• Co-chairs Announced for Reaccreditation Self-study

    Earlier this year I put out a call for two full-time faculty members willing to co-chair the university’s reaccreditation self-study and prepare for the 2013 site evaluation visit from the Higher Learning Commission (formerly called the North Central Association).

    I am so thankful for all the offers of help and support that we received from faculty and staff. It was a difficult selection process because highly qualified, dedicated and effective faculty stepped forward.

    I am pleased to welcome Dr. Marty Johnston, Physics, and Dr. Wendy Wyatt, Communication and Journalism, as the faculty co-chairs for this evaluation that takes place once every 10 years.

    Dr. Marty Johnston

    Dr. Marty Johnston

    Dr. Johnston was involved in the last accreditation visit as a member of the Human, Financial and Physical Resources Committee. In addition to serving as department chair, he has served on college- and university-level:

    • curriculum committees,
    • Faculty Affairs Committee,
    • Strategic Planning Committee,
    • Bush Planning Grant Committee,
    • Ad Hoc Academic Priorities Committee,
    • various undergraduate research committees,
    • Faculty Grants Office Advisory Committee,
    • Core Curriculum Assessment Committee,
    • Ad Hoc Merit and Evaluation Committee,
    • Ad Hoc College of Arts and Sciences Mission, Vision and Priorities Working Group, and
    • the engineering transition team.
    Dr. Wendy Wyatt

    Dr. Wendy Wyatt

    Dr. Wyatt has served on department-level committees and had been involved with study-abroad, service-learning and student-faculty research partnerships. She also taught in the Aquinas Honors program and served as the College of Arts and Sciences faculty secretary. She has been a member of the:

    • Faculty Senate,
    • Faculty Development Committee,
    • Student Life Committee,
    • Enrollment and Financial Aid Working Group,
    • Ad Hoc Committee on Merit Pay,
    • Institutional Climate, Culture and Inclusion Diversity Working Group,
    • First-Year Experience Auxiliary Task Force (subcommittee of the Core Curriculum Task Force), and
    • Ethics Across the Curriculum Task Force.

    The three of us will work as a team to coordinate the self-study and the 2013 site visit. Look for regular updates as the evaluation process moves forward over the next two and a half years.

    We will put out a call for faculty and staff volunteers to work on subcommittees related to the self-study.

    Thank you once again to all who offered to serve as self-study co-chairs.