Deans Council Meeting


February 16, 2011


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:   David Stone




Item 1. Updates


Dr. Szafran updated the Council on the following:




Item 2. Evaluation of Part-time Faculty


It was brought to Dr. Szafran’s attention that the Policy and Procedure on the evaluation of part-time and temporary faculty was approved but the links to the forms are not correct.  This will be deferred to the next ALC meeting.  Jeff Ray brought up similar issues with the policy for full-time faculty stating that there is no link to the new workload policy.  Szafran suggested this be added to the new faculty orientation guide as well as the P&P.



Item 3.  Capital Items


It is time to prepare departmental requests for end-of-year expenditures (approximately $500,000 may be available) and asked the Council deans to notify their chairs.  In summary, the process to follow this year will be:




Item 4.  Space Allocations


Student organizations and others have requested space in Building G prompting a need to discuss space allocation needs for all of Academic Affairs.  He further stated that the proposed mega building idea has been well received at the System Office and if approved will free up space in the future.  The mega building is proposed to house CET, CE, and the sciences.  The Council discussed individual needs for space and the approximate cost to renovate the buildings.



Item 5.  Green Center Redraft


Bill Barnes sent out a new draft for the Green Center to address concerns expressed at the last meeting and briefly discussed the new draft.  Tom Currin stated that #8 conflicts with existing research and activities on campus and suggested that the language needs to be changed to clarify that centers do not have first priority.  It was agreed to delete this entry.  Szafran stated that he wants all centers to work together and to know what each center’s interests are and to be coordinating efforts with the Development Office. 



Meeting adjourned at 4:15.