CAC Meeting Minutes
April 21, 2010
Presiding: Dean D. Ryman
Recording: Dr. E. Doughty
The College Administrative Council (CAC) met in the Dean’s Conference Room. Dr. Ryman called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.
Present: Dean Ryman, Dr. P. Oliver, Mr. B. Bennett, Ms. T. Soileau, Ms. M. Chapman, Ms. P. Calk, Dr. J. Dolecheck, Dr. E. Doughty, Dr. J. Fellows, and Ms. B. Jarrell.
Excused: Dr. F. Gibson
Guest: Ms. D. Glaze, COHS Representative on University IT Committee
Memorial Service: The memorial service for Dr. Greg Leader
will be at 7:00 p.m. today at Kilpatrick’s Funeral Home in
IT Steering Committee: Ms. Glaze reviewed some concerns of the IT Committee, including the need for a 24 hour per day computer/technology help desk. This is especially a concern when considering the on-line student population and the new push for Gold student enrollment. The IT Committee also has a concern about the age of faculty computers on this campus. Ms. Glaze requested CAC members to send ideas and concerns regarding IT to her so she can submit the common themes of concern to the IT Steering Committee. May 1 is the submission deadline of concerns to Ms. Glaze. (Ms. Glaze left the meeting after this discussion.)
Dean of Pharmacy: Dr. Ryman announced that a search for a new Dean of Pharmacy will be reopened. Two previous candidates for the Dean’s position will be contacted regarding the opening for a new dean.
Ryman extended congratulations to Mr. Bennett and the Radiologic Technology
Department for receiving a grant in the amount of $32,000. This grant will be
used to purchase a FUJI CR reader; this viewing technique is very advanced and
does not require chemicals. Dr. Ryman also congratulated Dr. Doughty and the
Dr. Ryman distributed a handout with building closures for 2010 Summer I and Summer II semesters. Classroom and office changes were discussed as per handout.
Dental Hygiene: Dr. Ryman announced that Dental Hygiene has been awarded $831,000 by the U. S. Senate; this money is to be used for equipment only.
On-line Classes: Dr. Ryman pointed out that the COHS has a capacity to grow through on-line class offerings. There is a vital need for increasing the numbers of students in the COHS on-line classes, which currently are departments of Health Studies, Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Technology, and Nursing. SLP has submitted their first online course offering to QM. “Language Structure” will be offered during summer 1, 2010 to students receiving the add-on certification in ESL. There is funding available to hire adjunct faculty to teach the on-line classes. There is a possibility that Medical Laboratory Science will have some on-line course offerings in Fall 2011.
Crosswalk of Classes: Dr. Dolecheck reminded department
heads of the e-mail she sent out with the crosswalk of courses between Health
Studies and the curriculums of other departments within the COHS. The
comparisons need to be reviewed and decided upon ASAP. There was distribution
of a handout with the crosswalk and a possible statement regarding an option to
take Health Studies courses; this information could be inserted in the
rejection letters utilized by the other COHS departments. The intent of the
paragraph introducing the other options allows us to give students a viable
option to remain at
Admissions: Admission numbers for each department were discussed.
Meeting adjourned: 4:30 p.m.