Deans Council Meeting
December 8, 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: Nikki Palamiotis
Item 1. Updates
Szafran updated the Council on the following:
- Budget revenues in the
State are up 8% but we will likely need to find replacement for stimulus
- BoR Search is in progress
for Chancellor Davis replacement
- Vice President for
Business and Finance the two finalists will be interviewing on campus
on Friday and Monday
- Advancement search is
underway for a campaign officer for major gifts and grant writing
- Arts & Sciences Dean
search is underway for Alan Gabriellis
replacement. David Caudill is heading the search
- STEM Outreach position
Alan and his committee are working on the job description for this new
- Marketing an ad hoc
committee made up of Tom Currin, Jeff Ray, and four additional faculty (two from engineering and two from engineering
technology) will meet soon with Jim Cooper about a marketing campaign for
- Equity Adjustments Zvi met with a small number of Arts and Sciences
faculty regarding past equity adjustments and the methodology used. These faculty
want to reconstitute the committee and revisit this. This topic will be on the Faculty Senate
agenda in February.
- Degree proposals
- MS Architecture is at the
System Office for review
- CET has submitted two
proposals to the Faculty Senate
- Biotechnology and
Environmental Science are in progress
- ETCMA has a B.A. in New Media
Arts proposal in progress
- Education proposal is in
- Applied Research
Corporation proposal worked on by Russ Hunt and Han Reichgelt is
scheduled to be on the January Board of Regents agenda
- Extra Comp the System
Office has developed a new form to be used for requesting extra compensation
but the criteria remain the same
- Zvi was a member of a
conference call recently about adult learning and was invited to apply for
a grant in the Health Informatics area.
The University was recently awarded a $25,000 grant to support
- DoE School? Zvi and Dr. Rossbacher are in talks about the Division
of Engineering becoming a School of Engineering.
- School of Business? Dr.
Rossbacher and Zvi are discussing the policy to
handle requests such as this.
- Support for Facilities
Jeff Ray talked about a critical need to support Facilities as they are
understaffed. He stated that we
have fewer custodians now than in the past and have added additional
buildings. Our campus is not being
maintained up to standards as a result.
Szafran stated that he recognizes that
our University is understaffed and underpaid and may need to increase fees
to include a facilities fee. He
further stated that our students pay lower fees than most USG
institutions. Jeff Ray wanted to go
on record that he will not support another fee being charged to our
- Space Senior Staff is
working with Lily to update the master plan six year out as well as a plan
for renovating the remaining space on campus.
- Tuition Differential
Currin suggested asking for a tuition differential for engineering.
- TCSG Zvi
asked Jeff to remind the ET chairs to respond to Dave Caudill about TCSG
- Advisor Training Dawn
stated that the committee for advisor training asked about training for
the professional advisors. All
agreed this would be a good idea for all five professional advisors as
well as any faculty that still need it.
It was also suggested that the advisors all need to meet with Bob
Brown about the QEP.
- Part-time Faculty Advisor
Training Advisor training will be offered five times in February. Part-time faculty who complete the
two-hour training will be paid $100.
- Website Our website
continues to be a major issue. Szafran responded that the University is working on
adjourned at 3:50 P.M.