Minutes for CAC Meeting
February 3, 2010
Presiding: Dean Ryman
Recording: Dr. Fellows
The College Administrative Council (CAC) met in the Dean’s conference room. Dr. Ryman called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.
Members Present: Dean Ryman, Dr. Oliver, Dr. Fellows, Dr. Gibson, Ms. Calk, Dr. Dolecheck, Dr. Doughty, Ms. Jarrell, Ms. Wisenor, Mr. Bennett, Dr. Boult.
I. COHS Newsletter
A. Dr. Ryman distributed a hard copy of the
II. Update from Dean’s meeting
At the Dean’s meeting, Dr. Richters commended
Speech-Language Pathology and used them as an example for their retention
efforts and that they should be used an example for other departments outside
B. Dr. Richters also praised the Nursing program during the Dean’s meeting. He reported that he was speaking to an on-line RN to BSN student at an event. When he asked the student how he liked the program and its organization, interaction, and ability to contact the faculty, the student had high praise for the program.
Other parts of
B. Dr. Ryman reminded the CAC that at the last meeting he had mentioned the need for a referral process targeting students who do not get into one of the professional programs. Following that meeting, Dr. Dolecheck began meeting with all of the department heads to discuss what happens to their students who are not accepted into the professional program. She has developed a parallel 2 + 2 program wherein students who do not get into a professional program can continue in a positive direction toward degree completion. Students would have the option of re-applying to the program the next year after they had, for example, improved their GPA. This plan will keep students moving in a positive direction toward completion. By including this plan with letters of non-acceptance (rejection), it becomes a viable option to obtain a Health Studies degree with course by course substitutions and a website link.
Discussion was also held regarding
III. Other course updates
A. Nutrition course: Will be available by this summer.
B. General microbiology: on-line students are required to have a 3 hour course and lab. Dr. Griswold in Health Studies can provide the lecture portion. If a more clinical slant is put on the course it will be useful to more students. Dr. Ryman will purchase the lab software to enhance the course. This would require a curriculum change and could potentially accommodate 255-300 people. Any pre-nursing or dental hygiene student would be required to take it. This course needs to be offered no later than fall 2010. Only the on-line students could take the on-line course. On campus students would be required to take the course on campus.
Ms. Wisenor mentioned the on-line course at
Potential for some substantial funding from the City of
B. Dr. Ryman and Dr. Fellows are constantly seeing potential donors in the office. Will be seeing the President of BancorpSouth next week.
C. Donors are being told about all of the activities in the COHS, naming opportunities, and the need to develop scholarships for different departments.
V. Nursing building
A. Would like to take the CLS site visitors on a tour of the renovated facility.
B. Working with Office of Development on a packet for potential donors – cost of naming an office, etc.
C. All stops are being pulled out to get people to contribute to the building.
D. At the next CAC, Dr. Ryman will update regarding active participation from Nursing, CLS, and RT.
E. Moving will happen in early summer with a one day move and the entire college will participate. Volunteers throughout the college will be assigned to every individual that has to move. It will be a college event rather than a department exodus.
VI. Adjunct on-line funds
A. Dr. Ryman has funds available for department heads to use as they wish.
Thursday, Dr. Ryman and Dr. Dolecheck will accompany
President Cofer to
B. Speech-Language Pathology has received notification of continued accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
CLS students receive training. On April 15th, CLS faculty, Dean
Ryman, a ULM Media Relations representative and photographer will tour
The meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.