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Committe chair: Larry Reynolds


April 24, 2014

Provost candidate Open Forum recordings

 

Dear Campus Community - my apologies for taking so long to post these. The instructions for accessing them are listed below.

Only Dr. Robert Marley and Dr. Beth Ingram were recorded. Due to my oversight Dr. Mark Hoversten was not recorded.

Just a reminder that we will need you feedback by this Friday as our final search committee meeting, at which we will make our recommendations to the President, is next Monday the 28th. The feedback forms are available under the April 9 post.

Thanks to all, and Cheers!

Larry

Directions:

1. On NDSU home page go to the Bb Link (Larry Reynolds addition – I think you have to go 1-page deep – either Undergraduate Students or Faculty/Staff)

2. Click Preview as Guest

3. Scroll to bottom of page and select Browse Organization Catalog

4. Type the word Provost in box and click Go

5. Click on organization to enter


April 15, 2014

Dr. Joel Thierstein has withdrawn from our Provost search. The Open Forum scheduled for Thursday, April 17th at 10:00 a.m. has been canceled.


April 09, 2014

Provost search feedback forums available

 

The NDSU provost search committee is interested in receiving comments on the candidates being interviewed. The following forms are one way of soliciting comments. 

Joel Thierstein

Robert Marley

Mark Hoversten

Beth Ingram

Please print, fill out, fold, staple and return the form by campus mail to Stephanie Wawers, Old Main 102 or by regular mail to Stephanie Wawers, NDSU Dept. 1000, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050.


April 07, 2014

Provost finalists’ curricula vitae available

 

The four NDSU provost finalists’ curricula vitae are available for review as the candidates continue their campus visits.

Joel Thierstein, vice president for academic affairs/provost at Kentucky State University, has served in his current role since 2012.

Robert Marley is interim vice president for student success at Montana State University. Aside from August 2012 to June 2013 when he was on leave as a fellow of the American Council on Education at Texas A&M University, Marley has been at Montana State University since 1990.

Mark Hoversten, dean of the College of Art and Architecture at the University of Idaho, has served in his current role since 2007.

Beth Ingram, associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of the University College at the University of Iowa, has held her current positions since 2009 and has been Henry B. Tippie professor of economics since 2010.

The provost’s office is responsible for academic resources and budget, professional faculty matters and the university’s curriculum of instruction. The office oversees the eight academic colleges, graduate school, library, institutional programs, institutional research and analysis, accreditation and assessment, and the Great Plains Transportation Institute.  


April 04, 2014

NDSU provost finalist visit rescheduled

 

Provost candidate Joel Thierstein’s visit to NDSU has been rescheduled. The open forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, from 10-11 a.m. in Memorial Union Century Theater. The forum will be followed by a 30-minute meet and greet.

Thierstein is vice president for academic affairs/provost at Kentucky State University. He has served in his current role since 2012. Previously, Thierstein was senior adviser and council for the U.S. Department of Education in 2011 and associate provost at Rice University from 2007-11. He was associate professor at Oregon State University from 2001-06 and assistant professor at Baylor University from 1998-2001, Purdue University from 1995-97 and Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, from 1993-95.

Thierstein has earned four degrees from Syracuse University: a bachelor’s in telecommunications management in 1983, a master’s in telecommunication in 1984, Juris Doctor in 1991 and a doctorate in mass communications in 1996.


April 01, 2014

NDSU provost finalist visit rescheduled

 

Provost candidate Joel Thierstein's visit to NDSU has been postponed due to weather. The open forum scheduled for April 1 is cancelled and will be rescheduled.


March 25, 2014

Four NDSU provost finalists selected for campus visits

 

The North Dakota State University provost search committee has selected four candidates for campus visits. Open forums are scheduled April 1-10.

  • Tuesday, April 1: Joel Thierstein, vice president for academic affairs/provost at Kentucky State University
  • Thursday, April 3: Robert Marley, interim vice president for student success at Montana State University
  • Tuesday, April 8: Mark Hoversten, dean of the College of Art and Architecture at the University of Idaho
  • Thursday, April 10: Beth Ingram, associate provost for undergraduate education and dean of the University College at the University of Iowa

All open forums are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Memorial Union Century Theater. They will be followed by a 30-minute meet and greet. All employees and students are welcome to attend.

The provost’s office is responsible for academic resources and budget, professional faculty matters and the university’s curriculum of instruction. The office oversees the eight academic colleges, graduate school, library, institutional programs, institutional research and analysis, accreditation and assessment, and the Great Plains Transportation Institute.  

Joel Thierstein
Thierstein is scheduled to be on campus March 31 and April 1. He has served in his current role since 2012. Previously, Thierstein was senior adviser and council for the U.S. Department of Education in 2011 and associate provost at Rice University from 2007-11. He was associate professor at Oregon State University from 2001-06 and assistant professor at Baylor University from 1998-2001, Purdue University from 1995-97 and Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, from 1993-95.  

Thierstein has earned four degrees from Syracuse University: a bachelor’s in telecommunications management in 1983, a master’s in telecommunication in 1984, Juris Doctor in 1991 and a doctorate in mass communications in 1996.  

Robert Marley
Marley is set to be at NDSU April 2-3. Aside from August 2012 to June 2013 when he was on leave as a fellow of the American Council on Education at Texas A&M University, Marley has been at Montana State University since 1990. He served as dean and director of the College of Engineering and Engineering Experiment Station from 2001-2013 and was associate dean of the College of Engineering from 1996-2000. Previously, Marley was a Boeing fellow and research assistant at Wichita State University from 1985-90 and a rehabilitation engineering technician at the Rehabilitation Engineering Center from 1983-85.  

Marley has earned three degrees from Wichita State University: a bachelor’s in general sciences in 1983, a master’s in engineering management science in 1987 and a doctorate in industrial engineering in 1990.  

Mark Hoversten
Hoversten is scheduled to be at NDSU April 7-8. He has served in his current role since 2007. Hoversten previously was coordinator of landscape architecture and planning from 1991-2007 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he also held assistant professor, associate professor and professor roles. He was manager of land planning for the Howard Hughes Corp. from 1988-91 after serving as an associate at Royston Hanamoto Alley and Abey from 1985-87.  

He earned a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture in 1976 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing in 1980 from the University of Minnesota. He earned a master’s degree in painting from the University of New Mexico in 1981 and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Iowa in 1983. Hoversten earned a doctorate from Lincoln University, New Zealand, in 2013. His dissertation was “Decision-making, Values and Discursive Moments in Alternative Futures Landscape Planning.”  

Beth Ingram
Ingram is set to be on campus April 9-10. She has held her current positions since 2009 and has been Henry B. Tippie professor of economics since 2010. Previously, Ingram was associate dean for undergraduate programs from 2006-09 at the Tippie College of Business and chair of the Department of Economics from 2003-06, both at the University of Iowa.  

Ingram has held academic positions at the University of Iowa since 1988 and was an assistant professor of economics at Cornell University from 1986-88.  

Ingram earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Iowa in 1981 and a doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1986.   

Search committee
Larry Reynolds, University Distinguished Professor of animal sciences and co-director of the Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy, is the search committee chair. Other members are:

  • Emily Berg, assistant director of the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis
  • Margaret Fitzgerald, professor and head of the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science
  • Karen Froelich, professor of management and marketing
  • Chuck Hoge, interim executive director of the NDSU Research and Technology Park
  • Samee Khan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering
  • Larry Peterson, director of the Office of Accreditation, Assessment and Academic Advising
  • Tom Riley, professor of anthropology
  • Molly Secor-Turner, assistant professor of nursing
  • Mukund Sibi, University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and biochemistry
  • Charlene Wolf-Hall, head of the Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences

March 3, 2014

North Dakota State University
Provost Search Committee Meeting Minutes

 

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 9-11:40 a.m.
President’s Office Conference Room

Attendance
Committee Members: Larry Reynolds, Emily Berg, Margaret Fitzgerald, Karen Froelich, Chuck Hoge, Samee Khan, Larry Peterson(participated by phone), Tom Riley, Molly Secor-Turner, Mukund Sibi, Charlene Wolf-Hall

Others: Lois Christianson, Stephanie Wawers, Garry Owens (participated by phone)

The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. by Chair, Larry Reynolds.

1. Discuss reference calling feedback
The reference calling teams shared the feedback they received from the reference calls on each candidate including strengths and weaknesses. Only one reference was contacted for two different candidates due to time, schedules, etc. After discussion it was decided that at least one more reference for each of the two candidates needs to be contacted by the end of the day Friday, February 28th.

2. Reduce candidate pool for neutral site interviews
The committee discussed the candidates and decided to reduce the list from eleven candidates to nine for the neutral site interviews.

3. Review neutral site interview questions
Dr. Reynolds asked Dr. Khan and Dr. Riley to review the neutral site interview questions and make any changes/suggestions by the beginning of next week. Dr. Reynolds will then send the questions out to the entire committee for approval.

4. Approve neutral site interview schedule
Another time slot will be added to the neutral site interview schedule but was approved by the committee with this change. The interviews will take place at the Holiday Inn on March 8th and 9th.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m.

Respectfully submitted by Stephanie Wawers


March 3, 2014

North Dakota State University
Provost Search Committee Meeting Minutes

 

Friday, February 14, 2014, 1-3:15 p.m.
President’s Office Conference Room

Attendance
Committee Members: Larry Reynolds, Emily Berg, Margaret Fitzgerald, Karen Froelich, Chuck Hoge, Samee Khan, Larry Peterson, Tom Riley(participated by phone), Molly Secor-Turner, Mukund Sibi, Charlene Wolf-Hall

Others: Lois Christianson, Stephanie Wawers, Garry Owens

The meeting was called to order at 1 p.m. by Chair, Larry Reynolds.

1. Second screening of candidates
The committee first discussed the 3 candidates that applied after the meeting on February 10th.  It was decided that one candidate did not meet minimum qualifications and would not be moved forward. Then the committee discussed the remaining candidates. 11 were moved forward to the reference calling round. Garry Owens will contact these candidates and then reference calling can be completed prior to our next meeting on February 27th at 9 a.m. The candidates that did not make the reference calling cut will be kept in the pool of applicants for now.

2. Approve reference calling questions
The committee suggested one edit to question #5 – it should include a question regarding involvement in strategic planning. The questions were approved for use with that change.

3. Reference calling committees
Dr. Reynolds assigned teams of 2 committee members for reference calling. The teams are as follows:

  • Emily Berg & Margaret Fitzgerald
  • Karen Froelich & Samee Khan
  • Chuck Hoge & Larry Peterson
  • Tom Riley & Molly Secor-Turner
  • Mukund Sibi & Charlene Wolf Hall

Two people must participate in each reference call which can be done by conference call if needed. If one team member is not available, Dr. Reynolds will serve as the alternate. Stephanie will send out a long distance code that can be used for these calls.

4. Approve timeline
The revised timeline was approved by the committee.

5. Review neutral site interview questions
There was not enough time to complete this agenda item.

6. Review neutral site interview schedule
There was not enough time to complete this agenda item.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Stephanie Wawers


February 10, 2014

North Dakota State University
Provost Search Committee Meeting Minutes

 

Monday, February 10, 2014 1-2:40 p.m.
Hidatsa, Memorial Union

Attendance
Committee Members: Larry Reynolds, Emily Berg, Margaret Fitzgerald, Karen Froelich, Chuck Hoge, Samee Khan, Larry Peterson, Molly Secor-Turner, Charlene Wolf-Hall

Absent: Mukund Sibi

Others: Lois Christianson, Stephanie Wawers, Garry Owens participated by phone, attempted to connect Tom Riley by phone but not successful

The meeting was called to order at 1 p.m. by Chair, Larry Reynolds.

1. First screening of candidates
The committee discussed the 32 candidates that submitted materials on the HR employment website. 19 candidates were moved forward to the second screening. There were also 2 candidates that submitted their materials today so they will also be moved forward so the whole committee has a chance to review them. The online posting will close Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. CST but there may be additional candidates that submit their materials prior to that date/time. The committee is urged to check online after the closing to ensure all candidates are reviewed.

2. Assign point value to minimum qualifications for second screening
After discussion, the committee decided to use a 1-5 rating for each qualification for each candidate. At the next meeting, Friday February 14th at 1:00 p.m., President’s Office Conference Room, the committee will discuss the ratings and candidates to choose those that will move on for reference calling.

3. Other
Dr. Reynolds assigned Larry Peterson and Molly Secor-Turner to review the reference calling questions that Garry Owens provided for the committee and make any suggestions/changes. The suggestions/changes need to be submitted to Lois Christianson by mid-Thursday and then will be distributed to the whole committee prior to the meeting on Friday afternoon.

The timeline will be sent to the committee also this week so that it may be approved at the meeting on Friday.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Stephanie Wawers


February 10, 2014

North Dakota State University
Provost Search Committee Meeting Minutes

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1-2:10 p.m.
President’s Office Conference Room, Old Main 102

Attendance
Committee Members: Larry Reynolds, Emily Berg, Margaret Fitzgerald, Karen Froelich, Chuck Hoge, Samee Khan, Larry Peterson, Tom Riley, Molly Secor-Turner, Mukund Sibi, Charlene Wolf-Hall

Others: Lois Christianson, Stephanie Wawers, Garry Owens participated by phone

The meeting was called to order at 1 p.m. by Chair, Larry Reynolds.

