Councils and Committees

In an effort to increase college communication and engagement among its employees, Northeast Lakeview College has several councils and committees each with its own charge and goal.

Academic Integrity Committee

Charge/Goal: Sits as a hearing board and makes recommendations for the resolution of student cases related to academic improprieties.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: The Chief Academic Success Officer activates the Academic Integrity Panel. Members are drawn from the Academic Integrity Committee from which five members can be asked to serve when needed. The Academic Integrity Committee shall consist of a pool of members (8 -12) that shall include: 4-6 Full-time Faculty members; 1 Adjunct faculty volunteer; 2-3 members of the Professional Staff; 2-3 members of the student body.

Executive Liaison: Will Fanning, Dean for Academic Success

Contact:          Chair: Jin Ha, 210-486-5210, jha1@alamo.edu

Current membership:

Full-time Faculty members:
Jin Ha

Karla Kosub
Victoria Rogers

Mark Sadler 

Professional Staff members:
Julie Kirkland-Poirier

Bobbie Myatt

Robert Vaughn

Student Body members:
Student Reps — Renee Ramirez

Adjunct faculty volunteer:
Kathryn King

Academic Leadership Council

Charge/Goal: The Academic Leadership Council is a standing council of senior academic leaders and functions primarily to help determine strategic direction and logistical efficiency for academic success and to facilitate communication on these issues among the faculty and with administration. As a council, it services both an advisory and joint decision-making role. Generally, its actions are carried out through its members in their roles as Divisions Chairs or other positions, or through recommendations made to other entities.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: Vice President for Academic Success, Deans of Academic Success, President of Faculty Senate, academic Division Chairs, and representatives from the academic support areas, the specialist who works most directly with the materials, reports, and issues related to academic success, and any other individual(s) deemed beneficial to the work of the Council.

The Academic Leadership Council follows a consensus-based decision making model.

Executive Liaison: Dr. Laura Sanchez, Vice President for Academic Success

Contact:    Chair, Dr. Laura Sanchez, 210-486-5291, lsanchez481@alamo.edu

Current membership:

Vice President for Academic Success — Dr. Laura Sanchez

Dean for Academic Success — Tammy Perez

Dean for Academic Success— Dr. Chantae Recasner

Dean for Academic Success — Will Fanning

President of Faculty Senate — Karla Kosub

Chair, Business, Communication, Humanities, and Psychology —Denise Menchaca (Interim)

Chair, English and Education — Jason Malcolm

Chair, Fine and Performing Arts — Kathy Mayer

Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science — Allen Miller

Chair, Natural Sciences and Kinesiology — Neil McCrary

Chair, Social Sciences — Jeff Hassmann

Academic Support Specialist – Tara Daugherty

Academic Support Coordinator – Daisy Carmona

Academic Program Coordinator – Lia Moore-Lamm

Instructional Designer – Bobbie Myatt

Academic Program Coordinator – Regina Horne-Espree

Dual Credit Liaison - Anetia Ports

Director of Library Services – Victoria Hart

Academic Standards and Curriculum Council

Charge/Goal: Facilitate and process proposed changes in academic regulations related to the earning of credit and degrees at NLC, facilitate and process proposed curriculum changes for NLC, support discipline leads in the alignment of SLOs for all core courses with District and THECB and continued support with curriculum efforts.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: Each division will have two representatives on the Academic Standards and Curriculum Committee: the Division Chair and an elected representative (to serve two years), student services and workforce will also have representation

Executive Liaison: Dr. Laura Sanchez, Vice President for Academic Success

Contact:    Chair: Dr. Jeff Hassmann, 210-486-5203, jhassmann@alamo.edu
Co-Chair Tara Daugherty, 210-486-5359, tdaugherty@alamo.edu

Current membership:

Academic Division Representative (SCIK) - Wes Adams

Academic Division Representative (MCS) - Frank Maldonado

Academic Division Representative (FPA) – James Miller

Academic Division Representative (EE) - vacant

Academic Division Representative (SS) - Robert Yowell

Academic Division Representative (BCHP) - Mark Sadler

Academic Unit Representative (LIBR) – Brandt Van Unen

Academic Division Chair (BCHP) – Denise Menchaca (Interim)

Academic Division Chair (EE)—Jason Malcolm

Academic Division Chair (FPA)—Kathy Mayer

Academic Division Chair (SCIK)—Neil McCrary

Academic Division Chair (MCS)—Allen Miller

Academic Division Chair (SS)—Jeff Hassmann

Non-voting ex officio:

Vice President for Academic Success – Laura Sanchez

Dean for Academic Success - William Fanning

Dean for Academic Success – Tammy Perez

Dean for Academic Success – Dr. Chantae Recasner

Int. Dean of Student Success – Julie Kirkland-Poirier

Coordinator of Academic Assessment - Robert Yowell

Associate Director of Admissions & Records – David Wessler

Academic Support Specialist – Tara  Daugherty

Student Success Advisor – Julie Kirkland-Poirier

ACCC representation:

