College of Health Sciences

CAC Meeting Minutes

October 6, 2010


Presiding:††††††† Dr. Denny Ryman

Recording:††††† Dr. Judy Fellows

Time:†††††††††††††† 4:00 p.m.

Place:†††††††††††††† COHS Deanís Conference Room


Present: Dr. Denny Ryman, Dean; Dr. Judy Fellows, Mr. Brett Bennett, Dr. Johanna Boult, Ms. Patti Calk, Dr. Jessica Dolecheck, Dr. Emily Doughty, Dr. Florencetta Gibson, Ms. BeverlyJarrell, Ms. Debbie Wisenor, Ms. Julia Barnhill (for presentation only).


I.                   Louisiana Transfer Degree Program.Ms. Julia Barnhill gave a power point presentation illustrating the new Louisiana Transfer Degree which is a statewide program for students who complete a transfer degree plan at a community college or a two year college.The site can be accessed at Barnhill will send other information to the Deanís office which will then be forwarded to the CAC.


II.                EEOC Mandatory Meeting:All ULM personnel that serve in any capacity that supervises employees and/or student workers are required to attend EEOC training.Two sessions are scheduled this week:Thursday from 2:00-4:00 and Friday from 9:00-11:00.Since the session on Friday is during the Grand Opening of the Nursing Building, Dr. Ryman would like everyone to attend the session on Thursday afternoon.If membersí schedules will not permit them to attend on Thursday, they should notify Larry Estess ( is expected that at least one additional training time will be scheduled.


III.             Homecoming:Patti Calk, Chair of the Homecoming Committee, updated the CAC on homecoming plans.Dr. Ryman has purchased a tent and a grill for the COHS.Mr. Bennett and Mr. Allen will transport the grill and tent to the COHS tailgating site.The Cattlemanís Association is providing the meat and departments will provide the rest.Thank you to Mrs. Debbie Joiner, Administrative Assistant for the Dental Hygiene Clinic, for arranging the donation of the meat.The tent will be located in the same spot as last year, in the area with Business and Arts and Sciences.Five tables have been reserved.No chairs are available for tailgating.Some CAC members may be able to borrow chairs from other community sources.T-shirts can be purchased on-line.Faculty should refer to the earlier e-mail.


IV.             Nursing Building Grand Opening:This Friday, October 8 at 10:30.All COHS faculty are invited.All COHS Department Heads, and faculty from Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, and Radiologic Technology are also invited to the lunch at Bon Aire at noon.


V.                Health Sciences Day:Tuesday, October 12 at the SUB.Discussion was held regarding the format and requests from Recruitment and Admissions.


VI.             National Science Foundation Workshop:November 30 at Louisiana Tech.Dr. Ryman will pay the registration fee for anyone interested in attending.Payment can be made at the door but pre-registration is required.


VII.          Budget issues were discussed


VIII.       Presidential Search Update:Four candidates have progressed to the interview level.Interviews will take place on campus during the week of October 11.The new President will be named officially when the Board of Regents meets on October 22 in Baton Rouge.


IX.             Meeting adjourned at 5:05 p.m.