April 23_ 2010 Dept Meeting

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					      Department Meeting
        April 23, 2010
9:15 AM – 10:50 AM in CBC C128

         Welcome!
 Reminder: AMS meeting at UNLV on
 Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1, 2011.
 Please apply to the AMS to organize a special
 session.
                   Facebook
 So far mostly graduate students and some
  undergraduate students have made “friends” with
  Unlv Mathematical Sciences (also, Nichole
  Booker, Denrick Bayot, Scott MacDonald, etc.).
 It appears many students have ventured outside
  their clique for “friends” during the last 2 weeks.
  Hopefully will improve communication and
  interaction between different math groups
 Anticipate eventually needing to limit access etc.
 Expect to do much more with facebook once the
  Spring Semester ends.
                    Meeting Agenda
                   1. Call to Order
                 2. Announcements
3. Approval of 4/16/10 Departmental Meeting Minutes
4. Committee Reports (Merit, Advisory, Graduate, Undergraduate, Personnel)
         5. Mid-Tenure Reviews/Reports
                  6. New Business
                   7. Adjournment
                Elections Meeting

4.3 Elections Meeting……No other items will be
   considered during this meeting, though a
   regular meeting can be scheduled to
   immediately follow the election meeting…………
   During this meeting, elections will be held to fill
   upcoming vacancies on the standing
   committees, and upcoming vacancies for the
   officers. Since a member is allowed to vote for themselves,
    it is inappropriate to ask anyone to leave the room during
    balloting.
Meeting #1 Agenda

    Call to Order
     Elections
    Adjournment
     Order of Elections (From DMS By-Laws)
       4.3.2 The order of elections will be as follows:
          a. Chairperson (if necessary)
          b. Graduate coordinator (if necessary)
          c. Undergraduate coordinator (if necessary)
          d. Advisory Committee
          e. Personnel Committee
          f. Merit Committee
          g. Departmental representative to the College Curriculum Committee (if
              necessary**). The representative must be a member of the graduate
              faculty [CoSci, 4.5]. The term is approximately one year [CoSci, 4.7].*
          h. Graduate Studies Committee
          i. Undergraduate Studies Committee
          j. Departmental representative to the College of Science Peer Review
              Committee (if necessary) [CoSci, 4.5]. This is a 3 year elected position
              and the representative must have tenure [CoSci, 4.5 and 4.7].*
          k. Departmental representative to the Committee for Evaluation of the
              Dean [CoSci, 4.5].       This is a one year term.*
*Note that a member cannot serve on more than two college standing committees
      [CoSci, 4.8].
**If the College representative to the University Curriculum Committee is from
      our department, then that person is the Departmental representative to the
      College Curriculum Committee [CoSci, 4.5].
 Skip a., b., c.
 d. Advisory Committee (Baragar, Catlin, Ding) 5.6.1
    Three Tenured Regular Members
 e. Personnel Committee (Bhatnagar, Salehi, Shiue) 5.6.2
   Three Tenured Regular Members
      The Personnel Committee’s term begins as soon as elected (at least two weeks before the
       end of spring classes), and ends on June 30th, a little more than a year later. For the period
       between election and the beginning of the fall semester, service on this committee will be
       exempt from the limitations of service outlined above. (The incoming and outgoing
       Personnel committees might both be active at the same time.) All other committee
       assignments begin July 1st and end June 30th.
 f. Merit Committee (Dalpatadu, Ghosh, Ho, Li) 5.6.3
    Three tenured regular members and one untenured non-voting member
 g. Departmental representative to the College Curriculum Committee (if
  necessary**). (Robinette) The representative must be a member of the graduate
  faculty [CoSci, 4.5]. The term is approximately one year [CoSci, 4.7].*
  COS 4.5 & 4.7 no longer exists; now COS 4.4
  COS 4.4.3 Term: Approximately one year


