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2012-03-09

Vice President’s Staff Meeting Minutes
March 9, 2012

Attendees:

Dr. Hicks, Dr. Lemons, Dr. Laub, Dr. Mickles, Judy Graves, Walter Krug, Linda Rodriguez, Mike Danos, Susan Beasley, Dr. Fronheiser, Mary Evans and Mike Fein

SACS Monitoring Report:

Dr. Fronheiser said that he has started to write the report and is still working with the deans on assessment reports. Dr. Hicks asked him if we were going to be in a monitoring situation heading into reaffirmation. Dr. Fronheiser said that he is not sure, but it is likely.

Agenda Items:

Dr. Laub: Faculty responsibilities regarding voicemail, email, and communication with students. 

Dr. Laub said that he has some faculty members who say that they do not check their voicemail. He just wanted to confirm with this group that it is a policy that they check their email, voicemail, etc. Everyone agreed that, yes, it is a requirement. Dr. Hicks mentioned that Dr. Laub could put this concern in that faculty member’s APR as an area that needs improvement.

Dr. Hicks/Deans: Immediate needs for SACS Compliance Certificate. 

For Core Requirement 2.8, the deans said that they are working on this one currently. For Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1.1, Joey said that this one is in process and he is working on it. For Comprehensive Standard 3.4.10, Dr. Hicks asked the deans if they involve the faculty in creating the content and quality. They said yes, they do this. Dr. Lemons proposed giving three hours of release time. Dr. Laub proposed that the deans will get together and bring a proposal back to this meeting regarding Comprehensive Standards 3.4.10 and 3.4.11. For Comprehensive Standard 3.7.2, Dr. Fronheiser said that faculty with seated classes agreed to volunteer to participate with IOTA to have their courses evaluated. Dr. Lemons said that he thinks the policy needs to be changed after being determined by the Faculty Association and Administration. Dr. Hicks said that he thinks that the deans need to come up with a proposal of a new policy and present it to the President’s Staff and then the Faculty Association for approval. Dr. Fronheiser said that evaluating their effectiveness is not the same as their APR.  Regarding Comprehensive Standard 3.7.5, Dr. Mickles said that this is what she is coming up with in regards to the new governance committees.

Dr. Hicks/Deans: Overlook of Annual Schedule. 

Dr. Laub said that the fall is almost completely in and they are working on spring and summer. Judy said that Julie has set a meeting for March 28th to review the full annual schedule.

Dr. Hicks asked if there were any other items to discuss and since there were none, he dismissed the meeting.
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