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University Governance

East Tennessee State University

Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Degree Completion Systems and Advisement
Reports to:
Report jointly to Provost and
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

 Charge:
  1. Promote actions that elevate practice for undergraduate degree completion
    1. Identify and build on current successes in undergraduate advisement.
    2. Evaluate the ETSU advising systems in terms of Next-Generation Advising (Advisory Board Company, 2012)
    3. Pursue appropriate strategies for "next generation advising" that emerged from an Education Advisory Board (EAB) study aimed at elevating practice for degree completion and career success,
    4. Coordinate and promote ETSU's securing maximum benefit from its participation as a member of the EAB Student Success Collaborative [administratively overseen by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education], including but not limited to the University's access to the web-based student graduation success monitoring system developed in collaboration with other founding member university participants in the Collaborative.
    5. Coordinate and promote the integration of systems and advisement initiatives the University is pursuing or may pursue to support the completion agenda—e.g.:
      1. Current Activities
        1. Undergraduate Student Advisement
        2. University Advisement Center
        3. Academic Alert
        4. Early Semester Progress Reports
        5. End-of-Term Review (evaluating student progress)
        6. Academic Advisement Council
        7. Transfer Advisory Council
        8. Tennessee Transfer Pathways
      2. New Initiatives
        1. Degree Works
        2. Degree Compass
        3. EAB Collaborative
        4. Reverse Transfer
        5. Others to be identified
  2. Promote actions that reduce obstacles to Undergraduate Degree Completion
    1. Respond to the immediate need to clarify program requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog and thereby assure compliance with SACS CS 3.5.3.
    2. Identify and address other systemic obstacles to graduation,
    3. which might include the following:
      1. Reviewing needlessly restrictive program requirements (e.g., requiring specific general education courses for the major). Identify program requirements that academic units often waive or modify for individual students, but that, on their face, appear to limit students' timely progress toward degrees.
      2. Improve availability of seats in "bottleneck" courses.
      3. Reduce the occurrence of problems that are discovered only after students apply to graduate.
      4. Proactively identify opportunities for enhancing communication, for identifying student perceptions
        of obstacles, and for simplifying processes where possible.
      5. Propose a process for assessing the effectiveness of actions taken.

Meeting
Schedule:
The Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Degree Completion Systems and Advisement will meet year-round on a regular basis between August 15 and May 15 with called meetings during summer... Deans will nominate faculty members to the Provost.

Reporting
The Advisory Committee will provide two reports annually to the Academic Council—Fall, Spring. Reports will be due to the Provost on February 1 and June 1, with special reports provided as needed.


 

 

Status
Membership Structure
Name
Length of
Term
Voting
Director of University Advisement

Teresa Williams, Chair

Indefinite
Voting
Admissions
Undergraduate

Dustin Duncan, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Indefinite
Voting
Adult, Commuter, & Transfer Services
Carla Warner, Director of Adult, Commuter, & Transfer Services
Indefinite
Voting
ETSU at Kingsport
Lisa Elliott, Advisor
Indefinite
Voting
Registrar's Office
Casey Gardner, Information Research Tech 2
Indefinite
Voting
Registrar's Office
Graduation
Jessica Miller, Assistant Registrar
Indefinite
Voting
Registrar's Office
Veterans' Affairs
Tony Banchs, Director of Veteran's Affairs
Indefinite
Voting
Registrar's Office
Degree Works
Evelyn Roach
Indefinite
Voting
Transfer Articulation
April Rainbolt
Indefinite
Voting
Undergraduate Education
Bill Kirkwood, Vice Provost
Indefinite
Voting
Enrollment Services
Ramona Williams, Vice Provost
Indefinite
Voting
Director of Technical Services
Ryan Seale, Director of Technical Services for Enrollment Services
Indefinite
Voting
Arts & Sciences
Leslie MacAvoy, Philosophy and Humanities
2020
Voting
Business & Technology

Prasun Bhattacharjee,
Economics and Finance

2020
Voting
Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences
Debbie Dotson, Allied Health Sciences
2020
Voting
Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach
Jerdan Swingle, Academic Advisor
2020
Voting
Clemmer College
Scott Jenkins
2020
Voting
Nursing
Patsy Pampkin
College of Nursing
2020
Voting
Public Health
Colin Chesley, Assistant Dean
2020
Voting
University Advisement Center
Polly Crowder, Academic Advisor
2020
Voting
Academic Affairs, Professional Advisor
Maegan Beale, Academic Advisor
2020
Voting
Health Affairs,
Professional Advisor
Joanna Cyrier
Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences Academic Advisor
2020
Voting
Student Government Association
TBD
2019
Voting
Student Government Association
TBD
2019

Updated 10 September 2018

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