After extensive work last spring and summer, the new President’s Advisory Team of the College Council began its work this fall in earnest. The 20-member team, referred to as PAT, replaced the TEAMVision advisory model that was present on campus from 2005-12. PAT is an advisory group that addresses issues of college-wide importance.
The TEAMVision review was a recommendation that came out of the college’s most recent Self Study process for re-accreditation. College President Ron Chesbrough commissioned the work group to look at ways to improve the advisory model. Recommendations were presented to Dr. Chesbrough, the Cabinet and the TEAMVision Advisory Group in May.
“The work of this group is paying great dividends,” said Chesbrough. “Already the PAT has tackled several submissions, both holdovers from last spring and new ideas. The team has been engaged, diligent and thoughtful in their discussions.”
The primary differences between the TEAMVision and PAT-College Council models consist of a greater cross-campus membership, including more full-time faculty and the addition of adjunct faculty, with a mixture of appointed and elected positions. Next, the president serves as the chair of the PAT. Also new is a College Council coordinator who assists with communications, training and support of the College Council task forces and committees, as needed.
For information about the College Council and PAT, including minutes, progress chart, agendas and submission instructions, visit the intranet at intranet.stchas.edu/intranet/ Council/index.shtml.
This story was published in SCC's Fall 2012 Chaz newsletter.