November 7, 2013

CHPA Department Heads Meeting

November 7, 2013

Present: Victor Matthews, Pam Sailors, Steve Berkwitz, George Connor, Kathleen Kennedy, Patti Salinas, Terrel Gallaway, Bill Wedenoja

Agenda items

  1. Spring 2014 enrollment process - Heads were asked to assist students in any way so that they can register for spring classes. The enrollments will be monitored and the Dean will send regular updates.
  2. Fall 2014 schedule building and impact of new GE program – Given the changes in the GE program and the history of fall 2013 enrollments, Heads were asked to reevaluate their fall 2014 schedule and make any necessary changes.
  3. Sabbatical applications for 2014-2015 - six faculty have applied and the CHPA Personnel Committee will evaluate their applications and make a recommendation to the Dean on November 11, 2013.
  4. Hiring process update – to this point CRM has completed two hires, PLS has two offers out to candidates, and REL is bringing in candidates for interview. All other searches are on track to bring in candidates after the beginning of the spring semester.
  5. PSIP applications – faculty interested in applying need to do so by December 16th. Heads are asked to familiarize themselves with the procedures available on the Provost’s web page.

Dates and Deadlines:

November 8 Department Heads complete their assessments and submit recommendations on Promotion and Tenure (with rationale) to applicants - Faculty applicants have three business days to review, respond, sign and return to the Department (Nov. 11-13, 2013)

November 14 Department Heads submit Promotion dossiers to Dean

November 14 Engaged Scholarship: Publishing in the eJournal of Public Affairs, discussion facilitated by Marc Cooper (HST) at 11:45 am in PSU 313.

November 14 Native American Heritage Month presents Samuel T. Holiday, a WW II Navajo Code Talker, at 7:00 pm in CAR auditorium.

November 15 Political Science Department presents a panel discussion on “A New Middle East? Assessing the Arab Uprisings after Three Years,” at 3:00 pm in LIB 101. Panelists include Dr. Jeff VanDenBerg (Drury), Dr. David Romano (PLS), Dr. Serdar Poyraz (HST), and Dhia Ben Ali (MA student at U. of Arkansas).

November 16-17 Native American PowWow, Hammons Student Center

November 18 Historian Christy Hyman will give a lecture entitled "'Within the Shadow of a Shadow of Dreams': African-American Citizenry during the Antebellum Period." The lecture will be from 6 to 7 PM in Meyer Library 101.

November 18 The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: Dr. Justin Vaughn, Political Science, Boise State U., will speak on "'I am the Responsible Officer of the Government': JFK & Ideological Responsiveness in American Politics," in LIB 101 at 7:00 pm.

November 19 The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: The Curators from the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, present "Conflicting Evidence in the Kennedy Assassination," in PSU Theater at 9:30 am.

November 20 The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: Dr. James Giglio, Emeritus History-MSU, will speak on "The Presidency of John F. Kennedy," in HILL 001 at 7:00 pm.

November 21 The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: MSU Press-Politics Panel will discuss "Reporting the Unthinkable: Media Challenges & Coverage in the Hours after Dallas," in CAR 208 at 7:00 pm.

November 22 The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: "It Appears as Though Something has Happened in the Motorcade Route!" Remembering November 22, 1963, in Hill 001 at 11:00 am.