April 3, 2009
Office of the Dean
• Welcome and thank you all for coming!
• The past six months have been a remarkable case study in
leadership across all industries as well as the SUS
• From Obama to Wagoner to higher education
• How does one best lead through financial crisis?
• How can one be appropriately responsive while at the same
time continuing to build the dream?
• USF has been exceptionally optimistic and forward-looking
• In a decade, we may reflect on 2009 as one of the best ever
hiring years for our college
Office of the Dean
Priorities in the Strategic Plan Have Not Changed!
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Community Engagement
Global Literacy and Impact
Integrated, Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Research and Innovation
Student Success
CAS remains very well positioned to contribute
to each of these priorities!
Office of the Dean
• State of the College
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Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Research and Scholarship
Facilities, Safety, and Security
HR and Budget
Faculty Affairs
Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
• New PhDs approved by
BOG
– Sociology, History,
Political Science –
conjoined
disciplinary programs
focused on
sustainable
community in a
globalized world
• MS in Material Science
awaiting BOG review
Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Admissions Highlights: FTIC Fall 2008
• Enrollees up 2%
• Average GPA 3.73, SAT 1160 both up 1%
• Enrolled 22 National Merit, 4 National Achievement
and 8 National Hispanic Scholars (12% overall
increase)
• There is a growing focus on identifying students who
may qualify for national awards and giving them
support to achieve them
Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate Student Headcount
Total University enrollment
Fall 2007 – 34,447
Fall 2008 – 35,224 (2.3% increase)
CAS enrollment (majors)
Fall 2007 – 12,822
Fall 2008 – 13,349 (4.1% increase)
Undergraduate enrollment is up in CAS and the
university but is not expected to grow more in the
future
Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Graduate Student Headcount
Total University enrollment
Fall 2007 – 8,338
Fall 2008 – 8,630 (3.5% increase)
CAS enrollment
Fall 2007 – 1877 (MA/S 1190; PhD 687)
Fall 2008 – 1805 (MA/S 1106; PhD 699)
(3.8% decrease, mainly in MAs)
In order to achieve the ratio we want between graduate and
undergraduate students, it is important that we steadily
increase graduate enrollment particularly at the doctoral
level
Research and Scholarship
2009 Summer Grant Writing Workshops
Despite budget cuts, the Office of Research & Innovation has again
funded this valued workshop series, offered in 3 tracks:
1. NEH Track, led by Roger Ariew
2. NIH Track, led by Cheryl Kirstein
3. NSF Track, led by Jeff Ryan
Research and Scholarship
Highlights in Research
A small sample of the outstanding research happening in CAS
Drs. Heydt and Levine, along with Adam Buben (Philosophy )for their hard earned
ACLS and Fulbright Fellowship Awards
Dr. Anne Latowsky (World Languages), NEH Fellowship
Dr. Casey Miller (Physics), funded by AFOSF Young Investigator Program for
investigating nanoscale giant magnetocaloric alloys
Dr. Jon Antilla (Chemistry) won a NSF-CAREER award ($550K over 5 years)
Dr. Tom Crisman (IB), Patel Professor of Environment, was elected chair of the
board of advisors for the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation based in
Jerusalem
Dr. Marc Karver (Psychology) received a $1.5M grant to evaluate the state of
Florida’s efforts to reduce the rate of suicide in youths aged 10 to 24
Drs. Jon Rottenberg and Kristen Salomon (Psychology) won a 2-year grant from the
National Institute of Mental Health
Research and Scholarship
Highlights in Scholarship
A small sample of the outstanding scholarly productivity happening in CAS
Dr. Michael Angrosino (Anthropology) won the 2008 Annual Society for Humanistic
Anthropology Fiction Award for his ethnographic short story, "The Shrine”
Dr. Antoinette Jackson (Anthropology) won the Vera Green Publication Award for
her paper, "Changing Ideas about Heritage and Heritage Resource Management in
Historically”
Dr. Jay Hopler (English) was nominated and was a finalist for the 2009 Rome Prize -The American Academy of Arts & Letters/American Academy in Rome
Dr. Precious McKenzie (English) won the 2008 Cecilia Konchar Farr Award for Best
Feminist Essay "Mary Kingsley: 'Set Yourself to Gain Personal Power’”
Dr. Xiaomei Jiang and Mr. Jason Lewis (Physics) were semi-finalists at the Oak Ridge
Labs Global Venture Challenge with their work on small solar cells
Ms. Aki Nakanishi (PhD student, Anthropology) was awarded a top prize at the
Education without Borders conference for her work on Participatory Action
Research with young people—just this week!
