October 6, 2016
10:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center – Sportsman’s Lodge
In attendance: David Hough, Gilbert Brown, Denise Cunningham, Janice Duncan, Cathy Pearman, James Satterfield, James Sottile
The dean started the meeting after introducing LC members to the group attending the Southwest Missouri Cooperating Teacher’s Forum at the John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center – Sportsman’s Lodge. Nine forums are being conducted across the state of Missouri sponsored by the Missouri Network for Transforming Educator Preparation. Dr. Russ Brock, CLSE clinical instructor and coordinator of programs for the Southwest Regional Professional Development Center organized the meeting and facilitated group discussions. The goal is to gather information on what master teachers see as needs to improve student teaching experiences. Some LC members noted that criteria need to be established to determine how to identify master teachers. Dr. Brock will work with Dean Hough to develop a report to be shared with the LC et al. Data from all nine forums will be aggregated by the MoTEP group and shared statewide.
At the last AAA meeting, conversations occurred related to faculty reporting of sick leave and other time away from work. More clarification is needed as some LC members reported that the Faculty Senate has not yet endorsed this policy. Cathy Pearman will have more information on this after she attends a meeting next week. Another topic discussed was variance statements for hiring per course that do not have advanced degrees. Regarding per course hires, the dean would like to talk to department heads prior to submitting paperwork to interview/hire per course faculty.
The dean received an email regarding supplemental course fee requests for FY18. The email will be forwarded to everyone. Requests need to be submitted on the form included in the email to the dean by November 1st.
Department heads discussed their Requests for Positions, per the Strategic Hiring Plan that were submitted by September 30th. Denise Cunningham discussed the two submitted by her department. Asst. Professor, CFD: This would help fill the demand for classes that they have. They currently have numerous per course faculty and would like a full-time person for stability. Asst. Professor, ECE: The program is growing. It is a difficult area to find people with the right degree. James Satterfield discussed his two submitted. Clinical Instructor, SPE O&M, B&L Vision: Whereas they do not have a large number of students and the program needs to grow, very few universities in the state offer the degree. They are currently using people from SWRPDC and it would be better to have their own faculty member. Assistant Professor, SPE Pre K-12 Mild/Moderate: They need someone to teach the classes and could continue with a clinical line or make it an assistant professor position. Cathy Pearman discussed her two submitted. Assistant Professor EDC345/Diversity: They did hire one person this year. They have five to six sections each semester and need someone who would also go to West Plains. Assistant Professor SFR780/Educational Research: One professor teaches three sections. Summer and fall are the busiest times with three to four sections. Currently hiring per course to help cover classes. Would like a full time faculty member for consistency. The person hired could also teach some other courses.
Dean Hough explained next steps, i.e., Budget Committee recommendations, Faculty Advisory Council rankings, and final decisions by the LC. He noted that COE will have some retirements effective this fall and at the end of summer 2017. The dean is working with Financial Services and the Provost’s Office to determine how much money will be available for new hires. He and the COE budget officer, Ms. Teresa Steele, will meet with University staff prior to the BC meeting to determine the amount of on-going salary funds available. He “guesstimates” COE will have enough new money to hire 1.25 FTE faculty.
Everyone reviewed the sixth draft of the draft policy to support reimbursement for mileage for practicum oversight. The designated budget account, “from program support” was removed. All agreed to support the policy as presented. It will be posted on the COE website and shared yet again with the BC and FAC at their meetings later this month.
Gilbert discussed how they were working on the “One Missouri” proposal to get it going this past year. Gilbert, James Satterfield and the dean visited superintendents and their cabinets at Hickman Mills, Raytown, Pattonville and Riverview Gardens. Currently, all but Raytown would like to help work with them on recruiting students to attend our university in the education field. Gilbert said he is working with James on developing a one-week summer program. Student would be housed on campus. Parents would come for Parents Weekend. Our college would sponsor the program, but would need additional funding, as well. Gilbert estimates the cost to be approximately $300,000.00; however, no specifics have been detailed thus far. Dean Hough has asked Drs. Brown and Satterfield to detail a plan that includes an itemized budget for consideration by the BC, FAC, and LC. The goal is to bring juniors and seniors to the campus and look at ways to help them financially, socially and educationally. Denise volunteered to help them as needed. Gilbert, James, Denise and the dean will be making another visit to Pattonville on October 31st. They will talk to the counselors and some of the teachers about encouraging students to attend MSU. Dean Hough noted these are the districts with whom we are forming relationships over the past two years because they are schools recommended to use by the State Board of Education / Missouri Equity Plan members, et al., and these superintendents are very supportive of our efforts. We also need to include schools from the rural Ozarks region. This is something that we can build on.
Letters from Human Resources were sent to staff affected by the Fair Labor Standards Act. If anyone has questions, contact the dean. James Satterfield was going to have the dean check on two people; Lois Jones and Julie Germann.
James Sottile reported that typically the College of Education leads usage per year for Digital Measures. Regarding certification and advisement, some changes are being made especially with advisement. He announced that a dean in another college who had refused to use DM in the past came back for a conference where she got inspired by someone from DM. That dean is now working with the Provost’s Office to bring a DM person to campus.
Fall Commencement on December 16th has been changed to 10:00 a.m. After a discussion, it was decided not to have a graduation reception because it would have to start at 7:30 a.m. Cathy informed the dean that Andrew Homburg had requested job descriptions for program coordinator positions for CAEP. We have a program coordinator policy that is posted in the Policy Library on the COE website. Departments follow these guidelines. Cathy will pass that information on to others.
The dean asked for ideas for the agenda for the COE Fall Faculty Meeting on November 11th. Information will be in The Hough Post tomorrow. RSVPs are due by October 28th. The LC agreed to the following agenda:
CAEP Update – James Sottile
Long-Range Plan Updates – dept. heads, Janice, Russ
Collaborations with Hickman Mills, etc. – Gilbert and James Satterfield
COE Mentoring Plan – Michele Smith
“Complete College Initiative” – Gilbert, James Sottile
- Our university wants to increase the graduation rate, make sure students who start, finish with a degree, faculty advisement is key
The dean asked Janice for Greenwood to have a role in the agenda. She will look at it when it is sent out and see how Greenwood could be integrated.
The meeting ended with Sharon reminding everyone about the COE Homecoming Events:
October 14: 1:30 p.m. One Room Schoolhouse Scholarship Presentation
October 15: COE Bearfest Village Tent, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., free food, games, prizes
Encourage people to attend.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:35 a.m.
Submitted by Sharon Lopinot