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Notes from Feb. 25 mtg

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Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities Feb. 25 meeting
Dean Rennier & untenured faculty
Rennier told the group a career is like a child, you must care for it, nurture it and grow it.
Rennier posed the question, “Where do you want to see the college in 3 years and 5 years.”
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Own or utilize more the Palo Duro Canyon and its resources
Receiving credit for the education students we certify to teach
Promote research
Incentives for graduate students
Resource for research
Strategic and/or committee use of the resources
Improved communication in the college
“Captain’s Call” idea
Where do we go from here with distance learning?
A focus on the primary audience here in Texas and the surrounding area
Day-long events with high school students
Use the Showcase in a Suitcase plan and funding
A vignette about South Plain College students choosing WT after a visit here
A college town rather than a town with a college
Respect on campus internally
Exchange of ideas/research
Perceptions—more definition about who we are
A way to tout faculty/student accomplishments that is not happening in Communication and
Marketing Services
More information about what recruiters are doing on FAH’s behalf
Cost savings to the university
A FAH team of recruiters
More time
Release time for institutional advancement
Grant funding and exploration
More understanding of what each department and individual does
Questions about merit raises? Furlough? ¾ time?
Questions about favored programs
Questions about discreet pockets of funding
Large lecture sections with graduate students assistance
A vignette about furlough being too much paperwork at ASU
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Questions about the faculty being shepherded
Vermillion potential
Broadcast potential
A compliment to the faculty senate president
The importance of FAH faculty