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Committee Assignments

Each year, KCC staff, administrators and faculty are encouraged to volunteer to serve on a committee. KCC's committees may advise the president and other administrators on matters of importance to the operation of the college.

Committee chairs are responsible for ensuring that recommendations of the committee are appropriately channeled through the college's organizational structure for further consideration.

For more information, such as members, AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) categories and liaisons, review the 2018-19 College Committees chart.

Academic Appeals

Purpose: To review requests for waiver of academic regulations.
Chair: TBD 
Recorder: TBD 

Behavioral Intervention

Purpose: To proactively review the behavior of individuals about whom concerns are expressed, determine if intervention is needed, and ensure that those interventions take place.
Chair: David Hermann
Recorder: Sharon Hoogstraat 

Career Pathways

Purpose: To improve regular and sustained interaction with area employers in critical and high-demand industries, to create programs and occupational opportunities to meet employers' needs; and to enhance opportunities for students to achieve their educational and career goals, while promoting an environment of excellence and innovation.
Chair: Darla Jepson
Recorder: TBD  

Communications Committee

Purpose: To promote two way communications. Representatives are encouraged to bring ideas and suggestions to the meetings. Representatives also need to share information with the employees that are being represented.
Chair: Vicki Gardner
Recorder: Michelle Weishaar

  • Michael Boyd (resource)
  • David Cagle (resource)
  • Michael OConnor (resource)
  • Rich Soderquist (resource)
  • Mark Anderson
  • Tasha Blanchette
  • Jill Christy
  • Tracy Connor
  • Lillian Fitzpatrick
  • Laura Gardner
  • Dawn Graveline
  • TJ Hoekstra
  • Amanda Hubert
  • Sarah Nelson
  • Dana Washington
  • Jennifer Zimmerman

Community Partnerships

Purpose: To take a convening leadership role to strengthen and sustain community partnerships by improved understanding of community challenges and increased engagement and partnership development with K-12 system, employers, and community partners while promoting an environment of excellence and innovation. Includes the Strengthen and Sustain Community Partnerships Action Project.
Co-Chairs:  Mike Boyd 

Curriculum and Academic Standards

Purpose: To review all programs and courses of instruction; to recommend additions, revisions and deletions of programs/courses.
Chair: David Naze
Recorder: Dawn Bennett 

Embracing Diversity

  • Co-Chairs: Deisy Anderson and Jessica Oladapo
  • Recorder: TBD

  • Faculty Development

    Purpose: To identify and implement programs and activities which assist faculty members in their continuing professional growth, including faculty in-service days and other avenues for professional growth.
    Chair: Frances Hebert
    Recorder: TBD

    Foundational Coursework

    Purpose: To redesign and rebuild foundational (remedial) education. Includes the Redesign Developmental Education Structure, Curriculum, and Pedagogy Action Project.
    Co-chairs: Jennifer Huggins and TBA
    Recorder: TBD 

    Online Leadership

    Purpose: To provide direction, leadership, and support to the college's instructional technology initiatives; to assist in providing support to faculty by shaping the guidelines, policy, and procedures regarding online and hybrid instruction and to serve as mentors to newer online instructors.
    Chair: Rexann McKinley
    Recorder: TBD

    Safety and Security

    Purpose: To promote a safe environment for all campus constituents; considers matters relative to emergency preparedness, risk management, and security
    Chair: Richard Soderquist
    Recorder: TBD

    • Sheri Cagle
    • Jacob Fansler
    • Jamal Hawkins
    • Katie Henry
    • Cathi Hughes
    • Stella Mausehund
    • Rich Soderquist
    • Judy Spence
    • Eric Springer
    • Jeff Stubler
    • Brian Yeoman

    Strategic Planning and Oversight Committee (SPOC)

    Purpose: To oversee the collaborative development and evaluation of the college’s strategic goals, and recommend new or revised quality improvement processes.

    Chair: Michael Boyd
    Recorder: TBD
    • Dr. David Naze
    • Robert Babich
    • Karen Becker
    • David Cagle
    • Sheri Cagle
    • Paul Carlson
    • Francesca Catalano
    • Dr. Jose da Silva
    • Dr. Vicki Gardner
    • Mike Miller
    • Kelly Myers
    • Kari Nugent
    • Mike OConnor
    • Jennifer Huggins​
    • David Hermann
    • Kim Harpin

    Student Learning

    Purpose: To develop, revise and monitor the implementation of the college's plan for measuring its effectiveness in meeting established learning outcomes for students.

    Chair: Jennifer Blanchette
    Recorder: TBD