Missouri State University

2008 Annual Report

 

College of Humanities and Public Affairs

Annual Report - Calendar Year 2008
Acting Dean Victor H. Matthews 

 

I.                   Academic Programs (Undergraduate and Graduate)

 

The College of Humanities and Public Affairs offers the following undergraduate and graduate programs in eight academic Departments:  

    • Defense and Strategic Studies (graduate only – MS degree and Certificate)
    • Economics (BA and BS degrees)
    • History (BA and BS Ed degrees; MA and MS Ed degrees)
    • Military Science (Minor only)
    • Philosophy (BA and BS degrees)
    • Political Science (BA and BS degrees; MIAA and MPA degrees)
    • Religious Studies (BA and MA degrees and Certificate)
    • Sociology/Anthropology/Criminology (BA and BS degrees; MS degrees in Applied Anthropology and CRM)

 

In addition, the CHPA has three research Centers and six interdisciplinary undergraduate Area Studies Minor Programs:

 

§         Research Centers

§         Center for Archaeological Research (CAR)

§         Bureau for Economic Research

§         Center for Social Sciences & Public Policy Research (CSSPPR)

 

§         Area Studies Programs

§         African American Studies

§         Asian Studies

§         Gender Studies

§         Latin American Studies

§         Middle Eastern Studies

§         Native American Studies

 

During 2008 the CHPA supported the new interdisciplinary Global Studies Major as well as the Antiquities Major and the MSAS on-line Masters Program. 

 

A.  Curriculum (Modifications, Innovations, etc.)

 

  • During fall 2008 the MS degree in Applied Anthropology was offered for the first time to students.
  • During fall 2008 Philosophy offered the BS degree for the first time to students.
  • During fall 2008 the MPA program offered a new option in Emergency Management.

 

B.  Accreditation, Licensure, Certification and Other Outcome Measures

 

  • No CHPA academic unit went through discipline-based accreditation during 2008.
  • Following its external review in fall 2007, the Political Science Department produced an action plan in spring 2008 for its two graduate programs and its undergraduate majors.  This has resulted in a review and revision of the curriculum in both the MPA and MIAA programs and an initial review of the undergraduate majors that will result in curricular revisions in 2009. 
  • Sociology/Anthropology/Criminology underwent external review in October 2008.  The reports from the three external reviewers have been received, and the department has submitted a response and action plan that will be used as part of its discussions on curricular review, program revision, and student success.

 

C. Access

1. Technology (including distance learning)

      Television and Distance Learning Courses:

  • Economics (ECO 155), History (HST 122), Philosophy (PHI 110), Political Science (PLS 101 and 103), and Religious Studies (REL 100 and 101) offered sections of General Education courses via cable television.
  • 2 sections of PLS 103 were offered as ITV courses with two partner schools in Oklahoma.


On-Line Courses:

  • Economics regularly offers on-line sections of two graduate courses to support the Masters in Business Administration.  In fall 2008, this included ECO 500-899.
  • History offered on-line versions of HST 103 and HST 121 both semesters; HST 602 (Secondary School Curriculum) and HST 685 (Civil War in Missouri) in spring 2008, and HST 684 (American Revolution) in fall 2008.
  • Political Science regularly offers upper division and graduate on-line courses each semester.  In 2008 this included sections of PLS 551 and PLS 656.
  • Sociology/Anthropology/Criminology regularly offers on-line courses to support the Masters in Criminology degree and the Masters in Administrative Services program.  In 2008 these graduate courses included CRM 597 (spring 2008) and CRM 640 (fall 2008).  The undergraduate CRM major was supported with on-line instruction in CRM 210, CRM 320, and CRM 360. An on-line version of SOC 150 was offered both semesters in 2008 to expand access to this General Education course. 

 

Classroom Technology

 

  • All CHPA programs used instructional technology in the classroom. A sizeable proportion of faculty integrated Power Point, Blackboard, and course web pages into their pedagogical styles. This was made possible by the high level of technology available in Strong Hall and the encouragement they are given by the Department Heads and the Dean and the efficient assistance of Jay Jenkins (DUSS).  

2.  Off Campus Programs

 

  • Political Science developed off-campus learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Dr. James Kaatz took students to Sofia, Bulgaria during the winter intercession of 2008 and to Chicago in the spring 2008 intersession. Dr. Ken Rutherford took students to Ft. Leonard Wood in fall 2008 for training in land-mine removal.
  • CAR sponsored a 2008 summer archaeological field school at the Nathan Boone Homestead and at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in which Missouri State anthropology students participated.
  • DSS established teaching and student exchange relationships with the Army Management and Staff College, Ft. Belvoir, and with Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.  

 

3. Other

 

  • All CHPA academic units except MIL participated in the Evening College program, providing access to General Education courses as well as courses in the Major or in Masters-level programs.
  • Religious Studies and Political Science offered sufficient Evening courses to allow the majority of their undergraduate major requirements to be completed.
  • CRM, ECO, HST, PHI, and SOC facilitated numerous dual-credit courses taught in area high schools.

Dual Credit Courses

Course

Semester

Number of Sections

Total SCH

ECO 155

Fall 2008

1

27

HST 103

Fall 2008

2

57

HST 104

Spring 2008

1

30

HST 104

Fall 2008

2

54

HST 121

Spring 2008

2

69

HST 121

Fall 2008

9

315

HST 122

Spring 2008

8

207

HST 122

Fall 2008

3

81

PHI 110

Fall 2008

1

12

SOC 150

Spring 2008

4

78

SOC 152

Spring 2008

2

9

CRM 210

Fall 2008

2

51

TOTAL

 

37

990

 

D.  Faculty and Student Awards and Recognition – Teaching, Advising, etc.

 

  • Dennis Hickey (PLS) awarded a Fulbright “Lecturing” award to teach at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing China from February to July 2008
  • Gabriel Ondetti (PLS) -- Outstanding teacher recognition (2008), Sigma Kappa Sorority
  • John Harms (SOC) received the 2008 University Foundation Award for excellence in Service
  • Michael Carlie (CRM) won the 2008 SGA SUCCESSability Award.
  • Margaret Buckner (ANT), “Heroes of the Ozarks,”award from Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation, for work with Head Start, fall 2008.
  • Dr. Keith Payne was one of 12 individuals appointed by Congress to the Strategic Posture Commission to advise Congress on strategic force considerations.
  • Amb. Robert Joseph and Dr. Keith Payne served on the State Department’s most senior advisory board, the International Security Advisory Board. 
  • Brian Calfano (PLS) and Julia Watts Belser (REL) were named Service Learning Faculty Fellows for 2008-2009
  • Pat Gartin (CRM) and Sharmistha Self (ECO) were named to the Provost’s Academic Leadership Program
  • Cadet Marco Kilongkilong, a sophomore in Military Science, was awarded a 2008 Missouri State Public Affairs Grant to organize and present a memorial service honoring victims of September 11, 2001
  • Joseph Dutko, REL graduate student, won the Central State Society of Biblical Literature “Best Student Paper” award at the 2008 meeting in St. Louis
  • Ashley Diaz, PLS-major, won the 2008 SGA Outstanding Freshman Award.
  • The MSU chapter of Model UN, representing Palestine, won a national competition in fall 2008 being named the “Overall Outstanding Delegation” among over 140 participating schools.

