Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior
Following the Chief Academic Officers (CAO) and NSCS Board of Trustees meetings last week, I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Dennis Molfese, Director of the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior, at UNL in Lincoln. Dr. Molfese provided a tour of the new interdisciplinary facility which is quite impressive (http://cb3.unl.edu/). He has gathered faculty from many disciplines (e.g. psychology; political science; education).
If you are interested in a tour or possibly collaborative efforts, contact Dr. Dennis Molfese, email@example.com/dbrainlab or 402-472-0168. Dr. Molfese is the editor-in-chief of Developmental Neuropsychology; he is also Director of the Big Ten/Ivy League/CIC Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration and Director of the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory. Dr. Molfese is open to exploring various collaborative possibilities from all disciplines. If you desire more information, please let me know.
Information Fair Luncheon
Our third annual faculty and staff information fair will occur 12 February 2015 (Thursday) from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm. The Information Fair Luncheon provides you with the opportunity to ask questions about programs and units across campus. To reserve a presentation table, please contact Wendy Mahr (firstname.lastname@example.org).
During the past year feedback from various units/departments campus-wide have noted some inaccuracies, broken links, and areas lacking clarity within the CSC website. Kristal will be working with the deans, chairs, and others to obtain feedback on such problems so corrections can be made. This is particularly critical, as the website serves as a repository of information as well as a recruitment and retention tool. Kristal’s office is in 222 Burkhiser and her phone number is 432-6370.
Effective immediately, Kristal Kuhnel will begin assisting the Education (including MAE) and Counseling programs. She will continue in this capacity as the point person until at least the end of the semester. Marianne Mowry continues as the point person for MBA and MSOM programs.
A more complete description of the current support process and structure (and next steps) for the Graduate Studies Program will be provided in the mid-February Faculty Senate and Graduate Council Meetings.
If you need a break, you are welcome to join me at the Bean Broker on Friday, 13 February, from 7:45-9:30 am. I will buy your beverage of choice. Thank you for your efforts this year.
Please do not feel obligated to attend.
Quality Matters (QM)
A correction from the previous VPAA update I sent in January. Two classes have already earned Quality Matters certification and were certified last year: MGMT 639 Legal and Social Environment of Business taught by Nathaniel Gallagos and HPER 233 Personal Health and Wellness taught by Kerma Crouse. Dr. Mary Jo Carnot recently earned the certification to manage QM reviews.