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Senate Operations Advisory & Review Committee (SOAR)

Committee Charter

Purpose

This standing committee identifies and recommends meaningful opportunities for the Academic Senate to engage in leadership on academic issues at Lansing Community College.

Charge to the Committee

  1. Identify opportunities for the Academic Senate to engage in academic leadership, and advise the Academic Senate and its leadership accordingly.
  2. Continually seeks input from the Academic Senators.
  3. Maintain a record of important issues that have arisen, but which have not yet been addressed, and alert the Academic Senate and its leadership.
  4. Be aware of strategic initiatives at LCC that intersect with the role of the Academic Senate.
  5. Be aware of accreditation and regulatory criteria that intersect with the role of the Academic Senate.
  6. Seek communication and cooperation with LCC’s Executive Leadership Team and Board of Trustees, and relay important news and information to the Academic Senate.

Membership

  • Academic Senate President
  • Academic Senate Past-President(s)
  • At least one member representing the following divisions:
    • Arts & Sciences
    • Community Education & Workforce Development
    • Health and Human Services
    • Technical Careers
  • A member of the Executive Leadership Team

Resource Members

  • Academic Affairs (Accreditation Liaison Officer)
  • Executive Assistant & Liaison to the Board of Trustees
  • Student Affairs

Member and Chair Selection

Will be appointed by the President of the Academic Senate.

Term/Rotation

Continued membership will be at the discretion of the President of the Academic Senate.

Charter Approval

Submitted to the Academic Senate: 1 February 2019
Approved by the Academic Senate: 1 February 2019

SOAR Committee Membership


Mark Kelland, Chair (Faculty)
Psychology, Arts & Sciences
kellanm@lcc.edu

Alex Azima (Faculty)
Science, Arts & Sciences
azimaa@lcc.edu

Tonya Bailey (Administrative)
Chief Diversity Officer
Bailet20@lcc.edu

Tim Deines (Faculty)
Integrated English, Arts & Sciences
deinest@lcc.edu

Nancy Dietrich (Administrative)
Director of Extension and Community Education
dietrin@lcc.edu

Jeff Janowick (Faculty)
Social Science and Humanities, Arts & Sciences
janowij@lcc.edu

Cathy Wilhm (Administrative)
Associate Dean, Technical Careers
wilhmc@lcc.edu
 

Resource Members

Benita Duncan
Executive Assistant & Liaison to the Board of Trustees
duncanb@lcc.edu

Tracy Labadie
Accreditation Liaison Officer
labadiet@lcc.edu

Sally Welch

Sally Welch
Provost
Administration Bldg, Room 301
Phone: (517) 483-1725
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