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DidYouKnowDid You Know..
Did you know that 11.5% of students entering CSI in Fall 2016 completed 30+ credits in their first year? That's up from 6.8% from 2011. 

(Source: VFA Early Momentum Report)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201
BotTopsCSI Lab Schools are Collecting Box Tops, Help Them Out

Help the CSI Lab Schools raise money for materials in their classrooms by dropping off your box tops to Ellen Neff in Hepworth 122. You may also interoffice them.

Not sure where to find box tops? Click here for a full list. 

Patty McFarling
Toddler Lab Facilitator
pmcfarling@csi.edu | 208.732.6884
RedFileGet Your Operation Red File for Health Information
Thanks to Shawna Wasko and Suzanne McCampbell from the Office on Aging your Wellbeing Committee is able to offer you Operation Red File. These were presented at our Health Fair last week and a number of files are still available. Operation Red File puts all your medical information and care preferences in one easy-to-spot file folder. Should something happen to you or an aging parent in your homes, this file is available to emergency responders to inform them of your needs and wishes. Get your Operation Red File by sending a message to jheatwole@csi.edu with your name and campus address.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.
GiftOfFearIn the Library: The Gift of Fear
Kate Woods, our former counselor, referred to a book in our Library during her presentation to the PACE meeting. This is a very popular book on Amazon and highly rated. Find it as number HM291.V3D43 1998.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269


CSIDentalCSI Dental Hygiene Seniors Win Big at the Idaho Dental Hygiene Association Conference


This is an exciting time for our Dental Hygiene Senior students. This group went last weekend to the IDHA, Idaho Dental Hygiene Association, conference and competed in the informative research poster session on a State level.

The competition was the most intense in years and McKelle Leavitt and Aimee Sharp won the first place title with the poster "Laser Therapy in the Management of Aphthous Ulcers."  Bailey Criddle and Alyssa Muir taking home the second place title with "TMD, Migraines and Headaches." These titles also included cash prizes.

Aimee Sharp diligently wrote a piece for the student scholarship and was awarded $1500.00.

All the others students presented with timely subjects. Alicia George and Jingjing Qian attracted great interest about "RDH on the Front Lines of HPV". Stephanie Ratto and Sandra Ceja answered myriads of questions about the topic "What's Eating You Teeth." Alishea Miller and Hailey Darrington were amazing with the information about "Caring for Clients who Consume Cannabis."

Cindy Harding
Director of Dental Hygiene
charding@csi.edu | 208.732.6722
MakerSpaceCheck Out Our New Maker Space in the ATIC 
                                              
 
James Kellis
Manufacturing Technology Instructor
jkellis@csi.edu | 208.732.6379
AlcoholAlcohol and Safety Awareness Week
                                              
 
Rosa Lopez
Assistant Dean of Students
rlopez@csi.edu | 208.732.6289
DesertCafeDesert Cafe Menu  
Desert Cafe Hours Are  Hours 11:30 am- 1:00 pm

Wednesday, October 24
th
Chicken Piccata with crispy fried capers, rice pilaf and vegetable medley. $10.00

Thursday, October 25th 
Roast leg of lamb with toasted  pine nuts, fresh mint, dried cherries and a port wine demi-glace. $11.00

The above entrees are served with your choice of soup or salad bar, beverage and dessert.

Salad Feature 
Steak salad with shaved fennel, pomegranate, mandarin orange and sherry wine vinaigrette. $8.50

Sandwich Feature 
Muffuletta sandwich, Italian cold cuts (mortadella, dry salami, prosciutto) with olive tapenade and provolone cheese. $7.50

Soup of the Day 
Cauliflower puree with almond and roasted red pepper relish

Dessert 
Wed: Apple strudel 
Thurs: Chocolate Bavarian torte

In Addition
The Baking and Pastry students will also be featuring Halloween themed cupcakes and assorted  macarons for purchase.
                                     
 
Michael A. Johnson
Culinary Instructor
mjohnson@csi.edu | 208.732.6381
EmployeePhotoEmployee Photo Session
I am being urged to give everyone a couple more opportunities right away to get new or updated photos for the CSI website. Some employees have photos that are so old or low-resolution that the website doesn't accommodate them very well. Your chair or department supervisor might let you know if you are in this category.

I have reserved the Canyon Building studio (where the old CSI radio/television facilities used to be) for the following times:
          • 8:30 - 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
          • 8:30 - 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30

No appointment is necessary - just drop by and sign in. Hope to see you soon.

Doug Maughan
Photographer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262

PACEPerformanceP.A.C.E Performance Advancement 2019

Cindy Flowers
PACE Performance Advisor
cflowers@csi.edu | 208.732.6611


LatinosSoupLatinos in Action Soup Fundraiser
Homemade Soup Day

Come and enjoy some tasty soups from  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. i n the SUB on the following dates: 
  • Oct. 25
  • Nov. 29
  • Dec. 13
  • Jan. 17
  • Feb. 14
  • Mar. 28 
  • Apr. 25
Help our Latinos In Action students raise money to travel to Puerto Rico for a community service project.

Alejandra Hernandez
Multicultrual Coordinator
mhernandez@csi.edu | 208.732.6312

WeightlossGet Your CSI Employee Discount for the St. Luke's Lose to Win Challenge 

CSI EMPLOYEES CAN CONTACT JUDY HEATWOLE FOR A DISCOUNT CODE THAT GOES TOWARDS YOUR REGISTRATION FEE.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269


SpooktacularSpooktacular Sale at the Herrett



Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator
cbrowning@csi.edu | 208.732.6656

MiniProfessionalGrantsMini and Professional Development Grants Are Now Available


The CSI Foundation is pleased to announce the fall round for  Mini Grants and for  Professional Development Grants . Up to $3,000 is available for each of these grants and projects are to be completed within a year of the award. The due date for these grants is midnight Wednesday November 7, 2018 and proposals are to be submitted using
 
  • Mini Grants - to stimulate creative ideas and activities and their subsequent implementation that result in improved student learning and/or success. Click here for additional information. 
  • Professional Development Grants - support travel to attend national conferences for the purpose of institutional improvement. Click here for additional information.
Application Process: - Send a digital copy of the completed application to tharmon@csi.edu by midnight Wednesday November 7, 2018. Please note that your application must signed by your supervisor and Dean/AVP/VP for consideration.

Kristen Adamson
CSI Foundation  Administrative Assistant
kadamson@csi.edu | 208.7320.6395
WeldingAnnual CSI Welding Organization Fundraiser
This fundraiser benefits the Welding Student Club & Community Activities

Here's your chance to win a variety of Beef, Pork and/or Chicken!

3 Prizes Drawn:
Gold Drawing: $400 worth of  meat
Silver Drawing: $200 worth of meat
Bronze Drawing: $100 worth of meat

Tickets: $10 each or 3 for $20
Drawing Date: November 9th, 2018
Contact: Clay Wilkie or a ny  Welding Student Organization Member

Note: Other non-meat options are available for drawing winners!


Clay Wilkie
Assistant Professor, Welding
cwilkie@csi.edu | 208-732-6372
Bullying10/24 Unite Against Bullying: When People are Mean, Cultivate Friendships
An article on NBS Think struck me as offering sound advice from a favorite TV character from my past: Alison Arngrim who played Nellie Oleson on "Little House" in the 70's.

"And as much as my childhood wasn't typical (in that people hated me for who I played on television rather than who I was), it's not really that dissimilar from what a lot of kids go through. You hear about the stories of bullying, like, when teenage girls will start a rumor about another teenage girl, that she went after so-and-so's boyfriend or whatever. But she's 12, she's never been on a date and she doesn't even know this guy they're saying she's trying to steal."

"That can be so hard to live through at that age, but, you have to understand, like I had to understand, that it's not "you" in whatever ridiculous story. You have to, at some point, ground yourself and say to yourself, Okay, well this is who I actually am. This is not real. And you have to cultivate the friends who do know you, who know that whatever rumors are out there are absurd, and that people spreading rumors are out of their minds."

 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellness & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

ReportaConcernSee Something, Say Something; Report a Concern

Following Kate Woods presentation on Emotional First  Ai
d to the PACE group, we want to remind you that we have a CARE Team on campus to respond to students and employees in crisis. That team consists of Dr. Michelle Schutt, Jason Ostrowski,  Rosa Lopez, Carol Vanhoozer, Jim Munn and Eric Nielson. You have only to  Report a Concern .

If you   see something, say something .  If a fellow employee or student shares something that causes you to be concerned about them, please report it online on the bottom of the CSI Main Page under Student Life so the CARE team can act in a timely and helpful manner to check on the person's wellbeing.
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellness & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

SustainabilityThe Time To Act On Changing Climate Is Now
Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published their 2018 report on the state of the world. This New York Times article gives a wonderful overview of the report:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html 

The article explores the risk for impending crisis due to changing climates; including potential conflicts and migrations of millions of people fleeing areas no longer able to support their current economic/food system. 
 
