Vote for College Senate President April 23-27

Vote for College Senate President
April 23-27

College Senate has three candidates for President-elect.

The College Senate President represents the faculty and professional staff on numerous committees, college functions and deliberations.

The successful candidate will serve as President-elect during Denise Keating’s presidency in 2018-19, and then as President during the 2019-20 academic year.

To vote during the week of April 23-27, visit  https://services.cpcc.edu/elections/electionid26/ 

Here are the candidates (in alphabetical order, by last name):

headshot of Tony Emetu

Tony Emetu, MBA, MOS

Tony Emetu, MBA, MOS
Bio:
Education: 
Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration, (Expected 2019)
University of Maryland University College
Master of Business Administration, 2010, Georgia Southern University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management, 2008, Troy University
Associate of Arts, 2009, Valdosta State University
Associate of Science, 2007, Gordon State College
Business Office Technology Diploma, 2000, Sandersville Technical College

 

Department: Office Administration Program Chair
Past Committees: Administrative Technology Committee, 2015-2017

Emetu  Statement: My desire to be College Senate President stems from my passion in being an educator and the difference that I strive to make in the lives of our students. I desire to lead the efforts in maintaining an efficient, productive and nourishing learning environment for our students and a collaborative workplace for the faculty and professional staff that teach and support them. As president, I will work tirelessly to foster productive communication between faculty, administration, and other entities in efforts to accomplish the common goal of serving our students and community. Additionally, I will commit diligent efforts on a continuous basis to ensure that the concerns of faculty and professional staff are heard and voiced to the appropriate entities as well as maintain effective communication with the faculty and professional staff of CPCC.

While in pursuit of a doctoral degree over the course of the past few years, I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and understanding about the inner workings of community colleges and ways in which internal components work together to achieve maximum efficiency. My current research seeks to define the most effective policies and implementation strategies needed to serve diversity within the college environment. Moreover, the knowledge and understanding gained from my studies and research will be very beneficial in my efforts to serve a diverse group of people with distinct needs and concerns.

______________________________________________________________

Headshot of Adam Harris, Ph.D

Adam Harris, Ph.D

Adam Harris, Ph.D
Bio: 
Greetings colleagues! I have had the pleasure of shaping lives here at CPCC since 2012 by teaching in the Associates of Engineering and eventually Chairing Computer, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering Technology departments.  I think we share in having one of the most rewarding jobs in the world by helping students. I want to help make sure we are as effective as possible in what we do.
Problem solving is in my nature and training; I have been busy creating solutions to problems we all might face. Already in my division I was instrumental in starting up our FabLab, and led my three departments through their accreditation process from our relevant accrediting body. For accreditation I designed and implemented a process that can be used to help other departments and even CPCC itself maintain accreditation.

I have also been working with Section Modification to create tools which make COD calculation and entry faster, easier, less error-prone, and less of a headache in general.  We have already piloted this tool in the Engineering Technology division this semester and I’ve shared the beta test with a few other departments to great success.  I plan to continue finding ways to help us all work smarter and be more effective.

Harris Statement: 
As president of College Senate, my goals are to:
*Reduce redundancy and latency in current process.
*Leverage the brainpower, talents, and skills of our faculty and staff to create tools and
processes that reduce complications and uncertainty for students in our programs.
*Lead the charge on issues that are important to you and bringing those to the attention     of  the Administration.
*Keep faculty and staff engaged in College Senate
*My long-term goals are to build CPCC into such an effective organization that we win an     Aspen Award.

____________________________________________________________

headshot of Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Bio:
I started my career back in 1995 as an elementary school teacher soon after earning my Master’s degree from Queen’s University. From the start of my teaching career, I knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of my students for the rest of my career. To this day, I love teaching students and enabling them to be proactive learners and advocates in their education.

In 2004, I started teaching developmental English courses for CPCC, and shortly thereafter, I joined the ACA department. I worked as an adjunct instructor for six years before I was hired to teach full time in the fall of 2010 as an ACA instructor. I have always considered myself fortunate as I get to teach students to be successful whether that be through a college student success course or a study skills course or a transfer success course. My job is literally to help students to be successful in the college classroom and in life itself.

