Faces of Retrenchment, Clarion University


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These are some of the faces and brief descriptions of the faculty at Clarion University who expect retrenchment letters on October 15, 2013.

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Faces of Retrenchment, Clarion University

  1. 1. The Faces of Retrenchment
  2. 2. A caveat At this point, no specific individuals have been identified or received letters of retrenchment. Some retrenchments may be prevented through retirements. The following Faces represent our best guesses of who will be retrenched and is based on information provided by the individual faculty members who appear here. Only some faculty who are likely to receive letters of retrenchment have contributed to this project.
  3. 3. • Teaches Computer Information Sciences and Management courses • Co-chair, Technology Subcommittee of Venango College Strategic Directions Steering Committee • Co-chair, Presidential Commission on Sexual Harassment • Chair, Humanities & Sciences Search Committee, 2011 to present • Chair, Humanities and Science Faculty Evaluation Committee, 2011 to present • Member, Faculty Senate Venango College Committee • Member, University-wide Conduct Board • Moderator and reviewer, Penn-York Undergraduate Research Conference • Advisor, Photography Club Nancie Hunter, MBA, MAEd-CIS Venango Humanities & Sciences 2003 to present Tenure track since 2011 The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  4. 4. Leah Chambers, PhD English 2010 to present • Teaches first-year writing • Coordinated Incoming Eagles Institute Summer Bridge Program • Developed Engaged Learners Program • Co-director, grant recipient, 537 Clarion, Community Learning Workshop • Developed survey for directed self-placement for first year writing • Research on noncognitive factors leading to academic success • Advisor, Tobeco The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  5. 5. Jennifer May, MEd Academic Enrichment 2000 to present Tenure track since 2007  DEd, Administration and Leadership, December 2013, Indiana University of PA  Coordinator, Disability Support Services  Founder/Co-Advisor, Delta Alpha Pi, International Honor Society for Students with Disabilities  Chair, Presidential Commission on Disabilities  Member, Facilities Planning Committee, Presidential Commission on Affirmative Action, Middle State Steering Committee, PASSHE Task Force Committee for Online Procedures for Students with Disabilities  Outstanding Faculty Equity Award (2012)  Executive Board of Directors for ARC of Clarion and Venango Counties (Vice-President, 2008- 2010; Treasurer, 2011-Present)  APSCUF Department Representative; Chair, Nominations and Elections Committee TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  6. 6. Joseph Croskey, MA Academic Enrichment, 2007-present • ABD, Administration and Leadership, Indiana University of Pennsylvania • Coordinator of Transitions (2007), Director of Advising Center (2011-12) • Advisor, Sigma Sigma Sigma • President, African-American Caucus • Chair, Student Affairs Committee, Faculty Senate • APSCUF Executive Committee for Action through Politics (CAP) • Published and presented on strategies for providing effective advising The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  7. 7. Tami Doverspike, MEd Academic Enrichment 2005 to present TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject  Educational Talent Search, Outreach Coordinator and Academic Skills Instructor (August 2005- present), teaching study skills, career exploration, and college preparation; facilitating college visits and accessing financial aid  Golden Eagle Pre-College Program Coordinator (Summer 2009)  Tutoring and Testing Coordinator, (2008–2009)  Summer Start Coordinator (Summer 2008)  Learning Skills Specialist, Upward Bound (Summer 2008)  People to People Student Ambassador Delegation Leader (2006-2011)
  8. 8.  Director of Bands since 2004  Conductor/Director of the Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band, Golden Eagle Marching Band, and Jazz Band  Member, Tenure Committee  Member, APSCUF Representative Council  Advisor, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Campus Crusade for Christ Hubert Toney, Jr., PhD Music 2004 to present TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  9. 