Jeff Hassmann

Denise Menchaca

Allen Miller

Laura Sanchez

Academic Support Advisory Council

Charge/Goal: The Northeast Lakeview College Academic Support Advisory Council functions as an advisor to the Dean of Learning Resources regarding support and services of information literacy and student research, collection and resources development, all library services and programs, support and development of faculty in using instructional technology through the programs and services of the Instructional Innovation Center, and the programs and services of the Academic Tutoring and Testing Centers. Advisory Council members function as liaisons from their respective areas to the Division of Learning Resources and from the division back to their respective areas. The structure of this committee is representation from all academic divisions, student support, college services, and chaired by the Dean of Learning Resources. This Advisory Council works closely with the Distance Learning Advisory Committee in providing robust divisional support.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: Full-time faculty representative from each division, 1 Adjunct faculty volunteer, student support division, college services division; Academic Support Center Coordinator

Executive Liaison: Dr. Laura Sanchez, Vice President for Academic Success

Contact:    Chair: Dr. Chantae Recasner, Dean for Academic Success, 210-486-5387

Current membership:

Full-time faculty representatives:
Karl Frey (FPA)
Sabrina Hammel (SS)
Allen Miller (MCS)
Lisa Erwin (SCIK)
Victoria Hart (LIBR)
Martha Vargas (MCS)
Daisy Carmona (EE)
Archie Wortham (BCHP)

Student Success Representative:
Julie Kirkland Poirier

College Services Representative:
Patrick Murray

Academic Support Center Coordinator - vacant

Adjunct faculty volunteer— vacant

Academic Program Coordinator  - Lia Moore-Lamm

Renee Higgins

Adjunct Faculty Council

Charge/Goal:

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal:

Membership Roles & Terms: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer

Executive Liaison: Dr. Veronica Garcia {attendance not required}

Contact:    President, Susan Cotellesse, scotellesse@alamo.edu
Vice President, Helen Terry, hterry4@alamo.edu
Secretary/Treasurer, vacant

Current Membership:

Given the relatively temporary nature of adjuncts, adjuncts representatives will be replaced/renewed on an annual basis (or semester when needed). If it is necessary to cap service on a committee at three years, the Council will do so accordingly.

College Council

Charge/Goal:  COMMUNICATE, COLLABORATE, CONNECT!  To work toward maintaining a culture of collegiality, open communication, and professional excellence.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1, 2, 3

Membership Roles & Terms: President, Vice President of College Services, Vice President for Student Success, Vice President for Academic Success, 3 Deans for Academic Success, Dean for Student Success, Director of Public Relations, Director of Institutional Research, Faculty Senate Representative, Adjunct Faculty Representative, Staff Senate Representative, Chair Representative, College Services Directors and Student Success Directors

Executive Liaison: Dr. Veronica Garcia, President

Contact:    Sylvia Davis, Administrative Assistant, Office of the President, 210-486-5230, sdavis210@alamo.edu

Current membership:

Phillip Hicks, Interim Director of Advising

Ken Bray, Director of Information and Communication Technology

Susan Cotellesse, Adjunct Faculty Council President

Dr. Tangila Dove, Interim VP of Student Success

Will Fanning, Dean for Academic Success

Tracy Floyd, Director for Student Success

Martin Fortner, Director IR

Dr. Veronica Garcia, President

Shayne West, Interim VP for College Services

Jeff Hassmann, Academic Division Chair

Phillip Hicks, Director HS Programs

John Jacobs, Director SDLA

Karla Kosub, Faculty Senate President

Kathleen Labus, Director PR

Javier Leal, Staff Senate President

Jason Malcolm, Academic Division Chair

Kathy Mayer, Academic Division Chair

Denise Menchaca, Interim Academic Division Chair

Neil McCrary, Academic Division Chair

Allen Miller, Academic Division Chair            

Patrick Murray, Director Grants & Development

Tammy Perez, Dean for Academic Success

Dr. Chantae Recasner, Dean for Academic Success 

Julie Kirkland-Poirier, Interim Dean for Student Success

Dr. Laura Sanchez, VP for Academic Success

David Wessler, Director of Admissions

Victoria Hart, Director of Library Services

Dean’s Faculty Advisory Board

Charge/Goal: Provides a forum by which Faculty may address concerns directly to the Dean and by which the Dean may solicit advice on academic affairs

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms:Dean for Academic Success, any faculty (regular and adjunct) who wish to participate.