*Note that a member cannot serve on more than two college standing committees [CoSci, 4.8].
**If the College representative to the University Curriculum Committee is from our department,
   then that person is the Departmental representative to the College Curriculum Committee
   [CoSci, 4.5].
        h. Graduate Studies Committee (Burke, Cho, Muleshkov, Robinette, Yang) (5.6.5)
            Five members:
              o 1. Graduate Coordinator (already selected)
              o 2. Departmental representative to the College Curriculum Committee (already selected)
              o 3. Three or four elected academic graduate faculty members. (It is possible for the
                Graduate Coordinator to also be the departmental representative to the College
                Curriculum Committee, in which case we will need four additional members instead of
                three.)
        i. Undergraduate Studies Committee (Bellomo, Bachman, Robinette) (5.6.4)
           Three members
              o 1. Undergraduate Coordinator (already selected)
              o 2. Departmental representative to the College Curriculum Committee (already selected)
              o 3. One (or two) elected academic faculty member(s) It may be necessary to elect two
                instead of one, if the rep to the college and the Undergraduate Coordinator are the
                same person. Should a member of the department (including officers) be elected to the
                University Curriculum Committee, then he/she will automatically be the departmental
                representative to the College Curriculum Committee [CoSci Bylaws, 4.5].
        j. Departmental representative to the College of Science Peer Review Committee (if
            necessary) [CoSci, 4.5]. This is a 3 year elected position and the representative must have
            tenure [CoSci, 4.5 and 4.7].*
           The departmental bylaws refer to the CoSci bylaws that existed before the major revision we
           now have. The duties of the peer review committee were the same as the Faculty Review
           Committee.
             Faculty Review Committee (COS 4.4 & DMS 4.3.2.j) (Baragar)
             May 4, 2007 minutes: Departmental Representative to the COS Peer Review
             Committee. Dr. Baragar is reelected by acclamation.
             COS 4.3.3 – Three year term with elections staggered by departments
        k. Departmental representative to the Committee for Evaluation of the Dean [CoSci, 4.5].
             (gone) This is a one year term.*
*Note that a member cannot serve on more than two college standing committees [CoSci, 4.8].
                        From COS By-laws
COS 4.4.4 Limitation of Service: No member shall serve at the same time on more
  than two College Standing Committees or Councils nor be chairperson of more than
  one College Committee or Council.
 Academic Standards Committee COS 4.4 (Bachman)
  COS 4.4.3 Term: Approximately one year
 Curriculum Committee (Already Selected?) COS 4.4 & DMS 4.3.2 g (Robinette)
   COS 4.4.3 Term: Approximately one year
 Financial Aid Committee (No selection/election!!!)
   (COS 4.4.1 Dean Appoints) COS 4.4.3 Term: Approximately one year
 Faculty Review Committee (Already Selected?) (COS 4.4 & DMS 4.3.2.j)
  (Baragar)
  May 4, 2007 minutes: Departmental Representative to the COS Peer Review
  Committee. Dr. Baragar is reelected by acclamation.
  COS 4.3.3 – Three year term with elections staggered by departments
  The departmental bylaws refer to the CoSci bylaws that existed before the major revision
  we now have. The duties of the peer review committee were the same as the Faculty
  Review Committee.
 Undergraduate Affairs Council (COS 4.4) (??)
   COS 4.3.3 – Three year term with elections staggered by departments
 Graduate Affairs Council          (COS 4.4) (??)
   COS 4.3.3 – Three year term with elections staggered by departments
 Research Council (COS 4.4) (Westveld; Term ends Spring 2012)
  COS 4.3.3 – Three year term with elections staggered by departments
  Continued From COS By-Laws
 COS 4.2 Personnel Committee (No selection/election)
  Three year term for department representative and
   alternate.
  Costa (DMS Representative): Fall 2008-Spring 2011
  Phanord/Marcozzi (Alternate): Fall 2008-Sprin 2011
            Old Slide Ignore
          Other Representatives

1. Department Representative to the COS
   Academic Standards Committee (Bachman)
2. Department Representative to the COS
   Research Council (Westveld; appointed?)
3. Department Representative to the COS Merit
   Review Committee (Baragar; maybe ad-hoc)
4. Department Alternate Representative to the
   COS Personnel Committee (Marcozzi??)
                 Meeting #2 Agenda
                   1. Call to Order
                 2. Announcements
3. Approval of 4/09/10 Departmental Meeting Minutes
 4. Committee Reports (Merit, Advisory, Graduate, Undergraduate, Personnel)
     5. Any remaining elections of department
       representatives as outlined in COS 4.4
          6. Mid-Tenure Reviews/Reports
                  7. New Business
                   8. Adjournment
                 NWCCU Accreditation
 http://provost.unlv.edu/nwccu/ (go to self-study report; in particular standards 2 & 4)

 Main topic during Chair’s meeting (Friday) and ADS meeting
  (Wednesday)
    10 year accomplishments discussed by President
      PhD enrollment doubled
      Largest percent increase in combined PhD/Masters (5 years)
      COS/COE 4th largest increase in scholarly/grant activity
      Bragged about PeopleSoft (he had zero expectation it would work)
      Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc

    Persevering our plans (not happening as fast as desired due to over 30% budget
     cuts, but still moving forward)
    Main point: We are doing what we should be doing
    Ahead of other universities in the northwest concerning accreditation
     (according to “pre-visit” by accreditation team a few years ago)
    UNR received extremely bad accreditation report (now accreditation
     team meets with UNR more often). Also, President discussed his
     very bad accreditation experience at University of Hawaii.
    Bad accreditation report implies more visits, additional
     department/college/university reports/assessment/work, etc.,
    Also discussed: Accreditation stick, how we close the loop using past
     assessments, etc.
       Meetings Info Continued
 President hopes that reflecting on the last 10
  years will be a rallying point.
 Believes community support is very high
  (legislators in “shock and awe” by support from
  community/student/faculty)
 Possibly over 100 million dollars in gifts vs.
  annual average of 30 million dollars in gifts.
        Chair’s Meeting Friday
 President’s vision also discussed
 Seems to be down playing differential tuition and
  vertically cutting out Nevada State College
 Proposing UNLV trasformed into the elite/choice
  state university, giving a larger role to Nevada
  State College.
 Possibly increasing tuition from $6000 to $9000
  but with many $3000 scholarships available to
  good students.
 Possibly decreasing enrollment from 26,000
  students to 22,000 students
               Meeting #2 Agenda
 1. Call to Order
 2. Announcements
 3. Approval of 4/09/10 Departmental Meeting
  Minutes
 4. Committee Reports (Merit, Advisory, Graduate, Undergraduate,
  Personnel)

 5. Any remaining elections of department
  representatives as outlined in COS 4.4
 6. Mid-Tenure Reviews/Reports
 7. New Business
 8. Adjournment
                              Choice Voting
 Procedure
 Introduction to Choice Voting
 Choice voting (e.g., "single transferable vote" or "preference voting") is a form of
  limited voting in which voters maximize their one vote's effectiveness through
  ranking choices. Choice voting is very likely to provide fair results, can be used in
  both partisan and non-partisan elections and does not require primaries. It is
  recommended as the best system for local government elections.
 To vote, voters simply rank candidates in order of preference, putting a "1" by
  their first choice, a "2" by their second choice and so on. Voters can rank as few
  or as many candidates as they wish, knowing that a lower choice will never count
  against the chances of a higher choice.
 To determine winners, the number of votes necessary for a candidate to earn
  office is established based on a formula using the numbers of seats and ballots:
  one more than
 1/(# of seats + 1). In a race to elect three seats, the winning threshold would be
  one vote more than 25% of the vote -- a total that would be mathematically
  impossible for four candidates to reach.
                         Choice Voting Cont.
 After counting first choices, candidates with the winning threshold are elected. To maximize the
  number of voters who help elect someone, "surplus" ballots beyond the threshold are transferred
  to remaining candidates according to voters' next-choice preferences: in the most precise
  method, every ballot is transferred at an equally reduced value. After transferring surplus ballots
  until no remaining candidate has obtained the winning threshold, the candidate with the fewest
  votes is eliminated. All of his/her ballots are distributed among remaining candidates according
  to voters' next-choice preferences. This process continues until all seats are filled. Computer
  programs have been developed to conduct the count, although the ballot count often is done by
  hand.
 Choice voting has been used for city council elections in Cambridge (MA) since 1941 and is used
  for Community School Board elections in New York and for national elections in Ireland and
  Australia. Cambridge's 13% African-American community has helped elect a black candidate in
  every election since the 1950s; choice voting in other cities -- like New York in the era of Mayor
  Fiorello La Guardia -- also resulted in fair racial, ethnic and partisan representation.
 Example: The chart below illustrates choice voting in a partisan race with 6 candidates running
  for 3 seats: Jones, Brown and Jackson are Democrats; Charles, Murphy and Stevens are
  Republicans. With 1000 voters, the threshold of votes needed to win election is 251: (1000/4) +
  1.
 Note that Democrats Brown and Jones and Republican Charles win, with over 75% of voters
  helping directly to elect a candidate. Having won 60% of first choice votes, Democrats almost
  certainly would have won three seats with a winner-take-all, at-large system. (They also would
  have won three seats with a limited vote system -- and likely with cumulative voting -- because of
  "split votes" among the Republicans.) Despite greater initial support, Murphy loses to Charles
  because Murphy is a polarizing candidate who gains few transfer votes. Finally, 45 of 345 voters
  who help elect Brown in the fourth count chose not to rank Charles and Murphy, which
  "exhausts" their ballots.
Choice Voting Cont.
              1st Count    2nd Count        3rd Count       4th Count         5th Count


