December 10, 2009

CHPA Department Heads Meeting

December 10, 2009

Present: Victor Matthews, George Connor, Ardeshir Dalal, Tom Dicke, Kirby Hanson, Karl Kunkel, Jack Llewellyn, Pam Sailors

Items for Discussion:

  1. Public Affairs Intensive Experiences in the Major: Each major must identify courses or experiences (service learning, internships, study away, etc.) that will serve this purpose for their students starting in fall 2010. Further information should be forthcoming on the curricular process and getting this information into the catalog.
  2. On-line and blended courses and the college’s enrollment management plan: Further development of on-line courses should be based on the efforts, as outlined in the college’s enrollment management plan, to put entire programs on-line. Dept Heads should provide the Dean with future plans with this respect to be included in the next enrollment management plan. Faculty should also be encouraged to consider adapting some of their courses to a blended format. Some development funds will be made available from the Provost’s office to assist with this effort. There will be an application form made available soon.
  3. Compensation process and revised calendar and use of digital measures: A revised calendar for submission and evaluation of compensation materials will be provided by the Provost’s office by Friday, December 11th. Some adjustments may also be made in the calendar for evaluation of probationary faculty. All faculty must use digital measures to report their accomplishments. They will submit a digital measures report as part of their compensation portfolio. If assistance is needed in working with the digital measures program, Pam Sailors is available to provide tutorials.
  4. Annual Report and calendar: Data will be provided by Institutional Research by February 1 to Department Heads. The report from the Heads to the Dean is due April 1. The college annual report from the Dean to Provost is due on May 1.
  5. Coordinating the scheduling of all the courses associated with environmental issues: Given the large number of courses offered by departments in the college, Pam Sailors will work with Heads to coordinate the scheduling and to explore the possibility of creating a minor in environmental policy.
  6. Sabbaticals: The announcement of sabbatical decisions will be made on December 18th.
  7. Promotion and Tenure process: The majority of these materials have been submitted to the Dean and in many cases the affected faculty have already signed their letter from the Dean. Once all materials are evaluated they will be taken to the Provost’s office for review.
  8. Spring 2010 schedule: Adjustments are being made based on the failure of some courses to meet enrollment minimums. Heads are asked to reexamine their fall 2010 schedules to see if adjustments need to be made, especially with evening and early morning sections.