October 30, 2014

CHPA Heads Meeting
October 30, 2014

Present: Victor Matthews, Pam Sailors, Ken Brown, Steve Berkwitz, George Connor, Dan Kaufman, Kathleen Kennedy, David Rohall, Troy Wisdom


  1. Heads shared impressions from today’s workshop on faculty evaluation, considering our current practices, and seeing if we need to make changes. This discussion also included current workload policies and options regarding faculty who have ceased to be research active or are unengaged in the work of the department.
  2. With sabbatical applications due on November 3rd, Heads were asked to provide a plan on how recipients should be/need to be replaced during their sabbatical.
  3. General discussion of the summer and fall 2015 course schedule – consideration was given to how it is the same and how it is different from summer and fall 2014.
  4. Registration sequence begins October 30th with Graduate Students and Seniors (Registration Sequence web page). What do we need to do to better advertise our courses? If you have an upper division course that has a potential audience with majors outside your department or in another college, what measures will you take to make it known to them.
  5. Who is applying for the PSIP? There are orientation sessions conducted by the Provost’s office on November 10 (LIB 001) and 13th (Temp 002) at 3:30 pm and the applications are due in my office on December 12th. See PSIP web page

Dates and Deadlines:

October 30 Philosophy Club presents Vadim Putzu (REL) speaking on "Is there a Jewish
Philosophy?" at 4:30 in STRO 003.

October 31 Summer and Fall 2014 Intersession Course Proposals due to Dean

November 1 MSU at OTC – Dept Heads meet with their counter parts at 2:00-4:00 pm

November 3 Summer and Fall 2015 Draft Course Schedule due to Dean

November 3 Deadline for faculty to submit sabbatical application to Dean: Sabbatical application

November 3 Deadline for faculty who have either taken a full year sabbatical or a one semester in spring 2013 to submit their sabbatical report to Provost with copy to the Dean: Sabbatical report

November 5 CHPA Research Forum: Presentation by C. Patrick Scott (ECO), “It’s Not You, It’s Me:” The Fed’s Problem with Commitment, at 3:30 in STRO 250.