AGENDA Meeting #7 of 2011-2012 Academic Year

Meeting #7 of 2011-2012 Academic Year
Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
Location WHITE 6C, 8:30 am - noon
Continental Breakfast 8:30-8:45 am
Approve Minutes of Meeting #6
1. Outcomes from January 9 “New Academic Programs” strategic planning meeting
2. Update on relocation to Carlson Hall
3. Update on 2 Tenure Track searches and 2 Academic Staff searches and Fall Timetable
4. Update on Academic Transformation project of Sociology 276 course (Deller & Greene)
5. Department web page
Old Business
1. Semi-Annual Reports from each standing Departmental Committee
a. Assessment (Nath)
b. Social Committee (Yoshida)
c. Student Recognition and Honors (?)
2. Writing Still Matters”
Syllabus review student reading/writing in all courses, baseline
4. Student Handbook
3. Academic Program Array
Review of future growth/direction of academic programs housed within the department,
currently 5 majors and 6 minors are housed in the department. New majors under development.
4. Curricular changes and revisions
a. Impacts of Sociology Major curriculum revisions, Statistics & Capstone courses
b. Possible transfer credit policy
c. Update on Independent Study policy passed at last department meeting
4. Department Personnel/Staffing Issues
a. Long time planning for academic staff vs. tenure-track mix
b. Performance reviews (types Post-tenure review, Probationary faculty, Academic Staff,
annual face-to-face review)
c. Advising and discuss possible alternative ways to conduct advising
5. Department Vision Statement
New Business
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