Community Advisory Minutes Tuesday, December 15, 2015
AttendeesDon Adams (absent), Tom Brown, Alan Garey (absent), Stephan Herman (absent), Grant Jorgensen (absent), Mike Kelly (absent), Gilbert Larsen (absent), Ted Lashley, Kert McKeone (absent), Tyre Nelson (absent), Marilyn Pilcher, Stan Pilcher (absent), Barb Scharf, Doug Schultz (absent), Bob Willis (absent), Ron Rosati, Jennifer McConville (absent), Kathy Burr (absent), Catherine Hauptman (recorder), Kim Mortensen (absent)
The NCTA Community Advisory meeting was called to order at 12:05 P.M. with the above referenced individuals in attendance.
- Dr. Ron Rosati welcomed everyone to the meeting.
APPROVE THE COMMUNITY ADVISORY MINUTES FROM THE 9/8/2015 MEETING
- Barb Scharf moved to accept the minutes as written, Marilyn second, motion carried. Minutes were approved.
50TH ANNIVERSARY REVIEW
- NCTA celebrated 50 years as a college on November 13, 2015. Stan Matzke was the keynote speaker. Events of the day were discussed.
- All the deans were back for the celebration except Dr. Woodburn.
- Each of the community members was given a commemorative blanket and booklet from the 50-year celebration.
NEW CERTIFICATE APPROVALS
- Two academic certificates for agricultural welding and agricultural chemical application have been approved by the Nebraska Coordinating Commission on Post-Secondary Education.
- Dr. Rosati discussed the budget and reported it is in good shape. The state appropriations received are very helpful in addressing faculty salary equity.
- Barb Scharf offered more help if needed in talking with state senators and expressed thankfulness to Dr. Rosati and his great presentation to the Board of Regents.
- NCTA will host a national accreditation team to campus the end of March. The reviewers visit campus once every seven years.
- Catherine will resend notice to the community advisory council encouraging them to submit third-party letters to the Higher Learning Commission for the affirmation of accreditation.
- Traffic flow on campus will be changing a bit with some road closings. Also Dr. Rosati informed the community advisory that firearms are prohibited on campus. Even with a conceal-to-carry permit, a user may not bring a firearm onto University property.
- NCTA students and campus community will be participating in the Curtis Hometown Christmas activities beginning at 4 p.m. this evening. The various events were discussed.
DASAS AND AMBIANCE COUNSELING ON CAMPUS
- A Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault Services advocate is at NCTA campus each Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm. Services are open to the community.
- Ambience Counseling is on campus once a month beginning Jan. 15. They will serve our NCTA students, faculty, staff, and community members.
- Catherine will ensure the Sheriff’s Office and the Curtis Medical Clinic know that these services are available at campus.
- Scott Mickelsen has resigned from NCTA effective the end of the year. The position of associate dean will not be filled. Dr. Rosati said NCTA appreciates Scott’s service and commitment to our students.
NCTA OFFICES CLOSED
- All NCTA and University system offices are closed from December 24 to January 1, 2016.
ISSUES FROM THE FLOOR
- No issues at this time.
- No other business at this time
The meeting adjourned at 12:50 PM. The next meeting will be Wednesday February 17th at 12pm.