Besides the very busy day-to-day schedule of classes, music and theater performances, athletic games, colloquium presentations and faculty presentations, there are a few special events and initiatives to highlight for the spring semester.
In the hiring department, we hope to select a new associate dean for academic affairs and expect to complete six faculty searches in the departments of biology, business, digital communications, English, math, and Spanish. We welcome two new individuals to academic affairs this semester; Elizabeth French – our new faculty member in the Department of Education and Maureen Anderson – our new Access Librarian in the Bishop Library. We will formally introduce these two at the Professional Meeting on January 28.
We begin our Middle States Re-accreditation Self-Study Process in earnest with the appointment of a Steering Committee and Working Groups. Before the visit of our Middle States Liaison in April, we will complete a self-study design to guide us with the actual self-study report.
The next stage of planning begins for the renovation of the Mund Student Center. Plans will include major changes to the kitchen and food servicing areas, the College Bookstore as well as additions and changes to program offices within the structure. Expect periodic updates during the spring semester.
The Bishop Library adds RefWorks to its electronic resources for faculty and students. Workshops are listed in the calendar portion of this newsletter.
Make sure to check the Calendar of Academic Events for schedule details!