Schedule of Events 2013-2014
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August 8 CHPA Heads’ Retreat -- Library Station (N. Kansas Expressway) 9:00 to 3:30
August 13 New Faculty Orientation, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm, PSU 400
August 14 28th Showcase on Teaching & Learning, PSU Ballroom & 3rd Floor rooms, 8:00-1:00
August 15 All-Faculty Luncheon, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, PSU Ballroom
August 16 CHPA Family Picnic – Phelps Grove Pavilion, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
August 18 New Student Convocation, JQH Arena, 2:00 pm
August 19 Fall 2013 Classes Begin
August 22 CHPA All-College Meeting, STRO 004, 3:30 pm. Provost Frank Einhelig will attend and answer questions.
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 -- October 15)
September 2 Labor Day Holiday
September 6 Winter Intersession Course Proposals due to the Department Heads
September 13 Winter Intersession Course Proposals due to the Dean
September 17 Census Date: turn in PAFs for faculty teaching on-line classes
September 18 The Political Science Department presents Dr. Brian Calfano, who will speak on “Stop Dropping a Parametric Hammer: Rolling with Smooth Data Nails
in Generalized Regression” at 3:00 pm in Strong 301.
September 26 Majors Fair, PSU Ballroom, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
September 26 The Workshop for Critical Inquiry--Speaker Series presents Dr. Julian Bourg, Department of History, Boston College, who will speak on “In the Name of
the People: The Story of Terror in the Democratic Age,” at 4:00 pm in Strong 004.
September 26 The Political Science Department presents Dr. Philip Brenner, School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC, who will
speak on “The Cuban Dilemma: Raul Castro's Reforms and U.S. Policy.” The event is at 6-7:30 pm in LIB 101.
September 27 Deadline for Faculty to submit proposal for 2013 Fall Faculty Research Grants -
September 30 Faculty submit Tenure and/or Promotion dossier to Department Heads and
External Reviews due to Department Heads for inclusion in the dossier
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 -- October 15)
October 1 Department Heads submit Promotion dossiers to Department Committee
October 2 Department of Sociology & Anthropology, United Students for Fair Trade, and CHPA present "Fair Trade for Fair Wages: Garment workers from
Dominican Republic share their stories," at 3:00-4:30 pm in Glass 102.
October 3 CHPA Research Forum presents Dr. Martha Finch, Religious Studies, who will speak on the topic “Outward Adornment: (Ad)dressing Antebellum
Protestants,” on Friday, October 3rd at 3:30-5:00 pm in Strong 203.
October 3 Religious Studies Department presents Dr. Leslie Dorrough Smith (Avila University), who will speak on the topic, “Righteous Rhetoric: Sex, Speech,
and the New Christian Right,” at 7:00 pm in LIB 101.
October 10-11 Fall Break
October 15 CHPA Scholarship Banquet, PSU 400, 6:00-7:30 pm
October 15 Deadline for submitting CASL Research Stipend and Faculty Fellow applications
October 16 Fall 2013 mid-term Grades due by 10:00 am
October 17 Anthropology Club speaker Dr. F. Scott Worman (ANT) will present "Whisky's for Drinking, Water's for Fighting: Archaeology and Resource Claims in
New Mexico" at 5:00 pm in Strong 301.
October 21 Department Committee submits Promotion recommendations (with rationale) to Heads
Faculty applicants receive committee reports and must review, sign, and return to
Department within three business days (Oct. 21-23, 2013)
October 21 Summer and Fall 2014 Intersession Course Proposals due to Department Heads
October 21 Deadline for Study Away Exploratory Travel fund applications
October 24 The Workshop for Critical Inquiry--Speaker Series presents Dr. William Rehg, Department of Philosophy,
Saint Louis University, who will speak on “Does Science Serve the Common Good?" at 4:00 pm in Strong 004.
October 25 Deadline for submission of Public Affairs Grants -
October 25 Deadline for submission of summer 2014 Faculty Fellowships --
October 28 Summer and Fall 2014 Intersession Course Proposals due to Dean
October 31 Deadline for submitting Curriculum Innovation Fund Proposals
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
November 1 Summer and Fall 2014 Draft Course Schedule due to Dean
November 1 Deadline for faculty to submit sabbatical application to Dean
November 1 Deadline for faculty who have either taken a full year sabbatical or a one semester in
spring 2013 to submit their sabbatical report to Provost with copy to the Dean
November 6 CHPA Research Forum: Dr. Andrew Johnson (PHI) will speak on “The Ethics of Undergraduate Grade Inflation” at 3:30 pm in STRO 350.
