Student Success Committee
April 4, 2018
Tom Sparhawk reported that the Faculty Association were on
board with voluntary posting of syllabi online for students. The committee
recommended that this be a goal for the committee for next year.
Tom has reached out to Lynchburg College to see if they
could provide information on how they went about getting the LOVE sign created.
We thought maybe our welding students could make ours. There is a 1500 dollar
grant available that hopefully we could get to pay for materials.
Patti reported that David Urso Dean of Academic Affairs at
Blueridge community college will be coming for our faculty training workshop on
May 9th. The training is to help launch faculty advising and the
mentoring program. A save the date will be going out this week to all faculty.
Lana reported that the English faculty met regarding the
idea of giving a diagnostic to students the first day of class to see if their
placement was correct. Lana shared that writing is taught as a process which
students learn in the course. The idea has been tabled.
Stephanie is taking the reins on the childcare initiative on
Tom suggested creating a list of where students can go to
get food assistance. Patti has created a booklet with information like that and
other helpful information and is working on sharing it with the faculty. The
food pantry is available to students, it is located in the Student activities
office. Students can go there now to get food.
We will work to support the new mentoring program.
We identified the following goals for the committee for next
Work on getting the syllabi online for those faculty that
would like to provide them.
Creating a developmental computer course which could be a
co-req.for ITE 115/BUS 226
Send recommendation to Safety Committee regarding more
training for active shooter on campus scenarios
Rock campaign - write affirmations on rocks and then placing
them throughout the campus.
Before the first day of class write affirmations on the
sidewalk with chalk
Work to get more students on committees