2:00 P.M., April 9, 2014
President's Conference Room
Members Present: Akins, Bashaw, Beran, Cass, Cobler, Di Leo, Faulk, Ferguson, Lambert, Litton, Mehan, Olukoya, Rice, Rutzen, Smith, Tart, Thomas, Walyuchow and Alcorn
Absent: Dahlstrom, Niroomand, Salazar
Representatives: Lori Williamson, Library
Guest: Dr. Jill Fox
--Dr. Cass made a motion to approve the minutes of March 9, 2014 and Mr. Faulk seconded the motion with minor changes. Dr. Thomas noted the Enrollment Updates verbiage needed to be reworded.
- SACS Visit
Acting President Wayne Beran started the meeting with the announcement, that the SACS visit was a success and the exit interview went great. Dr. Jill Fox, Director of Assessment, announced the committee only had one finding out of 119 standards. Provost Cass said he had never seen an institution get one recommendation. The finding he was referring to deals with staff credentialing. Provost Cass said this is not a major issue and he doesn’t think we will have to have a follow-up report. The next step in this process is that the university will receive the draft report of the visiting team. Once received, any changes that need to be made will be done at that time and will be sent to SACS by September 9. UHV should receive official notice of re-accreditation following the December SACSCOC meeting.
Provost Cass said he took the SACS visiting team to the UHSL and the UHSCR campuses where QEP signs were posted. He said the team members were pleased that we had included all sites. The visiting team members found gift baskets when they arrived in Victoria. He thanked Jill Fox and Pam Solomon for their work on the baskets. He reported the team members were very positive about our students; and thanked Moses Olukoya for his part in arranging student meetings for our guests. Provost Cass said the QEP meeting held in the Living and Learning Commons went very well and they complimented UHV on the “very positive approach.” Provost Cass closed by thanking Dr. Mehan and Dr. Fox for the wonderful work they did on the Assessment Plan and thanking everyone that helped in the SACS review process.
Dr. Fox said IT had everything working flawlessly for team members at the hotel and the IT support team was on top of everything. She thanked Facilities for taking care of all the last minute details and thanked everyone for their help and support.
Dr. Mehan said the QEP was three years in the making. He said he felt the committee was responsive to the slide show in that they asked questions as he went through the report. He said the team liked the approach UHV was taking.
Acting President Beran said the Co-Chair of the Committee, Dr. Hallman, said he’d never been in a place where everyone knew the mission and directions the university was going. He said also, that UHV has a great team and that everybody was working in the same direction. Mr. Beran complimented Dr. Fox by saying the Focus Report prepared by Dr. Fox was so well done that when the SACS visiting team arrived, they didn’t arrive looking for issues because their questions were already answered. Mr. Beran closed the meeting by announcing that we will have an interim in place by April 21.
Meeting was adjourned at 2:50 p.m.
Submitted by: Kathy Walton
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