9. Ellen Foster, PhD English 2004 to present • Teaches writing, grammar, literature, and Honors courses • Drop-in academic advisor for Venango College students • Coordinator of Venango Honors Program, 2009-2012 • Faculty Senate Chair, 2012/2013 • Venango Campus Forum Chair, 2005-2011 • Chair, Clarion APSCUF Nominations and Elections Committee, 2007-2012 • Co-editor of the Broadview edition of Clarence • Vice-President, Communications, Sedgwick Society • 20 conference presentations in literature, medical humanities, composition, and Honors education from 2004 through 2013 • World Book Night Giver TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  10. 10. • First Frederick Douglass Scholar, Clarion University, 2001 • 1 of 2 Frederick Douglass Scholars, Lock Haven University, 2002 • Acquired office for Black Studies Program/ Frederick Douglass Scholars • 11 years of teaching, mentoring, and research in the English Department • Member, Minority Student Service Mentoring Program • Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA • Member, Southern Regional Education Board/Compact for Faculty Diversity • Past Editor, Making Connections: A Journal for Teachers of Cultural Diversity • Editor, Iola Publications • Parent of Athena, 2011 Clarion graduate Uraina N. Pack, PhD English 2002 to present TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  11. 11. Elisabeth Donato, PhD French 1999 to present Tenure track since 2001  Member of Faculty Senate, Chaired Faculty Senate in 2007-08  Initiated student exchange with Catholic University of Lille, France  Organizer of yearly French Film Series since 2008  Took students to France on three study abroad summer courses, including the PASSHE Summer Honors Program (2005)  Advisor, French Club and Students for Choice  Presents and publishes on French popular culture TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  12. 12. Regina Jack, MEd Academic Enrichment 1992 to present Full-time as of 1999  Coordinator of Testing and Tutoring, Supervisor for Supplemental Instruction, Director of the Ralston Learning Center (computer lab)  Served in Educational Opportunities Program, 1992-2008  In Curriculum and Instruction EdD program, Indiana University of Pennsylvania  Serves on the Presidential Commission on Disabilities and the Pregnancy & Parenting Resources Initiative  Recipient of Outstanding Social Equity Faculty Award, 2010  Advisor, Koinonia Christian Fellowship, 11 years The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  13. 13. Nell ter Horst, PhD German, 1997-present Tenure track since 1999 • Established study abroad and internship opportunities in Bamberg, Germany • Initiated the distance education collaborative with PASSHE language faculty • Developed the Film minor • Chaired the Modern Languages department • Advisor, German Club • Published Lessing, Goethe, Kleist, and the Transformation of Gender: From Hermaphrodite to Amazon (2003) and many articles in leading peer- reviewed journals • Plays cello in the Clarion University Orchestra • Vice president, SAFE The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  14. 14.  Director of Clarion University-Community Symphony Orchestra  Performed over 86 times on campus and 67 times off campus  Guest Conductor/Clinician for 38 PMEA district, region, and county honors bands and orchestras  Created the first Wind Ensemble at Clarion University  Advisor, Clarion University Chapter of NAfME  Has taught Basic Conducting, Instrumental Conducting, Music History, Aural Skills I-IV, Applied horn, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Instrumental Methods, and Marching Band Techniques, as well as supervised student teachers. Casey C. Teske, DMA Music 1996 to present TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  15. 15. Rob Bullington, MFA Theatre 1995 to present • Taught and mentored 100s of young actors, many working in the field • Directed 29 dramatic productions of CU Theatre • The Cripple of Inishmaan and Make Sense Who May were invited to Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Region II • Acted in 11 productions of CU Theatre and Summer Theatre • Performed in orchestra for 10 productions of CU Theatre • Advisor, Alpha Psi Omega • Taught 8 workshops for Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  16. 16. Rhonda McMillen-Toth, MEd Academic Enrichment 1995 to present  TRIO director of Educational Talent Search, annually serving an average of 900 local residents, ages 12 through adult. Services target low-income, first generation potential college students. and provide exposure, encouragement, and assistance in enrolling in postsecondary education.  Wrote and received federal grants bringing over $5.3 million to university  Wrote and received funding of over $53,000 for 20 programming grants from state and private agencies and foundations  Served as Coordinator of the Program of Scholastic Enrichment, to The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  17. 