February 2017 Agenda

Call to order - 9 AM

  • Mission: Missouri State University-West Plains is a teaching and learning institution providing quality post-secondary educational opportunities to the communities we serve.
  • Additions and Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of minutes from previous meeting

No updates from the Chancellor

Administrative Council Updates:

  • Ongoing consideration:
    • Commencement speaker
    • Granvil Vaughan Founder's Award; nominations due March 3
    • Honorary Degree; nominations due February 10
  • BOG meeting today in Springfield
  • BOG Executive Committee Meeting on Feb 15
  • University General Retention Schedule

This is the policy for the retention and disposition of university records. Please refer to an email with attatchment that was sent to faculty on Jan 23.


Old Business:

  • Jason McCollum- AAUP updates

(MSU-WP AAUP chapter will host MO AAUP Annual Meeting on Saturday March 4, 2017.)

  • Alex Pinnon- Common Reader Updates
  • Jerry Trick- IDS Updates
  • David White- Distance Learning Committee

New Business:

  • Rajiv Thakur- Board of Governors' Award for Excellence in Public Affairs (Doodle Poll in your inbox)
  • Rajiv Thakur- Senate Bill 997/ Common Cirriculum Advisory Committee (See attatchment)
  • Renee Moore- Schedule Matrices 


Committee Updates:

  • Cindy Smith- Academic Concerns 
  • Amy Ackerson- Assessment
  • Joyce Jennings Pineda- Cirriculum 
  • Ed Birdyshaw- Faculty Budget Priorities
  • Craig Albin- Faculty Evaluation
  • Kip Rugutt- Faculty Handbook
    Intellectual Property Policy
  • Gary Phillips- Public Affairs
  • Jerry Trick- Student Advisement
  • Kathy Morrison/ Joyce Jennings- Pineda- Instituitional Analysis
    1. 'Prevention of bullying on campus'
    2. Budget Narrative (https://wp.missouristate.edu/chancellor/budget.htm)
  • Rajiv Thakur- International Issues


  • Friends of the Garnett Library: The Footprint of the University on the Students in China, talk by Dr. Dennis Lancaster. Feb 10, 12 noon to 1:00pm in Lybyer 104-05.
  • Next Executive Budget Committee Meeting scheduled for Feb 10 at 2:00-3:00 pm in Lybyer 208. All are welcome to attend. Let Scott Schneider know.
  • If expecting a visitor then contact Scott Schneider for 'temporary parking permit'.
  • HOMECOMING: 2/6/17 to 2/11/17
  • HOMECOMING GAME: 2/11/17 vs Three Rivers
  • Chili Supper: Sat, Feb 11 4:30-6:30 pm Exhibit Hall, Civic Center 
  • Textbook adoption due date- Summer: Feb 3 Fall: March 3
  • Red Carpet Days: 2/3, 2/10, 2/17
  • University/Community Programs-
    • Feb. 9 The Miracle Worker( Facilitator- OIL)
    • Feb. 16 The Soloist (Facilitator- Judy Carr)
    • Feb. 23 Inside Out (Facilitator- Paula England)
  • University Communications: Nominations are being accepted through Feb. 17 for the 2017 Faculty Excellence in Community Service awards.
  • Event planning checklists https://news.wp.missouristate.edu/event-planning-checklist/
  • Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference April 20-21, 2017 in Plaster Student Union https://diversity.missouristate.edu/conference/
  • Feb 20: Presidents Day (No Classes/ Offices Closed)
  • Fall China Study Abroad Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Dean's Updates


NEXT MEETING: Friday March 3, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 NOON (with Dean's updates).
Venue: Lybyer 104-05