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All-College Committees

All-college committees recommend actions. The actions to be taken will determine where the recommendations go, however, eventually committee recommendations will be shared through the Meet and Confer/Exchange of Views process or through Curriculum Council. It is also the obligation of Administration to create policies resulting from needs after discussions. 

The meet and confer process is recognized as being a significant and necessary part of RCTC's local operation. Consensus is desirable at Meet and Confer/ Exchange of View, but it is the right of the administration to decide if agreement is not reached.

Faculty members serving on committees must report directly to the Faculty Association. After the Association has examined such reports, a faculty position will be taken to the proper Faculty Committee/Council. Students, Administrators and other Staff should also file committee reports within their organizational structure.

2015-16 Councils, Committees and Task Forces

Contractual and Constituency Committees

The following Contractual/Constituency Committees are established by one or more bargaining contracts (with the exception of Student Senate/Cabinet) to serve as a meet and confer/exchange of view process with members of a specific constituency group. Membership for these committees may be limited and/or specific. Local union leadership makes appointments for their representatives on these committees.

Name

Purpose

Membership

MSCF Faculty Shared Governance

Meets 4th Tuesday at 2:00 pm

Meet in an exchange of view forum. Matters to be discussed include, but are not limited to Personnel, Student Affairs, Fiscal Affairs, Facilities, Community Service, and General Matters.

Chad Israelson (Chair)
Dave Atwood
Nikka Vrieze
Jessie Martinez
Joyce Helens
Greg Mosier
Steve Schmall

MSCF Academic Affairs and Standards Council

Meets 2nd Tuesday at 2:00 pm

Established by local agreement as a forum to discuss instructional issues, (i.e. course outline, award requirements, academic standards, course and program components and the inventory of course and program offerings).

Shelli Arneson (Faculty Chair)
Teresa Brown
Christine Bushaw
Annie Clement
Anne High
Scannell McCormick
Jamie Mahlberg
Randy Mohawk
Marj Reif
Priscilla Ruemping
Brian Steele
MJ Wagenson
Kerri Bjorkley-Campbell
Gregg Wright
Ginny Boyum
Veronica Delcourt
Safawo Gullo
Greg Mosier
Michelle Pyfferoen

Academic Standards

Meets 2nd Tuesday at 2:00 pm

This is not a contractual committee, but rather a subcommittee of MSCFA AASC and the group is charged with hearing and acting on unique academic appeals and formulates policy recommendations on repetitive academic appeals.

Mary Juenemann (Chair)
VPSA
Dean Proctor (Student)
John Buchl
Katheraine Hanson
Safawo Gullo
Randy Mohawk
Nancy Shumaker
Veronica Delcourt
Karen Williamson
Gregg Wright
Deb Vang

Melanie Callister (Resource Guest)

AFSCME Labor/Management Committee

The purpose is to improve communications between the College and the Local AFSCME Union and serve as a forum for issues of mutual concern.  The Committee is comprised of no more than seven (7) representatives from management and the Local Union.

Jeff Fowler (Business Agent)
Kevin Clark (Local 4001)
Karla Alexander
Deb Ellsworth
Heidi Feldman
Jennifer Erwin (Chair)
Wayne Roerish
Andrew Ziebell

Leadership Cabinet*
* Joyce Helens
*Greg Mosier
*VPSA
*Steve Schmall
*Renee Engelmeyer

MAPE Meet and Confer

The purpose of this committee is to improve communications between the College and the MAPE Union and serve as a forum for issues of mutual concern. 

Jon Krusmark (Chair)
Bill Brown
Othelmo da Silva
Janell Holter
Travis Kromminga
Eric Sime
Leadership Cabinet*
* Joyce Helens
*Greg Mosier
*VPSA
*Steve Schmall
*Renee Engelmeyer

Safety and Security

A contractual committee that conducts safety/ health inspections throughout the campus, and develops recommendations pertaining to all aspects of safety and security for students, staff and visitors to the campus.

Steve Schmall (Chair)
Rose Buns
Mark Faas
Heidi Feldman (AFSCME Unit 6)
Ben Hain (AFSCME Unit 7)
Andy Harmann (MAPE)
Alan Lawrence (AFSCME Unit 7)
Shayn Jensson (MAPE)
Dirk McGrane (Student)
Kim Peters
Wayne Roerish (AFSCME Unit 3)
Roman Staloch
Katie Swegarden
Josh Whalen (AFSMCE Unit 2)
Kristi Ziegler (WSU)

Student Senate/Cabinet

The Student Senate/Cabinet provides an opportunity for students to share input on campus operations, curriculum, student life, general matters, and other issues of mutual concern through a forum process.

