The Steering Committee identified Educating Faculty in the use of Technology as a process to be considered, and selected Ruby White to act as "Champion" for the team. Ruby, in turn, recruited team members from all employee groups across both campuses.
The team met regularly throughout the semester with the Process Management consultant who provides formal training in Process Management techniques. The team also met regularly on their own, to 1) narrow the topic to a project statement with attainable goals; 2) to review processes and collect data; 3) to recommend improvements to those processes; and 4) to identify measurable outcomes.
The team presented their findings and recommendations to the Process Management Steering Committee at the end of the spring semester. During the following semester, the team will work on implementing the approved recommendations and will make periodic progress reports to the Steering Committee. Each semester, the cycle begins again with the Steering Committee identifying more potential areas for improvement, selecting champions and building teams.
The projects tie directly into the College's accreditation process, known as AQIP, Academic Quality Improvement Program. The Higher Learning Commission will evaluate the College's effectiveness by drawing upon our Mission, Vision and processes. The process management projects align with the AQIP focuses of students' learning experiences, leading and communicating, valuing people, supporting institutional operations, planning continuous improvements and building collaborative relationships.
Educating Faculty in Technology Initiative: "The purpose of the committee is to improve faculty technical support, as measured by the number of faculty using technology, attendance at training sessions, administrative support, and survey (to be administered after directives are in place). "
|Educating Faculty in Technology Initiative|
|Ruby White - Champion||Faculty||Math & Life/Natural Sciences|
|Amanda Dominique - Team Leader||Instructional Designer||Library|
|Jo Harmon - Scribe||Institutional Research Associate||Institutional Research|
|John Abel||Technician, Computer Labs||Information Technology Services|
|Kristine Flickinger||Faculty||Surgical Technologies|
|Albert King||Adjunct Faculty, Learning Center||Math & Life/Natural Sciences|
|Tinola Mayfield||Adjunct Faculty||Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|Cathy Meadows||Adjunct Faculty||Communications/Humanities|
|Tara Schmoekel||Academic Laboratory Technician||Math & Life/Natural Sciences|
|Laura Schuster||Faculty, CIS/OAD Administration||Information Systems|
|Susan Welling||Teaching Associate, Medical Imaging||Medical Imaging|