September 3, 2013

Academic Council Agenda

September 3, 2013
3:00 PM
South Administration Conference Room

Academic Council Minutes
June 11, 2013

Review changes to the Board of Regents Policy – R315 (Bill Christensen)
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Old Business

Women’s Resource Center  (Carole Grady)

Other

New Business

Late Grade Change (Don Hinton)
Work Load Recommendations (Brent Hanson)
Accounting Coordinator Positions

Recommendation: Establish two coordinator positions in the Accounting area of the Business department to help find adjuncts, evaluate courses and adjunct instructors, and help academically run Accounting area.

As compensation for this position, each faculty member will be offered cash reimbursement for 3 workloads per academic year (Fall/Spring) at $650 per workload OR 3 workloads of release time.

Communications Coordinator Positions

Recommendation: Establish two coordinator positions in the Accounting area of the Business department to help find adjuncts, evaluate courses and adjunct instructors, and help academically run Accounting area.

As compensation for this position, each faculty member will be offered cash reimbursement for 3 workloads per academic year (Fall/Spring) at $650 per workload OR 3 workloads of release time.

Dance Director – Workload or Stipend

Recommendation: In order to meet the needs of our students, based on the monumental responsibilities of the Director of Dance, 4 workload factors or a stipend of $3,500 per semester (Fall and Spring) for the present situation is required for the Director of Dance.

Honors Director Reassigned Time

Recommendation: To recruit, schedule, and coordinate the new Honors Speaker Series in conjunction with Greg Prince and the Dixie Foundation. Dr. Prince (in conjunction with President Nadauld) will provide support for 3-4 speakers each semester.

Institute for Business Integrity

Recommendation: Establish workload for the faculty member handling the Institute for Business Integrity within the Udvar-Hazy School of Business.  The Institute was established in Fall 2006 as a consent calendar item to the Board of Regents.  Within the original proposal was the commitment of the School of Business to fund the costs of the program and the college’s granting of eight hours of release time (4 per semester Fall/Spring) for the coordinator.

Faculty Lab Supervisors

Recommendation: Faculty supervision of several sections of the same laboratory class (Biology, Physical Sciences, etc.), several sections of the same course (i.e., MATH 1010, MATH 1050, CHEM 1010, etc.), and supervision of open laboratory computer areas (i.e., CIT laboratory, Transitional math laboratory and oversight, Mathematics tutoring, etc.) in which adjuncts or students are involved. Assignment time will depend on number of adjuncts or students the faculty member oversees along with other duties and would be from 0.5 to 3 credits per semester per faculty individual.  Workload credits would be determined by and between the Dean of the School of Science and Technology and the particular Department Chair.  The number of workload credits assigned for the year could be as high as 24.

Workload Release Time for Special Projects and Temporary Assignments

Recommendation: This workload proposal is to allow, at the Dean’s discretion, workload release for special projects and temporary assignments deemed beneficial to the division and the institution.  Examples of special workload release include, but are not limited to: faculty working on terminal degrees; course development; assessment and/or accreditation work; and new program development / coordination.  The number of workload credits assigned for the year could be as high as 24.

DSU Policies (Bill Christensen)

Name Change Proposal (Brent Hanson)
It is proposed that the newly formed School of Fine Arts be officially named the School of Visual and Performing Arts.

Explanation:

The term fine arts refers in a general way to art forms that are motivated by aesthetic rather than practical outcomes. In that sense, the term is inclusive of Art, Dance, Music, and Theatre and is an appropriate name for our combined identity. However, the term fine arts is also strongly associated with visual arts as opposed to performing arts. To avoid ambiguity, a trend in universities that combine our four disciplines in an administrative group  is use of the label School of Visual and Performing Arts. Faculty in our school have voted overwhelmingly in favor of adopting this name.

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