Academic Affairs

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Welcome to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Carl Albert State College. The College has a remarkable academic mission to provide affordable, accessible and exceptional education that fosters student success.

Carl Albert State College is a wonderful start for any student seeking higher education opportunities. Carl Albert is dedicated to its mission and the principles of providing a high quality education. We value excellence, diversity, and student success while being a positive role model for the community. We strive to provide a robust and complete college experience to our students. We pride ourselves on student success and growth. We have a strong faculty that is passionate about student learning, advacement, and completion.

Carl Albert State College may have the lowest tuition in the State of Oklahoma, but Carl Albert has the highest resolve, commitment, and passion in providing YOU a high-value education.

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs supervises the Division Chairs, and works with faculty members to shape the academic life of the campus. We are dedicated to hiring highly qualified and dedicated faculty that are focused on student success, while providing a high-touch, high-value education.

Sincerely,

Jason L. Morrison, Ed. D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs

VPAA Contact Information

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Jason L. Morrison, Ed. D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: Johnson Hall 201-D
Phone: 918-647-1230
Email: jlmorrison@carlalbert.edu

PatBroadwater
Pat Broadwater, B.L.S.
Administrative Assistant for VPAA
Office: Johnson Hall 201
Phone: 918-647-1231
Email: pabroadwater@carlalbert.edu

Associate Vice President for Instruction

MarcWillis
Marc Willis, M.A.
Associate Vice President for Instruction
Office: Johnson Hall 201 C
Phone: 918-647-1464
Email: mwillis@carlalbert.edu

Responsibilities:
*Student/ Faculty Grievances – Grade Appeal Form
*Course Scheduling
*Course Overrides
*Supervision of Division Chairs
*HLC Accreditation Liaison Representative
*Strategic Planning Committee – Chair

2016-17 Faculty Handbook

Office of Assessment

Amanda Wilson
AssessmentOutcomes Specialist/ Institutional Effectiveness Officer
Office: Johnson Hall 201 D
Phone: 919-647-1407
Email: adwilson@carlalbert.edu

Statement Concerning Assessment:
The assessment office of CASC is dedicated to providing clear, accurate, relevant, and unbiased data to our faculty, staff, students, and community. It is through a clear understanding of our institution that we can be assured that CASC is achieving the high standards we set for ourselves.  Accountability and knowledge can be achieved via comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes and the educational environment.

Understanding and staying true to our missions and goals, Carl Albert State College is dedicated to an ongoing model of assessment with a foundation in higher-order student learning outcomes which are tied to program goals clearly associated with the mission as a whole.

We believe that no matter how well we are doing that we can always improve.  Assessment is the key to understanding how best to dedicate staff and faculty in order achieve this improvement by aligning the services we provide with our goals and mission.

CASC: Plan of Assessment 2014-20

Reports:
2017 Official CASC Assessment Plan for OSRHE
2016-2017 Academic Plan
2016 Strategic Plan Survey Results
2015 Annual Assessment Report 2015
2015-2016 Academic Plan Summary
2015-2016 Academic Plan
2014-2015 Academic Plan Summary
2014-2015 Academic Plan
2014 Annual Assessment Report
2014 Executive Assessment Summary

Office of Grants

Grants Department Mission Statement:
The Grants Department will assist the College community in finding and pursuing external funding resources for plans that support and align with the mission, vision, values, and goals of the College.

We research opportunities to enhance and expand student support, academics, and activities by developing grant funding resources, networking with grant/education professionals, and attending relevant training to improve our chances of being awarded competitive funding. The Department of Grants office strives to maintain an infrastructure designed to promote state and federal compliance and the responsible procurement and management of external funds.

The Grants Department Coordinator reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

CASC Institutional Grant Policy and Procedures 3.3.16

What We Do:
*Research potential grant resources and opportunities for CASC;
*Write proposals in collaboration with the Grants Committee;
*Research data, reports, and other information necessary for a competitive proposal;
*Work in partnership with Assessment Services to monitor grant progress;
*Research information pertaining to federal and state regulations for grant compliance;
*Provide guidance to assist new grant-funded personnel and/or implementation of grant-funded programs.

Members of the Grants Committee:
Aaron Emberton, Chair
Jason Morrison, Ex-Officio
Tony Crouch
Jennifer Humphreys
Kelly Kellogg
Bryan Martin, Choctaw Nation
Michelle White

General Education at CASC

The General Education requirements are the heart of the core curriculum at Carl Albert State College. The goal of general education at CASC is to provide a holistic education to students preparing them to demonstrate knowledge, think critically, communicate effectively, and practice global and civic awareness. The general education requirements comprise an important part of the hours necessary for the associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees. Carl Albert State College considers the knowledge, skills and awareness fostered by the general education curriculum is vital in preparing students for academic transfer, employment, and every changing world.

Demonstrate knowledge:
Demonstration of knowledge results from the appraisal of knowledge and practice of core concepts through analytical, practical, or creative means.  Students shall assemble evidence; identify, categorize, and distinguish among ideas, concepts, and theories; and relate and analyze the significant uses of the gathered knowledge.
Think Critically:
Critical thinking encompasses the abilities to identify, categorize, synthesize, and distinguish ideas, concepts, theories, and approaches.  The presentation, explanation, and analysis of skills acquired in academic settings allows examination of competing hypotheses and non-academic events in light of acquired knowledge, and relates the implications of cultural and social perspectives.
 Communicate Effectively:
Effective communication results from the presentation and expression of concepts encountered in an academic setting in a clear, error-free manner both verbally and in written explanation.  Critical aspects are the clear expression of competing hypotheses, and perspectives in response to material read, analyzed, or presented in both academic and non-academic settings.
 Practice Global and Civil Awareness:
Practicing global and civil awareness creates the ability to understand both the student’s own civic and cultural background, as well as that of others.  This results from the evaluation of historical and contemporary positions on values, practices, assumptions, and predispositions.  Encouraging active community participation and cognizance provides insight and expands students’ perspectives and awareness. 