Climate Change is a complex issue and a good understanding will help pass along the information to others effectively. For further questions about Global Climate Change, check out this FAQ: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/climate/what-is-climate-change.html

For those interested in exploring the primary source, the IPCC's Report can be found here: http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/
   
Denyee Matthews
Instructor, Anthropology
dmatthews@csi.edu | 208.732.6862

CSICornMazeCSI Corn Maze Opens September 28


Chance Munns
Assistant Professor, Horticulture
cmunns@csi.edu | 208-732-6431
HerrettHerrett Center Activities

Herrett Center for Arts and Science        
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round hours.
 
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
Tuesdays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Oct. 23
7:00 pm
Legends of the Night Sky*
8:00 pm
The Ooky Spooky Light Show
Oct. 26
7:00 pm
The Ooky Spooky Light Show
8:00 pm
The Ooky Spooky Light Show
9:00 pm
The Ooky Spooky Light Show
Oct. 27
1:00 -5 pm
Creepy Crawly Day
1:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky*
2:30 pm
The Ooky Spooky Light Show
3:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky*
4:30 pm
National Parks Adventure
7:00 pm
The Ooky Spooky Light Show
8:00 pm
The Ooky Spooky Light Show
9:00 pm
The Ooky Spooky Light Show
Oct. 30
7:00 pm
The Ooky Spooky Light Show
8:00 pm
The Ooky Spooky Light Show
9:00 pm
The Ooky Spooky Light Show

*Live Sky Tour
**Weather Permitting

For Now Showing Options at the Faulkner Planetarium  click here
For special events happening at the Herrett Center  click here
For astronomy events in the Centennial Observatory  click here.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659


OutdoorRecreationUpcoming CSI Outdoor Recreation Activities 

Mountain Bike Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Auger Falls 
Beginners welcome! Join us on Wednesday nights for a group ride. All gear is provided, plus limited transportation. Email  jtwiss@csi.edu by 12 p.m. on Wednesday  to register. Limited space. Free for CSI Students taking 7+ credits, $5 for CSI Faculty/Staff, $15 for community members ($5 if you bring your own bike).  October 31 Costume Ride! 
Lunchtime Rides on Campus 
Every Thursday, 12 p.m., Outside the SUB 
Take a break from  classes and ride on campus with the ORC! We'll be outside the SUB with the bikes - just show up and ride (first 20 people)! Dress for the weather!

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor Recreation Center Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208.732.6697


AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Volleyball SLCC Oct. 26 7 PM Twin Falls, ID
Volleyball TVCC Oct. 29 6 PM Ontario, OR
Volleyball Region 18 Tournament Nov. 2 & 3 TBA Winner of SWAC
Women's Basketball LCCC & Sheridan Nov. 2 & 3 TBA & 5 PM Sheridan, WY
Men's Basketball WNCC & CWC Nov. 2 & 3 3 PM Riverton, WY
Cross Country NJCAA National Championships Nov. 10 TBA Garden City, KS

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208.732.6493


BrownBagCSI Brown Bag Discussions


This Friday Brown Bags
Description: C
ome share ideas, commiserate and brainstorm answers to teaching quandaries, and establish connections with instructors of varying disciplines and experience levels. 
Date: Every Friday
Time: 8:00 am
Location: TAB 210
Facilitators: Shane Brown & Mike LaPray
Topic: " Open Forum" 
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

This Friday Brown Bags
Description: Each Friday afternoon we will gather together and share lunch/treats while we discuss the daunting task of putting theory into practice, putting context into all the content we
teach.
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Location: HSHS 139
Facilitators: Clay Wilkie & Evin Fox
Topic: "Crucial Conversations: How to have important conversations that can be heard."
Resource Link: (click on topic title to visit the resource link)
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

This Coming Monday Brown Bags - Students & Employees
Description: The student faculty brown bag provides a safe space for collaboration and creates an opportunity to build relationships between students and employees. 
Date: Every Monday
Time: Noon
Location: SUB Fireside Lounge
Facilitators: Justin Vipperman, Matt Reynolds, Samra Culum, & Carolina Zamudio 
Topic: Struggles/Worries while in College
Recommended Audience: All students (CSI employees are welcome)

