Annandale Campus Committees: 2012-2013
Achieving the Dream (ATD)
The role of the ATD Committee is to make recommendations to the administration on techniques and strategies to improve persistence, retention and success by helping students to address the following areas: successfully complete the courses they take; advance from remedial to credit-bearing courses; enroll in and successfully complete gatekeeper courses; enroll from one semester to the next; and earn degrees and/or certificates.
The role of the Arbor Day Committee is to plan (along with community agencies) and host an annual event promoting environmental awareness and celebrating Earth Day.
The role of the Beautification Committee is to make recommendations to ensure that the campus is aesthetically appealing to faculty, students and guests.
The role of the Bookstore Committee is to review current practices, procedures and policies in the bookstore and to recommend books, software, apparel and supplies to support the needs of the students, faculty and staff.
The role of the Classroom Standards Committee is to investigate best practices on upgrading and standardizing classrooms and labs (including but not limited to desks, chairs, technology and other equipment) and make recommendations to administration.
The role of the Food Services Committee is to discuss food service concerns, issues, ideas and suggestions for improvement.
The role of the Green Committee is to empower faculty, staff and students to become more environmentally aware by providing information and methods that promote a sustainable lifestyle.
The role of the Campus Honors Committee is to advise, develop, and recommend policies, procedures, and regulations concerning honors classes.
The role of the International Committee is to address ways to ensure that our international students become acclimated to the norms and culture of the College and the local community. The committee will work with the College staff to host and serve as goodwill ambassadors for international visitors.
The role of the Lyceum Committee is to plan and host educational, social and cultural enrichment activities for faculty, students and staff.
The Promotion Committee oversees and supports programs and activities designed to increase enrollment of high school students and adults ready to begin or resume post-secondary education. The committee also works to retain and graduate currently enrolled students.
In addition to developing and implementing marketing and communications plans, the Promotion Committee manages public relations and advertising programs to achieve NOVA’s strategic goals and objectives.
Recognition and Fun
The role of the Recognition and Fun Committee is to establish activities, events and programs to acknowledge and celebrate award, accomplishments and contributions of faculty and staff. The Committee creates opportunities for recreational and leisure activities to provide balance to the stressful lives of faculty and staff.
The role of the Retention Committee is to advise and make recommendations on programming, initiatives, and services that will impact the recruitment and retention of students. Specific Task: Draft a two-year retention plan for the campus. Implement, monitor and evaluate Early Alert.
Safety, Emergency Preparedness, and ADA Compliance Committee (SEPAC)
The Safety, Emergency Preparedness and ADA Compliance Committee (SEPAC) periodically reviews campus safety policies and procedures. The Committee reviews campus plans and procedures for responding to emergencies that threaten the safety of the Annandale campus community or disrupt campus operations. The Committee stays informed about emergency response plans within the local jurisdiction that are applicable to the campus. In addition, the committee seeks to promote an active interest on the part of all campus personnel in the practice of a safer working environment. The committee actively engages in dialog with Office of Emergency Management, Police Services and the Facilities Department regarding fire inspections, fire drills, health, safety and hazard checks, accident investigations, and safety bulletins. Finally, the Committee reviews ADA compliance concerns/questions and escalates matters to College Administration and various departments such as Police, Facilities and the Office of Emergency Management as appropriate.
Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable (TL/TR)
The role of the TL/TR Committee is to bring together representatives from across the campus community in order to assess the current state of campus technology in support of teaching and learning, explore and evaluate new technologies for supporting teaching and learning, and, facilitate better planning, decision making, and support for faculty and students regarding the implementation and use of technologies in teaching and learning.
The role of the Timberlane Committee is to foster outreach activities with the administrators, faculty, students and parents at Timberlane Elementary School.
The role of the Weekend College Committee is to recommend methodologies, strategies and techniques to improve the format and content of weekend classes, including but not limited to Weekend Studies and Weekend Express. In addition, the committee will examine the feasibility of expanding our infrastructure, support and services to accommodate weekend students.
The role of the Welcome Week Committee is to provide information and host activities for new and returning students to foster a sense of community and to engage students such that they become involved in curricular and co-curricular events.