 

E.  Undergraduate Initiatives – Honors, International and Undergraduate

 

  • All CHPA units except MIL and DSS (graduate only) offered Honors Courses.
  • PLS and SOC/ANT/CRM offered Service Learning Courses.
  • Two CHPA faculty (Denise Dutton-PLS and Tim Knapp-SOC) participated in the Residence Hall Living-Learning Communities program as fellows in 2008.
  • PLS organized the Mid-America Model UN in fall 2008 that included 300+ high school students from throughout the area. 
  • PHI faculty took 19 students to the 2008 Mid-South Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in Memphis.
  • Sharmistha Self (ECO) took 5 students to the 2008 Missouri Valley Economics Conference, and all five students presented a paper.
  • Two MIAA graduate students attended the 2008 Midwest-ISA conference in St. Louis.
  • Several REL graduate and undergraduate students attended the 2008 Central States regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in St. Louis, and one graduate student, Joseph Dutko, read a paper.
  • Eight REL graduate students attend the 2008 Midwest American Academy of Religion regional meeting in Chicago, and one, Meghan Faries, read a paper.
  • Four undergraduates accompanied SOC faculty to the 2008 Midwest Sociological Society meetings in Chicago, and one presented a paper entitled, “Measuring Volunteerism and Public Participation.”
  • All Departments had active student organizations and honor societies.

 

F. Graduate Initiatives – Co-Authorship, Theses, Research

 

  • Dennis Hickey (PLS) co-authored one book chapter with a MIAA graduate student (Lilly Kelan Lu).
  • MPA students Ellen Hammock and Garrett Tyson, published an article with  Scott, Patrick, “Nonprofit Board Composition and Organizational  Effectiveness,” Proceedings of the North American Management Society (2008),   179-190.
  • Elizabeth Sobel (ANT) collaborated with Chris Cotter on two presentations: “The Evolving Role of Long Island, WA, in Chinookan Identity and Culture,” annual meeting of Society of American Archaeology in March 2008 and “Chinook Indian Cultural Continuity Through the Contact Period: Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Historical information from Willapa Bay, WA,” at the Ozarks Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society in November 2008.
  • Justin Bartlett and Jessica Gray assisted Bill Wedenoja (ANT) with an archaeological survey in Jamaica during summer 2008.
  • Abe Ledezma is assisting Suzanne Walker-Pacheco (ANT) with her study of diabetes in the Hispanic community.
  • Brett Garland (CRM, Julie Hershberger, and Angela Collins presented "Prisoner Reentry in a Small Metropolitan Community: Preliminary Findings" at the annual meeting of
    the American Society of Criminology in November 2008.
  • All DSS students wrote a thesis to complete requirements for their Masters degree.
  • 15 DSS students pursued paid internships in Washington, D.C. area government, industry, and NGO offices.
  • HST (2 of 8 students), PLS (4 of 9 in MPA), and REL (2 of 5) graduate students took the thesis option in completing their degree.
  • A total of twelve graduate students from HST (3), PLS (3), and REL (6) read papers in local research colloquia or at regional conferences.
  • Four CHPA graduate students participated in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum in 2008 (3 REL; 1 MPA).

 

G.  Enrollment – Majors and Credit Hours

In Fall 2008, 1365 students had majors in the College of Humanities and Public Affairs.  In the table below, it is apparent that CRM, DSS, PHI and the graduate programs in PLS saw significant increases in majors.  The two graduate programs in PLS have made significant strides based on the efforts of new program coordinators.  A variety of recruiting efforts are now underway to address enrollment in both undergraduate and graduate programs in the College.

Percentage changes in total credit hours (especially in upper division or graduate courses) were generally the result of the availability of ranked faculty.  The number of sabbaticals, retirements, leaves, and reassigned time due to administrative or service assignments also must be factored into these numbers. Overall, there was a 2.9% decrease in total CHPA credit hours (=35,160).
 

Department

Majors – Fa08

% change

Credit Hrs – Fa08

% change

ECO

55

+1.8%

4906

+3.8%

DSS

56

+24%

423

+3.6%

HST – BA

104

-20.6%

7324

unchanged

HST – BS Ed

192

unchanged

included in above #

 

HST – MA

49

unchanged

244 (grad)

+22%

HST – MS Ed

8

unchanged

included in above #

 

MIL

N/A

N/A

309

+45%

PHI

36

+16%

2463

-.7%

PLS

184

+1%

5074

-21%

PLS - MPA

28

+27%

486

+3.6%

PLS - MIAA

34

+13.3%

Included in above #

 

REL – BA

60

unchanged

5170

+6.4%

REL – MA

22

-21.4%

105

+20.7%

SOC

96

 -16.5%

7925

-5.7%

ANT

105

-1.8%

Included in SOC

 

CRM

300

+5.3%

Included in SOC

 

ANT - MS

9

First offered

48

First offered

CRM - MS

29

+123%

2256

+15.3%

 

·         The majority of undergraduate SCH production in CHPA in 2008 resulted from the large offering of General Education courses.  As shown in the chart below, the average lower division section size in the CHPA was 47.7 – the highest of all Colleges.  The average upper division section size was 21 – second highest of all Colleges.

 

·         CHPA had the third highest percentage of SCH taught by tenured faculty in any of the Colleges (62.5) and the second highest S/F ratio of any of the Colleges (23.3).

 

College

LD avg. size

UD avg. size

GD avg. size

%SCH by tenured
faculty

%SCH by other reg.

%SCH
by Sup.

%SCH
by GA

S/F ratio

COAL

19.2

11.2

5.2

44.6

16.6

23.9

14.9

13.6

CHPA

47.7

21

10.2

62.5

23.3

14.3

0.0

23.3

COBA

42

33.1

19.5

64.9

22.9

12.1

0.1

24.3

COE

22

17.2

10.9

46.7

18

35

0.3

12.6

CHHS

39.1

20.5

13.9

58

16.9

18.7

6.4

15.3

CNAS

30.2

15.6

5.7

65.5

22.5

10.2

1.8

17.3

Springfield
Campus

29.5

18.6

11.9

58.1

20.3

17

4.7

17.3

 

In terms of student success in the General Education courses offered by CHPA departments, the following tables demonstrate (1) total SCH for each course in the spring and fall semesters of 2008, (2) the number and percentage of drops, (3) the percentage of students successfully completing these courses with A, B, or C grades, and (4) the percentage of students who have received D, F, or N grades.  These numbers provide an initial baseline indicating areas in which the College’s student success plan will come into play in 2009 and beyond.