                           Jones' surplus   Smith's votes   Jackson's votes   Brown's votes
Candidate     Jones wins
                           transferred      transferred     transferred       transferred

Brown (D)     175          +10 = 185        + 10 = 195      +150 = 345        - 94 = 251

Jones (D)     270          -19 = 251        -               -                 -

Jackson (D)   155          + 6 = 161        + 6 = 167       - 167 = 0         -

Charles (R)   130          + 2 = 132        + 75 = 207      + 14 = 221        + 44 = 265

Murphy (R)    150          + 0 = 150        + 30 = 180      + 3 = 183         + 5 = 188

Smith (R)     120          + 1 = 121        -121 = 0        -                 -

Exhausted     -            -                -               -                 + 45 = 45
                 Pi Mu Epsilon
       The Nevada Beta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon
 •Pi Day event and Spring Induction of PME new members, was held
March 12, 2010 at 12pm – 2pm (Organizers: Camilia Alvarez and Shipra De)
                •New PME Office CDC 702 (Building 7)
     •To help facilitate interaction with our undergraduate students
  •Our undergraduate majors will be invited to our Spring “barbecue”
•Possible dates for Spring barbecue: either Thursday April 29 after 1pm
              or Friday April 30 (tentative, not yet official)
    •Separately, possible e-mail will be sent from Annabella Starks
•Do we want starting in the Fall, an informal gathering from 1:30 – 2:30
  every Tuesday in CDC Building 10 Conference Room or Sandbox?
              UNLV Ranking


 UNLV marginally at Carnegie 1 ranking
 DMS PhD program, DMS research/grants vital to
  this ranking.
 Can not afford to increase DMS teaching loads
  (UNLV and DMS future at stake)
 Congratulations to David Hanasch: awarded
  National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship
  (Possibly $16,000/year; not sure yet as not yet
  announced.)
               Spring Enrollment Numbers
                                Spring 2010   Spring 09
Math 095/096 Online                  92          110
Math 095 In Class                    399         190


                                                           Tenured Faculty Count
Math 096 In Class                    416         206
Math 120                             285         227
Math 122/123                         100          98         Spring 2009 Total 1025
                                                             Spring 2010 Total
Math 124                             412         505
Math 126                             323         235
Math 127                             495         399           1/5/10-1131 (10.34% increase)
Math 128                             59           63           Mon. 1/11/10-1118 (9.1%
Math 132                             366         443
                                                                increase)
Math 181                             367         345
Math 182                             223         227
                                                               Fri. 1/15/10-1091 (6.4%
Math 283                             178         134            increase)
Math 251                             58           57
300 Level Math                       143         128
Math 431                             90           79
Stat 152                             37           16
Stat 391                             110         108
Stat 463/663                         40           49
400/600/700 level math/stat &
    Mat/Sta; other than
    Math431 and
    Stat391/463/663                  345         318
Total                               4538         3937

Total w/o 095/096                  3631        3431
               Fall 2010 Schedule

 As I expected, currently a disaster
 First semester in which PeopleSoft (with AdAstra) was
    used, instead of SIS.
   Current system did not allow room requests!!
   Raelynn from Scheduling still adding the auditoriums to
    our calculus classes
   AdAstra is not up for fall to check for available rooms
    (summer is available)
   We expect to be working on fixing the schedule to match
    our actual requested fall schedule through early summer.
   In spite of the mess, registration starts Monday
    April 12, 2010
                 Annual Graduate
                Student Recruitment
1. Sent out to potential applicants 2289 e-mail advertisements, 1568 of
   postcards, 1004 posters to universities.
2. We had 66 applicants: 50 complete and offers to 26 with current
   deadline of Friday, April 16, 2010.
3. Checking into providing small additional support for incoming
   graduates.
4. Please let us know if you have contacts to
   send postcards and/or posters
5. Facebook (setting up an account next week)
                        SOAR
 Student, Orientation, Advising, & Registration



