School of Health Sciences
School Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Present: Cody Elledge, Jason Curtis, Beverlee Rice,
James Pinckard, Carlton Downing, Sarah Kennedy, Kathie Delaney, Carroll
Schnabel, Sherilyn Oldfield, Melody Smith, Josh Stratman, Judy Panek, Marcel
Bieg, Nisa Bruce, Julius Manz, Henry Oh, Phyllis Aguilera, Beth Carter, Cat
Anderson, Stacey Bradley, Harold Tso, Olivia Hodgins, Jan Peel, Heather
Moorehead, Georgia Romero, Carla Lich, Bonnie Rung, Ann Hardy, Kristy DeVorss,
Jackie Sena, Mari Garcia, Oliver Borden.
- Advising and Counseling
Center Updates – Harold Tso/Stacey Bradley
- Harold and Stacey encouraged
all to come and check out the new Career Center located in the Advising
and Counseling Center. Advising month runs March 16-April 11. They shared
the dates for special advising sessions. All information given can be
found on the Advising and Counseling web page.
- Shared Message from the LLT
- Reminder: The Spring Learning Symposium is on Saturday,
February 21st from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm in the HHPC. Full-Time
faculty are also encouraged to attend. Faculty that attend will receive a
small stipend for their time. Oliver specifically encouraged any faculty
that are making the often difficult transition from working to teaching
- Budgets: Oliver updated the
group on the financial status of the college. There is still a soft
freeze on hiring and every vacant position is being evaluated. Oliver
does not see any significant cuts in Health Sciences due to the extreme
need for medical professionals throughout the country. The Directors were
updated in their last meeting regarding budget construction for the
coming fiscal year.
- New Building Update
- Surgical and MLT held their
first classes in the new building on the 5th. Boxes and small
equipment are being unpacked and installed. Now that Phase I is winding
down, work on Phase II has begun. Preliminary drawings have been
submitted for the new building and the remodel in the HHPC.
- Reminder: Admissions
representatives will be at our March school meeting. Please submit any
issues/concerns you would like addressed to Mari by February 20th.
- The February 09 Health
Sciences Newsletter was passed out to all in attendance.
- Fee Update
- The Board approved the fee
schedule submitted on the 3rd of February. Twenty programs
submitted schedules from Learning. Each fee will be attached to a course
number. There will be a review of fees every year to make adjustments for
inflation. Administration is working to make sure that every program sees
the monies collected put back into their operating budgets.
- Zero based Budgeting
- Oliver explained the new process the Business Office is
using for lines like Travel, Conferences, and Memberships Fees and Dues.
Each area must be very specific when communicating the need for these
- Department Updates
- Dental: The Dental program will have their final review
on the 20th. The group thanked the department for being the
“guinea pig” for Health Sciences. There will be a bleaching fundraiser on
March 13th. The first try is 45.00 and then 35.00 for each
additional tray. Dental participated in the “Give Kids a Smile” event on
February 6th. Over fifty children received $50,000 worth of
dental care. Jan Peel complimented Dental on keeping order with so many
patients coming and going that day.
- HHPC: The Outdoor Leadership and Recreation program enrollment
is up 25%. Memberships to the HHPC are also up compared to this time last
year. The first Tahoe Film Festival was very well received. Forty
community members and staff attended. The HHPC is hosting a 5K run/walk
on campus Saturday, March 14th to bring attention to our
- HIT : The SJC Testing Center is now an approved site for
the HIT students.
- MLT: The new microscopes have been installed in the MLT
- Nursing: Nursing has received a total of 162 applications
for 42-44 fall slots.
- PTA: No Update
- Physical Education: Bev has received the articulation
agreement from NMHU for her new degree offerings. She is currently
researching transfer credits to other institution as well. Bev gave us an
update on her grandson’s condition.
- Simulation Center/Respiratory: we received the Certificate
of Occupancy on the 6th. The Sim Capture equipment has been
installed. Leardal will be coming in the next few weeks to install the mannequins.
Henry is also working on the Respiratory program course development and
- Surgical Tech: Kristy is now holding classes in the new
building. Kristy, Jackie and Mary have moved from 30th St.
into the temporary offices located at the end of the hallway in the HHPC.