October 1 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes- October 1, 2014

Attendees: Brandon Ballentine, Mary Bledsoe, Deborah Bolton, Tracey Bradley, Dean Copple, Rachael Cragle, Philip Ems, Elizabeth Firestone, Nadia Keyes, Karen Lively (online), Christian Lockhart, Lisa Orient, Nancy Ramsey, Richard Smelser, Rosalyn Tillman (online), Fonda Vickery, Alice Wershing, Lois Williams, Becky Milam. Others Online: Ann Satkowiak, Holly Burkett, Mark Cotter, Katrina Hill.

Mary Bledsoe opened the meeting. Mary had corrections for the minutes to be given after the meeting. Amended minutes will be uploaded to the blog. Current minutes were approved. Motion by Rachael Cragle to accept, second by Deborah Bolton.

Agenda:

20/20 Spotlight: Tracey Bradley, Executive Director of TNCIS, Study Abroad Program

Tracey provided an excellent overview of the TNCIS program. There are 18 locations with approximately 400 students and 60-70 faculty. PSCC usually has 180 students enrolled. No other school has sent close to 200 students. She discussed the scholarship options for students in need of assistance. TNCIS is hosting a fair today in the Rotunda. The web site is the best resource for further information on the program. South Africa’s program was highlighted as an example. There is a direct tie to Service Learning within the International Service Learning program.   Tracey spoke about the importance of a global perspective no matter what students plan to do after they leave PSCC. There is an International Curriculum Committee here at PSCC as well to include campus offerings for students who may not be able to participate in TNCIS courses. Becky asked about eligibility, and Tracey responded that any student with 12 college credit hours is eligible. She was unsure of the impact of TN Promise but added that TN Achieves has additional funds. Elizabeth asked about students who graduate in December. Those students may not be eligible for scholarships if they are not enrolled in a course at PSCC, but can enroll in courses and will need to meet with TNCIS staff regarding further information. Mary asked about fees, and how they compare across the state. Tracey responded that fees vary across locations and countries, there is an International Education Fee which is $10-15 and may also be by credit hour. Most schools use the fees for scholarships and some use them for on campus needs.

A typical trip includes 20-30 students. Most groups have a good number of students from PSCC. The number of participants continues to grow annually. Scholarships typically are maxed out, and are usually 50% of the cost of a trip, but some schools give 100% of costs. Students find other funds, with kudos to Nadia for her help with this.

If students attend a 4 year institution, they can also participate. If they are UT students, they enroll through PSCC. There is always a waiting list for Faculty. The next applications for faculty are November 1, 2016. More apply than there are spaces allotted. Most everyone agrees who participates that this is a life changing event.

Communication Reports:

Mary reported that Brandon, Fonda and Mary will set the agenda for meetings.

Congratulations to Disability Services on the new grant received!

Anniversary Committee: Fonda reported that Opening ceremonies went well.

The Faculty and Staff Picnic is scheduled for October 18.

Communications: Set up by Dr. Wise. The focus is on improving communication. Inside Pellissippi is a good way to communicate upcoming events and kudos.   The President’s Monthly Letter will be distributed through Inside Pellissippi.

A brief update on the Accessibility Summit and the activities of the Accessibility Task Force Public Hearings was provided by Alice.

Donor Scholarship Reception and Recipient:

Rachel Resciniti is the student recipient. She is a pre-nursing student transferring to LMU. Rachel’s thank you letter was read by Mary. The reception is to be held on November 20 from 6-7 pm in the College Center.

Old Business:

Safety and Security Window

                Discussion of the window put in regarding a need for ideas and recommendations.

Discussion followed regarding whether the Council would take a specific position. Does it need to be up all the time, closed when needed, etc. Discussion followed that it is important to know when it’s closed, if something is going on, similar to the window in Advising, soundproofed, a sliding door that is closed until someone comes.

Elizabeth moved that either the existing curtain is left up for closing in an emergency or that there be a plexiglass sliding window installed. Richard seconded, motion carried.

Safe campus brochures were made available.

Becky has copies of the Common Book if needed.

Email Mary if you are interested in either.

New Business:

November Holiday brunch for Council: Rachael will chair, Becky and Nancy will assist.

