School of Health Sciences
School Meeting Agenda
Thursday, October 22, 2009
- Advising and Counseling
Center (ACC) Update – Stacey Bradley
- October is Advising Month.
Degree seeking students should be making an appointment to see their
Advisor so they can get their hold released and register for spring
- ACC has developed a web
video to help students remember how to use Web Advisor.
- New Student Orientation is
Dec 8, 10 and 16. The dates have been posted on the ACC web page.
- If your department has made
any program changes, please contact the ACC to schedule a meeting. This
will alleviate any confusion when they are advising students.
- Behavior Intervention Team
(BIT) – Ken Kernagis
- The BIT was formed to
develop a better method for providing assistance to troubled students.
- On the ACC web page there is
a link that leads to a page with all forms, FAQs, and protocols for
assisting a student or alerting the ACC.
- The new reporting system
will allow for better tracking and follow up. Patterns of behavior will
now be more evident so the proper steps can be taken to intervene.
- There is also a section
addressing protocols for when an underage student admits they are being
- What about Online students
that are distressed or threaten suicide? The ACC can assist online
students to a certain extent. If a suicide threat is made, the ACC can
take steps to contact law enforcement in the student’s area.
- Updates from the Dean/LLT
- Budget Update
The current financial climate in
New Mexico will affect SJC. There will be cuts but we are not sure when. Oliver
encouraged everyone to submit any ideas for cutting costs. There have already
been some great ideas that have been put into practice by Administration.
- LLT Initiative Feedback
Feedback due to
Mari on or before Oct 30th. Oliver will email the updated list to
everyone after the meeting. Not
all of the initiatives apply to our programs, but the staff and faulty are
still encouraged to submit ideas on how to apply all of the initiatives.
- Assessment Committee Update –
- CSLOs – The Committee will
be continuing this project next semester. Requests for artifacts will be
coming in the next four to five months.
- Department Action Plans –
Each department is encouraged to put together a new action plan. The plan
can cover a specific track in the department or the entire department.
- Health Sciences Newsletter
- The October Newsletter was
- Department Updates
- The students will be headed to Albuquerque for the
Annual Dental Hygiene Scientific Session October 29-31.
- The new equipment recently received is being installed.
- Carroll has just returned from the National Convention.
She shared a few of the major changes announced that will affect licensure
and credentialing testing.
- The department has submitted a application to receive
stimulus money geared toward the development of Electronic Health
- Mary is working on the last few steps in her application
for accreditation process.
- The class graduating in December has designed their own
pin for their ceremony.
- Applications are going out for the second MLT class.
- Applications for the Fall 2010 class are going out.
- Nisa is in Albuquerque at a NM Board of Nursing meeting.
She will be presenting the department’s recent curriculum changes.
- Five students will be going with Amy Cooper to the APTA
conference in Colorado Springs.
- The new Records Clerk V will be starting the first part
- The Online students will be here November 6-21.
- Track I currently has seventeen students and nineteen
students will be graduating in December.
- Physical Education
- Bev was out sick, nothing to report.
- Simulation Center/Respiratory
- Henry has been moved to full-time Respiratory Director.
The Simulation Center Director position will be posted shortly.
- John Kirkpatrick, the new Clinical Coordinator, is
already busy securing clinical sites for the first class starting in
- Indian Health Services has adjusted their clinical
contracts to include all IHS hospitals. Our students will no longer be
restricted to just Northern Navajo Medical Center for clinicals.
- SJRMC has asked to borrow the ventilators donated to us
for this year’s flu season. They are also working on a proposal to
provide six scholarships for out top six Respiratory students.
- Surgical Tech
- Kristy will be returning part-time on October 26th.
She is recovering nicely from her surgery.
- Eleven students will be graduating in December.
- Interviews are scheduled for October 26-28 for the new
- Roundtable Discussion – Open