November 29, 2012

CHPA Department Heads’ Meeting

November 29, 2012

Present: Victor Matthews, Pam Sailors, Steve Berkwitz, George Connor, Patti Salinas (for Craig Hemmens), Ardeshir Dalal, Kathleen Kennedy, Bill Wedenoja

Dates to Remember:
December 7 CHPA Holiday Luncheon – Atrium – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

 December 7 All Teaching Evaluation Forms Due in Dean’s Office

 December 14 Fall Commencement & Computer Services Network Upgrade

Guest Presentation: Andrew Lokie and Marc Cooper discussed the e-journal and urged faculty to submit their research for the next issue.

Other agenda items:

  1. Holiday Decoration Policy was discussed and the point was made that Departmental offices are considered public space and therefore should not be decorated with religious symbols.
  2. SGA syllabus project: although not yet endorsed by the Provost, faculty are put on notice that they may be asked to contribute an electronic copy of their course syllabi to be put on-line.
  3. Spring enrollment update: there is still many seats available in GE classes that hopefully will be filled over the break at during the transfer SOAR just prior to the opening of spring classes.
  4. Administrator Evaluation timeline: a draft document was shared with the Heads for their input.
  5. Minimum Wage going up to $7.35.
  6. One-time funding requests: once the Provost distributes the criteria for these requests the departments should be ready to send them to the Dean for examination by the college budget committee.
  7. Hiring update: all searches are on track to bring in candidates during the early part of the spring 2013 semester