of Health Sciences
Minutes of CAC Meeting
October 29, 2008
Presiding: Dr. Paxton Oliver
Recording: Dr. Jessica Dolecheck
The College Administrative Council met in the Dean's
Conference Room from 3:30 to 4:20. Dr.
Oliver called the meeting to order.
In attendance: Dr..
Paxton Oliver, Dr. Florencetta Gibson, Ms. Emily Doughty, Mr. Brett Bennett, Ms. Debbie Wisenor, Dr. Jessica Dolecheck, Dr.
Judy Fellows, Ms. Beverly Jarrell, and Dr. Johanna Boult.
Absent but excused:
Ms. Donna Eichhorn
Dolecheck: Health Studies – Currently busy with advising
Bennett: RT –Reports that Jerry
McNeil plans to return for spring 2009 for teaching. Mr. Bennett is requesting submission of
priorities for space utilization before return to Nursing building and
will email request to Dean and Associate Dean
Gibson: Nursing –reports letter of
intent for MSN online program has been approved. Currently working on
proposal for MSN program.
Jarrell: Dental Hygiene –Ms. Jarrell and Dr. Fellows recently visited San Antonio to
inspect a mobile unit similar to the one COHS hopes to purchase.
Fellows – Meeting with many people in the community to update them on the
COHS initiatives. Dr. Fellows made a request to the Dean’s office that
she be included on emails regarding CAC meeting announcements and other
Oliver – A special thanks to Dr. Griswold for chairing the COHS
Homecoming Committee and organizing the tailgating event!
Home Page Re-design (Dr. Oliver)
Oliver and Ms. Barton are currently working on formats to use for
re-design of home page.
from Dept Heads and others will be requested regarding re-design.
Party (Dr. Oliver)
posed: What would Dept Heads and faculty like to do for this year’s Christmas
party? Dept Heads to ask faculty and bring ideas to next CAC meeting.
Policy (Dr. Oliver)
Heads should obtain all necessary official documentation before hiring
adjuncts such as official transcripts, vita, letters of reference, etc.
Adjunct hires should be treated same as full-time hires. Most
importantly, obtaining official transcripts needs to be improved upon.
- ULM Bookstore Issues
Dolecheck commented that online students are really challenged by not
receiving books for their 8 week courses.
Why are there never enough books ordered in the bookstore?
discussion of critical issues next time
Tel and Envision (Dr. Oliver)
12: Century Tel Breakfast 7:30-9:00 am; tables $160
13: Envision 6-8:30 pm; tables $240
Oliver to follow-up with faculty names submitted to Dean for Breakfast
event and Envision and will forward information to Dept Heads.
- Ms. Wisenor
suggested determining total numbers of COHS faculty in attendance to Envision
and sharing the cost with others.
Updates (Dr. Oliver)
All Departments submitted assessment information
Dr. Oliver has received feedback from COHS Assessment
Dr. Oliver to review and then discuss with Dept
Heads suggestions and revisions per their individual plan next week.
regarding COHS student
organizations not being represented fairly as clinical rotations and
community health care events are not considered like social events are.
Oliver indicated that modifications are needed so that our student
organizations are represented better.
- Ms. Wisenor
suggested that Student Life and Leadership are making unreasonable
requests for student participation given that many of our COHS students
are on their internships and off campus which then seems to penalize our
Oliver commented that an initial meeting needs to be arranged with key
personnel and Dept Heads/COHS administration to address concerns.
Dr. Gibson- High school students in the Northeast area are planning to
on February 5, Thursday 8-12 am. They will visit each COHS department to
gain a better understanding of our degree programs. Dept Heads
volunteered to speak with students.
Contact Dr. Gibson if questions arise. Agenda coming soon.
in Sugar: Boiler unit to be turned on before mid November.
Saturday, November 8
Set-up – Friday, November 7, 8-11:30, 2nd floor SUB
Breakout session: 9:30 am Stubbs 100, Dean to speak
with students, Dept Heads or faculty welcome to attend, if desired
Browse: 10:30-12:00, 2nd floor SUB, department
representative should plan to be at their board display by 10:00 am.
Copy machine in the Dean’s Office: Departments
will have codes soon; each department will be charged for paper only.
Sandra contacted Gayle Parker who sent an email stating
that each department received their lab fees in their budgets at the beginning
of 2008-2009 year. A handout was provided to each Dept Head regarding total
amount of lab fee money placed in their perspective accounts.
Dr. Oliver re-enforced to Dept Heads not to call Gail
Parker regarding this issue
Any questions regarding lab fees should be directed to
Questions posed by CAC:
these Lab fees listed for the entire year or for the semester?
the Dean’s office get a % of these lab fees?
yes, then what was the % and was that already taken of the total amount as
shown on handout?
provided unclear; is there another document that could clarify how these total
amounts were determined for each department?
is the procedure for the application fees for each department? Are the
departments getting those application fees back to their budget?
Dept Heads get prior budget information from Sandra
Dolecheck was asked to search for previous COHS Budget Committee minutes regarding