Now, I am even more excited to offer my expertise to my fellow faculty members through professional development. In my current position, I am able to facilitate learning opportunities for faculty and staff here at CPCC. As a peer developer with the professional development department, I mentor new faculty members at the college, facilitate new faculty training on a monthly basis, coordinate and schedule Focus Friday events for all faculty and staff at the college, and provide ongoing training as needed at all six campuses.

Perkins Statement
: Over the years, I have worked closely with adjunct faculty and full time faculty with bi-annual training sessions at the start of every semester. As well as training faculty for ACA, I have also worked to train and prepare summer bridge instructors each year to work with our incoming summer bridge students. I have served on the scholarship committee, summer bridge committee, college senate, curriculum committee, completion by design, IT committee, institutional effectiveness committee, and the communications team. My willingness to work and serve this college is abundant from the shear fact I thoroughly enjoy making a difference in the lives of our students, faculty and staff. Serving as college senate president would only enhance my work here at the college to that next level of leadership. I would be honored by the opportunity to serve and make a difference here at Central Piedmont Community College.

_____________________________________________________________

 

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2018 Professional Staff Spring Forum April 18

Please join us on Wednesday, April 18th from 2:00pm-3:00pm in Hall 215 to learn about all the exciting things your College Senators are doing!

Cute polar bear surrounded by pink flowers

The Professional Staff Spring Forum is your opportunity to hear directly from Senators on new initiatives across the college. Attending this event will give you the opportunity to review College Senate updates, propose ideas and discuss issues concerning Professional Staff as well as identify College Senator responsibilities and benefits.

Agenda Topics Include:

  • College Senate Updates
  • Open forum to share concerns and ideas
  • Responsibility of Senators and Committee members
  • Benefits of participation
  • Meet current Senators and hear their testimonies of how great it is to serve on Senate!

All Professional Staff of the College are welcome to attend the Professional Staff Spring Forum. You can attend the forum in person at Central Campus or participate via WebEx. Please see below for the WebEx link.

Light refreshments will be served for those in attendance at Central Campus.

Please view this handout to help familiarize yourself with College Senate: Everything you Need to Know about Being a College Senator

For those interested in the Fall Forum, you can watch it on Panopto. The topics of the forum can be found here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Laurie Necasek!

If any individuals need accommodations to attend the forum, please contact Kelly Natoli (Kelly.natoli@cpcc.edu or extension 6878) prior to the date of the forum.

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Employee Recognition Spring Deadline is April 13!!

Kathy Watkins holds her award for Bio Beyond

Kathy Watkins, recognized for her work with Bio Beyond!

Are you looking for a way to recognize your peers for the outstanding jobs they do? Do you know someone who ensures student success and supports the efforts of all those who work at the college?  Help the Employee Recognition Committee recognize these employees by nominating someone in one of four award categories:

  • Part-time Employee
  • Instructor
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrator/Professional Staff

Employee Recognition Award nominees must have been in their employment category for three years before they are eligible for nomination.

The Recognition Committee is also accepting nominations for the annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

One winner per award category will receive $1,000 for their recognition.

Questions regarding the form or process should be submitted to Committee Chair Amy Dowdy (amy.dowdy@cpcc.edu).  More information as well as links to the fully-online nomination forms for all awards are located on the Professional Development page.

All five spring award winners will be announced by Dr. Deitemeyer during the Fall Forum.

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Candidates for College Senate President-elect

College Senate President  2019-2020

College Senate has three candidates for President-elect.

The College Senate President represents the faculty and professional staff on numerous committees, college functions and deliberations.

The successful candidate will serve as President-elect during Denise Keating’s presidency in 2018-19, and then as President during the 2019-20 academic year.

