December 2, 2014

Academic Council Agenda

December 2, 2014
3:00 PM
South Administration Conference Room

Academic Council Minutes
November 4, 2014 (PDF)

Ratification of 4 Courses – Email Vote Approved – 11/6/2014

There were four courses that were missed in the last Sept. 30th University Curriculum Committee meeting. One issue we had with these courses not coming forward in September was due to our new CourseLeaf processes/training. That is why we are going to grant an exception and move these courses forward.

  • Action Item. ANTH 1010, Cultural Anthropology.  The new course was approved in the Sept. 30th meeting with the Effective Semester as Fall 2015.  The Social & Behavioral Sciences Dept. is proposing the Effective Semester be Spring 2015.FYI, as GE & Glocup changes are not made until the next academic year, it will not be offered as GE & Glocup status until Fall 2015.
  • Action Item. MUSC 2180, Introduction to Music Technology.  The new course was approved in the Sept. 30th meeting with the Effective Semester as Fall 2015.  The Music Dept. is proposing the Effective Semester be Spring 2015
  • Action Item. SOC 3041, Sociology of Rock.  The new course was unfortunately still in the workflow and did not make it on the Sept. 30th agenda.  The Social & Behavioral Sciences Dept. is proposing the new course (please review attached proposal)
  • Consent Item. SOC 3112, Social Statistics.  This existing course change proposal was unfortunately still in the workflow and did not make it on the Sept. 30th agenda.

Ratification – Communication Restructure – Email Vote Approved – 11/19/2014

In our November 4th Academic Council meeting, the proposals were tabled due to questions the Council had in regards to existing emphases and a table that was presented as part of the proposal.  Brent Yergensen has fixed the degree proposals and has redone the table in a PowerPoint presentation.

Other

Old Business

  1. 2016-2017 Academic Calendar (Julie Stender)
  2. Evenly Distributed Block Dates Each Summer
  3. Other

New Business

  1. Preview of Faculty Constitution and Bylaws – Revised (Nate Staheli/Erin O’Brien)
  2. Update on Research for Policy for Academic Administrators (Rank and Tenure)     (Nate and Erin)
  3. Suggestion to Board of Trustees for a University Policy Committee (Nate and Erin)
  4. Evenly Distributed Block Dates Each Summer
  5. Other