January 20, 2009
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Dean’s Conference Room
Present: Dean Ryman, Dr. Oliver, Dr.
Gibson, Ms. Calk, Dr. Dolecheck, Dr. Doughty, Ms. Jarrell, Ms. Wisenor, Dr.
Fellows, Dr. Boult.
Absent and Excused: Mr. B. Bennett
- Mobile Dental Unit - Dr. Ryman announced
success with a number of ventures to enhance student resources within the
college. The City of Monroe has contacted
Dr. Ryman and there are discussions about use of the mobile dental
unit. Dr. Cofer will continue to
explore this possibility.
- Dr. Ryman announced that he will be attending a meeting this week in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Oliver will be available to assist
- The Library is being reconfigured.
The plan is to have computers for access on the 1st floor and 2nd
floor. The Director of Course Redesign/QEP
Coordinator will also be housed in Library. The new focus of the library will be as
an information center. These
changes will begin immediately.
- Credit Hour Graduation
- The state education governing board has proposed that if there are no accreditation
mandates, all baccalaureate programs must move to no more than 120 credit
hours required for graduation. The university core requirements will not
change. Each department head
discussed the potential of meeting this mandate. This credit hour change
will begin implementation in fall 2010.
A discussion of the curriculum change process and the required paperwork
- Retention and Graduation Rates – Dr. Ryman discussed a
continued thrust toward students graduating on schedule. Students not
graduating on time will impact university formula funding. All departments must develop a retention
policy and plan for its implementation. Student remediation must be documented
and should be designed to promote student success. Dr. Dolecheck will
develop a protocol for students who are having academic challenges to
redirect them to a new more attainable curriculum. Student success and remediation begins
at the freshman level and ends at the senior level. This process should include the pre-professional
student. There is some discussion
about students entering the university as undeclared majors to allow time
for career/degree exploration.
- Retirement - The Board of Regents
new incentives for retirement will be discussed in detail soon.
- Department Needs - A discussion by all
department heads proceeded to explore departmental funding and department
- CAC Meetings - CAC will be held every
other week beginning immediately.
The next meeting will be February 3rd at 4:00 pm in the
Deans Conference room.
The meeting adjourned at 5:00
Recorder – Florencetta Gibson