1. Review and approve draft screening sheet
The draft screening sheet was sent out to the committee prior to the meeting. The minimum and preferred qualifications were filled in using the ones listed on the Provost profile. After discussion, it was decided that there would be two screenings. For the first screening, the committee will assign 0, 1, or 2 for each candidate on the minimum qualifications only (0=no, 1=maybe, 2=yes). The committee will then meet to decide who should be removed from the search and who should move on to the next screening. At this meeting the committee will also discuss and assign point values to the minimum qualifications that will then be used for the next screening. It was decided that the next meeting that is scheduled for February 11th should be moved to the 10th (the first screening and point values will be discussed on this date) and then another meeting should be scheduled for February 14th(the second screening will be discussed on this date). Stephanie will look at calendars and coordinate these meetings.

2. Review and approve draft timeline
The timeline could not be approved as there will be some changes made.

3. Other – discuss reference calling questions if time
There was not time to discuss this item.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Stephanie Wawers


January 4, 2014

Provost Profile

 

Profile pdf


December 19, 2013

North Dakota State University
Provost Search Committee Meeting Minutes

 

Thursday, December 19, 2013 1-2:30 p.m.
President’s Office Conference Room, Old Main 102

Attendance
Committee Members: Larry Reynolds, Emily Berg, Margaret Fitzgerald, Karen Froelich, Samee Khan, Larry Peterson, Tom Riley, Molly Secor-Turner, Mukund Sibi, Charlene Wolf-Hall

Others: Lois Christianson, Stephanie Wawers

Committee Members Absent: Chuck Hoge

The meeting was called to order at 1 p.m. by Chair, Larry Reynolds.

1. Advertisement and Ad Plan
Larry Reynolds shared that the final ad was submitted to the Chronicle of Higher Ed by Garry Owens and will appear starting January 6th.  A list of other publications/websites the ad could be/will be placed was sent to the committee previously. If any committee members have other locations for the ad, please send that information to Larry Reynolds. The job will be posted on the NDSU employment site by January 6th.

2. Committee Member Participation
The committee discussed whether all members need to be present at meetings or not, specifically during on campus interviews. It was decided that 7 out of 10 committee members need to be present for meetings. Committee members that need to be absent are encouraged to call in to meetings and/or gather info from other members who attended.

3. Provost Profile
The draft of the Provost profile was discussed and several suggestions were made for changes. Members are asked to submit further comments/changes/suggestions to Larry Reynolds no later than Tuesday, December 24th. Dr. Reynolds will incorporate those and send the profile out to the committee again on December 26th for review. The approved profile needs to be completed by Monday, December 30th to be entered into the NDSU online system.

The next meeting will be scheduled for beginning to mid- January to review the Screening Sheet and other materials.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Stephanie Wawers


 

 

December 13, 2013

North Dakota State University
Provost Search Committee Meeting Minutes


Wednesday, December 11, 2013  8-9:15 a.m.
President’s Office Conference Room, Old Main 102

Attendance
Committee Members: Larry Reynolds, Emily Berg, Margaret Fitzgerald, Karen Froelich, Samee Khan, Larry Peterson, Tom Riley, Molly Secor-Turner, Mukund Sibi, Charlene Wolf-Hall

Others: Lois Christianson, Stephanie Wawers

Committee Members Absent: Chuck Hoge

The meeting was called to order at 8 a.m. by Chair, Larry Reynolds.

1. Welcome
Larry Reynolds welcomed the committee and called the meeting to order.

2. Review draft advertisement
The committee has already made some suggestions on the draft ad via e-mail. Dr. Reynolds and the committee discussed the draft ad and some additional suggestions were made for changes. Dr. Reynolds asked that everyone send suggested revisions to him so that he can incorporate them into the ad. It will then be sent out again to the committee again.

3. Review and adopt Search Committee Budget
The committee reviewed the search committee budget. It was noted that this is just an estimated budget and will most likely changes. The committee approved the estimated budget.

4. Other/Adjourn
The list of minimum and preferred qualifications was e-mailed out to the committee prior to the meeting and was then discussed at the meeting. The committee went through the minimum qualifications bullets and made several suggested revisions. Dr. Reynolds asked that the committee send suggested revisions on the preferred qualification bullets to him via email.