November 6 Religious Studies Department presents Sherrema Bower (Visiting Graduate Student at John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics),who will
speak on “A Comparative Study of the Spiritual Experiences and Gendered Lives of Women in Two Pentecostal Communities in the USA and New
Zealand,” at 6:30 pm in STRO 001.
November 8 Department Heads complete their assessments and submit recommendations on
Promotion and Tenure (with rationale) to applicants - Faculty applicants have three
business days to review, respond, sign and return to the Department (Nov. 11-13, 2013)
November 14 Department Heads submit Promotion dossiers to Dean
November 15 Political Science Department presents a panel discussion on “A New Middle East? Assessing the Arab Uprisings after Three Years,” at 3:00 pm in LIB
101. Panelists include Dr. Jeff VanDenBerg (Drury), Dr. David Romano (PLS), Dr. Serdar Poyraz (HST), and Dhia Ben Ali (MA student at U. of Arkansas).
November 18 The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: Dr. Justin Vaughn, Political Science, Boise State U., will speak on "'I am the Responsible Officer of the
Government': JFK & Ideological Responsiveness in American Politics," in LIB 101 at 7:00 pm.
November 19 The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: The Curators from the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, present "Conflicting Evidence in the
Kennedy Assassination," in PSU Theater at 9:30 am.
November 20 The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: Dr. James Giglio, Emeritus History-MSU, will speak on "The Presidency of John F. Kennedy," in HILL 001
at 7:00 pm.
November 21 The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: MSU Press-Politics Panel will discuss "Reporting the Unthinkable: Media Challenges & Coverage in the Hours
after Dallas," in CAR 208 at 7:00 pm.
November 22 The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: "It Appears as Though Something has Happened in the Motorcade Route!" Remembering November 22, 1963,
in Hill 001 at 11:00 am.
December 2 Deadline for Study Away Short-Term Faculty-Led proposals for Fall Intersession 2014
December 6 All Teaching Evaluations due to Dean’s Office
Dec 7-12 Fall 2013 Final Exam Period (http://www.missouristate.edu/assets/registrar/13FA_FinalExam.pdf)
December 13 Deans submit Promotion recommendations (with rationale) to applicants.
Applicants have 3 days to review, respond, sign and return to Dean (Dec. 16-19)
December 13 Fall 2013 Commencement
December 16 Fall 2013 Grades due by 10:00 am
December 20 Deans send Tenure and/or Promotion Organizational Binders to the Office of the
Provost with recommendations
January 6-10 Winter 2014 Intersession Period
January 13 Spring 2014 Classes Begin
January 13 Time and Effort reports due to Financial Services for Faculty and Profession Staff
January 20 Martin Luther King Holiday
January 21 Winter 2014 Intersession Grades due by 10:00 am
January 24 Deadline for Faculty to submit Foundation Award material to Departmental office
January 31 ADPs due to Human Resources (copy to the Dean)
January 31 Deadline for submission of spring 2014 Faculty Research Grants --
February 3 Deadline for nominations for BOG Staff Excellence and Faculty Excellence in Public
February 3 Deadline for Departments to forward Foundation award material to the Dean
February 10 Faculty submit Annual Evaluation dossiers to Dept Heads (Digital Measures accounts
must be updated by this date)
February 10 Dept Heads give Probationary Faculty evaluation dossiers to Dept committee
February 10 Deadline for Dean’s to forward Foundation award material to the Office of the Provost
February 11 Census Date: turn in PAFs for faculty teaching on-line classes
February 14 Deadline for Deans to notify Provost of non-renewal of contract faculty in 1st year
February 14 Tentative Deadline for SCUF Proposals to the Office of the Proposals
February 14 Tentative Deadline for Financial Services to cut off permanent budget adjustments
February 17 Presidents’ Day Holiday
February 20 The Workshop for Critical Inquiry presents Dr. Michael Behrent, Appalachian State University, who will examine the origins of some key ideas in the
work of Postmodernist philosopher Michel Foucault. The focus of his presentation will be on Foucault’s concept of the human and his announcement
of the “Death of Man.” His presentation will be at 4:00 pm in LIB 101 on Thursday, February 20th. For more information, please contact Dr. Ralph Shain
February 27 CHPA Research Forum featuring Dr. Lisa Hall (SOC), who will speak on "MSU’s Public Sociology Program and Springfield-Greene County Health
Department,” at 2:30 pm in STRO 450.
