School of Health Sciences
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
- Advising and Counseling
Center Updates/ADA Issues – Jackie McFarland
- Advising Day is Wednesday,
August 19th. Any available please spend an hour or two helping
- There have been a few questions
and issues that have come up about accommodating students with documented
disabilities. Jackie explained the procedure we use at SJC and also
provided a handout with the procedure.
- Updates from the Dean/LLT
- Learning Initiatives
- As our institution
approaches year four of our five year strategic plan (2006-11), the
Learning Leadership Team (LLT) and the Executive Officers are
re-evaluating our Learning Initiatives. We are of the belief that
substantial completion has occurred with a number of our initiatives and
that new challenges have emerged. A copy of the proposed timeline was distributed.
All were encouraged to send their feedback to Oliver.
- Tier Funding
a. San Juan College
has received communication from the New Mexico Higher Education Department that
the Tier Funding formula for instruction has been reduced (-0.39%) to the
Student Services funding formula
has also been reduced (-0.30%) to $389.84
- Managing Adjunct Faculty
Budget Line Item
a. For fiscal year
2009-10, each school (and in some cases, disciplines/departments) has been
allocated and each dean is responsible for managing funds for adjunct faculty
salaries. In the past, all adjunct faculty costs were pooled in one line item. These
funds have now been distributed to schools based on prior usage and school
deans are charged with keeping adjunct faculty costs within allocated line item
budget assignments. While deans have authority over their budget, less
flexibility will exist in offering special topics/hobby courses, with a greater
focus on offering program required courses.
- Enrollment Targets
a. Class enrollment
targets have been determined for fall semester. While many factors exist in the
decision making process of keeping or canceling a class (including enrollment,
number of sections, etc.), deans make the final decision using the general
for the Schools of Business & ITS, Humanities, Science, and Extended
Learning, and some of Health Sciences (PHED, HLTH, OLER)
Required Class: Run
Enrollment: 12 or
Average Enrollment in School: 18
Guidelines used for the Schools of
Health Sciences, Trades & Technology, Energy, and Health Sciences
(excluding PHED, HLTH, OLER).
Required Class: Run
Enrollment: 10 or
Average Enrollment in School: 12
a. New rules and
processes now exist for faculty textbook purchases. The link to the form may be
found at: http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/Documents/businessServices/forms/Advanced%20Approval%20of%20Interdepartmental%20Charges%20for%20Textbooks_Version_2.0.pdf
- Modifications to the Core
Secretary of Higher Education has developed the HED Core Curriculum Steering
Committee to review, evaluate, and modify the common core, or general education
requirements. The intent is to initiate changes to streamline the core for the
benefit of students so they can progress toward graduation more quickly and
efficiently, to connect academic values with the core requirements, and to
develop a more flexible and less content-driven core that focuses on
competencies. Dr. Andi Penner serves as our representative on the statewide
committee and is coordinating with the Deans to obtain faculty input. More
information will be forthcoming.
- School Fixed Assets
a. James Pinckard
will be the coordinator for Health Sciences
purpose of the Office of Equipment Acquisition and Utilization for Learning
Services is to develop an accurate equipment inventory that includes a useful
life expectancy so the all equipment can be replaced on a regular cycle. This
equipment replacement schedule will be beneficial in annual budget planning
- A copy of an email from
Laura Kerr was handed out detailing the Fall schedule for the CTX
- Credit Hour Data/Summer
- Copies of our Annual
Student Credit Hour Data and 2009 Summer Session Enrollment Data were distributed.
- Health Sciences Newsletter
- The August newsletter was distributed.
- Department Updates
- Dr. Bart Youngs, a longtime adjunct with the program,
passed away on Wednesday, August 12th.
- The department is busy working on the Orientation Lunch,
the accreditation report.
- September 18th - Bleaching Day fundraiser
- The students and staff will be attending the New Mexico
Dental Hygiene Summit in October.
- The gym floor is finished and it will reopen on Monday,
- The HHPC is hosting a special health promotion the first
week of classes. The Health and Fitness Days flyer was passed out.
- Recycle bins have been placed in all the classrooms in
the HHPC. If you find a bin full before the Thursday pick up day, just
let Josh know.
- Josh also encouraged the group to park in the outlying
areas when the Fall semester starts.
- HIT and MTRN have both experienced a significant influx
of new students. There are close to 200 students enrolled in their
- HIT has implemented an electronic student handbook. The
handbook tracks which pages the student has viewed and also requires
electronic initialing on each section.
- Carroll shared her positive experience while
participating in the Pathways Grant Faculty Immersion week.
- Carroll attended a special training on Las Vegas about
ICD-10 and the effect it will have on health care in this country. She
will be presenting at our next school meeting.
- Mary is working on her self-study which is due on
September 1st. The accreditation site visit is scheduled for
the beginning of 2010.
- Enrollment in the Phlebotomy course is up significantly.
- Mary’s first group of students has started clinicals and
will graduate in December.
- Jill Sutton is the Lab Coordinator for Nursing.
- Sandi Irving has returned to the college as
Instructional Associate I in the Nursing Lab.
- Brenda Rust has been hired as a full time Clinical
- There are 48 new students starting on August 24th.
There is also a need for one advanced placement course this semester
that will have 10 students in it.
- All the Pre-Nursing sections are full and overflowing.
- There is a NLN Summit in September that staff will be
- Their accreditation visit happened over the summer. The
report will be reviewed in October.
- Interest in the program has skyrocketed. There are 20
applicants for the 20 slots in the on-campus program and 70 applicants
for the 20 slots in the online program.
- PTA will be hosting two workshops this fall. The first
is August 22nd on APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing
Certification. The second will be October 10-11 on Cardiopulmonary
- Physical Education
- Students are already registering for the two new degree
programs offered in PHED.
- Bev has been busy finding replacements for a few adjunct
instructors that have left us.
- Debbie Taylor, Dance Instructor, will be coordinating
another end-of-semester recital for our dance classes. The CLC was not
able to undertake it this year, but since it is so popular, we will we
will coordinate the recital.
- Bev and Josh are exploring a few different options for
drawing different age groups to the HHPC to exercise. One option they
are looking into is using a Wii game system for intramural activities
like a virtual bowling league.
- Simulation Center/Respiratory
- Respiratory has had a tremendous response to the request
for clinical affiliates. We currently have enough slots for 30 students
even though we only need 12-18.
- Interviews for the Clinical Coordinator/Instructor are
done. There should be an offer made in the next few weeks.
- There are already several students who have shown
interest in respiratory therapy and are starting to take the basic
- The Simulation Center has received and installed a 3G
- Surgical Tech
- Their program accreditation was received in May.
- Interviews for a full-time Surgical Instructor are
- There are 50 students that currently qualify for the 12
slots we will fill in January.
- Roundtable Discussion – Open
- Nisa asked about the status
of the background check documents we sent to the college attorney for
review. Oliver will follow up.
- It was decided that the
Director will meet prior to the TEAS Test meeting on the 28th
with Jill Carlson. Oliver and Mari will coordinate a time.
- The full-time student credit
hour load change has caused some problems for the Nursing students. They
are now no longer eligible for the discounted HHPC discounted membership.
Josh has sent forward a possible resolution to the problem.
Josh will provide an update at our