College of Health Sciences

Minutes for CAC Meeting

March 25, 2010


Presiding: Dean Ryman

Recording: Dr. Fellows


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. Oliver, Dr. Fellows, Dr. Gibson, Dr. Dolecheck, Mr. Bennett, Ms. Calk, Ms. Jarrell, and Ms. Wisenor. 


Excused:  Dr. Boult, Dr. Doughty


Assessment:  Ms. Alison Thompson updated the CAC about a deadline change for submission of assessment documents for this academic year only.  Assessment reports for degree programs are due June 1, 2010 and academic unit reports are due July 15, 2010.  A handout with pertinent information was provided to the CAC.

Financial Issues:  Dean Ryman updated the CAC about the financial status of the state and university. He will provide information as it becomes available.


School of Nursing Building:  Dean Ryman reported that good progress is being made on the renovation of the School of Nursing building.  There will be a walk through and inspection by the Fire Marshall toward the end of April.


Dean Ryman congratulated the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science on the exceptional report they received from the accreditation site visitors.  Dr. Ryman reported that in his 25 years of involvement with accreditation bodies, he has never heard such a glowing exit report.  He was pleased that President Cofer and Provost Richters were at the exit meeting to hear the national leaders in CLS report that they had “no concerns and that the program has the potential to be a top tier program nationally”.


Dean Ryman also commended Brett Bennett for the Radiologic Technology Accreditation Report that he has recently completed.  It was noted that this was an arduous task.


Dr. Dolecheck briefly discussed the draft copy of the rejection letter that was sent to department heads for students not accepted into a professional program.  More information will be forthcoming as she receives responses from the department heads.  Dr. Dolecheck also reminded the CAC that registration for summer and fall is by classification, not alphabetically, and that students should be reminded that course reference numbers have changed.


Ms. Wisenor reported that the ULM Bio Safety Committee has requested information from researchers and teaching labs by April 15.


As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:40.