Minutes of the Meeting of the Deans Council
Tuesday, June 19, 2007 – 9 a.m.
Chancellor’s Dining Room
PRESENT: Ken Nikels, Frank Harrold, William Jurma, Ed Scantling, Kenya Taylor, Janet Wilke, Peter Longo, Lois Flagstad, Bruce Forster
ABSENT: Finnie Murray
GUESTS: Debbie Schroeder, Kathy Livingston
- Raise for completion of terminal degree and when it becomes effective: Frank again had questions regarding when the raise for completion of a faculty member’s terminal degree becomes effective. Discussion was held and it was decided that the completion date will be the date the requirements for the terminal degree are confirmed completed in an official letter by the Graduate Dean, Graduate Office or the Registrar of the faculty member’s institution. The raise will become effective on this date also, with the $1500 being added to the faculty member’s base salary.
- Proposed Academic Affairs form for New hire Contracts: Ken discussed the proposed Faculty New Hire Checklist form. Discussion was held on several of the items on the form. Several changes were suggested. Ken stated the Deans need to work with Kenya regarding the Graduate Faculty questions. It was decided to forward the forms to Kenya for her took look over and make sure they are eligible for Graduate Faculty status. Ken asked Kathy to work with Kristi and Tami on the changes and bring it back to the Deans for final approval.
- Pandemic Flu Update: Frank discussed minor changes he had made to the draft of the Division of Academic Affairs Plan for Management of Avian Influenza Pandemic. He also discussed in the event of the campus closing down, that payroll could be pretty easily done once it is set up, however the paying of invoices are still done mostly by paper so this creates a problem that they are still trying to solve. Discussion was also held on cross-training employees when at all possible. Debbie explained the IT side of things and the proposed process they would take to help these plans take effect.
- Student Life Updates: Ken welcomed Peter as the new Interim Dean of Student Life and wished Lois well with her new endeavors.
Lois discussed some of the things going on in her division, such as the Student Attendance Policy, construction updates on the new residence halls, Student Affairs building updates, and student issues.
Other Items: Kathy discussed tenure notify dates, and it was decided that the Deans will receive a faculty listing each year in April, which includes all those eligible for the process during the next academic year. The tenure notify date will be the actual date by which the candidate should receive the decision regarding their application for tenure.
Ken discussed the Emeriti Faculty Status policy and reported he would have an updated policy ready for them to look at the next meeting.
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned and the Deans attended Lois’ Employee of the Month ceremony. The next meeting of the Deans will be on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at 9 a.m. in the Warner Conference Room.