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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 policy 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.

Contractual/Meet & Confer Committees

The following Contractual 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.

All College Committees

The following all-college committees and subcommittees exist and membership is determined annually with representation from the faculty, staff, and students.

NOTE: * reflects contractual committees/councils by one or more bargaining contracts. Membership may be limited and/or specific.

Academic Affairs Committee

Student Affairs and Strategic Operations Committee

Finance/Facilities Committee

Technology Committee

Human Resources Committee

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MSCF Faculty Shared Governance Council: The Minnesota State College Faculty Association (MSCF) meet in an exchange of view forum with the RCTC Administrative Cabinet. Matters to be discussed include, but are not limited to Personnel, Student Affairs, Fiscal Affairs, Facilities, Community Service, and General Matters.
Administrators:  Leslie McClellon, Jim Gross, Alex Herzog, Steve Schmall
Faculty: Chad Israelson (Chair), Dave Atwood, Nikka Harris, Taresa Tweeten
(Recorder – Judy Kingsbury)
Meeting Times: 4th Tuesday of the Month at 2:00 pm

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MSCF Academic Affairs and Standards Council is a contractual committee established by local agreement as the forum for exchange of views on instructional issues and concerns.  The Council provides direction for the College President in all matters included in Academic Affairs, including course outline, award requirements, academic standards, course and program components and the inventory of course and program offerings.  The deadline for submitting proposals will be the 15th of each month.
Administrators:  * Jim Gross, (Barb Mollberg, Nirmala Kotagal, Ginny Boyum, Michelle Pyfferoen – depending on agenda items)
Faculty: Shellie Arneson (Chair), Teresa Brown, Coralie Fiegel, Jamie Mahlberg (Fall only), Dan West (Spring only), Marj Reif, Priscilla Ruemping, and Tom Soltau
Guest:  Melanie Callister; (Recorder Rachelle Splittstoesser)
Meeting Times: 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 2:00 pm

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AFSCME Labor/Management: Local Labor/Management Committee as contractually defined. The purpose of this committee 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 representatives from management and the Local Union.
Administrators:  Leslie McClellon, Jim Gross, Alex Herzog, Steve Schmall, Scott Sahs, Renee Engelmeyer
Staff:  Mike O’Dea (Chair) Chas Martin (Business Agent), Kevin Clark (Local 4001), Rose Conway, Earl Drenckhahn, Heidi Feldman, Jennifer Nisbit, Andrew Ziebell
(Recorder – Judy Kingsbury)
Meeting Times: As needed

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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.
Administrators:  Leslie McClellon, Jim Gross, Alex Herzog, Steve Schmall, Scott Sahs, Renee Engelmeyer
Staff:  Jon Krusmark (Chair) Bill Brown, Othelmo da Silva, Travis Kromminga, Eric Sime
( Recorder – Judy Kingsbury)
Meeting Times: As needed  

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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.
Administrators:  Leslie McClellon, Jim Gross, Alex Herzog, Steve Schmall, Scott Sahs, Renee Engelmeyer
Students:  Mike Wenzel (President), {Scott Krook, Advisor} (Recorder – Provided by Student Senate)
Meeting Times: 4th Tuesday of the Month at 4:00 pm                       

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Safety and Security Subcommittee:  This group is contractually defined by AFSCME, MAPE, and MMA bargaining units.  (See All-College Committee listing for more details on the membership, meeting schedule, and charge of the committee.)

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Academic Affairs Committee focuses on all academic areas of the College, providing input on operations related to teaching and learning and policy direction in said areas.
Membership: *Jim Gross (Co-Chair), Janell Holter (Co-Chair)
Meeting Times:

MSCF Academic Affairs and Standards Council:
Academic Affairs and Standards Council (AASC) Procedures

(Membership is limited.  See Academic Affairs and Standards Council under Contractual Committees listing for details.)

