College of Health Sciences

MINUTES FOR CAC MEETING

February 7, 2007

 

The College Administrative Council (CAC) met in the Nursing Conference room from 2:00-4:30.

Dr. Corder called the meeting to order.

 

In Attendance: Dr. Jan Corder, Juliet Burgess, Dr. Jessica Dolecheck, Emmy Doughty, Dr. Judy Fellows, Dr. Florencetta Gibson, Jay Hicks, Beverly Jarrell, Donna Eichhorn for Peggy Meredith, Belinda Morgan, Dr. Paxton Oliver, and Debbie Wisenor.

 

1.†† Dr. Richters.

Dr. Richters congratulated the college for itís participation in the Bone Marrow Drive which 2,618 people donated at ULM and several extra sites have not been counted.A special thank you was given to Debbie Wisenor and CLSC for the implementation and organization of the Drive.

Dr. Richters stated the university is doing well.He stated that a 5 to 12% faculty pay raise is being discussed. Faculty pay is higher now than five years ago.No higher tuition this year.The university has received additional monies in the last couple of years, but it is all encumbered.

The university is trying to have a more flexible semester schedule.Retention is being worked on for all students.Freshmen student retention was 87% this year.32% pass rate for Math.Gateway courses are being discussed to help students pass the courses without sacrificing the quality of the course.Math 110/111 will be broken down into 3 5-week modules.The students enrolled in Math 110/111 will not be allowed to withdraw from the class.They will test out of each 5 week module.If they do not pass they will repeat that 5 week module.If they pas they will go forward into the next 5 week module.Students will receive a grade of NC after the first semester if they donít pass on the 3 5-week modules.

There will be freshmen only sections for English, Psychology, History, Biology 114, 117, & 120, Chemistry 107, and Math 110 & 111.Graduate students will be assigned to these sections to track the freshmen progress.Freshmen will not be allowed to drop classes using ARROW in the first semester.They will have to go to a PREP session.

The university is also looking into Hybrid classes.They may increase the number of these classes.The university may get adjunct faculty to teach these courses, so the faculty course load is not as heavy and time consuming.

Professional fee increase is still being looked at by Dr. Richters and the board.

Nursing auditorium is being looked at again for repairs.

Dr. Richters took questions from the CAC members.

Dr. Gibson will send him an e-mail about the need for a warning sign for Microwave oven use in the SUB.Dr. Gibson also asked if there will be a private snack shop in the Nursing student lounge.

Dr. Richters stated that The Louisiana Board of Supervisors determined that the 125

credit hours are necessary for degree requirements.

Dean Search Ė Dr. Richters has signed a contract with a search company.This company

is developing a pool of qualified candidates for the Deanís position, when the pool of†††††††† candidates is developed the committee will meet and start reviewing candidates.

Reorganization structure Ė Dr. Richters said that is starting to work.Each college has the freedom to organize itself in such a way that allows the college mission to be successful. ††

 

2.†† PULSE.

††††††††††††††† CLSC

-          Great job on the Bone Marrow Drive.

-          The Blood drive will be next week February 12-16, 2007.There will be two locations throughout the week.One in front of the Nursing building and one in front of the SUB.

CODI

-          Graduate applications deadline is February 26, 2007.

 

 

DNYG

-          Give Kid a Smile day at Riser Elementary and Riser Middle Schools was a success.

-          Received letter of approval from accreditation board.

HLST

-          Dr. Dolecheck is working on the department brochures.

-          Dr. Matusiak is working on courses for summer.

NURS

-          Participating in local Health fairs.

-          Working on the department brochures.

-          February 26th is the Informational Health Fair at SHC.

OTA

-          Students are going to Lincoln Elementary School as part of the after school program with a concentration on mental health and wellness.

RADT

-          Looking into advanced technology to offer students.

-          100% pass rate of students on the national boards.

 

3.†† Update of HRSA Money.

††††††††††††††† There is no deadline, but would like to get Purchase orders done as soon as possible.There is

approximately $613,000 to spend.

 

4.†† Biology Outcomes.

††††††††††††††† March 2, 2007 Deadline.This is to work on specific needs of the college.

 

5.†† February 28, 2007 Meeting.

Gail Parker and June Johnston will be showing the CICSPLUS budget screens and how to access them.Mary Jane Dreher from Verified Credentials will make a presentation on the procedures of background checks.This meeting will be held in the computer lab in Nursing room 236.

 

6.†† Spring Recruiting begin March 1, 2007 with a visit to El Dorado.

††††††††††††††† Dr. Corder will be attending this and will need the department brochures to take to recruiting sites.

 

7.†† Browse on the Bayou is March 17, 2007.

††††††††††††††† Each department needs to set-up for a table.It is important to make the reservations early for your

displays.

 

8.†† Information Packets, Admission Packets, and Admission Information.

††††††††††††††† All of these need to be turned in to the Deanís office by next week February 12-16, 2007.

 

9.Other

††††††††††††††† Minutes from January 24, 2007 CAC meeting were asked for approval.Dr. Fellows made a

motion to approve, and Belinda Morgan seconded.The minutes were approved and will be posted

to the web site as soon as possible.

††††††††††††††† Monies from application and lab fees need to be spent before July 1, 2007, because there is no roll†† over of these funds.The Deanís office will receive 25% of all application and lab fees.

 

 

Minutes submitted by Judy Kalinich with approval from Dr. Corder.