Institutional Planning Council 2016-2018
President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Chair
Dr. Ron Picard
Dr. Irene Rios-Knauf
Dr. Lisa Rodrigues-Doolabh
2016-2018 Steering Committee Membership (non-Cabinet members)
David Clough (or Faculty Senate Representative)
Levi Reynolds, SGA Secretary
Dr. Peter Angelastro
Committees of the IPC
Provost & Senior Dean James Troup, Chair
Academic Affairs- Kathy Taylor
Administration- Angela Moffat
Student Services - Bonnie Goulet
Institutional Research- Lisa Rodrigues-Doolabh
Responsive Academic Leadership and Programs
Dean Irene Rios-Knauf, Chair
Academic Affairs-Jaime Hammond
Administration- Neph Villanueva
Student Services- Susan Houlihan
Marketing- Tara Smith
Committee on Student Success
Dean Sarah Gager, Chair
Academic Affairs- Rob Sheftel
Administration- Antony Wormack
Student Services- Lisa Boyko
Human Resources- Kim Carolina
Committee on Environmental Scanning
Dean Waldemar Kostrzewa, Associate Dean Conal Larkin and Director Sydney Voghel-Ochs, co-chairs
Academic Affairs- Sandra Roosa
Administration- Deirdre D’Amore
Student Services- James Cousins
The Responsive Academic Leadership and Program committee guides the work on Strategic Goals Two and Three. The committee is currently focused on the following:
- Strengthen the academic advisement program
- Offer targeted professional development, including new hires
- Continue to implement Academic Master Plan
- Continue program reviews and implement recommendations.
The sub-committee is looking at how the various outcomes for Goal 2 (faculty advising, mentoring, visibility, professional development) and Goal 3 (program growth, completion rates, job placement, articulation agreements) are measured.
The Student Success guides the work on Strategic Goal One. The committee is currently focused on the following:
- Deepen the college-wide advising program.
- Assess and fine-tune first year learning communities.
- Redesign remedial and developmental course offerings.
Sarah Gager, Chair
Dean of Student Services
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies
Professor of Business Finance
Coordinator of Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety
The Institutional Effectiveness committee guides the work on Strategic Planning Goals Four and Five. The committee promotes, through a systematic approach, a culture of evidence that supports student learning and institutional effectiveness. The committee has three goals:
- promote that every department/unit develop a mission statement and identify goals and outcomes.
- ensure that every department/unit systematically assess its outcomes.
- ensure that every department/unit use results to develop strategies for improvement.
In AY 2009-2010, IE launched a major effort to institute assessment cycles (annual) in all primary administrative offices and departments at NVCC, beginning with an awareness/information campaign and multiple training sessions on conducting successful assessment.
Thirty-three college offices and departments completed assessment reports in the first year and that number has grown. IE reviewed these reports and provided feedback to the respective offices/departments. All reports were ranked as either “good,” “satisfactory,” or “needs improvement.”
The exercise is modeled after the NEASC exercise and calls for the writing of a mission statement, an accounting of what each office does, an assessment of strengths and weaknesses, and a projection of what improvements should be made.
In addition, each participant will assess how successfully last year’s projections were fulfilled. The subcommittee is also offering special one-on-one help to anyone who desires additional help in carrying out the exercise. This process has been continued each year.
Jim Troup, Chair
Provost and Senior Dean of Administration
Dean of Academic Affairs
Director of Admissions
Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Beautiful Idea grant recipients
Beautiful Idea Grant Awards are given to departments based on exemplary communications with our students; they must be clear, precise, informative, kind, and aesthetically pleasing and represent a student-centered approach. The winners are as follows:
2012-2013 Award Winner:
- Cashiers’ Office : $1,200
2011-2012 Award Winners:
- Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) : $3500
- Business Division : $1,500
- Cashiers’ office : $1,000
2010-2011 Award Winners:
- Behavioral and Social Sciences : $1,250
- Allied Health: $750
- Business Academic Division: $500
- Cashiers’ Office: $500
The Environmental Scanning Committee (eScan) supports the five goals of the NVCC Strategic Plan. eScan also supports the other committees of the Institutional Planning Committee (IPC). eScan considers and reports on current and future factors that influence the direction and goals of our organization.
eScan activities for 2014-2015:
From our discussion with Academic Affairs, our charge this year was to ask employers:
“How can we as a community college help you to build/improve your workforce?”
Environmental Scanning organized the 7 Industry Sector Series to connect with employers in the 7 sectors defined by the Board of Regents:
To support this goal, we have developed a series of community outreach events that bring together business and academia in the areas of Manufacturing, Information Technology, Bioscience, Energy, Financial Services, Allied Health, and Hospitality to establish a forum for the development of relevant curriculum that serves the needs of the employers in our service area and prepares our students to become successful professionals with rewarding careers.
In 2015, NVCC orchestrated summits on Information Technology and Allied Health, generating significant media coverage for the College and its community partners.
eScan activities for 2013-2014 included:
Wally Kostrzewa, Co-Chair
Dean of Community Engagement
Conal Larkin, Co-Chair
Associate Dean of Information Technology
Sydney Voghel-Ochs, Co-Chair
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Director of Financial Aid
Director of Distance Learning
Enrollment/Retention Specialist, STEM