College Council Meeting
November 9, 2011
Location: GRAD 156
Called to Order: 2 pm
Council: Gary Ritter (EDRE), John Pijanowski (at-large), Teri Malm (NURS), Jeff Bonacci (HHPR), Brent Williams (at-large), Kate Mamiseishvili (at-large), Freddie Bowles (CIED), Sean Connors (at-large), Dan Kissinger (RHRC), Associate Dean Mike Miller
Meeting Agenda for November 9, 2011, 2pm – 3:30pm
1. Call to order
2. Approval of the agenda. Additions?
3. Approval of minutes (see below)
4. Announcement regarding John P.
5. Report from Dean’s office
6. Faculty Awards Review
7. CLASS planning
Meeting Minutes (November 9, 2011)
Start Time: 2pm
Present: Gary Ritter (EDRE), Teri Malm (NURS), Jeff Bonacci (HHPR),Kate Mamiseishvili (at-large), Freddie Bowles (CIED), Sean Connors (at-large), Dan Kissinger (RHRC), Associate Dean Mike Miller, Dean Tom Smith
Absent: John Pijanowski (at-large), Brent Williams (at-large)
· Gary announced that John Pijanowski will be stepping away from this committee for an indefinite period of time. As chair-elect, Gary will take over John's role for the time being.
· Dean Smith provided a report to the Council on a variety of issues:
Ø Reorganization Committee -- the committee has met several times with the charge of "flattening" the structure. That is, reorganize the programs within somewhere between 8-12 departments in which the programs are organized around common themes or common missions. The committee is to come up with 2-3 suggested models that the Dean can consider and upon which the faculty could provide input. The goal is to decide on a new structure by Spring 2012, COEHP could begin functioning in the new structure by Fall 2012, and the changes could go into effect formally by January 2012.
Ø UTeach -- the COEHP is participating in the UTeach teacher prep model supported by state leaders. COEHP has a $20K planning grant to develop a larger five year proposal for a new program aimed at undergrads who are majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) fields but who may take enough Ed classes to get certified and then teach in STEM areas. This program may begin in Fall 2012.
Ø NCATE -- we are currently in the process of a mock NCATE visit and things appear to be going well.
Ø US News Rankings -- the Dean's office is currently collecting data, and looking for strategies to more accurately report data, on the GRE scores and acceptance rates for our programs as these indicators play a major role in the national rankings.
Ø Cooperative Extension Services -- Dean Smith (or Associate Dean Miller) normally visits the monthly meetings of the COOP in Northwest Arkansas to interact with area Superintendents. He hopes to visit more COOPs across the state throughout the year.
Ø Budget Meetings -- the expectation is that there will be faculty raises for the 2011-12 school year, and the raises will be given in the same method as last year (first given in December, retroactive to beginning of semester, and then will be incorporated into monthly salaries after December).
· Faculty Awards Review -- the Council discussed the faculty awards. Gary will organize all of the award details and share with the committee via email in early December. Committee will suggest any necessary changes and the final versions of the award announcements will be posted online before the start of the January 2012 semester.
· CLASS sessions -- Dan announced that the final session of 2011 will be held on December 1. The February Session will be organized by Teri Malm, the March session by Gary Ritter , and the April session by Jeff Bonacci.
· Next Meeting is January 11, 2012
· Adjourned at 3:00pm.