September 4, 2014

CHPA Heads’ Meeting

September 4, 2014

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

Items Discussed:

1. Preparing for CHPA Scholarship Banquet (October 14) – Heads were asked to go over the list of recipients and donors to make sure we have invited everyone that should be invited and to provide Laurie Wilson with the results. Heads were also reminded to prepare remarks about both recipients and attending donors.

2. Upcoming Recruitment Events – Pam Sailors briefly discussed upcoming events and noted the change in the date for the Majors Fair to Oct. 28th.

3. DOD’s meet the Heads – representatives from the Development Office will meet with the Heads on Oct. 9 starting at 9:00 am to discuss their fund raising efforts
and explore with each Head their current initiatives.

4. CSA Reporters – In response to new federal regulations and in an effort to deal more effectively with issues of sexual harassment and discrimination, the university
has added guidelines for CSA reporters. All Heads and other administrators will be receiving training on these policies and procedures in the near future: Campus Security Authorities Master Published List and Title IX Policies.

5. First Generation Student Retention –given the difficulties these students often face in their first year in college, Heads and departmental advisers are asked to become aware of these and transfer students (Advisement Notes provides these details on each student) and give them any assistance possible to meet their special needs.

Dates to Remember in September:

4 Workshop on Critical Thinking: Presentation by Ethan Kleinberg, Professor of History, Wesleyan U., on “Not yet
Marrano: Levinas, Derrida and the Ontology of ‘Being-Jewish’," in LIB 100 at 4:00 pm.

4 Digital Measures Training with Pam Sailors in STRO 250 at 3:30 pm.

8 Winter Intersession Course Proposals due to the Department Heads

8 Ozarks Studies Program presents Dr. J. Blake Perkins of Williams Baptist College, who will speak on “Ain’t Servin’
Them Ungodly Silk-Hatted Fellers: World War I Draft Resistance in the Ozarks,” at 7:00 pm in PSU 313.

10 Study Away Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in PSU atrium

15 Winter Intersession Course Proposals due to the Dean

15-19 Public Affairs Week

15 Census Date: turn in PAFs for faculty teaching on-line classes

18 CHPA Research Forum featuring Katie Hoegeman (SOC/ANT), who will speak on “The Occupational Status of Female Clergy” at 3:30 in STRO 350.