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College Standing Committees

Academic Appeals (Juan Mejia)

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 this action or recommending an alternate decision.

Kay Lynn Moran, Chair

James Ledet

Jane Brach

Julie Mettlen

Jake Buechler

Tony Rand

Jae Jerkins

Margaret Rapp, Ex Officio

Deborah Kelley

Admission Appeals (Nidia Hassan)

To consider requests for admission (or readmission) in which the applicant’s qualifications are atypical, and to consider policies and procedures appeals from students who have been placed on scholastic probation or suspension.

Xochil Adame

Susie Johnston

James Creswell

Lauren Tyler

Katherine Elmore

Assessment (Juan Mejia)

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 Learning Outcomes; to serve as a repository for faculty, department and school assessment efforts; and to encourage challenging and creative student-centered instruction.

Rachel Jennische, Co-Chair

Donna Belt, Co-Chair

Jennifer Parsons

Sandy Sims

Janet Booth

Bill Stiles

Chris Chappa

Idalia Trent

Leigh Ann Olejnik

Jason Waller

Jeanie Oxler

Jenna Wallis

Campus Technology (Larry Mendez)

**Committee to be evaluated and updated during the Fall 2018 semester**

To serve as an advisory group in establishing and evaluating computer resource plans, policies and priorities and monitoring computer hardware/software purchases to ensure compatibility, state-of-the-art technology and the College’s ability to support acquisitions.

Rick Besch, Chairperson

Deborah Kelley

Billie Anderson

Shelley Kersh

Judie Bower

Doug Parsons

Ken Craver

Kristin Scott

Thomas Elder

Carl Shotts

Cathy Garcia

Ryan Soward

Tim Gill

Ex Officio: Jason Waller

College Planning (Juan Mejia)

To develop long-range goals and strategies directed toward moving the College to a more competitive position in the external environment and developing internal resources to their full potential using a data/research-based set of planning assumptions and performance expectations.

Cheryl Rogers,

Chair Kim Lessner

Cliff Boucher

Tam Nannen

Janna Chancey

Paige Parrish

Gigi Delk

Bryan Renfro

Lisa Harper

Connie Russell

Tom Hooten

College Program Review (Juan Mejia)

To assist deans/department chairs in devising and implementing an ongoing process of program review that is appropriate for each department/program; to provide resources and recommendations to departments pertaining to the means and methods of program review at appropriate intervals for the purpose of departmental and institutional development; to encourage a campus conversation that establishes the value of a college-wide program review process for our own use; to monitor concerns over the review process, and respond to expressed concerns as for the collection and reporting of student/program data.

Melanie Ward, Chair

Amanda Jenkins

Afton Barber

Ed MacPherson

Gordon Betts

Elizabeth Olivier

Tammy Burnette

Philana Pace

Tim Gill

Amanda Ratcliff

Renee Hawkins

Brent Thorn

David Hubbard

Alicia Tyler

Marian Jackson

Sarah Van Cleef

Curriculum & Instruction (Juan Mejia)

To review curriculum change requests and make appropriate recommendations to the Provost. The committee will seek consensus on curriculum changes that best serve student interest in accordance with the Tyler Junior College mission statement.

Tammy Burnette, Chair

Kathrine Murray

Jon Arriola

Michelle Nelson

Catherine Baker

Mary Scarborough

Judi Bateman

Arthur Smith

Patricia Coplan

Loretta Swan

Amber LeBarron

Data Standards (Larry Mendez)

To protect the integrity of Tyler Junior College (TJC) data housed in any application with particular emphasis on information stored in the Banner Information System and other systems which interface with Banner. The committee is comprised of members of the TJC Community who come together to set standards concerning information stored in any application. These standards are determined through consensus of all constituents involved to find solutions that work for TJC coupled with best practices established by peer institutions.

Doug Baker, Chair

Carol Hutson

Jeremy Boyd

Paige Parrish

DeVonne Cagle

Britt Sabota

Thomas Elder

Devon Wiggins

Shelby Gould

Rick Besch, Ex-Officio

Department Chairs and Program Coordinators (Juan Mejia)

To establish a culture of leadership, academic excellence, and collaboration through research and identification of best practices for department/program chairs/program coordinators among the state and nation’s junior/community colleges and development of strategies toward institutional implementation; identification of strategies for consistent and equitable implementation of practices and procedures among the College’s schools; achievement of high standards in department chair/program coordinator performance of duties and responsibilities; examination of ways to enhance communication between department chairs and program coordinators with both internal and external offices affecting duties and responsibilities; and recommendations to TJC administrators and offices regarding increasing effectiveness, efficiency and economics of departments and programs directed by department chairs and program coordinators.

Geoffrey Willbanks, Chair

Jim Richey

Carrie Hobbs

Maggie Ruelle

Paul Monagan

Lynn Sitton

Diversity (Connie Russell)

To assist in the design and execution of action-orientated programs aimed toward accomplishing the goals and objectives of the College’s affirmative action plan.

Idalia Trent, Chair

Jae Jerkins

Dave Funk

Larry Mendez

Dalia Mimms

Charles Praytor

Trenia Hoard

Melanie Ward

Financial Aid Appeals (Devon Wiggins)

To meet at the call of the financial aid director to hear appeals of students who have been suspended from their financial aid and have been denied by the financial aid staff committee thus providing them due process.

Molly Garrett, Chair

Dometrius Hill

Kristi Bennett

Amber Rios

Janet Booth

Silvana Vierkant

Shanna Hart

Denny Yarbrough

General Education (Juan Mejia)

To establish measureable general education outcomes which specify knowledge and skills that students should gain from completing courses in the various component areas of the core curriculum, and to oversee all College assessment efforts that pertain to general education areas.