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Academic Standards is a subcommittee under AASC and hears and acts on unique academic appeals and formulates policy recommendations on repetitive academic appeals.
Membership:  John Buchl, Katherine Hanson, Mary Juenemann, ViAnn Olson, Nancy Shumaker, Resource Guest: Melanie Callister; (Recorder: Faculty Support Staff rotation)

Assessment of Student Learning completes and complements the RCTC assessment plan.
Membership: *Jim Gross, Barb Mollberg, Tammy Lee
Meeting Times:

Academic Technology will develop and forward recommendations regarding distance learning.
Membership: Craig Narveson (Chair), Scott Sahs, Jim Gross, Ginny Boyum, Kevin Dobbe, Randy Mohawk, Jim Ma, John Tacinelli, Tien Bui
Meeting Times:

Diversity reviews the international education and diversity action plans and assesses cultural gaps, planning and implementing specific multicultural activities that best suit its needs and resources.  The purpose of these activities is to increase community awareness regarding culture, improve campus climate, and increase cohesion.
Membership: *Jim Gross, Barb Mollberg, Don Baldus, Janell Holter, Chao Mwatela, Suz Szucs
Meeting Times:

Student Engagement and Retention will work on engagement and retention issues..
Membership: *Jim Gross, Dale Amy
Meeting Times:

Student Success Day Planning will plan the current Student Success Day activities.
Membership: *Jim Gross, Julie Christie
Meeting Times:

Student Affairs and Strategic Operations Committee focuses on all areas of student services and strategic planning, providing input on operations related to serving students and policy direction in areas of recruitment, retention, placement, and development of quality assessment and assurance plans that meets the needs of the Higher Learning Commission..
Membership: * Jim Gross, Paula Carlsen (Co-Chair), Renee Engelmeyer
Meeting Times: Fourth Thursday at 2:30 p.m.


Commencement Planning will plan the current year’s commencement ceremony, including recommendations for speakers and coordination of the evening’s event.
Membership: * Jim Gross, Jeanne Wilson, Liz Wirt, Robyn Goldy, Dale Amy
Meeting Times:

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The Finance and Facilities Committee focuses on all of the resources of the college that support teaching and learning and student services and policy direction in these areas.
Membership: * Steve Schmall (Co-Chair), Ruth Siefert (Co-Chair), Diane Pollock, Suz Szucs
Meeting Times: 3rd Thursday of the Month at 2:00 p.m.

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Safety and Security is a contractual committee that conducts safety/health inspections throughout the campus, and develops recommendations pertaining to all aspects safety and security of students, staff, and visitors.
Membership: *Steve Schmall, Katie Swegarden
Meeting Times:

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The Human Resources Committee focuses on all areas of human resources that serve to create an environment conducive to student learning and position RCTC as an “Employer of Choice.”
Membership: Renee Engelmeyer (Co-Chair), Kimberly Peters (Co-Chair)
Meeting Times:

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Recognition will plan recognition events and programs for the college and selects the monthly “Best Bee Award” available for individual employees or teams.
Membership: * Renee Engelmeyer,
Meeting Times:

Staff Development Day Planning will support development activities that will aid in individual or group productivity at RCTC and plan the staff development day activities for the college.
Membership for Planning August Event: * Renee Engelmeyer, Jerry Becker, Holly Bigelow, Michelle Cochran, Beth Diekmann, Cara Fox, Matt Haack, Vicky Keller-Schleeter, Judy Kingsbury, Rebecca Kruetzfeldt, Marj Reif, Katie Rudolph, Taresa Tweeten, and Jeanne Wilson
Membership for Planning November Event: *Renee Engelmeyer, Beth Heim de Berra, Robin Fruth Dugstad
Meeting Times: TBD

The Technology Committee will provide input and forward recommendations on non-academic and support services computing initiatives focusing on technology campus-wide.
Membership: Scott Sahs (Co-Chair), Steve Higgins (Co-Chair), Anthony Rostvold, Jim Stegge, Tara Hammill
Meeting Times:

 

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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.

*  Will organize first meeting of the Committee.

 

Last Updated: July 31, 2014

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