It was decided that the committee should meet again next week to finalize the ad and the qualifications. Stephanie will look at calendars and let the committee know the date/time for the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 a.m.

Respectfully submitted by Stephanie Wawers


 

 

December 12, 2013

Anticipated NDSU Provost Search Time-line, 2013-14*:


early December: initial screening committee meeting(s), including charge from President

early-mid December: development of general advertisement for standard and other media outlets; development of Position Profile

early January: posting of advertisement and Position Profile

January: direct contact with identified potential candidates

early February: target date for receipt of applications

mid February: screening down to short list; likely to involve screening interviews thereafter

early-mid March: initial interviews, finalists for campus interviews identified/notified

late March-mid April: campus interviews and feedback to President

early May: hiring decision made

mid summer or thereafter: new Provost starts


*Time-line subject to change

 


 

 

December 10, 2013

North Dakota State University
Provost Search Committee Meeting Minutes


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 9-10:30 a.m.
President’s Office Conference Room, Old Main 102

Attendance
Committee Members: Larry Reynolds, Emily Berg, Margaret Fitzgerald, Karen Froelich, Samee Khan, Larry Peterson, Tom Riley, Molly Secor-Turner, Mukund Sibi, Charlene Wolf-Hall
Others: Garry Owens, Lois Christianson, Stephanie Wawers
Committee Members Absent: Chuck Hoge

The meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. by Chair, Larry Reynolds.

1. Introductions
Larry Reynolds welcomed the committee and guests. Each committee member and guest introduced themselves with some background information and how they are connected to NDSU.

2. Committee Charge
President Bresciani thanked the committee for their willingness to serve and offered his full support. The draft advertisement contains the characteristics and qualifications that he is looking for in the next Provost.

3. Review NDSU Policy-Provost Search and Screening Committee Duties and Responsibilities
Lois Christianson, Equal Opportunity Specialist from Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach, reviewed NDSU policies that apply to this search process, as well as the duties and responsibilities of the committee. Her presentation is attached to these minutes.

4. Review Search Committee and Open Meetings/Open Records, Affirmative Action, Legal Requirements & Prohibitions
This was combined with agenda item #3 in Lois’ presentation.

5. Role of AGB Search
Garry Owens, search consultant with AGB Search will assist the search committee with putting together marketing materials, recruitment for the position, meetings and arrangements, background checks, and the transition period for the new Provost. If committee members know of possible candidates, they can send names to Larry Reynolds or Garry Owens and Garry will make the initial contact.

6. Review of search process and adopt search timeline
Larry Reynolds and Garry Owens reviewed the search process and timeline. The draft timeline is not set in stone and some adjustments will be made, therefore it was not adopted by the committee at this meeting.

7. Review and approve advertisement
Garry Owens will be meeting with a couple groups while he is here to gather feedback and information. This will result in some changes to the draft advertisement. The committee is encouraged to look over the ad also and make any suggestions, especially on how to cut down the length of it. The ad was not adopted by the committee at this meeting. Advertising will begin by January 1st. If committee members know of listservs, websites or other areas the position should be advertised in, please let Larry Reynolds or Garry Owens know.

8. Review electronic access to candidate files
Lois Christianson reviewed how to access the applicant files on the NDSU employment website. A hand out with the instructions is attached to these minutes. If anyone has any problems with the site, please contact Lois directly.

9. Other
It was noted that the title of “Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs” is being changed to “Provost”. This change has been made to streamline the title and because there are Vice Presidents that report to the Provost. A link to the organization chart will be sent to the committee by Stephanie Wawers.

Due to time constraints the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m.. Another meeting will be arranged for next week to cover the rest of the materials and review the advertisement again.

Respectfully submitted by Stephanie Wawers

Supporting materials

 

Provost Search December 2013

Access to Application Materials in PeopleAdmin

 

 


Committee


CHAIR:
University Distinguished Professor Larry Reynolds from the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources

Tom Riley from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Magaret Fitzgerald, College of Human Development and Education
Karen Froelich, College of Business
Sammee Khan, College of Engineering
UDP Mukund Sibi, College of Science and Mathematics
Larry Peterson, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Charlene Wolf-Hall, College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources
Molly Secor-Turner, College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health
Emily Berg, Institutional Research
Chuck Hoge, NDSU Research and Technology Park

The national placement firm of AGB Search will be assisting NDSU in the process, which will be initiated yet this semester with the goal of campus interviews in the spring. We hope to name the next provost by late April.


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