Chair: Dr. Sharon McGee, Dean College of Graduate and Continuing Education
Staff Lead: Dr. Jodi Polaha Jones, Presidential Fellow
Members: Whitney Bignell, Allen Gorman, Esther Park, Daryl Carter, Cindy Chambers, Elaine Boone, Robert Plummer, David Smith, Jeff Morehouse, Robert Standaert, Mason Mosier, Hanna Smith, and Amanda Sawyers.
Consider and recommend new and innovative ways of fulfilling our academic mission.
Explore emerging issues impacting the future of the higher education landscape, embracing any ideas or opportunities regarding course delivery, short-term academic experiences, the academic calendar, and consider linkages to workforce training and development.
Equity and Inclusion
Chair: Dr. Janna Scarborough, Dean Clemmer College
Staff Lead: Dr. Chassidy Cooper, Coordinator for Equity and Inclusion
Members: Whitney Oliver, Alan Stevens, Ethan Becker, Chasity Drew, Jennifer Mayberry, Felipe Fiuza, Doug Burgess, Aripta Nandi, Karen Brewster, Adam Dickson, Miles Burdine, and Lauren Mckenzie.
Serve as a locus of discussion on equity, diversity, and inclusion that will better inform ongoing planning as well as provide an analysis of the current campus climate. From these discussions the task force will develop a long-term and comprehensive vision for Equity and Inclusion at ETSU.
This vision should be considerate of current action plans being implemented by the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
Chair: Dr. David Linville, Executive Vice Provost for Academics and Health
Staff Lead: Dr. Megan Quinn, Presidential Fellow
Members: Skylar Moore, Melissa Nipper, Claire Roberson, Kennedy Aerhart, Kimberly Hale, Nakia Woodward, Judith Rice, Kara Gilliam, Fernando Calogero, Randy Wykoff, and Wally Dixon.
Explore opportunities for ETSU Health to maximize the academic, clinical, and research mission of the institution while ensuring strong linkages to the other academic units across the campus and identify current and potential external partners.
Promote the growth and development of ETSU Health so that it emerges as the practice of choice for our region.
Student Success & Experience
Chair: Dr. Chris Keller, Dean Honors College
Staff Lead: Dr. Leah Adinolfi, Associate Dean of Students
Members: Wesley Wehde, Susan Epps, Stephen Hendrix, Patrick Brown, Cerrone Foster, Alison Barton, Shivam Patel, Nicholas Jordan, Stefanie Murphy, Joy Fulkerson, Brian Thompson, Sam Hensley, and John King.
Bring together the diverse perspectives of the ETSU community to develop a focused vision of a destination campus for students, a campus where students from all backgrounds can succeed.
Explore opportunities to make continued progress towards the objectives of the Complete College Tennessee Act, revising institutional objectives as appropriate.
Research and Scholarship
Chair: Dr. Joe Bidwell, Interim-Dean College of Arts and Sciences
Staff Lead: Dr. Nick Hagemeier, Presidential Fellow
Members: Jonathan Peterson, Eric Sellers, Ron Roach, Stephen Marshall, Pam Mims, Blaine Shubert, Josie Ward, Ashley McBee, Robert Pack, Greg Ordway, Scott Andrew, Nick Hagemeier, Daniel Westover, William Hopkins, and Elwood Watson.
Conduct a comprehensive review of the ETSU research and scholarship environment and develop a vision for the future that grows faculty and student participation in research and scholarship as well as increase funding derived from those activities.
Explore opportunities to advance our research infrastructure, creating business and industry partnerships as appropriate.
Chair: Mr. David Atkins, Library Dean
Staff Lead: Ms. Michel Beaver, AVP Tax and Revenue & Ms. Betsy Kearney, Director of Budget Development and Process Improvement
Members: Chih-Che Tai, Michelle Freeman, Colin Glennon, Taylor Stevenson, Tanner Ball, Caleb Atkins, Candy Massey, David Finney, Whitney Goetz, Sam Mayhew, Stephen Dixon, Jose Castillo, Beth Rhinehart, and Jaden Siddle.
Engage the campus in formulating strategies and actions for sustaining the programs, personnel, and infrastructure necessary to meet the core components of ETSU’s mission: Education, Research and Scholarly Activity, and Community Engagement and Service.
The task force will consider approaches, including but not limited to new revenue sources, cost reductions, and the development of more efficient systems.