SAC February 2017 Meeting
Guest Speaker: Dr. William Crawley and Brian Jay Jones, Great Lives Series Director & Assoc. Director
Where: Lee Hall Room 412
When: Thursday, February 16th, 1:00-3:00pm
Dr. Crawley and Brian Jones will be speaking about the unique opportunity UMW provides to its community members; the Great Lives Series. The series began in 2004 and allows members of the UMW community to come and listen to a lecture about various topics relating to history and culture. The Spring 2017 Lecture Series begins on January 24th, free of charge, and continues every Tuesday and Thursday thereafter, ending with its final lecture on April 13th.
SAC December 2016 Meeting & January 2017 Retreat
January SAC Retreat Speakers:
Dr. Troy Paino, President of University of Mary Washington
Dr. Kim Gower, Assistant Professor in the College of Business
In an informal setting, Dr. Paino came to speak at the January SAC Retreat at the Stafford Campus. Dr. Paino did not want to reiterate the All Campus Meeting held on January 19th, and instead asked the SAC for comments, questions, and concerns. Key topics that were discussed include: The SAC will speak on behalf of staff to the BOV in a monthly written report and annual presentation for the BOV to hear directly about staff concerns, the main contributions that SAC can provide to the University is to promote the message of serving and preparing students and for all members to be connected to the University's mission, the intention to give a dedicated budget to the Marketing/ Web Development group instead of pulling from the Reserve funds as has been done in previous years, the goal to provide a wellness initiative to all members of the UMW community, promoting service learning and work, staff compensation, student retention and recruitment, performance evaluations, etc. Please see the SAC Retreat Meeting Minutes for a full description of topics discussed with Dr. Paino.
Dr. Kim Gower presented information about leadership to the SAC. She helped us identify obstacles that make performing the job as the SAC challenging and ways to combat those obstacles includng clear and effective communication, and focusing on getting to the heart of why people do what they do instead of the "what" to increase more engagement and participation within the UMW community.
December Guest Speakers:
Kimberley Buster-Williams, Associate Provost for Enrollment
Hall Cheshire, Chief Information Officer
Kimberley Buster-Williams discussed UMW's Strategic Enrollment Plan which drives the admissions department in the direction of recruitment. The Strategic Enrollment Plan was presented to the Board of Visitors in December 2016.
Hall Cheshire addressed the group about upcoming changes the security program will undergo. IT Auditors identified some areas of interest that need to be addressed including VPN access and Local Administrators. Additional controls will begin to be put in place starting in 2017
Thank you to all of our speakers for taking the time to talk with the SAC and help us serve the community the best we can!
To check out the full SAC Meeting Minutes Click Here