 

 
                                                 Grade Distribution in CHPA General Education Courses

                                                                                       Spring 2008

Course

SCH

% of drops

% of ABC grades

% of DFIN grades

ANT 100

603

20 N = 10%

71.1%

28.9%

ANT 125

270

3 N = 3.3%

85.5%

14.5%

ECO 155

1731

72 N = 12.5%

69%

31%

HST 103

540

19 N = 10.6%

80%

20%

HST 104

669

16 N = 7.2%

80.3%

19.7%

HST 121

2442

84 N = 10.3%

67.7%

32.3%

HST 122

2193

63 N = 8.6%

75.8%

24.2%

PHI 105

270

5 N = 5.6%

85.5%

14.5%

PHI 110

1053

33 N = 9.4%

75.6%

24.4%

PHI 115

594

19 N = 9.6%

82.7%

17.3%

PLS 101

3858

110 N = 8.6%

66.7%

33.3%

REL 100

2121

36 N = 5.1%

80.3%

19.7%

REL 101

570

30 N = 15.8%

67.3%

33.7%

REL 102

549

10 N = 5.5%

83.1%

16.9%

REL 131

612

15 N = 7.4%

75.1%

24.9%

REL 210

510

20 N = 11.8%

80%

20%

SOC 150

2130

42 N = 5.9%

85.1%

14.9%

         

AAS 100

675

7 N = 3.1%

92.9%

7.1%

GST 170

90

3 N = 10%

80%

20%

 

                                                             Fall 2008 (excluding dual credit)

Course

SCH

% of drops

% of ABC grades

% of DFN grades

AAS 100

696

8 N = 3.4%

94.8%

5.2%

ANT 100

618

12 N = 5.8%

82.5%

17.5%

ANT 125

375

5 N = 4%

88.8%

11.2%

ECO 155

2535

85 N = 10%

72%

28%

GST 170

90

2 N = 6.6%

86.7%

13.3%

HST 103

471

16 N = 10.2%

77.7%

22.3%

HST 104

840

26 N = 9.3%

81.1%

18.9%

HST 121

1905

63 N = 10%

66.3%

33.7%

HST 122

2184

49 N = 6.7%

79.4%

20.6%

PHI 105

267

14 N = 15.7%

69.6%

30.4%

PHI 110

1137

52 N = 13.7%

72.3%

27.7%

PHI 115

636

19 N = 8.9%

84.9%

15.1%

PLS 101

3588

91 N = 7.6%

68.4%

31.6%

REL 100

1980

34 N = 5.2%

80.9%

19.1%

REL 101

729

41 N = 16.8%

67.5%

32.5%

REL 102

495

23 N = 13.9%

73.3%

26.7%

REL 131

732

16 N = 6.5%

81.1%

18.9%

REL 210

864

23 N = 8%

81.9%

18.1%

SOC 150

2124

37 N = 5.2%

80.6%

19.4%

 
                                                                           Degrees Conferred in CHPA Units in 2008

 

Unit

Undergraduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees

ANT

28

 

CRM

79

 

DSS

--

12

ECO

23

 

HST

66

8

PHI

8

 

PLS

33

26

REL

15

6

SOC

60

 

CHPA TOTAL

312

52

 

H.  Assessment Updates

 

Each academic unit in CHPA has an assessment plan on file with the Assessment Office, and each plan was reviewed with changes sent to the Assessment Office and communicated to faculty and students.

Current assessment practices:

Each semester a student teaching evaluation instrument is administered in all sections of CHPA courses to help gauge student satisfaction and teaching effectiveness.

Departments administering the MFAT or TUCE Exam determine percentage of students at or above the 50th percentile and percentage of students above the 80th percentile.  The MFAT and TUCE scores then function as one measure of student success and as one factor in on-going departmental discussions on periodic curricular and program reviews.

All departments conduct exit interviews with graduating majors to obtain narrative data that figures into discussions on curricular revision and student satisfaction.

Departments will use this quantifiable and narrative data to make program and curricular changes designed to facilitate retention rates, improve the advisement process, and enhance graduate rates.

  • An on-line Student Success Survey for CHPA majors was administered for the first time in spring 2008 (369 responses to the survey =27%). It will be used again in subsequent years to obtain student data on native and transfer student satisfaction: https://ws.missouristate.edu/surveys/stdtsuccess/.
  • All General Education courses taught by CHPA academic units are assessed on a three-year basis by CGEIP –all CHPA courses reviewed in 2008 were approved for continuation in the GE program.
  • Approximately thirty-five newly hired faculty, graduate assistants, and other CHPA faculty participated each semester in Showcase on Teaching and Master Advisor training.
  • Gary Brinker, Karl Kunkel, and Tim Knapp (SOC/ANT/CRM) as well as Dean Stone were members of the Leadership Assessment and Priorities Committee in 2008. 

 

II.  Research and Scholarship

 

A.  Publications in refereed journals (national; international; other)

 

CHPA faculty continued to be productive and actively engaged in scholarly activities during 2008, with a 18.9% increase in published articles and book chapters over 2007.  There was also a significant increase in the number of published monographs (60% over 2007).

 

2008/2007

#

% change over 2007

Journal articles/Book chapters

44/37

+18.9%

Books/Monographs

8/5

+60%

 

B.  Presentations (invited; national; international; other)

The total number of presentations made by the CHPA faculty increased in 2008 over 2007 (up 16.8%), and there was also an increase in international presentations (up 30%).  Many of these presentations were by invitation at prestigious international and national conferences.

2008/2007

#

% change over 2007

Total Presentations

97/83

+16.8%

International

13/10

+30%

 

C.  Funded Research

 

An RFP was published by the CHPA Dean’s Office providing the opportunity for faculty to submit proposals to fund research, teaching, and student engagement projects in fall 2008.  The following chart provides the results of this offering. 

                                                            Fall 2008 CHPA Incentive Initiative Proposals

Department/Faculty

Title

Funding Requested

Funding Recommended

Brad Thayer - DSS

"Suicide Terrorism in the Islamic Context"

$10,000.00

$5,000.00

John Hoftyzer - ECO

Placing the Cenlim Program into C++ and into Java

$750.00

$750.00

David Mitchell-ECO

Funds to hire two student workers: Bureau of Economic Research

$2,100.00

$2,000.00

Jamaine Abidogun - HST

Foundations for Cooperating Teachers

$6,960.00

$5,460.00

Stephen McIntyre-HST

Keynote Speakers for the Missouri Conference on History

$2,168.00

$2,000.00

Bob Miller-HST

Populist Cartoons

$5,000.00

$5,000.00

Jack Knight - PHI

Philosophy Honorary Society Travel Grant

$1,710.00

$1,710.00

Beat Kernen-PLS

U.S. Russia Relations under the New Administration

$5,000.00

$2,500.00

Indira Ondetti-PLS

Database on Social Protest

$6,500.00

$2,100.00

Gabe Ondetti-PLS

Democracy and Redistribution in Latin America: the Case of the Dominican Republic

$6,420.00

$3,000.00

Kant Patel-PLS

Children at Risk: Childhood Obesity and Health Consequences - a Call for Action

$7,000.00

$7,000.00

Kant Patel & Beat Kernnen - PLS

Path to Professional Development: Students and Conference Presentations

$1,630.00

$1,600.00

Ken Rutherford-PLS

Unexploded Ordinance and Landmine Field Trip to Ft. Leonard Wood

$9,950.00

$6,000.00

Stephen Berkwitz-REL

Visiting Lecture on Rebellion in Sri Lankan History

$1,800.00

$1,800.00

Jack Llewellyn-REL

Consortium Fee for the Tel Gezer Excavation and Publication Project

$8,000.00

$4,000.00

Ivy Yarckow Brown & Aida Hass - SAC

Public Affairs in the Profession: 1st Annual MSU Criminology & Criminal Justice Conference

$2,750.00

$2,525.00

David Byers - SAC

Funding Request for Fieldwork at the Mountaineer Folsom Site, Gunnison, Colorado

$5,600.00

$5,000.00

Karl Kunkel-SAC

Upgrading the CATI System at CSSPPR

$9,760.00

$9,760.00

Diane Leamy-SAC

Equipment Purchase of "Drunk Buster Goggles" to enhance classroom and community presentations.

