Department Meeting Minutes


Clinton Community College History and Politics Department


Deparment Meeting Minutes
April 12, 2013

12:15pm

 

Faculty Members in attendance: Jennifer Waite, Chris Drennan, Tom Mandeville, Sami Jeskanen

Guests: John Jablonski, Cheryl Reagan, Barbara Hebert

 

I.     Discussion on pertinent issues to the department and college.

II.    Summer Plans for Moore Building- Discussed timeline and plans for packing of offices.

 
Submitted by: Jennifer Waite, Department Chair, History and Politics
Date:  April 18, 2013



Department Meeting Minutes
February 27, 2013
12:15pm


Faculty Members in attendance: Jennifer Waite, Chris Drennan, Tom Mandeville, Sami Jeskanen

I. Update on Fall Schedule-Discussed latest proposal offered to save positions. No new change until March 15th.

II. Dept. Chair for Fall- Members voted to approve Carey Goyette as the new department chair for 2013-2015.

III. Academic Council-Jennifer Waite reviewed topics from the last Academic Council meeting. Discussion on the President’s Council visit. Jennifer will offer the date of April 12th for the visit. Members also inquired about what topics will be discussed. Jennifer stated she will get back to them about this.

IV. Criteria for Student Awards-Jennifer asked for members to come up with names for Outstanding Student in History. Three names were given. Chris Drennan will seek criteria that were previously established and email it to Jennifer.

Submitted by: Jennifer Waite, Department Chair, History and Politics
Date: March 6, 2013


Department Meeting Minutes
December 12, 2012
3:00pm

Faculty Members in attendance: Jennifer Waite, Chris Drennan, Tom Mandeville, Sami Jeskanen

I. Department Chair- Chris Drennan has considered being Dept. Chair due to recent layoff announcements, however he has rescinded. Jennifer will continue to speak with John Mockry about his desire to become Dept. Chair for next academic year.

II. Fall Schedule-Discussed offerings on the fall schedule. Instructed all to submit class preference forms for fall classes. Draft of schedule will be sent early in the spring semester.

III. History of Disease course- Jennifer was contacted by Doc Sheehan about developing a History of Disease course. More information is required to discuss support by department.

IV. Announcements- Happy Holidays and have a good break.

Submitted by: Jennifer Waite, Department Chair, History and Politics
Date: December 15, 2012



Department Meeting Minutes
November 2, 2012
3:00pm

Faculty Members in attendance: Jennifer Waite, Chris Drennan, Tom Mandeville, Sami Jeskanen

I.  Discussion on College Situation-Discussed potential layoffs and how the department may be affected.

II. Program Review- Discussed who would like to represent the department for writing next year’s program review. Sami Jeskanen volunteered to assist with the writing if needed. At this time no one has been hired to write the program review for Humanities and Social Sciences.

III. Review of Department and Individual Goals-No major changes.

IV. Books for Classes- Discussed returning to same books for classes due to prices. Will contact adjuncts to see if they would consider changing current books.

V. Department Chair for 2013-Discussed potential candidates for next Dept. Chair. Will consult with John Mockry and Carey Goyette as potential choices. No one in department is requesting to be chair.

VI. Adjunct Instructors- Discussed seniority issues with adjuncts. Determined who should be contacted first, second, etc. Tom Mandeville also offered the name of Rodney Brown as a potential adjunct.

VII. Announcements-No major announcements

Submitted by: Jennifer Waite, Department Chair, History and Politics
Date: November 5, 2012

Department Meeting Minutes
October 12, 2012
3:00pm

Faculty Members in attendance: Jennifer Waite, Chris Drennan, Tom Mandeville, Sami Jeskanen

I. Spring/Summer Schedule: Schedule is in review. All adjunct courses have been put on hold to see if they will be needed. Will contact past adjuncts as the courses fill-up.

II. Online Registration Update- Informed faculty that trainings have been scheduled. Instructed them on removing advisee check on faculty portal. All stated that they were ready to advise students for online registration.

III. Disruptive Behavior Policy-Jennifer made all members aware of a new policy written by the Social & Behavioral Sciences Dept. on disruptive student behaviors in class. All H & P faculty stated that this wasn’t a problem for them at this time.

IV. Announcements-Upcoming speaking events of historical nature scheduled for late October announced.

Submitted by: Jennifer Waite, Department Chair, Human Services Program
Date: October 26, 2012


Department Meeting Minutes
September 7, 2012
3:00pm

Faculty Members in attendance: Jennifer Waite, Chris Drennan, Tom Mandeville, Sami Jeskanen

I. Student Learning Objectives and Plan: Reviewed draft of SLO plan. May need to change measurement tasks.

II. Military Site Course Designation: Jennifer gave an update on changing the course designation from HIS 180 to Ant 180. Jennifer sent an email to Denise Coughlin to ask if History & Politics could oversee the course for this coming summer as it will still remain a topics course for this coming year. Have not heard back from the Social Sciences dept. at this time.

III. Department and Individual Goals: Discussed department and individual goals. Need to submit as soon as possible.

IV. Spring and Summer Schedule: Jennifer passed around the first draft of the spring and summer schedule. Courses were discussed and adjunct-taught sections will be put on hold to see if they will be needed.
V. Review of Academic Council Meeting Minutes: Jennifer reviewed the latest Academic Council Meeting minutes. No issues or questions.
VI. Announcements: Send Bio’s to Deb for the website. Invitation to the Battle of the Valcour
Discussion on economics books

Submitted by: Jennifer Waite, Department Chair, History and Politics
Date: September 10, 2012 


                                                            Department Meeting Minutes
                                                                          August 24, 2012
                                                                                    12:00pm

Faculty Members in attendance: Jennifer Waite, Chris Drennan, Tom Mandeville, and Sami Jeskanen

1. Department Meeting Times and Location: The group decided to meet at 3:00pm due to two of the members having classes on Friday and needing the time to eat lunch, etc.
2. Website: Ideas for new content for the History and Politics website were discussed. Tom will send links to historical sites and museums in the area. Pictures and bios will be added.
3. Student Learning Objectives were discussed.
4. Military Site class was discussed and how to change course designation to increase enrollment.
5. Dept. Goals were discussed and will be finalized on Sept. 7th at the next department meeting.
6. Announcements


Submitted by: Jennifer Waite, Department Chair, History and Politics
Date: August 27, 2012