Valentine Day Reception: Brandon will chair, Mary, Alice, Aneisa and Dick will help. Cakes from Sams will be purchased for all campus locations. Home-made or store bought items will be needed, with more preference for home made.

Silent Auction: Items need to be collected. This is a major fundraiser. Lois stated it is the time to find items. We need 60-75 items. Donations can be solicited using the In-Kind form. Remind people to find things to buy and donate. Items need to be photographed and stored until the auction. Discussed needs for publicity, gift certificates, setting up the website. Nadia volunteered to help. Alice offered to help with the website that Aaron Overall has done in the past.

The next meeting will be October 15.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:55 AM.

Recorder: Alice Wershing

Amended Meeting Minutes- August 13, 2014

Meeting Minutes- August 13, 2014

Mary Bledsoe opened the meeting.

Agenda:

Heather Schroeder, Common Book Overview

Fred Breiner, Safety updates

Video from New Student Orientation

Heather reported on this year’s Common Book and the upcoming speaker presentation from Mark Bowden, author of “Black Hawk Down”. Tickets will be on sale soon. The book was chosen as a set of essays because it is easier to cover in sections as opposed to a novel.  She highlighted several essays of interest. Other events are being planned such as films. The Common Book assists new students in their freshman year to have a common book to discuss across their courses. Ed Francisco is the co-chair.

Fred addressed the incident that occurred on campus on June 19 and provided a timeline of events of that day. Questions were answered regarding current information on the status of the investigation. Discussion followed regarding the safety of people at the front counter, offered options of a glass partition, panic buttons, and the need to look at work spaces to be sure no one is alone.   If you wish to have a panic button for your office, contact Fred. He also reported on the results of Security Consultants who came to campus in June.   AED defibrillators have been purchased for all campus locations. Signage has been added regarding no guns on campus. A full time dispatcher is now on duty during the evenings.   Street names will be added to campus, discussion followed on keeping Hardin Valley Road address.  Each building on campus will also have an address on it.

Fred also addressed what was learned from the incident. He stated that it was not a lock down, and questions were asked as to what would warrant a lock down. Security Consultants will be back for training and policy writing. The concern of a lock down is that it can turn into a hostage situation.

Mary presented on the mandate for college campuses to promote safe campus environments from the OCR Mandate. One activity is training on preventing campus sexual violence. The tag for the campaign is “See Something, Say Something” and “Creating a Safe Campus”. Staff and faculty need to know the sexual misconduct definitions, how to report it and the process involved. It is important to refer individuals to counseling who wish to remain anonymous or to the Employee Assistance Program for support for employees. All official reports must go to Karen Queener. Mary also gave information about the history of Title IX and the Campus Save programs. So many cases across the country are still not addressed or reported. The Creating a Safe Campus video is also on the Pellissippi channel at YouTube.com. More information will be coming on how to talk to students.   TBR is currently working on new definitions and a process. Mary also outlined BIT training related to threat assessment and tools to assess, who the members of the team are, and the instrument used to analyze behaviors and situations.

The next meeting will be September 17, led by Judy Gosch and Rachel Cragle.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:40 AM.

Recorder: Alice Wershing

Meeting Minutes- August 13, 2014

Mary Bledsoe opened the meeting.

Agenda:

Heather Schroeder, Common Book Overview

Fred Breiner, Safety updates

Video from New Student Orientation

Heather reported on this year’s Common Book and the upcoming speaker presentation from Mark Bowden, author of “Black Hawk Down”. Tickets will be on sale soon. The book was chosen as a set of essays because it is easier to cover in sections as opposed to a novel.  She highlighted several essays of interest. Other events are being planned such as films. The Common Book assists new students in their freshman year to have a common book to discuss across their courses. Ed Francisco is the co-chair.

Fred addressed the incident that occurred on campus on June 19 and provided a timeline of events of that day. Questions were answered regarding current information on the status of the investigation. Discussion followed regarding the safety of people at the front counter, offered options of a glass partition, panic buttons, and the need to look at work spaces to be sure no one is alone.   If you wish to have a panic button for your office, contact Fred. He also reported on the results of Security Consultants who came to campus in June.   AED defibrillators have been purchased for all campus locations. Signage has been added regarding no guns on campus. A full time dispatcher is now on duty during the evenings.   Street names will be added to campus, discussion followed on keeping Hardin Valley Road address.  Each building on campus will also have an address on it.

