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College of Arts and Sciences Spring Address. April 20, 2005. Community Advisory Board. Provides input on CAS initiatives Opens lines of communication with Community Strengthens College’s links with Community Members are Community leaders. Community Advisory Board.

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College of Arts and SciencesSpring Address

April 20, 2005


Community Advisory Board

Provides input on CAS initiatives

Opens lines of communication

with Community

Strengthens College’s links

with Community

Members are Community

leaders


Community Advisory Board

Chuck Witte, retired judge

Carol Struck,retired education administrator

and local entrepreneur


Emeritus Faculty Board

Provides input on CAS initiatives

Helps narrate institutional history

Develops initiatives for enhancing experiences of all emeriti

Assists with emeritus newsletter

Members chosen based on demonstrated commitment to CAS


Emeritus Faculty Board

Virginia Owen, former dean and professor of economics

George Gordon, former professor of political science


CASNews

Illustrates College’s accomplishments

29 issues published

185 stories

Nearly 2 million hits


CASNews

Sarah Diel-Hunt

Sarah Walczynski

Teresa Grettano

Cory Mayerck


Faculty Support Initiatives


additional 5% in overhead funds

a total of 28%

additional $16,153 in the last half year


Research Enhancement Awards

course releases or

research assistants

9 awards this year

8 awards next year


Travel Supplement Grant Program

grants of up to $500

21 proposals funded

or partially funded this year


New Faculty Book Support Program

new faculty members

designate up to

$500 of books

for library purchase


Program of Excellence

unique academic

program(s)

bringing distinction

to the college and ISU


Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement

2 $3000 awards

one for tenured,

one untenured


Faculty Mentoring Program

7 sessions this year

180 attended

Guest speakers included Provost John Presley

and Associate Vice President Gary McGinnis


Administrative Fellows Program

Epa Rosa, associate

professor of physics


Research Grant WritingSupport Program

feedback on grant

proposals from

experienced colleagues


NTT Forums

Once-a-semester meetings

Discuss issues of importance

Interact with administrators

College draws on NTT wisdom

College operates more efficiently


Staff Forums

Once-a-semester meetings

Discuss issues of importance

Interact with administrators

College draws on staff wisdom

College operates more efficiently


Outstanding Staff Awards

Two $1,500 awards

One civil service,

one A/P staff

Significant

contributions to CAS


Outstanding Staff Awards

Don Schmidt

(a.k.a. Dean of Green)

Carl Wenning,

coordinator Physics

Education Program


Faculty/Staff Initiatives

all funded from

outside CAS

not one single

dollar of CAS money


AdditionalInitiatives


Implementation Committee

24 suggested actions

Dean approves all 24


College Appoints Ombudsperson

Sabine Loew,

Biological Sciences

Neutral advisor to

faculty who have

conflicts and need advice


Director of International Affairs

Janie Leatherman,

Politics & Government


Director of International Affairs

study abroad

research abroad

English Language Institute


Top Priority: Technology Support

College Council

CAS Council of Chairs


Tech Support Reorganization

CAS-IT:

Provides superior

service

Operates efficiently

coordinates planning


Enhancing Technological Infrastructure

Technology

maintenance &

replacement


Entrepreneurial Summer School

Resources returned

to departments to

cover under-enrolled

courses


Entrepreneurial Summer School

Test case:

Dept. of Communication

28 courses

Instead of 8


New and Continuing Initiatives

Transform English Language Institute into a truly university-wide service


New and Continuing Initiatives

Increase international dimension

of teaching and research


New and Continuing Initiatives

Increase educational outreach efforts in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences


