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Deans Council

Deans Council Meeting


May 4, 2011


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

Members:  Bill Barnes, Dave Caudill, Tom Currin, Alan Gabrielli, Steve Hamrick, Ruston Hunt, Joyce Mills, Jeff Orr, Nikki Palamiotis, Jeffrey Ray, Han Reichgelt, Zvi Szafran

Members Absent:  



Item 1. Updates

Dr. Szafran updated the Council on the following:

  • Summer meeting schedule – Szafran proposed every other week for Deans Council and one ALC mid-July.  Deans approved.
  • Retreat – beginning of August; date TBD
  • Compensation issue – extra compensation for multi-format courses.  Much discussion about pros and cons, consistency and fairness.  What is a full class?  Discussed a particular issue that needs to be limited in the future.  This topic needs to be addressed at the retreat.
  • Related – another extra comp for a dean (or similar situation) how is something defined as outside duties?  1) anything not a regularly assigned duty, 2) clearly not normal, 3) funded from outside, and 4) not during normal hours.
  • DR’s – updated list.  Additional spending defined - $550,000 approved
  • Dean of Arts & Sciences – discussion of candidates, academic deans met after to relay confidential opinions.


Meeting adjourned at 4:00 P.M.