Research and Scholarship
CAS grant award dollars in March 2008 in
comparison to March 2009
Year-to-Date Comparison: FY06-07 Awards to FY07-08 Awards
For COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
32M
28M
24M
20M
16M
$28,580,725
12M
$24,958,877
8M
4M
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FY
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0M
FY07-08
FY08-09
Research and Scholarship
• Special program this year and next to attract 5 talented
post-docs for appointments in SLASS
• CAS Internal Awards continue to seed research and
scholarly endeavors
• The Office of Research & Scholarship continues to work
with faculty to provide assistance identify funding, field
budget questions, help review proposal content, etc.
– Need help? Contact us at [email protected]
Facilities, Safety, and
Security
New CAS Space
ISA
– The architectural firm HOK has been meeting with
Physics, Biology and Chemistry to design the new ISA
building
– SKANSKA will be constructing the building
– The building is still funded but likely to fall behind
schedule given recent economic challenges in the State
IDRB
– Discussions are still ongoing between SNSM and other
units on campus to finish the space in IDRB for use by
research clusters
Facilities, Safety, and
Security
• Hurricane preparedness
– Emergency generators are being tested on the first
Friday of each month
– SOC’s new roof is slated for completion in early
April
• Building Maintenance
– A new cold water plant will go online this summer.
This building will improve AC service to CAS
buildings: BEH, CPR, FAO and SOC
Facilities, Safety, and
Security
• Physical Departmental Moves
– Rehab & Mental Health Counseling will move to FMHI
beginning this summer
– Criminology will move to FMHI -- date to be determined
Budget/HR
Budget/HR
State of Florida Outlook for 2009/10
 Weakness in the state, national and world economies has
deepened
 $4 billion gap between 2009/10 revenue and current year
(2008/09) expenditures
 Gap must be addressed with further budget reductions
unless additional revenue streams and/or federal stimulus
funds are identified
 Fourth consecutive year of declining revenues
Budget/HR
Florida Senate – Proposed Higher Education
Appropriations Bill
(released March 27, 2009)
 Graduate tuition may be increased up to 15% per year
(NOTE: current statute limits the increase to 10%)
 Undergraduate base tuition increase of 8% (Governor’s
recommendation was 5%)
 Differential Fee bill provides authority for USF to increase
UG tuition up to maximum of 15% per year
Budget/HR
2008/09 CAS Budget Highlights
 168K faculty base salary increases were awarded for
research and scholarly excellence
 2% competitive base pay increase was given to faculty
 0.4% merit increase for faculty
 2.1M (1xonly) for fall/spring instructional costs (visiting
faculty and adjuncts)
 2.75M (1xonly) for summer 2009
 CAS continues to move forward with faculty searches
Faculty Affairs
2008/09 Faculty Searches
Rank
Filled
Failed
6
6
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Asst
15
8
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7
Asst/Assoc
8
5
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3
Assoc/Full
3
1
1
1
2
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1
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1
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0
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34
21
2
11
Instructor
Full
Approved
Plus 3 spousal hires and 1 extra line
As of 03/31/09
On-Going
Faculty Affairs
Congratulations and Best Wishes
to Our Retirees!
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Ms. Cathy D’Azzo (Mass Communications)
Mr. Peter George (CAS Webmaster)
Dr. Larry Leslie (Mass Communications)
Dr. David Schenck (English)
Dr. Richard Wunderlin (Biology- CMMB)
Questions?
--Have a great rest of the semester and a fun
and rejuvenating summer!
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