April 29, 2016


CHPA Heads’ Meeting

April 29, 2016

Present: Victor Matthews, Pam Sailors, Ken Brown, Steve Berkwitz, George Connor, Andrew Johnson, Kathleen Kennedy, Scott Morris, Patti Salinas

Items for Discussion:

1. Public Affairs Conference -
-- Kevin Pybas is the Provost Fellow for 2016-2017 – theme “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness:
    Reflections on Self Government” – please assist him when he asks for your faculty’s help
 -- theme for the 2017-2018 - “Sustainability in Practice: Consensus and Consequences”

2. Green Dot Training – Jenay Lamy, from the Title IX office, provided a brief overview of this new initiative and she will be willing to speak to departments starting in the fall.

3. Budget Update – The passage of a favorable state budget has resulted in a 2% across the board raise for faculty and staff, a small pool of money to raise staff salaries as a form of merit, and a new line (valued at $75,000) from the Provost to be awarded to one of the departments based on a proposal due July 1, 2016.

4. Enrollment for summer and fall 2016 is on track with last fall semester. SOAR begins in early June and there may be occasions when the Dean will ask for an increase in available seats and new sections.

5. Springfield Cardinal Games – Tony Foster has supplied access to his box at two games – June 20th and July 23rd.  Heads are asked to invite potential donors and friends of the college.

6. Grant Writing Workshop - May 18 & 19 at the Center for Dispute Resolution training room (Park Central Office Building, Second Floor).  There is no cost to participants and breakfast and lunch will be provided - please RSVP by Wednesday, May 11 to: researchadministration@missouristate.edu

Announcements and Deadlines:

May 2 – Town Hall Meeting to discuss Long-Range Plan – 12:15 in PSU Theater

May 3 – Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Long-Range Plan – 12:30 in PSU Theater

May 3 – Lorene Stone Retirement Reception – 4:00 PSU 400

May 4 – All Faculty Recognition Reception – 3:00 pm in PSU Ballroom

May 6                   All Teaching Evaluations due to Dean’s Office

May 7-12             Spring 2016 Final Exam Period

May 13                 Spring 2016 Commencement - CHPA graduates will march at the 5:00 pm ceremony

May 16                 Spring 2015 Final Grades due by 2:00 p.m.

May 16                 Deadline for Personnel Action Forms to be in the Provost Office for Non-Tenure track
                              faculty renewals for the next Academic Year

May 16                Department Heads submit list of faculty intending to apply for Tenure and/or Promotion
                             in fall 2016 to Dean

May 20                 Bears in the Know presentation featuring Major David Powell speaking on the MSU Bear
                             Battalion at 11:30 in Meyer Alumni Center - call (417)836-6666 or email
                             foundation@missouristate.edu. Pease RSVP by Monday, May 16th