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Task Forces for 2017-2018

Building Global Competence

Task Force Chair - Larry Twele

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

Health Care

Task Force Chair - Elizabeth Edsall Kromm, PhD, MSc

The task force identified new technologies that should be infused in the college’s health care programs, as well as new skills that existing health care workers need to develop to remain competitive.  The task force also suggested partnerships and other strategies that can be used to draw more students to the college’s health care programs.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Task Force Chair - Erik Johnson

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, as well as identified meaningful research opportunities.


Task Force Chair - Milton W. Matthews

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.

Technology and its Impact on the Organization 

Task Force Chair - Larry Letow

The task force considered the explosion of new technologies and their applications and how best to use those resources in meeting student and stakeholder educational, support, and communication needs.  The task force also addressed the generational challenges of effectively utilizing technology..

Workforce Development

Task Force Chair - Judy Smith

The task force explored opportunities for the college to develop curriculum and training experiences to prepare workers for jobs over the next five to 10 years. The task force also developed a list of special skills and knowledge that existing workers need to acquire to remain competitive.

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