This Coming Monday Brown Bags - Employees
Description: This semester we will be reading and reflecting together on Student Engagement. We're currently reading Discussion in the College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged and Participating in Person and Online by Jay R. Howard. By learning together and exchanging perspectives, we hope to be motivated by discussions to test drive new practices! Come join us! 
Date: Every Monday
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: TAB 210
Facilitators: Jan Carpenter, Jacqlyn King, Tiffany Seeley-Case
Topic: Find the e-book hereUse this link to read the book on campus.
Recommended Audience: Students, Staff, and Faculty


JazzDoug Stone and Jeff Campbell and the CSI Jazz Ensemble

Doug Stone + Jeff Campbell and the CSI Jazz Ensemble
Oct. 23, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Jazz saxophonist Doug Stone and Jeff Campbell, both extraordinary musicians hailing from Louisiana State University and Eastman School of Music respectively, will be performing with a small group and with the CSI Jazz Ensemble. Besides our guest artists, the concert will also feature Alex Hudson on vocals. 

Ben Britton
Instructor, Woodwinds & Jazz
bbritton@csi.edu | 208.732.6765
ProjectFluxCSI Stage Door Series Presents "Project Flux: Sentences"

October 24, 2018 In the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Art begets art.... Over the course of last year, Project Flux director Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill sat in on the creative writing classes at the IDOC state penitentiary taught by CSI instructor Shane Brown. Inspired by that experience and the writing of the prisoners, Lydia choreographed a full-length dance performance for Project Flux, a contemporary dance company based in Boise, that explores regret, longing, redemption, and life behind bars. 
Seating is limited to 100 people / This show is rated PG-13. 

You can watch a video of excerpts from the show here- https://vimeo.com/282140979

Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students and are available at tickets.csi.edu, by calling 732-6288, or at the CSI Box Office. 

Camille Barigar
Community Enrichment Direcor
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288


BusinessEverAfterExplore Eagle Territory at the CSI Business After Hours
All CSI Employees are invited to attend a very special Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event hosted by the CSI Foundation. There will be food in the SUB Building, various prizes and a super fun, campus wide interactive scavenger hunt. We hope you'll join us in connecting with our community and campus programs. Any questions you may have please reach out to the Foundation Office.


Tamara Harmon
CSI Foundation Assistant Director
tharmon@csi.edu | 208.732.6249


GreatPumpkinThe Great Pumpkin 5K

The Great Pumpkin 5k walk/run and youth race is being sponsored for our employees and families by your CSI Employees Wellbeing Team again this year. This is a tradition for our campus! Employees are FREE and your first buddy is just $10! Wear a costume. Stay for a fabulous chili feed! Send your registration form and money to Ann Rolfes in the Gym 
now t
hrough October 16, to have shirts ordered in time. 

Click Here for the Employee/Buddy Registration Form.

Lindsey Anderson
Head Coach XC/Distance Track
landerson@csi.edu | 208.732.6837


ThrillerCSI Dance and Choir Present "Thriller"

A non-perishable food item is recommended as admission for this event. All donations will go to Gilbert's Pantry, the CSI student food storage on campus. 

Julie Wright-Leggett
Instructor, Fine Arts
jwright@csi.edu | 208.732.6472


CommEdJeromeCSI Community Ed Classes in Jerome

Jerome Center Community Education Courses
Fall 2018

Beginning Dog Obedience
Discover the many benefits and joys of training with your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with; they respond well to household routines and have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs. You and your dog will learn the 10 Steps from the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program, designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.
Date: Monday Nov 5 - Dec 10
Time: 6 - 7 p.m. 
Location: Jerome County Fairgrounds - Messersmith Building
Cost: $55
Instructor: Brittany Triner

Advanced Dog Obedience
This comprehensive 6-week class will expose dogs and their owners to a variety of training scenarios and prepare them to enjoy off-leash reliability in distracting environments. Owners will enjoy relationship based training methods that allow them to better communicate with their pets, and the dogs will thrive in the fun learning environment. This class is taught by a certified professional dog trainer and behaviorist with over 7 years' experience working with hundreds of dog/owner teams. Advanced Dog Obedience will prepare your dog for real-world distractions as well as outdoor adventures with emphasis on off-leash reliability in any situation. Participants must have completed a basic obedience course.
Date: Monday Nov 5 - Dec 10
Time: 7 - 8 p.m. 
Location: Jerome County Fairgrounds - Messersmith Building
Cost: $55 
Instructor: Brittany Triner

