PowerCAMPUS becomes system of choice
The board accepted the administration's recommendation of SunGard Higher Education's PowerCAMPUS software solution as the program of choice for the college's primary Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system effective Feb. 8. An ERP is a computer system which integrates many of the functions of the college and provides for streamlined operations. The PowerCAMPUS software provides the functionality, technology and system architecture requirements of the college. The recommendation will allow the administration to further research financing and other costs associated with purchasing the software. The actual purchase will require board action at a future meeting.
Tenure for Bowlin, Wilce
Granted tenure to Nicki Bowlin, Academic Counselor, and James "Pete" Wilce, Welding Associate Professor, both effective Aug. 15
Bowlin "demonstrates a genuine interest in all students and is very thorough in navigating them through the academic process whether they are seeking a terminal degree or intending to transfer," said Bowlin's supervisor, Dean of Student Services Lisa Price. "Nicki goes above and beyond in assisting students with preparation for transfer by researching course equivalencies and university curriculum requirements."
Terry Wilkerson, Applied Science and Technology Division Chair, said Wilce "is a positive asset to Rend Lake College, the Applied Science and Technology Division, and the welding program area. I am confident that Pete's ability, positive attitude and work ethic will be reflected by the program."
One retirement, two resignations accepted
• Accepted with regret the retirement resignation of Dennis Hamson, custodian, effective April 30. "It is with sincere appreciation that I have had the opportunity of being an employee of Rend Lake College the past 10 years," Hamson wrote in his retirement letter.
• Accepted with regret the resignation of Patricia Bennett-Minor, Associate Degree Nursing Professor, effective Feb. 4. "I have enjoyed being a part of a team dedicated to providing quality education to nursing students and I appreciate the opportunities that I have been given here," Bennett-Minor wrote.
• Accepted with regret the resignation of Rhonda Allen, Records Specialist, effective Feb. 4. "Thank you for the opportunity to work for Rend Lake College," Allen wrote. "It has been an experience that I will never forget and also a great learning opportunity."
Construction master plan approved
Approved the District Site and Construction Master Plan as presented. The purpose of the plan is to provide direction in the growth of RLC's built environment. It serves only as a guideline for acquiring new sites and facilities and for the construction of new facilities. The plan will not be used for the literal specification of all parameters of a project, but will be used to provide direction in the future funding of projects and prioritization of campus improvements.
In other business, the board ...
• Approved the Notice of Election for the Student Board Member of the Board of Trustees effective Feb. 8. The election will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1 and 2, in the Academic Counseling Center.
• Approved revisions to board policy concerning the tenured / tenure-track faculty and staff seniority list (first reading)
Mark your calendars …
• Rend Lake College Homecoming, Wednesday, Feb. 23, Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games, James “Hummer” Waugh Gymnasium.
• RLC 2011 Spring Musical, “South Pacific,” 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 3-5, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, RLC Theater.
• Student Art Show Reception, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, RLC Theater.
• The Great Collaborators V, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, RLC Theatre.
• RLC Student Recital, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, RLC Theatre.
• Spring Concert, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, RLC Theatre.