Deans Council Meeting


October 6, 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:   Han Reichgelt, Jeff Ray, Nikki Palamiotis


Guests:   Venu Dasigi for Han Reichgelt, Dawn Ramsey, Jerry Turner


Item 1. Updates


Dr. Szafran introduced George Turner (Jerry), Interim VP for Business and Finance, hired as a consultant until the search for a permanent replacement for Patrick McCord is concluded.  Jerry spoke briefly and encouraged the Council to contact him with any issues or concerns that he may be able to help with.  Jerry’s email address is


Dr. Szafran updated the Council on the following:




Item 2. Phased Registration


In response to complaints from some departments, Steve Hamrick asked for feedback on the current phases of registration.  Based on comments from the Council, Steve is willing to develop a plan for two phases versus three to accomplish the same goals with less work.  He will bring his plan to a future meeting.



Item 3. Academic Program Reviews


Dr. Szafran asked the Council for clarification on the P&P dealing with academic program reviews.  The P&P states that the review committee prepares the report and implementation plan and submits it to the chair and dean.  Szafran’s question was what happens if the chair and/or dean disagree with the committee’s report and who makes the decision as to what goes forward to the VPAA for final approval.  The Council agreed that the chairs and deans have an advisory role only and that the committee should have the final decision on the report that goes to the VPAA.



Item 4.  Academic Integrity Policy


The final draft of the Academic Integrity Policy was submitted to the Council for review.  Minor revisions were made and it is ready to send out to the faculty for review.



Item 5.  Healthcare IT Proposal


Russ Hunt brought the proposal for a Healthcare IT Center to the Council for approval.  The only issue raised was that the proposal does not contain an interdisciplinary component which has been required of all centers.  Szafran suggested adding collaboration with the Business Administration Department to the proposal to bring it in line with the other centers, and Hunt will follow up on this.



Item 6. New Business




Meeting adjourned at 3:43 P.M.