CAS News

Summer Fun for Chairs
and Directors

Quite a few administrative tasks require attention by chairs and directors during the summer. Among the items to count on:

  • Faculty salary/merit exercise
  • Finalizing requests for faculty recruitment for 2009–10
  • Nominations for awards such as Peter Paul Professorships, United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher Award

In addition, issues requiring attention to assure a smooth opening of the fall semester, such as replacing instructors who suddenly go missing, may come up. Please be sure to respond to Chris McMullen’s request for summer contact information for chairs and directors. If you will be away for an extended period that could coincide with a need for departmental action, be sure to identify someone who can serve as backup for these major tasks and inform the Dean’s Office.

Summer can also be a good time for more relaxed discussion about departmental goals, strategies, and other issues. Dean Sapiro will be available for appointments Tuesdays through Thursdays most of the summer, except the first two weeks of August.