Glen Oaks Community College

Committees

Glen Oaks Community College operates under a shared governance model. Committees are the operating system of our institution. Our committees involve members from all areas within the institution and support the development and implementation of new ideas, improvements to support student success and provide an avenue for problem-solving. Our committees help organize some of the most important work on our campus.

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Standing College Committees

The Accessibility Committee is tasked with ensuring that the college complies with federal and state accessibility requirements. This includes physical and electronic accessibility.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the College’s Leadership team.

Membership: Adam Cloutier (CHAIR), Amy Young, Eric Connelly, Kevin Conner

The Calendar Committee reviews contractual language, local business and educational partner calendars, and holiday calendars to establish the academic calendar for the College.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees through the President.

Membership: Amy Young (CHAIR), Sara Birch, Candy Bohacz, Adam Cloutier, David Devier, Judy Fetch, Tonya Howden, Val Juergens (ex officio), Lester Keith, Steve Ryno, Jean Zimmerman, Diane Zinsmaster

The College Council is A representative body of the College whose purpose is to develop, align, and integrate planning processes to facilitate positive change and model continuous quality improvement with the following:

  • Help develop and provide oversight for the Strategic Plan
    • Identify, prioritize and coordinate specific strategies for implementation
    • Provide direction for the creation of Core Strategy Committees
    • Assess, coordinate, monitor, prioritize and adopt Core Strategy Committees
  • Monitor institutional effectiveness, accreditation, and quality improvement initiatives
  • Serve as a communication/recommendation body for the college and constituencies
  • Provide a forum for ideas and discussion without retribution

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the College’s Leadership team.

Membership: Anne Springsteen (Facilitator), Jennifer Dodson (Recorder), Kayla Bachinski, Lindsey Batten, Adam Cloutier, Evan Dembskey, David Devier, Judy Fetch, Amber Gerth, Michelle McNamara, Tonya Howden, Tammy Russell, Rachel Templin, Lauren Weiderman, Chad Worthington

The Curriculum Committee is responsible for reviewing courses and programs to ensure academic quality. The committee also reviews curriculum policies and procedures, makes recommendations, and assists with the implementation of these policies and procedures.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Michael Sandelin (CHAIR), Sara Birch, Adam Cloutier (non-voting member), Ben Fries, Madonna Jackson, Val Juergens (non-voting member), Tammy Russell (non-voting member), Christina Steele, Cheryl Schmitt, Chad Worthington, and Amy Young

The Faculty Credentialing Committee is an ad hoc committee created to establish academic policies and procedures around the hiring and credentialing of faculty. The committee reviews state and accreditation standards and develops practices to ensure we meet requirements and hire the best qualified faculty.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Adam Cloutier (CO-CHAIR), Madonna Jackson (CO-CHAIR), Jeff Hucko, Michael Northrop, Amy Young

The Guided Pathways Committee is a cross-sectional team developed to support the implementation of the Guided Pathways initiative at Glen Oaks.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the College’s Leadership team.

Membership: Adam Cloutier (CO-CHAIR), Tonya Howden (CO-CHAIR), Rebecca Burch, Jeff Hucko, Madonna Jackson, Tammy Russell, Cheryl Schmitt, Anne Springsteen, Amy Young

The purpose of this committee is to develop and implement ideas to help improve teaching and learning here at Glen Oaks Community College. The committee also takes on the work of carrying out projects or activities that the members propose, or as assigned by the Vice President of Academics.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Ren Hartung (CHAIR), Rebecca Burch, Adam Cloutier, Julie Cottin, Judy Fetch, Madonna Jackson, Trista Nelson, Michael Northrop, Steve Proefrock, Cheryl Schmitt, Leanne Steward

Members of the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee advise GOCC on incorporating principles of JEDI into its practices, policies, programs, and goals to create and sustain an inclusive and diverse campus community and to evaluate the effectiveness of the college’s practice toward that end.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the College Council.

