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Title III Personnel MCC-Penn Valley

Title III Personnel - MCC-Penn Valley

Tammie May
Title III Director
MCC-Penn Valley
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764
816.604.4018
Tammie.May@mcckc.edu

Christine Howell
Title III Activity Director/Curriculum Designer
MCC-Penn Valley
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764
816-604-4307
Christine.Howell@mcckc.edu

Jeanette Pettijohn
Title III Administrative Assistant
MCC-Penn Valley
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764
816-604-4019
Jeanette.Pettijohn@mcckc.edu

Elyse Max
Title III Advising Services Developer
MCC-Penn Valley
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764
816-604-4171
Elyse.Max@mcckc.edu

Patti Jachowicz
Title III First Year Services Developer
MCC-Penn Valley
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764
816-604-4107
Patricia.Jachowicz@mcckc.edu

Ashley Meyer 
Title III SI Coordinator
MCC-PennValley
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-276
816-604-4426
Ashley.Meyer@mcckc.edu

 

Title III  Director

Tammie May, MCC-Penn Valley’s Title III Director, will serve the grant full-time.  As director, she will have full autonomy to administer the project and will report directly to the MCC-Penn Valley president.

The director will supervise and evaluate the Title III Administrative Assistant and the Title III Activity Director/Curriculum Designer, conduct weekly staff meetings, and will review all necessary reports and documents required of Title III (i.travel, time and effort, monthly progress report, purchase orders, budget review, etc.).

The director will work closely with the Title III staff to ensure the proper and timely implementation of all grant activities.

The director will oversee budget management of grant funds and maintain compliance to ensure equitable access and participation for all project activities and services.

The director will attend meetings of the President’s Cabinet; meet periodically with the President and Deans of the institution for instruction; and brief department chairs and directors at various committee meetings.

The director will submit all federal performance reports for each project year and work closely with the Title III Advisory team to institutionalize practices and improvements. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall project leadership and supervision, keeping college administration apprised (monthly, weekly, as necessary) of project progress and concerns
  • Supervise/evaluate the Activity Director/Curriculum Designer and Administrative Assistant
  • Lead recruitment/selection of project personnel
  • Approve expenditures, maintain budget control, and assume responsibility for appropriate use of funds
  • Oversee preparation of project fiscal reports for USDE & PV
  • Facilitate, oversee development and implementation of effective, objective, project evaluation
  • Establish, maintain effective communication procedures to assure project congruence with institutional goals   
  • Remain current regarding Title III and U.S. Dept. of Education policies, grant terms and conditions to assure program compliance throughout the grant period

Title III Activity Director/Curriculum Designer

Mary Christine Howell, MCC-PV's Title III Activity Director/Curriculum Designer, will serve the grant full-time. The Activity Director/Curriculum Designer will supervise development work of activity staff and lead course development initiatives, including coordination of professional development. Penn Valley will begin absorbing salary and fringe costs for this position during Year 2 of the grant.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee daily activity implementation, ensure completion of strategies and accomplishment of annual activity objectives
  • Supervise FY Services Developer, Advising Services Developer, SI Coordinator, and faculty designing and piloting curricula
  • Supervise instruction/services in project labs
  • Oversee, provide leadership for curricular design
  • Coordinate faculty professional development 
  • Assist in evaluation data collection and analysis
  • Assist in institutionalizing redesigned curricula, student support systems

 

Title III Advising Services Developer

Elyse Max, MCC-Penn Valley's Title III Advising Services Developer will lead design, development and pilots of the new case management system for advising and peer mentoring. This position will develop and deliver intrusive advising appropriate to individual academic and support needs, supervise and provide appropriate training for case managers and peer mentors, and train other advising staff in case management and intrusive advising strategies—thereby increasing our capacity to institutionalize this new practice.  Salary for the position will be absorbed by Penn Valley starting in Year 2 of the grant.  
 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead development of case management system for advising and peer mentoring 
  • Coordinate FYE Services Developer to ensure coordination with other FYE services
  • Pilot intrusive advising to identified caseloads of first-year students
  • Train and supervise Case Managers, Peer Mentors 
  • Provide PV staff/advisor training in case management, intrusive advising
  • Assist in data collection, analysis  
  • Assist in institutionalization of initiatives

 

Title III First Year Services Developer
Patti Jachowicz, MCC-Penn Valley's Title III First Year Services Developer, will report to the Activity Director/Curriculum Designer.  This position will work closely with Penn Valley student services and instructional technology staff, as well as the Title III Advising Services Developer to design and coordinate the FYE services of diagnostic assessment, orientation, early alert, degree audit, and career planning. The position will end with project completion. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead redesign/development of student services as part of new FYE system
  • Coordinate with instructional tech., other appropriate divisions to integrate FYE services into PV’s support structure 
  • Coordinate with Advising Services Developer to integrate new services with case management advising, peer mentoring 
  • Provide staff training in FYE services  
  • Assist in data collection, analysis  
  • Assist in institutionalizing FYE

 

Title III SI (Supplemental Instruction) Coordinator  
Ashley Meyer, MCC-Penn Valley's Title III SI Coordinator, is a current faculty member hired at 10% in Year 1 to assist in infusing SI into new course designs, and at 25% in Years 2-5 to coordinate SI pilots across targeted courses.  The position will work directly with target course faculty and SI Leaders to coordinate, implement, evaluate, and modify SI.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Trains and coordinates SI leaders during pilots
  • Provides training and assistance to faculty to infuse SI into target courses

 

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Last Modified: 11/14/17