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Work Group Standard I:  Mission and Goals

Student Attending ClassWork Group I will examine the College’s Mission as it relates to the Strategic Plan and the internal programs and processes in place to further the Mission.  This will include, but is not limited to:  individual college unit operations; student success programs such as Pathways to Graduation Project – Title III Grant, Achieving the Dream, and Diversity and Global View Program; and external partnerships.  Work Group members will review, gather, analyze, and summarize key sources of relevant documentation to determine if MVCC meets the MSCHE Standard I and to support the conclusions of the Self-Study – it is anticipated that this process will uncover areas of potential improvement in addition to documenting the effectiveness of the internal mission driven programs in meeting the diverse needs of students.

Members

Geri Sultenfuss
Senior Office Specialist I, Library
Nelissa Nowicki
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Melissa Thomas
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences & Public Services, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Joanne DeTraglia
Assistant Professor, Department of Academic Development & Innovation
Sergey Staskevich
Educational Applications Assistant, Information Technology
Christi Harrington
Professor, Department of Art, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Jose Ocasio Instructor
Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Brian O’Key Instructor
Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences

Work Group Standard II:  Ethics and Integrity

Work Group II will examine all policies, procedures, and published materials as they relate to the College’s integrity in pursing the College’s Mission, in all of its venues.  This will include, but is not limited to: academic policies; academic freedom; student support programs such as counseling, student grievances, student affairs, Pathways to Graduation Project – Title III Grant, Achieving the Dream; student enrichment programs such as Diversity and Global View Program, civility initiatives, student clubs and diversity initiatives; transparency and shared governance; marketing materials including print and digital offerings; issues of affordability and accessibility including student debt management; funding and budget related issues; all federal and state regulations and the assessment processes in place to ensure continuous improvement within these areas.  Work Group members will review, gather, analyze, and summarize key sources of relevant documentation to determine if MVCC meets the MSCHE Standard II and to support the conclusions of the Self-Study – it is anticipated that this process will uncover areas of potential improvement in addition to documenting the effectiveness of the internal mission driven programs in meeting the diverse needs of students.

Member

Kristen Skobla
Director of Community & Workforce Development, Center for Corporate and Community Education
Michael Faitell
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Daniel Yoxall
Building Maintenance Supervisor (Rome), Facilities
Michael Pede Director
Financial Aid
William Hysell
Professor, Department of Humanities, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Renee Sbiroli
Instructor, Department of Health Professions, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Timothy Thomas
Associate Dean, Department of Physical Sciences, Engineering & Applied Technologies, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Amanda Miller
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Barbara Wilson
Technical Assistant, Department of Physical Sciences, Engineering & Applied Technologies, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Jon-David Velletto
Technical Assistant, Department of Academic Development & Innovation
Justin Rahn
College Advisor, Student Enrollment and Advisement

Work Group Standard III:  Design and Delivery of the Student Experience

Work Group III will examine all aspects of student learning experiences in formal academic settings in the credit and non-credit programs (including certificate, degree, and other) as they relate to the College Mission and Strategic Goals.  This will include, but is not limited to: diversity and inclusiveness of the student body; applied learning; faculty credentials and development; accuracy of program development, program descriptions, program requirements, and course descriptions; student academic progress and completion; general education experience both within other programs and as a transfer program; and the assessment processes in place to ensure continuous improvement within these areas.  Work Group members will review, gather, analyze, and summarize key sources of relevant documentation to determine if MVCC meets the MSCHE Standard III and to support the conclusions of the Self-Study – it is anticipated that this process will uncover areas of potential improvement in addition to documenting the effectiveness of the internal mission driven programs in meeting the diverse needs of students.