Institutional Accreditation

HLC Self Study

accredited

Carl Albert State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), and the American Physical Therapy Association. The college is also accredited or recognized by the following higher education agencies or  bodies: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, American Council on Education, Oklahoma State Accrediting Agency, Oklahoma  Association of Community and Junior Colleges, American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Higher Education Alumni Council of Oklahoma, North Central Council of Junior Colleges, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, National Junior College Athletic Association, and the Association of Community College Trustees.

Higher Learning Commission
Carl Albert State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The address and telephone number of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools is:
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
Telephone: (800) 621-7440

Nursing
The Carl Albert State College Department of Nursing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) from 2010-2018.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
(404) 975-5020 fax

Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The Physical Therapist Assistant Education program at Carl Albert State College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),
1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314;
telephone: 703-706-3245;
email: accreditation@apta.org;
website: http://www.capteonline.org 

Academic Committees

Academic Affairs Committee

The mission of the CASC’s Academic Affairs committee is to administer an environment of academic fairness through adherence to CASC policy and procedures.

Academic Program Review

The Academic Program Review Committee is to review and evaluate academic programs and degrees. The purpose is to guide the development, improvement, or deletion of academic programs and degrees to ensure successful and appropriate utilization of college resources. The committee will evaluate programs and degrees every five years in coordination with Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education required review process (OSRHE 3.7.4).  The program review will serve as an external review committee with the purpose evaluating programs and degrees within the institution and outside of the committee members’ normal teaching and/or coordinating responsibilities.  This will include a program self-review that provides evidence of student learning, institutional resource utilization, and completion and its relationship to Higher Learning Commission Criteria.

The purpose of the review process is to establish the following:
1.  Student learning outcomes for each program and degree are clearly represented and are measurable for effective assessment.
2.  Programs and Degree resources are utilized to support effective teaching.
3.  Establish the curriculum, program, and degree quality and program’s relevance to the mission of the college is essential for appropriate college decision concerning programs and degrees.
4.  The college practices share governance in decision making process concerning program and degree opportunities and utilization of college resources and funds.

Members:
Dr. Jason Morrison -Chair
Abbie Bailey
Robin Benson
Jamie Bonds
Dee Ann Dickerson
Jerry Holton
Natalie Maxwell
Kristi McConnell
Marc Willis
Kevin Womack

Program Reviews:
2009 – 2014
A.A. in Business Administration
A.A. in Child Development
A.A. in Computer Information Systems
A.A. in Criminal Justice/ Pre-Law
A.A. in HPER
A.A. in Pre-Elementary
A.A. in Sociology/ Psychology
A.S. in Allied Health
A.S. in Biological Science/  Zoology
A.S. in Pre-Medicine, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine
A.A.S in Computer Technology
Certificate in Business Technologies
Certificate in Child Development COM

Assessment Committee

 Assessment Committee Mission Statement:
The Assessment Committee of Carl Albert State College aims to facilitate the development of ongoing comprehensive assessments relevant to improving student learning in courses, academic programs, student programs, and services. The committee will accomplish this by providing structure for assessment, a support system for collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, and will assure timely posting of relevant assessment results to appropriate CASC stakeholders.  The subsequent goal of the committee is to make data-driven improvements to instruction, the educational environment, and institutional effectiveness.

CASC: Plan of Assessment 2014-20
Members:
Bill Carroll, Chair
Jason Morrison. Ex-Officio
Beverly Afzali
Chet Cornell
Savannah Knight
Rachel Smith
Brooke Wiersig
Michelle White
Marc Willis

Campus Compact/Co-Curricular

Mission: To improve community life by educating students in civic and social responsibility.

Members:
Kendal Repass, Chair
Jason Morrison, Ex-Officio
Kim Hughes
Tommy Smith
Annette Staats
Kodey Toney
Brooke Wiersig
Student/s

Curriculum Committee

Mission Statement
The goal and mission of the Curriculum Committee is to provide guidance and oversight to ensure that all curricula and courses are rigorous, comprehensive and responsive to the evolving needs of Carl Albert State College students.  The Curriculum Committee would become the major component by which faculty exercises control through expertise in developing and renewing CASC curricula.  All  new course, program changes or changes in delivery would be presented to the Curriculum committee.

Members:
Jason Morrison, Chair
Division Chairs, Ex-Officio
Jack Armstrong
Dee Ann Dickerson
Jeri Hobday
Steve Hughes
Amanda McBee
Kendal Repass
Kevin Womack
Shirley Yandell

Curriculum Committee Mission and Procedures Document

Virtual Campus Committee

The mission of Carl Albert State College is to provide affordable, accessible, and exceptional education that fosters student success. In all courses and programs, whether online or on campus, the College strives to maintain academic excellence in every way. Carl Albert State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Members:
Sarah Brown-Chair
Jason Morrison
Terri Carroll
Michael Martin
Allexcia Rankin
Hali Repass
Crystal Robertson
JLynn Smith
Tommy Smith
Kristin Snyder
Kevin Womack

 

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