$517.00

$517.00

Bill Meadows - SAC

Military Societies in Plains Indian Ledger Book Art: A Kiowa Example

$997.10

$997.10

Bill Meadows (SAC), Neal Lopinot, Dustin Thompson, Chris Barnhart (CAR)

Accelerator-Mass-Spectronomy Dating of Archaeological Remains

$1,800.00

$1,800.00

Liz Sobel-SAC

Increased Student Involvement in Archaeological Lab Research on Ozarks Prehistory

$9,800.00

$9,800.00

Brett Garland, Aida Hass -SAC

Public Perceptions of Issues in Juvenile and Adult Corrections in the Midwest: An Examination of Attitudes in the State of Missouri

$10,000.00

$5.000.00

TOTAL FUNDED:

 

 

$85,319.10

 

CHPA faculty and Research Centers submitted both internal and external research grant applications in 2008.  The following charts represent the funding sources and funding amounts from external grant proposals, and the total number of external and internal grant proposals that were submitted and funded.

 

                                                                            Sources of External Funding

 

Department

Source

Amount

CAR

National Park Service:

2008 Excavations at Double Spring, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

$4,978.11

 

Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.: Phase I Intensive Cultural Resources Survey, 4 Cell Tower Sites in Southeast Missouri

$6,250.64

 

Tri State Engineering:

Intensive Phase I Archaeological Survey, Noel Recreation Area

$1,202.80

 

Bureau Veritas North America, Inc.: Phase I Intensive CRS, 12 cell tower sites in southeast Missouri

$18.751.92

 

AMEC Earth & Environmental Inc.: Identification of Chipped-Stone Artifacts & Rw Material Types from the Hudson Lake Area of Northeast Oklahoma

$2,000.00

 

Pawnee Watershed Joint Dist. No. 81: Archaeological Mitigation of 14HO308, Horsethief Reservoir, Hodgeman Co., KS

$115,781.75

 

Bureau Veritas North America Inc.: Cell Tower Testing Riverview, St. Louis Co., MO

$1,894.45

 

Bureau Veritas: Phase II Testing of the IL08 North Mill Creek Site

$9,087.25

 

Bureau Veritas North American, Inc.: Phase I Cultural Resources Survey of 5 Additional Cell Tower Sites in Southern Illinois

$8.160.75

 

Bureau Veritas: Phase I Cultural Resousrces Survey of 5 Cell Tower Sites in Southern Illinois (Waltonville, Irvington, Belknap, N. Mill Creek and Tamms)

$7.384.75

 

National Park Service-Wilson’s Creek Nat’l. Battlefield:

Archaeological Testing for the Guinn Farm, Wilson’s Creek Nat’l Battlefield, Christian Co., MO

$3,991.22

 

Missouri Department of Transportation: Data Recovery Investigations at 23MO1203 and 23MO1229, Madison County, MO; MoDOT Job No. J0P0928

$70,423.70

 

Missouri Archaeological Society

$23,714.00

CSSPPR

Survey of Greene County Residents’ Opinions on Local Air Quality -08

$2,525.00

History

Sixteenth Century Studies Society

$2,000.00

Political Science

Council on American-Islamic Relations

$1,000.00

 

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for Scholarly International Exchange

$8,000.00

 

Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association

$42,000.00

 

University of Pittsburgh: Spatial Information System

$12,000.00

Religious Studies

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning: Workshop on teaching the introductory course

$2,000.00

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

$358,300.34

 

                                                  Summary of Grant Submissions from All Sources in 2008

 

Department

# External Proposals

# Internal Proposals

# Funded

Total Amount Funded

CAR

20

6

15

$265,061.34

CSSPPR

1

5

6

$24,331.00

DSS

0

3

1

$5,000.00

Economics

0

3

3

$4,950.00

History

1

6

7

$196,260.00

Philosophy

0

1

1

$1,710.00

Political Science

4

10

14

$58,050.00

Religious Studies

1

5

6

$20,850.00

SOC/ANT/CRM

0

17

12

$42,399.10

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

$618,611.44

  

D. Efforts to Support and Promote Research

 

CHPA continued to focus on the need to expand external grant writing and on raising the profile of faculty through participation in professional conferences.

  • The CHPA Dean’s office provided monetary incentives, totaling $6,000, to four faculty members who submitted external grant proposals to an agency in 2008.
  • The Dean’s Office provided faculty in CHPA Departments with travel allotments of $1200 (up from $750 in 2007) to support travel to professional conferences.
  • Dean’s office provided additional travel funds for two faculty members to attend international conferences.

 

E.  Faculty and Student Awards Recognition – Research/Scholarship

 

  • Suzanne Pacheco-Walker, 2008 Leslie Hewes Award: Best social science article published in Great Plains Research in 2007
  • Dennis Hickey (PLS) -- Appointed James F. Morris Professor of Political Science at Missouri State University (endowed chair) effective Fall 2008

 

F.  Other

 

  • Dennis Hickey (PLS) served as a Presidential Election Observerduring the presidential election in the Republic of China on Taiwan, March 16-23, 2008.
  • Keith Payne (DSS) served as Editor-in-Chief of the refereed journal Comparative Strategy.
  • Keith Payne (DSS) served as Chair, Board of Directors, National Institute for Public Policy.
  • Keith Payne (DSS) serves as Chair, Policy Panel, Senior Advisory Group, U.S. Strategic Command.
  • Keith Payne (DSS) served as co-chair of the Department of Defense’s Nuclear Strategy Forum.
  • Bradley Thayer (DSS) served as Associate Editor of the refereed journal Politics and the Life Sciences.
  • Robert Joseph (DSS) co-chaired a major review of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for the Department of Defense.
  • Bill Piston (HST) has been appointed to the Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission in 2008
  • Victor Matthews (REL and Acting Dean) served as series editor of the Symposium Monograph Series for the Society of Biblical Literature.
  • Steve Berkwitz (REL) served as Series Editor, Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism Series, Routledge Press and as Book Review Editor for the journal Religion, Elsevier Press.
  • John Strong (REL) served as Chair of the Council of Regional Coordinators, Society of Biblical Literature.
  • Eric Nelson (HST) serves on the Editorial Board, Saint Andrews Transactions in French History.
  • Ken Rutherford (PLS) serves as Board Member on Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at the University of California – Irvine.

  

III.  Public Affairs and Community Outreach

 

A.  Technical Assistance – Program Evaluation, Strategic Planning, etc

 

  • Long-range plans for each CHPA unit, which are reviewed annually, included further integration of Public Affairs activities into the curriculum, enrollment management plans, and the service activities of the faculty.
  • Economics engaged in a more substantial strategic planning process to prepare them for a new program direction, to welcome new leadership, and to address a major turnover in faculty due to retirements.
  • The external review process for SOC/ANT/CRM resulted in a strategic hire in SOC to strengthen their move to a Public Sociology focus, and provided needed impetus to have the Board of Governors pass a resolution granting CRM independent departmental status.
  • All units in the College made curricular revisions to prepare for the transition to the new Banner ERP system.
  • The Dean’s office produced a SWOT analysis of College programs and assisted with the external review in SOC/ANT/CRM.

