Provost's Council
Minutes for July 22, 2009

Susan Coultrap-McQuin (presiding), Michael Ameigh (recording). Rameen Mohammadi, Yvonne Petrella, Rhonda Mandel, Richard Skolnik, Linda Rae Markert, Fritz Messere, David King.

Announcements:  Susan reminded the Council that the campus is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) for Upstate New York.  All positions available at member campuses across the region are posted to the HERC website:

Deans will begin drafting priorities for faculty and staff searches for the coming academic year.  A discussion of priorities will get underway later this summer.

Proposed Institute: Provost’s Council discussed a proposal for the creation of a new institute that would be named the SUNY Oswego Institute for Global Engagement.  The entity would be a coordinating body for international activities on campus.  It would also seek to raise external funds from grants and other sources to cover its expenses. The Council made many suggestions and asked that the proposal be revised.

Online report: Susan indicated that the Online Report worked better than ever this year but faculty sometimes put information in the wrong categories.  We will survey School of Business faculty about their use of Digital Measures. However, there seem to be similar problems of input.  At this time it is unlikely we will move all faculty to Digital Measures due to cost.

Annual Reports: We discussed how many wonderful things are happening that are hard to report in the current format for collecting information. We will discuss changes for next year.

Discretionary Salary Increase (DSI): The Council discussed procedures for DSI in early fall semester.  Timetable information has been distributed to departments for their action.


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