Deans Council Meeting
February 1, 2012
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
Item 1. Updates
Dr. Szafran updated the Council on the following:
Item 2. Academic Program Review P&P 306.0
Bob Homer reported that a RACEA group is reviewing policies and procedures regarding academic program review and comparing them to what is actually being done at the institutional level. In response, Bob and Becky have revised our current P&P on academic program review. Becky distributed the new policy for review. Dr. Szafran made a couple of suggested changes to streamline the procedure, add an appeal process, and asked for clarification on his role in the review process. It was suggested that the VPAA’s role be similar to that of an ABET final report. It was also suggested that the AVPAA chair the committee and that the deans be on the committee. It was asked why it is necessary to have a P&P instead of just an administrative policy. Becky responded that this is a directive from the Board of Regents that we have a P&P and can show that we are abiding by it. Becky will update the draft P&P to include the deans on the committee and add a bullet that states that the committee can made a recommendation for changing the P&P after following the policy for one year if they encounter issues.
Item 3. Tech Fee Procedure Changes
Dr. Szafran shared a memo from David Stone with suggested changes to the tech fee procedure. After discussion it was decided to:
Item 4. Space Discussion
The shortage of office space for faculty and staff was discussed again at today’s meeting. Each chair/dean will identify all full-time faculty offices, part-time faculty offices, emeritus faculty offices, and offices occupied by student groups. It was also noted that we should:
This discussion will continue at the next meeting.