 

B.  Alumni Activities

 

  • All CHPA units as well as the Dean’s Office produced newsletters to update alumni on current happenings in the College.
  • MPA formed a new Advisory Board made up in part of alumni of the program to assist them with their curricular revision and to promote the new Emergency Management option within the community.
  • DSS conducted the William Van Cleave Lecture Series that was open to faculty, students and alumni in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Homecoming receptions for alumni were held by several CHPA units, and the College participated in the BearFest Village Alumni hospitality tent.
  • Dean Stone and/or Acting Dean Matthews attended alumni events in Kansas City, St. Louis, Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. during 2008.

 

C.  Community Programs and Partnerships

 

  • Elizabeth Sobel (ANT) worked with the George Washington Carver Birthplace Association, the National Park Service, and the Missouri Humanities Council to plan and host the Inaugural George Washington Carver Symposium at Missouri State University, October 17 and 18, 2008.
  • Suzanne Walker-Pacheco (ANT) has been a leader in organizing a reading and literacy program for Latino immigrant children, sponsored by Club de Cuentos and has drawn students from MSU into the program as volunteers.
  • Margaret Buckner (ANT) has taken students to Mexico over spring break as part of a short course to visit the communities and families of Mexican immigrants living in Springfield. In several cases these students have followed up by tutoring children of these families in Springfield.
  • The Gender Studies program co-sponsored and helped facilitate the Woman of Distinction Award with the Ozarks Alliance of Professional Organizations.
  • David Johnson (PLS- MPA program) prepared a social vulnerability map for Springfield/Greene County Emergency Management.
  • Jim Kaatz (PLS – MPA program) facilitated a two day retreat for the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers.
  • History Bowl and History Day included collaboration with school districts throughout southwest Missouri.
  • Southwest Missouri Region of the Archaeology Challenge (now renamed Archaeology Quest) involved working with teachers on yearly theme and organizing regional competition for grades 4 to 12.
  • The Philosophy Essay contest provided students from throughout southwest Missouri the opportunity to compete for a scholarship.
  • Numerous faculty and administrators served on community-based boards or committees including: The Victim Center, the Good Community Committee, the Springfield Task Force on Gangs and Youth Violence, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation, The Family Violence Center, Landmine Survivors Network, Ethics Committee-Cox Health Systems, CASA, Springfield Area Planning Forum, The Longstreet Society, Greene County Historical Society, and the Club de Cuentos Latino Children’s Literacy Group.
  • Dozens of CHPA faculty made presentations to community-based organizations, churches, and businesses.
  • The expertise of CHPA faculty was shared in numerous radio and television interviews and in newspaper op-ed pieces.
  • The CSSPPR and the Center for Archaeological Research performed contract research studies providing data analysis for community and government agencies.
  • CHPA partnered with Ozark Food Harvest for a holiday food drive.

 

D.  Statewide Initiatives

 

  • James Kaatz (PLS) organized the annual conference of the Missouri City Clerks Association and served as the Association’s Director.
  • The Missouri Archaeological Society office located in STRO 206 provided state-wide coordination of archaeological field work and instructional guides and publications on Missouri archaeological sites.
  • Several members of the History Department organized the Thirtieth Mid-America Conference on History, which was held in Springfield in 2008.   

 

IV.  Resource Development, Allocation, Effective and Efficient Management

 

A.  Faculty

 

1.  Recruiting, Hiring, Mentoring, Faculty Assignments, Tenure and Promotion, Career Paths, etc.

 

  • CHPA recruiting and hiring of new faculty was part of the College Long-Range Plan and followed established procedures that required Departments to justify to the Department Heads’ Council and the CHPA Dean the hiring of new faculty to replace retiring or departing faculty.  Nine new ranked faculty members joined the CHPA in 2008, including a new Department Head in ECO.
  • All recruiting and hiring of new faculty in CHPA included an emphasis on developing a diverse faculty and involved extensive efforts to make openings known to under-represented minorities.
  • All new CHPA faculty members were assigned a mentor to assist them with orientation to the university, first-year teaching assignments, and acquaintance with all CHPA and university policies.
  • Each CHPA unit had a tenure and promotion plan that was reviewed and involved a decision process including recommendations from faculty committees, Department Heads, and the Dean.  One CHPA faculty member was awarded tenure in 2008, and three faculty members were promoted.
  • CHPA faculty members were encouraged to consider various career paths, including administrative appointment.  This included the nomination and appointment of two faculty members for participation in the Provost’s Leadership Program.  One faculty member served as a Provost Fellow for International Studies.

 

2.  Diversity and Inclusiveness

 

CHPA Full-Time Faculty

Male -2008

Female -2008

Caucasian

60

21

Afro-American

3

0

Asian

2

4

Hispanic

1

2

     
     

Middle Eastern

1

1

 

  • CHPA housed six Area Studies Minors that are designed to provide opportunities for interdisciplinary study and an increase in diversity and global awareness.
  • CHPA sponsored public presentations such those by Mark James, Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, on ‘A Perfect Storm’, concerning domestic right wing extremist groups, Edward Robinson, Abilene Christian University, on “Show Us How You Do It: Marshall Keeble and the Rise of Black Churches of Christ in the United States, 1914-1968.” 
  • Heritage month activities were organized by CHPA faculty throughout the year, including a Pow Wow during fall 2008, African American Heritage Month and Women’s History Month events in spring 2008.  
  • Additional events designed to promote understanding of the diversity in our society included “The Jena Six Case – A Panel Discussion” featuring Jamaine Abidogun (HST), Steven Arledge, English Major and African-American Studies Minor, Dominic Capeci (HST), Mike Carlie (CRM), Wes Pratt, Diversity Outreach Coordinator, and moderator Maurice Tate, Instructor in AAS, March 18, 2008.  Dr. Tate also led the “Freedom Trail” field trip to Atlanta in November 2008.
  • Student Anthropology Conference (April 24-25, 2008) featured student presentations on field work in Guinea-Bissau, Africa
  • “Rights and Freedom: W.E.B. Du Bois and the End of History,” Jack Knight (PHI) presentation to Philosophy Club, May 1, 2008
  • Under the leadership of Dr. Dennis Hickey (PLS), the 21st annual international conference of the Association of Chinese Political Studies was held at Missouri State University.  The theme of the conference was “China after the 17th Party Conference.”
  • A conference on Eastern Europe that was held in St. Petersburg, Russia was co-sponsored by the PLS department, together with the Slaviani Foundation of Sofia, Bulgaria, the Gorbachev Foundation of Moscow, Russia, and St. Petersburg State University.

B.  Fiscal

 

1.  Fundraising and Contracts

 

  • Total gifts to CHPA accounts in 2008 = $643,546.  (NOTE: The CHPA was without a Director of Development for the first six months of 2008.)
  • DSS raised external funds in 2008 from the Northrop Corporation, Scaife Foundation, Lockheed, and The Boeing Corporation to support its program in the amount of $290,085.  In addition, Keith Payne was named a Fellowship Advisor for the Rumsfeld Foundation that should result in the granting of a $15,000 fellowship to a DSS student.

