Councils, Committees, & Task Forces

College-wide councils, committees, and task forces help SCTCC plan effectively through broad engagement. Members provide leadership to advance key priorities in support of the College's mission, vision, and strategic plan. The purpose statement and charter of active college-wide groups are provided. Rosters and additional information will be added in 2022/23.

Councils

The purpose of the Cultural Fluency Leadership Council is to advise the Office of Cultural Fluency, Equity, and Inclusion on priorities relative to eliminating gaps in educational opportunity and achievement collegewide.

Co-chairs:

  • Jen Evens, Biology Instructor
  • Debra Leigh, Vice President of Cultural Fluency, Equity, & Inclusion

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The Integrated Planning Council oversees the institutional planning and budgeting process, ensuring that the College systematically plans for the future, executes actions to ensure success of the strategic plan, and aligns its resources to support institutional priorities.

Co-chairs:

  • Daniel Holtz, Interim Vice President of Administration
  • Ken Matthews, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment, & Research

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Committees

The purpose of the Academic Integrity Committee is to improve student success and readiness and maintain SCTCC’s strong academic reputation. The committee aims to support the college in building a community of well-rounded, ethical citizens and a reliable future workforce by maintaining and promoting a community of trust in the integrity of work submitted for academic credit, ensuring that students and faculty are represented in the process. The Academic Integrity Committee will evaluate, support, and maintain the high standards of academic integrity set as policy for St. Cloud Technical & Community College.

Chair:

  • Jen Evens, Biology Instructor

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The Educational Policy Review Committee maintains a five-year review cycle for SCTCC’s policies and procedures for which the Vice President of Academic Affairs is the responsible administrator. The work of this committee will support SCTCC’s Student Experience commitments, specifically through creating streamlined processes that ensure timely communications and delivery of resources and services when students need them.

Co-chairs:

  • Jeffrey Kirchoff, Dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bretta Edwards, Registrar

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The purpose of the Online and Hybrid Learning Committee is to continuously improve the communications, delivery, and support of online and hybrid education for SCTCC.  The scope includes all aspects of the college’s operation that define, influence and shape the student experience with online and hybrid education at SCTCC. 

Chair:

  • Shanda Davis, Dean of Business, IT, & Online Learning

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The Policy & Procedure Committee supports the creation, revision, and repeal of all SCTCC policies and procedures. The committee helps to ensure broad and early engagement when policy or procedure proposals are under consideration.

Chair:

  • Ken Matthews, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment, and Research

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The purpose of the Strategic Enrollment Management & Student Experience Committee is to establish strategies, objectives, and action plans that support the College’s recruitment and retention efforts and student completion.

Co-chairs:

  • Emmanuel Awuah, Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Andrew Pflipsen, Vice President of Student Affairs

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The Student Learning Assessment Committee serves to lead, develop, and implement policies and procedures to maintain a robust and sustainable assessment process designed to improve student learning. The charge of this committee is to oversee the advancement of assessment, review assessment plans, provide feedback to departments, and to support the development of resources and support systems at the institutions.

Chair:

  • Katey Leverson, Psychology Instructor

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Task Forces

The Comprehensive Facilities Plan (CFP) Task Force oversees the update of the College Comprehensive Facilities Plan, ensuring that the plan aligns with strategic priorities of the College and incorporates the following:

  • Optimizes the natural setting for student learning and success
  • Adapts and aligns the physical environment with institutional values, priorities, and goals for student success
  • Creates learning environments that support feelings of belonging and sense of value as an individual
  • Form partnerships with the community
  • Create meaningful traditions and ceremonies that bond the College community to one another and the institution

Co-chairs:

  • Lori Kloos, Vice President of Administration
  • Jason Theisen, Director of Facilities

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College-wide councils, committees, and task forces serve a critical role in SCTCC’s continuous improvement. Effective continuous improvement requires that diverse voices are included in the evaluation of data and planning for the future. The primary purpose of this task force is to review College policy S1.5, College Councils, Committees, and Task Forces to ensure that the College’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion are upheld in the appointment of members to these representative groups. The task force may recommend other changes as deemed appropriate by consensus of the members.

Chair:

  • Ken Matthews, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment, and Research

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Building a highly skilled, diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators is essential to advancing the College’s Mission and Vision. Strong hiring practices sustain the institution to ensure the College can serve its community and that all employees can work effectively and thrive in the workplace.

Chair:

  • Kari Matson, Vice President of Human Resources

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