2015 Fall Regular Meeting Agenda

TAMU-CC Academic Advising Committee Agenda

Fall 2015, 11/13/2015, Time 11:00 am, Conrad Blucher Institute Conference Room


  • William Bernsen, Chair
  • Brandi Lowe, Vice Chair
  • Sheila Steffenson
  • Noela Garza
  • Ken Gold
  • Keith McNease
  • Davey Edwards
  • Mike Beavers
  • Dan Stone
  • Stephen Blaskey
  • Sonia Gover
  • James Carr
  • Miguel Escobar (not attending)
  • Chip Urban
  • Donny Sosa

Early Meeting (±11:00)

  1. Introduction of new member, Donny Sosa
  2. Orientation
    1. committee duties, official and unofficial
  3. Possible bylaws amendment regarding member terms
  4. Spring meeting?
  5. Other

Lunch (provided ±12:00)

Call to Order (±12:30) – Welcome and introductions

  1. Welcome Donny Sosa
  2. Unfinished Business
  3. Approval of the 2014 fall regular meeting minutes (see also Handouts)
  4. Member reappointments
    1. Sheila, Mike, Brandi and Sonia have agreed to continue serving
      1. Dan may be attending the school soon and may have a conflict
  5. Officer Reelections – both officers have agreed to continue at the committee’s discretion (pending)
  6. GISSO report (as available)
    1. Membership status
    2. Meeting attendance
    3. GISSO activities
    4. Student concerns/requests/feedback
  7. Any discussion on Class Schedule? (the the schedules here)
  8. University updates
    1. any ABET activity?
    2. on status of online labs/courses?
    3. on GISc credit hour reduction
    4. on faculty
    5. on enrollment
    6. on curriculum
    7. on PhD proposal (see the proposal here)
    8. on UAV program
    9. Masters Program “external review” (see Minutes, Dr. Jeffress)
    10. Status of CEU potential for online lab instructors (see Minutes, Dr. Jeffress)
    11. other
  9. Final thoughts and comments
  10. Next meeting time and content
  11. Adjournment

Make other requests in comment section below, or email the chair

Member & Officer Term Expirations

  • Spring 2016 – Noela Garza, Ken Gold, Davey Edwards, James Carr
  • Spring 2017 – William Bernsen, Keith McNease, Stephen Blaskey, Miguel Escobar, Chip Urban
  • Spring 2018 – Sheila Steffenson, Mike Beavers, Brandi Lowe, Dan Stone, Sonia Gover
  • Chair’s term expired Spring of 2015
  • Vice-Chair’s term expired Spring of 2015
William B


I am a Registered Professional Land Surveyor and work for a small land surveying and mapping business called Absolute Land Surveying, Ltd., located in Plum, Texas. I am a 1999 graduate of the Geomatics Program and was the 6th graduate overall of the Program. I am also a member of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveyors' Item Writing Committee that develops questions for the Board's legal and analytical exams.

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