Deans Council Meeting


October 13, 2010


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:


§  RPG focus still on – the funding formula may change to emphasize number of graduates more.

§  It was emphasized that capital budgets for future construction will be insufficient to meet all needs; alternatives must be found, including more online/bigger classes

§  The method for paying extra compensation to faculty will likely change, due to some concerns by auditors.

§  Mandatory ethics training – campuses must comply, and individuals who don’t will face sanctions.

§  The project to verify dependents in the USG has saved real money; about 7% were found to be not eligible



Item 2. Strategic Planning


Discussed new programs as to where we want the University’s academic programs to be in five years.  Suggestions:



Item 3. New Business


Discussed issue of allowing students to withdraw when they have holds on their records



Meeting adjourned at 4:00 PM.