College of Health
CAC Meeting Minutes
September 15, 2010
Dean’s Conference Room
Present: Dr. Denny Ryman, Dean; Dr. J. Fellows, Mr. B. Bennett,
Dr. J. Boult, Ms. P. Calk, Dr. J. Dolecheck, Dr. E. Doughty, Dr. F. Gibson, Ms.
B. Jarrell, Ms. D. Wisenor
Workload Report: Dean Ryman reminded departments that the Faculty Workload
Report should be completed with credit hours taught by each faculty
member. Since the College
of Health Sciences
as a whole has a heavy contact hour load, the contact hours may be
explained in the comment column of the report.
situation was discussed briefly.
Committee: In order for curricular changes to be included in next year’s
university catalog, the changes should be submitted to the COHS Curriculum
Committee by October 28. Dean Ryman asked for the status of the
departmental curricular hour decreases to 120 credit hours. Health Studies
and Radiologic Technology have already made curriculum hour decreases.
Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology will submit a curriculum decrease
prior to October 28. Medical Lab Science and Dental Hygiene are
contemplating how to make decreases in their curricula.
Computer Order: Dean Ryman announced that ULM will place a bulk computer
order. This will allow the COHS to
take advantage of a reduced price per computer (possibly $100-$200 less).
Ms. Calk expressed concern about difficulties with an existing “Smart
Cart”; she noted the projector no longer works. Dr. Dolecheck expressed
concern about a malfunctioning computer in one of the Health Studies
classrooms; she requested a new computer for Sugar Hall 153.
Faculty Credentials: Dean Ryman stated department heads need to complete
justification forms if a part-time faculty member’s degrees do not make
the faculty member’s qualifications evident. These justification forms are
due to the Dean within the next month.
and Graduation Rates: Dean Ryman distributed a handout of the GRAD Act Template for Establishing
Initial Performance Agreement Baseline, Benchmarks, and 6 year Targets. Dean
Ryman stated that the state system seems pleased with the ULM retention plan. Department heads are
to submit a 1 page white paper outlining measures to be taken to retain
students; due to the Dean in 3 weeks. Dr. Boult asked how we are to
measure retention. Dean Ryman stated that, in the professional programs,
retention will be calculated after admission to the professional program.
For Health Studies and Speech-Language Pathology, retention will start
with incoming freshman; OTA will be calculated differently.
House for the School of Nursing Building will be held on October 8, 2010. There
will be an “invitation only donor luncheon” held at Bon Aire, the Presidential home, at noon on October 8. During the
football game on October 9, the Dean will host donors and potential donors in
the President’s Box. Within the next week, Dean Ryman plans to meet with Dr.
Gibson, Ms. Wisenor, and Mr. Bennett to discuss the Open House and related
October 30, 2010. Dean Ryman announced he has bought a tent and a grill for the
COHS activities. Ms. Calk will contact department heads regarding planning for
Technology Mid-winter Conference: Mr. Bennett requested help finding speakers
for the Radiologic Technology Mid-winter Conference. He has about 5 volunteers at
present, but needs more speakers. The lectures are 50 minutes each and can be
anything about health care. The audience will be radiologic technologists and
adjourned: 5:00 p.m.