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Core Themes Approval Process

The core themes developed to implement that mission in accordance with the NWCCU standards were generated through the college’s governance system. In the fall of 2010, the College Planning and Budgeting Council (CPBC) appointed a sub-committee, the College Accreditation Committee (CAC), to lead the development of the core themes. This committee worked in concert with and included some members of the Faculty Core Theme Working Group (FCTWG) appointed by the Faculty Planning and Budget Committee (FPBC). The College Planning and Budget Council, the Faculty Assembly, the Administrator Assembly and the Linfield Employee Association endorsed the four current core themes in December 2010. The Associated Students of Linfield College endorsed the core themes in February 2011, and the Linfield College Board of Trustees formally adopted the core themes on February 26, 2011. Three of the core themes, Integrated Teaching and Learning, Global and Multicultural Understanding, and Experiential Learning, emerged from the college’s three Foundational Education Principles, which were adopted by the Board of Trustees in May 2007 as part of the Linfield College Strategic Plan 2007-2012. During the 2011 spring semester, the CAC and the FCTWG developed overarching objectives for each core theme, which were vetted through each of the constituencies noted above and presented to the community in open forums and at formal meetings of each group.

A membership list for these committees and working groups:

Faculty Core Themes Working Group (FCTWG)

Brenda DeVore Marshall, Chair – Theatre and Communication Arts

Tom Reinert – Chemistry, Faculty Planning and Budget Committee Chair (FPBC)

Bev Epeneter – Nursing

Gennie Harris – Education and FPBC Member

Susan Barnes Whyte – Co-chair of CAC and Library Director 

College Accreditation Committee (CAC)

 Brenda DeVore Marshall, Co-Chair

Susan Barnes Whyte, Co-Chair

Bev Epeneter, Nursing

Gennie Harris, Education and FPBC Member

Colin Jones – ASLC President, Student Representative

Katie Patterson – ASLC Vice President, Student Representative

Paula Terry – Library, Linfield Employee Association (LEA) Representative

Bob Wolcott – ex officio, Interim Vice President for Academic affairs/Dean of Faculty

Jennifer Ballard – Director of Institutional Research

Kate Bemis – Dean, Division of Continuing Education

Tom Reinert – ex-officio, Chemistry, Chair of FPBC

 

College Planning and Budget Committee (CPBC)

 

Glenn Ford – Co-chair, Vice President for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer

Bob Wolcott – Co-chair, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty

Richard Bourassa, Music (Arts and Humanities Representative)

Jeff Peterson, Sociology (Social and Behavioral Sciences Representative)

Jennifer Heath – Physics (Natural Science and Mathematics Representative)

 Patrice O’Donovan – Portland Campus Librarian (Portland Campus Representative)

Tom Reinert  – Chemistry and Chair, FPBC

Greg Copeland, Director of Budget and Financial Analysis

Nancy Drickey – Associate Dean of Faculty and Education

Bernie Turner – Board of Trustees Representative

Jeff Mackay – Assoc. Dean of Students, Administrator Representative

Susan Barnes Whyte – Library Director, Administrator Representative, CAC Co-chair

Paula Terry – Library, Linfield Employee Association (LEA) Representative

Kathy Cook – Secretary, President’s Office, Linfield Employee Association (LEA) Representative

Jennifer Ballard – Director of Institutional Research

Kate Bemis – Dean, Division of Continuing Education

Colin Jones – ASLC President, Student Representative

Hilda Escalera – Student Representative

Arielle Perkins – Student Representative

 

Effective July 2011

Susan Agre-Kippenhan — Co-chair, Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty