2014-15 College-Wide Committee Assignments

Each year, KCC staff, administrators and faculty are encouraged to volunteer to serve on a committee. KCC's committees may advise the President and other administrators on matters of importance to the operation of the college.

Committee chairs are responsible for ensuring that recommendations of the committee are appropriately channeled through the college's organizational structure for further consideration.

For more information, such as members, AQIP categories and liaisons, review the 2014-2015 College Committees chart.

Academic Appeals

Purpose: To review requests for waiver of academic regulations.
Chair: Melissa Weston 
Recorder: Judy Downey

Academic Assessment

Purpose: To develop, revise and monitor the implementation of the college's plan for measuring its effectiveness in meeting established learning outcomes for students.
Chair: Michael Caparula
Recorder: TBD

Behavioral Intervention

Purpose: To proactively review the behavior of individuals about whom concerns are expressed, determine if intervention is needed, and ensure that those interventions take place.
Chair:  David Hermann
Recorder: Sharon Hoogstraat

Career Pathways

Purpose: To improve regular and sustained interaction with area employers in critical and high-demand industries, to create programs and occupational opportunities to meet employers' needs; and to enhance opportunities for students to achieve their educational and career goals, while promoting an environment of excellence and innovation.
Chair: Darla Jepson
Recorder: TBD 

Communications Committee

Purpose: To promote two way communications. Representatives are encouraged to bring ideas and suggestions to the meetings. Representatives also need to share information with the employees that are being represented.
Chair: Vicki Gardner
Recorder: Michelle Weishaar

  • Eddie Anderson
  • Mark Anderson
  • John Avendano
  • David Cagle
  • Tracy Conner 
  • Michael O'Connor
  • Rich Soderquist
  • Laurel Soper 
  • Eric Springer
  • Julian Springer 
  • Kate Wachtor 
  • Margaret Wolf
  • Portia Calbert 
  • Linda Chouinard
  • Jacob Fansler 
  • Marla Lockett-Robinson 
  • Steven Makepeace
  • Nate Raimondo
  • Mari Schaefer
  • Michelle Weishaar 

Community Partnerships

Purpose: To take a convening leadership role to strengthen and sustain community partnerships by improved understanding of community challenges and increased engagement and partnership development with K-12 system, employers, and community partners while promoting an environment of excellence and innovation.  Includes the Strengthen and Sustain Community Partnerships Action Project.
Chair: Mary Posing
Recorder: TBD

Culture of Completion

Purpose: To review and implement strategies to improve student completion rates of courses and programs, improve student learning and successful achievement of educational goals, while promoting an environment of excellence and innovation.  Includes the Student Success & Completion Committee (formally the Retention Committee), and the Complete College America Task Force.
Chair: Scott Kistler
Recorder: TBD

Curriculum and Academic Standards

Purpose: To review all programs and courses of instruction; to recommend additions, revisions and deletions of programs/courses.
Chair: Michael Boyd
Recorder: Penny Berger

Employee Morale

Purpose: To identify, recommend, and implement campus-wide programs and activities to increase employee morale and job satisfaction.
Co-chairs: David Cagle, Darla Jepson
Recorder: Janet Fager

2012 Noel Levitz employee satisfaction survey summary.

Faculty Growth and Development

Purpose: To identify and implement programs and activities which assist faculty members in their continuing professional growth, including faculty in-service days and other avenues for professional growth.
Chair: Mary Steichen
Recorder: TBD

Foundational Coursework

Purpose: To redesign and rebuild foundational (remedial) education.  Includes the Redesign Developmental Education Structure, Curriculum, and Pedagogy Action Project.
Co-Chairs: Jennifer Huggins, Frederick Cooper
Recorder: TBD

Higher Learning Commission

Purpose: To assist with the accreditation process; the integration of cultural diversity college-wide; the oversight of quality improvement efforts and the inculcation of a continuous process improvement philosophy college-wide; and the oversight of a regular Systems Portfolio process, including the research, writing and periodic review of the Systems Portfolio.  Includes the Systems Portfolio, Cultural Diversity, and Continuous Process Improvement committees.
Chair: Michael Boyd
Recorder: Liz Becvar

Non-Tenured Faculty Development

Purpose: Create recommendations to develop and revise the current non-tenured evaluation process.
Chair: Linsey Cuti 

Online Leadership

Purpose: To provide direction, leadership, and support to the college's instructional technology initiatives; to assist in providing support to faculty by shaping the guidelines, policy, and procedures regarding online and hybrid instruction and to serve as mentors to newer online instructors.
Chair: Jennifer Pecora Kettley
Recorder: TBD

Safety and Security

Purpose: To promote a safe environment for all campus constituents; considers matters relative to emergency preparedness, risk management, and security
Chair: Richard Soderquist
Recorder: Jane Clark 

  • Sheri Cagle
  • Jane Clark
  • David Hermann 
  • Stella Mausehund  
  • Rich Soderquist
  • Judy Spence
  • Eric Springer
  • Brian Yeoman 

Strategic Planning and Oversight Committee (SPOC)

Purpose: To oversee the collaborative development and evaluation of the college’s strategic goals, and recommend new or revised quality improvement processes.
Chair: Bert Jacobson
Recorder: Liz Becvar