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College Standing Committees

Academic Appeals

To provide students an opportunity for a hearing when they believe they have received an unfair grade or unfair treatment by a faculty member. The committee is charged with the responsibility of considering whether the action received in a particular case is justified and either endorsing the action or recommending an alternate decision.  

Adrienne Hampton
From: 2021 To 2024

EJ Unegbu
From: 2021 To 2024

Austin Perry
From: 2021 To 2024

Cindy Gaddis
From: 2019 To 2022

Carrie Hobbs
From: 2019 To 2022

Willace Johnson
From: 2020 To 2023

Dave Funk
From: 2020 To 2023

Margaret Rapp, ex-officio

Assessment

To promote continuous improvement and enhancement of student learning through the use of assessment data; to discuss and share assessment strategies, make assessment resources available to encourage continued learning about assessment, and maintain the College’s outcomes for all units (educational programs, general education, academic and student support services, and administrative); to serve as a repository for assessment efforts, and to encourage challenging and student-centered instruction.

Donna Belt, Chair
From: 2020 To 2022

Julie Mettlen, Chair-Elect
From: 2020 To 2023

Ashleigh Lewis
From: 2021 To 2024

Geoff Wilbanks
From: 2021 To 2024

Stormie Perry
From: 2021 To 2024

Jack Delaney
From: 2021 To 2024

Cory Fowler
From: 2021 To 2024

Link Worthen
From: 2021 To 2024

Roland Schick
From: 2021 To 2024

Alyssa Haynes
From: 2021 To 2024

Karen Williams
From: 2019 To 2022

Bridget Moore
From: 2019 To 2022

Derrick White
From: 2020 To 2023

Mensch, Heather
From: 2020 To 2023

Justin Sullivan
From: 2020 To 2023

Paul Watts
From: 2020 To 2023

Nicole Wright
From: 2020 To 2023

Deb Welch
From: 2020 To 2023

Anne Provencher
From: 2020 To 2023

Wesley Speake
From: 2020 To 2023

Steve Logan (NAA)
From: 2020 To 2023

Brad Gifford (NAA)
From: 2020 To 2022

Rebecca Sanders (NAA)
From: 2020 To 2022

Danna Baggett (NAA)
From: 2021 To 2023

Faculty Senate Academic Committee Representative
From: 2021 To 2022

Belinda Prihoda, ex-officio

College Program Review

Review, revise, and implement a program review process for all educational programs/awards; mentor/advise department chairs undergoing the program review process; develop and implement a program review assessment schedule; based on the strategic plan, identify student data and review departmental student data to determine areas for continuous improvement; and support continuous improvement across the college to increase student success and achievement. Membership includes the following: 3 deans, one department chair from each school, one faculty member from each school, Director for Student Success, Director for Learning Commons, Registrar (data manager and report development), and Director for Institutional Effectiveness (Chair of Committee).

Jim Richey, Dean HCFA
From: 2021 To 2024

Elizabeth Olivier, Dean NHS
From: 2021 To 2026

Brent Wallace, Dean CS
From: 2021 To 2025

Bethany Yearty, Department Chair NHS
From: 2021 To 2025

Geoff Willbanks, Department Chair EMS
From: 2021 To 2026

Jason Waller, Department Chair PTP
From: 2021 To 2024

Linda Gary, Department Chair HCFA
From: 2021 To 2025

Lisa Baker, Faculty NHS
From: 2021 To 2024

Jennifer Parsons, Faculty EMS
From: 2021 To 2025

Katie Craddock, Faculty PTP
From: 2021 To 2026

Bridget Moore, Faculty HCFA
From: 2021 To 2024

Matthew Ramirez, Director Student Success
From: 2021 To 2025

Maggie Ruelle, Director Learning Commons
From: 2021 To 2026

Britt Sabota, Registrar
From: 2021 To 2024

Belinda Prihoda, Director Institutional Effectiveness
From: 2021 To 2026

Curriculum & Instruction

The purpose of the committee is to review all curriculum change requests and, if applicable, make appropriate recommendations to the Provost. The committee will seek consensus on curriculum changes that best serve student interests in accordance with the Tyler Junior College mission statement and within the requirements of relevant accrediting bodies.  The committee will serve as a channel of communication for all curriculum changes (WECM or ACGM) across the Tyler Junior College institution.  Dissemination of information will flow from the Curriculum and Instruction Committee to the Director, Curriculum Development to appropriate offices including the Provost, Registrar, Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Institutional Effectiveness, Library Services, Information Technology, Deans and Department Chairs.

Chris Shaw, Chair
From: 2019 To 2022

EJ Unegbu
From: 202` To 2024

Meredith Ashley
From: 2020 To 2023

Jeff Akin
From: 2019 To 2022

Julie Mettlen
From: 2020 To 2023

Janet Booth
From: 2019 To 2022

Jill Johnson
From: 2020 To 2023

Zelia McGaha
From: 2021 To 2024

Keitha McLain
From: 2021 To 2024

Jennifer Coon
From: 2020 To 2023

Amanda Ratcliff
From: 2021 To 2024

Billie Anderson, ex-officio

Denny Yarbrough, ex-officio

Chris Fontaine, ex-officio

Britt Sabota, ex-officio

Devon Wiggins, ex-officio

Kristy Magnuson, ex-officio

Terry Peterman, ex-officio

Maggie Ruelle, ex-officio

General Education

To establish measurable general education outcomes which specify knowledge and skills that students should gain from completing courses in the various component areas of the core curriculum; to review submissions for changes to the general education core curriculum and make appropriate recommendations to the Provost; and to oversee all College assessment efforts that pertain to General Education including analysis of results, use of results, and follow-up of action plans.

