Deans Council Meeting
March 21, 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 welcomed guest Sam Conn, the new CIO. Sam spoke briefly and touched on the following topics and issues from the Council:
Conn closed by stating that he would like to spend quality time with the deans to get a full understanding of the nature of the problems and suggested lunch meetings or one-on-one meetings.
Item 2. Paying for Development of Courses
Dawn Ramsey spoke about some faculty objecting to signing the agreement that shares ownership of developed courses with the University. Szafran asked Dawn to provide him with a list of courses where faculty have not signed the agreement and he will share it with the deans.
Item 3. Complete College Georgia
Szafran updated the Council on the Complete College Georgia initiative stated that this ties in with our work over the last few years to increase graduation rates. Senior Staff must make a decision as to what percentage increase we will establish as our goal. The overall goal of this initiative is to increase the number of credentialed students by 200,000. Szafran has suggested to the BoR that we establish a 30-credit certificate (AA Degree) which would also increase the number of credentialed students. The BoR is in agreement with this and no permission is required just that we send them notification. SPSU draft proposal is due April 15; the final report is due June 1st.
Our immediate steps include: