Provost Forum. Provost office Priorities for 2014 Mark A. Pagano, March 11, 2014. Academic Affairs Priorities (2014).
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Provost office Priorities for 2014
Mark A. Pagano, March 11, 2014
Academic Affairs Priorities (2014)
Priority 1 - Work out Organizational Structures for areas reporting to Provost - Library approved, IT approved, AIO approved, COE approved, Extended Campus presented, OIS presented, COB presented, all others due this monthPriority 1 - Complete Futureu Strategic Plan First Year Report Completed organizational meeting - draft available soonPriority 1 - Implement ASC Task Force Transition Plan ASC Transition Team made recommendations to Cabinet on December 17th, final decision presented 2/18/14 (next slide)Priority 1 - Complete Program Prioritization and immediately begin implementation of the results – AScompleted, in hands of APCPriority 1– Plan, organize and host 2nd Annual OneMSUSymposium – Initial proposal done; Establishing and Leading the OneMSU Charge logistics being worked out (Date set for October 29-30, 2014)Priority 1 – Implement PLA pilot with OCHE and CAEL – MOU being formulated and Portfolio course being vetted
Academic Affairs Priorities 2014 (continued)
Priority 1 - Work with Deans on College-related issues -
2014 investments (none), New PD Funds guidelines, OTO guidelines,
Post-retirements process (in progress), New recruitment guidelines,
Assessment budgets development, Grad. Studies planning (next slide)
Priority 1 - Work with Academic Senate on issues raised - APC strategy;
Course academic home report nearing completion - submitted
to AS in January; Chairs, Programs Directors & Coordinator request
Priority 1 - Work with FA/MTYFA on issues raised - Inversion/compression
raises were approved and both new contracts have been ratified,
Both MTYFA and FA have new merit process/amounts
Priority 1 - Conduct important Academic Affairs searches - (later slide)
Priority 1 - Work with OCI and OIS to establish and institutionalize new
Faculty Excellence Awards for Community Engagement, and Inter-
national Outreach - Done (except for sustaining award funding)
Priority 1 - Work with MSUB Foundation to raise significant portion of
funds for Yellowstone Hall – Case Statement and drawings received
Graduate Studies Organizational Chart
Deans with Graduate Programs
Graduate Studies Director
University Graduate Committee
Graduate Studies Recruiter
Graduate Studies Admin. Associate
Graduate Program Directors
OCHE Pilot with 3 MUS Colleges ($10K-2Yrs.)Prior Learning Assessment ServicesTo retain and graduate more adult students, Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - awarding college credit for college-level learning from work and life experience can be standard practice at MSUB. The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) can help develop and optimize our program. Since 1974, they have created standards for awarding college credit through assessment, trained faculty evaluators, and have conducted research on the outcomes of these efforts.
OCHE/SD-2/BCCS/MSUB Dual Enrollment PilotIncrease Dual Enrollment options for Billings area HS’s• Enhance existing University Connections Program• Offer at least one Dual Enrollment course at each area high school, including the career center• Expand Dual Enrollment options is local more-rural communities such as Hardin and Laurel
Current Academic Affairs SearchesDean College of Arts and Sciences Barbara Wheeling and Patricia VettelBecker are Search Chair and Co-Chair. First review began yesterday, March 10th. (19 applicants)
Institutional Research - Trudy Collins is Chairing the search. First deadline was February 3rd. Phone interviews completed, Finalist to interview March 17thDirector of e-Learning - Matt Redinger and Brett Weiss are Co-Chairing the search. First deadline was February 3rd. Phone interviews being conductedDirector for Graduate Studies - Under review by Deans, Grad Studies staff, Graduate Committee Chair, and ProvostVice Chancellor for Student Affairs - Search Committee Charge held on February 10th. Ad out this week. M. Pagano and T. Iverson are Co-Chairs.
RPA hired as search consultant and visited campus on March 3rd
Chancellor - Dr. Cruzado charged search Committee on February 4th. Prospectus came out 2/24/14. Terry Leist, MSU VP for Administration and Finance will Chair. Search Committee Phone call March 14th, Preferred application deadline: March 21st
Questions and Discussion
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