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VPAA Contact Information

Marc Willis, Ed.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Office: Johnson Hall 201 C
Phone: 918-647-1464


Pat Broadwater, B.L.S.
Administrative Assistant for VPAA
Office: Johnson Hall 201
Phone: 918-647-1231

Faculty Handbook_2018 2019

General Education at CASC

The General Education requirements are the heart of the core curriculum at Carl Albert State College. The goal of general education at CASC is to provide a holistic education to students preparing them to demonstrate knowledge, think critically, communicate effectively, and practice global and civic awareness. The general education requirements comprise an important part of the hours necessary for the associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees. Carl Albert State College considers the knowledge, skills and awareness fostered by the general education curriculum is vital in preparing students for academic transfer, employment, and every changing world.

Demonstrate knowledge:
Demonstration of knowledge results from the appraisal of knowledge and practice of core concepts through analytical, practical, or creative means.  Students shall assemble evidence; identify, categorize, and distinguish among ideas, concepts, and theories; and relate and analyze the significant uses of the gathered knowledge.
Think Critically:
Critical thinking encompasses the abilities to identify, categorize, synthesize, and distinguish ideas, concepts, theories, and approaches.  The presentation, explanation, and analysis of skills acquired in academic settings allows examination of competing hypotheses and non-academic events in light of acquired knowledge, and relates the implications of cultural and social perspectives.
 Communicate Effectively:
Effective communication results from the presentation and expression of concepts encountered in an academic setting in a clear, error-free manner both verbally and in written explanation.  Critical aspects are the clear expression of competing hypotheses, and perspectives in response to material read, analyzed, or presented in both academic and non-academic settings.
 Practice Global and Civil Awareness:
Practicing global and civil awareness creates the ability to understand both the student’s own civic and cultural background, as well as that of others.  This results from the evaluation of historical and contemporary positions on values, practices, assumptions, and predispositions.  Encouraging active community participation and cognizance provides insight and expands students’ perspectives and awareness. 

Institutional Accreditation

HLC Self Study


Carl Albert State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the  Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), and the American Physical Therapy Association. The college is also accredited or recognized by the following higher education agencies or  bodies: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, American Council on Education, Oklahoma State Accrediting Agency, Oklahoma  Association of Community and Junior Colleges, American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Higher Education Alumni Council of Oklahoma, North Central Council of Junior Colleges, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, National Junior College Athletic Association, and the Association of Community College Trustees.

Higher Learning Commission
Carl Albert State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The address and telephone number of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools is:
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
Telephone: (800) 621-7440

The Carl Albert State College Department of Nursing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) from 2010-2018.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
(404) 975-5020 fax

Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The Physical Therapist Assistant Education program at Carl Albert State College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),
1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314;
telephone: 703-706-3245;

Academic Committees

Academic Affairs Committee

The mission of the CASC’s Academic Affairs committee is to administer an environment of academic fairness through adherence to CASC policy and procedures.


Marc Willis- Chair

Shawna Blake

Bill Carroll

Bill Gann

Jerry Holton

Kristi McConnell

Crystal Robertson

Anita Sutter

Academic Program Review

The Academic Program Review Committee is to review and evaluate academic programs and degrees. The purpose is to guide the development, improvement, or deletion of academic programs and degrees to ensure successful and appropriate utilization of college resources. The committee will evaluate programs and degrees every five years in coordination with Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education required review process (OSRHE 3.7.4).  The program review will serve as an external review committee with the purpose evaluating programs and degrees within the institution and outside of the committee members’ normal teaching and/or coordinating responsibilities.  This will include a program self-review that provides evidence of student learning, institutional resource utilization, and completion and its relationship to Higher Learning Commission Criteria.

The purpose of the review process is to establish the following:
1.  Student learning outcomes for each program and degree are clearly represented and are measurable for effective assessment.
2.  Programs and Degree resources are utilized to support effective teaching.
3.  Establish the curriculum, program, and degree quality and program’s relevance to the mission of the college is essential for appropriate college decision concerning programs and degrees.
4.  The college practices share governance in decision making process concerning program and degree opportunities and utilization of college resources and funds.

