December 1, 2011

CHPA Department Heads Meeting

December 1, 2011

Present: Victor Matthews, Pam Sailors, George Connor, Ardeshir Dalal, Craig Hemmens, Kathleen Kennedy, Jack Llewellyn, Bill Wedenoja, Troy Wisdom

Dates to Remember:

Dec 9 Teaching evaluations due in Dean’s office

Dec 13 Deans complete promotion and tenure evaluation

Dec 16 Commencement – 12:30 for our college

Feb 10 Annual Review dossiers due to Dept Heads

Items for Discussion:

Instructor Letters of Appointment – Heads were reminded that all Instructor letters of appointment should include an end date of one year

Strategic Investment Package – Heads were asked to develop proposals that could be submitted to the CHPA budget committee. The likeliest to be acceptable should deal with providing seed money for growing programs and new student markets.

Course Fees – Heads were asked to submit course fee proposals for next year. While there is some uncertainty about whether this would impact the university’s ability to increase tuition at the CPI rate, the Heads were asked to go ahead with their proposals.

Public Scorecard (AIM Dashboard) – a handout was distributed listing the current items on the university’s public scorecard. Heads were asked to submit suggestions for changes or additions.

Archiving of Emails – Heads were notified that the emails of major administrators (Deans and up) would now be archived for legal purposes.

Annual Review Materials – The due date for submission of faculty materials is February 10, 2012. Digital Measures is the proper repository for this data that will be used as part of the annual evaluation process. Probationary faculty, of course, will submit a full portfolio to their departmental committee.

Evening Schedule – Heads were given a preliminary proposal on start times for evening classes and were asked to submit their comments.

Test Proctoring – Heads were notified that the current process of proctoring on-line course tests will end with the fall 2011 semester. Instructors who currently use the system should contact Joye Norris’ office for assistance.

Enrollment for spring 2012 – There was a general discussion of course enrollment for the spring 2012 semester. Most classes are at least a minimum levels, but Heads were asked to monitor this situation and do what they can to encourage students who have not yet registered to do so.