2016–17 Committees


Access and Affordability Task Force

Charge: To continue the investigation of new tuition models for adult learners- specifically part time student learners in general. Specifically, the task force will

(1) identify possible models for equalizing tuition between full-time and regular part-time students (who are obtaining all or most of their credits on a part-time basis);

(2) use historical data on student credits and tuition from at least two specific campuses, run these models to assess the cost savings to the students as well as the economic impact on the campus and University; and

(3) make recommendations for the most appropriate of the tuition model

Co-Chairs: JoAnne Carrick, Beth Seymour

Members: Kelly Austin, Julie Cross, Renata Engel, Paula Milone-Nuzzo,  Brooke Repine, Daad Rizk, David Smith, Kristin Woolever, Liz Wright

Volunteer: Interested in joining this committee as a volunteer? Contact the committee chair.

Adult Learner Engagement Committee (ALEC)

Charge: To propose more effective ways to engage the adult learner population throughout Penn State. ALEC recognizes that there are pockets of current activities to engage our adult learners (in the classroom and online), yet this population can easily feel a disconnect from Penn State on a social, perhaps communal level. It is the mission of this committee to report on best practices across the system and suggest how these practices can be utilized throughout the Penn State community.

Chair: Jamie Campbell

Members: Ashley Adams, Jared Hammond, Leslie Laing, Michele Rice, Patty Staskiel

Volunteer: Interested in joining this committee as a volunteer? Contact the committee chair.

Hendrick Committee

Charge: To recognize exemplary contributions to the success of our adult learner population through the selection of the Shirley Hendrick Award and to plan the annual Hendrick Best Practices for Adult Learners conference, which showcases best practices from adult learner practitioners across the Penn State community.

Co-Chairs:

Francis Achampong, Shirley Hendrick Award Selection

Sandy Feather, Hendrick Conference Program Content

Judy Wills, Hendrick Conference Event Planning and Coordination

Members:

Volunteers:   Betsy Esposito, Chuck Greggs, Amanda Moore

Interested in joining this committee as a volunteer? Contact the committee chair.

Military and Veteran Support Services

Charge: To provide advocacy and support to Penn State student veterans/active duty military students by identifying best practices and policies. To partner with the Senior Director of Veterans Affairs and Services as an advisory committee promoting the needs of this population.

Chair: Renee Thornton-Roop

Members: Michelle Corby, Diana Gruendler

Volunteer: Michelle Bates, Randy Ingbritsen, Margaret Oakar

Interested in joining this committee as a volunteer? Contact the committee chair.