 

Company/Foundation

Amount

Earmarked Purpose

Kupperman

 $             500.00

Ulrike Schumacher Scholarship Fund

Scaife

 $     150,000.00

student fellowships, emeritus salary, distinguished speaker series, faculty travel and professional activities, operations

Earl D. Moore

 $             100.00

fellowships

Northrop (matching above)

 $             100.00

fellowships

Max Singer

 $             500.00

Herman Kahn Fellowship

Hitoshi

 $             300.00

Ulrike Schumacher Scholarship Fund

K. Guthe

 $         1,000.00

Herman Kahn Fellowship

Northrop

 $       15,000.00

Student scholarships and adjunct faculty

Crouch

 $             285.00

Ulrike Schumacher Scholarship Fund

NIPP 2008-2009

 $         5,000.00

Adjunct faculty, financial aid

NIPP

 $       40,000.00

in-kind donation (reception services)

Van Cleave

 $             300.00

Ulrike Schumacher Scholarship Fund

Boeing

 $       25,000.00

adjuncts ($20K); faculty/staff ($5K)

Trachtenberg

 $         2,000.00

Davis and Schumacher scholarship

Lockheed

 $       50,000.00

student scholarships, adjunct faculty, staff and faculty performance

Total

 $     290,085.00

 

 

  • Five new endowed scholarships were funded in 2008: LaMoine DeVries Religious Studies Scholarship; Thomas G. Strong Chair in Middle Eastern Studies; Andrea and Stephen Bough Political Science Scholarship; Frederic N. Gates Memorial Scholarship in Defense and Strategic Studies; and the Alice Bartee Political Science Scholarship.
  • One new scholarship, the Applied Social Scientist Award, was awarded in 2008 for the first time.
  • Acting Dean Matthews hosted the CHPA Scholarship Banquet for College scholarship recipients and donors in October 2008.
  • Dean and Acting Dean engaged in numerous fundraising activities including annual telephone campaign, letter writing, and personal visits with potential donors, etc.
  • Acknowledgement/Thank You letters were sent to all CHPA donors from the appropriate unit and by scholarship recipients.

 

2.  Budget Allocation and Management

 

  • Funds that were raised from offering on-line and television courses were used to supplement departmental operations budgets and to provide additional funds to support faculty travel to conferences, student participation in regional conferences, the purchase of instructional equipment, and the costs associated with invited speakers.
  • 2008-2009 CHPA Budget = $10,184,970.  Dean and Acting Dean provided oversight of effective and efficient use of cost center resources for strategic purposes. 
  • CHPA had a total of $445,000 in carry forward funds at the beginning of the fiscal year and $94,293 in recurring salary savings. As part of the budget planning negotiations for the cost center, each CHPA unit submitted a budget plan indicating proposed uses of carry-over funds to support their operational needs.
  • Dean distributed $1,200 per faculty member to the department accounts for travel.
  • Dean managed the replacement of ¼ of the academic computers in the College.
  • CHPA entry-level salaries were at recommended CUPA median.
  • Dean and Acting Dean held open budget hearings for interested faculty and staff.

 

3.  Cost Benchmarking – Delaware and other models

 

The Delaware data provide a common foundation upon which to discuss productivity across disciplines.  The Departmental Profiles for the College of Humanities and Public Affairs demonstrate the faculty in the CHPA departments continue to be as, or more productive than their Delaware data peers.

 

With respect to Economics, their tenure-track SCH/FTE productivity continues to compare favorably to their Delaware peers; 150% in 2006 and 147% in 2007.  They have maintained this level of productivity, despite shifting resources to the instructor rank and per course faculty.  The Economics department services both the general education program and COBA.  Renewing the three Instructors and hiring new tenure-track faculty to fill open lines will engender an increase in general education credit-hour production, which has declined by 3.2%, as well as an increase in the faculty–student ratio.  It must also be noted that, with a 73.3% Delaware credit-hour cost ratio, the Economics department operates more efficiently than its peers.

 

In Political Science, the credit-hour production has increased by 8.7% at same time the faculty-student ratio has remained stable. Moreover, this growth has been managed in such an efficient manner that the PLS Delaware credit-hour cost ratio is at 81.9%.  While the SCH for tenured faculty has grown from 57.9 to 65.1, the overall tenure-track SCH/FTE productivity remains lower than their Delaware peers; 83.6% in 2006 and 85% in 2007.  This discrepancy is easily explained by the growth in the MPA and MIAA programs, where seminar classes are naturally smaller than undergraduate classes.  Further, even though the percentage increase from 2006 to 2007 is small, it does not reflect the more recent move away from supplemental SCH/FTE toward tenure-track SCH/FTE.  From a high of ten supplemental instructors in 2006, the PLS department now has only three. There is a clear pattern of increased FTE/SCH productivity for PLS tenure track faculty and for “other regular faculty” in the past four years despite the fact that there is one less tenure track faculty member.

 

CHPA

Economics

History

Philosophy

Political Science

Religious Studies

SOC/ANT/
CRM

Credit Hr.
Production = 1.4%


-3.2%

 

4.2%

 

-8.0%

 

8.7%

 

-9.5%

 

7.0%

Student/
Faculty Ratio
23.8%
-->
25.3%

 

13.8%>9%

 

22.2>25.4%

 

18.8%>22.4%

 

23.6%>23.5%

 

24.7>24.2%

 

24.1%>25.4%

Credit Hour Cost

 

73.3%

 

99.2%

 

107%

 

81.9%

 

60.6%

 

94.6%

Student CR Tenured
61%
>67.3%

 

70.3%>
57.0%

 

66.7%>
74.4%

 

70.8%>
62.9%

 

57.9%>
65.1%

 

46.9%>
57%

 

64.2%>
70%

Tenured Track SCH/FTE 06

 

 

150%

 

92.4%

 

107%

 

83.6%

 

116.4%

 

93.7%

Tenured Track SCH/FTE 07

 

 

147%

 

101%

 

132%

 

85%

 

135%

 

126%

 

Overall, credit-hour production in Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology has increased by 7% and their faculty-student ratio has also increased.  The three departments make a significant contribution to the general education curriculum, but their credit-hour cost ratio is still below their Delaware peers at 94.6%. This data is deceptive, however, because the Delaware data does not break out the three majors for comparison to their individual disciplinary peers. For example, while SOC and ANT split resources between general education and majors, CRM hours are devoted to the CRM majors (more than SOC and ANT combined) and their new graduate program. Even pulled in these different directions, the SOC/ANT/CRM tenured faculty members have increased their SCH productivity from 64.2 to 70.3. Compared to their Delaware peers, the overall SCH/FTE for tenure-track faculty in SOC/ANT/CRM has increased from 93.7% in 2006 to 126% in 2007. Clearly, much of this increase can be attributed to the growth of the CRM major and Master's program and supports the creation of a new department and the consequent need for a department head line. It is also quite plausible to suggest that the Delaware credit hour cost ratio of 94.6% could be reduced by the creation of a separate department. Although CRM has garnered most of the recent attention, the number of SOC majors has steadily increased since 2003.  While, again, it is difficult to disentangle the Sociology SCH and SCH/FTE percentages from CRM and ANT, a significant portion of the department's overall productivity and efficiency can be attributed to the SOC faculty and suggests support for the Public Sociology position.

