May 2, 2013

CHPA Department Heads’ Meeting

May 2, 2013

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

Dates and Events:

May 6 – All Faculty Recognition Reception, 3:30-5:00 0pm in PSU Ballroom

May 7 – Draft spring 2014 schedule due to the Dean

May 10 – All Teaching Evaluations due to Dean’s Office

May 15 – Heads send the Dean the list of faculty planning to apply for Promotion in fall 2013

May 17 – Commencement at 5:00 pm

May 20 – Final Grades must be submitted by 10:00 am

May 31 – Public Affairs Capstone Course notification to Linda Johnson (Registrar)

June 3 – Annual Reports due to the Dean

June 7 – Phone Campaign Update due to Melanie Earl

Items for Discussion:

General Education Update: the Faculty Senate has approved with minor changes the new Gen Ed program, including all previous CHPA courses plus ECO 101 and ECO 165.

Budget Cycle and Update for FY14: the Dean presented a summary of the deliberations of the Executive Budget committee and the various budget scenarios of the Missouri Legislature. He also provided the current FY15 hiring plan for the college.

Enrollment Update: with the opening of spring intersession classes only two weeks away decisions have been made to cancel two classes and others may be taught with a pro-rated salary. Overall, enrollment for summer is quite good.

Promotion/Tenure Matrices: the Office of the Provost has added a matrix that is to be included as part of the promotion/tenure portfolio. Departments are to develop a matrix for each of the criteria (teaching, research, and service) for use by their faculty this fall.

Development of MOOCs: a Presidential taskforce has put together a report that basically takes MOOCs into account but does not recommend their development by MSU at this time. Concerns were also raised about accepting transfer credit from MOOCs and various types of experiential learning and that was left to the discretion of individual departments