Here are the candidates (in alphabetical order, by last name):

headshot of Tony Emetu

Tony Emetu, MBA, MOS

Tony Emetu, MBA, MOS
Bio:
Education: 
Doctor of Management in Community College Policy and Administration, (Expected 2019)
University of Maryland University College
Master of Business Administration, 2010, Georgia Southern University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management, 2008, Troy University
Associate of Arts, 2009, Valdosta State University
Associate of Science, 2007, Gordon State College
Business Office Technology Diploma, 2000, Sandersville Technical College

 

Department: Office Administration Program Chair
Past Committees: Administrative Technology Committee, 2015-2017

Emetu  Statement: My desire to be College Senate President stems from my passion in being an educator and the difference that I strive to make in the lives of our students. I desire to lead the efforts in maintaining an efficient, productive and nourishing learning environment for our students and a collaborative workplace for the faculty and professional staff that teach and support them. As president, I will work tirelessly to foster productive communication between faculty, administration, and other entities in efforts to accomplish the common goal of serving our students and community. Additionally, I will commit diligent efforts on a continuous basis to ensure that the concerns of faculty and professional staff are heard and voiced to the appropriate entities as well as maintain effective communication with the faculty and professional staff of CPCC.

While in pursuit of a doctoral degree over the course of the past few years, I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and understanding about the inner workings of community colleges and ways in which internal components work together to achieve maximum efficiency. My current research seeks to define the most effective policies and implementation strategies needed to serve diversity within the college environment. Moreover, the knowledge and understanding gained from my studies and research will be very beneficial in my efforts to serve a diverse group of people with distinct needs and concerns.

______________________________________________________________

Headshot of Adam Harris, Ph.D

Adam Harris, Ph.D

Adam Harris, Ph.D
Bio: 
Greetings colleagues! I have had the pleasure of shaping lives here at CPCC since 2012 by teaching in the Associates of Engineering and eventually Chairing Computer, Electrical, and Electronics Engineering Technology departments.  I think we share in having one of the most rewarding jobs in the world by helping students. I want to help make sure we are as effective as possible in what we do.
Problem solving is in my nature and training; I have been busy creating solutions to problems we all might face. Already in my division I was instrumental in starting up our FabLab, and led my three departments through their accreditation process from our relevant accrediting body. For accreditation I designed and implemented a process that can be used to help other departments and even CPCC itself maintain accreditation.

I have also been working with Section Modification to create tools which make COD calculation and entry faster, easier, less error-prone, and less of a headache in general.  We have already piloted this tool in the Engineering Technology division this semester and I’ve shared the beta test with a few other departments to great success.  I plan to continue finding ways to help us all work smarter and be more effective.

Harris Statement: 
As president of College Senate, my goals are to:
*Reduce redundancy and latency in current process.
*Leverage the brainpower, talents, and skills of our faculty and staff to create tools and
processes that reduce complications and uncertainty for students in our programs.
*Lead the charge on issues that are important to you and bringing those to the attention     of  the Administration.
*Keep faculty and staff engaged in College Senate
*My long-term goals are to build CPCC into such an effective organization that we win an     Aspen Award.

____________________________________________________________

headshot of Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Bio:
I started my career back in 1995 as an elementary school teacher soon after earning my Master’s degree from Queen’s University. From the start of my teaching career, I knew I wanted to make a difference in the lives of my students for the rest of my career. To this day, I love teaching students and enabling them to be proactive learners and advocates in their education.

In 2004, I started teaching developmental English courses for CPCC, and shortly thereafter, I joined the ACA department. I worked as an adjunct instructor for six years before I was hired to teach full time in the fall of 2010 as an ACA instructor. I have always considered myself fortunate as I get to teach students to be successful whether that be through a college student success course or a study skills course or a transfer success course. My job is literally to help students to be successful in the college classroom and in life itself.

Now, I am even more excited to offer my expertise to my fellow faculty members through professional development. In my current position, I am able to facilitate learning opportunities for faculty and staff here at CPCC. As a peer developer with the professional development department, I mentor new faculty members at the college, facilitate new faculty training on a monthly basis, coordinate and schedule Focus Friday events for all faculty and staff at the college, and provide ongoing training as needed at all six campuses.

