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Faculty Advisory Council

Faculty Advisory Council Update

At the Dec. 6 State Regents meeting, Dr. Aaron Elmer presented the FAC annual report. As he expressed to the FAC members, "At end of the Q&A, each of the Regents and Chancellor Johnson asked me to pass along a sincere 'thank you' to all faculty in the state of Oklahoma. They understand that the work we do is not easy. They know we work long hours. Ultimately, I believe they want us to understand that we are appreciated. I told them I would let the FAC know and that I would encourage them to pass the message along to their respective faculty."

At the annual Faculty Assembly held on Nov. 3, the following faculty discussed issues to be addressed by the Faculty Advisory Council in 2013: Abbas Johari (CU), James L. Heflin (CU), Julie Dinger-Blanton (CSC), Patrick O. Bohan (ECU), Sharon Burris (MSC), Aaron Elmer (MSC), Jeff Birdsong (NEOAMC), Don Stinson (NOC), Nate Vanden Brook (OCCC), Steve Eddy (OSUCHS), Ken Bartels (OSUCHS), John Veenstra (OSU), René Hurst (OSU-OKC), Jim Ford (RSU), Craig Dawson (RSC), Mona Ridley (SSC), David Esjornson (SWOSU), Luis Montes (UCO, James W. Mock (UCO), Georgia Kosmopoulou (OU), Deborah Lockwood (OUHSC), Kari Boyce (OUHSC), Pia Bauer (WOSC), Wambli S. Win (Bacone), Robert Bonner (OWU), Sam Thorpe (ORU), Timothy D. Norton (ORU) and Ram S. Mohan (TU).

Chancellor Glen D. Johnson presented slides describing the State Regents’ priority on degree completion. The slides are posted on the Faculty Advisory Council website. In addition to results from the faculty survey, discussion included the role of independent institutions in Complete College America (CCA), faculty involvement with the Legislature, measures for the performance funding formula, holistic admissions, the need for more full-time faculty and online courses.

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