Dr. Ronnie Tucker, Academic Master Plan Dr. Tom Verney, Interim Associate Dean, College of Business Dr. Steve Wallace, Academic Programs & Services Mr. Bill Washabaugh, Associate Dean, Admissions Dr. Carol Wellington, Chair, Computer Science Dr. Patti Wolf*, Assistant Dean, College of Business Mr. Dave Wozniak, Safety Coordinator, Public Safety Ms. Deb Yohe, Executive Assistant to the Provost
(* indicates participation both days)
Monday, May 10
Dr. Ruud introduced Dr. John Kooti, new Dean for the John L. Grove College of Business. Dr. Kooti will begin his new duties this summer.
BUDGET: Dr. Terrell gave an overview of the current budget and a PASSHE budget history showing comparisons from previous years. Ms. Fawks continued the discussion about the budget current situation.
ACADEMIC MASTER PLAN: Drs. Chris Sax and Doug Ensley, co-chairs of the Academic Master Plan, provided an update on the current status. Retreat participants were asked to review the draft Academic Affairs mission, goals & objectives, then discuss and report on ways to achieve.
LUMINUS/SUNGARD: Representatives from Sungard gave a presentation of where we are currently at with implementation of Banner, as well as a visual presentation of the many features that Banner will provide. One such feature will be a degree audit system, which will allow students to see what they’ve taken and what they need to take.
Dr. Lyman thanked everyone who has been involved in the AMP process and for taking part in the opportunities available for input. Dr. Lyman gave a special thanks to Drs. Sax and Ensley and the members of the AMP steering committee, task force and planning support team. Thus far, the process has been fairly successful. The charge was to engage the campus community in a highly inclusive process and concentrate on the process of academic program development. Dr. Lyman asked the task force to continue to help Academic Affairs to develop processes we can have confidence in as we move forward with academic program development. The AMP will not tell us what new programs we will have, but will lead us to prioritization of new programs, majors, minors, etc., with the resources we have.
Dr. Ruud spoke briefing on the following topics: Entrepreneurship – we need to teach more; everyone should be sharing; thinking about the AMP; priorities – we will need to make some choices; and what can’t we do i.e., nursing, etc.
Retreat participants were asked to refer to the Strategic Visioning overview from last year’s Administrative Retreat and discuss and identify in groups 8-10 issues. What are our strengths, opportunities, and weaknesses?