Michael Wenzel (President)
Cleveland Nguyen
David Hansen
Sofia Alston
Scott Krook
Leadership Cabinet*
* Joyce Helens
*Greg Mosier
*VPSA
*Steve Schmall
*Renee Engelmeyer

All College Committees and Ad Hoc Task Forces*

The following all-college committees and ad hoc task force(s) exist and membership is determined annually with representation from the faculty, staff, and students.

*Other Committees and Task Forces may be added.

Name

Purpose

Membership

Commencement Planning

Plans the current year’s commencement ceremony, including recommending speakers and coordinating the evening’s event.

VPSA (Chair)
Don Baldus
Rose Conway
Barb Ewen
Ben Hain
Jeff Jacobson
Jon Krusmark
Nasra Muse (Student)
Kathy Richardson
Jeanne Wilson
Elizabeth Wirt

Council for SLATE (Student Learning, Assessment, and Teaching Effectiveness)

Promotes teaching excellence, and provides direction for college-wide application of effective assessment practices.  Serves as a resource to all faculty in their ongoing professional development.

Greg Mosier (Chair)
Ginny Boyum
Scannell McCormick
Jamie Mahlberg
Veronica Delcourt
Michelle Pyfferoen
Safawo Gullo
Shelli Arneson
Wayne Finseth
Diane Pollack/Jen Bruce
Bonnie Crawford
Daniel Vedamuthu
Simona Baias
Mary Juenemann
Guy Hamernik
Deb Vang
Jennifer Erwin – recorder

eCAT (electronic Communications Advisory Team)

Guides campus-wide requirements, business needs and desired tools/options in technology.

Scott Sahs (Chair)
Melanie Callister
Shelly Danielson
Deb Ellsworth
Sarah Flatness (Student)
Suzy Finck                 
Darin Hoffman
Scott Krook
Jenee McGurren
Nate Stoltman
Craig Narveson
Michelle Pyfferoen
Kate Wallace
Jeanne Wilson

Facilities and Finance

Review various facility matters throughout the year (i.e. annual capital equipment, R&R requests, etc.) and address recommendations from the IDEA Hive. 

Steve Schmall (Chair)
Linda Curtis
Michelle Danielson
Mark Faas
Steve Flint
Shayn Jensson
Jon Krusmark
Wanda Mettes
Diane Pollock
Ruth Siefert
Roman Staloch

Program Safety Reviews the safety aspects of academic programs to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.

Steve Schmall
Crist Dahl
Veronica Delcourt
Mark Faas
Onalee Finseth
Safawo Gullo
Mike Howe-Riverland
Jason Jadin
Cris Kellas
Alan Lawrence
Chao Mwatela
Rena Pecinovsky
Debra Pesch
Michelle Pyfferoen
Roman Staloch
David Williamson

Food Service

Provides input on food service concerns, issues, ideas, and also makes recommendations for improvement.   Area to discuss include hours of service, menu ideas, value meals, catering, etc.

June Meitzner (Chair)
Michele Altman
Deb Cannon
Steve Flint                
Scott Krook
Michon Rogers
Rob Wittenberg

Recognition

Plans recognition events and programs for the college, and selects the monthly “Best Bee Award” available for individual employees or teams.

Renee Engelmeyer (Chair)
Cuong Tran
Mona Permann
Ramona Taylor
Katie Rudolph

Safety and Security

(See Constituency Committee above)

(See above)

Student Judicial Board The Student Judicial Board is the College body responsible for adjudicating conduct cases referred to it by either the Student Conduct Coordinator or the Behavior Intervention Team. It determines the sanctions, if any, that should be applied when a charged student is found in violation of the RCTC Student Conduct Policy. Randy Mohawk (Chair)
Safawo Gullo
Janell Holter
Joe LaForge
Sofia Alsten (Student)
Michael Wenzel (Student)

Student Success Day

Plans the current Student Success Day activities

Julie Christie (Chair)
Katie Swegarden
Steve Flint
Simona Bais
Barb Fritz
Lisa Mohr
Veronica Delcourt
Greg Mosier
Sue Sundlee

Technology

Provides input and recommendations on non-academic and support services computing initiatives focusing on technology campus-wide.

Scott Sahs (Chair)
Alan Charon
Matt Haack
Guy Hamernik
Steve Higgins
Jon Krusmark
Jim Ma                       
Ajay Mehra
Len Cronin
Dennis Olson
Jim Stegge
Jonathan Wetenkamp
Jenny White
Anthony Rostvold

Task Force

Purpose

Membership

Centennial Planning Steering Committe (formerly known as 100th Anniversary)

Assist the RCTC Foundation in planning RCTC's 100th anniversary celebration, including a large venue event to be held at the International Event Center on September 18, 2015, and coordinate other year-long anniversary celebration activities for the College.