Marc Willis -Chair
Dee Ann Dickerson
Jerry Holton
Natalie Maxwell
Kristi McConnell
Bill Nowlin
Shirley Yandell

Program Reviews:
2009 – 2017
A.A. in Business Administration
A.A. in Child Development
A.A. in Computer Information Systems
A.A. in Criminal Justice/ Pre-Law
A.A. in General Studies 
A.A. in HPER
A.A. in Pre-Elementary
A.A. in Sociology/ Psychology
A.S. in Allied Health
A.S. in Biological Science/  Zoology
A.S. in Math Physical Science Pre-Engineering
A.S. in Pre-Medicine, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine
A.A.S. in Applied Technology
A.A.S. in Child Development
A.A.S in Computer Technology
Certificate in Business Technologies
Certificate in Child Development COM

Academic Professional Development

Kristen Snyder, Chair
Beverly Afzali
Aaron Emberton
Savanah Knight
Natalie Reynolds
Shirley Yandell

Assessment Committee

 Assessment Committee Mission Statement:
The Assessment Committee of Carl Albert State College aims to facilitate the development of ongoing comprehensive assessments relevant to improving student learning in courses, academic programs, student programs, and services. The committee will accomplish this by providing structure for assessment, a support system for collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, and will assure timely posting of relevant assessment results to appropriate CASC stakeholders.  The subsequent goal of the committee is to make data-driven improvements to instruction, the educational environment, and institutional effectiveness.

CASC: Plan of Assessment 2014-20
Kelly Kellogg, Chair
Division Chairs, Ex-Officio
Marc Willis, Ex-Officio
Beverly Afzali
Sarah Brown
Bill Carroll
Marcia Cullum
Randy Graves
Savanah Knight
Brooke Wiersig

Campus Compact/Co-Curricular

Mission: To improve community life by educating students in civic and social responsibility.

Kendal Repass, Chair
Marc Willis, Ex-Officio
Kim Hughes
Paul Marshall
Annette Staats
Brooke Wiersig
Kevin Womack


Curriculum Committee

Mission Statement
The goal and mission of the Curriculum Committee is to provide guidance and oversight to ensure that all curricula and courses are rigorous, comprehensive and responsive to the evolving needs of Carl Albert State College students.  The Curriculum Committee would become the major component by which faculty exercises control through expertise in developing and renewing CASC curricula.  All  new course, program changes or changes in delivery would be presented to the Curriculum committee.

Marc Willis, Chair
Division Chairs, Ex-Officio
Jack Armstrong
Dee Ann Dickerson
Jeri Hobday
Steve Hughes
Kendal Repass
Kevin Womack
Shirley Yandell

Curriculum Committee Mission and Procedures Document

Virtual Campus Committee

The mission of Carl Albert State College is to provide affordable, accessible, and exceptional education that fosters student success. In all courses and programs, whether online or on campus, the College strives to maintain academic excellence in every way. Carl Albert State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Sarah Brown, Chair
Terri Carroll
Michael Martin
Bill Nowlin
Hali Repass
Allexcia Rankin
Crystal Robertson
Tommy Smith
Kristen Snyder
Kevin Womack
Marc Willis

Developmental Education

Susan Hill, Chair
Sarah Brown
Crissy Keeton
Bill Nowlin
Micky Solomon
Marc Willis
Rob Wylie 

Educational Technology

Marc Willis, Chair
Randy Armstrong
Terri Carroll
Jerry Ellis
Jaime Henson
Debbie Hunt
Michael Martin
Anita Sutter

Division Chairs

Marc Willis- VP of Academic Affairs

Crystal Robertson- Communication and Fine Arts

Sarah Brown- Virtual Campus

Bill Carroll- Allied Health & HPER

Bill Gann- Business & Technology

Kristi McConnell- Social/ Behavioral Science & Occupational Health and Safety

Jerry Holton- Math & Science