February 28 Deadline for nominations for 2015-2016 Public Affairs Fellow
March 1 Deadline for GEP 101 Instructor applications
March 1 Deadline for departments to build their basic schedule of course offerings for summer
and fall 2014
March 3 Deadline for Provost to give notice of non-renewal of contract for faculty in first
academic year of service (see section 3.11, Notice of Non-Reappointment of Tenure-
Track Faculty during the Probationary Period, in the Faculty Handbook
March 7 Deadline for BOG Staff Excellence and Faculty Excellence in Public Affairs Applications
March 10-16 Spring Break
March 14 Provost notifies Applicants of Promotion Decisions
March 14 Deadline for Faculty to submit Equity Adjustment to Department Heads
March 14 Probationary Faculty – Departmental Personnel Committees submit report of annual
review of progress toward tenure and promotion to Department Heads. Faculty
members are given a written record of the departmental evaluation (confirmation of
receipt by signature)
March 17 Second Block classes begin
March 17 Deadline for submitting U. S. Professor of the Year Candidate Submission packets
March 17 Deadline for submitting Fall 2014 Showcase Proposals
March 19 Mid-term 2014 Grades must be submitted by 10:00 am
March 21 Deadline for Faculty Excellence in Community Service Award applications
March 21 Deadline for Public Affairs Grant applications for Fall 2014 grants
March 26 CHPA Research Forum presents Dr. Ashley Leinweber (PLS), who will speak on “From Marginalization to Mobilization: The Muslim Minority of the
Democratic Republic of Congo” at 3:00 pm in STRO 450.
March 28 Faculty applicants for Tenure/Promotion begin discussion with Heads on selection of
March 28 Department Heads submit Equity Adjustment Requests to Deans with Rationale
March 31 Dept Heads prepare and Deans send PAFs for Promotion to Provost’s Office
March 31 Summer and Fall 2014 – Sequenced Registration opens
April 2 Workshop for Critical Thinking presents Dr. Jason Adams, Grand Valley State University, who will speak on
“Live Theory: Parallax Futures of the General Intellect” at 4:00 in STRO 002.
April 2 Ozarks Studies presents Dr. Benjamin G. Rader, James L. Sellers Professor Emeritus of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who will speak on
“’Matters Involving Honor’: The Violent Life of Tyrus Raymond Cobb” at 7:00 pm in LIB 101.
April 3 Ozarks Studies presents Dr. Benjamin G. Rader, James L. Sellers Professor Emeritus of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who will speak on
“Down in the Hollows: A Tale of Neighborhood and Family in the Missouri Ozarks” at 7:00 pm in LIB 101.
April 4 Heads will have completed individual meetings with faculty on Annual Review
Heads submit tenure/promotion progress report on Probationary faculty. For
Probationary Faculty, this report will specify the faculty member’s progress toward
tenure and promotion. At these meetings faculty are given a written record of their
annual evaluation (confirmation of receipt by signature).
April 4 Heads send all annual faculty evaluations to Dean
April 4 Heads submit equity requests to Dean with written recommendations
April 6 Urban Warrior Challenge, sponsored by the MSU Bear Battalion. For more information go to http://www.EmbraceTheSUC.com
April 7 Deadline for Study Away Exploratory Travel fund applications (second round)
April 11 Last day to Drop or Withdraw, declare Pass/Not Pass, and change to or from Audit for
Full Semester Classes
April 11 Deadline for Deans to notify Provost of non-renewal of 3+ year contracts
April 15 Deans present equity requests to the Provost for funding discussions
April 17-20 Spring 2014 Holiday
April 24-25 Student Anthropology Conference
April 25 Last day for Provost to notify faculty of non-renewal of 3+ year contracts
April 28 Dean’s Workshop on Promotion and Tenure
May 1 Deadline for Study Away Short-Term Faculty-Led proposals for Winter Intersession 2015
May 2 Deans complete report of annual progress toward tenure/promotion for probationary
faculty & provide written record of their evaluation (confirmation of receipt by signature)
May 2 Deadline for Deans to provide decisions on non-reappointment to instructors, clinical
faculty and research faculty
May 5 First Draft of spring 2015 class schedule due to the Dean
May 9 All Teaching Evaluations due to Dean’s Office
May 10-15 Spring 2014 Final Exam Period
May 15 Deadline for Personnel Action Forms to be in the Provost Office for Non-Tenure track
faculty renewals for the next Academic Year
May 16 Spring 2014 Commencement
June 2 Departmental Annual Reports due to Dean
June 13 Time & Effort reports due to Financial Services Faculty and Professional Staff
June 19 Summer 2014 census
June 21 Deadline for submitting Remunerated Outside activities to the Office of the Provost
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