08 December 2006 - Steering Committee Meeting Minutes – 12:00 pm
Fran Ahern, Paul Beavers, Christy Chow, Charles Elder, Ahmad Ezzeddine, Linda
Falkewicz, Joan Gossman, Michele Gimm, Gloria Heppner, Jerry Herron, Jo Anne
Holbert, Loraleigh Keashly, Bernice Lopata, John McGinnity, James Moseley, Julie
O'Connor, Randolph Paschke, Padmaja Rao, Hilary Ratner, David Strauss, Janice Utz,
Thomas Wilhelm, Sandy Yee, Cheryl Yurkovich
The minutes for the November 10, 2006 meeting were approved.
Twenty copies of self-study later will be ready December 8, 2006. These will be sent to
NCA on December 12, 2006.
Deans Yee and Wood are scheduling meetings across campus to go over the executive
summary and the talking points.
Units should be able to provide their own evidence.
There are two new site team members:
Dr. Timothy Davies – Colorado State University
Dr. Axel Ruprecht - University of Iowa
The site committee chair will contact us with schedule after he gets the self-study.
The steering committee members will accompany the team as they go around the
university to guide, provide emergency help, etc. Members will need to be available/on
call from Sunday, February 11 through February 14, 2007.
Scholars’ day is February 10 and 11, 2007. If any site team members come in early, this
is a great event for them to see.
The Resource Library:
Demo of what the final online library will be
Please look at the documents for each criterion
What needs to stay?
What needs to go?
What needs to be added?
Marketing plan update:
There will be several community meetings.
Send information about accreditation to key players in the state, such as the
Everyone should have an understanding of:
The merger of the College of Liberal Arts and The College of Science
Faculty / administration relations improvement
Part-time / adjunct faculty
Facilities / campus master plan / classroom equipment / upgrades
Safety / security
Detroit Medical Campus / Medical School Agreement
Divide into groups:
Look at talking points
Pick one key point per criterion
Make sure all issues are covered
January 12, 2007
February 2, 2007
NCA Self-study Development Process
Activities Fall 04 W 05 S/S 05 Fall 05 W 06 S/S 06 Fall 06 W 07
a. Selection and orientation of steering committee X
b. Studying and interpreting the criteria X X
c. Documents gathering – what already exists in this area X X
d. Information Collecting – What other information do we need
and from whom
e. Thorough reading and analysis of all material collected X X
f. Focus groups and interviews to fill in gaps or gather any
important missing information
g. Evaluative analysis and writing X X
h. Reading by campus experts, such as academic senate
members in special sessions
i. Re-writing and editing X
j. Final draft development X
k. Team visit X