Fred also addressed what was learned from the lock down. He stated that it was not a lock down, and questions were asked as to what would warrant a lock down. Security Consultants will be back for training and policy writing. The concern of a lock down is that it can turn into a hostage situation.

Mary presented on the mandate for college campuses to promote safe campus environments from the DC Mandate. One activity is training on preventing campus sexual violence. The tag for the campaign is “See Something, Say Something”. Staff and faculty need to know the definition, how to report it and the process involved. It is important to refer individuals to counseling or to the Employee Assistance Program for support.   Mary also gave information about the history of Title IX and the Campus Save programs. So many cases are still not addressed or reported. The video is also on YouTube. More information will be coming on how to talk to students.   TBR is currently working on new definitions and a process. Mary also outlined BIT training related to threat assessment and tools to assess, who the members of the team are, and the instrument used to analyze behaviors and situations.

The next meeting will be September 17, led by Judy Gosch and Rachel Cragle.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:40 AM.

Recorder: Alice Wershing

Meeting Minutes – May 28, 2014

Attendees:      Brandon Ballentine, Debi Bolton, Susan Breeding,  Holly Burkett, Carolyn Carson, J. Dean Copple, Rachael Cragle, Spencer Joy, Fonda Vickery, & Lois Williams

Thank you, Brandon, for the donuts.

Minutes

Minutes were prepared last time by Mary Bledsoe.   Thank you, Mary for covering in my absence.

Carolyn Carson approved the minutes and Dean Copple seconded them.

Treasurer Report

There is still $50 to $75 left in the budget.

Retirement Speaker

Thank you to Debi Bolton for all her work in arranging for Connie Baskette to come and speak about retirement.   There was a high interest with 80 people signing up to attend.  “When are we going to have another one?”  was THE question afterwards.

All the monies from the auction are designated for scholarships, but the operational budget money of $400 could be used for another speaker or a return visit of Connie.  Connie is a retired employee of UT who learned the retirement information on her own.

Her retirement session recordings can be found on youtube until 4:30 on Friday, May 30, 2014.

TCRS Session

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFpDvvzCeL8

ORP Session

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9na-slxpb4

Election of New Officers

It is that time again to elect new officers for the Administrative Council.  Is anyone interested in being on the committee?

Rachael Cragle volunteered to help with the election committee.

Mary Bledsoe is the President Elect.

Brandon will send out an email to the advisory group.  New officers will begin July 1st.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 AM.

Recorder:  Susan D. Breeding

Meeting Minutes – 4/16/2014 (draft)

Administrative Council Minutes April 16, 2014

Attendees: Brandon Ballentine, Mary Bledsoe, Dean Copple, Michele DeFelice, Elizabeth Firestone, Li Gao, Nadia Keyes, Sara McMurray, Nancy Rasnake, Dick Smelser, Fonda Vickery, Alice Wershing, and Lois Williams

Minutes

Brandon Ballantine called the meeting to order at 9:05 with a review of the March minutes. Mary Bledsoe moved to approve the minutes and Lois Williams seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Treasurer Report

Li Gao reported a balance of $355.19. Ann Satkowiak moved to approve the treasurer’s report and Sarah McMurray seconded. Motion passed.

Auction Report

Fonda Vickery started by dancing a Happy Dance and reported that $2625 was raised by the auction. The goal each year is $2500. Brandon then demonstrated his Happy Dance as well.

The following ideas were discussed for the next auction:

  • Adding a donation button to the auction site
  • Consider moving the spring auction to the fall or even perhaps both semesters
  • Advertise that it is possible to state “anonymous” on the In-Kind-Gift form if a donor desires
  • Include dimensions for art work and more detailed descriptions if possible and enlist the help of someone who is knowledgeable about artwork and auctions
  • Incorporate a “starting bid” or estimated value on the higher-end items

It was decided to include a question on the officer elections form regarding the future date/s of the auction.

Abundant Kudos were lavished on Fonda Vickery, Nancy Rasnake, Lois Williams, Brandon Ballentine and Spencer Joy for their tireless work and dedication to details that contributed greatly to the success of this year’s auction.