17. Jeanne Slattery, PhD Psychology 1984 to present Tenure track since 1994 • Licensed psychologist • Coordinator, Partners in Teaching, Learning and Assessment • Advisor, Psi Chi • Served on board of directors of Pennsylvania Psychological Association, 2012-present • Consulted with 3 local agencies and taught at Clarion hospital • Social Equity Faculty Award • Published: • Counseling diverse clients: Bringing context into therapy (2004) • Empathic counseling: Meaning, context, ethics, and skill (2011) • Trauma, meaning, and spirituality: Research and clinical perspectives (2015) The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  18. 18. Carie Forden, PhD Psychology 1992 to present • Advisor, Venango College Psychology Club for the past 21 years • Developed collaborative assignments with American University, Cairo, which received an Action Teaching Award from the Social Psychology Network • Served on board of 4 local nonprofits, 2 county agencies, and a countywide collaborative board; led a countywide task force on smoking during pregnancy • An evaluation consultant and trainer for over 20 nonprofits • Published two edited books, an instructor's manual, and a test bank • Developed four new courses for Psychology, Women and Gender Studies, and the Venango College Honors Program The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  19. 19. Brent Register, DMA Music 1990 to present • Taught flute, oboe, and bassoon, as well as music history courses • Associate Director, Honors Program • Fellow, National Collegiate Honors Council for outstanding work in university honors • Music director for 15 university theatre productions, receiving 5 Kennedy Center Awards for Excellence in Music Direction • 50+ performances/year (e.g., Las Vegas, NYC, Dominican Republic, as well as locally) TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  20. 20. Shelly Silvis, MEd Academic Enrichment 1989 to present  Serving first generation college students through the TRIO Student Support Services Program, which serves over 200 students/year  Served as Coordinator of Learning Skills as of 1989, and as program Director since 1999  Authored 3 successful grant proposals for TRIO SSS, which brought the university $4.4 million in funding from the US Department of Education, including over $330,000 in direct financial aid to PELL-eligible students  Served on numerous university committees including the Retention Committee, the Middle States Task Force Committee, the Presidential Commission on Disabilities, and the Pregnancy & Parenting Resources TheFacesofRetrenchmentProject
  21. 21. Christina Hearst, MS Academic Enrichment 1983 to present Tenure track since 1989  Department Chair, Academic Enrichment for the past 6 years  Member of numerous professional organizations within Developmental Education  Teaches College Reading and Study Skills to students on Academic Probation/readmitted from suspension  Assisted in the Accreditation process for CU Tutoring Center  Member, various campus committees dealing with student retention  Assistant Director and Interim Director, Academic Support Center  Worked throughout my career supporting students that are ―high-risk‖  Awarded, High-Impact Practices grant for Supplemental Instruction.  Member, Board of Managers, Clarion YMCA The Faces of Retrenchment Project
  22. 22. "Invisible" cuts When tenure-track and tenured people go... NO MORE HIRES—including temporary faculty— for three years.
  23. 23. "Invisible" cuts* Probable Retrenchments Temporary Faculty who will likely lose their positions Academic Enrichment Joseph Croskey Chris Hearst Regina Jack Jim Kole John Lovelace Jen May Shelly Silvis, '89 Rhonda McMillen-Toth, '95 Michele Lagnese, '97 Connie Bradley, '02 Tami Doverspike, '03 Jodi Burns, '02 Maria Aiello, '09 Shintrika Hudson, '09 Nursing Laurie Pierce 8 temporary faculty members Psychology Carie Forden Jeanne Slattery Mary Hollis, '03 Theatre Rob Bullington Myra Bullington, 01 Drew Williams '13 * There are likely others, but these are the ones that we have been told of.
  24. 24. Anticipated Program Cuts Stemming from Workforce Plan  Academic Enrichment  Art gallery  French major  German minor  Music Education  Musical Theatre  Nursing, ASN  Nursing, RN to BSN  Uncounted damage to other programs (e.g., BA majors, International Business, programs at other universities that depend on our online language courses)
  25. 25. Learn more ... be part of the conversation ...  Visit The Faces of Retrenchment on Facebook  Read our students’ and colleagues’ posts  Share posts that you think are important  Contribute to the conversation  Write the president, provost, trustees, governor, legislator . Act!  Support your colleagues