November 3, 2011

CHPA Department Heads’ Meeting

November 3, 2011

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

Dates to Remember:

November 4 -- Summer Faculty Fellowship applications due in Graduate College office.

November 4 -- Symposium: “Media Matters: Looking Ahead at the Media’s Role in the 2012 Elections”. Speakers and participants include faculty and researchers from Columbia University and University of Nebraska, media practitioners from Springfield and St. Louis, and campaign consultants from Missouri and Texas. The event will be televised on KOZL as the “Ozarks News Journal” focus for that weekend. The event will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in PSU Ballroom, East.

November 7 -- Ozarks Studies presents Darren Dochuk, who will speak on "From Bible Belt to Sun Belt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism" at 7:30 pm in LIB 101.

November 9 –- Department Heads complete their assessments and submit recommendations (with rationale) to applicants.

November 10 – CHPA Research Forum features Eric Nelson (HST), who will speak on “Miraculous Bones, Martyred Monks, and other Remembrances” at 11:45-12:45 in STRO 450.

November 14 -- Department Heads submit all promotion/tenure dossiers to Deans

November 23 -- Deadline for Deans to notify Provost of recommendations for non-appointment of 2nd year faculty

Career Center Presentation by Jack Hunter and staff

Discussion:

Long-Range Plan and CHPA contributions to achieving its goals - Heads are to submit their items by November 7

Enrollment Projections - at this point the projections are a flat number based on fall 2010 numbers

Budget Issues –
-- Clif Notes 
-- Mid-year raise will cost the college $111, 782
-- Possible reallocation of operations budgets to on-going salary savings were discussed with nothing definite determined

Summer and Fall 2012 schedule were discussed with the target date for completion the end of November

Undergraduate Research Conference - Mike Stout will coordinate this effort in spring 2012 with the help of faculty from each department