Membership: Jamie Bennett-Yesh (CO-CHAIR), Trista Nelson (CO-CHAIR), Sara Boylan, Hannah Fries, Amber Gerth, Carson Grindel, Madonna Jackson, Michael Northrop, Yarice Rodriguez, Tammy Russell, Misty Sanderson, Carol Weatherford, James Breckenridge

The Online Learning Advisory Team assists with oversight of academic quality in online teaching and learning. The committee monitors student success data and regularly reviews online and hybrid courses for quality standards.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Ren Hartung (CHAIR), Adam Cloutier, Eric Connelly, Julie Cottin, Karen Goodman, Lester Keith, Tonya Miller, Trista Nelson, Michael Northrop, Cheryl Schmitt, Dawn Wood

The Perkins Committee reviews PROE results, reviews results from GOCC program reviews and receives feedback from faculty and advisory boards to recommend budget prioritizations for Perkins fund allocations.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Madonna Jackson (CHAIR), Alyse Bannister, Adam Cloutier, Jim Deroshia, Karen Goodman, Lori Hatfield, Jeff Hucko, Lester Keith, Tammy Russell, Christina Steele

In accordance with the Faculty Senate Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Professional Development Committee reviews full-time faculty requests for professional development funding and either approves activity requests or furnishes a reason for its denial.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the President through the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Reid Leaverton (CHAIR), Adam Cloutier, Lori Hatfield, Jeff Hucko, Madonna Jackson, Michelle McNamara, Steve Ryno, Brea Zuydwegt

The Program Review and Student Learning Assessment Committee establishes and implements the 5-year program review process and the annual student learning assessment processes for program and institutional learning outcomes. The committee provides guidance and oversight to academic departments in reviewing their programs and the assessment of student learning.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Rebecca Burch (CHAIR, VICE-CHAIR), Michael Northrop (VICE-CHAIR), Leanne Barnell, Pam Carrel, Adam Cloutier, Kevin Conner (CHAIR, SLAC), Ben Fries, Madonna Jackson, Tonya Miller, Steve Ryno, Tammy Russell, Christina Steele, Amy Young

The Strategic Enrollment Committee is a cross-departmental committee designed to make strategic recommendations, prioritize initiatives, and allocate resources and funding to achieve and maintain optimum recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of students. 

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the College’s Leadership team.

Membership: Tonya Howden (CO-CHAIR), Tammy Russell (CO-CHAIR), Adam Cloutier, David Devier, Ben Fries, Val Juergens, Sara Kohler, Rob Kuhlman, Bruce Zakrzewski, Jean Zimmerman

If you would like to learn more about these groups, see copies of the meeting minutes or make suggestions and recommendations for the groups to consider, please complete the Request Committee Information form.

Committees

Group of Latin American business people talking in a meeting at the office

Glen Oaks Community College operates under a shared governance model. Committees are the operating system of our institution. Our committees involve members from all areas within the institution and support the development and implementation of new ideas, improvements to support student success and provide an avenue for problem-solving. Our committees help organize some of the most important work on our campus.

Standing College Committees

The Accessibility Committee is tasked with ensuring that the college complies with federal and state accessibility requirements. This includes physical and electronic accessibility.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the College’s Leadership team.

Membership: Adam Cloutier (CHAIR), Amy Young, Eric Connelly, Kevin Conner

The Calendar Committee reviews contractual language, local business and educational partner calendars, and holiday calendars to establish the academic calendar for the College.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees through the President.

Membership: Amy Young (CHAIR), Sara Birch, Candy Bohacz, Adam Cloutier, David Devier, Judy Fetch, Tonya Howden, Val Juergens (ex officio), Lester Keith, Steve Ryno, Jean Zimmerman, Diane Zinsmaster

The College Council is A representative body of the College whose purpose is to develop, align, and integrate planning processes to facilitate positive change and model continuous quality improvement with the following:

  • Help develop and provide oversight for the Strategic Plan
    • Identify, prioritize and coordinate specific strategies for implementation
    • Provide direction for the creation of Core Strategy Committees
    • Assess, coordinate, monitor, prioritize and adopt Core Strategy Committees
  • Monitor institutional effectiveness, accreditation, and quality improvement initiatives
  • Serve as a communication/recommendation body for the college and constituencies
  • Provide a forum for ideas and discussion without retribution
Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the College’s Leadership team.

