LINCOLN – The Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State College System hosted its meeting at Wayne State College Nov. 16-17, 2017.
The Board of Trustees approved several items for Chadron State College, Peru State College and Wayne State College, in addition to reviewing items for consent and discussion.
Two retired CSC faculty were approved as Emeritus Faculty. Dr. Kathy Bahr and Dr. Margaret Crouse each successfully met the Nebraska State College System’s required criteria outlined in Board Policy 5017. The criteria includes a minimum of 15 years full time employment, earning the rank of full professor, evidence of exemplary performance, and demonstrating leadership and collaboration through service and contribution beyond normal expectations. According to Chadron State College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Charles Snare, many of the recent revisions to Board Policy 5017 included significant input from CSC’s Faculty Senate.
Both Bahr, who worked at CSC for 21 years, and Crouse who worked at CSC for 36 years, were instrumental in Chadron State’s recent reaffirmation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Also at the meeting, the International Studies Abroad (ISA) contracts for travel to England, Ireland and Northern Ireland for Chadron State were approved. ISA will help provide planning, logistics, orientation and other support services for CSC Justice Studies, Business and Education students when they study abroad.
Several Board Policies were revised and approved at the meeting. They include changes to further define student organizations, the role of advisers, and travel and funding of student organizations in Board Policy 3300.
Other revisions occurred to Board Policies 3400, 3401, 5104, 6006, and 8064. Additionally, Board Policy 4050 was created to outline academic and professional organizations as they relate to students.
Informational items were shared with the board and discussed. Those items included online program reports, summer instructional load reports, Quantitative Academic Reports, personnel actions, marketing activities, grant applications and awards, and others.
The meeting concluded with reports from Chancellor Stan Carpenter and each college president. President Randy Rhine’s report focused on Chadron State’s successful HLC reaffirmation.
The NSCS Board of Trustees’ next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2018.
—CSC College Relations