First Tuesday Roundtables

Purpose and organization:

The First Tuesday Roundtables are a monthly forum in which academic department heads come together to discuss matters of common interest and concern. The format is meant to be casual. These sessions are for us to share ideas and experiences with our colleagues. They are not seminars or lectures.

Who is in charge of setting the agenda:

Provost Mason is the host for the program. She has delegated to the following people the task of setting the agenda: Gerry Craig, Tim de Noble, Eric Higgins, Stephanie Rolley, Eric Maata, and Brian Niehoff. You are encouraged to make suggestions about program topics to them.

Contact Brian Niehoff (2-4797 or if you have a subject you would like to have discussed.

When and where:

All sessions will be from 8:00 - 9:15 a.m. in the rooms listed below.

A call for making reservations for attendance will go out a few weeks before each session.

Tentative Schedule for FY 2014

September 3

University Advancement Fee - Fred Cholick, KSU Foundation
Sue Maes, Division of Continuing Education

Flinthills Room

October 1

Heather Reed, Office of Student Life
Lindsay Chapman, Office of General Counsel
Sara Thurston-Gonzalez, International Student and Scholar Services. 

Union Main Ballroom

November 5

Lindsay Chapman, Office of General Counsel

  • Accommodating Employee Disabilities
  • Addressing Issues of Collegiality

Main Ballroom - K-State Student Union 

December 3

Main Ballroom - K-State Student Union 

February 4

K-State Budget - Cindy Bontrager, Vice President for Administration and Finance

Ballrooms KS and U - K-State Student Union 

March 4

Legislative Update - Sue Peterson, Director of Government Relations
Post-Tenure Review and Department Documents - Brian Niehoff, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Alumni Ballroom - K-State Alumni Center 

April 1

Ruth Dyer - Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Ralph Richardson - Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Electronic promotion and tenure process

Alumni Ballroom - K-State Alumni Center 

May 6

Ameerah McBride, J.D. - Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Ms McBride will conduct training focused on defining the university’s legal obligation to enforce Title IX regulations. Sexual harassment and assault on campus are serious issues for all members of the K-State community. The training will address the legal framework for university regulations surrounding sexual assault and how we can work to improve campus culture. The training will also review the complaint and investigation process, as well as providing information on prevention methods such as bystander intervention. 

Alumni Ballroom - K-State Alumni Center