School of Health Sciences
School Meeting Agenda
Monday, April 27, 2009
Present: Stacey Bradley, Harold Tso, Ron Bonebrake, Cody
Elledge, Beverlee Rice, Kathie Delaney, Sherilyn Oldfield, Julius Manz, Tammy
Honold, Carroll Schnabel, Sandra Johnson, Mary Doshi, Jackie Sena, Henry Oh,
Diana Lang, Nisa Bruce, Carlton Downing, Phyllis Aguilera, Wendy Bircher, Amy
Cooper, James Pinckard, Josh Stratman, Kristeen DeVorss, Oliver Borden, Tim
Schroeder, Tonya Nelson, Mari Garcia
- Advising and Counseling Center
Updates – Harold Tso/Stacey Bradley
- Stacey and Harold asked that
we remind the students to see their advisors as a general reminder for
any holds to be released. They also asked that we please send them the
dates that our program advisors will be on campus through the summer.
Summer enrollment is off to a great start, a large number of classes
filled the first week of registration. If we decide to add any extra
courses or any late start classes, please let ACC know so they can point
students to those sections. Oliver added that any classes that are set up
to take only a small number of students requires adequate justification.
- Pathways Grant – Cultural
Immersion* – Tim Schroeder/Tonya Nelson
- Tim and Tonya discussed the Faculty Cultural Emersion
program that is coming up this summer. They passed out a brochure with
details. Oliver reminded everyone that the Pathways grant is not
restricted to the Native American students but to any special population.
- Assessment Committee Update –
- Tammy Honold is the
Assessment Committee representative for the School of Health Sciences.
She talked about the current project that examines randomly selected
final projects for many different courses across campus to determine if
the students are being taught effectively and in accordance with course
objectives. May 27th the committee will go through the
submissions. She also encouraged anyone with questions about assessment
or the current project to come see her.
- Tammy also updated the group
on the activities of the Writing Center. John Watts is working on several
different projects/workshops to help our students maintain their writing
skills. The WC can also work one-on-one with students on specific
assignments or proofread assignments for students who are having a hard
time. If there is something in particular that we would like to see
offered, please let her know.
- Updates from the Dean/LLT –
- Budget: The Directors have
each received their budgets. Oliver asked that each department please
look over their budgets carefully, especially the personnel portion. Some
significant differences have already been found that require extra
research. He will be available after the meeting to go over any items the
Directors have found.
- Health Sciences Newsletter
- The April Newsletter was distributed.
The April issue will be the last for the 08/09 school year. The school
meeting schedule for fall semester should be out late May.
- Department Updates
- Dental: They have accepted the class of 2011. There will
be a garage sale fundraiser for their student association on May 29th.
Details can be found in the newsletter. The pinning ceremony will be May
8th at 7:00pm. There are also bleaching kits left over from
the last fundraiser if anyone is interested.
- HHPC: Along with the event listed in the newsletter,
Diana talked about the blood screening coming up and Riverfest. New
appliances for the Nutrition lab have been approved for this year. Installation
will begin very soon.
- HIT: They are very busy keeping registration going,
sections are filling up very fast. The department is also working on the
first wave of curriculum changes to add another track to the degree
program. There will now be a focus on coding and one on electronic health
- MLT: Mary is very busy with classes and getting the lab
ready for the open house. She has a small group of students starting
clinicals in June with the rest beginning in the fall. The summer
Phlebotomy class is already full and the fall section is also filling up
- Nursing: They have accepted 44 students for the fall
class. The pinning ceremony and graduation luncheon will be May 5th
and 7th. They are also busy with curriculum/selection process changes,
- PTA: The second year online students were on campus April
8th-18th. The first year online students were here April
19th-26th. Their accreditation self-study is
complete and going through the signature process. Wendy will be mailing
it on May 4th.
Education: Two new degrees have been approved by the Curriculum
Committee. The first is Physical Education, Exercise Sciences, Athletic
Trainer, and Coaching; the second is Health and Wellness Promotion. An
articulation agreement will be set up with New Mexico Highlands University-San
Juan Center to provide a transfer option for those who would like to pursue
their Bachelor’s degree in Farmington.
- Simulation Center/Respiratory: Henry is busy getting the
Simulation Center ready for the open house on April 29th and
30th. The first CE seminar held on the 25th had 20
- Surgical Tech: The final word on the request for
accreditation should come though on May 15th. Kristy and Betty
will be attending the National AST conference this summer is Las Vegas.
Kristy also commented that there are so many students interested in the program;
she could fill four classes right now.
- Roundtable Discussion – Open
- Nisa talked about the recent projections put out by the
Department of Workforce Solutions. With the economic situation, there is
a significant number for retirees re-entering the workforce or electing
not to retire. This is causing some concern for the Higher Education
because that means that there are less opportunities for their graduates
to find positions. Nisa expressed that SJRMC has not been affected to the
degree that they have stopped hiring, but there are not as many open
positions as before.