Minutes of CAC Meeting
March 11, 2009
Presiding: Dr. Denny Ryman
Recording: Florencetta Gibson
The College Administrative Council met in the Dean's Conference Room from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. Dr. Ryman called the meeting to order at 4:00 pm.
In attendance: Mr.
The following were excused: Ms. Emmy Doughty, Dr. Johanna Boult
Ryman commended Ms. Donna Eichhorn for the fine work presented by the OTA
faculty, staff and students during their re-accreditation visit. During the post-accreditation exit interview,
the accreditation visitors complemented Ms. Eichhorn, faculty, students and
COHS administration for the program quality at
Dr. Ryman confirmed that the COHS received funding in the amount of
$476,000. The appropriations will be used to develop a mobile dental unit. The mobile unit will be used under the
supervision of faculty in the department of Dental Hygiene. The unit will serve 8 parishes within Region
eight. The fully functional unit with
dedicated staff should be serving clients in less than one year. Dr. Ryman thanked Mrs.
3. Clay’s RV has made an impressive donation to the COHS. They are providing a 32 foot recreational vehicle that has been fitted with a dental chair and portable unit. The dental chair will be used by dental hygiene students for hygiene care and the remaining portion of the vehicle is available for other departments within the college to use for assessment and patient education. The vehicle is ideal for health fairs and community education events.
Dr. Gibson in the
Last week, the Speech and
6. Dr. Bryan announced that the department of
Speech Language Pathology (SLP) is hosting a statewide conference on campus this
week. One of the speakers is the 2008
president of the national ASHA organization.
More than 100 attendees are expected.
Hosting of this conference will highlight the departmental and the
program success of
7. Faculty in the department of Health Studies are participating in national meetings. Dr. Matthew Matusiak and Dr. Paula Griswold
10. Dr. Gibson reported that the Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum proposal has been developed and is being proofed by faculty and administration. Dr. Ryman will be drafting a letter of exception to the Board of Regents in support of the program. The university’s administration remains in support of the proposed MSN degree. External fiscal support is being sought in support of continual program development.
11. Dr. Ryman discussed the role of Dr. Judy
Fellows in development activities. His
long term goal is that each department in the
12. The School of Nursing’s building is slated for re-occupancy in fall 2010. Costs for repairs are expected to exceed 4.6 million dollars. The department heads of CLS and RATE discussed the moving of equipment and instrumentation safety.
13. The SACS re-accreditation team will visit our campus during the week of March 23. Department Heads were asked to make themselves available if needed by the accreditation team members.
14. Dr. Oliver presented an update on documents required for student travel documentation. Students doing clinical rotation experiences outside the state of LA are required to submit travel documentation to the Dean’s office. These documents will be forwarded to the office of Student Affairs for processing. Students doing clinical rotations inside the state are not required to complete travel documentation. However, in both situations involving student travel, faculty oversight should be ongoing.
15. Meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m.