Deans Council Meeting


September 1, 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:   David Caudill, Alan Gabrielli, Jeff Ray, Han Reichgelt


Guests:   Venu Dasigi for Han Reichgelt, David Stone for David Caudill, Bob Homer


Item 1. Updates


Dr. Szafran updated the Council on the following and asked for any start-up issues:




Item 2. CTE Advisory Committee


Dawn announced that faculty are registering for workshops and needs feedback and approval on the professional development proposal that the committee presented to the Deans Council in May.  Concerns were raised on the scholarship aspect of the proposal and after discussion it was decided that an existing P&P already addresses scholarship and that scholarship should be removed from the proposal and a note added that Dawn’s office is available to help.



Item 3. Online Evaluation Form


David Stone distributed a proposed online evaluation form for distance learning courses.  Their committee unanimously adopted the course evaluation and Stone brought it to the Council today for review.  It was clarified that this is an instructor evaluation form not a course evaluation form.  After discussion it was decided to implement the new form for distance learning courses and to consider a similar instrument to replace the currently used SIRs.



Item 4.  Major Issues Timeline


Szafran asked for items for a major issues timeline.  Suggestions:



Szafran stated that we need to move to closure quicker on new programs to keep SPSU growing and diverse.


Item 5.  New Business



Meeting adjourned at 4:21 P.M.