Memory Wire Bracelets
Just String! Mix it up and string endless memory wire bracelets that take the place of a whole stack of bangles. Using different beads and spacers, this is the perfect gift for someone special or even yourself! You will also learn to make wire wrap dangles to add to your bracelet and give it movement. Mixing shapes and colors adds to your creativity. Great for beginners!
Date:Tuesday Nov 6
Time: 6 - 9 p.m. 
Location: Jerome Center
Cost: $25 Plus $25 supply fee paid directly to instructor
Instructor: Diane Gause

Registration Information at: https://quondam.csi.edu/forms/community/registration/index.asp
Or (208) 324-5101

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.324.5101

Click here 
to sign up for this class or any other CSI Community Ed class. 
 
RadTechRad Tech Career Day
Students with the College of Southern Idaho's Radiologic Technology program - the Rad Tech Club - invite prospective students to come to their three-hour career day from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 9. The event will be held in the Rad Tech lab (HSHS 178) at CSI's Health Science building on North College Road. 

Students will be given information about the program and how they can apply, plus they will get to go on a tour of the radiography lab and learn about some of the medical imaging equipment used in the program. Each participating student will receive 2 points towards their program application should they choose to apply. There will be hands on presentations and time for questions about the program and the careers students are lead to after completing their education. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

For more information, please contact program advisor Dr. Gary Lauer at 732-6719 or Tamara Janak at 732-6716.
EmiSunshineEmiSunshine


There are tickets available for the third performance of the Arts on Tour season "EmiSunshine", which will take place in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium on Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students high school & under and are available at tickets.csi.edu, at the CSI Box Office, or by calling 732-6288.

The exceptional talents of critically-acclaimed teen music prodigy, EmiSunshine has captured the nation's attention. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has been hailed by outlets such as No Depression, Billboard and Rolling Stone: "Sounds like the spunky, intense little sister to artists Iris DeMent, Natalie Maines, Nanci Griffith and Janis Joplin."

EmiSunshine has already graced some of the most-prestigious stages-from the "Today Show," to the Grand Ole Opry (over a dozen times) and most recently, "Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey" last April. Additionally, EmiSunshine stars in and performs three songs in her latest film appearance on "The King," alongside such celebrities as Roseanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Alec Baldwin and more. The film featured at this year's Sundance Film Festival and premiered at Cannes Film Festival, where Emi performed.

A well-crafted storyteller, Emi's music has been described as an "old-timey," unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country, with a sprinkle of Blues.
Follow-up performances of the Arts on Tour season include Under the Streetlamp: Hip for the Holidays (November 29), John McEuen & Friends: Will the Circle be Unbroken (February 1), International Guitar Night (February 13), and Collectif9 (April 1).

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
Careline2-1-1 Idaho Careline: Get Connected. Get Answers
Kate Woods , our former CSI counselor, presented valuable information about Emotional 1st Aid on Thursday at our general PACE meeting. She mentioned a Careline for Idaho that is a great resource for all of us. There is both a telephone number, 2-1-1, and a website at https://211-idaho.communityos.org/  that you can reference. Here are the kinds of services listed in the Careline database:


Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellness & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
ImpromptuMealsImpromptu meals with friends: Host a Crappy Dinner Party


When was the last time you had a spontaneous meal with friends at home? Or, dropped in for a visit and were surprised to be included in dinner? Did you check for dust with your white gloves? Of course not! Did the food taste better than you could have asked for? Yes! That's because friends bring joy to our lives and there's no such thing as too much of that!

One of our newest instructors Sarah Renaldi, HSHS, shared a favorite foodie site with me where I found information about hosting a "Crappy Dinner Party" this last week. It's meant to be a low stress super fun time with the people you love. There are just a few rules:

The 5 Rules of the Crappy Dinner Party
Ready to plan your own crappy dinner party? Here's how to do it. (Because we are from southern Ontario, we needed to make rules.)
1. No housework is to be done prior to a guest's arrival.
2. The menu must be simple and not involve a special grocery shop.
3. You must wear whatever you happen to have on.
4. No hostess gifts allowed.
5. You must act like you're surprised when your friend and her family just happen to show up at your door (optional).

P.S. Opening a can or a jar are perfectly ok! Find this wonderful article online

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
BoardFundingPropBoard Approves Outcomes-Based Funding Proposal



For Immediate Release
October 18, 2018

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
BOARD APPROVES OUTCOMES-BASED FUNDING PROPOSAL

The Idaho State Board of Education today approved a plan dramatically changing how Idaho higher education institutions would receive funding from the state.

