September 2, 2010

Minutes – CHPA Department Heads Meeting

September 2, 2010

Present: Victor Matthews, George Connor, Ardeshir Dalal, Jack Llewellyn, Jack Knight, Margie Buckner

Dates to Remember:

Sept 13—17 Public Affairs Week

Sept 13 MSU at OTC, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Information Commons West building

Sept 15 Provost’s Open Forum, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, PSU 400

Sept 15 3-Year Course Schedules by Modality on the web

Sept 24 “An Evening with C.S. Lewis,” Leslie Baynes (REL), Joel Chaston (ENG), Andrew Johnson (PHI), 7-9:00 pm, PSU Theater

Sept 28 Majors Fair, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, PSU Ballroom

Sept 28 President’s State of the University address, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, PSU Theatre

Sept 30 CHPA Research Forum, Christina Robinson, 3:30, STRO 202

Oct 5 Springfield College Fair, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm, University Plaza Convention Center

Oct 8 Applicants for Tenure and/or Promotion submit dossier to Dept Heads

Oct 18 Mid-semester grades due

Oct 20 CHPA Scholarship Banquet, 6:00-8:00 pm, PSU 400

Oct 23 Homecoming

Oct 29 Tenure and/or Promotion recommendations due from committees to Heads

Oct 30 MSU Showcase, details later

Nov 1 Deadline for submission of January term Intersession courses

Nov 1 Deadline for Sabbatical and Summer Faculty Fellowship applications

Items Discussed

Each of the Heads described opening of semester issues including the increasing advisement load from transfer students, shifts in classrooms, and efforts to accommodate late registrants.

Planning for summer and fall 2011 course schedule (including Intersessions) should begin with a first draft schedule delivered to the Dean’s office by November 15th. The Heads were warned that centralized scheduling of large classrooms (those holding 80 and above) will occur beginning in fall 2011 and they should plan accordingly.

Public Affairs Intensive experience in the major – once CGEIP has passed a set of criteria the departments will submit their proposals to College Council.

Assessment Plans for each degree must be revised and submitted by January 1, 2011. The expectation is that the FCTL will provide assistance and guidance with this process.

College Budget Committee – once clear directions are given to the Deans about how to form these committees, they will be asked to meet regularly to examine the College budget process and make recommendations on how to deal with the expected budget cuts for FY12.