General Faculty Meeting
8 Sep 94
  1. General Watts -- General Comments: The year is off to a "great start," enrollment looks good, the budget (including pay raises) looks goods.

    Suzanne (Edwards) Ozment will be preparing the response to the SACS report; President Watts is comfortable with the situation as it presently stands.

    Concerning assessment. Faculty are asked to cooperate with the Dean for Assessment and Planning (Spike Metts); the college has a very short time frame for compliance with various CHE, SACS, and internal deadlines.

    Strategic planning is an absolute must. The committee chaired by Professor Mailloux is well underway.

    Focus 95. Academic endeavor must be a priority during the current year. President Watts is cognizant and happy with the emphasis and importance of academic excellence. Items noted were the revised 24-hour schedule; faculty advisors to various activities were thanked for their efforts.

    The college intends to revise its various fund raising programs: CDF, Development Office, and Brigadier Club. Faculty are asked to anticipate this change.

  2. Dean Poole -- Recap of the 1993-94 year: Accomplishments

    The Board of Visitors will incorporate representation from the faculty in the form of the Chair of Faculty Council as well as an additional elected, rotating member of faculty. The Chair of Faculty Council will also be working with various BoV committees.

    The Campus Residents Association has been initiated.

    Various repairs to Capers Hall have been undertaken.

    Salaries: A performance pay raise was implemented at mid-year; resolution of inequities has begun and is continuing.

    The accreditation process was undertaken; a Planning and Assessment Office was established; a strategic planning process was instituted.

    Faculty House has been refurbished (as a part of the food service contract)

    A satellite disk has been placed on top of Bond Hall; this will expand multimedia capacity.

    An evaluation process for deans and department heads has been started.

    The evening college and graduate programs have been reorganized into the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

    Graduation exercises have been streamlined: summer graduation has been eliminated, an informal recognition ceremony takes place in January.

    A campus committee to review human subjects research has been established.

  3. Professor Tucker: Chair of Faculty Council

    Student evaluation of instruction: during Professor Coussons as Chair of Council, a committee was formed and is chaired by Professor Siskind; a report is due soon.

    Currently attention is being given to the policy on course waivers given learning disabled students; presently, the policy is not definitive. The curriculum and instruction committee is examining this; a response in the near term is anticipated.

    A faculty committee to _create_ the Campus Residents Association has been named. Since the residents include spouses, staff, and administrators in addition to faculty, the organization will need to take these constituencies into consideration.

  4. Professor Mailloux: Chair of Strategic Planning

    The committee has been reorganized/reconstituted to include more elements of the college community. The Board of Visitors also has a representative to Strategic Planning.

    Dean Poole and President Watts have been very supportive of the process, "it [strategic planning] will be done."

    The committee has a budget which will include a consultant for a workshop and release time for the chair.

    All campus budgeting will be linked through Strategic Planning!

    Faculty support and involvement was solicited!

    Task forces include (text of mission statements provided later by Dean Poole)
    Educational Programs (Suzanne Ozment): In concert with the mission statement of the college, the task force on educational programs will address questions such as 1) what will be the nature and goals of the learner at The Citadel (both day and evening, undergraduate and graduate) in the year 2000? 2) what is the content of the curriculum which will allow and assist these students to achieve their goals? and 3) what are the nature and needs of the faculty which could best develop and implement this curriculum?

    Financial and Physical Resources (Bud Askins): In concert with the mission statement of the college, the task force on financial and physical resources will determine what the financial and physical resources of The Citadel will be in the year 2000 and how best to develop and make use of these resources to achieve the college's educational goals.

    Institutional Effectiveness (Hack Ezell): In concert with the mission statement of the college, the task force on institutional effectiveness will make recommendations for establishing meaningful assessment of all Citadel programs and services, as well as for using the results of assessment in program improvement and future planning and allocation of resources.

    Institutional Organization (Larry Moreland): In concert with the mission statement of the college, the task force on institutional organization will determine what academic and administrative organization will best allow The Citadel to achieve its educational goals during the next five years.

    Student Development (John Carter): In concert with the mission statement of the college, the task force on student development will determine the proper role of student services and activities, including intercollegiate athletics, in achieving the educational goals of The Citadel's day and evening programs during the next five years.
    Anticipate further details!

  5. Dean of Undergraduate Studies: Bill Gordon

    The faculty was thanked for its participation in the convocation.

    The current goal is to keep academics in focus as the central program.

  6. Dean of Assessment and Planning: Spike Metts

    CHE expectations (and what will be accepted) have changed since the late 1980s.

    It is now time to do the periodic (5-year) alumni survey.

    Assessment is the _responsibility_ of the department head.

    An assessment plan is needed for each program; these will be on a multiyear cycle for review.

    The student evaluation of instruction is administered from this office.

  7. Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. David Reilly.

    Goals for the coming year include
    an increase in the numbers of grant proposals submitted and the necessary enhancement of support for these.

    new program developments

    expansion of learning disability support services

    development office: faculty ideas as well as college ideas can be taken to funding agencies. Needed is (1) one page description of the project, (2) rough budget estimate, (3) forward through Reilly to development office.
  8. Vice President for Academic Affairs: Cliff Poole

    Goals for academic year 1994-95 -- these are adapted from overhead transparencies displayed to the faculty.

     Strategic Planning:
          Task Forces Formed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1 Sep
          Progress Report to Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . .  8 Dec
          Task Forces Submit Drafts
            of Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Jan
          Report to President
            and Faculty  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 May
   
     Undergraduate Studies:
          Produce faculty article in Brigadier 
            to improve student awareness of access 
            to academic conferences, internships,
            opportunities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Oct
          Consolidate information/set up clearing house    
            for internships/special opportunities  . . . . . 30 Oct
          Set up academic honor societies display, MCH . . . 18 Nov
          Hold faculty-seniors banquet . . . . . . . . .  Spring 95
          Develop means to support and recognize
            interdisciplinary and innovative teaching  .  Spring 95

     Assessment:
          Submit revised AY 93-94 report to CHE  . . . . . . 15 Sep
          Alumni survey (5 years out)  . . . . . . . . . . .  1 Nov
          Establish report cycle for each program  . . . . . 15 Dec
          Establish assessment plan by program . . . . . . . 15 May     
          Exit survey of graduates of all programs . .  Spring 1995
          Exit interview with selected sample
            of graduates   . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Spring 1995

     College of Graduate/Professional Studies:
          Establish program of quality assurance . . . . . . 30 Sep
          Establish plan of program development
            in continuing education  . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Nov
          Complete policies and procedures review  . . . . . 31 Dec
          Complete student satisfaction survey . . . . . . . 15 Jan
          Increase headcount enrollments by 10%  . . . . Ay 1994-95
          Increase grant proposals by 20%  . . . . . . . Ay 1994-95
          File letters of intent for academic programs  
            a.  undergraduate  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Mar
            b.  graduate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Mar
          Submit program proposals to CHE
            a.  undergraduate  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Jan
            b.  graduate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Jan

     Student Evaluation of Teaching:
          Review list of questions . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1 Oct
          Fall trial evaluations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-18 Nov
          Results to faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Jan
          Revise questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Feb
          Official evaluations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14 Apr

     Complete SACS report  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Sep

     Establish standards by academic department for          
       teaching, scholarly activity, and service . . . Ay 1994 - 95

     Complete fibre optic wiring of academic buildings . . . 31 Dec

     SCN auditorium multi-media  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Dec

     Duckett Auditorium refurbish and multi-media  . .  Spring 1995

     Continue to develop computer and 
        multi-media capability . . . . . . . . . . . . Ay 1994 - 95

     Establish date and speaker for faculty colloquy . . . . 15 Mar

     Establish date for faculty convocation  . . . . . . . . 15 Mar

     Approved BOV faculty salary administration plan .  Spring 1995

Tom Richardson, recorder (secretary, Faculty Council)
e-mail: RICHARDSONT