Under the Board's outcomes-based funding (OBF) model, colleges and universities would be funded based on the number of graduates produced, rather than the number of credits students accrue, which is how state funding has been allocated for the last 30 years. The Board will ask the legislature to fund the plan when it meets early next year.

Development of the OBF model has been in the works for three years. It is the Board's top legislative priority for the upcoming session. The plan calls for a three-year phased approach that includes $16 million in new state funding in the first year, FY2020.

"We as a board see outcomes-based funding as practical step we can take to help our colleges and universities contribute even more to our entire higher education system success, and more importantly, to the success of our students." Board Member Emma Atchley said.

Outcomes-based funding models are used to fund higher education institutions in over 30 states.

Other Board actions include:

* Approval of the Board's common-course numbering policy, which will ensure that certain general education courses have the same title, course number and general education requirements across all Idaho institutions. The Board will approve the first list of common courses at its December meeting.
* Approved design construction of Lewis-Clark State College's new $21 million dollar Career Technical Education Center. The 73,000 square-foot facility will be adjacent to the new Lewiston High School, which is currently under construction. The LCSC CTE Center is expected to open in fall 2020.
* Approved the University of Idaho's request to purchase the Rock Creek Ranch in Blaine County for $1.2 million. The U of I will operate the property as a research facility for rangeland operation including cattle grazing. Research will focus on rangeland conservation.
* The Board also reviewed and discuss Idaho's overall education system performance
ImprovingFirstYearImproving First-Year Student and Adult Learner Success


For Immediate Release
October 18, 2018

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)
IMPROVING FIRST-YEAR STUDENT AND ADULT LEARNER SUCCESS

Higher education leaders will meet next week to lay groundwork to help more of Idaho's freshmen college students succeed and stay in school.

The effort, part of the Momentum Pathways Project, creates evidence-based "Game Changer" strategies to help first-year students and adult learners stay on track and complete work on their college degrees.

The Momentum Pathways Project was developed by Complete College America Alliance (CCA), a network of states and higher education institutions. Idaho was recently invited to joined this effort along with Colorado.

The day-long meeting open to the public:

When: Monday, October 22, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Idaho State Capitol Building, East Wing 41 Committee Room

Idaho Public Television will provide a live stream of the morning session of the meeting from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The morning session will provide an overview of the statewide challenge and how it will be addressed through the partnership with CCA.

The livestream can be viewed here: http://idahoptv.org/insession/

CCA has committed $500,000 to use for planning, data collection, technical and consulting services over the next couple of years to fully implement and scale the CCA "Game Changer" strategies in Idaho by fall 2021. The effort will also include integrating Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's Higher Education Task Force recommendations for improving student success.

Monday's meeting will outline the goals and strategies to be undertaken by Idaho's colleges and universities and how they will be achieved in collaboration with CCA support.

Presidents and provosts from Idaho's public institutions will attend the meeting. Board leadership and CCA executive leadership will also be taking part.

The Momentum Pathways model uses data to identify problems and restructure delivery systems to improve student confidence through such meaningful approaches as helping them earn more credits earlier in their college career.

-Back to Top-

ComicsandCoffeeComics and Coffee 10/25

CJ Rasmusson
Circulation Supervisory, Twin Falls Public Library
crasmusson@twinfallspubliclibrary.org
HealthFair13th Annual Magic Valley Health Fair

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
RXTakeBackPrescription Take Back Day is October 27

Prescription Take Back Day is Saturday, October 27. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA's Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medications at a site below or search for a collection site nearest to you.
BooFest2nd Annual Spook-O-Rama Boo Fest

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6464

freeBreastCancerConfInviting Employees & Family Members to FREE Breast Cancer Conference


Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
JeromeTrunkorTreatThe Main Street Trunk or Treat Event in Jerome

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6464

BootCampTurning 65 Boot Camp


Day Egusquiza, President
AR Stystems, INc.
Founder, PT Financial Navigator Foundation, INc.
BestWorkplaceBest Place to Work in Idaho Leaders Offer Panel 11/8

Best Places to Work in Idaho is hosting a Workforce Culture Panel on November 8 from 9-11am at the T-Mobile Call Center in Meridian. This panel features CEOs and Leaders from Idaho's top ranked companies across all size categories. They will come together to discuss proven strategies for epic culture in the workplace. Chris Taylor, CEO of Fisher's Technology, will moderate discussion. Tickets are on sale now!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

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