November 2016 Agenda

Call to order – 9:00 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

Chancellor's Update

  • No updates from the Chancellor

Administration Council Updates

  • Upcoming Board of Governors' meetings:
    • Nov. 16 Executive Committee - agenda materials due to Deb Mosley by Wednesday, Nov. 2
    • Dec. 15 regular board meeting– agenda materials due by 12 noon on Friday, Nov. 18
    • Dec. 21 Executive Committee– agenda materials due by Wednesday, Dec. 7

Old Business

  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP) updates – Jason McCollom
  • Common Reader Updates – Alex Pinnon
  • Inter-Disciplinary Studies (IDS) Updates New Business – Jerry Trick

Committee Updates

  • Academic Concerns – Cindy Smith
  • Assessment – Amy Ackerson
  • Curriculum – Joyce Jennings-Pineda
  • Faculty Budget Priorities (Salary Benchmark update) – Ed Birdyshaw
  • Faculty Evaluation – Craig Albin
  • Faculty Handbook – Kip Rugutt
  • Public Affairs – Gary Phillips
  • Student Advisement – Jerry Trick
  • Institutional Analysis 'Change in budgeting procedure' – Kathy Morrison/Joyce Jennings-Pineda
  • Service Learning – Cathy Boys
  • International Issues – Rajiv Thakur


  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing Day will be Monday Dec. 19th – sign-up sheets will be available after Thanksgiving Break.
  • ALICE Training online – Visit My Learning Connection
  • Visitor from China on 11/17 – Nanjing Forestry University
  • United Way – The current season's pledge campaign has begun. Please turn in your pledge to Scott Schneider (Pledge Card is now available)
  • Proposed student grievance policy. See Springfield policy at: and
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)'s revised
  • Appraisal and Development Plan (ADP) process has started
  • New copier in Lybyer faculty suite has been ordered. ETA 5-7 weeks.
  • November Friends of the Garnett Library Meeting and Luncheon. "Making Connections" will be the topic of the program brought by Mary Kellum, coordinator of the federally-funded TRIO Student Support Services. $10 cost for lunch; no charge for program only. Date and time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, November 11, 2016/Lybyer 104-05
  • The annual Musical Salute to Veterans program is Friday, November 11, at 1 p.m. in the West Plains Civic Center Theater. This is also a free event.
  • Benefits open enrollment. One month left to complete HRA (save $360 a year in insurance premium), make benefit changes or enroll in cafeteria plan (needs to be completed each year of participation – not automatic renewal).
  • Bulk Mailing Reminder: If you are planning a bulk mailing, please send intent to Alyssa Collins so she will know what budget to charge when the bill comes from the post office.
  • Rajiv Thakur was elected chair of the "Association of American Geographers – West Lakes Division" at the Annual Meeting of the division at Marquette, MI's Northern Michigan University on Oct 15, 2016.
  • Next Executive Budget Committee Meeting scheduled for Nov 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Dean's Update


Next Meeting: Friday December 2, 2016, 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (with Dean's update). Venue: Lybyer 205