August 22, 2019
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
In attendance: Barri Tinkler, Denise Cunningham, Kim Dubree, Janice Duncan, Karen Engler, Judy Gregg, Travis Marler, Juli Panza, James Satterfield, Emmett Sawyer, Sharon Lopinot
Dr. Saibal Mitra – Professor, Physics Astronomy & Materials Sciences
Dr. Andrea Weber – Asst. Dean of Students & Dir. of Student Conduct, Office of Student Conduct
Dr. Mitra attended the meeting to discuss partnership opportunities in India. He presented “PowerPoint Hem Sheela Model School (MS): An Introduction”. Dr. Mitra had a few Study Away programs there with MSU students. Facts about the school:
- Established in 1995 in Dugapur, India
- The religious diversity is 80% Hindus, 14% Muslims, 2.3% Christians, and 1.7% Sikh
- There are three campuses, the main one, Dandabad, and Khatguria
- The 4,000 students consist of pre-nursey to grade 12, with 200 teachers
- Students in pre-nursery through grade 10 study every subject and all speak English
- Students take the board exam on each subject at the end of 10th Grades 11-12 follow 3 streams: science, humanities and commerce
- The Khatguria Campus is for families where most families only earn $2.00 a day. It is very basic, but provides a good education.
- There are not many students with disabilities that attend
- Drury has a sister school relationship with them since 2002. Students from Drury have conducted their practicums there for credit.
You can go to their website for more information: www.hemsheela.in. Barri said that per Dean Hough, to let him know if any faculty or any of them would want to work on a partnership or study away with the school.
Andrea Weber attended to discuss resources from the Dean of Students Office. She is the chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) and presented a PowerPoint on “Addressing Student Behavior”. The goal of the team is to prevent and provide early intervention to students with problematic behavior that raises concern within the university community. The BIT committee meets every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sometimes they bring in others depending on what they are discussing. The team should be notified if a student noticeably has annoying behaviors such as staring, disrespectful/rude behavior, threatening to sue, crying, not listening or doing homework. The team can sometimes piece together the whole picture. Sometimes this behavior is not only happening in one classroom, but also others. Some threatening and concerning behaviors/indicators include acts of physical aggression, threats of violence, mention of weapons or violence to solve problems. This definitely should be reported to the MSU Safety Office or Springfield police first. Then the BIT should be informed. Andrea explained the various interventions they do if needed. There is an online referral form on the Dean of Students website. You can be anonymous if you prefer. It is important to document student behaviors, our conversations/interventions and the student’s response. Contact Andrea if you would like further information or have her present at one of your meetings. She stressed it is better to report something than not to. Some LC members stated that there are probably a number of faculty that don’t know about the BIT. It was suggested for the Dean to put something in the next Hough Post and Sharon was asked to forward the presentation to everyone.
Dean Hough asked Barri to remind the department heads that Stacey Funderburk will be in contact with each of them this semester to discuss department/program goals, student recruitment initiatives and potential services by Educational and Design Services.
Sharon will start working on the COE Fact Sheet which has department, program, faculty and staff information. She will contact department/unit heads for proofing/adding information.
COE Fall commencement is December 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at JQH Arena. There will not be a graduation reception this year due to the early commencement time.
Denise discussed a new form for faculty to complete to request purchases with their start-up funds. It follows the new policy, but has specifics regarding approval by department head first, then to the dean, etc. Sharon will email the draft document to the department heads. Department heads were asked to approve or send suggestions/changes to Denise by Friday, August 30.
Barri attended the MoTAC meeting with Judy and Emmett. There were discussions on how to understand the components of the APR and how scores are calculated. Data will be provided internally on first year surveys even for programs that have a small number of respondents.
The Citizen Scholar Award is a special Board of Governors program to recognize outstanding citizen scholars at the university. Six winners are selected each year. The deadline is September 12th. The Dean would like to see students from our college nominated. Juli Panza is working on one. Sharon will send the link to everyone for specifics.
Barri gave an update on CAEP. The team is responding to the formative feedback they received. They will send their response on August 30th. They are finishing Standard 5 today. Copies of the feedback they received will be available in her office for faculty to look at.
The MSTA FTA College Fair is in Columbia on November 13, from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. An 8’ x 8’ booth costs $500.00. Denise said they attended two years ago and approximately 12 students asked for information on education programs. It was suggested to send Katie Hash from Advisement, and someone from one of the education programs. Denise will inform the Dean.
Ximena Uribe-Zarain created accounts for faculty in Qualtrics. The program has now been migrated to the MSU website with a single sign-on. People can now self-enroll by entering their BearPass and Login. More specific information will be in the next Hough Post.
Around the Table
They hired four new full-time Instructors. They also have a number of new part-time teachers. Enrollment is at 385. Ten years ago it was 341. They are running out of space.
They are working on two searches to replace Kimberly Stormer and Beth Hurst. Steve Jones has a meeting next week with superintendents in the Plato area to try to establish a cohort for the MATL and SETL.
The fall student teachers total 291. Of them, 15 – 20 have been hired as the teacher of record. Karla Ferguson is leaving at the end of the month. They are conducting a search for her position. John Reinert is working on compliances.
MEES training was held last week. Tonight they meet with Cooperating Teachers. She and Emmett met with SEC302 instructors regarding Taskstream responsibilities. They meet with EDC150 instructors next week.
The college will have a tent at BearFest Village on Saturday, October 26th. She will be emailing departments to find out the names of faculty who sponsor groups and contact them to see if they would like to have a table for games at the event.
They have a late hire for counseling, Dr. Kelly Wynne, From Greenville, North Carolina. She will start September 2nd.
Some students have been asking if they are still required to subscribe to Taskstream. The answer is yes.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:22 a.m.
Submitted by Sharon Lopinot, Executive Assistant II