Contact

Dr. Herbert Bruce
Herbert.Bruce@armstrong.edu
912.344.3328

Committees
 

Topic Selection Steering Committee:

To get the QEP underway, Armstrong identified a topic selection steering committee, which oversaw the task of calling for QEP topic proposals, reviewing those proposals, and making recommendations to the university’s SACS executive committee.

Nancy Remler, Language, Literature, and Philosophy (Chair)
John Kraft, Interim Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs
Andy Clark, Director of Institutional Research
Mario Incorvaia, Director of Marketing, Art, Music, and Theater
Bob LeFavi, President of University Senate
Marilyn O’Mallon, Nursing
Regina Rahimi, Middle and Secondary Education
Suzy Carpenter, Chemistry*
Lynn Long, Adolescent and Adult Education*
Geri Kilmer, Business and Finance
Kelly Woodruff, Director, Disability Services
Naomi Coffman, student representative
Faith Washburn, student representative

For minutes of committee meetings, click here.

*added to assist with reviews

QEP Steering Committee:

Once the QEP topic had been selected, Armstrong has identified a steering committee and several subcommittees, which work collaboratively to ensure the plan meets all SACS-COC requirements.

Laura Barrett, Dean, College of Liberal Arts (Co-chair)
Doug Frazier, University Librarian (Co-chair)
Bill Baird, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics, President of Faculty Senate
Sally Watkins, Associate Director of Student Union and Activities
Bob Gregerson, Dean, College of Science and Technology
Donna Brooks, Assistant Dean, Health Professions
Robert LeFavi, Professor of Health Sciences, President, Faculty Senate 2011-12
Bill Baird, Physics, President, Faculty Senate 2012-13
Nancy Remler, Associate Professor of English, QEP writer
Herbert Bruce, Director of First Year Experience and the QEP

For minutes of steering committee meetings, click here.

Subcommittees

For purposes of communication and consistency, each QEP subcommittee includes a member of the steering committee.

Literature Review and Best Practices:

This committee’s task is to research and compile the appropriate sources available to inform the design and implementation of the QEP; then from those sources, this committee will compose a literature review for the QEP document.

Allison Belzer, Assistant Professor of History (Co-chair)
Greg Anderson, Director, Academic Orientation and Advisement (Co-chair)
Doug Frazier, University Librarian
Nancy Remler, Associate Professor of English, QEP Writer
Caroline Hopkinson, Reference Librarian and Head of Archives and Special Collections
Corine Ackerson-Jones, Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention, College of Health Professions
Beth Howells, Director of Composition, Language, Literature & Philosophy
Mark Finlay, Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Student Government Representative

For minutes of meetings, click here.

Course Design and Curriculum Changes:

This committee is responsible for developing the curricular aspects of the QEP:  course design, faculty selection, credit hours, scheduling, and other relevant details of the first-year seminar and its link to core courses.

Jewell Anderson, Reference Librarian (Chair)
Suzie Carpenter, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Jane Rago, Assistant Professor of English
Alison Hatch, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Regina Rahimi, Assistant Professor of Middle and Secondary Education
Hongjie Wang, Assistant Professor of History
Doug Frazier, University Librarian
Laura Barrett, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Bob Gregerson, Dean College of Science and Technology
Rick McGrath, Professor of Economics
Judy Ginter, Registrar
Andi Beth Mincer, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Kristen Betts, Director of Online Education
Student Government Representative

For minutes of meetings, click here.

Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment:

This committee is responsible for outlining the student learning outcomes of the first-year seminar and determining how those outcomes will be assessed.

Delana Nivens, Interim Assistant Dean, College of Science & Technology (Chair)
Herbert Bruce, Director, First Year Experience
Abby Wilcox, Director of Institutional Research
Jonathan Roberts, Associate Professor of Psychology
Judith Garrison, Head Reference and Instruction Librarian
David Wheeler, Department Head, Language, Literature & Philosophy
Teresa Winterhalter, Professor of English
Christine Moore, Instructor of Respiratory Therapy
Joyce Bergin, Assistant Dean, College of Education
John Kraft, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs
Student Government Representative

For minutes of meetings, click here.

Budget:

This committee collects information from the other subcommittees, examines existing university resources, and determines how the university will support the QEP, not only by generating new resources but also by allocating existing financial, physical, and human resources.

Marc Mascolo, Associate Vice President of Business and Finance (Chair)
Gwen Carlock, Budget Director, Business and Finance
Cathy McGowan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Mike Price, Interim Department Head, History
Nick Mangee, Assistant Professor of Economics
Mario Incorvaia, Arts Marketing Director, Art, Music & Theater
Donna Brooks, Assistant Dean, Health Professions
Bob LeFavi, Professor of Health Sciences, President, Faculty Senate

For minutes of meetings, click here.

Marketing and Communications:

This committee determines how to promote the QEP to the campus community, alumni, and the wider community.

Bill Dawers, Instructor of English (Co-chair)
Kristin Stout, Reference and Instruction Librarian (Co-chair)
Carly Hallman, Marketing Specialist and Social Media Manager
Stephanie Whaley, Director of Admissions, Academic Affairs
Liz Desnoyers-Colas, Assistant Professor of Communication
Austin W. Francis, Jr., Assistant Professor of Biology
Sally Watkins, Associate Director of Student Union and Activities
Nancy Remler, Associate Professor of English, QEP Writer
Student Government Representative

For minutes of meetings, click here.

QEP Website Content Oversight and Design:

Kristin Stout, Reference and Instruction Librarian (Chair)
Bill Dawers, Instructor of English
Austin W. Francis, Jr., Assistant Professor of Biology
Herbert Bruce, Director of First Year Experience and the QEP
Nancy Remler, Associate Professor of English, QEP Writer

For minutes of meetings, click here.