Committees | Casper College, Wyoming


If you are on a CC committee and would like to add a listing here, please send the following to (1) the committee name, (2) about paragraph, and (3) name of contact person.

Administrative Alliance

Chair or POC: Rachel Chadderdon and Katie McMillan (co-chairs)

Purpose: Communication and advocate internally and externally on matters to our membership and to the college as a whole through meaningful exchange between staff, administration, faculty and executive council.

Membership: Any Casper College employee who is classified as an administrator through their job description held at Human Resources is an eligible member.

Art Committee

Chair or POC: Valerie Innella Maiers

Purpose: The Casper College Art Committee is charged with recommending policy, placement, and preservation measures for the Casper College Art Collection. Additional considerations include reviewing existing paperwork such as accession forms, condition reports, storage concerns, and display considerations on campus and for museum exhibition loans. Cataloging and handling of individual artworks, as well as any grant writing toward collection concerns, is completed by the Committee Chair and records are housed in the Western History Center database. Minutes and recommendations for the collection are monitored by the Chair.

Membership: Current membership includes Director of Casper College Museums as well as several members of the Visual Arts Department. Additional meetings are held with the Director of the Western History Center, Casper College Foundation Office, and collection stakeholders.

Behavioral Intervention Team

Chair or POC: Linda Toohey

Purpose: Collect and evaluate potential hazards to campus community and accept reports from campus community members on behaviors they find concerning.

Membership: Decided by VP-Student Services (annual)

Benevolent Fund Committee

Chair or POC: Marge Christiansen

Purpose: The fund will provide assistance of up to $200 to help the employee pay for an emergency bill.

Membership: Volunteers from all three alliances.

Calendar Committee

Contact: Linda Nichols and Academic Dean

Purpose: Develop academic calendars for Casper College students and employees.

Membership: Registrar, Academic Dean, 2 Faculty Representatives, 1 Student Services representative, Staff Alliance Rep, Admin Alliance Rep, HR Director.

Campus Safety & Emergency Response Committee

Contact: Lori Abrams

Purpose: Confer on public safety and emergency management issues.

Casper College Security

  • Natrona County Crisis Management Plan
  • Sample Crisis Management Plan

Casper College Tri-Alliance

Purpose: To promote professional practices; active participation of all in the solution of institutional matters; and allegiance to a genuine spirit of professional ethics.

Membership: Chair and Vice Chair of Faculty, Staff and Administration alliances

  • Alliance Activities Committee: To plan and execute social events that support campus activities and to promote involvement in such activities by faculty, staff and administrators. Membership:  3 staff, 3 administrative, and 3 faculty members.  Nominations and elections are held at the alliance level.

College Council

Contact: Dr. Darren Divine

Purpose: College Council is a representative committee designed to foster and practice shared governance at the institution.  The committee not only discusses information to be disseminated across campus, but also makes final recommendations on college policies before they are sent to the Board of Trustees for consideration.

Membership: The president selects the positions represented on the council.  The membership consists of the president, the vice presidents of academic affairs, student services, and administrative services the executive dean of continuing education, public relations director, executive assistant to the president/board of trustees, the human resource director, the faculty senate chair and chair-elect, two other at-large faculty, the administrative alliance chair and chair-elect, the staff alliance chair and vice chair, and the student senate representative. 

Constitution Day Committee

Contact: Erich Frankland

Purpose: This committee’s purpose is to plan events on an annual basis to recognize the adoption of the U.S. Constitution (required by federal law).

Membership: Chaired by POLS/HIST/INST Department and includes full-time faculty and coordinates with Student Activities Coordinator.

Curriculum Committee

Chair or POC: Rich Burk

About: The mission of the Casper College Curriculum Committee is to assure the continuing excellence of curricular offerings at Casper College, including course offerings, degree requirements, certification requirements, and general education requirements.

Membership: Appointed by Deans with two nonvoting members, one from the Registrar's office and one from Academic Affairs

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Data Governance Committee

Contact: Institutional Research Appointee

Purpose: Develop and maintain college-wide policies and procedures to ensure effective data management.

Membership: IR, Reps from: Faculty Senate, Registrar, IT, Student Systems, Student Success, Dean's Council, HR, Digital Learning, Finance Systems.

Datatel Users Rountable (DURT)

Chair or POC: Linda Nichols

Purpose: Increase collaborative efforts across colleague users.

Membership: Primary users of Colleague.

Dean's Council

Contact: Shawn Powell

Purpose: Discuss matters pertinent to the academic operations of the college.

Membership: VP-Academic Affairs, Executive Dean, and Deans 

Demorest Humanities Festival Committee

Chair or POC: Valerie Innella Maiers

Purpose: The Humanities Festival and Demorest Lecture committee supports the yearly event by planning and implementing a three day schedule of guest scholars presenting on a topic chosen by committee. Recent topics include "Pilgrimage", "Storytelling: The Development of Humanity", and "Feast". The group, composed of CC faculty, staff, and one student, UW staff, as well as community members, also plans hospitality, advertising, coordinates evaluation, and other considerations. Festival Scholars are selected by the Committee in August from a call for submissions. The Demorest Lecturer (Keynote) is often selected by the committee earlier to confirm availability. Recent Keynotes include Sir Ken Robinson, Baxter Black, and Jennifer Teege.

Membership: Traditionally, committee members have asked to be included. However, in recent years, committee members from additional CC schools have also been assigned. The committee has three new members from CC staff, the Goodstein Library staff, and for the first time, a UW staff member. The new members have already started meeting with the committee to evaluate the 2017 event and start planning for 2018.

Digital Learning Committee

  • Adjunct Learning Network Committee
  • Digital T-Bird Committee: Contact Mike McLemore. Purpose: Evaluate new technology, Give best-practice examples for technology in the classroom, Promote the use of technology, Help innovate Digital Learning (DL) programs and online classrooms. Membership: One member from each Academic School and an administrator.
  • Instructional Learning Committee