Goal 7 Progress Report

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Goal 7 Progress Report

 

Strategic Goal 7 Progress Update, February 2008


Goal 7 - High Quality People January 2008 Status Report from Sarah Hensley, Goal 7 Implementation Team Chair

Action Step 1:

  • Determine the level of professional satisfaction, and identify and address significant concerns.

The team distributed its recommendations based on the results of the quality of work life survey. An open forum was held to solicit feedback from the campus community. At the team’s next meeting, scheduled for March 4th, it will review the feedback to finalize recommendations for the end-of-year report.

Action Step 2:

Increase the sense of community and shared mission among employees.

  • The open time for the faculty/staff gathering space has been expanded and is now from 10 to 2, Monday through Friday. We have struggled with an efficient way to gauge whether faculty and staff are actually using the space in significant numbers. Anecdotal evidence is that this space is not widely used. Input from the open forum did not contradict that anecdotal evidence.
  • The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Internal Professional Development, in cooperation with the Assistant to the President, have been working together to coordinate the process for scheduling brown bag lunches. Several successful brown bag lunches were held in the fall semester. Technology topics have been added to the mix of topics that are covered through the brown bag lunch program. This is on-going.

Action Step 3:

Develop policies that enable job flexibility. 
  • Based on recommendations from the Audit Committee, we appointed a group with Senate, Assembly, and Classified Staff Council representation to discuss the issues surrounding job flexibility. The Senate has declined so far to name a member of the committee. The chair, Human Resources Administrator Steve Leach, has held its first meeting. The team has asked the committee to make recommendations regarding possible policy development to the Goal 7 Implementation Team by March 31, 2008. Recommendations should take into consideration both the needs of individual employees and the overall institution.

Action Step 4:

Expand opportunities for professional development and training. 
  • We continue to move forward with an assessment of Banner training needs; additional workshops have been scheduled on Time Management and Supervision; in cooperation with the Emergency Management Task Force, we are developing training for PC Safety and Data Security; and we are working with CTC faculty to prepare for internal training on MS Office Suite 07.
  • The Leadership Fairmont State group is up and running and the first-year class is in the midst of the program. We see this as key to developing and retaining internal leadership as we move forward. Applications and nominations for the Year-two class are currently being collected.

Action Step 5:

Increase productivity through effective use of technology.

  • The forms repository project has moved forward and a live link is now available to current forms used on campus: Institutional Forms Repository. The forms team is soliciting feedback.

 

Strategic Goal 7 Progress Update, January 2008


Goal 7 - High Quality People January 2008 Status Report from Sarah Hensley, Goal 7 Implementation Team Chair

Action Step 1:

Determine the level of professional satisfaction, and identify and address significant concerns.

  • The team has reviewed the results of the quality of work life survey and has drafted a list of recommendations based on the survey. These recommendations will be distributed within the next two weeks and an open forum will be scheduled for mid to late February. The team will take input and feedback from the open forum to make recommendations for any changes or actions based on the survey results.

Action Step 2:

Increase the sense of community and shared mission among employees.

  • The open time for the faculty/staff gathering space has been expanded and is now from 10 to 2, Monday through Friday. We have struggled with an efficient way to gauge whether faculty and staff are actually using the space in significant numbers. Anecdotal evidence is that this space is not widely used. We will ask for input on this at the Open Forum on Quality of Work Life Survey results.
  • The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Internal Professional Development, in cooperation with the Assistant to the President, have been working together to coordinate the process for scheduling brown bag lunches. Several successful brown bag lunches were held in the fall semester. Technology topics have been added to the mix of topics that are covered through the brown bag lunch program.
  • Nancy McClure has been researching what other institutions are doing to successfully build a sense of community.

Action Step 3:

Develop policies that enable job flexibility.

  • Based on recommendations from the Audit Committee, we are moving forward to appoint a group with Senate, Assembly, and Classified Staff Council representation to discuss the issues surrounding job flexibility. There has been a delay in getting the faculty members named to the group. We hope this will be resolved in the near future so the group, chaired by the Human Resources Administrator, can begin its work. It will make recommendations regarding possible policy development to the Goal 7 Implementation Team. Due to the delay in having members named, we are pushing back the report-out date to March 31, 2008. Recommendations should take into consideration both the needs of individual employees and the overall institution.

Action Step 4:

Expand opportunities for professional development and training.

  • Based on the Audit committee recommendation, we are assessing the possibility and/or desirability of a dedicated facility for employee training, with tutorials and staff available to help. The CTE, Internal Professional Development and the Learning Resource Center discussed the current resources available, including use of the LRC. It was determined that this facility is very focused on instructional design and would not likely be suitable for use as a training/tutorial lab for staff. The IPD is exploring other resources, including instructor-enhanced on-line training.
  • We are moving forward with an assessment of Banner training needs; additional workshops have been scheduled on Time Management and Supervision; in cooperation with the Emergency Management Task Force, we are developing training for PC Safety and Data Security; and we are working with CTC faculty to prepare for internal training on MS Office Suite 07.
  • The Leadership Fairmont State group is up and running and the first-year class is in the midst of the program. We see this as key to developing and retaining internal leadership as we move forward.

Action Step 5:

Increase productivity through effective use of technology.

  • The forms repository project has moved forward and a live link is now available to current forms used on campus: Institutional Forms Repository. The forms team is soliciting feedback.

 

Strategic Goal 7 Progress Update, November 2007


Goal 7 - High Quality People

November 2007 Status Report from Sarah Hensley, Goal 7 Implementation Team Chair

Since our August report. the Goal 7 Implementation team has been meeting monthly.

Action Step 1:

Determine the level of professional satisfaction, and identify and address significant concerns.

  • The team is currently reviewing the results of the quality of work life survey. The team will draft recommendations for action based on the results and will present them at an open forum in late December or early January. The team will take input and feedback from the open forum to make recommendations for any changes or actions based on the survey results.

Action Step 2:

Increase the sense of community and shared mission among employees.

  • The open time for the faculty/staff gathering space has been expanded and is now from 10 to 2, Monday through Friday. We are still struggling with an efficient way to gauge whether faculty and staff are actually using the space in significant numbers.
  • The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Internal Professional Development, in cooperation with the Assistant to the President, have been working together to coordinate the process for scheduling brown bag lunches. Several successful brown bag lunches have been held during the first half of the fall semester. Technology topics have been added to the mix of topics that are covered through the brown bag lunch program.
  • Nancy McClure has been researching what other institutions are doing to successfully build a sense of community.

Action Step 3:

Develop policies that enable job flexibility.

  • Based on recommendations from the Audit Committee, we will move forward and appoint a group with Senate, Assembly, and Classified Staff Council representation to discuss the issues surrounding job flexibility. This group, chaired by the Human Resources Administrator, will make recommendations regarding possible policy development to the Goal 7 Implementation Team by February 1, 2008. Recommendations should take into consideration both the needs of individual employees and the overall institution. We hope to have this group formulated and functioning no later than November 15, 2007.

Action Step 4:

Expand opportunities for professional development and training.

  • Based on the Audit committee recommendation, we are assessing the possibility and/or desirability of a dedicated facility for employee training, with tutorials and staff available to help. The CTE, Internal Professional Development and the Learning Resource Center discussed the current resources available, including use of the LRC. It was determined that this facility is very focused on instructional design and would not likely be suitable for use as a training/tutorial lab for staff. The IPD is exploring other resources, including instructor-enhanced on-line training.

Action Step 5:

Increase productivity through effective use of technology.

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