 Working with SOAR (and many other units) on
    the Math Placement Test dates, online placement
    test registration, online payments, etc., etc., ……..
   May SOAR dates: 14, 19, 21, 22, 27, 28
   June SOAR dates: 11, 17, 18, 25
   July SOAR dates: 1, 17
   August SOAR dates: 7, 19
   Very Helpful: Engineering, English and others
       On-Line Payment for Math
           Placement Exam

 Web Communications (Barbara Childs)
 Controllers Office
 Wells Fargo – Create online account
 Authorize.net – Processor of the payments
 Admissions (Suzane Espinoza and Kivanc Oner) –
  initiate creation of online Math Placement
  registration form consistent with SOARS.
 Student Technology (Geetha Sendhil) – currently
  programming the registration form
          General Information
 We have updated THAM
 Still working on Administrative Assistants Job
  elements
 Concerned about bumping
 Reminder: AMS meeting at UNLV on Saturday, April
 30 & Sunday, May 1, 2011. Please apply to the AMS to
 organize a special session.
                                        Budget Crisis
                       Re-working AA job Descriptions
                   Bumping for those Departments who get cut
   Units To Consider for Elimination
   Educational Leadership
   Informatics
   Management Information Systems
   Marriage and Family Therapy
   Recreation and Sport Management (including Professional Golf Management)
   Sports Education Leadership
   Teaching and Learning Center
   Women's Studies

    Subunits To Consider for Elimination
   Clinical Laboratory Sciences
   Construction Engineering Management
   English Language Center
   Entertainment Engineering
   Gerontology and Senior Theatre
   Landscape Architecture
   Urban Affairs Advising Center
                    Annual Graduate
                   Student Recruitment
5. Applications for fall 2010 are due February 1, but like UNR, we have a rolling
    application deadline and will consider applications until we fill all our vacancies.
6. Even though it’s impossible to pinpoint the number of vacancies, we anticipate
    several openings due to:
     1. Several GAs are finishing.
     2. Students going on probation due to unsatisfactory performance in their
        classes
     3. Students not passing their qualifying exams
7. Goal: To substantially increase the quality of incoming graduate students
   and to make our GAships very competitive.
8. Hope to use 2-4 Math 95/96 PTI positions as a back-up for hiring grad students
    and as a pool for any GA openings (problems: covering graduate student tuition,
    health-care, etc.)
9. Need to compare Math 95/96 instruction between grad students and non-grad
    students.
UNLV GA Program Reorganization
The current.proposal (see handout) includes:
1. Increases to Minimum Stipends
2. New Policies and Procedures
3. Modified Model for Distribution of State GA funds
4. Kate Korgan is scheduled to discuss this at the December 9th ADS
   (Administrative Development Seminar).
5. One COS/DMS Goal: To obtain additional GAs in line with our FTEs
   and increase stipends (COS compared better than other colleges).
6. PTI-GAs seem to correspond to actual people and include a fixed
   stipend, making it impossible to increase the minimum stipend.
7. Whereas a total dollar amount corresponds to State Funded GAs,
   making it less difficult to change stipends.
8. Currently over ½ of our GAs are PTI-GAs).
                 Chairs’ Meetings
 JET (Joint Evaluation Team)– used to be Program Elimination
  Committee.
 Associate Professors Review (topic 3c on 11/6/09 Chairs’
  Meeting). President’s message seems to include:
   motivate to move forward toward promotion, especially in research
    (help keep one oar in the water).
   candid feedback.
   successful applicants have been much weaker than he anticipated.

 I hope to meet during spring with everyone to form
  individual plans for the next three years.
General Ed Advisory Committee
 See center slide on handout (back of second page):
  Universal Undergraduate Learning Outcomes (UULOs)-
  2007 retreat
 Dean and Associate Dean have been pushing for Science to
  be included (e.g. analytical and problem solving).
 President indicated Tuesday that he wants Science
  included as part of the UULOs.
     Updating the work performance standards for staff.




                              Reminders
1. AMS meeting: Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1, 2011. Please apply to the
     AMS to organize a special session.
2. Lost Opportunities: Need feedback. Also topic 3A on 11/6/09 Chairs meeting
     and also discussed at EC. - How are Departments managing with budget
     cuts?
3. Math Diagnostics and Retention Meetings: Chair, Associate Chair,
     Undergraduate Coordinator, Dean, ASC, Bill Speers, Provost, etc. are
     heavily involved with. Partly driven by President. Mainly affects Math
     Placement Testing and Math 095 & 096.
4. Evaluations will be e-mailed and run April 19, 2010 through April 30, 2010.
               Thank you to all the faculty

				
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