Assembly hears reports on food insecurity, Academic Plan

The College Assembly met on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Student Senate Update

The Student Senate reported they have begun work sessions gauging student hunger and homelessness at Madison College.

They are working with staff and community members to assess their awareness of food insecurity on campus. The Senate is also exploring grant opportunities to aid their initiative.

Educational Spotlight: Academic Plan

Research Coordinator Megan Conlin and Dean Shawna Carter co-presented an update on a new Academic Plan.

After extensive research, the Academic Plan team is working on the actual physical document. A primary interest of the new plan is to consider what priorities are relevant to all schools within the college, beyond each school’s individual goals.

The new plan encompasses environmental scans, executive summaries and stakeholder recommendations. The Academic Plan team aims to make the plan more fluid and open to ongoing evolution.

The team’s goal is to launch the new plan at August Convocation.

Nuts and Bolts

The Assembly reviewed and discussed an agreement about how to best employ the principles of Interest-based Problem Solving.

They also reviewed possible topics for educational spotlights in the coming year.

Issue Prioritization

Assembly members participated in an activity designed to spark conversation about issue prioritization. Small groups delved into interests, options, concerns and data needs in relation to choosing issues that councils and the Assembly can tackle.

All agreed they want clarity on overall college priorities plus results from recent PACE and Student Satisfaction Inventory surveys.

Next Meeting

The College Assembly will meet again on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. in Truax Room C2455.


Published August 6, 2018. Updated August 10, 2018.