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Governance Lists Highlights for March


Penn College’s internal Governance system recaps the major issues addressed by its various committees last month and reports the recent election results.

The results, at this point, are incomplete. Governance still is trying to fill several open positions with appointees. Within the next week, it anticipates finalizing that aspect of the election process, as well.Once College Council approves the appointees, the names on that list will be posted.

The Governance standing committees meet on the third Tuesday of each month; College Council meets on the fourth Tuesday. Current meeting minutes are posted to the Governance Web site after they are approved in the next month’s meeting. Major issues addressed last month are as follows:

College Council (March 29, 3:30 p.m., PDC)Conditional approval of the fitness-credit-for-military-training proposal, Governance election results announced, Smart Energy Use Web site debuted. (Get additional details by reading the meeting summary or by contacting College Council chair David L. Evans .)

Academic Standardsand Issues (March 21, 3:30 p.m.; LRC, Room151)Passed motion to accept proposal for fitness credit for military training. (Get additional details by reading the meeting summary or by contacting AS&I chair Lawrence W. Emery.)

Curriculum (March 21, 3:30 p.m.; LEC, Room220) Minor changes CIT 266 File and Database Processing; CIT 269 Event-Driven Programming, CIT 350 Data-Driven Web Sites, CIT 345 Operating Systems Concepts II, CIT 451 Advanced Topics in Web Development, CIT 450 Distributed Components Development and Implementation, Culinary Arts and Systems (BCA), BS (Get additional details by reading the meeting summary or by contacting Curriculum chair Marie Smith .)

Facilities (March 21, 3:30 p.m.; CC, Room207)Approved Energy Conservation Web site, new buildings for BiLO property are out to bid, Madigan Library continues on schedule, investigation of students’ request for more recreational basketball-court space continues. (Get additional details by reading the meeting summary or by contacting Facilities chair Richard C. Taylor .)

Human Resources (March 21, 3:30 p.m.; SASC, Room 2001)Survey to determine how formal and informal teams are recognized on campus distributed to college supervisors, Distinguished Staff Award process scrutinized to generate ideas for improvement. (Get additional details by reading the meeting summary or by contacting Human Resources chair Barbara Wayne-Mellot.)

Long Range Planning (March 21, 3:30 p.m., PDC)Reviewed 2004-05 Student Sourcebook and identified items to add to the SWOT Analysis, considered suggestions from Student Affairs and from the collegewide SWOT that may require modifications to the annual SWOT Analysis update. (Get additional details by reading the meeting summary or by contacting Long Range Planning chair Daniel K. Christopher .)

Student Affairs (March 21, 3:30 p.m., PDC)Interested Student/Staff Judicial Council nominees announced, SGA elections occurring soon. Reports: Student “Spring Break”: trip to the Gulf Coast, successes of the women’s basketball team, “Basket Ballyhoo” to benefit the Madigan Library campaign, notification-system successes. (Get additional details by reading the meeting summary or by contacting Student Affairs chair Eugene M. McAvoy .)

Governance Election Results (elected and unopposed results only)

Name Position/Building Area College Council Donald Gustafson Faculty Business and Computer Technologies Richard Taylor Faculty Construction and Design Technologies Michael DiPalma Faculty Librarians and Counselors Marie Smith Faculty Health Sciences Faculty Hospitality Jeff Weaver Faculty Industrial and Engineering Technologies Joanna Pruden Faculty Integrated Studies Chris Van Stavoren Faculty Transportation Technology APT Business Affairs Joette Siertle APT Student Affairs Kate Wetzel Classified Joan Shade Classified Service Thomas Campana APT Not reporting to Academic Affairs, Business Affairs or Student Affairs Academic Standards and Issues Mary Trometter Faculty Hospitality Faculty Industrial and Engineering Technologies Faculty Natural Resources Management Curriculum Dennis Dorward Faculty Construction and Design Technologies Kathleen Gudgel Faculty Health Sciences Faculty Hospitality Bill Sprinsky Faculty Industrial and Engineering Technologies Faculty Natural Resources Management Marc Bridgens Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean Facilities Pat Bilbay LEC/LRC/PDC ACC Michael Hersh CC/FH/GYM Sharon Auker ATHS ATHS ESC/ATC/AVC/NC Ginni Michael SASC Sharon DiMichele SASC Jenny Maurer Faculty/Staff At large from any area David Dewire Faculty/Staff At large from any area Human Resources Leann Henry Faculty At large Sharon Waters APT Not a member of President’s Council Shelley Reynolds Classified Eileen Ambrose Service Service Long Range Planning Faculty Business and Computer Technologies Tom Ask Faculty Construction and Design Technologies Tracey Amey Faculty Librarians and Counselors Faculty Health Sciences Faculty Industrial and Engineering Technologies Amy Toole Faculty Integrated Studies Faculty Natural Resources Management Faculty Transportation Technology Joseph Geffre APT Not a member of President’s Council Carl Bower APT Not a member of President’s Council APT Not a member of President’s Council Classified/Service Student Affairs Tessie Garcia Faculty At large John Messer Faculty At large Kathryn Lehman Faculty Counselor Margaret Barbour APT Student Affairs Gail Campbell Classified Susan Hartranft Classified

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