Erica Powell, Co-Chair

Ashleigh Lewis

Derik Gray, Co-Chair

Betsy Ott

Lisa Baker

Jeff Owens

Joan Bruckwicki

Deborah Welch

Jake Buechler

Rodney Whetzel

Jana Haasz

Karen Williams

Honors (Juan Mejia)

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

Dave Funk, Chair

Shelby Gould

Cliff Boucher

Jana Haasz

Joan Bruckwicki

David McClendon

Ryan Button

Ken Murphy

Chris Chappa

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee [IACUC] (Ken Murphy)

To serve as an advocate for any live animal used in teaching at TJC. Under this general charge, the committee has oversight over the animal care programs, the facilities where animals are used, transported or housed, and the proposed protocols describing animal use.

Homayoun Shams (Pet Veterinary Clinic), Chair

Tony Black (Whitehouse Baptist Church)

Bryan Ramsey (South Tyler Animal Clinic)

Louisa Schmid

Idalia Trent

Ginger Wood (Environmental Health)

Institutional Review Board (Juan Mejia)

To assure, both in advance and by periodic review, that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of humans participating as subjects in a research study. The Institutional Review Board follows FDA regulations and is authorized to approve, require modification in (to secure approval), or disapprove research.

Cheryl Rogers, Chair

Ken Murphy

Afton Barber

Betsy Ott

Lisa Harper

Margaret Rapp

Integrated Marketing and Branding (Kim Lessner)

To serve as an advisory group for the creation, implementation and communication of the College’s Integrated Marketing and Branding Plan, which specifies uniform standards for consistent brand representation of the College.

Pamela Rathbun, Chair

Amber LeBarron

Mitch Andrews

Ken Murphy

Judie Bower

Rebecca Sanders

Jeremy Boyd

Jasilyn Schaefer

Ken Craver

Jeremy Strickland

Tim Drain

Deborah Welch

Nidia Hassan

Intercollegiate Athletics (Tim Drain)

To serve in an advisory capacity to the director of intercollegiate athletics to help create an environment through programs of physical development and competitive sports in which the development of human potential is the highest priority.

Susie Johnston, Chair

Jim Richey

Tim Drain

Rollie Schick

Renee Hawkins

Deborah Welch

Jeanie Oxler

Risk Management (Sarah Van Cleef)

To promote a safe and healthy setting for all TJC employees, students and visitors by focusing on protecting human health, property and the environment.

Robby Underwood, Chair

Aukse Harris

Stan Borel

Shanna Hart

Verta Bradley

Dale Hukill

Andrew Cantey

John McGlumphy

Kristi Cuellar

Hazel Mendez

Shelly Franks

Linda Reeves

Leah Hanna

Anita Stone

Scholarship Awards (Shelby Gould)

To assist the administration in the planning and evaluation of the student financial aid programs and to consider and recommend qualified recipients for all scholarships over which Tyler Junior College has selection jurisdiction in accordance with donor specifications.

Sivya Leventhal, Chair

Jenni Lewis

Xochil Adame

Kristy Magnuson

Shaunte Allen

Ellen Matthews

Doug Baker

Claire Mizell

Dale Cates

Grace Moreno

Ginger Christiansen

Tina Morrison

Karen Cooper

Elise Mullinix

James Creswell

Jeff Owens

Megan Cumbee

Larry Pilgrim

Jacob Davis

Angela Porter

Shelley Franks

Sondra Ramsour

Cathy Garcia

Crawford Reyes

Molly Garrett

Maggie Ruelle

Shelby Gould

Rebecca Sanders

Travis Gray

Christine Singbusch

Latoya Griffin

Sarah Sivertson

Brad Gifford

Erica Thurman

Justin Hall

Jason Waller

LaRhonda Hamilton

Leah Wansley

Nidia Hassan

Cindy Ward

Tom Hooten

Derrick White

Carol Hutson

Dee Wilson

Jae Jerkins

Jennifer Wilson

James Ledet

Lisa Wolman

Sick Leave Pool (Kevin Fowler)

To consider employee requests for use of time from the College Sick Leave Pool.

Larry Mendez, Chairperson

Diane Garrett

Amber LeBarron

Tamara Haynes

Judie Bower

Jimmie Vickers-Dews

Gloria Brooks

Phil Weber

Social Activities (Kevin Fowler)

To plan appropriate social and recreational events each semester for the faculty and staff.

Maggie Ruelle, Co-Chair

Mary Tanner, Co-Chair

Dalia Mimms

Karen Peterson

Lisa Baker

Carla Phillips

Rebecca Bibby

Grady Ray

Jeanie Brookshire

Anthony Sanders

Jack Caddell

Jeremy Strickland

Caitlin Ibarra

Trina Travis

Al Ippolito

Devon Wiggins

Marian Jackson

Kevin Fowler, Ex-Officio

Ashleigh Lewis

Special Hearing Panel (Mike Metke)

To serve as members of any special hearing committee as may be required by the College policy on professional security and termination of employment of faculty personnel.

Cindy Gaddis

Jeremy Light

M’Liss Hindman

Mary Scarborough

Amanda Jenkins

Jason Waller

Shelley Kersh

Jenna Wallis

Brenda Korich

Student Discipline Appeals (Juan Mejia)

To meet at the call of the chairperson to hear appeals against the disciplinary actions of College officials in accordance with the policies and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook.

Jim Richey, Co-Chair

Anthony Sanders, Co-Chair

Amber LeBarron

Diana Karol

Mark Gartman James Ledet (Alternate)

Nidia Hassan Christine Melius