Tuesday, October 17, 2000
Tuesday, October 17, 2000
Room 101, Administration Building
Room 101, Administration Building
I. CALL TO ORDER
Dr. Anderson called the meeting to order at
II. ROLL CALL
Members Present: Duane C. Anderson, Pamla Armstrong, Dennis Boe, Bob Feighner, Kurt Jackson, Carlotta Lockmiller, Linda Mitchusson, Bill Osborne, Jack Paschall, Charles Perry, Alvin Turner, C. J. Vires, Bruce Weems
Members Absent: Shirley Talley, Nancy Thomason
Others Present: Marilyn Cole, Holly Sewell
Recorder: Sue Milner
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the September 26, 2000, meeting
were approved as posted on the web.
IV. UNIT REPORTS
School of Humanities and Social Sciences-Dr. Alvin Turner
Dr. Turner announced that Russian Cosmonauts
were scheduled to be on campus and in the surrounding area this week. They will
speak in the Dorothy Summers Theatre Tuesday evening, October 17.
NCA Self-Study Coordinator-Dr. Carlotta Lockmiller
The North Central Self-Study is
Assessment and Institutional Research Center-Dr. Kurt Jackson
The enrollment demographics report has been
completed. Work is in progress on the annual assessment report. Data for
critical thinking is finished.
Continuing Education and Community Service-Ms. Nancy Thomason
Ms. Thomason is the President of the
Association of Continuing Higher Education for 2000-2001.
Mr. Cleveland Smith has been employed as
Coordinator of Residential Training grant. He is replacing John Wingard.
School of Education and Psychology-Dr. Bill Osborne
The Title II Plan has been filed with the
School of Mathematics and Sciences-Dr. Bruce Weems
September 30, Dr. Anita Walker and Dr. Robert Ferdinand
hosted 32 high school women to increase interest in women majoring in
The Oklahoma Junior Academy meeting will be at
Oral Roberts University November 11, 2000. ECU will have several faculty and
students presenting papers at that meeting.
A 2+2 arrangement has been worked out with
Seminole Junior College for some students there.
Registrar-Ms. Pamla Armstrong
Enrollment is next week.
Ms. Armstrong reported on the success of the
Registrars' Association meeting. Ms. Lauri Speed took some ECU international
students to give a presentation, Mrs. Cherilee Walker's women of the ECU Jazz
Choir performed, and Mr. Bret Jones' theatre group did a skit. All did a
Computer Services-Mr. Bob Feighner
Faculty are receiving computers that were
The phone system will be changed during the
week of fall break . Jim Waller has done the major work on this. Even though a
building's phone system may be down, incoming calls can be received through the
Libraries-Dr. Charles Perry
Dr. Perry recommends reading the Illustrated
Rocket Encyclopedia, published in 1959.
Grants and Research Information Center-Mr. C. J. Vires
The Institutional Goals Inventory questionnaire
has been distributed and is due October 27, 2000.
ECU has 5.7 million in grant awards.
Faculty Senate-Dr. Dennis Boe
The Faculty Senate is exploring the question of
students correcting papers of other students. This may be a violation and will
need to be reviewed with an attorney.
Dr. Boe asked that inquiring students be
encouraged to attend the OSLEP presentations at the University of Oklahoma.
These hours may be used in a number of ways in their degree program plan.
School of Graduate Studies-Dr. Jack Paschall
Dr. Paschall thanks those who participated in
the Ardmore Higher Education Board of Directors Meeting, September 28, on ECU's
IV. AGENDA OF VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC
October 18 Evening classes do meet Wednesday.
October 24-27 Early enrollment for spring, 2001.
October 26-27 Little Dixie
October 27 BOROC Meeting at Southwestern Oklahoma State University
October 30 Walk-in enrollment begins.
November 7 Beginning freshmen orientation and
Fall Enrollment for Spring
Deans are to see that advisors are available
Horace Mann-Completion of Office Renovation
The renovation of faculty offices has begun.
Those remaining will be scheduled during the Christmas break. This is the first
major renovation in a long time.
