September 9, 2009
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Dean’s Conference Room
Present: Dean Ryman, Mr.
Bennett, Dr. Boult, Ms. Calk, Dr. Dolecheck, Ms. Emmy Doughty, Dr. Fellows, Dr.
Gibson, Ms. Jarrell, Dr. Oliver, and Ms. Wisenor.
- COHS Logo: Dean presented several COHS draft logo’s to
Department Heads; Design #3 approved as official logo for COHS; Logo will
be depicted on our COHS homepage, bookstore, etc. Design will be ready
within a few weeks.
- Health Screening Unit Update: Dean provided an update
on unit regarding the need for adding equipment/other such as pictures and
additional decoration. Money available for gas and supplies. Unit can be
used for public relations, Dental Hygiene --oral care, CLS – cholesterol glucose
testing, etc. Department heads must identify how they will use the unit
and provide potential events that unit could be used by the end of the
- A number of cases can be
- Each department must
identify and implement a plan to address make-ups for students and
- No documentation needed
from students regarding H1N1
- Students should call
Department Head or Dean’s office for notification of diagnosis
- Faculty should be
flexible with assignments and due dates
- If students exhibit
symptoms, should be asked to go home
- Currently, some states
are mandating workers to get vaccinated
- Vaccination should be
available mid October.
- Dr. Gibson indicated that
Nursing has a plan in place for absent faculty; Dean requests that an
abstract of nursing plan be sent to him.
- Suggestions made
regarding having electronic assignments, other as back-ups to cover
classes if faculty out.
- Students with H1N1 will
be asked to stay in their rooms or go home if possible
- Homecoming Update: Patti Calk provided updates on
homecoming; October 3 – game time 2:30; Tailgating occurs from 11-1:30 on
homecoming day; T-shirts are ready at $12; COHS Tent to be set-up in same
spot as last year; Mobile unit will be
displayed; Louisiana Cattlemen Association providing meat and cooking; COHS
Student organizations will be asked to provide condiments.
- E-Mag: Dr.
Fellows informed committee that a COHS newsletter will be developed using
Z-Mag software; the COHS newsletter will highlight each program.
Department Heads to send Dr. Fellows pertinent information about their
program including departmental highlights, faculty and student news, and
pictures by the end of the month (September 30).
- University Task Force: ULM
cabinet, consultants, Deans and other ULM administrators worked to identify
and form several new university committees to form a potential response to
the Tucker Commission report. Examples of university committees are: Academic
Program Review, Revenue Generation, Curriculum Review, and Academic Productivity
and Performance Committee.
- MISC: Dean discussed that COHS, Pharmacy and Education are
key colleges for student appeal; Annual fund getting geared up and Dean to
potentially use funds for equipment purchases and faculty development; Online
programs are very profitable for university; Tucker updates to be received
by end of month; SLP dedication a huge success; Moodle issues continue;
Dr. Dolecheck on committee to address policies regarding online learner
Dr. Jessica Dolecheck