Agenda Item No. V. A. 1. c.

Washburn University Board of Regents





SUBJECT: Faculty Personnel - Emeritus



DESCRIPTION:



At the end of the Spring 2003 semester the following faculty members will retire and are being recommended for Emeritus status.



James Wendell Bayles will retire as Professor in the School of Law after 20 years of service to Washburn University. Professor Bayles has served on numerous faculty committees including, most recently, the Law Journal Committee. He has taught primarily in the law school's tax curriculum. His willingness over the years to assist in related subject areas when needed has been invaluable to the law school. He has been an excellent recruiter for the School and has supervised students for several years in a very active VITA program that has provided volunteer tax assistance each spring to needy individuals. Professor Bayles has advised countless students over the years, helping to guide many of them through a program of study at Washburn that would open doors for them to some of the most prestigious graduate tax programs in the nation. The title Professor Emeritus is recommended in recognition of Professor Bayles' long and distinguished career, and for his record of 20 years of contributions to the School of Law and the University.



Dr. Kennett Cott will retire as Professor in the History Department in the College of Arts and Sciences after 34 years of service to Washburn University. Dr. Cott joined the faculty of the Department of American Citizenship (now the Department of History) as an Instructor in 1969, was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1972, received tenure in 1975, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1986, and Professor in 1990. He assumed the responsibilities of Department Chair in fall 2001. Dr. Cott has consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Over the past five years, he has given numerous speeches to local groups on El Salvador, Mexico, and Latin America. A colleague wrote "Given his lengthy tenure as a member of the history faculty at the university, his legions of enthusiastic students, his devotion to exploring the history of Mexico, his commitment to linking the peoples of the United States with those of their neighbors across Hispanic America, Professor Cott is an apt candidate for emeritus status at Washburn University."The title Professor Emeritus is recommended in recognition of Kennett Cott's long and distinguished career, and for his record of 34 years of contributions to the Department of History, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.



Dr. Barbara Clark will retire as Associate Professor in the School of Nursing after 22 years of service to Washburn University. Dr. Clark joined the faculty of the School of Nursing as a part-time Instructor in 1980, and was hired in a full-time tenure track position in 1981. She was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1986, received tenure in 1988, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2001. She has served as Associate Dean of the School of Nursing since fall 2001. Dr. Clark has consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. She pioneered online course development in the School of Nursing and has served as the web CT mentor for the past three years. She has provided expertise with her knowledge of innovative course delivery methods as she mentored the School of Nursing through the development of their online RN to BSN program. Her service activities are extensive and include broad involvement with the School of Nursing, the University, and the Topeka community. She has been selected several times by the graduating seniors in the School to receive the Excellence in Teaching Award, which she has received more than any other nursing faculty member. The title Associate Professor Emeritus is recommended in recognition of Barbara Clark's long and distinguished career, and for her record of 22 years of contributions to the School of Nursing and Washburn University.



Dr. Janice Dunwell will retire as Associate Professor in the School of Nursing after 14 years of service to Washburn University. Dr. Dunwell joined the faculty of the School of Nursing as an Instructor in spring 1989, and moved to tenure-track Assistant Professor in fall 1989. She received tenure in 1995. Dr. Dunwell has consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. She developed and taught a wide variety of courses in Community Health, Public Health, and School Nursing. She developed the core curriculum for the innovative online Public Health Nursing Certificate program designed to provide essential knowledge to working public health nurses. She co-created the International Community Health module that has been used successfully for six years to teach students internationally about community health in the United States, Portugal, Northern Ireland, and Finland. Dr. Dunwell has worked collaboratively for many years with numerous national, state, and local community and public health agencies to improve our populations' health. She currently serves on the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association. Her service activities are extensive and include broad involvement with the School of Nursing, the University, and the Topeka community. The title Associate Professor Emeritus is recommended in recognition of Janice Dunwell's long and distinguished career, and for her record of 14 years of contributions to the School of Nursing and Washburn University.



Dr. Barbara Burgess will retire as Assistant Professor in the Mass Media Department in the College of Arts and Sciences after 17 years of service to Washburn University. Dr. Burgess joined the faculty of the Center for Media and Communication Studies as an Instructor in 1986, and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1989. She received tenure in 1996. Dr. Burgess has consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. She was instrumental in helping the Mass Media Department establish its own computer laboratory. For the past two years, she has also served as chair of the Center for Kansas Studies. A colleague wrote "She is an enthusiastic teacher and loyal colleague who provides service in many forms to the University." The title Assistant Professor Emeritus is recommended in recognition of Barbara Burgess' long and distinguished career, and for her record of 17 years of contributions to the Department of Media, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.





FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



None



RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends that the Board honor the above faculty members with the appropriate Professor Emeritus title.







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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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