From the Dean
1. Publication Policy:
-The Dean encourages MUSC staff to publish papers in good journals. There are many new journals available these days, but not all have good review systems. The Faculty will issue a new publication reward policy. Articles ranked in higher quartiles according to SJR or ISI systems will receive higher rewards.
-When submitting papers, staff should use MU email system.
PC remark: See further elaboration under K. Ruchareka’s agenda.
2. Young staff supplement:
- Faculty Committee has agreed on a new supplement rate for academic staff suggested by the Dean. Support for beginners can be as much as 10,000 baht per month. However, the dean has emphasized that young ajarns must devote time to research and make sure that they process their academic promotion according to the Faculty’s regulation.
-The list of lecturers and assistant professors who should try to get themselves promoted is available.
PC remark: Young staff, this new rate will be effective from June 1. Please make sure you receive proper supplement. As of now, BC is ok because we don’t have anyone overdue on their promotion. JM and TC are on the list but both are processing their promotion papers.
3. The Dean has emphasized again that all graduate programs should continue to develop their curricular to be attractive to students. Renaming of the program is also possible.
From Deputy Dean for Administration and Finance
1. A serious robbery occurred at the Bus stop (Gate 1) about 2 weeks ago. Luckily nobody was hurt. To prevent such events happening again, one security guard will watch the Bus stop from 10 -12 pm every night.
2. Currently, some purchase permissions are obtained through emails. This must be supplemented by hardcopy documents.
From Deputy Dean for Quality Assurance
There is a lot of work to be done regarding quality insurance by สกอ and สมส.
PC remark: Just want to share with you that it is really a lot of work for SAR issues. There are questions and letters coming almost every week asking for information to fill in various forms. This difficult task is done mainly K. Onchunipa and A. PM. Many thanks for their help. Rest of support staff also help on data collection. Please co-operate if they need to ask you for any information.
From Deputy Dean for Research
The National Research Council of Thailand is calling for applications in various categories. The total granting amount is 1,500 million baht.
PC remark: Details of these grant proposals are already in your mailbox.
From Assistant Dean for PR and Special Affairs
1. The deadline for STT 37 abstract and full paper submission is on July 15, 2010.
PC remark: We should encourage all students to register for STT 37.
2. A press conference for Mahidol Prize will be held at K102, 2 pm on June 24, 2011
PC remark: BC members, please join me in congratulating ST for Mahidol Prize in teaching.
3. On June 28, 2011, MUSC will hold joint seminars by Liverpool and MUSC. Prof. Stephen Holloway and Prof. Samar Hasnain will speak on behalf of Liverpool; JY and A. Tanakorn (Physics) for MU.
PC remark: BC members, please join the seminar if you can. I will be in Manchester, UK during that period. SJ will be the acting chairperson during that time.
4. Next week, two staff from Indiana University will hold a series of workshops on effective teaching, which should be useful for staff and students.
PC remark: This workshop will be held in English. It should be useful for teaching. Please register with K. Yuvadee if you can attend the meeting.
From Head of Stang Mongkolsuk library
1. To follow the faculty policy in encouraging staff to publish papers in good articles, MUSC publication list is now fully equipped with all types of journal metrics. http://www.sc.mahidol.ac.th/research/pub2011.htm
2. Click on the upper right links of the page to learn more about Q1-Q4 articles and pros & cons of each metric type.
PC Remark: I will discuss this issue at the department meeting.