October 4, 2012

CHPA Department Heads’ Meeting

October 4, 2012

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

Dates to Remember:

Oct. 8 Presidential Candidate Dunn meets with Deans, Dept. Heads, Faculty Senate Leaders, 9:15—10:15 in PSU 313 and in Open Forum at 3:30 in PSU Theater

Oct. 10 Presidential Candidate Smart meets with Deans, Dept. Heads, Faculty Senate Leaders, 9:15—10:15 in PSU 313 and in Open Forum at 3:30 in PSU Theater

Oct. 13 Showcase recruiting event in PSU from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm

Oct. 15 AAA – features presentations on the budget by Clif Smart and other administrators at 3:00 in LIB 101

Oct. 23 CHPA Research Forum featuring Sharmistha Self (ECO) speaking on “Do Women Save More Than Men?" at 12:30 in STRO 350

Guests: Elizabeth Strong and Miko McFarland, Study Away programs lead by CHPA faculty

Items for Discussion:

Enrollment Targets: Don Simpson has asked each college to supply three-year enrollment target numbers. Each CHPA Head is asked to supply these numbers to the Dean within two weeks.

General Education Update: Now that the Faculty Senate has passed the structure for the new General Education program, Heads were encouraged to work with their faculty to determine which of their courses that they plan to submit to CGEIP. There should be receiving a call for proposals from CGEIP shortly.

Graduate Faculty: Heads were reminded that all faculty who teach 700-level graduate courses must submit the paperwork for admission to Graduate faculty status.

Additional topics discussed included the status of the five faculty hires currently underway, and the number of faculty who have indicated that they are interested in applying for sabbatical.