Perkins Statement
: Over the years, I have worked closely with adjunct faculty and full time faculty with bi-annual training sessions at the start of every semester. As well as training faculty for ACA, I have also worked to train and prepare summer bridge instructors each year to work with our incoming summer bridge students. I have served on the scholarship committee, summer bridge committee, college senate, curriculum committee, completion by design, IT committee, institutional effectiveness committee, and the communications team. My willingness to work and serve this college is abundant from the shear fact I thoroughly enjoy making a difference in the lives of our students, faculty and staff. Serving as college senate president would only enhance my work here at the college to that next level of leadership. I would be honored by the opportunity to serve and make a difference here at Central Piedmont Community College.

_____________________________________________________________

Candidates will be introduced at the April 17 College Senate meeting and voting will commence during the week of April 23, 2018.

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Gentle Reminder: College Senate meets Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 2:30pm in HE4510

Greetings!

It’s that time again! There’s a lot going on in our February College Senate meeting:

Gary Ritter, Karen Merriman and Luvon Hudson will provide information and answer questions about the ADA Call to Action plan.

Carl Finney will update us on some important info about our All Hazards Emergency Response Plan.

Announcements

Minutes of January meeting (minutes are attached to your meeting invite)

Solutions Forum—bring your questions, concerns and solutions!

See you Tuesday, February 20 at 2:30pm in HE4510. If you cannot attend, but sure to send your signed proxy form.

Best,

Carolyn Jacobs, President 2017-18

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College Senate welcome Dr. Dietemeyer and Richard Zollinger to the January meeting

Welcome back!  I hope your semester is off to a promising start.

Here’s the agenda and info you need for Tuesday, January 16th’s College Senate Meeting at 2:30pm in HE4510:

Guests:
Dr. Kandi Dietemeyer and Richard Zollinger will ring in the new semester and take questions/comments from senators. Please email me any questions you’d like me to present for the group.

Greg Stanley, Dean, Admissions, Registration, Records and Graduation and
Phillip Lopp, Director of Graduation will discuss changes to the Medical Withdrawal Policy (5.09) Please review changes here before the meeting.

Announcements:
-review/approve November minutes.
-Focus Friday, Jennifer Perkins

Solutions Forum:
-share your solutions to issues on campus

If you can’t attend in person, please be sure to send a proxy.

I look forward to seeing everyone at 2:30pm Tuesday, January 16 in HE4510!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Jacobs, College Senate President 2017-18

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College Senate Meeting: November 21 at 2:30 in HE 4510

Hello Everyone!

This is a gentle reminder that the next College Senate meeting is Tuesday, November 21 at 2:30 in HE 4510.

If you can’t attend in person, please be sure to send a proxy.

The following items are on the agenda:

Welcome / Announcements (2:30-2:45)
Minutes from October (these are posted with the meeting request).
Constitution changes update
Digital Content update
Focus Friday: Jennifer Perkins

Guest: eLearning: Laurie Necasek & Luvon Hudson  (2:45-3:00ish)
If you have questions for eLearning, please send them to Carolyn or just ask at the meeting.

Faculty Welfare Committee Resolution Proposal: George Wightman (3:00-3:15)
View the proposal here

Solutions Forum (3:15-3:30)

I look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday.  Best wishes on wrapping up a successful semester!

Carolyn Jacobs
College Senate President, 2017-18

 

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Follow-up on the October Senate Meeting

Hello!

I’d like to take a moment to follow-up on some items of interest in October’s Senate meeting:

Innovation Cafe: For those who wanted an Innovation Cafe flyer, you’ll find it here: Innovation Cafe Flyer  Contact Shantell Strickland-Davis with any questions.

Focus Friday: Be sure to sign up for Focus Friday in LearnerWeb.  For more info, please contact Jennifer Perkins. 

ADA Compliance:  Here’s a link to the ADA_3-year-plan. Check it out.

Please note that the latest version of Panapto comes with automatic captioning and transcription.  Jeff Jarvis has created a tutorial to help you: http://tinyurl.com/yc2k2rxg   Thank you Jeff!

NCCCS Accountability Measures: Here’s the link mentioned in Senate.

Bookstore/Digital Content: The Learning office hasn’t determined when digital content options will be adopted more widely.  If you are interested in adopting digital content in your course, please contact Amy Bruining.

Employee Recognition Awards: Here’s the link to nominate your colleagues for recognition.

