July 26, 2012

CHPA Department Heads Meeting

July 26, 2012

Present: Victor Matthews, Pam Sailors, Steve Berkwitz, George Connor, Ardeshir Dalal, Kathleen Kennedy, Bill Wedenoja

Dates to Remember:

August 3 Summer Commencement (1:00 pm)

August 14 New Faculty Orientation

August 15 Showcase on Teaching and Learning

August 16 All-Faculty Luncheon, 11:30 am, PSU Ballroom

August 19 New Student Convocation

August 30 All College Meeting, 3:30, STRO 004

August 31 All College Picnic, Phelps Grove Pavilion, 5:30-7:00 pm

Items for Discussion:

New Marketing Efforts – the university intends to hire a marketing firm. Heads will be asked to submit questions that will form part of the survey given to CHPA undergrad and grad students.

Community Connections – Heads are asked to examine this website and make suggestions on additional items or corrections.

ALC Retreat (August 1) – the Dean will report on this all-day retreat at the next Heads meeting. General topics were listed, but the final agenda was not yet ready.

Fall Enrollment and Retention Efforts – current enrollment totals about 93% of last fall’s census numbers. Regular SOAR is completed and there are two clean up SOAR’s just before classes start. Heads are asked to accommodate students’ needs where possible, especially transfer majors.

Hiring Process – Heads are reminded to take the training for the new hiring process and a refresher course from Equity and Diversity prior to beginning their hiring for the coming year.

College Committees – a list of committees was distributed and Heads were asked to submit names to fill vacancies by the beginning of the fall semester.