September 2016 Faculty Meeting

Handouts:

ENTO Faculty Meeting, AGENDA, Friday 16 September 2016, 413 HPCT, 3:00 PM

  1. Elsa Murano, Director of Texas A&M AgriLife’s Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture
  2. Department Head – items for discussion
    1. Chemical Ecology Assistant Professor Position Deadline is October 17, 2016
      1. Begin recruiting PD is available online
    2. FLSA – 22 of 23 post-docs and research scientists are Move to biweekly payroll in Nov
      1. Supervisors must sign off on time sheet
      2. Any work over 40h per week must be paid as overtime (time and a half)
  • Comp time can be given, but not as a general Any hours over 240 must be paid out as overtime pay.
  1. Announcement of committee assignments (see handout) – I had no one decline
  2. VSP announced by Provost Watson on 6 Enrollment ends 21 October 2016.
  3. Faculty Developmental Leave applications Due October 12th
  4. Climate and Diversity Plan – due to college on 1 Ad hoc committee formed. Volunteers for this committee are welcome. A survey will be conducted after ICE.
  5. ICE Mixer, TAMU/OSU/SW Grand Ballroom E, Rosen Centre Hotel, 7-9PM
  6. Department Ultracold Freezer was Dedicated 30 amp line is being installed.
  7. Graduate Student Stipends, FY18 (next year). Survey
  1. TAMU
    1. Education Committee Report – Chair, Craig Coates
      1. For information Proposed change in graduate committee structure.
      2. Other actions to report
    2. FAC Meeting (6 September 2016) – Chair, Spence Behmer
      1. Newly elected members are Pat Porter, Hojun Song, and Ed Vargo
      2. FAC reviewed the discretionary funding in ENTO and approved the budget plan for FY17 (by consensus)
    3. AgriLife Research
      1. Leading a large $10M Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases proposal with UTMB (CDC funded RFP)

 

  1. AgriLife Extension
    1. IPM Coordinator – David Kerns arriving on or about 1 Housed in part of the ERL (lab and office).

Upcoming events

  • ICE – September 25-30 – Orlando, Florida
  • College Awards Ceremony – September 29 – AgriLife Center – 3 awardees in
  • Vector Biology joint meeting with UC Davis; Sunday October 16 – Monday October Equine Center.
  • Fall COADC Meeting – October 27 & 28 – College Station
  • College Tailgate – October 29 – AgriLife Complex
  • Leadership and Legacy Banquet – Nov 18 – Brazos County Expo
  • AgriLife Conference – January 9-13

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