Deans Council Meeting
October 19, 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, Steve Hamrick, Ruston Hunt, Joyce Mills, Thomas Nelson, Jeff Orr, Nikki Palamiotis, Jeffrey Ray, Han Reichgelt, Zvi Szafran
Members Absent: Dave Caudill, Joyce Mills, Nikki Palamiotis, Han Reichgelt
Guests: Sylvia Carson, David Stone for Dave Caudill
Item 1. Updates
Dr. Szafran updated the Council on the following:
Item 2. Applied Interdisciplinary Mechanics (AIM) Center
This item was tabled until Tom Currin is able to make some minor changes.
Item 3. Efficiency
Szafran asked the Council to check with their departments to be sure that all have permanent schedules for at least two years out. The schedule should list the courses (not sections) and whether it will be taught day/night and in what format. He further suggested departments not over-commit by listing too many courses. Hamrick will set up a common location on the Registrar’s web page to post these. These should be submitted to Steve as soon as possible.
The Council then discussed issues related to twinned and large courses and how one might move toward more efficient course delivery. The conversation was wide-ranging, and included such topics as:
Item 4. New Business
The Hope Scholarship has changed the way it assesses tuition and SPSU 1001 is causing issues in Financial Aid. Szafran will talk to Financial Aid about this and we may start charging for SPSU 1001 beginning next fall.
Meeting adjourned at 4:15 P.M.