March 27, 2014

CHPA Department Heads’ Meeting

March 27, 2014

Present: Victor Matthews, Pam Sailors, George Connor, Ardeshir Dalal, Dan Kaufman, Kathleen Kennedy, Kathy Pulley (for Steve Berkwitz), Patti Salinas, Bill Wedenoja, Troy Wisdom

Guest: Kevin Evans (GGP)

Discussion Items:

  1. Public Affairs Conference (Public Affairs Conference website) – Kevin Evans (GGP) provided a brief overview of the conference
  2. Fall and Summer 2014 Registration begins on Monday, March 31st (see Registration Sequence)
  3. Annual Review of Faculty needs to be completed by April 4. Heads are to provide the Dean with copies of all evaluation letters as well as the portfolios for probationary faculty.
  4. Promotion/Tenure process for next year (Tenure and Promotion process) - discussions need to begin with faculty anticipating applying. External reviewers need to be chosen by the end of June 2014.
  5. Transition to the new Gen Ed program. George Connor went through some of the challenges we will face advising students and encourage all to consult the website: General Education Transition

The last part of the meeting provided an opportunity for the Heads to interview Patti Salinas for the Head position in CRM.

Dates and Deadlines:

March 28 Faculty applicants for Tenure/Promotion begin discussion with Heads on selection of external reviewers

March 28 Department Heads submit Equity Adjustment Requests to Deans with Rationale

March 31 Dept Heads prepare and Deans send PAFs for Promotion to Provost’s Office

March 31 Summer and Fall 2014 – Sequenced Registration opens

April 2-3 Sixth Annual CRM Conference in the PSU. With a theme of “Seeking Knowledge, Finding Solutions … For the Victims,” there will be a number of guest speakers as well as presentations by faculty and students. The full conference program is available at:

April 2 Workshop for Critical Thinking presents Dr. Jason Adams, Grand Valley State University, who will speak on “Live Theory: Parallax Futures of the General Intellect” at 4:00 in STRO 002.

April 2 Ozarks Studies presents Dr. Benjamin G. Rader, James L. Sellers Professor Emeritus of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who will speak on “’Matters Involving Honor’: The Violent Life of Tyrus Raymond Cobb” at 7:00 pm in LIB 101.

April 3 Ozarks Studies presents Dr. Benjamin G. Rader, James L. Sellers Professor Emeritus of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who will speak on “Down in the Hollows: A Tale of Neighborhood and Family in the Missouri Ozarks” at 7:00 pm in LIB 101.

April 4 Heads will have completed individual meetings with faculty on Annual Review. Heads submit tenure/promotion progress report on Probationary faculty. For Probationary Faculty, this report will specify the faculty member’s progress toward tenure and promotion. At these meetings faculty are given a written record of their annual evaluation (confirmation of receipt by signature).

April 4 Heads send all annual faculty evaluations to Dean

April 4 Heads submit equity requests to Dean with written recommendations