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Oversight Committee

Membership

Oversight Committee Meeting Minutes 2015

 

  • The University Provost
  • Three faculty members, one of whom is the Faculty Association President or designee, all elected by the Faculty Association
  • Two Education Support Professionals (ESP), one of whom is the President of the Education Support Professional employees or his/her designee
  • Two elected members of the Administrative Professional (AP) employees
  • One Student elected by Student Government

Charge

  • To provide advice and counsel to the strategic committees as well as within the shared governance committee in order to help the committees perform optimally.
  • To conduct ongoing review of the structure and composition of all University committees, and to make recommendations regarding changes in structure or committee composition.
  • To review all recommendations for the creation of new University committees, both standing and ad hoc, and to make recommendations regarding their role and effect within the shared governance system.
  • To conduct an ongoing review and evaluation of the effectiveness of the shared governance system at all levels of the University and to propose adjustments or modifications suggested by this review.
  • To conduct an ongoing review of the effectiveness of communication of information within the shared governance system at all levels of the University and to make recommendations regarding methods to improve communication where necessary.
  • To communicate its deliberations and findings to the President and to the University community. 

Assessment Committee

Membership

  • Associate Provost for Assessment, Education and Graduate Studies, Chair
  • One dean selected by the provost
  • Two elected Administrative Professional employee
  • Two ESP employee selected by the ESP Executive Board
  • One faculty member elected from each University College
  • One member elected from the librarians, counselors and School of education faculty
  • Two Students selected by Student Government

Charge

  • Define "Assessment" for Lake Superior State University
  • In thought and action develop a “culture of assessment”to improve academic and institutional outcomes.
  • Incorporate the Six Fundamental Questions of the HLC into all promoted academic assessment activities
    • How are your stated learning outcomes appropriate to your mission, programs, and degrees?
    • What evidence do you have that students achieve your stated learning outcomes?
    • In what ways do you analyze and use evidence of student learning?
    • How do you ensure shared responsibility for assessment of student learning?
    • How do you evaluate and improve the effectiveness of your efforts to assess and improve student learning?
    • In what ways do you inform the public about what students learn—and how well they learn it?
  • Develop an academic review process at the levels of course & program, department & school, college, and university which will result in the improvement of student learning including:
    • Development of learning objectives and outcome measures which are effective, valid and reliable indicators of student achievement
    • Systematic and scheduled planning to report assessment activities. Reporting should be in a narrative format and discuss
    • the outcomes identified at the course and program level,
      • the assessment process used to provide evidence of student achievement
      • the feedback loop describing how the assessment data is reviewed and by whom
      • summary of changes made as a result of assessment
    • Providing assistance and professional development opportunities to achieve the above
  • Develop an operational support review process at the levels of unit and university which will result in the improvement of the student learning experiences, including:
    • Development of objectives and outcomes which are effective, valid and reliable indicators of operational support services
    • Systematic and scheduled format to report assessment activities. Reporting should be in a narrative format and discuss
      • the outcomes identified at the unit and university level
      • the assessment process used to provide evidence of achievement in service
      • the feedback loop describing how the assessment data is reviewed and by whom
      • summary of changes made as a result of assessment
    • Providing assistance and professional development opportunities to achieve the above
  • Assist the Provost in institutionalizing assessment
    • Common reports formats
    • Common storage for reports
    • Identification of documents to be archived
    • Development of dashboards for administrative review toward meeting goals

Health and Safety Committee

Membership

  • Two faculty members elected by the Faculty Association
  • Two ESP representatives chosen by the ESP executive board
  • Director of Public Safety
  • Physical Plant representative
  • Student Affairs/Housing representative
  • AP representative (Lab) Science lab manager
  • AP representative (Lab) Mechanical lab engineer
  • HR/Risk Management representative
  • Health Center representative
  • Counseling representative
  • Student Representative
  • Student Representative

Charge

  • The LSSU Safety committee will be known as The LSSU Health and Safety Committee. It will make recommendations to the Shared Government Oversight Committee on issues relating to the health, safety, and wellness of the university community. This Committee will be a chartered committee and will follow Lake Superior State University Shared Governance Bylaws
  • Respond to submitted issues concerning health and safety and make recommendations to SGOC for non-emergency matters, or report to public safety in the case of an emergency with an “After Action Report” to SGOC.
  • Review unresolved issues of safety inspections and make recommendations.
  • Develop the University Health & Safety Action Plan with the appropriate department or constituencies. Review this plan annually in order to make recommendations and revisions as necessary.
  • Review and recommend ongoing educational safety programs for the university community. Communicate with constituencies to gather and disseminate health and safety information

 

Infrastructure

Membership

  • Provost
  • Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Vice President for Finance
  • Representative of Physical Plant
  • Director of the Foundation
  • Director of Campus Life
  • Representative from the Registrars office
  • One Dean selected by the Provost’s Council
  • Two faculty members elected by the Faculty Association
  • Two staff members selected by the ESP Executive Board
  • Two elected Administrative Professionals
  • Two students elected by Student Government

 Charge

  • To review and recommend updates to the campus master plan on a periodic basis
  • To evaluate recommendations concerning campus facilities that may need renovation or repairs as well as the need for new facilities or modified use of existing facilities
  • To provide recommendations about renovation and repairs to campus facilities and infrastructure, including major technology components
  • To review all of these needs in light of the long range goals of the University
  • To communicate its deliberations and findings to the President and the University community by the timely posting of minutes to the Shared Governance website.

 

Strategic Planning and Budget

Membership

  • Two members of the President’s Cabinet, one of whom shall be the VP of Finance and the other selected by the President
  • One Dean selected by the Provost’s Council
  • One (1) faculty member elected from each of the university’s colleges
  • Two staff members selected by the ESP Executive board
  • Two elected Administrative Professional employee
  • Two student elected by Student Government

Charge

  • To participate in all aspects of strategic planning including:
    • Development of the university strategic plan
    • Assessment of the strategic plan
    • Periodic review and modification of the strategic plan
  • To conduct systematic reviews of expenditure and revenue needs.
  • To prioritize resource needs from all areas of the university. 
  • To communicate its deliberations and findings to the President and to the University community by the timely posting of minutes to the Shared Governance website.

University Policy and Procedure Committee

Membership

Charge

  • Works with Provost to address all issues related to improving quality of academic mission of University
  • Responsible for compiling all policies and procedures related to:
    • Student admission
    • Student scheduling
    • Student record
    • Other policies related to educational mission for current relevance and usage
  • Responsible for publishing all procedures and policies in a common and accessible place
  • Make recommendations concerning existing or new policies and procedures affecting academic area, including
    • Teaching
    • Learning
    • Academic integrity
    • Grading
    • Student
    • Scholarship
    • Academic advising
    • Training of academic advisors
    • Tutoring
    • Academic support
    • Academic standing
    • Admission
    • Resources for instructional and research support
    • Class scheduling

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