Executive Liaison: Dr. Laura Sanchez, Vice President for Academic Success

Contact:    Chair, Tammy Perez, Interim Dean for Academic Success, 210-486-5794, tperez@alamo.edu

Current membership:

Dr. Erica Cain

Dr. Jay Chen

Caroline Davis

Dr. Dollie Hudspeth

Matt Mendicino

Linda Plevak

Dr. Orville Villanueva

Ex officio:

Tammy Perez

Dean’s Student Advisory Board

Charge/Goal: Provides a forum by which students may address concerns directly to the Dean and by which the Dean may solicit advice on academic affairs

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership (roles rather than names): Dean for Academic Success, any students who wish to participate (invitation is issued through Phi Theta Kappa and Student Government officers)

Executive Liaison: Dr. Laura Sanchez, Vice President for Academic Success

Contact:    Chair, Tammy Perez, Interim Dean for Academic Success, 210-486-5794, tperez@alamo.edu

Current Membership:

Phi Theta Kappa officers

Student Government officers

Other student(s) (varies)

Ex officio:

Tammy Perez

Distance Learning Advisory Council

Charge/Goal: The Northeast Lakeview College Distance Learning Support Advisory Council functions as an advisor to the Dean for Academic Success regarding support for students, staff, and faculty in Distance Learning courses and programs.  This advisory represents the interests of faculty and students in distance learning. Advisory Council members help in the establishment of programs and standards for the distance learning program. Advisory Council members function as liaisons from their respective areas to the Division of Learning Resources and from the division back to their respective areas. The structure of this committee has representation from all academic divisions*, student support, and college services, and is chaired by the Dean for Academic Success. This Advisory Council works closely with the Academic Support Advisory Committee in providing robust divisional support.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1, 2, 3

Membership Roles & Terms:

Executive Liaison:       Dr. Chantae Recasner, Dean for Academic Success

Contact:                      Chair:  vacant

Current membership:

Full-time faculty representative from each division with the above specifications:
Jianyue Chen (SS)
Jennifer Holmquist (SS)

Zakia Ibaroudene (MCS)
Susan Kazen (SCIK)
Lisa Erwin (SCIK)

Suzanne Stewart (SciKi)

Denise Stallins (EE)
Mike McDowell (BCHP)

James Miller (FPA)
Brandt Van Unen (LIBR)

IT representation:  Alex Chapa

Student Services Representative:  Michael Glade - Advisor

DL Program Coordinator:   Lia Moore-Lamm

Instructional Designer:  Amy Grant

Additional membership:

Janet Clakley                          

Victoria Hart                          

Robert Vaughn

DSS Advisory Council

Charge/Goal: To ensure that all areas/departments have awareness of Disability Support Services and the basic procedures and to ensure equal access to all students who are eligible for Disability Services.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: Full-time faculty from Math, English, Psychology and Gov’t departments, 1 Adjunct faculty volunteer, Director of Tutoring Center, Veteran’s Administration Rep, JECA Advisor, an Academic Advisor, Student Rep. Length of Term is two years.

Meeting Schedule: The DSS Advisory Council meets on an as-need basis, generally one or two times per semester.

Agendas and Minutes:

Executive Liaison: Dr. Tangila Dove, Interim Vice President for Student Success

Contact:    Faye Hallford, LCSW, Professional Counselor, 210-486-5487, nlc-dsscounsel@alamo.edu

DSS Mission Statement: DSS seeks to increase the success of students with disabilities by providing access to all college functions; implementing adaptive technologies that support enhanced learning; and providing accommodations for a multitude of physical, auditory, visual, learning and psychological disabilities.

Current Membership:

Cristella Diaz—Math

Jennifer Riske—English

Mohsen Omar—Government

Faculty representative - Psychology

Rosalinda Almanza-Martinez

Faye Hallford—Disability Support

Victoria Hart- Director of Library Services

Brandt Van Unen - Library

vacant—Adjunct faculty

Tracy Floyd

Philip Hicks – HS Programs

Ofelia Garcia - Advisor

Rebecca Teniente

Student Rep—tbd

Emergency Management Committee

Charge/Goal: Members of the Incident Command System (ICS) whose role is to effectively manage crises by responding using the national standardized structure and workflow. Funded: 115001-850015-5010

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1, 2, 3

Membership Roles & Terms:  Emergency response teams must be three deep for each position:

  1. Emergency Response Team Manager (ERT Manager):Vice President of College Service and to appointed members the IC is solely responsible (within the confines of his or her authority) for establishing incident objectives and strategies. The IC is directly responsible for ensuring that all functional area activities are directed toward accomplishment of the strategy.
  2. Public Information Officer (PIO): The Public Information Officer is responsible for interfacing with the public and media and/or with other agencies with incident-related information requirements.
  3. Safety Officer: The Safety Officer monitors incident operations and advises the IC on all matters relating to operational safety, including the health and safety of emergency responder personnel.
  4. Liaison Officer: The Liaison Officer is Incident Command’s point of contact for representatives of other governmental agencies, NGOs, and the private sector (with no jurisdiction or legal authority) to provide input on their agency’s policies, resource availability, and other incident-related matters.
  5. Operations Section Chief: This person is responsible for all tactical activities focused on reducing the immediate hazard, saving lives and property, establishing situational control, and restoring normal operations.
  6. Planning Section Chief: The Planning Section Chief collects, evaluates, and disseminates incident situation information and intelligence to the IC and incident management personnel.
  7. Logistics Section Chief: The Logistics Section Chief is responsible for all service support requirements needed to facilitate effective and efficient incident management, including ordering resources from off-incident locations.
  8. Finance/Administration Section Chief: A Finance/Administration Section is established when the incident management activities require on-scene or incident-specific finance and other administrative support services