Members

Shane McGovern
Director, Dual Credit
Jason Yager
Associate Professor, Department of Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Julie Dewan
Associate Dean, Department of Education & Learning Studies, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Karen Getman
Instructor, Department of Health Professions, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Kyle Lince
Associate Professor, Department of Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Melissa Barlett
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
David Nackley
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Kathleen Capone
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Professions, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Jim Roberts
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Robert Mineo
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Gail Warchol Academic
Project Manager, Learning and Academic Affairs
Patricia Antanavige
Coordinator of Adult Learner Services, Adult Learner Services
Kristen Raab
Tutor/Mentor - Writing, Learning Center
Lisa Chamberlin
Health Retention Specialist, Department of Health Professions, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences

Work Group Standard IV:  Support of the Student Learning Experience

MVCC StudentsWork Group IV will examine all aspects of the student experiences outside of the formal academic setting.  Work Group members will evaluate these in relation to the College Mission, College Strategic Goals, and the formal internal programs designed to ensure student success such as the Pathways to Graduation Project – Title III Grant, Achieving the Dream, and completion related programming.  This will include, but is not limited to: ethical processes to admit, retain and facilitate student support programs and procedures; student guidance through the academic process such as orientation, residence life, guidance, counseling; support process for student completion, transfer and job placement; advanced standing policies and procedures;  student privacy and records management; athletic and extracurricular activities; and the assessment processes in place to ensure continuous improvement within these areas.  Work Group members will review, gather, analyze, and summarize key sources of relevant documentation to determine if MVCC meets the MSCHE Standard IV and to support the conclusions of the Self-Study – it is anticipated that this process will uncover areas of potential improvement in addition to documenting the effectiveness of the internal mission driven programs in meeting the diverse needs of students.

Members

Janet Visalli
Director of Adult Learner Services, Adult Learner Services
Rosemary Fuoco
Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Department of Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Robin Saxe
Community Resource Specialist, C3 College Community Connection
Nolan Snyder
Technical Assistant, Admissions
Colleen Cornmire
Senior Systems Analyst, Information Technology
Troy Little
Director of Law Enforcement Programs, Department of Social Sciences & Public Services, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Mary Kate LaPaglia
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Professions, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Melissa Copperwheat
Associate Professor, Department of Health Professions, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Gina St. Croix
Assistant Professor, Department of Education & Learning Studies, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Joyce Baumann
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Dave Warren
Assistant to Associate Dean, Department of Physical Education & Athletics, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Sabrina Fryman
Project Coordinator - Grants Compliance and Reporting, Administrative Services
Gary Kulis
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Katelyn Ouderkirk
Accessibility Transitional Support Specialist, Accessibility Resources

Work Group Standard V:  Educational Effectiveness Assessment

Work Group V will examine all areas within the college in regard to the ongoing college-wide institutional effectiveness plan (IEP) and the related assessment processes.  Work Group members will ensure that all areas of the college have a well-developed, effective assessment plan that drives continuous improvement within the discrete college units, and how the assessment plans at the unit levels collectively drive continuous improvement at the college level.  This will include but is not limited to:  shared governance and transparency in developing and utilizing assessment data and the IEP; the use of assessment data in improving student learning experiences; budgeting, improving programs and processes within each area; student retention and success; and the ongoing assessment of our overall IEP to meet the Strategic Plan and its five strategic goals.  They will review, gather, analyze, and summarize key sources of relevant documentation to determine if MVCC meets the MSCHE standard V and to support the conclusions of the Self-Study – it is anticipated that this process will uncover areas of potential improvement in addition to documenting the effectiveness of the internal mission driven programs in meeting the diverse needs of students.

Members

Karin Capuana
Office Specialist I, Admissions
Shahida Dar
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Sciences, Engineering & Applied Technologies, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Alisia Pooley
Instructor, Department of Health Professions, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Jake Mihevc
Associate Dean, Department of Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Robert Huyck
Associate Professor, Department of Business Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
John Swistak
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Jennifer Krohn
Associate Professor and Athletic Trainer, Department of Physical Education & Athletics, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Rosemary Mink
Professor, Department of Humanities, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Cheryl Plescia
Professor, Department of Social Sciences & Public Services, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Liz Doherty
Coordinator of Career Services
James Sunderhaft
Assistant Registrar, Office of Records and Registration
Mark Montgomery
Associate Dean, Department of Social Sciences & Public Services, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Katherine Voce
Marketing Assistant, Marketing and Communications
Annie Dousharm
Associate Professor, Department of Health Professions, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences

Work Group Standard VI:  Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement

