February 23, 2006
Those present were: Joe Badgley, Pam Braden, Dan Williamson, Curt Fulmer, Connie Dziagwa, Tom Yencha, David Cumberledge, David White, Jan Miller, Dotty Muir, Jack Simpkin, Gary Waggoner, and Patsy Bee.
President Gnage called the meeting to order and presented Council members with the agenda. Dr. Badgley introduced Jan Miller, the new Evening and Weekend Administrator.
Outcomes Assessment – Report on Goals
The report format was discussed and it was suggested that the same format as the WVUP Annual Report should be used showing the goals and the indicators for each of the goals. It was also suggested that the report start with a summation or “year in review.” The key indicators should be a measure of accomplishments.
President Gnage noted that she would like to have a mission statement that is more quotable such as just the first sentence of the current mission statement which is: “West Virginia University at Parkersburg provide community-focused, accessible education dedicated to academic excellence and designed to prepare students to achieve their potential.” It was also suggested that perhaps some of the other parts of the mission statement could be listed as bullets after the main statement. Discussion will continue on this topic at the next meeting.
Review of the Following Sub-Plans
Ø Academic Plan. Council reviewed copies of the Academic Plan and noted some changes needed in the use of verbs. Information on globalization of ESL and our hosted degree programs need to be added. It was suggested that shared faculty positions should be included under the Faculty section. Under Space and Facilities, it was suggested that #9 include performance space, and something should be included for recreational/course activities—model center for classroom experience. Under Resources it was suggested to add State Funds.
Ø Technology Plan. In reviewing the Technology Plan, Council noted the following: Include online access for the library and include registration and enrollment under Goal 3. Include business and industry connections. It was also noted that a goal needed to be included for increased connectivity to Jackson County Center. Appendix A and B were also review with some suggested additions.
Ø Enrollment Management Plan. The Enrollment Management Plan was reviewed. In Goal 2 under Records and Registration, it was suggested that the word “Review” be changed to “Update.” Under Financial Aid, Goal 1, work needs to be done on key indicators. Goal 3 change to “Increase student awareness.” Under Recruitment and Admissions there is some overlap in goals. Under Goal 3, key indicator c: remove “on WVUP campus” in reference to student housing. Need to make sure that JCC is featured prominently in all of the areas. Curt Fulmer was asked to work with the committee in developing key indicators. The committee will review to distinguish between goals and objectives and to ensure that everything is in line with the Strategic Plan. The overall goal of the Enrollment Management Plan should not be a single goal within the plan.
The next Planning Council meeting will be scheduled for April 13.
With no further business to be discussed, the meeting adjourned.
Patsy J. Bee
Executive Secretary to the President