Retirement Presentation

Brandon provided feedback from emails received regarding council member’s interest in sponsoring a speaker to address retirement topics. There seemed to be a favorable response and a request for including site campus participants. Brandon will provide a live stream for the presentation. It was decided to open the presentation to all campuses, all employees. Nancy moved to allocate money for the speaker not to exceed $300 and for the event to be held after graduation. Fonda seconded and the motion passed.

20/20 Spotlight: Disability Services

Alice Wershing, Technical Specialist reviewed the new and improved website for Disability Services highlighting the following:

  • addition of accessible online forms for students
  • an “Announcements” page providing timely information
  • a “News” page providing relevant legislation and technology updates
  • a “General Resources” page providing easy access to policies and procedures and specific resources for faculty and students

Door Prizes

Members signed thank you cards for Allison, Bookstore, and Sayona, Cafeteria, for their door prize donations. April door prize winners: Nancy Rasnake, Fonda Vickery, Dick Smelser, and the grand prize winner of two Knoxville Zoo tickets was Sarah McMurray. Lois Williams won a lovely water bottle that could be used for a variety of liquids (you had to be there to understand the double entendre).

Meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m.

Recorder: Mary Bledsoe

Meeting Minutes – March 19, 2014

Attendees:      Brandon Ballentine, Mary Bledsoe, Debi Bolton, Susan Breeding, Mark Cotter, Les Fout, Li Gao, Judy Gosch, Spencer Joy, Nancy Rasnake, Lois Williams

Attendees By Adobe Connect:  J. Dean Copple

Thank you, Brandon, for the donuts.

Minutes

It was decided that minutes would be mailed to the Administrative Council in addition to being posted on the blog to give everyone a chance to read them.

Treasurer Report

The original budget was $500 and there is a balance of $370.65 which must be spent by June 30th.  There was discussion about spending the money to cover a speaker – perhaps one about retirement or long term long term health care.   A question was raised if a speaker’s approval had to go through the Professional Development Committee.

20/20 TRiO

Mark Cotter, the Director of TRiO Student Support Services, informed the council about the purpose of TRiO here at Pellissippi.

The history of TRIO is progressive. It began with Upward Bound, which emerged out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 in response to the President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. In 1965, Talent Search, the second outreach program, was created as part of the Higher Education Act. In 1968, Student Support Services, which was originally known as Special Services for Disadvantaged Students, was authorized by the Higher Education Amendments and became the third in a series of educational opportunity programs. By the late 1960′s, the term “TRIO” was coined to describe these federal programs.  Over the years, the TRIO Programs have been expanded and improved to provide a wider range of services and to reach more students who need assistance.

Currently Pellissippi’s TRiO Student Support Services program supports 160 students who are 1st generation, low income, or disability with low income while they are in college.  First generation student are defined as neither parent  graduated from a 4 year college.  A lot of these students are the first to graduate from high school.  To become a TRiO student, there is an application process followed by an interview.  The program is NOT a remedial program but a support program with a 28% graduation rate – a rate which is double that of the college.  The program works so well that it pays for itself.

Services offered are:

Peer tutoring – semester-long, one-on-one tutoring

Academic counseling and assistance in course selection through graduation

Financial Aid via grants to qualifying students and assistance in completing applications for aid

Workshops in Financial Planning, Time Management, Study Skills, Life Skills, Transfer Tips, Stress Reduction, Writing Skills

Cultural Events – trips to plays, dance and musical performances, and international events

 

Student file a plan to graduate and learn to go see their professors.  They are able to participate in college tours across Tennessee – UT, Maryville College. Tusculum  College, ETSU, MTSU, UTC, etc.

Financial aid is provided for study abroad students.   In 2013 sixteen students studied abroad, and nine will go this year.

Les Fout praised Mark on being a grant management expert.

Thank you, Mark, for a very informative session.

A bit of trivia about the makeup of the meeting – 82% of those present today are 1st generation.

Auction

Nancy Rasnake gave an update on the auction.  She and Fonda are organizing the items to sell.  Many more items are needed for the 2 day event scheduled for:

April 7, 2014   Beginning at 3:00 PM

April 9, 2014   Ending at 3:00 PM

The deadline for items is March 26, 2014, so there will be time to photograph and get the items online before the auction.  Past auctions have had much success with quilts and gift cards.  Debi Bolton agreed to contact Gay Bryant for a donation.   There will be competition this year as the Faculty book sale is at the same time.

