Thom D. Chesney, Ph.D.
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Provides advice and counsel on major college issues, providing recommendations on decisions and directions.
Functions as a strategic planning group recommending to the college president financial plans and strategies that advance the college mission, are used to form the annual budget and strengthen the college's financial position.
Guides the development of the permanent collection, accepts or rejects donations and purchases for the collection, recommends sites for installation of art work, approves requests for external funding, and improves storing and deaccessioning art work.
Provides an opportunity to communicate bookstore issues and receive feedback in a group setting with representatives from administration, faculty, staff, students and contracted bookstore staff.
Leads the college in designing, implementing and reporting assessment measures for the educational objectives of courses within the Core Curriculum.
Has the responsibility to review proposed curriculum revisions submitted by district curriculum committees that impact courses and programs offered by the college.
Develops and implements a distance learning plan for the college and evaluates current strategies for recruitment, training and course development.
Considers and recommends actions Brookhaven College might take to ensure smooth transition of ECHS students from primarily taking high school classes to taking primarily college classes.
Examines internal and external practices, explores data and develops an enrollment management plan for the college.
Communicates food service and vending issues in a group setting with representation from administration, faculty members, staff, students and contracted food service staff.
Reviews budgets pertaining to use of student services funds and to advise college personnel on their use.
Plans activities and recommends processes that support the mission. to work and learn "green" at Brookhaven College means to create a community in which we incorporate the three R's - reduce, reuse, recycle - into our daily lives.
Researches, compiles, reviews and designs a program improvement process to recommend to the vice president of academic affairs and student services for selection and limited implementation in fall 2010. Reviews date, input and comments from first year implementation (2010-11) and makes appropriate improvements and changes in order to implement process fully in 2011-12.
Recommends a Quality Enhancement Plan for the college for approval by SACS.
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Reviews faculty credentials to meet SACS criteria.
Processes student requests for full refund of tuition after they have dropped courses.
Reviews campus and community issues related to environmental, health, safety and risk, and makes appropriate recommendations for corrective or preventive actions to the President's Cabinet.
Develops and implements strategies to increase Brookhaven College presence and partnerships in our Southern service area, with particular focus on increasing Brookhaven College enrollment of Thomas Jefferson High School students.
Considers short- and long-term space needs of the college and makes recommendations to the Presidents' Cabinet.
Solicits and considers requests for college support from outside agencies, garnering campuswide support of and engagement in projects.
Contributes to planning and presenting annual awards and recognition events at Brookhaven College.
Responsible for the planning/orchestration of the annual Brookhaven College graduation.
Plans and presents a December luncheon to celebrate winter holidays.
Coordinates State Employees Charitable Campaign at Brookhaven College to reach DCCCD goals