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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

2019-2020 Membership

David Bugg, Sociology and Criminal Justice/Service Learning Coordinator
David Curry, Philosophy/Pathways Coordinator
Claudia Ford, Environmental Studies/At-large Faculty representative
Jessica Heffner, English and Communications/Faculty Senate representative
Karen Kus, Assistant Director of Career Services
Krista LaVack, Director of International Education and Programs
Mei Shen, Teacher Education/School of Education and Professional Studies representative
Peter McCoy, Music Education/Crane School of Music representative 
Robert Hinckley, Politics/School of Arts and Sciences representative
Tom Baker, History/Director of the Office of Student Research and Creativity
Toby White, Director of the Experiential Education Office 
Tracy Lipke-Perry, Music Theory/At-large Faculty representative

Board Charge

The Lougheed Center for Applied Learning (LoCAL) Advisory Board will provide input, guidance, and curricular review for the Lougheed Center for Applied Learning programs with curricular impacts, which include internships, service learning, international travel courses, the Honors Program, the Kilmer Awards, and Career Services. The Board will also recommend goals for the endowed funds dedicated to the LoCAL, and review and recommend funding applications related to those funds. 

  • The Advisory Board will include representatives from all three Schools, Faculty Senate, and key stakeholder programs, as well as the Directors of the programs in the LoCAL. Members will be appointed or elected for two-year terms, staggered.  
  • The LoCAL Advisory Board is both an advisory body and a curriculum committee; to ensure it can appropriately perform all needed tasks, it will be composed of proportionally more teaching faculty than non-teaching faculty, representing all three Schools and the Faculty Senate, and elected or selected according to appropriate faculty governance processes. 
  • The Board will develop processes for curricular review approval, and will define the categories of and criteria for courses that are offered through the Lougheed Center for Applied Learning under course prefix APLE. 
  • The Board will review all requests for funding from accounts directly overseen by the Lougheed Center for Applied Learning, and make a recommendation to the Dorf Endowed Director regarding the funding requests. The Board will work with the Dorf Endowed Director to develop criteria and schedules for approving funding requests. 
  • The Board will meet 3-5 times annually during the academic year, at the beginning of each semester and as needed thereafter, plus a final meeting prior to the end of Spring Semester. No meetings will be held without a set agenda, and all meetings will be set prior to the start of the relevant semester (excepting Fall 2019, while processes are being established.) Routine work will occur at the core meetings of the Board, or via online communication. Review of funding applications may take place through fully online asynchronous communication; review of curricular issues may begin online but will culminate in a face to face meeting. 

Meeting Agenda & Supporting Materials   |   Spring 2020 Meeting Schedule