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Plan: Social Sciences Department

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Mission Statement: The Social Science Department provides engaging, meaningful opportunities for GBC students to learn major concepts of human social behavior in historical context and apply that knowledge to address societal issues in support of GBC's general education program and degree offerings.
GOALS
1.  Goal: Enhance departmental communication through electronic means. (Theme 3)

Last changed on 05/28/2010 by

  OBJECTIVES
  1.1  Objective: Create Individual Faculty and Social Science Department Website.

Last changed on 01/29/2013 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Due 12 of 2013

    ACTION PLAN  
    1.1.1  Task: Faculty members develop their individual websites.

Last changed on 03/06/2013 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Due 12 of 2013

    1.1.2  Task: Create Department website to include links to faculty websites

Last changed on 05/19/2010 by Marsha Holford

Status: Completed

    1.1.3  Task: Post new courses and announcements

Last changed on 07/12/2010 by Marsha Holford

Status: Completed

  1.2  Objective: Enhance relations and communication with adjunct faculty.

Last changed on 04/01/2013 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Completed

    ACTION PLAN  
    1.2.1  Task: Post syllabi templates, department information and guidelines. Provide instruction on how to complete a department-approved syllabus, including timelines for due dates and electronic submission.

Last changed on 04/01/2013 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Due 12 of 2013

    1.2.2  Task: Invite adjunct faculty to department meetings; encourage adjunct faculty to attend in-service activities and College events.

Last changed on 09/28/2010 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Completed

    1.2.3  Task: Post on website adjunct faculty bios and photos.

Last changed on 04/01/2013 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Due 12 of 2013

    1.2.4  Task: Send survey to adjunct faculty in department for feedback on communication and interaction between adjunct and full-time faculty.

Last changed on 04/01/2013 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Due 12 of 2013

2.  Goal: Broaden course offerings and degree programs as feasible to meet the needs of the service area. (Theme 3)

Last changed on 05/28/2010 by

  OBJECTIVES
  2.1  Objective: Maintain current department offerings through tenure-track faculty positions when possible and adjunct faculty as needed.

Last changed on 04/01/2013 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Completed

    ACTION PLAN  
    2.1.1  Task: Add tenure-track faculty history/psychology/social science positions.

Last changed on 04/01/2013 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Completed

    2.1.2  Task: Eliminated

Last changed on 10/11/2010 by Tamara Cavender

  2.2  Objective: Broaden course offerings in Social Science to meet the needs of BA and associate degree programs.

Last changed on 04/01/2013 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Due 12 of 2014

    ACTION PLAN  
    2.2.1  Task: Develop courses as needed (follow Curriculum and Articulation process).

Last changed on 04/01/2013 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Due 12 of 2013

    2.2.2  Task: Create two-year schedule of upper-division courses.

Last changed on 02/19/2010 by Marsha Holford

Status: Completed

    2.2.3  Task: Eliminated

Last changed on 10/11/2010 by Tamara Cavender

    2.2.4  Task: Eliminated

Last changed on 10/11/2010 by Tamara Cavender

3.  Goal: Improve student learning and quality teaching with multimedia resources,software applications and other technologies. (Theme 1)

Added on 11/22/2010 by Tamara Cavender

  OBJECTIVES
  3.1  Objective: Identify needs in each discipline and purchase those resources.

Last changed on 04/01/2013 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Due 12 of 2013

    ACTION PLAN  
    3.1.1  Task: Purchase items and resources to meet the needs of the students of the Social Science department.

Last changed on 04/01/2013 by Tamara Cavender

Status: Due 12 of 2013





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