Sandra Aaby
Shelly Danielson
Scott Krook
Jon Krusmark
Jenee McGurren
Nate Stoltman
Deb Pesch
Roxy Roadway
Ruth Siefert
Kate Wallace

Campus Wayfinding

 

The task force will inform a consultant on what is working, and what is not working with campus wayfinding and signage, and help shape the design of the new campus wayfinding. It is anticipated the timeframe of the task force would be about 3-4 months.

 

Shayn Jensson (Chair)
Pam Benson
Shelly Danielson
Steve Flint
Mona Permann
Amanda Swintek
Karin Wright

HLC Steering Council and Criterion Teams In April 2017, RCTC will be visited by a review team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as part of our reaffirmation of accreditation. To prepare for the visit, the College will complete a comprehensive report that outlines how RCTC meets the HLC's accreditation criteria. In order to prepare for the report and visit, the HLC Steering Council and Criterion Teams are established to address the key areas.

The HLC Steering Council membership, and individual memberships for each of the criterion team, is available at the Higher Learning Commission Accreditation SharePoint Site under the Employee Portal

Plaza/Memorial Hall Steering Task Force The task force will work with the architect on the schematic design for the Plaza/Memorial Hall Project.

Steve Schmall
Paula Carlson
Ginny Boyum
Veronica Delcourt
Jennifer Erwin
Dan Froelich
Beth Heim de Bera
Jason Jadin
Shayn Jensson
Jamie Mahlberg
Brian Steele
Michael Wenzel (Student)

Strategic Planning Task Force

 

The task force will provide the essential input, guidance, and direction for the College's future, working with the Chief Institutional Effectiveness Officer and a consulting firm to develop the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.

 

Mitchell Griffey (Student)
Ayub Hajiomar
Abbey Hellickson
Jason Jadin
Michelle Pyfferoen
Scott Sahs
Tom Soltau
Katharine Viker (Student)
Kate Wallace
David Walter
Mike Wenzel (Student)

Community Representatives

Master Academic Plan

 

The task force will create a comprehensive master plan to provide strategic guidance in the creation of RCTC’s instructional portfolio, and to identify instructional goals, technology, space, needs and services to meet the educational demands of our community.

Greg Mosier (Chair)
Jen Bruce
Ginny Boyum
Veronica Delcourt
Merry Beth Gay
Safawo Gullo
David Hansen (Student)
Jason Jadin
Lisa Mohr
Michelle Pyfferoen
Scott Sahs
Heather Sklenicka
Brian Steel

Faculty Evaluation  

Greg Mosier
Teri Hill

College-Wide Goals Task Forces

Membership is solicitied based on roles at the College.

Name

Purpose

Membership

Explore a Faculty/Staff Advising Model

Develop a faculty/staff advising model that focuses on building relationship with advisor and faculty member so the student gets all aspects of education covered.

Lisa Mohr (Co-Chair)
Veronica Delcourt (Co-Chair)
Michelle Cochran
Jennifer Dahle
Randy Mohawk
Michelle Pyfferoen
Becky Smith
Nate Smith
Gregg Wright

Complete a Diversity/Inclusion Work Plan

Continue to develop and utilize the current work plan with concentrated efforts to assess cultural gaps, create a safe place for employees and students to share challenges, identify opportunities to work with academic affairs, provide education to the college and community and identify possible funding sources to assist in supporting the plan and activities.

See President's Diversity Council Team Below

Conduct a Feasibility Study to Create a Testing/Assessment Center

Conduct a feasibility study to explore the creation of a comprehensive testing center to expand RCTC’s capabilities to offer multiple educational and high-stakes testing services to students and community members.

Lisa Mohr (Co-Chair)
Greg Mosier (Co-Chair)

Explore Innovative Curriculum Delivery Models Explore innovative course and curriculum delivery models; developing an institutional strategic delivery plan and expanding delivery options to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s learners.

Greg Mosier (Co-Chair)
Scott Sahs

Refine and Enhance Employee Search Process Ensure the college’s process is effective in selecting needed and diverse talent in an efficient manner while decreasing time to fill positions.

Renee Engelmeyer (Co-Chair)
Steve Schmall  (Co-Chair)       
Veronica Delcourt

Strengthen Security of Institutional Technology Focus on the implementation of MNSCU's recently adopted ISO 27002 IT security standards. Continue efforts in developing campus vendor and system access policies, while maintaining adherence to vulnerability scans.