Have a great Halloween and see you at the next Senate meeting.  eLearning will be our guest.

Carolyn Jacobs

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October College Senate Meeting

Greetings!

Senators, this is a gentle reminder to attend the next College Senate meeting on Tuesday, October 17 at 2:30pm in HE 4510.

If you cannot attend, be sure to send a proxy. We will be voting on the constitutional changes presented at the September Senate meeting. Please inform your proxy about how to vote on your behalf.  

Please note the following important information about the October meeting:

Agenda

Welcome / Announcements (2:30-2:45)
Reminder to attend Dr. Dietemeyer Inauguration, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at 10:30am, Halton Theatre
Committee Announcements
Be sure to nominate your colleagues for Employee Recognition Awards

Guest: Shantell Strickland Davis, Director, Online Employee Learning and Development (2:45-3:00)

Constitution Changes Vote(3:00-3:15)

To ensure that everyone is on the same page regarding the proposed constitutional updates, please note the following:

I think most senators associate the Credentials Committee with faculty titles, and we all appreciate the great work Mona and her committee have done. However, this charge is not actually mentioned in the Constitution. Per the Senate Constitution, the Credentials Committee is charged with overseeing senate membership.  So, we are trying to align what we’re doing with the constitution and vice versa. Currently, the charge encompases only faculty membership; the proposed change would include both faculty and professional staff membership—-full senate membership.

After our last Senate meeting, Denise and I met with the current Credentials Committee and came up with a plan:

This is a great time to take a look at formalizing some guidelines for elections of both faculty and professional staff, with this in mind, I am appointing a faculty senator, Emily Nelson, and a professional staff senator, Kelly Wilson, to co-chair the Credentials Committee and make recommendations on elections and membership.

Mona Yektaparast and Steppen Murphy will chair an ad hoc committee on Faculty Titles.  I think we should discuss at a later date if this committee should continue as an ad hoc committee, be folded into the Faculty Welfare Committee or become and stand alone committee in the future. However, this does not affect our current constitutional update.

Please review all proposed changes here.

Solutions Forum (3:15-3:30)

Please note that eLearning will be presenting at 2:45 on  November 21, and welcome your questions.

If you have items for the agenda, please contact me or Denise Keating, President-elect.

Carolyn Jacobs

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September College Senate Meeting

Senators, this is a gentle reminder to attend the next College Senate meeting on September 19 at 2:30pm in HE 4510.

Following is some important information for our September meeting:

The agenda includes:
1. Welcome / Announcements (2:30-2:45)
Approve minutes
Please review minutes from 2017 here. We need to approve ALL of these, if possible.
Update on Strategic Planning Council
First Fridays: Jennifer Perkins

2. Guest: Disability Services (Serena Johnson) and Learning Technology (Gary Ritter) (2:45-3:00)

3. Constitutional changes: (3:00-3:15)
Review proposed changes here.

4. Solutions Forum (3:15-3:30)

Follow-up: During our August Solutions Forum, some questions were raised regarding Disability Services and eLearning.  Professional Staff Welfare Chair Laurie Necasek has generously provided us with some helpful information:

Please visit the Disability Services website to find the direct link to the Disability Services Online Training in Learner Web to earn PD credit. This on-demand training is for faculty and staff to learn their role in working with Disability Services to accommodate CPCC students.

There is also a training called Animals on Campus: Understanding Policy 6.26 for employees to learn about the policy around service animals and their role in working with students who use service animals.

Please note that Disability Services will be presenting at 2:45 September 19, and welcome your questions.

It is important to note that eLearning’s role in our institution has evolved over the past few years, and the staff are here work with faculty in a variety of ways. Please visit the eLearning website to learn more about the  role of eLearning and how eLearning and faculty can work together to provide students with high quality courses.

Also, eLearning welcome requests for new trainings that the faculty see a need for, so please contact them if you wish to make any new training requests. Current offered trainings and workshops are also listed on our website.

Please note that eLearning will be presenting at 2:45 November 21, and welcome your questions.

Please subscribe to the College Senate blog today!

If you have items for the agenda, please contact me or Denise Keating, President-elect.

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