Executive Liaison: Shayne West, Interim Vice President of College Services

Contact:    Shayne West, Interim Vice President of College Services,

Kathleen Labus, co-chair, College Director of Public Relations, 210-486-5470, kjohnson-hodge@alamo.edu

Employee Development Planning Committee

Charge/Goal: Works with the NLC President and Vice Presidents in the identification and development of professional development (PD) priorities and activities that advance NLC’s Mission, Institutional Goals and Strategic Plan. The overall PD Committee (lead by one PD co-Chair) investigates and plans on-campus PD opportunities for faculty, staff, and specialized populations. Funded: 115001 850014 5010 (to include Wellness)

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 2

Membership Roles & Terms: Faculty (one from each academic division if possible, selected by division faculty or a minimum of six faculty representatives); Classified (one from each Vice Presidential area, selected by the classified employees); Professional (one from each Vice Presidential area, selected by the professional employees); Administrative (one representative selected by the President)

Executive Liaison: Dr. Veronica Garcia, President {attendance not required}

Contact:    Chair:Kathleen Labus, College Director of Public Relations, 210-486-5470, kjohnson-hodge@alamo.edu
Co-chair: Brandon Gillespie, 210-486-5295, bgillespie3@alamo.edu

                    Co-chair:  Vacant

Current membership:

Faculty

Academic Division representative (BCHP)—Brandon Gillespie

Academic Division representative (EE)— Anetia Ports

Academic Division representative (SS)—Carmen Reyes Johnson

Academic Division representative (SCIK)—Megan Grimsley

Academic Division representative (MCS)— Jin Ha

Academic Division representative (FPA)—Karl Frey

Instructional Designer - Bobbie Myatt

Student Success representative  - Brandi Solar

Student Success representative  - Chastity Richmond

Classified

vacant (SS)

vacant (AS)

Vanessa Mayfield (CS)

Professional

Vacant (SS)

Les Germer (CS)

 Vacant (AS)

Administrative

Kathleen Labus

Grants Advisory Council

Charge/Goal: Review grant funding opportunities for which Northeast Lakeview College is eligible to apply. Provide input on possible projects within their areas for which grant funding might be a resource.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1, 2, 3

Membership Roles & Terms: Representation will be solicited from College Services, Student Success, and Academic Success. At least three from Academic Success, mainly faculty.

Executive Liaison:       Shayne West, Interim Vice President of College Services

Contact:    Chair: Patrick Murray, 210-486-5396, pmurray9@alamo.edu

Current membership:

Academic Success

Anthony Andrade (3rd year of two-year term)

Carol Bernard (3rd year of a three-year term)

College Services

Ken Bray (4th year of a three‐year term)

Marty Fortner (1st year of two‐year term)

Student Success

Cordelia Jackson (3rd year of two‐year term)

Alex Araiza (2nd year of a one‐year term)

Green Team Sub-Committee to History and Heritage Committee

Charge/Goal: Provides leadership in ensuring that NLC remains and grows as a “Green and Clean” institution.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1, 2, 3

Membership Roles & Terms: Cross college membership of faculty and staff from each division, 1 Adjunct faculty volunteer

Executive Liaison: Shayne West, Interim Vice President for College Services

Chair:  

Current membership:

Rosalinda Almanza-Martinez

Hollie Cardenas

Don Carrington 

Karl Frey

Angela Fondren

Rodolfo Fuentes

Jasmyne Graybill

Norma Gutierrez

Bobbie Myatt

Faye Hallford 

Debbie Kyrouac

Jennifer Marks

Delissa Perez

History and Heritage Committee

Charge/Goal: Recommends and participates in college activities related to the celebration of significant historical and cultural events that reflect our college community’s diversity.

Funded: 115001-850016-5010

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1, 2, 3

Membership Roles & Terms: Chair and Co-Chair, Sub-Committee Chairs as needed, (includes ex-officio members and may include students and interested part-time instructors); Ex-Officio: Kathleen Labus

Executive Liaison: Dr. Laura Sanchez, Vice President for Academic Success {attendance not required}

Contact:    Co-Chair: Javier Leal, 210-486-5628, jleal118@alamo.edu

                    Co-Chair: Judah Leggett, 210-486-5233, jleggett1@alamo.edu

 

Current membership:

 

Rosalinda Almanza-Martinez

Don Carrington

Lisa Fritschle

Jeff Hassmann

Javier Leal

James Miller

Judah Leggett

Adam Sauceda

Archie Wortham

Crystal Willis-Cortinas

Jennifer Holmquist

Green team rep:

Ex-officio:

Kathleen Labus

Honors Advisory Committee

Charge/Goal: Works with the Director of Honors (TBA) in the development and operation of a vibrant and meaningful Honors program.

Funded: 115001-852010-3010

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: Historically there have been 8 members of this committee, at least one of which was a staff member (usually an advisor). The faculty members that made up the rest of the committee were appointed during the committee selection process. One restriction that was placed by the role of the committee was that one could not be on the committee and sponsor an honors project. Members serve 2 year terms, which may be re-upped once, before a 2 year break before member may serve again.

