College of Health Sciences


March 21, 2007


The College Administrative Council (CAC) met in the Nursing Conference room form 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Dr. Corder called the meeting to order.


In Attendance:  Dr. Jan Corder, Brett Bennett for Jay Hicks, Juliet Burgess, Dr. Jessica Dolecheck, Emily Doughty, 

Donna Eichhorn, Dr. Judy Fellows, Dr. Florencetta Gibson, Beverly Jarrell, Belinda Morgan, Dr. Paxton Oliver, and

Debbie Wisenor.


Dr. Corder announced that today’s agenda will be modified due to all having to attend another meeting.  CAC will meet on March 28th and April 4th at 1:30 p.m. as there is much to complete.  President Cofer will meet with Health Sciences next Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. 


It was agreed that the regular CAC meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m., beginning April 18th.


1.  PULSE.


-     Dr. Fellows reported that Joanna Boult will defend her dissertation on Tuesday, April 3rd.


2.  Advising.


Dr. Corder reported that Vicki Creighton is working with Jay Hicks to have PRTE files moved to Sugar Hall. 

Vicki Creighton will advise PNRS and PRTE this advising period and will add CLSC, CODI, and DHYG in the Fall. 


Dr. Oliver emailed a list to each Department Head to review and customize to each department’s specifications for advisement.  Judy Kalinich, Administrative Assistant, will be the one to contact for this project.  Email information to Judy as she will update screens as necessary. 


Dr. Oliver stated that Judy has updated the 119 screen and he asked everyone to please review for accuracy and correct information.  This information is used by Dr. Pani for various reports.

Judy is also in charge of moving student files that have transferred to another major outside and within the College of Health Sciences; Dean’s List letters, and Probation letters.


Dr. Corder asked all departments to view the RADT website and duplicate their advising link.  Remind students to come early to reduce delays in registering.  She will ask the Student Success Center to do this as well.  Advising will be ongoing to work all the kinks out.  Debbie Wisenor asked that an online link to Vicki Creighton be developed from each program and visa versa to assist students for advising dates.


Students who have general information questions will be directed to the proper Administrative Assistant; a list will be emailed to each department head.


3.  Transfer Credits Form.


Dr. Corder stated that this form will be used to assist students who wish to take a class at another school for various reasons.  Prior approval of transfer will be done and a copy will go to the Registrar’s and a copy will be placed in the student’s file.  Dr. Corder reiterated, for students who began their academic career here, ULM core courses must be taken; however; if a student began their academic career at another university, core course can be substituted.    A form will be placed on the web page, possibly as an interactive form.  All department heads must have complete Adobe software to use.  Computing Center will be notified to have all department head computers upgraded.  Substitutions will be done by the Dean as they occur; do not wait to have these reviewed.


4.  New Pre-Program Hours Policy.


Dr. Corder met with Judy Smith and Lisa Miller to revise the hours for the pre program hours.  PNRS, PRTE and DHYG students will need 75 hours to complete their core requirements; CODI will have 90 hours and CLSC will have 100 hours.  This will cut down on students making financial appeals so frequently.  If they have not met this requirement, they will need to make appeal or make another choice of study.


Dr. Fellows asked about insurance company forms for students.  These forms will be completed by Vicki Creighton or the Registrar’s office.


5.  Application Fees.


Dr. Corder announced that all application fees have been applied to each program account.  Now is the time to spend; check with Dianne Singletary for deadline dates.


6.  HRSA Grant.


Please forward any outstanding information to Dr. Corder.  There is $90,000 remaining.  Dr. Corder would like to allocate $33,000 to have a Smart Classroom for the Nursing Building and half a Smart Classroom in Brown Hall; if all funds are not available, the University will pay the remaining portion.  Dr. Corder reported that all P.O.s have been signed and a copy of each is kept in the Dean’s Office.  All department heads are to let Dr. Corder know if they have a good laser printer, one will be ordered for those who need one.  Also if you have staff on committees, committee chairs will receive the old laser printers that department heads now have.


Debbie Wisenor announced that the Nursing Building is now wireless.  Dr. Oliver asked Dr. Fellows if her Tablet deciphers her handwriting as his will but only if he is writing slowly.  Brett Bennett will check Dr. Oliver’s tablet.


7.  The Big Switch.


Students take the place of Dean’s and faculty for a day while the Dean’s and faculty attend the student’s classes.  Dr. Dolecheck will revise her meeting time to come on Tuesday morning.  Dr. Oliver will advise student during all meetings and relay information to Dr. Corder.


8.  Background Check Policy.


Dr. Oliver to review at next meeting.


9.  Health Career Day.


Juliet Burgess reviewed information from Keith Joyner and will copy to all.  Career Day will be held in SUB Ballroom in October on a Monday.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


Submitted by Debra Bridges