September 9, 2010

CHPA Department Heads Meeting

September 9, 2010

Present: Victor Matthews, Pam Sailors, George Connor, Ardeshir Dalal, Tom Dicke, Karl Kunkel, Jack Llewellyn

Dates to Remember:

Sept 13—17 Public Affairs Week

Sept 13 MSU at OTC, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Information Commons West building

Sept 15 Provost’s Open Forum, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, PSU 400

Sept 15 3-Year Course Schedules by Modality on the web

Sept 24 “An Evening with C.S. Lewis,” Leslie Baynes (REL), Joel Chaston (ENG), Andrew Johnson (PHI), 7-9:00 pm, PSU Theater

Sept 28 Majors Fair, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, PSU Ballroom

Sept 28 President’s State of the University address, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, PSU Theatre

Sept 30 CHPA Research Forum, Christina Robinson, 3:30, STRO 202

Oct 5 Springfield College Fair, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm, University Plaza Convention Center

Oct 8 Applicants for Tenure and/or Promotion submit dossier to Dept Heads

Oct 18 Mid-semester grades due

Oct 20 CHPA Scholarship Banquet, 6:00-8:00 pm, PSU 400

Oct 23 Homecoming

Oct 29 Tenure and/or Promotion recommendations due from committees to Heads

Oct 30 MSU Showcase, details later

Nov 1 Deadline for submission of January term Intersession courses

Nov 1 Deadline for Sabbatical and Summer Faculty Fellowship applications

Nov 18 CHPA Research Forum, David Byers, 3:30, STRO 202

Items for Discussion

  1. Revision of departmental assessment plans (see assessment library developed by COAL: Go to and click on the “Assessment Library” tab in the upper right). Each department is to charge its curriculum committee to revise their current assessment plan according to the guidelines provided by the FCTL by January 1, 2011 (see Office of Assessment).
  2. Public Affairs Intensive Experience (CGEIP will forward the guidelines for submission shortly).
  3. Plan for using the Bok book in the college. The Dean will purchase additional copies of the book that will be placed in each department office and can be checked up by interested faculty. Heads are asked to inject information from the book in their presentations and discussions with faculty. One interesting way of framing the issue is found in Mark Biggs’ post on the “Are You Reading the Bok Book?” forum.
  4. Each department is asked to develop a 2 + 2 plans to coordinate their degrees with transfer students from OTC and West Plains. Information on the AA degree at OTC can be found at: and information on the AA degree at West Plains is found here. These 2 + 2 plans need to be completed and placed on the web by mid-October.
  5. A discussion of the DFW rates, pedagogy, and revenue generated by I-courses included the request for more information on DFW rates by course, and by other modalities. There was also some attention given to the idea of offering 2nd Block on-line courses.

Frank Einhelig’s reminder:

I would appreciate it if you and your department heads would (a) make faculty aware of the opportunity for Faculty Research Grants, and (b) encourage eligible faculty to apply by the September 27, 1020 deadline. Faculty Research Grant proposals are due in the Graduate College September 27, 2010 and please note that fall 2010 will be the only funding cycle for these Grants. There will not be a round of competition in the Spring semester. Guidelines and applications can be found here under “Faculty & Staff” - “Sources of Faculty Support” (directly accessed here).