Faculty: Academic Oversight Committee Minutes for 3/28

The Academic Oversight Committee is pleased to distribute the minutes from the meeting of March 28, 2012.

ACADEMIC OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (AOC)

March 28, 2012 | 3:00-3:30 p.m. | Dooling Hall | Meeting Minutes

PRESENT: Mr. John Bell, Dr. Rodger Berg, Dr. Robert Blumenstein, Ms. Deborah Booros, Dr. Christopher Cocozza, Father Peter Leonard, Dr. Karen Walton.

Dr. Chris Cocozza called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. 

1.            Approval of the Minutes from February 22, 2012 meeting. Minutes approved.

2.            Instructional Equivalencies (Ms. Booros).  Deb explained the reasons for proposing the DSU model for instructional equivalencies. The committee discussed the components of the proposal and agreed that implementation should be required for “quality control” in the hybrid and online ACCESS and Graduate programs. The Division Heads will forward the document to their faculty who should email any comments to Deborah.booros@desales.edu. The final version will be presented at a faculty meeting to inform faculty how the plan will be implemented and evaluated.

3.            Academic Excellence Presentation. All members of the Academic Oversight Committee attend the student presentations and vote.

4.            Faculty Workshop. Please email ideas to Chris Cocozza.

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for April 25 in the Hurd Science Center from 3:00 – 5:00.

Questions? John.Bell@desales.edu

uTip now available at DeSales University

DeSales University students, faculty & staff now have the ability to send confidential text messaging tips to University Police via uTip, which is a component of our e2Campus text messaging alert system. Anyone in our community can use the service to report suspicious activities they see around campus, such as theft, vandalism, drugs, domestic disputes, disorderly sports fans, and more. University police officers will receive the confidential tip and respond accordingly to the area with the information provided.

To activate, text DSUTIP and your message to 50911.

There will be posters distributed around campus shortly advertising the new tip system.

For more information about uTip and its success stories, check out the uTip website;    http://www.e2campus.com/uTip.htm

Questions? Stuart.Bedics@desales.edu

Students: Interested in Club Sports?

If you are interested in DeSales University Club Sports please attend the information meeting Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. This brief meeting will be held in the classroom located in Billera Hall. All participants who are interested in creating a club sport this year or continuing an already existing club sport must be in attendance. Current club sports include ice hockey, tennis, cheerleading, swimming, women’s lacrosse, cycling, rugby and men’s volleyball.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah (Fosdick) Hollander via phone (X1818) or email (sarah.fosdick@desales.edu). Thanks!

All: Campus Ministry Announcements

  • Freshmen Retreat
    Friday, Aug. 24 – Saturday, August 25
    Held at the Fatima Renewal Center in Dalton, PA
    Cost: $30.00 For more info / to sign up: Magdalene.riggins@desales.edu
    Need to register by noon on Wednesday, Aug. 22
  • First Mass of the Academic Year
    Sunday, August 26 at 8pm in Connelly Chapel
  • Daily Mass
    With the Oblate Community – – 5pm Monday through Friday in Wills Hall Chapel
  • Liturgical Minister Training
    To assist at the Sunday liturgies. All training is in Connelly Chapel on Thursday, August 30th at the following times:
    Server: 7:15pm
    Lector: 7:45pm
    Eucharistic Minister: 8:30pm

Contact: Maggie: Magdalene.riggins@desales.edu

Students: Opening night Bonfire, 8/22

Come out to the opening night bonfire on Wednesday August 22 behind Billera Hall at 8pm. There will be a DJ and snacks and t-shirts will be $1 that will benefit the Make A Wish Foundation! You can wear these shirts to all athletic games this year to show support for your teams! Don’t miss out on the chance to meet all the fall teams and hang out with your fellow classmates!

Questions? Jonathan.Osborne@desales.edu

Students: Arrr you ready…for Career Services

As you begin classes and scheduling your assignments, also schedule your career services events!  Career services is taking you on a journey to find your buried career treasure this semester!  All workshops can be found on the career services website, posted through DSU CareerLINK (our new job/internship posting board), and via handouts in career services.

Mark your calendars for our annual kick-off event, Open House Tailgate Party September 5  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Get your FREE “Arrrr You Ready” T-shirt and enjoy tailgate games and wings!

If you would like to meet with the director of career services or one of our talented and trained career ambassadors, you can do so by scheduling an appointment or stopping by during our walk-in advising hours.

Walk-in Hours for Fall Semester (every week)

  • Tuesday 10 a.m. -noon
  • Wednesday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Questions? kristin.eicholtz@desales.edu

Division Heads, Graduate Program Directors, and Department Chairs

I list in the following document the names of faculty who will be serving as division heads, graduate program directors, and department chairs for the next academic year (2012-2013). The terminal year for appointments is given in parentheses following the division head’s or graduate program director’s name. –  Bernard F. O’Connor, O.S.F.S., President

Division Heads Graduate Program Directors Department Chairs 2012

Questions? Mary.Gotzon@desales.edu