meet with EWC Faculty

Torrington, WY

May 23, 2001

Meet with LCCC Faculty

Cheyenne, WY

May 9, 2001

Present CSC information to Casper College

Agriculture students

Casper, WY

May 22, 2001

WNCC/CSC
Quarterly Meeting

Chadron, NE

April 11, 2002

Meet with WNCC staff in Alliance

Alliance, NE

April 25, 2002

WNCC /CSC

Quarterly Meeting

Chadron, NE

October 24, 2002

WNCC / CSC Quarterly Meeting

Scottsbluff, NE

February 26, 2003

Meeting with Morgan Community College Faculty

Ft. Morgan, CO

February 13, 2003

WNCC / CSC Quarterly Meeting

Chadron, NE

February 17, 2003

Meeting with Western Dakota Technical Inst.

Rapid City, SD

March 6, 2003

Meeting with Northeastern Junior College

Sterling,CO

March 14, 2003

Meeting with Northeastern Junior College fine arts faculty

Sterling, CO

May 9, 2003

Meeting with Casper College Industrial Tech. faculty

Casper, WY

October 23, 2003

WNCC / CSC Quarterly Meeting

Scottsbluff, NE

October 14, 2003

Meet with MPCC

North Platte, NE

November 25, 2003

Meet with MPCC

McCook, NE

November 20, 2003

Meet with Casper College

Casper, WY

December 10 & 11, 2003

Meet with Central Wyoming College

Riverton, WY

November 11, 2004

WNCC / CSC Quarterly Meeting

Scottsbluff, NE

March 14, 2005

Meeting with Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, SD

May 4 & 5, 2005

Meet with Central Wyoming College

Riverton, WY

October 11 & 12 & 17 & 18

Meeting with MPCC and WNCC

North Platte, McCook, Sidney

March 3, 2006

WNCC Quarterly Meeting

Scottsbluff, NE

February, 23, 2006

Crouse and Taylor ~Meeting with Casper College

Casper WY

 

Justice Studies, Mathematics, and Language & Lit, Fine Arts and several other departments have also met on their own with community colleges in the area. They would have the dates and locations.

 

4.      Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

Lois Veath, Monty Fickel, Steve Taylor has more information on official partnerships beyond course by course articulation.

 

5.      Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

Changes to transfer guides are guided by the suggestions of those who use them including the community college advisors and students.

 

Final Note: We met and made an inventory of issues relating to transfer policies as well as a prioritized list of issues to resolve. Assignments were made to the committee members to address these issues. It was the intent of the committee to meet periodically each semester to review any additional transfer issues.

 

New projects that Enrollment Management/Student Services initiates in the future may take the place of future work of this group. However, their discussion and work may be helpful for the HLC process.

 

TRIO Program

1.      Does your unit have an external advisory board? If so, describe how it was formed, who serves, and how often it meets, and any useful suggestions this board has provided to improve the functioning of your unit.

 

Project Strive/TRIO has a Student Advisory Board (SAB) that provides input to staff on the services it provides to students. The SAB is a loosely organized group that meets twice in the Fall and twice in the Spring. It is comprised of students who volunteer their time to provide input to staff on such topics as academic success seminars, purchases of motivational items, cultural and educational trips. The SAB has been most helpful in providing staff with feedback that has improved the operation of the Project Strive/TRIO office. Their input, for example, resulted in changes to the 2005/06 planner that was distributed to Project Strive students at the beginning of the academic year. The SAB also helped with the design selection of the 2005/06 Project Strive t-shirts that were distributed to program participants.

 

2. If you do not have an external advisory board, how do you contact external constituents in the region in order to understand the changing needs of constituents and communities?

 

See Question #1.

 

3. Describe any activities in the past five years that your unit has undertaken with, or provided to, external constituents?

April 20, 2004: The Interim Director of Project Strive assisted in the coordination of a “Family Science Night” at Loneman Day School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He helped the school’s principal make connections with the instructor of the PHYS 330 – Physical Science for the Elementary & Middle School Students class and also helped transport students to and from the event. In addition, the Interim Director helped develop the mini-grant application that funded the project.

 

Nov. 4, 2005: Project Strive worked with the Nebraska Community Improvement Program (Neb. Dept. of Economic Development) to host a leadership/entrepreneurship track at the 42nd annual Nebraska Community Improvement Program conference. Six Project Strive students and two staff attended this conference. Students and staff from the Western Nebraska Community College Student Support Services program were also in attendance.

 

April 9, 2005 & April 22, 2006: Staff and students in the Project Strive/TRIO program cleaned and painted the “C” on C-Hill as a service to Chadron State College.

4. Describe any partnerships that your unit has undertaken in the past five years with external constituents.

 

In October, 2005 Project Strive agreed to partner with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development in their application for a Rural Community Development Initiative grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Housing Service. The grant would have assisted Project Strive in providing education regarding community and economic development to program participants.

 

5. Describe any suggestions from your advisory board or from external constituents that you have implemented within your unit in the past five years. How did you obtain these suggestions?

 

At its 4/19/05 meeting the Student Advisory Board (SAB) relayed a list of skills they would like to see addressed in the 2005/06 Leadership Series. Two topics (Defining a Leader & Conduct/Ethics) were incorporated into the Series. The group also suggested that Project Strive sponsor a Self-Defense seminar and incorporate Oktoberfest into its cultural activity programming. Both of these suggestions were implemented by Project Strive. Suggestions from the Student Advisory Board are forwarded to the Project Strive staff through meeting minutes (developed by the Student Intervention Coordinator).