PIYA WICONI OKOLAKICIYE
November 13, 2009
Present: Leslie Mesteth,
Meeting was called to order at 10:11 am
Prayer: Grady Brunsch
Leslie Mesteth called the roll:
All members present.
No student representation.
Motion to approve the meeting minutes from October 16, 2009 with the amendment of Leslie Mesteth called the role to read Leslie Mesteth called the roll.
Motion by: Maria Albers
Seconded by: Sylvia Hollow Horn
1. Activities: Theresa Lone Hill.
2. Assessment: Dawn Frank: No report
3. Institutional Development: Paul Cedar Face.
a. There is an ongoing charge regarding nepotism. The policy review subcommittee is looking at policy 61-420: Definition of family and relatives. The president feels that there still must be some clarification. The policy needs to be institution wide and not limited to the Board of Trustees. The committee is no longer pursuing the definition of nepotism.
There is an upcoming issue concerning the cost of Health benefits. An all staff email was to be sent out to delineate the increase in the cost of the Health benefit.
Paul Cedar Face and Theresa Lone Hill were excused at 10:28 am
4. Student Service: Janice Richards: No report
5. Instructional Affairs: Jeffrey Olson : No report
1. Policy Changes
CoSu- College Success will be dropped from the core curriculum and offered as a Freshman Orientation. College Success will become equivalent to a 15 contact hour Freshman Orientation. No tuition or fees will be assessed. Freshman Orientation will not be part of the core element for a college degree.
Orientation will be delivered by Student Services and
3. Freshman Orientation is required for all new entering students, who have not completed college course work
4. Students who transfer college credits are encouraged, but not required to complete the Freshman Orientation
A DVD is being created for Freshman Orientation by Tony Brave.
Questions: What will the documentation be to verify whether or not a freshman student has taken freshman orientation?
What is the consequence of not taking freshman orientation?
How will this change affect the schedule for the spring?
Will this class have to be removed from Jenzebar for the Spring 2010 semester?
The CoSu class will be removed from Jenzebar and center staff will inform students of the changes to College Success. CoSu will now be offered as Freshman Orientation and can be revisited at a future date.
Motion to accept the Change/Revision to College Success (CoSu)
Motion by: Susie White Thunder
Seconded by: Maria Albers
Jeffrey Olson excused at 10:45 am
Information presented: How to Conduct a Meeting.
We need to be on time for meetings especially as the semester progresses as more information will be coming to this committee.
Please review the handouts on conducting meetings and How to conduct a meeting. Please email me any questions that you may have after reviewing the information.
Questions and discussion
How often do we meet?
PWO meetings are held once a month, usually the week following all staff.
Continued discussion on how to conduct a meeting:
The president doesn’t have to vote, but in the case of a tie the president can vote.
Motion to adjourn
Motion by: Grady Brunsch
Seconded by: Maria Albers
Meeting adjourned at 11:00 am