School of Arts and
September 14, 2006
BCP Conference Room
11am � Noon
Those in Attendance: Alan Gabrielli, Andrew McMorran, Julie
Newell, Phil Patterson, and Laina Pond.
brought the meeting to order with a few quick notes:
will no longer deliver to individual departments, instead the packages
will be delivered to Central Receiving.
suggests that Department Chairs check over the P&T Master List, as
there are some errors that have already been noted.
Nunes is in China visiting NENU for the 2 + 2 program.
Department Chair provided department updates:
� Recent Department meeting uncovered some faculty concerns with the
absence of Calculus I from the Bachelor of Applied Science
concentrations. Another concern mentioned during the last department
meeting, was the change of offering upper-level elective courses from
once per year, to once every two years.
� In response to Andy's issue of course elective offerings, Phil
explained that he allows his Biologist to make course elective
recommendations. Phil is working on arranging a visit from a local
professional to speak with BCP students on what to expect after
graduating, and to help them realize the value of their degree.
� There is a required Math course, Sociology Methodology Statistics, that
has not been offered in a while and needs to be taught next semester for
Spring 2006 graduates. There will be more discussion of this course in
future meetings. SIS Department considering offering a 1-credit
hour introductory course that will focus on finding sources, citing
sources and career opportunities. During the last SIS department meeting,
faculty discussed faculty web page development and a seminar series,
�Unexpected Outcomes. SIS is adopting Macromedia (Adobe)
Contribute web publishing software. Jonathan Gilliam will provide a
�How to get started in Contribute" seminar on September 27th for
all SIS faculty. Julie passed out copies of the SACS required file list
compiled by Becky Rutherfoord.
noted that everyone should be working on Department websites. These sites
should contain department information, list of majors, curriculum details,
department contact information, a department directory, and syllabi. Alan
gave examples of mismanagement of websites, suggested providing document
viewing options, and converting Word documents to HTML or pdf. Andy, Julie
and Phil discussed providing course descriptions, providing syllabi in PDF
format and displaying department meeting minutes.
announced that equipment proposals are due in his office by October 9th.
This equipment money is different from Tech Fee money and Lab money, in
that it has fewer purchase limitations. There is $350,000 that is to be
distributed among all departments and programs that report to Academic
Affairs. Alan will submit a prioritized list for the School of A & S
on October 16th.
gave a review of the September 13th Deans' meeting:
is up, at over 4,000 students.
Hamrick has proposed centralizing the Banner Data-entry process, in
response to the schedule entry problems. Alan asked that everyone
brainstorm the pros and cons of this new process. Phil and Julie gave
suggestions and spoke on the problems with the current process.
scheduling is on the agenda for the next Deans' Meeting. Alan and Julie
discussed the block scheduling in detail.
suggested that Department Chairs look at the Reappointment Information
that Debbie Patrick sent out, and remind those faculty that are up for
Department Chair meeting will be on Friday, September 29th at
noon in J-334.