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Working Groups

This is a campus-wide effort and working group members will have an important role in the process to reaffirm our accreditation. There are seven working groups, each comprised of 4-6 staff and faculty members.  The working groups are each aligned with one of the seven standards for accreditation.

Working Groups Updated Spring 2018

WORKING GROUP FOR STANDARD I:  Mission and Goals

Chair: Christian Rice, Th.D., Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Members:

Matt Kozusko, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, CIE co-Coordinator

Cory Straub, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology

James Tiggett, B.S., Telecommunications Technologies Administrator, member of Diversity Committee

President’s Cabinet liaisons:

Mark Schneider, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

WORKING GROUP FOR STANDARD II:  Ethics and Integrity

Chair: Kelly Sorensen, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College and Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Members:

Shammah Bermudez, M.Ed., Director of Disability Services

Paul Dempsey, M.A., Web Director, College Communications

Deborah Feairheller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Physiology

Domenick Scudera, M.F.A., Professor of Theater and Dance

President’s Cabinet liaisons:

Mark Schneider, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Robert Clothier, J.D., Vice President and General Counsel

Annette Parker, M.B.A., Vice President for Finance and Administration

WORKING GROUP FOR STANDARD III:Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience

Chair: Scott Deacle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business and Economics (replacement for Dale Cameron Spring 2018)

Dale Cameron, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology

Members:

Scott Deacle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business and Economics

Del Engstrom, Ed.D., Professor of Health and Exercise Physiology

Beverly Gaydos, B.S., Information Manager for Career and Professional Development

Erin Hovey, M.Ed., Web Content Editor, College Communications

Christine Iannicelli, M.S., Instructional Technology Librarian

President’s Cabinet liaisons:

Mark Schneider, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

WORKING GROUP FOR STANDARD IV:Support of the Student Experience

Chair: Vacant

Members:

Joel Bish, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology

Sam Carter, B.A., Senior Associate Director of Admission

Kneia DaCosta, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology

Todd McKinney, M.S., Associate Dean of Student Life/Director of Student Activities

Barbara Tyson, B.A., Accounts Receivable Associate, Student Billing Office

President’s Cabinet liaisons:

Debbie Nolan, M.A., Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students

David Tobias, M.S.Ed., Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management

Laura Moliken, M.S, Director of Athletics

WORKING GROUP FOR STANDARD V:  Educational Effectiveness Assessment

Chair: Diane Skorina, M.L.S., Director of Research, Teaching & Learning Services in the Library and Information Technology department, and Co-Director of the Teaching and Learning Institute

Members:

Juan-Ramon de Arana, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Modern Languages, Helen Roganlinski Clarke Chair of Modern Languages, former member of the Outcomes Assessment Committee

Talia Argondezzi, Ph.D., Director, Writing and Speaking Program, Chair of Outcomes Assessment Committee

Kerry Gibson, M.S., Collection Management Librarian

President’s Cabinet liaisons:

Mark Schneider, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

WORKING GROUP FOR STANDARD VI:  Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement

Chair: Jennifer VanGilder, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business and Economics

Members:

Beth Bailey, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, member Campus Planning and Priorities Committee (CPPC)

Ellen Curcio, M.S., Associate Controller, Receivables

Betsy Witt, Administrative Assistant to the Phillip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art

President’s Cabinet liaisons:

Jill Marsteller, M.A., Senior Vice President for Advancement

Annette Parker, M.B.A., Vice President for Finance and Administration

WORKING GROUP FOR STANDARD VII:  Governance, Leadership, and Administration

Chair: Meredith Goldsmith, Ph.D., Professor of English, Associate Dean of the College

Members:

Abbie Cichowski, B.A., Director of Special Gift Programs and Major Gifts Officer; Chair, Professional Development Subcommittee of Staff Assembly

Maureen Cumpstone, M.B.A., Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies

Rebecca Jaroff, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English (replacement Fall 17 for Amanda Reig, Chair of Faculty Governance Committee)

Cale Nelson, M.S., Benefits and HR Administrator, Human Resources

Rosemary Pall, J.D., Executive Director of Annual Fund Programs

Amanda Reig, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, Chair of Faculty Governance Committee (sabbatical Fall 17*)

President’s Cabinet liaison:

Robert Clothier, J.D., Vice President and General Counsel

Annette Parker, M.B.A., Vice President for Finance and Administration