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Charter

  1. The Chair serves as a member of the Council.

  2. Solicits, receives and approves proposals from Instructors for educational programs at WISE.

  3. With the assistance of the Director and the manager, prepares and distributes the course catalogs and calendars to interested parties.

  4. Arranges for and evaluates the Course Instructors and reviews them at the Committee meetings.

  5. Creates a Dashboard of evaluations of the programs, including the Instructors for review and discussion at the Council meetings, at the end of each semester and each academic year.

  6. Develops and modifies, as necessary, Guidelines for Presentation for Course Instructors.

  7. Oversees the Summer Courses Group.

  8. The Chair serves as a member of the Council and:

    1. Prepares reports when requested.

    2. Provides minutes of the Committee meetings to the President in a timely manner.

    3. Makes recommendations to the President regarding appointments to the Curriculum Committee and the Summer Courses Group on an annual basis, and no later than April 1, each year.

  9. Fosters a culture of teamwork, respect, acknowledgement and participation

Membership

No. Name Position Term Started Term Ends
1 Barbara Groves Chair 2017 5/2021
2 Jane Gilligan Recorder 2014 5/2020
3 Susan Perschbacher Director Ex Officio
4 Paul Schwartz Member 2014 5/2020
5 Josette Kaplan Member 2014 5/2020
6 Janet Shainheit Member 2014 5/2020
7 Linda Miller Member 2015 5/2021
8 Barbara Kupfer Member 2015 5/2021
9 Louis Drew Member 2016 5/2022
10 Kathy Drew Member 2017 5/2023
11 Karen Karaa Member 2017 5/2023
12 Joe Corn Summer Courses Coordinator 2018 5/2024
13 Harriet Goff Member 2018 5/2024
14 Maureen Gray Member 2019 5/2025
15 Carol Harvey Member 2019 5/2025
16 Julie O’Shea Member 2019 5/2025
17 Mariam Cronin Member 2019 5/2025
18 Karl Hakkarainen Member Technology Advisor
19 Rose Ann Ferrandino Chair Emerita

Meeting Schedule

2019 to 2020 From To Location September
9.4.2019 9:45 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room October
10.2.2019 9:45 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room November
11.6.2019 9:45 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room December
12.4.2019 9:45 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room February
2.5.2010 9:45 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room March
3.4.2020 9:45 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room April
4.1.2020 9:45 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room May
5.6.2020 9:45 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room June
6.3.2020 9:45 am 12:00 pm Marriott Room

Document History

Version Approved Notes
1.0 Council: November 13, 2019
 1.0.1  Converted to HTML
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