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Meta Majors

Purpose Statement: Guided Pathways is a redesign of the student experience to include early decision making about educational and career goals to help students get on a path.  This committee will be creating Meta-Majors (MM), which are collections of academic majors that have related courses and career goals.  MM is a way of organizing majors we already have, so students make informed decisions.

Charter Sponsor: President

Charter Contact: Vice President for Learning & Academic Affairs and Vice President for Student Affairs

Membership:

Guided Pathways Co-Chair (Ex Officio) - Aaron Fried (Standing)

Guided Pathways Co-Chair (Ex Officio) - Shannon Crocker (Standing)

Executive Dean for Academic Development & Innovation (VPLAA Appt) - Jim Lynch (Standing)

Coordinator of Advising (VPSA Appt) - Dawson McDermott (Standing)

Faculty Caucus Chair (Ex Officio) - Christine Miller (Standing)

Coordinator, Career Services (VPSA Appt) - Liz Doherty (Standing)

Representative from Admissions (VPSA Appt) - Dan Ianno (Standing)

Representative from Marketing (President Appt) - Jen Fanelli (Standing)

Associate Dean for Enrollment & Retention Services (VPSA Appt) - Jen DeWeerth (Standing)

Representative from Catalog and Curriculum (VPLAA Appt) - Gail Warchol (Standing)

Associate Dean for Student and Residence Life (VPSA Appt) - Dennis Gibbons (Standing)

Associate Dean for Student Development and Transition Services (VPSA Appt) - Jim Maio (Standing)

Faculty Representative (Faculty Caucus Elected) - TBA

Faculty Representative (Faculty Caucus Elected) - TBA

Academic Associate Deans (VPLAA Appt):

    Mark Montgomery (Standing)

    Tim Thomas (Standing)

    James Roberts (Standing)

    Melissa Copperwheat (Standing)

    Todd Behrendt (Standing)

     Joe Woodrow (Standing)

     Julie Dewan (Standing)

     Gary Broadhurst (Standing)

     Jake Mihevc (Standing)

DOES

TaskAction
Define "Meta-Majors" withing the context of our existing occupational programs and transfer pathwaysAnalyze and Develop
Identify and prioritize strategies for alignment of programsDevelop and Maintain
Identify best practice in Meta-Major identificationDevelop and Maintain
Create benchmarks for implementationDevelop and Maintain
Determine outcomes of implementationAnalyze and Develop
Develop recommendations on naming convention and program alignmentAnalyze and Develop
Establish a timeline (recommendation to Executive Cabinet)Develop and Maintain

DOES NOT

Decide personnel issues

Guided Points

  • Be creative
  • Utilize data informed decision making
  • Maintain a mindset of abundance
  • Be relentless in examining all aspects through the student lens

 

Updated: Fall 2018