Scott Sahs (Co-Chair)
Steve Schmall (Co-Chair)
Bill Brown
Alan Charon
Jon Benson
Mark Faas
Matt Haack
Steve Higgins
Jim Ma
Tricia Olinger
John Putnam
Nancy Shumaker
Jeanne Wilson

Develop and Implement Safety/Security Plan Develop and implement a comprehensive campus safety and security plan to protect our campus community.

Steve Schmall (Co-Chair)
Crist Dahl
Mark Faas
Andy Hamann
Mike Howe (Riverland)
Shayn Jensson
Chao Mwatela
Kim Peters
Nate Stoltman
Skyler Wells (Student)

Create a Comprehensive Marketing and Re-Branding Plan Revise/create new College branding and marketing initiatives that will help increase enrollment and further the College's mission of serving our students and community. Nate Stoltman (Co-Chair)
Kyle Aure
Pam Benson
Sarah Flatness (Student)
Robin Fruth-Dugstad
Abbey Hellickson
Darin Hoffman
John Jimenez
Jenee McGurren
Michelle Messenger Herber
Anthony Rostvold
Kate Wallace
Alicia Zeone
Implement an Evidenced Based Practice and Data Informed Decision-Making Model Develop and implement a systematic, practical, and robust model for Institutional Effectiveness for operational efficiency and continuous improvement campus-wide. Safawo Gullo

 

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Tuesday Meeting Schedule:

1st Tuesday - Program Leaders/Division Coordinators (2pm)
2nd Tuesday - Academic Affairs and Standards Council (2pm)
3rd Tuesday - Minnesota State College Faculty (2pm)
4th Tuesday - MSCF Faculty Shared Governance (2pm) and Faculty Curriculum (2pm)
   

All-College Committees meetings may be scheduled at 3:00pm the 1st, 2nd or 4th Tuesday of each month, or at another mutually agreed day/time by the members.

 

President's Cabinet/Councils

Members are appointed by the President based on their role.

Name

Purpose

Membership

President’s Cabinet

Consists of the chief officers and it functions as an advisory body (i.e. setting priorities, establishing goals and budget, and advising the President on matters of substantial importance to the College).

Joyce Helens
Greg Mosier
VPSA
Steve Schmall
Renee Engelmeyer

President’s Council

Consists of the Cabinet, Academic Deans, and the Director of Marketing.  The Council also serves to advise the President on matters of substantial importance to the College.

Cabinet (see above)
Academic Deans
- Ginny Boyum
- Safawo Gullo
- Michelle Pyfferoen
- Veronica Delcourt
Scott Sahs
Nate Stoltman

President’s Community Engagement Council - Not yet formed

Consists of community leaders that serve to advise the President on educational needs in the community, and serve as a liaison between the College and area employers in order to facilitate assessment of employment, training and educational needs of the service area.

Community Leaders

President's Diversity Council

 

Serves to explore how to embrace diversity and further create an environment of inclusion at the College.

Kyle Aure
Renee Engelmeyer
Safawo Gullo
Aisha Hassam (Student)Janell Holter
Joyce Helens
Lisa Mohr
Sadredin Moosavi
Chao Mwatela
Suzanne Szucs

Charting the Future Campus Team
System-Wide Change Leadership Workshop Participants
  Jennifer Erwin (Co-Chair) - AFSCME
Ginny Boyum (Co-Chair) - Admin
Katie Rudolph – Commissioner’s Plan
Chao Mwatela - AFSCME
Tony Wolf - AFSCME
Michelle Messenger - MAPE
Matt Haack - MAPE
Paula Carlsen - MAPE
Shelley Danielson - MMA
Abbey Hellickson - MMA
Pam Benson - Faculty
Tara Hammill - Faculty
Marj Reif - Faculty
Michael Wenzel – Student
Sarah Flatness – Student
Cleveland Nguyen – Student
Student Yet To Be Determined From Career/Technical

Strategic Enrollment Management Council (SEMC)

 

Serves to develop, review, and assess progress toward strategic enrollment management goals and objectives.  Various workgroups will report to SEMC.

See Graph

SEMC Workgroups

Admissions Processes

Evaluates all aspects of registration to develop and implements procedures to improve processes.

See Graph

Academic Affairs

Recommends improvements in the academic schedule, modes of learning, and areas of growth and change in programs.

See Graph

Student Retention/Student Success

Coordinates a model for processing and measuring retention. 

See Graph

Student Outreach

Coordinates strategies to enhance outreach and recruitment.

See Graph

PR/Marketing

Develops the annual marketing plan based on input from the other SEMC Workgroups.

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