Deans Council Minutes (2001-2002)
Present: Sharon Aiken-Wisniewski, Bruce Bowen, Bruce Davis, Gary Dohrer (attended for Gene Sessions), Dave Eisler, Ron Galli, David Greene, Warren Hill, John Lamborn (attended for Joan Hubbard), Kathleen Lukken, Ann Millner, Monica Mize, June Phillips, Richard Sadler, Paul Thompson, John Valletta, Michael Vaughan, Lydia Wingate
Olympics (Craig Dearden, Guest): For the 2002 Olympics the university will announce the following:
- classes will not meet February 4-26,
- for Feb. 4-22, office hours will be 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- staff will be granted two additional personal holidays to be used during Feb. 4-22
for this period, employees will be allowed to carry forward their vacation hours
- Additional police officers will be on campus, both staying in our dormitories and campus patrols will be increased. It is suggested that deans consider having one door to their building during this period. Training possibilities for staff during this period should be investigated.
Grades: With Spring semester starting January 2, it is very important faculty members turn their grades in on time. Deans were asked to encourage their faculty to follow the policy of having them turned in by the Tuesday after Commencement. For Fall semester this is December 18th, 3 pm.
Transfer Student Recruitment: Bruce Bowen distributed a summary of the Virtual Transfer program plans. The purpose of this project is to increase the number of students transferring to WSU. The Virtual Transfer program allows students to get a head-start on their upper division course work by taking WSU On-line courses while maintaining their current enrollment at a community college. Several programs were identified as places to begin this effort.
Budget: Earlier this week the President sent out an announcement containing a piece from Governor Mike Leavitt. It announced that additional actions have been made to keep the budget in balance as the impact of a slowing economy affects state revenue collections. Governor Leavitt views education as the foundation for an economic recovery. In order to protect education, he plans on dipping into the state’s rainy day fund to finish this year. Deans were asked to start planning their budget for the coming year.
Department Chair Training: Last week a PREP training session was held for department chairs. Deans were advised to conclude the PREP process during fall semester.
A training session on Tenure/Promotion Issues for 1st and 2nd year new department chairs has been tentatively scheduled for November 15.
The naming of the Education Building will take place on November 13.
Meeting adjourned 3:37 p.m.