February 26, 2009

Department Heads’ Meeting Minutes

February 26. 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

Those Present: Ardeshir Dalal (ECO), Tom Dicke (HST), Pam Sailors (PHI), George Connor (PLS), Jack Llewellyn (REL), Karl Kunkel (SOC/ANT/CRM), and Victor Matthews.


Upcoming Deadlines/Important Dates

February 26 “7 Ways to Effectively Engage Faculty in the Recruitment Process (12:00-2:00, PSU East Ballroom)

February 27 Yearly performance reviews of faculty due to Dean

March 2 Department Annual Reports due to Dean

March 2 Women’s History Month Speaker, Susan Hartman: “Women and Politics” (7:00 p.m., LIB 101)

March 9 Midterm Grades Due

March 11 Provost Research Forum, Wesley Scroggins, Martha Finch (12:00-1:00, PSU 313)

March 16 Public Affairs Professorship Nominations due to Rachelle Darabi

March 16 Deans send Department Annual Reports to Provost’s Office

March 16 AAA (3:00 p.m., PSU 400)

March 30 Tenure and Promotion Personnal Action Forms due to Provost

March 31 Initiate discussions on External Review Letters for 2009-10 Tenure and Promotion application process

April 1 Deans notify Provost of 2009-10 Tenure and Promotion applicants

Items for Discussion

Those Departments currently engaged in the search process and those who plan to search in the future are reminded that Delaware Data will be used in making decisions on the final decision to authorize a hire. Interim Dean Matthews will present justifications for currently hiring to the Provost.

The President and the Provost have made it clear that enrollment management efforts are essential to the future of the university, especially during this period of economic downturn. Each Department and each faculty member must make every effort to promote student success and retention. The fall 2009 schedule will be scrutinized prior to programmed pre-registration with respect to the established enrollment minimums (20 for 100-299; 15 for 300-499; 8 for 500-level; 6 for 600-700 level courses). Waivers for courses not meeting minimums must be obtained from John Catau or Frank Einhelig.

Each of the Departments is encouraged to invite Gary Rader to come to a Department meeting to discuss development of on-line courses and how that may work into curricular plans for undergraduate and graduate program.

General discussion took place on the current compensation and annual review process. Department Heads are reminded to submit their Annual Reports, Performance Reviews of faculty, and compensation scores to the Dean’s office on March 2nd.

Department Heads are reminded that the Interim Dean will be meeting with Frank Einhelig and Provost McCarthy on March 9th to discuss CHPA projections and procedures on the recruitment of Graduate Students for fall 2009.

All faculty information on research and service are to be added to the Digital Measures system before the end of February. This on-line system will replace the Faculty Activity Report in 2010.

Pam Sailors, the CHPA Captain for WIN Strut, will be forming a team for the competition on April 25.