October 16, 2008

Department Heads’ Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2008 – 9:30 a.m.

Present: Ardeshir Dalal (ECO), Tom Dicke (HST), Pam Sailors (PHI), Mark Rushefsky (PLS), Jack Llewellyn (REL), Karl Kunkel (SOC/ANT/CRM), and Victor Matthews.


Upcoming Deadlines/Important Dates

  • October 18 Department Heads Workshop (Karls Hall 2)
  • October 20 Midterm Grades due, 10:00 a.m.
  • October 20 AAA (3:00-4:30, PSU 400)
  • October 20 Deadline for submission of summer and fall 2009 Intersession proposals
  • October 21 FCTL Teaching Professor Workshop w/Jim Moyer (12:00-1:00 p.m., LIBR 204)
  • October 22 SAC “Last Lecture” Series w/Jack Knight (7:00-8:30 p.m., PSU Atrium, near Kaldi’s)
  • October 23 Phi Alpha Theta lecture on “Sergeant Rutledge” by Bill Piston (4:00-5:00 p.m., STRO 0002)
  • October 14 Ken Rutherford on “Humanitarianism under Fire” (6:30-9:00 p.m., LIBR 101)
  • October 22 CHPA Scholarship Banquet (6:00-9:00 p.m., Kentwood Crystal Room)
  • October 31 Tenure and promotion committee assessment sent to candidate (candidate has three days to sign form)
  • November 3 Sabbatical requests due
  • November 21 Town Hall Meeting on Student Success (2:00-3:00 p.m., LIBR 101)


  • The topic of Public Affairs in the Major was discussed and Dr. Matthews reminded the Department Heads that October 28 is the last day to submit their curricular paperwork.
  • A handout was distributed outlining Missouri State’s 2009 Community Caravan and extending the effort to recruit faculty members who could provide a program of interest in the 11 Community Caravan locations. Department Heads were encouraged to recruit faculty as potential presenters and to submit this information no later than December 1.
  • Futures Grants: Proposals are due December 19.
  • Recruitment efforts were discussed, most notably this week’s successful CHPA Mini Majors Fair. It was agreed that more freshmen should be involved for optimum visibility and that a two-day event should be considered for the spring semester.
  • The External Review Process was addressed and Dr. Matthews clarified the reimbursement process for reviewers’ meals.
  • Dr. Matthews asked for progress information from the Department Heads by November 15 for the Enrollment Management Report.
  • Citing the upcoming Alumni Event in Washington, DC (7-9 December) to include the opportunity to visit the DSS office for the first time, Dr. Matthews asked for names of agency personnel (NEH, NIS, etc.) he might make appointments to see regarding grant proposals.