Meeting Schedule: This committee meets 4 times a year, schedule varies due to member availability.

Agendas and Minutes: https://alamo.instructure.com/courses/1137517

Executive Liaison: Tammy Perez, Dean for Academic Success

Contact:    Co-Chair: Robert Yowell

Current membership:

Faculty members:

Sara Etchison

Sabrina Hammel

Mohsen Omar

Robert Yowell

Angela Hager

Renee Higgins

Jeff Hassmann

Staff member (usually an advisor):
Ashleigh DuBois

Ex officio:
Regina Horne-Espree

Laura Farias

International Education Committee

Charge/Goal: Works with the District Director of International Education Programs to advocate international education opportunities for NLC students, faculty and staff.

Funded: 115001-852008-3010

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: Chair, Co-Chair, faculty and staff members, 1 Adjunct faculty volunteer, Ex-Officio: Dean for Academic Success, Academic Program Coordinator

Executive Liaison: Tammy Perez, Dean for Academic Success

Contact:          Chair: Ofelia Garcia

Current membership:

Cheyenne Adams

Caroline Davis

Cristella Diaz

Ofelia Garcia

Mohsen Omar

Silvia Zecca

Ex officio:

Tammy Perez

Regina Horne-Espree

JECA Cabinet

Charge/Goal:

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: VPSS, VPAS, DAS, 1 faculty, 1 Student Success representative, 3 JECA representatives

Meeting Schedule: JECA Cabinet meets the first and third Thursday of each month. Members serve for as long as they are in their positions.

Agendas and Minutes: Agendas and Minutes are shared with the team via One Drive

Executive Liaison: Dr. Laura Sanchez, Vice President for Academic Success

Contact:    Anetia Ports, JECA Cabinet Chair, 210-486-5272, aports@alamo.edu

Current membership:

Anetia Ports, JECA Faculty Coordinator

Dr. Laura Sanchez

Dr. Tangila Dove

Tammy Perez

Will Fanning

Dr. Chantae Recasner

Denise Menchaca, Department chair

Vacant, JECA SS rep

Phillip Hicks, Dir. HS programs

Dr. Josie Juarez, JISD

Erik Sanchez, JISD

Dr. Nellie Cantu, JISD

Gracie De Andra, JISD ECHS Coordinator

JECA Crisis Team—Sub-Committee to Emergency Management Committee

Charge/Goal:

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1, 2, 3

Membership Roles & Terms: VPAS, DAS, VPCS, 1 faculty, 2 College Services representatives, 1 NLC Security, 1 District Security, 1 JISD Security, JECA Principal. Members serve as long as they are in their positions.

Meeting Schedule: JECA Crisis team meets one-to-three times each semester.

Agendas and Minutes: Agendas and Minutes are shared at meetings.

Executive Liaison: Shayne West, Interim Vice President College Services

Contact:    Anetia Ports, JECA Liaison, 210-486-5272, aports@alamo.edu


Current membership:

Anetia Ports, Chair, JECA/NLC Crisis Team

VPAS - Dr. Laura Sanchez

Dean Chantae Recasner

I-VPCS – Shayne West

Vanessa Mayfield

Cpl. Jason Santos

District DPS

JISD DPS

JISD Principal – Dr. Josie Juarez

Learning Communities Advisory Committee

Charge/Goal: Ensures the development, coordination, and assessment of NLC Learning Communities.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: Chair, Co-chair, faculty members, 1 Adjunct faculty volunteer, staff members, 6 faculty, 2 student services representatives (preferably an advisor), and an AUA

Executive Liaison: Will Fanning, Dean for Academic Success

Contact:         Chair: Caroline Davis, 210-486-5287, rdavis1@alamo.edu
Co-chair: Regina Horne-Espree, Academic Program Coordinator, 210-486-5398, rhorne-espree@alamo.edu

Current membership:

Caroline Davis

Sara Etchison

Efrain Guevara

Julie Kirkland-Poirier

Michele Maldonado

Michelle Moreno

Archie Wortham

Tanisha McGill

Adjunct faculty volunteer—open

Ex officio:

Will Fanning

Regina Horne-Espree

Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee Sub-Committee to Strategic Planning Council

Charge/Goal: The Northeast Lakeview College (NLC) Program and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (Assessment Committee) is committed to building and maintaining a culture of learning in which students, faculty, and staff share a common understanding of the meaning, purpose, and utility of assessment. The Assessment Committee characterizes this process as using student data to improve learning through a continuous cycle of gathering, analyzing, and applying this information to improve student learning. The committee is charged with defining the assessment process at NLC, ensuring that appropriate assessment procedures and practices are followed, and for providing a forum for dialogue regarding assessment issues to support the college community.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1, 2

Membership Roles & Terms: VPAS, academic and student Deans, Assessment Coordinator, one representative from each of the academic Divisions (currently the Chairs), one general representative of the faculty, a member of the adjunct faculty, Academic Support Specialist, one representative from Student Success, and one representative of the College outside of Academic Success or Student Success

