MINUTES FOR CAC MEETING
March 28, 2007
The College Administrative Council (CAC) met in the Nursing Conference room from 1:40 – 4:15 p.m. Dr. Corder called the meeting to order.
In Attendance: Dr. Jan Corder, Juliet Burgess, Dr. Jessica Dolecheck, Emily Doughty, Donna Eichhorn, Dr. Judy Fellows,
Dr. Florencetta Gibson, Jay Hicks, Beverly Jarrell, Belinda Morgan, Dr. Paxton Oliver, and Debbie Wisenor.
Dr. Oliver informed the group of the process for minutes and that all will receive the previous week’s minutes no later than the next CAC Meeting on March 28, 2007.
- Debbie Wisenor reported that laptops for her area were being delivered at this time.
reported that Debbie Wisenor has been selected as a Teaching Scholar at
- Area facilities have interviewed for available slots and decisions will be made known on this Friday.
- Dr. Oliver suggested using the rural areas if possible.
stated that this would be a good time to move towards accreditation; she spoke
again to the possibility of SFMC’s Clinical Lab accreditation being
- Beverly Jarrell reported that the interview process is complete. They had 90 applicants, interviewed 70 for 26 slots.
- Have a Continuing Education Course scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Atrium. Approximately 98 will be
plus students. Two peridontists
- The department is reviewing possible change to simulation as a generational change; students want to have more
- Dr. Oliver questioned if they got more chairs, would this help increase their available slots. Beverly Jarrell stated
that space, chairs and volunteer dentist time is what motivates change.
- Dr. Gibson reported that they have had a loss of 8 faculty members during 2006-07.
- Student load has increased, but Dr. Gibson feels this decreases the quality of the program. Possible jeopardy with the Nursing Board if more changes are made to lessen faculty/student ratio. Faculty is spending approximately 32 hours a week in contact hours. All this combined puts the credibility of the program at stake. She reported that other schools have adjunct staff, grants, and faculty fees paid by other areas that are not included in the budget and this is how they report low staff within their budgets.
- Dr. Oliver suggested that they add into the report how the current model works and bring a faculty member to tell of their work day.
reported that his trip to
- He stated for advanced certificate programs such as mammography and ultrasound there is a need for additional faculty at a higher rate of pay at $60,000 or more.
- Dr. Dolecheck reported that calls and students are coming in regarding the new program. Dr. Dolecheck has scheduled 10-12 students for summer sessions. There are 4 classes being offered.
- Equipment is arriving. Need a small copier.
- Third faculty to
be hired by Fall; a former compliance officer with a Ph.D. from
- Dr. Matthew
Matusiak has accepted a research trip to study global warming in
- Dr. Dolecheck voiced concern regarding the need to keep the web page current as it is time consuming. It was suggested that an intern through CIS or Computer Science could be utilized for the function. Dr. Corder and Dr. Oliver will investigate and bring information back.
3. Administrative Support.
It was voiced by several that there is a need to have more support within the areas of CLS, RADT, and Health Studies. Mrs. Wisenor, Dr. Dolecheck and Mr. Hicks are unaware of how to get office work done and whom to contact. It was also voiced that some staff may not be providing needed information or of having knowledge of important information.
Dr. Oliver suggested that an open forum at a CAC meeting may be the answer to these problems and he will discuss this with Dr. Corder.
4. Dean’s Meeting of March 14, 2007.
- Directed study cannot be counted towards work load, unless exception is made through the Dean’s Office
- Course load reduction-Dr. Oliver stated that there is a process working in CODI and all should review this model and be a part in the development of a college wide process. A report is due to the Provost at the end of the semester.
- Continue to forward your needs and concerns to the Dean’s office.
- Project Request Forms-please make sure that you have completed a PRF and give to Sandra Barton, Facility Coordinator, for work to be done. If work is being done without this form, it will be halted until proper paperwork is complete.
- Faculty with 20 or more years can retire and return to work for one year with pay (no retirement pay) and begin drawing retirement in the 2nd year. Have your staff check with HR for actuarial table. There will be a retirement workshop at OPHS this summer.
- Associate Deans have proposed a Summer Cap draft:
Presently: 7.25 x 9 mo. salary for 3 cr is the formula; cap is $3,400
Recommended 7.50 x 9 mo. salary for 3 cr; cap proposed is $4,500
This may assist in building a stellar summer program again.
- Deadline to review catalog in the Registrar’s office is today at 4:00 p.m.
- Dr. Dolecheck will call a budget committee meeting to discuss and review merit raises.
5. New Faculty Orientation Packet.
6. 31 Ambassadors Scholarship.
Dr. Oliver stated that this is not an academic scholarship as it is based on the participants’ essays on various question2. There are 4 slots per college. Please submit 1 name to the Dean’s office from your area. Deadline is April 20th.
7. Background Checks
It was determined by those present that the faculty should work on this policy as they would be best knowledgeable on what the needs would be for the project. A faculty committee will be formed and will include Dr. Matusiak as either a member or a consultant.
8. Dr. James Cofer.
- Dr. Gibson explained to him how the other schools reported staff and how they worked with a low staff ratio. He asked that they give him a report that reflects the numbers and it will be reviewed.
- Reorganization – He stated that reorganization for this college did not save any money for faculty salaries; it is up to the Dean to make decisions about reorganization.
- Salaries: 5% faculty raise and $1,500
- New parking garage to house 300 cars (3 story building).
- Stubbs may get a facelift to reflect how Filhiol was done.
- Amphitheater is on hold.
- University House (President’s home) is under construction. Dr. Cofer explained that it would be more for entertaining purposes.
- Nursing auditorium revision plans are in Capitol Outlay request.
- Working on
- Alternative Career Paths for students will begin this summer
- Intellectual infrastructure is the next phase within the 5 year plans.
Submitted by Debra Bridges