School of Health Sciences
School Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Present: Jackie Sena, Georgia Romero, Heather Moorehead,
Kathie Delaney, Sherilyn Oldfield, Judy Panek, Roxana Johnson, Henry Oh, Olivia
Hodgson, Jason Curtis, Brenda Rust, Bev Rice, Beth Carter, Nisa Bruce, James
Pinckard, Julius Manz, Josh Stratman, Wendy Bircher, Phyllis Aguilera, Joan
Arrowsmith, Karen Duncan, Marcel Bieg, Marsha Bouchard, Carla Lich, Christopher
Johnson, Bonnie Rung, Carroll Schnabel, Sarah Kennedy, Mari Garcia, Oliver
- Four Corners Conference –
- Nancy encouraged attendance to the upcoming Four Corners
Professional Conference on “Inspired Leadership in Trying Times”. SJC
employees are able to attend at no cost to the departments. Nancy also
shared the scholarship opportunities available to students and staff.
- Transition Center – Jeanne
- The Transition Center has
been established to aid students that are facing career and/or personal
changes like transferring to a four-year institution or changing majors.
- EDGE Program – Christy
- The EDGE Program is a
Student Support Services program. Students considered first generation,
income challenged, have a documented physical or learning disability, or
may not have guidance to get them through college are eligible for
services. EDGE focuses on being a partner and mentor that offers
supportive services, workshops, recruitment campus visits to area
universities, a variety of trips to build friendships and connections, and
experiences designed to develop the students academically, personally,
- Updates from the Dean/LLT
- Admissions has developed a
Substitution Waiver form. The new form was distributed to each program
- The Emergency Management
Committee has been meeting to discuss the H1N1 virus and it effects on
this institution. Oliver asked that each instructor start thinking about
how they could carry on classes in the event of a pandemic causing
massive attrition or closure.
- Health Sciences Newsletter
- The September Newsletter was
- Department Updates
- The Students will be selling bleaching trays on Friday,
- The special week of activity yielded 127 new people that
had never been to the HHPC and the competitions were very well
- HIT has developed a new application and selection
- The NAACLS has recognized our MLT program as a “serious
candidate for accreditation”. The site review team will be visiting the
campus in February 2010.
- Nursing received approval of their curriculum changes
from the Curriculum Committee on September 3. The changes will become
effective next fall.
- Brenda Rust has been hired as a full-time Clinical
- The Online Students will be graduating after the fall
- Physics has been dropped from the curriculum.
- The students will be offering chair massages on Mondays
and Fridays from 12:30 to 2:30 in the HHPC lobby.
- Physical Education
- Parkour and Modern Dance have been added to the list of
- Bev and Josh have ordered the Wii games systems for use
in Intramural Sports
- Simulation Center/Respiratory
- Roxana Johnson has been hired as the Administrative
Assistant III for the Simulation Center and Respiratory. John
Kirkpatrick has been hired as the Clinical Coordinator for Respiratory.
- The Nursing students have started running simulations in
the skills suites.
- Henry thanked Nisa, Bev and Wendy for their help on his
curriculum development. The courses have been approved by the Curriculum
- We have received initial approval from CoARC for the
Respiratory Program. Next, Henry will be working on the Self-Study to be
submitted in January.
- Surgical Tech
- The students are all in clinicals.
- The AST NM State Assembly will be hosting a workshop on
October 3. Continuing education credit will be available to Nurses and
- Roundtable Discussion – Open
- Nisa asked if anything had
been heard from Student Services regarding the background check statement
we submitted to Dave Eppich. Oliver is still communicating with Dave’s
office on the status.