Renovation in Science Hall
A face lift is being done on the interior of
the Science Hall as a result of money donated to complete that project. The air
conditioning has been fixed. Classrooms and offices in the basement will be
considered for renovation. Major work will be done in the Dorothy Summers
Theatre. It will receive new drapes and electrical work to offset some of those
long standing problems.
Status of Old Library Renovation
The data processing, telecommunications, and
administrative offices will be housed in the old library. Architects have been
on campus and supplied drawings for ECU to review.
ACT Recruitment Lists
This will be discussed at the Deans
Medal for Excellence in College/University Teaching
Nomination forms were provided for excellence
in teaching. Nominations should be for those who have received awards for local
Telephone System Change
Instructions for receiving calls during the
telephone change are available via e-mail. The real benefit will the addition of
Fall Preliminary Data Report
Dr. Anderson distributed the State Regents
publication on degrees conferred in 1998-99. Also, distributed was the
Preliminary Enrollment Report for Oklahoma Higher Education, Fall 2000. Deans
may be interested in how ECU compares with other universities' headcount, FTE
enrollment, and first-time freshmen enrollment.
A. Faculty leave and vacation time: Dr.
Anderson asked the Council to notify him before taking annual leave and when,
for other reasons, they will not be on campus.
B. There is some progress in developing a
rotation schedule for off-campus classes.
C. The Stokes Lecture is scheduled for Monday,
October 30. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture at 7:30 in the Estep
Room. Talita DeNeagri, State Teacher of the Year, has been selected to
D. The annual Business Economic Conference is
set for November 3 at 8:00-11:30 a.m. AAC members are invited to attend the
breakfast and the conference.
VI. AGENDA OF THE ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR
Student Evaluation of Faculty Teaching Effectiveness
Student evaluations have been distributed.
Those should be returned to Dr. Talley. The evaluation form is different for
students enrolled in OneNet off-campus.
New Faculty Seminar & Advising
Next week, those who are linking up with
mentors should work with that mentor and see how the advising process occurs. At
the end of next week, deans should inform Dr. Anderson which new faculty did a
sufficient amount of advising with their mentor that they feel comfortable with
letting them advise students in the spring.
VII. AAC GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
(13) Implement the new Bachelor of General
Studies degree program, and the new options (MIS in Business Administration, and
Education Technology in the MED- Secondary Education.
Work is in progress on a proposal for a
Bachelor of General Studies degree program. The new options, MIS in Business
Administration and Education Technology in the MED Secondary Education have been
approved by the OSRHE. The MIS program has eight majors in the area and has
excellent enrollment. The Education Technology program needs some promotion
Requests being sent to Regents for
consideration are the Master of Education in Secondary Education (Sports
Administration Option) and the Master in Library Science Media.
ECU's preliminary proposal to NATA begins the
process to accredit our Athletic Trainer program. This must be done by 2003 for
graduating students to be certified trainers.
(14) Implement the BSN program at SOSU.
This program has been implemented. Dr. Deborah
Flowers has been named coordinator of that program at SOSU.
(15) Maintain existing sponsored program
(grants) activity level and increase participation and success rate of academic
schools in securing external monies in support of the university's
ECU had under 2 million at this period last
year. We hope to be about 3 or 4 hundred thousand than last years'. It is
expected that two or three Eisenhower proposals will be captured.
VIII. OLD BUSINESS
Research Day at UCO, October 27, 2000
Two vans are reserved for the trip to UCO for
those participating in Research Day. The day is also enrollment for beginning
freshmen, which must be considered.
Status of Department Brochures
A memo from Rebecca Kennedy was distributed. It
outlined the status of each department's brochures. Photos are needed from some
NCA "Levels of Implementation"
This will be discussed at Deans Council
Legal Issues Conference - October 4-5
Dr. Anderson expressed his appreciation to all
those attending the Legal Issues Conference. Some of the programs were very well
There was good attendance by faculty and
Status of Web Page Updates
Some departments need work.
Institutional Goals Inventory
The document has been distributed to all
faculty and professional staff. It is important to complete and return this
There being no further business, the meeting
was adjourned at 10:50 a.m. The Deans Council Meeting followed.
Duane C. Anderson
Vice President for Academic Affairs