Index of Discussion Topics 4/12/2012

POL & PRO: Faculty-Led Study Abroad: MOTION

     For Approval 4/26/11;  to Faculty Senate 5/2/ 2011

 

 

WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION MINUTES

Meeting of April 12, 2011

 

Chair Roger Anderson called the meeting of the 2011 Academic Coordinating Commission to order at 4:06 pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. There were twenty-three (23) people present including Commissioners, guests and recorder (see attached roster).  Billie Lindsey is acting Vice Chair during Spring Quarter, as Yvonne Durham is teaching a class that overlaps with the start of ACC. 

 

ACC Minutes of March 29, 2011 Approved with one correction.

Billie Lindsey is Vice Chair Spring quarter for Yvonne Durham who is teaching a late class.

 

Reports:  Chair Roger Anderson reported that Engineering Technology would be sending course revisions and cancellation forms to the next ACC meeting.  Commissioners passed a MOTION  to consider minutes with course revisions and cancellations from Engineering Technology at the next ACC meeting so changes can be entered into the Catalog for Fall Quarter.

 

Steve VanderStaay reported on legislative activity that rewards universities for efficiency in time to graduation. 

 

VanderStaay seeks an ACC representative to sit on a “Business Process Curriculum Committee”.  Such a member will assist Administrative Computing in reviewing all the university processes related to course approvals and propose a simplified system.  The committee will meet every two weeks through Spring and Fall quarter and will first make a comprehensive review of how the process works at present.

 

From the meeting of March 29, 2011

81

Committee on Undergraduate Education

2/28/11

ACCEPTED. GUR and Assessment subgroups

82

International Programs Advisory Cte

2/25/11

ACCEPTED.  IPAC charge; Erfurt; Vietnam; Policies

MEETING OF APRIL 12:

83

Committee on Undergraduate Education

3/10/11

ACCEPTED.  Motions:  “Needs”; meeting structure; Appointing co-chairs: Matt Miller, Carmen Werder

84

Committee on University Programs

3/14/11

ACCEPTED (including Honors actions and ISCC actions

(Intl 312, 334, 405A, 437H

85

Teacher Curricula & Certification Cncl

4/5/11

ACCEPTED.  Includes cancellations, revisions, and coursss in moratorium

 

Review of International Exhibits from March 29 meeting

International Programs Advisory Committee (IPAC)– Charge  - MOTION OF APPROVAL passed.

  

Faculty Led Study Abroad Policy  and Procedures

ACC moved to approve the content and Peabody format of  a policy, as yet unnumbered, of Policy for Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs and Procedures for Obtaining Approval (link available on Faculty Senate website at http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu/senate ) and Coordination of Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program.  This policy and procedure was developed by International Programs Advisory Committee (IPAC) and International Programs and Exchanges (IPE) in collaboration with the Academic Affairs Policy Group (led by Debra Jusak) (link on Provost’s website). 

 

The MOTION to approve the policy passed.   The policy is expected to expedite and clarify the many requirements of x37 Study Abroad programs including proposals, scheduling, detailed travel plans and itineraries, budgets, syllabi and the program study plan itself with credits, all of which must pass through various approval processes, including ACC..  The policy will serve to protect both students and university programs involved in study abroad, including EESP programs, many of which have undergone considerable expansion recently.

 

Action on the following agenda items postponed until next meeting:

1)      PROPOSED MOTION: Effective Date of Catalog Appendices Approved by ACC

Motion:  Action items approved by motion of the ACC and then approved by the Faculty Senate become effective in the online catalog in the quarter immediately following the date of approval by the Senate, unless specifically identified as effective in the next year’s catalog.

2)      GUIDELINES FOR SMALL CURRICULUM CHANGES – Form (Exhibit C)   

 

3)      Proposal for an ACC Statement of Criteria and Rationale for Enhancing, Merging Reducing or Eliminating Programs (Exhibit D)

4)       X-37 Courses

 

Commissioners adjourned at 5:40 pm  - 4/12/2011

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder

 

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION 2009-2010 ROSTER

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2012)

 

 

Roger Anderson, Chair 2010-11

 

1

B –  Billie Lindsey, PEHR, Acting Vice Chair

p

 

Yvonne Durham , Interim Vice Chair 2010-11

Billie Lindsey acting VC Spring Qtr

 

2

C –  Holly Folk, Liberal Studies, CUE rep Wtr Qtr

P

 

Ex Officio

 

3

 At-Lg: Kristi Tyran, Management

P

17

Steve VanderStaay, VPUE for Provost Riordan

P

4

I – Peter Smith, Library

P

18

Susanna Yunker, Registrar (nv)

P

5

F-John Bower, FAIRHAVEN

P

19

Lisa Zuzarte, Catalog Coordinator (nv)

P

6

Ramon Rinonos-Diaz,ASVP.Academics@wwu.edu

P

20

David Brunnemer

P

7

Morgan Holmgren Holmgrm@students@wwu.edu

P

 

 

 

8

Michael Renne: rennem@students@wwu.edu

P

 

Guests

 

9

Megan Housekeeper: mhousekeeper@students.wwu.edu

P

 

Debra Jusak, Special Asst to the Provost

P

 

 

 

 

LeaAnn Martin, Associate Dean, CHSS

P

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2011)

 

 

Julie   , ASVP Academics candidate 2012

P

10

H-Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Spec Ed

P

 

 

 

11

E- Yvonne Durham, Economics, Interim Vice Chair

P

 

 

 

12

D-Timothy Fitzpatrick, Choral Music Education

P

21

Rose Marie Norton-Nader (nv), Recorder

P

13

A-Roger Anderson, Biology, Chair,  UPRC rep

P

 

Members Present

19

14

A-Spencer Anthony-Cahill, SENATOR

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Recorder  and Guests

4

15

G- David Shull, Huxley College

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Meeting: 4/12/2011        TOTAL:

23

16

B- Kathleen Saunders, Anthropology, SENATOR

P

 

 

 

 Members (18):12 faculty (2yr terms) represent 9 areas and 1 at-large plus 2 Senators (1 yr terms).  6 additional members include:  Provost (v), Catalog Coordinator (nv), Registrar (nv) and 4 students (voting).  ACC sends reps to UPC and CUE.  Recorder attends (nv).