 

Although Philosophy and Religious Studies experienced a decline in overall credit hour production (8% and 9.5% respectively), they both had increases in SCH/FTE over 2006 (PHI: 107 to 132% and REL: 116.4 to 135%).  Both of these departments draw the bulk of their students from General Education offerings and the total SCH will always be dependent upon the number of sections of these courses that they can offer.  Religious Studies, which has made an effort to reduce the number of sections taught by per course, was also extremely cost efficient with a 60.6% Delaware cost ratio.

 

The Delaware data suggest that, compared to similar departments, the Missouri State History department is quite productive.  Like the other departments in the College, history is divided between service to the University in both the general education and Bachelors of Arts degrees, and service to its majors, both in History and those in the BS Ed program, as well as the History Masters program.  Although the Delaware cost ratio is 99.2%, the History department has increased its overall tenure-track SCH/FTE productivity from 92.4 % in 2006 to 101 % in 2007. Similarly, the tenure-track SCH increased from 66.7 to 74.4. The overall credit-hour production in History went up 7 % and the student-faculty ratio has also increased.

 

                                                 Delaware Productivity Data for Each Category of CHPA Instruction

 

Tenure Track FTE/SCH/DEL

CHPA

ECO

HST

PHI

PLS

REL

SOC/ANT/
CRM

2005

80.7/259

8/435=150%

18/248=92.4%

7/270=107%

17/209=83.6%

10/258=116.4%

18/259=93.7%

2006

79.7/305

7/469=160.1%

19/294=106.9%

7/344=136.5%

17/230=95.4%

10/297=134.4%

17/349=126.9%

2007

75.7/263

7/484

17/344

6/276

16/239

10/282

17/335

2008

79.7

8/493.71

18/312.47

7/299.83

16/243

11/280.9

ANT 6/281
CRM 4/249
SOC 6/226.5

 

Other Reg. Fac FTE/SCH/DEL

CHPA

ECO

HST

PHI

PLS

REL

SOC/ANT/
CRM

2005

16.23/503

3/489=107.7%

4/465=114.5%

0

2/585=144.1%

3.75/460=124%

3.48/559=124.6%

2006

9.75/518

2/588=120.5%

2/432=104.6%

NA

1/279=76.4%

2.75/524=108.5%

2/648=168.3%

2007

12.1/648

2/717

2/883

1/525

2/717

2/539

3/504

2008

15

4/536

4/387

0

1/669

2/428

1 SOC/933
3 CRM/328

 

Suppl Fac/ DEL SCH%

CHPA

ECO

HST

PHI

PLS

REL

SOC/ANT/CRM

2005

6.85/616

0

.59/658
=165.2%

.93/839
=217.3%

2.05/640
=176.2%

2.65/398
=110.8%

.63/1090=305.5%

2006

8.7/549

.75/724
=153.7%

.65/429
=111.4%

.65/595
=165.3%

2.85/611
=174.6%

1.95/436
=137.5%

1.40/645=187%

2007

9.2/356

0

1/785

.8/600

1.25/346

2.1/469

3.25/189

2008

 

.25/444

1.4/441

.75/464

.8/1174

2.1/407

ANT  .25/504
CRM  .25/144
SOC 1.25/965

 

Delaware Productivity Data for CHPA departments

 

Credit Hour Production

CHPA

ECO

HST

PHI

PLS

REL

SOC/ANT/
CRM

2005

34764 > 1.2%

5013 > 2.3%

7148 < .7%

2458 < 8.2%

6139 > 11%

5523 > 1.7%

7238 < 1.3%

2006

35734 > 2.8%

4884 < 2.6%

7221 > 1%

2697 > 9.7%

6346 > 3.4%

5467 < 1%

7982 > 10.3%

2007

36221 > 1.4%

4728 < 3.2%

7523 > 4.2%

2481 < 8%

6896 > 8.7%

4945 < 9.5%

8544 > 7%

2008

35160 < 2.9%

4906 > 3.8%

7568 > .6%

2463 < .7%

5579 < 19.1%

5275 > 6.7%

8200 < 4%

 

Delaware Cost Productivity

 

Credit Hour Cost/DEL

CHPA

ECO

HST

PHI

PLS

REL

SOC/ANT/
CRM

2005

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

 

2006

NA

99/135=73.3%

118/119=99.2%

137/128=107%

113/138=81.9%

86/142=60.6%

106/112=94.6%

2007

NA

90/149=60.4%

129/120=107.5%

126/129=97.7%

122/142=85.9%

97/147=66%

96/115=83.5%

 

NSSE Benchmark Data - 2008

 

CHPA generally compares favorably to other MSU colleges and to the NSSE Mean scores.  However, the relatively small N-score makes it difficult to draw definitive conclusions based on this data set.  With greater participation in 2009, these scores should be more useful in making comparisons and drawing conclusions.

 

2008 NSSE Benchmark Scores - Level of Academic Challenge (LAC) – NSSE Mean = 52.9 and 56.6

 

MSU

COAL

COBA

COE

CHHS

CHPA

CNAS

Undecided

1st Year/N

49.2/574

49.8/89

50/74

52.1/44

50.2/92

55.6/38

48.9/81

46.5/156

Senior/N

52.8/794

52.4/144

51.5/228

55.5/67

54.7/129

54.5/92

50.5/122

53.2/9

 

 

2008 NSSE Benchmark Scores - Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL) – NSSE Mean = 42.5 and 50.8

 

 

MSU

COAL

COBA

COE

CHHS

CHPA

CNAS

Undecided

1st Year/N

39.5/627

40.5/97

40.2/83

43.2/47

38.1/97

46.1/38

40.8/84

36.4/181

Senior/N

50.3/834

51.3/152

48.1/242

58.2/71

52.4/132

47.2/97

50/129

41.2/10

                   

 

2008 NSSE Benchmark Scores - Student-Faculty Interaction (SFI) – NSSE Mean = 34.6 and 42.3

 

 

MSU

COAL

COBA

COE

CHHS

CHPA

CNAS

Undecided

1st Year/N

34.8/584

35.1/91

34.7/76

34.4/45

36.7/93

39.2/38

33.9/81

33/160

Senior/N

40.4/793

41.3/144

35.6/228

41.3/68

45.2/128

43.1/92

41.6/123

30.2/9

                   

 

2008 NSSE Benchmark Scores - Enriching Educational Experiences (EEE) – NSSE Mean = 27.5 and 40.5

 

 

MSU

COAL

COBA

COE

CHHS

CHPA

CNAS

Undecided

1st Year/N

24.9/562

27.1/87

23.1/75

24.4/43

27.3/89

30.5/37

24.4/81

22.3/150

Senior/N

38.5/785

40.1/142

34.2/225

41.1/66

41.9/128

41.6/92

36.7/122

37.1/9

                   

 

2008 NSSE Benchmark Scores - Supportive Campus Environment (SCE) – NSSE Mean = 61.1 and 58

 

 

MSU

COAL

COBA

COE

CHHS

CHPA

CNAS

Undecided

1st Year/N

57.9/549

56.9/86

56.3/73

63.8/43

59.1/92

61.2/36

60.1/76

55.1/150

Senior/N

55.2/778

52.5/151

55.8/219

54.4/66

55.1/129

54.6/93

58.1/120

60.5/9

                   

 

C.  Equipment, Space, etc.

 

  • All Springfield-based CHPA units except MIL are housed in Strong Hall, the most technologically advanced classroom building on campus.  All classrooms in Strong Hall are equipped with up-to-date instructional technology, i.e., Smart podiums, projector systems, etc.
  • CHPA exhibited efficient space management.  A review of classroom utilization showed that Strong Hall had the most efficient use of classroom space on campus due to classroom scheduling coordinated by the Dean’s office.
  • Renovation of the REL suite created several new faculty offices.
  • DSS renovated one of its suites to permit greater seating capacity in a classroom.
  • Growth in the size of General Education course offerings, as well as more effective use of Graduate Assistants as TAs, increased the utilization of the larger classrooms in Strong Hall and made a future auditorium serving classes of 150-200 students a higher priority.
  • Initiation of new MS in Applied Anthropology has demonstrated the need for additional laboratory space.  A plan has been developed by ANT faculty and submitted to Ken McClure for consideration by the space management team.
  • Growing deterioration of the space housing CAR makes the need for larger and more secure laboratory, teaching, and display space a necessary within the near future.

