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Task Forces for 2012-2013

Global Competency and Civic Engagement

Task Force Chair - Mike Jones

The task force identified the skills needed for college students to be civically engaged and competitive in a global economy. The task force also explored and recommended which topics should be integrated in all college students’ experiences and suggested ways to economically offer students the opportunity to explore their role as citizens in their local community and in the world.

Health Care Professionals

Task Force Chair - Nicolette Highsmith Vernick

The task force developed a list of the new health care programs that the college should consider developing and new skills that existing health care workers need to develop to remain competitive. The task force also suggested what partnerships and other strategies can be used to support those programs.

Leading Edge Organization

Task Force Chair - Robert Jeffrey

The task force considered the impact of new approaches to higher education on the college, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology open source course module offerings, and suggested strategies to adjust accordingly. It also considered new communication strategies (internal and external) and make recommendations for improvement to college operations.

Partnerships

Task Force Chair - Kevin Kelehan

The task force explored potential regional, national or international partnerships and resources and assessed which ones are most viable to assist the college in offerings the best programs and services to its students.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Task Force Chair - Elizabeth Rendon-Sherman

The task force developed a list of any special skill sets that the next generation of STEM majors will need to acquire to be competitive in a global economy. The task force also explored and recommended proven strategies to attract and retain STEM majors.

Sustainability

Task Force Chair - Ned Tillman

The task force explored opportunities for the college to work with others to be a good steward of the environment and also to create efficiencies in operations.

Workforce Development

Task Force Chair - Shirley Collier

The task force explored opportunities for the college to develop curriculum and training experiences to prepare workers for jobs over the next five years. The task force also developed a list of skills that existing workers will need to acquire to remain competitive.
 

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