Dean's Council Minutes - April 10, 2015

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Dean's Council Minutes Friday, April 10, 2015

Attendees

Ron Rosati, Scott Mickelsen, Jan Gilbert, Eric Reed, Brad Ramsdale (absent), Jo Bek, Doug Smith (absent), Barb Berg, Dottie Evans, Paul Clark, Jennifer McConville, Catherine (Recorder)

The NCTA Dean’s Council Meeting was called to order at 12:00 p.m. with the above referenced individuals in attendance.

 WELCOME

  • Dr. Rosati welcomed everyone to the meeting

 APPROVE MEETING MINUTES FROM 4/3/2015

  • Minutes were approved by Dean’s Council as written

 BUILDING HOURS

  • Dean’s Council was handed a draft copy of updated building hours on campus stating when the buildings are opened and closed throughout the week.
  • Later closing times were proposed for the Livestock Teaching Center and Veterinary Technology Teaching complex.
  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays Paul will be responsible for locking Ag Hall due to him having Study Hall.
  • Jo Bek moved to have one round of closing at 7 P.M. and Library, LTC, VT and Student Union will close at 11 P.M. Scott Mickelsen seconded the motion. All Council members were in favor.

 NCTA CAMPUS MAP

  • An updated NCTA campus parking map was distributed to each Council member to review
  • One error on street spelling was corrected.
  • For next Dean’s Council, Eric’s road committee will bring back recommendations for road closures on campus.
  • Jan will bring the map back to next Dean’s Council for another look.

 PROMOTION UPDATE

  • Dr. Rosati handed each Council member the promotion policy procedure.
  • Each candidate who is eligible for promotion was informed about their eligibility through the Human Resource Office.
  • Jo Bek will meet with Faculty Senate and ask them for four recommendations for Promotion Review Committee and bring those recommendations back to our next Dean’s Council.

 FACULTY WORKLOAD

  • Dr. Rosati has sent an email with a spreadsheet for every faculty member to fill out a faculty workload form.
  • Low-enrolled classes will not count as part of faculty work load but they will count as part of service contribution.
  • Dr. Rosati would like to have a faculty workload sheet for each faculty member for their fall classes sent to him soon.
  • Details for online and dual credit classes will be discussed as well.
  • Dean’s Council also reviewed the faculty workload policy.
    • Dual credit is not addressed on this policy and needs to be.
      • Scott will work on the dual credit policy to incorporate this.
      • Online and face to face courses are treated the same.
      • The workload policy needs to be in place before HLC visits, and should be complete for fall 2015 school year.
      • A minimum number of students enrolled needs to be decided. We do have a policy in place to make exceptions for certain classes, which for example may be needed by a few students to graduate. Right now the Council is leaning towards having 8 as the minimal for lecture and 6 for lab class.
      • Dr. Rosati proposes that we bring the faculty workload policy back to next week’s Dean’s Council along with the low-enrolled class policy. Scott will bring the low-enrollment policy for the next Council meeting.

 PRESIDENT HANK BOUNDS’ TOUR/LUNCHEON

  • Dean’s Council reviewed the agendas for Tuesday, April 14 when the President will be on campus.
  • Dr. Rosati suggested that everyone make sure that they have their areas cleaned and ready to go. All other details have been taken care of.

 NEBRASKA BEGINNING FARMERS NETWORK MEETING APRIL 27, 2015

  • Agenda was reviewed and Dean’s Council was asked to have their areas cleaned and ready for the tour. It will be a similar tour to the President’s visit.

 CAMBRIDGE HS VISIT MAY 4, 2015

  • 75 Cambridge high school students will be on NCTA campus
  • Scott is working on an Ag Consortium with four 4 Nebraska high schools.
    • The students involved will graduate with a Diversified Ag Certificate.
    • Irrigation Tech and Chemical Application is also being considered.

 GRADUATION MAY 7, 2015

  • Bill Rishel of Rishel Angus in North Platte, Neb., has confirmed that he will be our commencement speaker.
  • Next Dean’s Council we will go over more details of graduation.

 RURAL FUTURES INSTITUTE FALL CONFERENCE OCTOBER 22, 2015

  • The Rural Futures Institute conference is at Innovation Campus in Lincoln and this year the remote site in the rural area is NCTA at Curtis.

 OTHER BUSINESS

  • No other business at this time.

 The Dean’s Council meeting was adjourned at 1:00 P.M. The next meeting will be on Thursday April 23 at 12:00 P.M. in the conference room, second floor of Ag Hall.

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