Missouri State University

Minutes of April 18, 2008

First-Year Programs Advisory Committee

Minutes of April 18, 2008

Call to Order

3:00 p.m. in UNVH 213 by Pauline Nugent

Meeting was preceded (2:30-3:00 p.m.) by guest speaker—Dr. Tim Lenoir, Professor, Duke University, Department of History

Attendance

Pauline Nugent, Cindy Pemberton, Art Spisak, John Steiert, Cathy VanLanduyt and Mike Wood

Minutes

Minutes accepted unanimously as distributed.

Updates—faculty/staff recruitment efforts, workshops, textbook

Faculty/Staff Recruitment

  • Total sections assigned             103
          Percentage of sections taught by
                Faculty—65%, Staff—17%, Advisors—9% and TAs—9%
  • Number of individual instructors        66
Workshops
  • Staley seminar sessions received excellent reviews
  • Sporadic attendance at all workshops; some instructors have not attended any
  • Some workshops have been filed
Textbook
  • No particular textbook mandated; instructor may choose textbook or readings
  • Instructors should submit list of readings to First-Year Programs by August 1
  • Encouraged to use Dr. Connie Staley's textbook, Focus on College Success
                A committee has been charged with customizing the Staley textbook.
  • Two week deadline to ensure July delivery
  • Need to trim down book:  best option—delete chapters
  • May add up to 32 pages of Missouri State University specific information
    Mike Wood to draft statement re:  Public Affairs Mission to include in textbook
          Working on the three areas of project:
  •  Civic engagement—Elizabeth Burton and Bernie McCarthy
  • Ethical leadership—Earle Doman, Steve Robinett and Libby Rozell
  • Cultural competence—Charlotte Hardin, Madeleine Kernen, Juan Meraz and Wes Pratt     

Strategies for Faculty Senate this fall?  (GEP 101)

            Mike Wood to submit following to Budget and Priorities Committee:

  1.  Stipend for teaching IDS 110:  Recommendation $1,750/section (minimum $1,500/section)
  2. Build a collegial group including portfolio for peer review.  After three years with good evaluations and successful student outcomes, stipend will increase to $1,800/section.
  3. Statement detailing total program costs (current and anticipated)
Quorum not present—request committee members respond regarding recommendation via email

Adjournment 

            Cathy VanLanduyt moved to adjourn meeting at 4:00 p.m.

Next Meeting

            No other meetings scheduled for this semester.

            Note:  Meeting scheduled for May 2nd cancelled; time conflict with the Provost Special Forum:  Facilitating Academic Transitions.              (All IDS 110 instructors are expected to attend.)