New and Continuing Initiatives

upgrade and improve

animal-care facility


New and Continuing Initiatives

Secure funding for additional

technology support personnel


New and Continuing Initiatives

  • Increase level of funded research

  • Increase level of giving


New and Continuing Initiatives

implement actions specified in

newly approved strategic plan


Dean’s Award forOutstanding Teaching

2 $3000 awards

one for tenured,

one untenured


Continued Themes

continued and increased support

for faculty and staff

Inclusiveness

Openness and transparency


College of Arts and Sciences


College of Arts and Sciences

Awards Ceremony


College of Arts and Sciences

Program of Excellence Competition


Program of Excellence

Clearly interdisciplinary

Two or more departments

Innovative collaborations


Program of Excellence

8 well-crafted proposals


Eight Proposals

  • “Biomathematics: MS Sequence and Cross-Disciplinary Research at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics”

  • “Homeland Security”


Eight Proposals

  • “Interdisciplinary Program on Personal Relationships”

  • “The Mind Project Learning and Research Center”


Eight Proposals

  • “Nanotechnology Education and Research”

  • “Quantitative Risk Study Center”


Eight Proposals

  • “The Scholar-Educator Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Neuroscience and Behavior”

  • “The Treatment of Chronic Pain Using Photodynamic Therapy”


Thanks to:

Alison Bailey

Ann Beck

James Day

Ronald Fortune

Elizabeth King

Maria Pao


Thanks to:

External Reviewer, Ralph Wilcox

Assoc. Vice President, Gary McGinnis

Associate Dean, Sam Catanzaro

Associate Dean, Jonathan Rosenthal


4 Programs of Excellence?

1 winner receives full award amount

3 programs eligible for partial funding


Honorable Mention

“Biomathematics: MS Sequence and Cross-Disciplinary Research at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics”

Draws on 17 faculty from 2 depts


Honorable Mention

“The Mind Project Learning and Research Center”

Draws on faculty from 9 CAS depts plus faculty from other depts


Honorable Mention

“Nanotechnology Education and Research”

Draws on faculty from 4 CAS depts

as well as CeMaST and Technology


Program of Excellence

bringing distinction to

the College of Arts and Sciences

and to Illinois State


Program of Excellence

Rigorous academic curriculum

Cutting-edge research agenda

Enhances the education of ISU students

Adds to knowledge in several disciplines


The Scholar-Educator Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Neuroscience and Behavior

Draws on 12 faculty from 5 depts

Leverages $90,000 into $172,000


Participating Faculty from

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

Philosophy

Psychology

Central Illinois

Neuroscience Foundation


Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement

2 $3000 awards

one for tenured,

one untenured


Dean’s Award

  • research and

    creative activity

  • honors and awards

  • service on PhD and

    MA committees

  • service to the discipline


Dean’s Award

13 nominations

7 in “tenured” category

6 in “untenured” category


Honorable Mention, “Untenured”

  • Supervised 12 research projects

  • Served on 10 MS and 3 PhD committees

  • Gave 15 presentations

  • 3 grant proposals (almost a half million $)


Honorable Mention, “Untenured”

Jon A. Friesen,

Dept of Chemistry


Dean’s Award, “Untenured”

  • Served on 6 MA committees

  • Gave 4 presentations

  • Published 4 refereed articles

  • Submitted 2 refereed articles

  • Published 1 book

  • Had a second book accepted


Dean’s Award, “Untenured”

Ali Riaz,

Dept of Politics

and Government


Honorable Mention, “Tenured”

  • 2 major speeches

  • 2 external grants

  • 5 scholarly articles

  • 4 others accepted

  • 1 book chapter

  • 2 encyclopedia entries

  • 1 book

  • 2 books in press


Honorable Mention, “Tenured”

Willard Bohn,

Dept of Foreign

Languages


Dean’s Award “Tenured”

  • 8 undergraduate research projects

  • 8 MS committees

  • 22 presentations

  • 3 major grants (half million $)

  • 11 peer-reviewed articles


Dean’s Award “Tenured”

“outstanding on any measurement scale”

“a source of amazement and inspiration to us all”


Dean’s Award “Tenured”

Timothy D. Lash

Dept of Chemistry


College of Arts and Sciences


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