Delhi College Senate Minutes March 24th, 2008
Meeting called to order by Presider, Julee Miller
Quorum established at 4:25 p.m.
Sean Babcock, Steve Dixon, Donna Dougherty, Linnea Goodwin Burwood, Terry Hamblin, Ursula Herz, Kim MacLeod, Leslie Mokay, Kathleen Ogborn, Lori Osterhoudt, Jeff Stedman, Marsha Stock, Jack Tessier, Carolyn Tolley, Mary Wake
Absent: Douglas Dune, Joan Erickson, Mike Spisto, John Taylor, Linda Weinberg
Visitor: Candace Vancko
The minutes from the March 10th, 2008 meeting were approved.
- Enrollment is up; online courses and courses at SCCC are revenue generators that help the College look to the future as there is little change in net deposits; the College continues to increase the selectivity of incoming students which helps with retention, graduation rates and student behavior
- A Noel Levitz representative was on campus to discuss retention and graduation issues; the College ranks higher than the national average for 2 year schools and at the national average for 4 year schools in regard to retention and graduation rates. The College continues to be concerned with attrition risks (particularly with students who have unmet needs financially). The representative also spoke of a concern with no early warning system for students at risk outside of their academic pursuits
- Note: T. Hamblin-Has there been consideration given to an orientation for first generation students? Is it possible to disseminate the information to the entire campus? A progress report?
- There is a change in the graduation reception; it will be spread out over the departments and divisions with bus service to take attendees from the gym to the receptions
- Carl Hayden will be the graduation speaker
- There are a few concerns with the budget as the new governor sets the budget; a large cut may be ahead; concerned by possible hiring freeze
- There is good progress being made on Farrell Hall; the Clark gym will be adding a classroom; discussion on where the food services in Farrell Hall will be going
- Tami Eicholz and Gabrielle (Gabby) Dello are this year's recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence.
- The hospitality suites are being redone and set up for graduation
- Discussion on updating Alumni Hall-paint and new chairs
- The Spring Plenary of the College Senate will be on campus April 17th-19th; a cocktail reception will be held in the Library Café
Proposed Bylaws Revision:
ARTICLE XIV- SENATE EXTERNAL COMMITTEES
Section 6. Technology Advisory Group
- This committee will provide technical and operational assessment to determine a project Readiness Ranking for all IT related enhancements and project. This includes impact of emergency and mandatory initiatives.
- Second this committee will identify owners, sponsors, and product managers for enterprise-wide technology services/systems and provide communication and consultation as to the readiness of specific projects.
- Membership: composition of the TAG should be a diverse cross section of the campus. Membership should include those with a broad campus perspective and understanding, rather than a technical focus. One member from each of the following areas except for academics with 4 members:
- Administration ( Purchasing, Student Accounts, College Advancement, HR, facilities)
- Student Life
- Health, Safety & Security
- Academic Support (Library and Learning Center)
- Cabinet Liaison
Bylaws were approved as amended to the number of members from the Academic areas. If anyone is interested in serving on this committee, contact your Dean.
- Solicitation of Senate members at the next meeting
- A survey will be distributed at a later date
- Draft of 2009-2010 distributed through e-mail
- Ask your department for comment
- 2 nominations have been received
The meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m.
Next Meeting: Monday, April 14th, 2008.