Students First Advisory Council (SFAC)

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Purpose and Charge:

To assure that BMCC strategic enrollment initiatives and policies are connected to both immediate as well as long term college goals supporting equitable access, progression, and completion for students.

The Students First Advisory Council will discuss, develop, recommend, monitor, and evaluate all aspects of BMCC’s three year strategic enrollment management (SEM) plan related to recruitment, retention, graduation, transfer, alumni engagement, and the overall experience of BMCC students. This committee is advisory to the Vice President of Student Affairs, Vice President of Instruction, and Vice President of Public Relations.

2016-17 Objectives:

  • Continued progress with the initiatives listed in our three master plans - SEM, AMP, CMP
  • Continue the promising practices of Achieving the Dream
  • Continue the focus on: pick up where we left off last spring
    • Equity
      • 1) Implement new equity definition and guiding statement
      • 2) Work in collaboration with the BMCC Diversity and Equity Committee to host further opportunities for learning and proficiency in this area
      • 3) Look at student achievement data to determine where the gaps are - provide recommendations on how to close the gaps
    • First-Year-Experience
      • 1)Reconstruct and pilot a "first year" course sequence for new to college students based on an effective proven model for curriculum that is informed by student success literature
      • 2) Prepare for full implementation 2017-18

2017 - 2018

Current Agenda:

 

Current Meeting Notes:

 

Meeting Notes From Prior Years:

SFAC 10.31.16

SFAC 12.2.16 Notes, Handouts 1-5    Handout 6

SFAC 2.10.17 Notes, Handouts   PowerPoint Students First Advisory Report  

   PowerPoint Summer Bridge

Blue Mountain Community College reflects its commitment to Students First in that students feel valued, supported, and encouraged by the campus community from the time they decide to enroll until they complete their educational goals.  Students respond to this commitment through their engagement, persistence, and successful completion of their educational goals.     (est. 1/25/16 by the BMCC Students First Advisory Council)

 

Reports to:

The SFAC will report twice a year to President’s Cabinet and College Coordinating Council as follows:

  1. Fall term – Report on goals for the year
  2. Spring term - Report on outcomes for the year

Membership:

Role

Person

Duration

Co-Chairs

Diane Drebin, Casey White-Zollman, MJ Kuhar

Fixed

President

Cam Preus

 

Assistants

Shannon Franklin, Stacie Stahl, Linda Zojonc

 

Dean, CTE & Community Education

Carl Melle

Fixed

Dean of Student Development & Success

Ralph Murphy II

Fixed

Research and Assessment

Tim Wilson, Kedar Koirala

On-going

College Coordinating Council Representatives (2)

  • faculty
  • ·non-faculty

 

Philip Schmitz

Diana Hammon

2 years

Achieving the Dream Representative

 

Velda Arnaud, Ron Neeley, Ki Russell, Peter Hernberg, Matt Liscom

1 year

Advising Steering Committee Representatives (2)

 

 

Mary Jane Bagwell

Wade Muller

1 year

 

Center Representation (5)

Naamah Franke, Dan Koopman, Jacelyn Keys, Anne Morter, Susan Kralman

Rotates

AVP Finance & Business Operations

Celeste Insko

Fixed

Marketing

Anne Livingston

Fixed

Outreach/Recruitment

Dawn DiFuria

Fixed

Financial Aid

Yadira Gonzalez

Designee

Enrollment Services

Theresa Bosworth

Designee

Director of Library & Media Services

Jackie Ray

Designee

Alumni

Margaret Gianotti

Designee

Faculty At-Large

Stan Beach

Designee

Student Representation (1-3)

 

1 year

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Blue Mountain Community College reflects its commitment to Students First in that students feel valued, supported, and encouraged by the campus community from the time they decide to enroll until they complete their educational goals. Students respond to this commitment through their engagement, persistence, and successful completion of their educational goals. (est. 1/25/16 by the BMCC Students First Advisory Council)