Executive Committee Meeting Minutes



April 11, 2019

  • The mentoring proposal discussion focused on specific areas such as website and mentoring culture.

March 28, 2019

  • The discussion continued on a mentoring proposal.

March 14, 2019

  • The committee discussed what to put in a mentoring proposal.

February 14, 2019

  • Guest speakers, Rick Bevins, Chair of Psychology and Dawn O. Braithwaite, Chair of Communication Studies shared what their departments provide for mentoring.

January 31, 2019

  • The discussion was on the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD).

January 17, 2019

  • The committee solicited names of potential faculty to run for election on the Promotion and Tenure Committee beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Mentoring was the discussion topic.

December 13, 2018

  • The committee talked about best practices for mentoring.

November 8, 2018

  • Mentoring discussion focused on Professors of Practice
  • Brainstormed seeded groups

October 25, 2018

  • The committee discussed the mentoring needs of the college.

October 11, 2018

  • The committee looked at the mentoring plan for faculty and staff of color at Arizona University.

September 27, 2018

  • The committee discussed the inclusion of Professors of Practice on the Executive Committee.
  • Members continued discussion of a questionnaire for inventorying existing mentoring plans in the College.
  • The Executive Committee discussed mentoring needs for lecturers, joint appointments and faculty/staff of color.

September 13, 2018

  • The CAS Executive Committee discussed creating inventory of departmental mentoring practices.
  • The committee began discussion on identifying mentoring needs of specific groups and subgroups.

August 23, 2018

  • The committee received an update on the accomplishments of the 2017-2018 Executive Committee.
  • The Executive Committee began a discussion on mentoring faculty, staff and graduate students.


November 30, 2017

  • The committee was updated on the Honors Program. A discussion followed the update.

November 9, 2017

  • The committee followed up on its discussion with Dennis LeBlanc.

October 26, 2017

  • Dennis Leblanc, Executive Associate Athletic Director, spoke to the committee on what Athletics is doing to support and bring students together.

October 12, 2017

  • Reviewed and summarized previous discussion on building research into college unity.
  • Discussed building partnerships into college unity.

September 28, 2017

  • Reviewed the outcomes of building unity in the college.

September 14

  • CAS unity: Reviewed the discussion outcomes from the last meeting. The discussion centered around branding to aid and become a collective college.

August 24, 2017

  • Dean Francisco summarized the accomplishments from the last academic year. The committee then talked about building unity in the college.


August 25

  • Review Implementation of Recommendations from Previous Executive Committee
    • College Identity
    • Communication Plan
    • Deans Advisory Committee
    • Teaching Academy
  • Partnerships

September 8

  • Thinking big
  • College's partnership portfolio 

September 22

  • The committee discussed what the college's partnership portfolio should look like.

September 29

  • Questions for survey
  • Finalize questions for invited speakers.

October 27

  • debrief on Shawn Eichorst's visit
  • Update from Matt Jockers on Partnership survey
  • Preparation for Jim Linder's visit on November 10, 2016

November 10

  • Guest speaker: James Linder, UNMC

December 8

  • Guest speaker: Randy Hawthorne, Executive Director/Publisher Nonprofit Hub

January 12

  • Committee members suggested faculty to serve on the Promotion and Tenure Committee beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • The committee debriefed on the partnership survey.
  • The committee debriefed on the discussions the committee had with guest speakers that visited during the fall semester.

January 26

  • Committee focused their discussion on fostering partnerships in CAS.

February 9

  • Fostering partnerships in CAS

March 30

  • Associate Dean Kathleen Lodl from Nebraska Extension spoke to the committee

April 13, 2017

  • Assessing and incentivizing partnerships


April 14

  • Continued to discuss the purposes of the CAS teaching academy.

March 10

  • Continued to discuss purposes of the CAS teaching academy and identified broad categories of emphasis and expectations of service.

February 25

  • The committee discussed the purposes of the CAS teaching academy and identified broad categories of emphasis and expectations of service.

February 11

  • The members were updated on the communication plan.
  • They also discussed the concept of a CAS teaching academy.

 January 28

  • The committee discussed possible candidates to run for the 2016-2017 A and S Promotion and Tenure Committee.
  • They also reviewed the CAS identity and communication plan.

 January 14

  • The committee continued the discussion on messaging the College’s identity.

December 3

  • Continuing discussion on messaging college identity.

November 19

  • Moving ahead with work on messaging college identity.

November 5

  • Continued the discussion on communication plans (this week’s focus: messaging college identity).

October 22

  • Continued the discussion on how the College can approach communication better and ways to enhance what is being done.

October 8

  • Committee members provided suggestions on how the College can approach communication better and ways to enhance what is being done.

September 24

  • The committee talked about the direction of the College.
  • Continued the committee members’ responses to two questions asked by Dean Francisco.

 August 27

  • Introductions
  • Dean Joseph Francisco talked about the accomplishments of the committee, during the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Dean Francisco discussed the goals of what the committee can accomplish this academic year.
  • Each committee member responded to two questions put forth to them by Dean Francisco.