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  • 1. Welcoming Assembly August 18, 2011
  • 2. College of Arts & Letters Accomplishments
  • 3. Accomplishments• Established the Foundation for the College • New Mission Statement • New Organizational Structure • Associate Deans for Each Division of the College • Arts & Letters Chairs Council Dean • Social & College Executive Committee Behavioral Sciences Associate Dean Fine Arts & Humanities Associate Dean Communication & Art & Economics Anthropology Rhetorical Studies Pre-Architecture Mass Languages & English & History Communication Literatures Philosophy School of Political Performing Arts Psychology Science (Music, Theatre & Dance) Military Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Science Justice
  • 4. Accomplishments• Established the Foundation for the College • New College Website • • Experimental College Facebook Page • Idaho-State-University-College-Arts-Letters • Instituted a Regular College Newsletter • Re-established College Advisory Board
  • 5. Accomplishments• Successfully Navigated Discipline-Specific Accreditation • Renewed Accreditation for the Music Program (NASM) • Initial Accreditation for the Theater Program (NAST) • Accreditation Visit for the Social Work Program (CSWE)
  • 6. Accomplishments• One-Time Faculty Enhancement Money ($175,000) • 39 Professional Travel Grants • 28 Computer Replacements • 8 Online Courses • 23 Special Projects• 8 New Graduate Teaching Assistantships, 2011-2012• First Honorary Doctor of Letters Awarded by the College of Arts & Letters
  • 7. Accomplishments• New Significant External Grants and Contracts Awarded to Faculty • Department of Justice (DOJ) • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) • National Institutes of Health (NIH) • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • 8. Accomplishments• Hired Tenure-Track Faculty • 5 for the Coming Year • 2X Expected Searches for the Coming Year• University Faculty Recognition • Distinguished Teacher • Four Master Teachers • Two Outstanding Researchers • Two Faculty Members Recognized for Outstanding Professional Service
  • 9. Accomplishments• Increased Credit Hour Production by 5.1% for Undergraduates and 8.9% for Graduate Students• Served 255 More Students from Fall 2010 to Fall 2011• Increased General Education Online Offerings from 11 to 21• Re-established Relationships with Donors• Created Dean’s Excellence Fund with the Support of the Advisory Board
  • 10. Accomplishments• Operated Fully within Our Budget Materials & Supplies Communications 1.36% 0.67% Capital Travel 0.31% 0.46% FY2011 Appropriated Budget $14,291,333
  • 11. Accomplishments• Requested Permission to Use Carry-Forward to Build the College • New Tenure-Track Positions • Address Specialized Accreditation Deficiencies • Support Deferred and Future Sabbaticals • Support for College Development and Marketing • Maintenance Repairs and Upgrades • Meet Research and Instructional Needs
  • 12. Accomplishments• New Initiative to Identify and Promote Areas of Excellence • New Partnership between the James E. Rogers Department of Mass Communication and the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies • Medical Spanish Program in Cooperation with the Division of Health Sciences
  • 13. Accomplishments• New Initiatives to Identify and Promote Areas of Excellence • Joint Faculty Appointments • Ideas for New Research Centers and Other Opportunities for Collaboration • New Cross-Listings
  • 14. CAL HonorsCollege Brent Wolter & Letters of ArtsIs the Center Philosophy UNIVERSity English and of the Master Teacher in 2010 Maria Wong Psychology Awarded an R21 NIH grant for $249,652
  • 15. College of Arts & Letters New Faculty and Staff
  • 16. Leadership TeamJim DiSanza, ChairCommunication and Rhetorical Studies andJames E. Rogers Department of Mass CommunicationTim Frazier, Program CoordinatorJames E. Rogers Department of Mass CommunicationJohn Gribas, Program CoordinatorCommunication and Rhetorical Studies
  • 17. Leadership TeamSean “Andy” Anderson, ChairPolitical ScienceGesine Hearn, ChairSociology, Social Work, and Criminal JusticeAnn Hunter, FacilitatorEconomics
  • 18. Leadership TeamShannon Lynch, ChairPsychologyAnthony “Tony” Stocks, Interim ChairAnthropologyJoseph Sidley, University Business OfficerCollege of Arts and Letters
  • 19. New Tenure-Track Faculty Ryan Jones History Thomas Kloss Music Angela Narasimhan Political Science
  • 20. New Tenure-Track Faculty Kimberly Nylen Psychology DJ Williams Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice
  • 21. New Visiting Faculty and Lecturers Tamra Bassett Courtney Haight Languages and Literatures Psychology Julie Sorensen Tera Cole Music English
  • 22. New Classified StaffMarissa LawrenceHistorySaba TeferraAnthropology
  • 23. College of Arts & Letters Goals for FY12
  • 24. Moving Forward & Growing the Enterprise• Continue to Identify and Support Areas of Excellence• Develop a College-Wide Strategic Plan• Continue to Grow our Research Productivity (i.e., publications, grants) and Creative Activity• Implement a Plan to Re-establish Sabbatical Support
  • 25. Moving Forward & Growing the Enterprise• Grow Our Human Capital and Tenure-Track Positions 450 400 350 300 250 T or TT 200 PT NT 150 100 50 0 BSU ISU U of I
  • 26. Moving Forward & Growing the Enterprise• Establish an Equitable Workload Policy• Engage in Program Review and Assessment Consistent with NWCCU Accreditation Standards• Continue to Update College Policies and Faculty Evaluation Procedures• Continue to Use Metrics to Facilitate Data-Driven Decision-Making• Continue to Promote the Successes of our Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni• Continue to Build our Relationships with Community Partners
  • 27. “Leading From a Position of Strength & with Solidarity”• Embrace “College First and Within”• Provide Outstanding Training to Students at All Levels• Enhance Scholarly Pursuits and Scholarly Productivity• Meet and Exceed Our Expectations for Ourselves, Our Students, and Our Programs• Collaborate and Support Our Colleagues and Our College• Take Ownership of our College and Its Future
  • 28. THANK YOU!!