There was discussion about thanking those who donate items with a phone call, an email, a letter, even a letter from a student who gets a scholarship, or all of the above.   Les Fout emphasized the importance of thanking those who give as many as 7 times and include how much money was raised and how it was used.

Another email will go out to the Administrative Council about the auction.  So far donations this year include an autographed football from UT (Butch Jones), an autographed basketball from UT (Holly Warwick), an 8 inch “tree of life” copper sculpture, quilt, gift cards,  and other items.

Door Prize Winners   $5.00 gift certificates to the cafeteria

Brandon Ballantine

Mary Bledsoe

Mark Cotter

Nancy Rasnake

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM.

Recorder:  Susan D. Breeding

Meeting Minutes – February 19, 2014

Minutes from Administrative Council Meeting on February 19, 2014

Location: Blount County Campus

Attendees:      Brandon Ballentine, Betsy Boyd, Susan Breeding, Holly Burkett, Spencer Joy, Nancy Rasnake, Lois Williams

Attendees By Adobe Connect:  Carolyn Carson, J. Dean Copple, Michele DeFelice,  Li Gao, Sarah McMurray, Joan Newman, Alice Wershing, and Nancy

Thank you, Holly, for the cake and coffee.

Minutes from last meeting were approved by Nancy Rasnake and seconded by Brandon Ballentine.

Treasurer Report

The original budget was $500, but with the sheet cakes for Valentine’s Day and trips to site campuses, Li Gao confirmed that there is a current balance of $395.09.

Valentine’s Day Reception

A big thanks to Rachael Cragle and all those who helped for the successful execution of the Valentine’s Day Reception.    Hardin Valley did not have a sheet cake for the first time and had to make an emergency run to the store for cake.  The snow days impacted the goodies turnout, but not the participation.  The event occurred in the cafeteria annex due to a scheduling mishap, but all went well with a steady stream of faculty and staff.  Les Fout delivered cake to Blount County Campus.

Auction

Nancy Rasnake gave an update on the auction.  Nancy and Fonda Vickery have met and propose that the auction be a 2 day event as follows:

April 8, 2014   Beginning at 8:00 AM                                      April 9, 2014   Ending at 3:00 PM

Each member of the Administrative staff will be asked to donate or make a contact for donations for the auction.   The deadline for the majority of items will be March 26, 2014.

Holly Burkett will collect the items from Blount County.

Hand crafted items are very good and there is hope that this year there will be several.

An email will be sent out to faculty and staff soon announcing the auction.

Book Sale

The Administrative Council is happy for faculty to have taken over the book sale.

20/20 Blount County Activities

Holly Burkett introduced us to Blount County’s “Dream team” – the students who work as Student Success Mentors and Activities Coordinator.  Each student told us what the position has meant to them.

T.J. Whitehead – He wasn’t much of a studier before, but now he studies all the time as an example to the students he mentors.   Not only is he a tutor, but an encourager who is kind, thorough, and understanding.   Students seek him out for help.   He has matured more this year than any year before.  T.J. has come into his own.  He has been accepted at UT where he will continue to study chemistry.

Angela McGee – “This is the moment.”  Angela has taken the moment  and matured and become a leader on the college campus.   In college it is more about who you are and not the brand name labels on your clothing.  She tutors and mentors students.

Mandy Carroll – Mandy has opened up and learned time management.  Mandy is quite creative and has a hand in many of the bulletin boards around campus.

All three are known for going to Holly or Betsy and saying, “What do you need me to do?”   They have grown as a result of their jobs, their attitudes are awesome, so is it any wonder they are named the “Dream Team”?

Holly showed us many pictures of Blount County activities and told us about their many clubs. Below is a partial list.

Bible Club      Book Club      Hiking Club      Green Paws      Hiking      Music      Pellissippi Pride Psychology      PTK      Rotaract      Stars

Betsy Boyd told us about STARS, Students Tackling Adversity & Reaching Success.  This club is for the nontraditional students providing a support group and a way to socialize with activities and outings.

A walking trail will be constructed around the campus beginning in late March and will include a promenade with benches.

Eight to ten rocking chairs are also on the way to give students an alternative to the hard benches that are already on campus.

