Members present: Dr. Michael Bowie, Dr. Vivian Correa, Dr. Harry Daniels, Dr. Jim
Doud, Ms. Mary Driscoll, Dean Catherine Emihovich, Ms. Kay
Hughes, Dr. John Kranzler, Dr. James McLeskey, Dr. David Miller,
Dr. Don Pemberton, Dr. Dorene Ross, Dr. Rod Webb
Committee members discussed the issue of adding a second Faculty Policy Council member to serve on the Dean’s Advisory Committee. Committee members unanimously agreed to add Dr. Nancy Waldron, FPC Secretary, to the committee. Dean Emihovich asked Committee members to plan to bring the minutes from the previous week’s meeting to the next scheduled meetings.
Dean Emihovich discussed the use of the Dean’s Conference room and proposed the
following policy changes:
Ø The primary use of the conference room is for the Dean and selected representatives for meetings and college wide special events (e.g., receptions for school district people or Alliance students).
Ø College wide faculty committee meetings (e.g., FPC and the College Curriculum Committee) will continue to be scheduled in this room.
Ø Departmental committee meetings, FPC subcommittee meetings, and dissertation defenses should be held in departmental conference rooms. If one departmental conference room is not available, faculty and staff should pursue availability with another department’s conference room.
Ø Dr. Daniels commented that the Counselor Education Conference room is often being used to hold classes outside of Education. Dean Emihovich suggested that Chairs inform faculty that no classes should be scheduled in any of the College conference rooms. Associate Dean Rod Webb will examine the issue of why classes outside Education are being scheduled in department conference rooms.
Committee members agreed unanimously to accept the new policy changes. Chairs will inform their faculty of these changes.
Dean Emihovich suggested the formation of a new Technology Advisory Committee and Development Advisory Board. The function of the Technology Advisory Committee will be to discuss and recommend technological resources for the College (e.g. use of software for shared scheduling, shared databases, new hardware purchases, etc.). The Development Advisory Board will help identify potential donors, assist with fundraising efforts, and establish strategies for long range planning. Dean’s Advisory Committee members agreed unanimously to have both committees act as Dean’s Advisory Committees. Dean Emihovich asked Chairs to submit faculty nominations to the Dean’s office.
Mary Driscoll proposed to committee members the possibility of establishing a case statement for the College. The case statement will include a list of priorities, strategic long range planning and identifying promising initiatives.
Dr. Don Pemberton distributed the Lastinger Center for Learning concept paper (2nd version) and a portfolio of programs for committee members to review. The Lastinger Center for Learning is a new institute dedicated to ensuring that Florida’s elementary schools will lead the nation in student achievement. Dr. Pemberton stated that he plans to work closely with local schools in Alachua County.
Dean Emihovich discussed creating an Office of Collaborative Assessment, Research and Evaluation for the purposes of building research capacity for faculty and potential faculty, and to seek external funding to assess learning outcomes for university and state programs. Staffing will consist of Assistant Dean or Director, program manager, grant specialist, and a fiscal person.
Dean Emihovich distributed articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “The Golden Rule, Part 1 and Part 2 (an inside look at the politics of academic careers). She asked committee members to read these for their personal enrichment.
Dean Emihovich suggested the idea of committee members producing administrative portfolios. The portfolios will serve as a tool for doing a self-assessment. She asked that committee members begin thinking about a five year plan for new faculty positions at the September 3 meeting for further discussion.
Future Agenda Items
Dean Webb announced that the book theft problem in Norman Hall has been addressed and precautions are being taken. Future agenda items will include parking garage issues (e.g., when gate comes down, parking for visitors and/or graduate students), Tenure and Promotion, upcoming SACS evaluation and NCATE accreditation visit, and constitutional amendments.