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Liberal Arts Council Minutes 2018


Liberal Arts Council

October 17, 2018

2:00 PM—Flowers Hall 230


Presiding: Dean Mary Brennan
Present: Council members: Audwin Anderson, Manda Anderson, Susan Day (recording), Beth Erhart, Ken Grasso, Craig Hanks, Lucy Harney, Bill Kelemen, Dan Lochman, Yongmei Lu, Aimee Roundtree, Chad Smith

Absent: Paul Hart (unable to attend because of teaching schedule), John Mckiernan-Gonzalez, Angela Murphy


Agenda Items:

The minutes of 9.19.18 were unanimously approved after a motion in support by Dr. Grasso and a second by Dr. Erhart.

Dean Brennan distributed a flyer about Rotary Club scholarships sent to her by former Dean of Liberal Arts, Dr. Ann Marie Ellis

Dean Brennan provided information about the Computer Information Resources Advisory Council meeting and the LMS sandboxes. Dr. Smith noted that TRACS users can see how these new LMS modules will work by “playing in the sandboxes.”

The University now has a university-wide contract for ARC-GIS.

The Library has hired a GIS expert.

The Registrar announced new room reservation software for 2019.
The Library is now a part of HathiTrust, an internet digitization archive, and GWLA, The Greater Western Library Association, important associations for our mission to become a Tier One Research Institution.

ITAC promises a new policy update for security that will allow permanent passwords.

CAD has approved the new department name for Department of World Languages and Literatures (formerly Modern Languages).

Manuel Goel, Coordinator for International Affairs in Texas State’s International Office, will take information about Graduate programs to universities in South America. Chairs and faculty should contact him with materials and information to take.

Dr. Mathew Juge, Associate Professor of Spanish, is the COLA rep to the ACC.

Dean Brennan noted that the call for Andrew Carnegie Fellow Program has gone out. Dr. Kate

Minutes 10.17.18 (DOCX, 17 KB)