Rebecca Owens, Chair
From: 2019 To 2024

Jason Waller, Chair-Elect
From: 2020 To 2023

Tammy Burnette
From: 2021 To 2024

Jennifer Garner
From: 2021 To 2024

David Dickerson
From: 2021 To 2024

Brent Thorn
From: 2021 To 2024

Linda Gary
From: 2021 To 2024

Griffin Nelson
From: 2019 To 2022

Jo Schmidt
From: 2019 To 2022

Karl Zuehlke
From: 2020 To 2023

Anne Provencher
From: 2020 To 2023

Brenda Korich
From: 2021 To 2025

Faculty Senate Representative, ex-officio

Billie Anderson, ex-officio

Belinda Prihoda, ex-officio

Terry Peterman, ex-officio

Department Chairs

To represent the chairs in collaboration with the academic deans and the Provost in addressing educational issues affecting chairs.  Collect data and other information and solicit input from members of the academic team.  Make recommendations to the Provost and President of TJC, work with the Human Resource office to provide professional development activities to improve the performance of chairs, and monitor the interaction of chairs with administrative offices.  Composed of one chair from each academic school, one academic dean, and a representative of the professional development office of the Human Resources Department will work with the Faculty Senate to present issues and recommendations to the administration as a partner in shared governance.

Tom Hooten
From: 2021 To 2024

Jim Richey
From: 2020 To 2023

Michael White
From: 2021 To 2024

Bill Stiles
From: 2019 To 2022

Linda Gary
From: 2021 To 2024

Maggie Ruelle
From: 2021 To 2024

Honors

To facilitate the implementation of innovative ideas with the Honors Program; to make key decisions about the program’s curricula, instruction and operation; to advise the honor’s director and the administrative dean; and to evaluate the program along the lines of vision and efficacy on an annual basis.

Cliff Boucher
From: 2020 To 2022

Chuck Thornton
From: 2020 To 2023

Kasi Dickerson
From: 2021 To 2024

Lisa Baker
From: 2019 To 2022

Regan Minkel
From: 2019 To 2022

Andrea Hathcote
From: 2019 To 2022

Debra Holcomb
From: 2019 To 2022

Dave Funk, ex-officio

Ryan Button, ex-officio

Terry Peterman, ex-officio

Institutional Animal Care and Use

To serve as an advocate for any live animal used in teaching at Tyler Junior College. Under this general charge, the committee has oversight over the animal care programs, the facilities where animals are used, transported, or housed, and proposed protocols describing animal use. The committee is composed of a faculty member at large, the faculty veterinarian, the faculty veterinary technician, the dean of Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences, and three community members in the veterinary/animal care field.

Idalia Trent, Chair
From: 2020 To 2023

Lousia Schmid

Jennifer Counsel

Cliff Boucher

Christy Freislinger
From: 2020 To 2023

Steven Lloyd
From: 2020 To 2023

Bryan Ramsey
From: 2020 To 2023

Institutional Review Board

To assure, both in advance and by periodic review, that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and well-being of humans participating as subjects in a research study. The Institutional Review Board is authorized to approve, require modification (to secure approval), or disapprove research. The Committee is chaired by the Director for Institutional Effectiveness.

Belinda Prihoda, Chair

Christine Melius
From: 2019 To 2022

Matt Duncan
From: 2020 To 2023

Kathrine Murray
From: 2020 To 2023

Jack Caddell
From: 2021 To 2024

Tom Hooten
From: 2019 To 2022

Erica Powell
From: 2019 To 2022

TBD Community Member
From: 2021 To 2024

Ryan Button, ex-officio

Student Conduct Committee

Functions as a pool of individuals to serve in panels of 3-5 persons on a Student Conduct Hearing Committee or Student Discipline Appeals Committee, in accordance with the TJC Student Code of Conduct. Panels will be selected by the Student Code of Conduct Coordinator. Committee membership is recommended by the Dean of Students, with approval of the academic dean/supervisor to whom the member reports. 

Sick Leave Pool Committee

To consider employee requests for use of time from the College Sick Leave Pool. The Sick Leave Pool Committee will be composed of one faculty member from each school, three classified employees (one administrative assistant, one support staff, and one maintenance), one professional employee, and one administrative employee. The Director for Human Resources will serve as an ex-officio member of the committee.

DeVonne Cagle
From: 2021 To 2021

Nicole Wright
From: 2021 To 2023

Jeanne Ivy
From: 2021 To 2022

Chris Chappa
From: 2021 To 2024

Bill Stiles
From: 2021 To 2024

Kristi Bennett
From: 2021 To 2023

Jimmie Vickers-Dews
From: 2021 To 2022

Phil Weber
From: 2021 To 2023

Melanie Tate
From: 2021 To 2024

Judie Bower
From: 2021 To 2022

Kevin Fowler, ex-officio