The tutoring center is a wonderful thing for Blount County and often a selling point for parents when visiting during the open houses.   Open house event are scheduled for the site campuses as follows.

Blount County                     April 3, 2014          4:30 PM – 6:00 PM                                                            Division Street                     March 26, 2014     5:00PM – 7:30 PM                                              Magnolia Avenue                March 27, 2014     4:00 PM – 7:00 PM                                            Strawberry Plains               April 8, 2014           5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thank you to Holly and Betsy for hosting our meeting and giving us an overview of the activities happening on the Blount County Campus.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM.

Recorder:  Susan D. Breeding

Meeting Minutes – November 20, 2013

Minutes from Administrative Council Meeting on November 20, 2013

Location: Hardin Valley Campus 

Attendees:      Brandon Ballentine, Mary Bledsoe, Susan Breeding, Carolyn Carson, Dean Copple, Rachael Cragle,  Michele DeFelice, Les Fout, Li Gao, Spencer Joy, Becky Milam, Richard Smelser, Fonda Vickery, Lois Williams

Attendees By Adobe Connect:  Debi Bolton

 (Brandon was running wireless using Adobe Connect on his laptop for those who did not attend in person.)

Thank you, Brandon, for the donuts.

 Minutes from last meeting were approved by Carolyn Carson and seconded by Rachael Cragle.

Treasurer’s Report:

No money has been spent so far this year. 

New Business:

  1. After some discussion it was agreed that the December Administrative Council meeting would be a Pot Luck on Wednesday, December 18th at 9:00.  There will be no business just food and company.Brandon will check R25 for the availability of the room.
  2. The auction will be here before we know it.  Fonda Vickery and Nancy Rasnake will be the co-chairs, and the event will take place the week of spring fling spanning a 3 day period.

 3.   The Valentine’s Day Event will be on Valentine’s Day which is a Friday and a full moon.  There will be a Doodle Poll for sign up’s.  Rachael Cragle will be the chair and Michele DeFelice will be her assistant.   There was discussion about sheet cakes at the Hardin Valley Campus and how much more everyone liked the home made goodies.  Sheet cakes may still be the used at the site campuses, but Hardin Valley will downsize on sheet cakes or have none at all.  Les Fout will serve as the delivery man for the site campuses.

 20/20

Carolyn Carson was our first 20/20 speaker and spoke about the Placement Office.

The Placement Office:

  • Compiles student and graduate credentials to share with employers
  • Maintains Co-op Program
  • Provides Resume Development Assistance
  • Arranges practice interview situations
  • Conducts Career Fairs/Job Fairs
  • Works with area businesses to assure they know about our programs and graduates/students

Pellissippi is in the top of placement compared to other TBR schools. 

“There is no crystal ball”, Carolyn says, but the Placement Office does an excellent job.  Mary Bledsoe, as a neighbor to the Placement Office, complemented all of Carolyn and Doris’ hard work.

Becky Milam shares the statistics from the Placement Office at orientation and parents and others are very impressed.  Even companies, like Denzo, compliment Carolyn and her hard work.

 Brandon Ballantine took us to The New Classroom in GN 232 –the new emerging technology classroom.

Students grade the classroom after using it.  The room is quite adaptable with chairs that come apart into a video rocker and a lap top stand, a floor to ceiling dry erase wall, rotating tables to make different formations, 3 center boards for projectors, 2 HD projectors, 22 IPADS, Dell laptops that rotate and become tablets.  There is an access point in the center of the room.  Instructors can present from IPADS, a Mac, or the instructor podium.  Even smart phones can be connected to the boards.

The room is used for actual classes, special meetings, and demonstrations.   It is constantly changing and some of the successes are rolled into other classrooms across the campus as technology ages and needs replacement.   It is a testing ground for new technology against what students and faculty like and use.

Projecting the classroom to other sites is being explored.

Interestingly some students get upset when things fail. 

 Thank you to Carolyn and Brandon for their excellent and informative presentations!

 Door Prizes

Carolyn Carson won the flashlight key ring door prize, and Li Gao won the $20 gift card to the bookstore.  Congratulations to Carolyn and Li.  Mary Bledsoe solicited for any freebies to be donated for door prizes.

 There will be the social in December, 2013.

