Just a couple of announcements as we all prepare for a break!
The search for the new associate deans is now complete and I am happy to announce that Jorge Rebaza and Erich Steinle have accepted the positions noted below and will begin their duties on June 1, 2015.
I want to take a moment and publically thank Xingping Sun for his four years as associate dean. He helped to pave the way to where we are today with more clearly defined duties. Xingping was willing to try any project that he was given. He moved us forward on the Professional Science Masters option within the MNAS and helped the first two students to graduate from the program! He was there to help with many, many recruitment activities! Most importantly he was there for the students who needed help and guidance from the dean’s office. Thank you – Xingping!!!! I wish you all the best as you continue with your strong research program in the mathematics department.
Research – Associate Dean Dan Beckman
- Stronger Connection to Research Administration
- Build Interdisciplinary Teams within CNAS (also with OTC and/or others within MSU)
- Help to Mentor New Faculty in research
- Provide Research Professional Development Opportunities
- Locate and forward grant opportunities to department heads, center directors and faculty
- Monitor the public lecture series (with Bob Patterson) and help Gale with flyers and publicity
- Encourage Grant Submissions
- Submit 1 STEM retention/recruitment grant proposal each year
- Write a note to everyone who gets a grant in CNAS recognizing their accomplishments (cc Dean and Nicki Donnelson)
- Monitor Digital Measures for research information (peer reviewed publications for sure – maybe presentations)
- Encourage participation in IDF each year
- Chair a college committee (doesn’t currently exist) to run CNAS Undergraduate Research Day each year
Student – Associate Dean Jorge Rebaza
- Recruitment (undergraduate)
- Ex officio on college recruitment committee – undergraduate only
- Pro-active student retention/success plan for college
- Student suspension/probation.
- Be an active participant in the college LLC. Forward all CNAS activities to the LLC coordinator so students attend meetings/events.
- Ex officio on student appeal committee.
- Handles all student waivers, overloads etc.
- Handles most student issues – keeps dean informed of all of these!
- Ex-officio on college council
MNAS/PSM/STEM Education – Associate Dean Erich Steinle
- Recruitment (graduate)
- Keep track of MNAS program and students and assistantships
- Chair MNAS committee.
- Coordinate all MNAS applications with departments
- PSM – in charge of growing this program to 10 students/year by 2017
- STEM Education – Serve as the leader of this committee. Be informed of K-12 education issues. Coordinate all faculty/staff in this area. (This involves all BSED and MSED programs in the college.)
Summer Session starts on June 8 as well as the first session of SOAR!
Summer Commencement is July 31.
As you plan ahead for the fall 2015 semester here are some important dates for your calendars –
August 10-11 – New Faculty and Graduate Student Orientation
30th Showcase on Teaching and Learning: How Learning Works Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The keynote speaker is Dr. Michele DiPietro, co-author of How Learning Works. Dr. DiPietro will distill the research and scientific approaches to how students learn by providing relevant and case-based examples that can easily be integrated into the teaching of any discipline. For more information, email the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning or visit the Showcase webpage.
Thursday, August 13 – All Faculty Luncheon
Sunday, August 16 – New Student Convocation at 2:00 PM in JQH Arena
Monday, August 17 – Fall Semester Classes Begin Today
Thursday, August 20 – CNAS All Faculty Meeting – State of the College Address – 3:30-5:00 PM,President Smart and Provost Einhellig will be joining us!
Thank you for all you do every day! Our students appreciate it! I appreciate it!