September 6, 2012

CHPA Department Heads Meeting

 September 6, 2012

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

Dates to Remember:

Sept 7 Ozark Celebration Festival Begins

Sept 12 Winter Intersession Proposals due to Dean

Sept 14 CHPA Family Picnic, Phelps Grove Park, 5:30-7:00 pm

Sept 17 Administrators Training, LIB 101, 3:00 pm

Sept 17-21 Public Affairs Week

Sept 20 Deadline for nominations for Citizen Scholar Award

Sept 21-23 ROTC 60th Anniversary Celebration

Sept 24 Deadline for Summer Faculty Fellowship Applications to Grad College

Oct 1 Promotion/Tenure Workshop, 3:00-4:00 pm, STRO 201

Nov 1 Deadline for Submission of Sabbatical Applications to Dean
Guests: Dominiece Hoelyfield and Jack Hunter, Career Services, provided a short presentation on upcoming events and services provided by their office.

Items for Discussion:

Jane Terry (Administrative Assistant REL) will be contacting departments about providing help with editing web pages through Webpress.

Update on faculty searches – there are five faculty searches under way. All but two have now gone through the on-line approval process and the other two should do so shortly.

OTC pathways – CNAS has met with OTC Science faculty to solidify a pathway for transfer into the undergraduate and the accelerated masters programs in chemistry and biology. See their web page template. CHPA Heads are urged to do something similar to facilitate transfers into our programs.

Undergraduate degree in General Studies – The Provost has asked the Deans to do some preliminary study of the viability of developing a General Studies degree at MSU. A three-person faculty committee has now been formed to take this a step further. Kathy Pulley (REL) will serve as CHPA rep to committee.