Work Group VI will examine all areas of the college resources and budget.  Work Group members will review these areas in relation to the College Mission and Strategic Plan in order to ensure that the Mission and Goals are the driving force in the utilization of college resources, and in the development and management of all budgetary processes and functions.  This will include, but is not limited to: planning and improvement processes; budget development processes; fiscal, human, physical, and technical infrastructure that supports programs and operations;  responsibility and accountability of budget managers; long term planning to ensure sustainability of operations; annual auditing process; and the evidence of assessment data and its utilization for these areas.  Work Group members will review, gather, analyze, and summarize key sources of relevant documentation to determine if MVCC meets the MSCHE Standard VI and to support the conclusions of the Self-Study – it is anticipated that this process will uncover areas of potential improvement in addition to documenting the effectiveness of the internal mission driven programs in meeting the diverse needs of students.

Members

Stephanie Verostek
Director, Campus Services, Office of the Dean - Rome Campus
Eileen Bush
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Angie Christian
Instructor, Department of Health Professions, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Dayton Elseth
Assistant Professor, Department of Education & Language Studies, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Barbara Scantlebury
Associate Professor, Department of Business, Cybersecurity & Computer Sciences, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Russ Penner
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Michael Henningsen
Assistant Director of Career & Transfer Services, Career and Transfer Services
Breanne Rathbun
Tutor/Mentor- Mathematics, Learning Center
Sergey Myalik
Manager of End-User Computing, Information Technology
Kathryn Barefoot
Assistant Registrar, Office of Records and Registration
Deanna Ferro-Aurience
Director of Donor & Resource Development, Institutional Advancement
Carolyn DeJohn
Assistant Director, Community Education, Center for Corporate and Community Education
Sharon Zohne
Project Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
John Woznjuk
Mail Courier, Inventory/Receiving

Work Group Standard VII:  Governance, Leadership, and Administration

Work Group VII will examine the effectiveness of governance structures, leadership, and administration.  The focus will be on transparency, shared governance, and inclusiveness of constituents while meeting all facets of the College Mission and Strategic Goals.  This will include, but is not limited to:  the Board of Trustees and its policies and procedures; the President; the Cabinet, administrative officers; and shared governance structures overseeing all areas of the Institution and its programs; and the assessment processes that demonstrate an ongoing institutional effectiveness plan.  Work Group members will review, gather, analyze, and summarize key sources of relevant documentation to determine if MVCC meets the MSCHE Standard VII and to support the conclusions of the Self-Study – it is anticipated that this process will uncover areas of potential improvement in addition to documenting the effectiveness of the internal mission driven initiatives in meeting the diverse needs of students.

Members

Joseph Woodrow
Associate Dean, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Mary Jane Parry
Programmer Analyst, Information Technology
Jennifer Rubino
Assistant to Vice President for Student Affairs
Karen Dean
Senior Administrative Assistant, Office Services
Donna Felitto
College Services Associate, Department of Physical Education & Athletics, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
James Maio
Associate Dean - Student Development and Transition Services, Counseling
Sean Davis
Instructor, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Lori Hughes
Instructor, Department of Health Professions, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Erica Brindisi
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Tom Townsley
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, School of Business, Education & Liberal Arts
Richard Kelly
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences & Public Services, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences
Anne Popeo
College Nurse, Health Center
Rebecca Pepperine
Career and Employer Relations Specialist, Career - Job Placement Services
Kathy Kresa
Data Processing Clerk, Business Office

Verification Task Force: Verification of Compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations & Requirements of Affiliation

This Task Force will review all areas of the College that relate to verification of Compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations and the Requirements of Affiliation.  Work Group members will compile documentation of MVCC’s compliance with these regulations and requirements.

Members

Jill Heintz
Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Office of the President
Norayne Rosero
Professor, Department of Mathematics & Sciences, School of STEM, Health & Social Sciences, Assessment Liaison, MSCHE Accreditation Liaison Officer

Task Force Resource Team

Maryrose Eannace
Vice President for Academic Affairs
James Lynch
Executive Dean, Department of Academic Development & Innovation
Michael Pede
Director of Financial Aid
Stephanie Reynolds
Vice President for Student Affairs
Alen Smajic
Executive Director of Marketing & Communications
Rosemary Spetka
Director of Student Records/Registrar
Michael Henningsen
Assistant Director of Career & Transfer Services, Career and Transfer Services