Executive Liaison: Dr. Laura Sanchez, Vice President for Academic Success

Contact:    Dr. Robert Yowell, Coordinator of Academic Assessment, (210) 486-5218, ryowell@alamo.edu

Other information (Handbook, procedures, etc.): The Program and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee has several broad goals and responsibilities: 1. Devise appropriate recommendations and procedures facilitating ongoing assessment activities in order to measure and enhance the quality of the educational experience at NLC. This focuses primarily on the assessment of learning outcomes. 2. Determine what is currently done to assess student learning and development. This includes examination of: entry level assessment of students’ basic academic skills, entry level assessment of students’ goals and specific program assessment of students' learning and development (this could include formative as well as summative outcomes assessment relating to skills and knowledge), and exit and post-graduation assessment of students' skills and goal accomplishment. 3. Propose recommendations facilitating ongoing assessment practices which measure, document and enhance continuous quality improvement and institutional effectiveness. 4. Recommend appropriate training and educational opportunities for faculty and staff in order to facilitate the necessary awareness and understanding of key assessment issues and practices.

Current membership:

 

Academic Division Chair (EE) –  Jason Malcolm

Academic Division Chair (MCS) – Allen Miller

Academic Division Chair (FPA) – Kathy Mayer

Academic Division Chair (SCIK) – Neil McCrary

Int. Academic Division Chair (BCHP) – Denise Menchaca

Academic Division Chair (SS) – Jeff Hassmann

Coordinator for Academic Assessment — Robert Yowell

Dean for Academic Success Tammy Perez

Int. Dean for Student Success – Julie Kirkland-Poirier

Dean for Academic Success – Dr. Chantae Recasner

Dean for Academic Success -  Will Fanning                                                                             

 IR Director – Martin Fortner

 Academic Support Specialist – Tara Daugherty

 College representative – Kathleen Labus

 Library representative –Victoria Hart

 Faculty – Angela Hager

 Student Success representative – Brandi Solar

 Adjunct faculty -

Program Review and Continuous Improvement Sub-Committee to Strategic Planning Council

Charge/Goal: Exists to ensure that the established calendar and reporting requirements for the periodic review and evaluation of NLC programs and services reflect the Mission, Institutional Goals and Strategic Plan of the college, and serves as a resource for those areas undergoing the review process. NLC’s Program Review and Continuous Improvement Sub-Committee is a sub-committee of administrators, faculty and staff leaders who convene to assess five-year trends in academic and non-academic units across the college. The committee representatives ensure completion of the Instructional and Non-Instructional Unit Review template for their own respective units during the Fall and early Spring semester. During late spring semester, the committee members review the Instructional and Non-Instructional Unit Review packets submitted by other units.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1, 2, 3

Other information (Handbook, procedures, etc.): During the review process, the Director of College Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness provides regular updates on the college’s progress toward meeting established targets to the Executive Team, Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee, and to the Program Review and Continuous Improvement Sub-Committee on a programmatic level. Academic learning outcomes are reviewed and reported to the Program Review and Continuous Improvement Sub-Committee along with other academic unit results. Non-academic unit assessment results are reviewed to regularly document continuous improvement. Instructional and Non-Instructional Unit Review results are also used to make decisions about resource allocations during NLC’s budgeting process in the spring of each fiscal year as illustrated in the examples above. The Instructional and Non-Instructional Unit reviews by the committee are communicated to the administrator of the program and are incorporated into the annual plan for benchmarking progress. The Committee is undergoing establishing baseline data for trending and comparison analyses.

Membership Roles & Terms: Director of Planning Institutional Research, Vice President of College Services, Vice President for Student Success, Vice President for Academic Success, Deans, directors, and chairs of academic units, Faculty leads for academic discipline under review for that year, Directors and above for non-academic units (Coordinator if appropriate—VP discretion)

Executive Liaison: Dr. Laura Sanchez, Vice President for Academic Success

Contact:    Dr. Laura Sanchez, VPAS, 210-486-5425, lsanchez481@alamo.edu

Current membership:

 

Shayne West, Interim VPCS

Dr. Tangila Dove, VPSS

Dr. Laura Sanchez, VPAS

Jeff Hassmann, Academic Division Chair (SS)

Jason Malcolm, Academic Division Chair (EE)

Kathy Mayer, Academic Division Chair (FPA)

Denise Menchaca, Int. Academic Division Chair (BCHP)

Neil McCrary, Academic Division Chair (SCIK)

Allen Miller, Academic Division Chair (MCS)      

Robert Yowell, Coordinator of Academic Assessment

Tammy Perez, Dean for Academic Success 

Julie Kirkland-Poirier, Int. Dean for Student Success

Will Fanning, Dean for Academic Success

Dr. Chantae Recasner, Dean for Academic Success

Phillip Hicks, Int. Director of Advising

Ken Bray, Director of Information and Communication Technology

Martin Fortner, Director IR

Karla Kosub, Faculty Senate President

Kathleen Labus, Director PR

Javier Leal, Staff Senate President

Brandi Solar, Data Analyst

Bobbie Myatt, 

 Instructional Designer

Safety Sub-Committee to Emergency Management Committee

Charge/Goal: Works with ICS team and departments across the college to help ensure programs and processes are in place to ensure a safe and welcoming environment.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1, 2, 3