 V.  Leadership and Management: Challenges and Opportunities

 

A.  Promoting Initiatives and Avoiding Problems

 

  • The CHPA Dean and Acting Dean enhanced communication within the College through a variety of means, including weekly Department Heads’ Council meetings with minutes placed on the College website, weekly e-mail reminders to all faculty and staff of deadlines and upcoming events, as well as All-College and town hall meetings.
  • CHPA Dean and Acting Dean have an open door policy for faculty, staff, and students.
  • The Dean led a Department Heads’ Retreat in summer 2008.  In addition, both Dean Stone and Acting Dean Matthews attended department meetings throughout the academic year as well as departmental retreats in fall 2008.
  • A three-year Hiring Plan was developed for the College to strategically plan for the replacement of large numbers of faculty retirements and resignations.  (It is estimated that 25% of CHPA faculty will retire within a 5-6 year period.)
  • A major College initiative was emphasis/support of external grant writing to compensate for inadequate state funding of higher education.
  • The Dean and Acting Dean used one-time carryover funds to initiate a research initiative RFP that resulted in the funding of over $80,000 in research, teaching, and student engagement projects in fall 2008.
  • CHPA focused increased efforts to partner with community/state agencies and organizations and to engage in a more visible level of community outreach.  This included arrangements with the Naval Post-Graduate College to offer a certificate program in Homeland Security to meet the needs of the Missouri National Guard.

 

B.  Faculty Relations – Governance and Consultation

 

  • The following actions were initiated by the CHPA Dean and Acting Dean in 2008 to insure transparency of administration and governance of the College:
    -- All-College meetings were held by the Dean and Acting Dean to discuss College initiatives, the new university compensation plan, and the research RFP incentive.
    -- All CHPA policies, as well as minutes of all Department Heads’ Council meetings were placed on College website.

      -- College budget hearings were open to all faculty and staff.
      -- A Dean’s Advisory Council, made up of CHPA faculty serving on the Faculty Senate,
         met with the Dean and Acting Dean on a regular basis.

  • CHPA faculty committees oversaw curricular matters (College Council), participated in faculty recruiting/hiring, sabbatical decisions, compensation process, and were involved in reappointment/ tenure/promotion recommendations.
  • Faculty committees continued to develop and implement revised department criteria for the new compensation plan.

 

C.  Working with Staff

 

  • Dean and Acting Dean had good working relationships with office staff, as well as College DUSS and DOD.  All College staff had high level of productivity.
  • Dean and Acting Dean supported staff development by encouraging clerical staff to attend various training sessions on campus and on-line.  Dean and Acting Dean also sent new department heads to one academic administrator’s national conference.
  • Dean formed a CHPA Staff Compensation Committee.  

 

VI.  Individual Professional Accomplishments

 

Dean Lorene Stone did the following in 2008:

·         Served on the National Conference of Academic Deans (NCAD) executive committee (2008).

·         Served on the MO-ACE Network Planning Committee (2008).

·         Member of the following University committees: 1) Administrative Council (Jan. through July); 2) Executive Budget Committee (Jan. through July); 3) Academic Leadership
          Council (Jan. through July); 4) Academic Administrators Assembly (Jan. through July); 5) IT Council (Jan. through July); and 6) Leadership Priorities and Assessment
          Committee (Jan. through May).

·         Chair of the following University committees:  1) NCAA Validation Committee (Jan. through July); and 2) COBA Dean Search Committee (April through July).

·         Campus Representative to the following:  1) Imagining America (Jan. through July); and 2) Teach For America (Jan. through July).

·         Community Engagement – Member of the following:  1) Board of Directors – The Victim Center; 2) Board of Directors – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates); 3) Good
          Community Committee; 4) Springfield Rotary (Chair – Strategic Planning Committee).

·         Served as Judge for the Springfield NewsLeader Academic Essay Contest (Spring 2008).

  • Conferred degrees at DSS Commencement in Fairfax, VA (Spring 2008).

·         Sponsored 2-day grant writing workshop for CHPA faculty.

·         Recruited and hired eight new tenure-track faculty for the next academic year.

·         Involved in the recruitment and hiring of an Endowed Chair in Ozark Studies.

·         Recruited and hired new department heads in Political Science and Economics.

·         Recruited and hired an acting department head in History.

·         Recruited and hired a Budget Officer and a Director of Development for the CHPA.

·         Reappointed SOC/ANT/CRM and Philosophy department heads to 5-year terms.

  • Supported a Dean’s Fellow in Research and a Dean’s Fellow in Public Relations

 

Acting Dean Matthews did the following in 2008:

 

  • Published one scholarly monograph, one refereed book chapter, and two long encyclopedia articles (one 6,000 words and the other 11,000 words), as well as six small encyclopedia articles, and three scholarly book reviews.
  • Presented eight scholarly papers at professional conferences or at other universities by invitation.  Among these presentations was one at the CCAS conference in Portland, Oregon detailing the CHPA student success plan and the initial results from the student success survey.
  • Served as administrator of the six Area Studies programs.
  • Served as the faculty representative on the Student Module-ERP for the Banner transition.
  • Assisted in the efforts to create a new Department of Criminology
  • Participated in numerous recruiting events on campus and in St. Louis and Kansas City as a member of the Recruitment and Marketing Committee
  • Served on the Digital Measures Taskforce and the Class Scheduling Task Fore
  • Served on a Task Force on Class Scheduling
  • Chaired Search Committee for Acting Chair of History Department
  • Hosted 5th annual CHPA Scholarship Banquet (fall 2008), as well as end-of-semester receptions (fall 2008), CHPA New Faculty Breakfast, New Faculty Orientation, College Picnic, and CHPA Graduate Receptions (summer and fall 2008).
  • Provided welcome/introductory comments to: 1) Campus Ministers Luncheon, fall 2008; 2) George Washington Carver Symposium – fall 2008; 3) USA Program Academic Affairs Day – fall 2008.
  • Attended alumni events in Kansas City, St. Louis, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.
  • Met with DSS faculty in Fairfax, Virginia to discuss future initiatives with the Staff Management College at Ft. Belvoir and exchange program with Masaryk University, in the Czech Republic.
  • Attended MSU Commencements and Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremonies (spring and fall 2008).
  • Community Engagement – Member of Missouri State Community Band.