Membership: Anne Springsteen (Facilitator), Jennifer Dodson (Recorder), Kayla Bachinski, Lindsey Batten, Adam Cloutier, Evan Dembskey, David Devier, Judy Fetch, Amber Gerth, Michelle McNamara, Tonya Howden, Tammy Russell, Rachel Templin, Lauren Weiderman, Chad Worthington

The Curriculum Committee is responsible for reviewing courses and programs to ensure academic quality. The committee also reviews curriculum policies and procedures, makes recommendations, and assists with the implementation of these policies and procedures.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Michael Sandelin (CHAIR), Sara Birch, Adam Cloutier (non-voting member), Ben Fries, Madonna Jackson, Val Juergens (non-voting member), Tammy Russell (non-voting member), Christina Steele, Cheryl Schmitt, Chad Worthington, and Amy Young

The Faculty Credentialing Committee is an ad hoc committee created to establish academic policies and procedures around the hiring and credentialing of faculty. The committee reviews state and accreditation standards and develops practices to ensure we meet requirements and hire the best qualified faculty.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Adam Cloutier (CO-CHAIR), Madonna Jackson (CO-CHAIR), Jeff Hucko, Michael Northrop, Amy Young

The Guided Pathways Committee is a cross-sectional team developed to support the implementation of the Guided Pathways initiative at Glen Oaks.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the College’s Leadership team.

Membership: Adam Cloutier (CO-CHAIR), Tonya Howden (CO-CHAIR), Rebecca Burch, Jeff Hucko, Madonna Jackson, Tammy Russell, Cheryl Schmitt, Anne Springsteen, Amy Young

The purpose of this committee is to develop and implement ideas to help improve teaching and learning here at Glen Oaks Community College. The committee also takes on the work of carrying out projects or activities that the members propose, or as assigned by the Vice President of Academics.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Ren Hartung (CHAIR), Rebecca Burch, Adam Cloutier, Julie Cottin, Judy Fetch, Madonna Jackson, Trista Nelson, Michael Northrop, Steve Proefrock, Cheryl Schmitt, Leanne Steward

Members of the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee advise GOCC on incorporating principles of JEDI into its practices, policies, programs, and goals to create and sustain an inclusive and diverse campus community and to evaluate the effectiveness of the college’s practice toward that end.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the College Council.

Membership: Jamie Bennett-Yesh (CO-CHAIR), Trista Nelson (CO-CHAIR), Sara Boylan, Hannah Fries, Amber Gerth, Carson Grindel, Madonna Jackson, Michael Northrop, Yarice Rodriguez, Tammy Russell, Misty Sanderson, Carol Weatherford, James Breckenridge

The Online Learning Advisory Team assists with oversight of academic quality in online teaching and learning. The committee monitors student success data and regularly reviews online and hybrid courses for quality standards.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Ren Hartung (CHAIR), Adam Cloutier, Eric Connelly, Julie Cottin, Karen Goodman, Lester Keith, Tonya Miller, Trista Nelson, Michael Northrop, Cheryl Schmitt, Dawn Wood

The Perkins Committee reviews PROE results, reviews results from GOCC program reviews and receives feedback from faculty and advisory boards to recommend budget prioritizations for Perkins fund allocations.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Madonna Jackson (CHAIR), Alyse Bannister, Adam Cloutier, Jim Deroshia, Karen Goodman, Lori Hatfield, Jeff Hucko, Lester Keith, Tammy Russell, Christina Steele

In accordance with the Faculty Senate Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Professional Development Committee reviews full-time faculty requests for professional development funding and either approves activity requests or furnishes a reason for its denial.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the President through the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Reid Leaverton (CHAIR), Adam Cloutier, Lori Hatfield, Jeff Hucko, Madonna Jackson, Michelle McNamara, Steve Ryno, Brea Zuydwegt

The Program Review and Student Learning Assessment Committee establishes and implements the 5-year program review process and the annual student learning assessment processes for program and institutional learning outcomes. The committee provides guidance and oversight to academic departments in reviewing their programs and the assessment of student learning.

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the Vice President of Academics.

Membership: Rebecca Burch (CHAIR, VICE-CHAIR), Michael Northrop (VICE-CHAIR), Leanne Barnell, Pam Carrel, Adam Cloutier, Kevin Conner (CHAIR, SLAC), Ben Fries, Madonna Jackson, Tonya Miller, Steve Ryno, Tammy Russell, Christina Steele, Amy Young

The Strategic Enrollment Committee is a cross-departmental committee designed to make strategic recommendations, prioritize initiatives, and allocate resources and funding to achieve and maintain optimum recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of students. 

Reporting: This committee makes recommendations to the College’s Leadership team.

Membership: Tonya Howden (CO-CHAIR), Tammy Russell (CO-CHAIR), Adam Cloutier, David Devier, Ben Fries, Val Juergens, Sara Kohler, Rob Kuhlman, Bruce Zakrzewski, Jean Zimmerman

If you would like to learn more about these groups, see copies of the meeting minutes or make suggestions and recommendations for the groups to consider, please complete the Request Committee Information form.