Membership Roles & Terms:

Library: Building Coordinator, 3-floor Captains, 3 Assistant Captains;

Academic: Building Coordinator, 3-floor Captains, 3 Assistant Captains;

Career Tech: Building Coordinator and Floor Captain;

Student Commons: Building Coordinator, 2-floor Captains, 2 Assistant Captains;

Performing Arts: Building Coordinator and Floor Captain;

Fine Arts: Building Coordinator and Floor Captain;

Science; Building Coordinator, Floor Captain, and Assistant Floor Captain;

Wellness: Building Coordinator and floor Captain

Executive Liaison: Shayne West, Interim Vice President College Services

Contact:    Kathleen Labus, co-chair, College Director of Public Relations, 210-486-5470, kjohnson-hodge@alamo.edu

Javier Leal, co-chair, 210-486-5628, jleal118@alamo.edu

Current membership:

Shayne West, Interim ERT Manager

W. Jeff McDaniel, Coordinator of College Risk Management

Alamo Colleges DPS 

Building Coordinators:

ACA1 – Tammy Perez

ARTS – Kathy Mayer 

CATE – Will Fanning

NLIB – Laura Sanchez

NPAC – Javier Leal

SCIN – Neil McCrary

STCM – Tangila Dove

WLNS – Ken Hardy

Floor Captain Information:

Aileen Salazar

Jose Gomez

Cherif Ibaroudene

Norma Gutierrez

Anthony Andrade

Robert Vaughn

Alex Chapa

Stephanie Estrada

Carlos Galindo

Yvonne Ramirez

Joanna Contreras 

Alt Floor Captain Information:

Hollie Cardenas

Janet Clakley

Alicia Beaudoin

Frank Olivo

Don Carrington

Lia Moore-Lamm

Luis Briceno

Vanessa Mayfield

Carrie Lopez

Susan Kazen

Service Learning Advisory Committee

Charge/Goal: To grow the number of instructors that offer Service Learning opportunities as a component of their courses.Funded: 115001-852007-4010

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms:  Chair, Co-Chair, Faculty Member(s). 1 Adjunct Faculty Volunteer. Members serve two-year terms.

Meeting Schedule: This committee meets once a month, schedule varies due to member availability.

Agendas and Minutes: Shared drive designated for committee members (Service Learning Committee [\\nlcfs\...), access can be granted upon request.

Executive Liaison:  Will Fanning, Dean for Academic Success

Contact:          Chair: Vacant

Current membership:

Michele Maldonado

Sabrina Hammel

Renee Higgins

Dianna Torres Lee

Crystal Willis

Ex officio:

Will Fanning

Regina Horne-Espree

SOBI Committee

Charge/Goal: Serves as a multidisciplinary team that meets regularly to provide consultation, education and support to faculty and staff in assisting students who display disconcerting or disruptive behavior; provide appropriate intervention strategies; connect students with needed campus and community resources; and monitor ongoing behavior.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: The SOBI Committee shall consist of a pool of members (4-6) shall include: VPSS/DPS Liaison and DSS Representative/Counseling. Optional: VA Coordinator, Faculty, Staff, and/or 1 Adjunct faculty volunteer. Because members are appointed by role, there is no set term.

Meeting Schedule: The SOBI Team meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday unless there is a special meeting to address a specific concern.

Agendas and Minutes: Due to privacy issues, the agendas and minutes of these meetings are confidential and not placed on an open share site.

Executive Liaison: Dr. Tangila Dove, Interim Vice President for Student Success

Contact:    Chair: Tracy Floyd, 210-486-5610, tfloyd@alamo.edu

Current membership:

Executive member:
Dr. Tangila Dove

Chair:
Tracy Floyd

VPSS/DPS Liaison:
vacant  (SS selection)

DSS Representative/Counseling:
Faye Hallford (SS selection)

Strategic Planning Council

Charge/Goal: To provide representative leadership in the updating and assessment of the NLC Strategic Plan.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1, 2, 3

Membership Roles & Terms: The council will be comprised of Vice Presidents, Deans, Faculty Chairs, Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, Adjunct faculty Council volunteer, the President, Directors, and some Coordinators/Directors

Executive Liaison:  Dr. Veronica Garcia, President

Contact:    Dr. Laura Sanchez, 210-486-5428, lsanchez481@alamo.edu

Current membership:


Co-Chairs: Dr. Veronica Garcia, President

Dr. Laura Sanchez, VPAS

Phillip Hicks, Interim Director of Advising

Ken Bray, Director of Information and Communication Technology

Don Carrington, AUA FPArts

Will Fanning, Dean for Academic Success

Martin Fortner, Director IR

Dr. Veronica Garcia, President

Dr. Tangila Dove, Interim VPSS

Shayne West, Interim VPCS

Ken Hardy, Physical Education Specialist

Jeff Hassmann, Academic Division Chair

Karla Kosub, Faculty Senate President

Kathleen Labus, Director of PR

Javier Leal, Staff Senate President

Jason Malcolm, Academic Division Chair

Kathy Mayer, Academic Division Chair

Denise Menchaca, Int. Academic Division Chair

Neil McCrary, Academic Division Chair

Michael McDowell, Faculty representative, and former Chair

Allen Miller, Academic Division Chair            

Tammy Perez, Dean for Academic Success 

Dr. Chantae Recasner, Dean for Academic Success

Julie Kirkland-Poirier, Interim Dean for Student Success

Brandi Solar, Student Success representative

Robert Yowell, Coordinator of Academic Assessment

Victoria Hart, Director of Library Service

Student Discipline Committee

Charge/Goal: Sits as a hearing board and makes recommendations for the resolution of issues related to student discipline cases. Members shall serve two years and receive due process training.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: The Student Discipline Committee shall consist of a pool of members (4-6) that shall include 2 to 3 Full-time Faculty members and 2 to 3 members of the Professional Staff

Executive Liaison: Dr. Tangila Dove, Interim Vice President for Student Success

Contact:    Vice President for Student Success

Current membership:

Full-time Faculty:
Rachid Makroz
Valerie Young

Jianyue Chen

Professional Staff:
SDLA representative
W. Jeff McDaniel

Student Services Fee Advisory Committee (SSFAC)

Charge/Goal: SSFAC Committee is a required college committee, established and operated in accordance to Alamo College Policy, F.2.3; and Procedure F.2.3.1. The purpose of the committee is to make recommendations to the President via the Vice President for Student Success for expenditure of funds collected via SSFAC in one of three areas: 1) Annual funding requests; 2) Supplemental funding request; 3) Capital expenditures. The committee may make recommendation for funding the request in one of three formats: 1) approval; 2) approval with modifications; 3) disapproval with specific reasons.Funded: 115003-851006-4010

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: Chair—Director of Student Activities or comparable designee—serves as Chair and non-voting member; 5 Student members; 4 Employee members (historically 2 staff, 2 faculty)

Executive Liaison:  Dr. Tangila Dove, Interim Vice President for Student Success

Contact:    Chair: John Jacobs, Director of Student Success (SDLA)

210-486-5146, jjacobs47@alamo.edu

Current membership:

 

Current SSFAC Members:

Jianyue Chen (Faculty)

Lisa Fritschle (Faculty)

Janet Clakley (Staff)

Sylvia Davis (Staff)

Tomas Rangel (Student)

Skylar Rost (Student)

Renee Ramirez (Student)

Meaghen Setterbo (Student)

Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee

Charge/Goal: Provides a forum by which learning-based technology issues and opportunities are discussed, presented, tested, and recommended.Funded: 115001-852009-3010

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 1

Membership Roles & Terms: Director of Information Technology (co-chair), Dean for Academic Success (co-chair), 20 members of staff and/or faculty, 1 Adjunct faculty volunteer

Executive Liaison: Dr. Laura Sanchez, Vice President for Academic Success (standing in for Dean for Academic Success, Learning Resources)

Contact:          Co-chair: Bobbie Myatt, 210-486-5375, bmyatt@alamo.edu
Co-chair:          Denise Stallins, 210-486-5243, dstallins@alamo.edu

Current membership:

Dean for Academic Success – Dr. Chantae Recasner

Director Ken Bray

Cheyenne Adams

Vincent Lockhart

Chastity Richmond

Wes Adams

Fabius Bascon

Alex Chapa

Les Germer

Matt Helinski

Joy Moczygemba

Laura Perry

Library representative – Victoria Hart

Tom Raymond

Denise Stallins

Suzanne Stewart

Martha Vargas

Robert Yowell

Cuihua Zhang

Adjunct faculty—Susan Cotellesse

Ex officio:

Vice President for Academic Success—Dr. Laura Sanchez

Dean for Academic Success—Dr. Chantae Recasner

Wellness Sub-Committee to Employee Development Planning Committee

Charge/Goal: Acts as a forum for designing and recommending information and activities that contribute to the health and welfare of NLC employees. The Wellness Committee promotes wellness on campus by hosting wellness-related events for faculty and staff.

Alignment with Strategic Plan Goal: 2

Membership Roles & Terms: The membership of the Wellness Committee shall be composed of current full-time staff and faculty, including ex-officio members and may include students and interested part-time employees, and 1 Adjunct faculty volunteer. Roles are Executive Liaison/Team Member, Chair(s), Secretary, and Treasurer. Membership will rotate on a three-year cycle.

Executive Liaison: Dr. Veronica Garcia, President

Contact:    Chair: Delissa Perez,

Current membership:

Bulmaro Barajas

Aileen Barrientos

Jin Ha

Matt Helinski

Cherif Ibaroudene

Susan Kazen

Judah Leggett

Mohsen Omar

Delissa Perez

Azucena Rodriguez-Guerra

Laura Farias