VP of Academic Affairs

» SPSU Home / Vice President Academic Affairs / Meeting Minutes / ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL


Academic Leadership Council Minutes


February 29, 2012


NOTE:  At times, issues of confidentiality may require that some items discussed in meetings be excluded from these minutes.

ALC MEMBERS:  Austin Asgill, Tom Ball, Bill Barnes, Sam Beadles, Richard Bennett, Renee Butler, David Caudill, Lance Crimm, Tom Currin, Venu Dasigi, Ameen Farooq, Pam Frinzi, Alan Gabrielli, Chan Ham, Steven Hamrick, Bob Homer, Ruston Hunt, Andrew McMorran, Joyce Mills, Thomas Nelson, Julie Newell, Mark Nunes, Jeff Orr, Nikki Palamiotis, Phil Patterson, Dawn Ramsey, Jeffrey Ray, Nancy Reichert, Han Reichgelt, Ronny Richardson, Becky Rutherfoord, Khalid Siddiqi, George Stickel, Denise Stover, Mark Sugalski, John Sweigart, Zvi Szafran, Andy Wang, and Tim Zeigler




Item 1. Updates

Dr. Szafran updated the Council on the following:

  • Clarified an agenda item on summer pay.  Are there any issues?  
  • Summer schedule will be the four-day work week.  No changes from last year.
  • Tech fee update.  Working through IT and facilities so more time needed.  Committee ranks and forwards to tech fee committee.  
  • Bob homer says survey coming soon.
  • Lance updated on Science Olympiad.
  • President of the World Bank to visit SPSU.
  • Teacher of the Year lecture tomorrow.
  • RACAA items include, new senior vice chancellor is Houston. Consolidation report.   No more consolidations anticipated.  Complete college Georgia (more later).  
  • March 2 Polytechnic Summit abstracts are due.
  • Outstanding Faculty Award nominations due March 23.
  • Complete College Georgia - Georgia needs more grads with ps creds.  Goal is 250,000.  The plan contains good ideas, but coordination needed.  Statewide conference 19-20 March.  Major elements, improve k-12, stronger partnerships with TCSG, on-line courses and courses in different formats, adult learning.


Item 2. Petition Approval Process

Jeff explained the problem with the petition approval process and asked for suggestions/comments from the Council.  All agreed that there are issues that need to be addressed.   Steve and Han will develop an interim policy and notify the group of what will happen.  In the mean time we will go back to paper.  

Item 3. Summer Schedules and Pay

The Council discussed the summer pay policy.  Zvi explained why we do it and how other schools do it.  Han suggested that permanent schedules will help drive summer enrollment.  Pam says we need to know the policy now. Zvi says we will post policy and it will be the same as last year.

Item 4. RPG Reports

Wrpg0100-0104 are the reports.  Zvi gave a brief outline of what the reports do and encouraged chairs to use them and asked all to email suggestions for improvement.  

Item 5. New Business
Russ Hunt:  We have to rewrite P&P 604.  He needs volunteers to help rewrite it. Everyone involved in research will be required to take training courses, one on research conduct, and the other on use of humans or animals in research.  Six to eight hours with assessment.