College of Health Sciences

MINUTES FOR CAC MEETING††††††††††††††††††

August 22, 2007


The College Administrative Council (CAC) met in the Deanís Conference room from 1:30-3:00.

Dr. Denny Ryman, Dean called the meeting to order.


In Attendance: Dr. Denny Ryman, Brett Bennett,Juliet Burgess, Dr. Jessica Dolecheck, Emmy Doughty, Donna Eichhorn, Dr. Judy Fellows, Dr. Florencetta Gibson, Belinda Morgan, Dr. Paxton Oliver, Kim Whorton, and Debbie Wisenor

Absent and excused:Beverly Jarrell


1.Letters-pay increases

††††††††††††††† -††††† Dean Ryman reported that letters will be sent out after approval by the Provost.

††††††††††††††† -††††† Expect to receive them some time next week.

††††††††††††††† -††††† Appreciation was expressed to the Budget committee for their work.


2.††† Curriculum Committee Chair

-††††† A new chair is needed due to the retirement of the previous chair.

-††††† Department Heads are requested to make recommendations to the Dean by next

†††† Wednesday.


3.††† Substance Abuse Update

††††††††††††††† -††††† Meeting scheduled for September 6.

-†† †††Dr. Paula Griswold, a new faculty member in Health Studies and an experienced

†††††† Compliance Officer will join the committee.


4.††† Grants Update

††††††††††††††† -††††† Advertisements are being developed.

††††††††††††††† -††††Both long and short ads might run in different publications.

††††††††††††††† -††††† Cost of the ads and the salary will come from the Provostís budget.

††††††††††††††† -††††† Competitive national salary is needed to attract qualified applicants.

-††††† As the COHS grows it will be necessary for the college to find its own financial support,

†††††† outside of allocations from the state.

††††† Grant Coordinator will look for grants, do majority of first part of application, and then††††††††††††††††††††

†††††† work with departments to maintain grants.


5.†††††††††††† COHS Clinical Student Orientation

††††††††††††††† -††††† Monday, August 27, 2007:5:00-7:00; SUB, 2nd floor.

-††††† Dr. Gibson will send out a revised schedule based on the CAC discussion.


6.†††††††††††† 2007-2008 Whoís Who University Students

††††††††††††††† -†† †††Dr. Oliver requested that a minimum of 10 nominees be submitted to him by October 3 for

††††††††††††††††††††† submission to Dr. Brumfield.


7.†††††††††††† Deanís Office Issues

††††††††††††††† -††††† Budget will come out at the end of August.

††††††††††††††† -††††† Each D.H. will receive a print out of their budget and will discuss it individually with the

†††††††††††††††††††††† Dean.

††††††††††††††† -††††† Dr. Ryman is getting a daily update from Sandra Barton regarding what is being spent in

†††††††††††††††††††††† each department.

-††††† DHs. should consider the following over the next month:staffing, faculty retention,††

†††††† teaching resources; travel; improving skills; justification for hiring new personnel and what††

†††††† they would teach.



8.†††††††††††† Deanís Council Report

††††††††††††††† -††††† Need Strategic Plan for Health Studies.

††††††††††††††† -††††† Need update forRadiology Technology.

††††††††††††††† -††††† ULM Faculty Family Day:free tickets to the game, free food; tent area; $15 shrimp boil;

††††††† post-game fireworks.

-††††† Course Offerings:Distance Education Hand Out.

-††††† Strategic Plan:Departmental goals should be reviewed and re-tooled.

†††††† - SACS re-accreditation.

†††††† - Strategic Plan College-Wide Meeting:this semester:put departmental goals within the†††

††††††††† Strategic Plan of the COHS.

-††††† Recruiting:sign up for any football games; put on FAD; distribute to faculty.

-††††† Education Foundation Scholarships: Go through Financial Aid Office to determine if they

††††† are eligible.


9.†††††††††††† Miscellaneous

††††††††††††††† -††††† As the college grows, there will be more and more time restraints.

††††††††††††††† -††††† COHS is projected to grow faster than other colleges.

††††††††††††††† -††††† Policies and Procedures in Departments and Deanís Office need to be tightened as we grow.

-††††† The expectation is that if a person agrees to do something, they will do it or will have to†††

††††††† explain why they did not do it.

-†††††† Glenwood

††††††† -RFP precludes other constituent groups from getting involved.

††††††† -Subcontract some components:MSU will do the survey.

††††††† -$25,000 to get 500 results.

††††††† -Should hear by October if proposal is successful.

††††††† -Evaluation of need through clergy, elderly, volunteer service organizations.

††††††† -Whether we are awarded the needs assessment contract or not, we stand an excellent

††††††††††† chance to receive the services grant.If we are awarded the services grant, we will need

††††††††††† several planning meetings.

††††††† -No services are to be provided by existing faculty and staff.

††††††† -Major entities: DHYG, NURS, CODI, OTA

††††††† -Role for CLS, RADT, HLST

††††††††††††††† -††††† HRSA Requests

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† -All funds must be spent by September 30.Contact the Deanís office with any requests.




††††††† Draft Minutes submitted by Dr. Fellows, Approved by Dr. Oliver and Dean Ryman