“The Hough Post”
January 13, 2020
Volume 8, Number 16
RSVP by this Friday, January 17th- COE Spring Faculty Meeting
If you have not already done so, please RSVP to Sharon Lopinot, Executive Assistant at SharonLopinot@missouristate.edu by this Friday, January 17th. We need to provide an accurate number of attendees to Bass Pro so they can plan the right amount of food for breakfast and lunch.
The meeting will be held on January 24, 2020, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm, at the John A. & Genny Morris Conservation Center – Sportsman’s Lodge, 600 West Sunshine – Springfield, MO. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Focus will be on marketing, recruitment, and retention.
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Springfield Business Journal’s 2020 “40 Under 40”
Congratulations to Rachel Heinz, Bear POWER Director for being selected as one of Springfield Business Journal’s 2020 “40 Under 40”, recognizing the area’s brightest and most accomplished up-and-coming community leaders. Rachel will be honored during SBJ’s “40 Under 40” awards celebration. Each honoree will be profiled in the March 23rd edition of the Springfield Business Journal.
MarooNation Balls are designed to connect alumni and friends. The College of Education will host a table at each of the following events
- January 18 – St. Louis
Attendees: Robin Koerber, Sara Tipton, Reesha and Brandon Adamson, Katie and Jacob Reft, Yorba and Brian McQueary, Sarah Gurney and Jack Scatizzi
- February 1 – Kansas City
- May 29 – Springfield
For more information, contact Dr. James Satterfield or Dr. Barri Tinkler.
Bears In Every Building
Pictured below are BIEBS who received their “swag” recently. A “Winter Gathering” will be held on January 31st for 70 Bears who will discuss activities throughout 2020 and beyond. If you can help make “swag” deliveries, contact Rhonda Bishop at RhondaBishop@missouristate.edu.
The spring 2020 cohort of new Bear Power students were on campus last Friday for the University’s Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) day. President Smart and Deputy Provost Craig, joined Dean Hough, Rachel Heinz, and Bear Power staff for a brief orientation prior to the SOAR session. The group is pictured below.
MSU received the final site visit report with corrections from the CAEP review team on Dec. 9, 2019. We have completed a draft of the rejoinder responding to feedback from the review team. If anyone would like to provide input on the rejoinder, a hard copy is available for review in Dr. Tinkler’s office (Hill 211). We will be submitting the rejoinder on Friday, Jan. 17. Please provide input no later than Wednesday, Jan. 15.
The CAEP Accreditation Council will meet on April 24 – 27, 2020, to review the Self-Study, the Site Team Report, and our Rejoinder before making a final accreditation decision. The COE Dean’s Office will announce that decision as soon as we have it in hand.
Bull Mills Property Ready for Faculty & Students
On Thursday of last week the MSU Foundation provided COE a copy of the Estate Agreement with Bob and Barb Kipfer, owners of Bull Mills property that has been donated to COE. Dean Hough is scheduling a meeting at the property later this winter or early spring to explore options for its use. The expectation is that interested faculty will soon be able to tour the property and discover ways to incorporate environmental education and sustainability into course work, as appropriate. Several faculty across MSU colleges are already connected to Bull Mills per research agendas and personal projects. If you have an interest in touring the property and/or learning more about the opportunities for you and your students, please contact Sharon Lopinot. Sharon is the COE point person who will help coordinate visits to Bull Mills.
Faculty and staff in CLSE and throughout the COE send a heartfelt note of support to Dr. Kim Finch and her family, per the loss of Kim’s husband, Sam, last week. Services were held Sunday.
Dr. James Satterfield has appointed Dr. Jeffrey Cornelius-White to the position of assistant department head, CLSE. Jef’s term of appointment is effective immediately and will run until April 30, 2020. During this time Jef will work closely with Dr. Satterfield on annual reviews, scheduling, overseeing faculty and staff searches, and managing routine CLSE matters. In addition, Jef will attend COE department head meetings, Leadership Council, Budget Committee, P & T Seminars, Academic Administrators’ Assembly, and other meetings such as the Provost’s Academic Leadership Council when COE must be represented by the dean, associate dean, or a department head.
In December 2019, Dean Hough appointed a CLSE Department Head Search Committee with Dr. Barri Tinkler as chair. The Dean has given that committee its charge, and they have already begun their work. Dean Hough charged the committee with recruiting applicants, including those from traditionally underrepresented groups, and asked them to vet applications to produce a “short list” of qualified individuals for final consideration. Dean Hough stressed the need for members to ensure all CLSE faculty and staff are afforded multiple opportunities to participate in the new department head search process. If a permanent department head is not hired by the time Dr. Satterfield leaves the position on April 30, 2020, Dr. Cornelius-White has agreed to serve as interim department head until the position is filled, not to exceed one year. To do this in compliance with University policy, the search must be underway and ongoing.
Welcome aboard, Dr. Jeffrey Cornelius-White.
Contact Joi Hook for more information: JoiHook@MissouriState.edu
All notes/minutes from Leadership Council, Faculty Advisory Council, Budget Committee, and College Council are on the COE website: https://education.missouristate.edu/
Keep Calm & January On,