Comprising the JEDI are five task forces consisting of faculty, staff, students, alums, and community members charged with self-assessment of the current climate, experiences, programs, and aptitudes within the college. These task forces will conduct audits in their respective areas taking stock uncovering what we already do as a college, recommend ways to highlight what we already do well in these areas, determine where we need to prioritize changes and then provide measurable recommendations with time-based goals, objectives, tactics.
Task Force Committee Co-Chairs
- All Committees: Tiffany Williams-Hart and Mike Baumgardner
- Structures and Policies: Thora Knight and Cristyn Magnus
- Teaching and Learning: David Turetsky and Shannon Mersand
- College Climate: Michael Leczinsky and Erin Couture
- Recruitment and Retention: Benjamin Yankson and Elisabeth Dubois
- Responsibilities for our Communities and Professions: Jayson Kratoville and Nancy Kreis
Structures and Policies
Review systems, policies, procedures and practices taking stock of what we currently do, how we can highlight what we do well, and what can we change to improve?
Committee Members: Thora Knight, Cristyn Magnus, Sam Jackson, Stephen Conard, Abebe Rorissa, Jack Connelly, Jose Valle, Ariel Rovere, Eitan Goldmeer
Teaching and Learning
Assess our curriculum, pedagogy, learning modalities, faculty resources, and classroom experiences taking stock of what we currently do, how we can highlight what we do, and what can we change to improve?
Committee Members: David Turetsky, Shannon Mersand, Christine Vassallo-Oby, Joette Stefl-Mabry, Joseph La Barbera, Ryan Szpicek, David Araujo, Jeffrey Doherty, Erin Morrison
Review student, faculty and staff experiences from recruitment/promotion, hiring/admission, classroom experiences, co-curricular experiences, social media presence, traditions, interactions with staff and faculty inside classroom/office and beyond taking stock of what we currently do, how we can highlight what we do, and what can we change to improve?
Committee Members: Michael Leczinsky, Erin Couture, Alex Greer, Kathleen Miller, Crescent Mascarenhas, Maricarmen Jimenez, Nicholas Sturgeon, Justin Leathers, Robert Shepherd, Annie Connors, Jessica Daisak
Recruitment and Retention of Students, Faculty and Staff
Examine all recruitment efforts for students, faculty and staff, assess their effectiveness, determine additional ways to tell our story, promote our college and make us a desired college of choice regionally and nationally for students, faculty and staff. Moreover, to retain our valued family members, the group must examine efforts to celebrate, reward, acknowledge, engage and value our faculty staff and students taking stock of what we currently do, how we can highlight what we do, and what can we change to improve?
Committee Members: Benjamin Yankson, Elisabeth Dubois, Darima Dorzhieva, Tiffany Williams-Hart, Mike Baumgardner, Andrea Morales Arauz, Ruben Gbegnedji, Tino DeMarco , Leslie Xicohtencatl, Jess Wenger, Robert Mornan
Responsibilities for Our Communities, Professions and Partners
Conduct an internal review of our current relationships and partnerships with local, state, regional and national agencies. Additionally, this group is tasked with a review of how we currently prepare our graduates for these professions and provide recommendations for improvement. During this assessment, the group will take stock of what we currently do, how we can highlight what we do, and what can we change to improve?
Committee Members: Sam Penta, Nancy Kreis, Jayson Kratoville, David Adkins, Ed Welch, Casey Cogdill, George Berg, Curtis Paul, Crystal Baker