There will be no meeting in January, 2014. 

The 20/20 in February  may be just a 20 and Fonda Vickery will check with Mark Cotter about presenting on TRiO, the student support services.

 The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM.

 Recorder:  Susan D. Breeding

November 2013 Agenda

The November meeting will be held in the Faculty/Staff Dining Room at the Hardin Valley Campus on Wednesday, November 20 at 9:00 AM.

Agenda

  • Call to Order
  • Welcome
  • Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • 20/20 Spotlight Speakers – Carolyn Carson and Brandon Ballentine
  • New Business – Holiday potluck, auction reminder
  • Door Prize!
  • Adjournment

Meeting Minutes – October 23, 2013

Minutes from Administrative Council Meeting on October 23, 2013

Location: Strawberry Plains Campus

Attendees:      Brandon Ballentine, Mary Bledsoe, Susan Breeding, Carolyn Carson, Michele DeFelice, Dr. Ted Lewis, Mike North, Nancy Rasnake, Richard Smelser, Heather White

Attendees By Adobe Connect:  Dean Copple, Les Fout, Lois Williams

Brandon was running wireless using Adobe Connect on his laptop for those who did not attend in person.

Minutes from last meeting were approved by Mary Bledsoe and seconded by Carolyn Carson.

Treasurer’s Report:

The treasurer’s report was unavailable.  There will be a charge for the van transport to the Strawberry Plains Campus.

New Business:

  1. Mary Bledsoe and Brandon Ballentine have met prior to the council meeting to discuss how to improve attendance at the meetings.  Let’s give people a reason to attend and offer something to draw them in.  The suggestion is to implement a 20/20 Spotlight inviting guest speakers from various departments to share what they are doing, what has changed in their department, etc.  Two speakers would be invited each meeting and given a 20 minute time slot to share their information.   Mary Bledsoe and Brandon Ballentine would organize the speakers from the suggestions made.

The brainstormed ideas are:

BCS

Counseling                                                                   Heather White

Disability Services                                                        Michele DeFelice

Dual Enrollment                                                          Spencer Joy

Enrollment Management

Engineering program with Austin Peay                      Pat Riddle

Financial Aid Improvements                                        Dick Smelser

Fund Raising & Grants                                                  Les Fout

International Students

Magnate School at Strawberry Plains Campus          Mike North

Major Campaign                                                              Les Fout

The Next Classroom

NSO

Performance Funding

Placement Office                                                         Carolyn Carson

Professional Development

TBR Update                                                                  Dr. Wise

TRiO

Veteran Center                                                            Rachael Cragle

Is there anything else we want to know about?  If so please email Mary Bledsoe.

2.     Strawberry Plains Campus Tour by Mike North and Heather White

This is the second year at Strawberry Plains and enrollment is 350 students up 55%.  The campus has an excellent location and draws students from Jefferson and Sevier Counties.   A lot of work is being done in the community to connect with the high schools and middle schools.   This is offering some students an opportunity to go to college who might have never thought they had the chance.

Three new clubs have morphed into reality:

Vintage Learners

Creative Writing Club

Gamers & Geeks

Upstairs there is lots of storage filled with plenty of file cabinets, table, partitions, etc.  Nursing will expand in this area.  Wet labs for biology and chemistry will be built upstairs by Fall, 2015.

The building is a quarter of a million square feet.  The State of Tennessee is leasing the East end of the building.  King University is there in the evenings with business classes.

There is adjunct faculty space, meeting rooms, beautiful classrooms, great offices, and lots of room for expansion.

By fall 2014 there will be 125 High School freshmen attending the magnate school downstairs, and that renovation will begin in January, 2014 for the 14-15 new classrooms.  Within four years, there will be 500 high school students in the building.  Once they are juniors they can move up and take classes with the Pellissippi students.

A student could start high school there and end up with a master’s degree – all within the same building.

The cafeteria has the opportunity to feed all within the building with proper logistical planning.

The new federal grant will be used to deck out the mega-lab downstairs.  A bookstore will be built as well.

Opportunities abound in every direction.

Thank you to Heather White and Mike North for hosting us and giving us the tour.

Water bottle door prizes were given to Mike North and Brandon Ballentine.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 AM.

Recorder:  Susan D. Breeding