Index of Topics

Summary on the E-Form w rationale

Grievance Procedure, Academic Honesty,

     Panel Protocols

 

Approved 11/15/11

To Faculty Senate 11/21/11

http://www.wwu.edu/ACC

 

                                                                                                        ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION

                                                                                                                        Meeting of November 1, 2011

 

CALL TO ORDER.   Chair Roger Anderson called the meeting of the 2011-12 Academic Coordinating Commission to order at 4:06 pm.  There were twenty-one (21) people present (see attached roster).

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Exhibit A).  Minutes of October 18 were approved with minor edits.

David Gilbertson mentioned that CUE should reword its charge to indicate that it is including the Associate Director of Residence Life (a position) as an ex officio member, and the person in that position could change, but the position itself is part of the membership charge.

 

REPORTS:

·      Chair Anderson announced that at the next meeting ACC will address Enrollment Management and the Admissions charge.

·      Steve VanderStaay announced that the 6 year graduate rate has hit an all-time high, and over 75% of students who began in 2005 graduated this past year.  Our graduation rate for Native Americans and Latino Americans is 70%, twice as high as the national average and one of the most successful in the country.  52 Native Americans began and 45 graduated.  VanderStaay asked why we don’t draw bigger cohorts of these students given how successful we are.

 

READING OF CURRICULAR MINUTES (Exhibit B)

Members discussed the E-forms and a kind of sample of possible minutes (samples are for the convenience of secretaries and are in no way an official form, therefore they can be adopted to suit an individual college and spaced accordingly). CHSS submitted its minutes on this form and also attached a longer set of explanations.

ACC would like to see the summary sheet with the E-forms listed as in the first two CHSS pages, and then would like to see a similar attachment of a statement that explains rationale, caveats and benefits. However, it is not necessary to include all 3 versions of the catalog copy:  unchanged, changed and final copy since the members can access the E-form.  Only a summary statement is required.

 

ACC liked the process and is willing to rely principally on the E-forms for detail, but agrees that a summary is essential to print for the archival record.  ACC Executive will prepare a list of the items that should be included in a short set of minutes, and David Brunnemer agreed to spear up an archival procedure for the E-forms.

 

Curriculum Committee

Date

Topics

Curric. Secty

4

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

10/20/11

ACCEPTED.  HLED435: PE rubric to be changed to KIN and prereqs clarified.  Concurrency with 414.

 

K. Schaeffer

5

Fairhaven College CC

10/5/11

ACCEPTED.  FAIR334c.  ACC would like to set a standard that requires a more extensive rationale that describes course requirements and how they tie into any credit increase for a course.  Such a highlight might be attached to the E-form.  The Chair would like to see a syllabus.  However, the consensus of ACC was as follows:

--Commissioners want to be consistent across the University and are not asking to review Fairhaven syllabi specifically.  Nor do they wish to see a syllabi for units that increase the credit loads for several courses (such as in History or Liberal Studies).

--Commissioners wish to see a detailed “Reason for Revision” when a credit-load is increased but not an attached syllabus.

--The Fairhaven representative explained the rationale for changing the course title to “Transitional Justice”

K. Johnson

6

Western Libraries CC

10/3/11

LIBR201 – Forwarded to CUE Committee as GUR.  Course rationale to explain the increase from 2 to 4 cr.

R. Marrall

 

Grievance Procedure, Academic Honesty, Panel Protocols

Academic Honesty

ACC reviewed a consensus format of the kinds of statements generally made in Academic Honesty policies related to hearing panels.  Some ideas that were discussed:

 

ACC Executive will revise the final document incorporating the recommended changes and bring back to ACC.  David Brunnemer will add text since he had provided portions of the original draft.  After review by ACC the document will be forwarded to Deans, Chairs, and other relevant participants for review.

§  Chair Anderson welcomed Bob Graham a student who had made suggestions for improving our current policy.

§  Sherry Mallory reported that during a hearing a student is able to have an advocate such as a parent or an attorney.  This person is never part of the procedure but can advise the student but is not allowed to speak or provide information at the hearing.  Some universities do not allow a lawyer to be present. Mallory emphasized that we want this to be an educational process, and not a legal procedure.  At the end of the day we want to shift behavior, and we want to solve the case as early as possible.

Adjournment:  5:43 pm

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder

 

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION 2011-2012 ROSTER

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2012)

 

 

Roger Anderson, Chair 2010-12

 

1

B –  Billie Lindsey, PEHR

    P

 

Yvonne Durham , Interim Vice Chair 2011

 

2

C –  Holly Folk, Liberal Studies

P

17

Jeffrey Grimm, CUE Liaison with ACC (nv)

--

3

 At-Lg: Kristi Tyran, Management

P

18

Steve VanderStaay, VPUE for Provost Riordan

P

4

E- Yvonne Durham, Economics

P

19

Dave Brunnemer, Registrar (nv)

P

5

I – Peter Smith, Library

P

20

Lisa Zuzarte, Catalog Coordinator (nv)

P

6

F-Niall O Murchu (for John Bower), FAIRHAVEN

P

 

Guests

 

7

Sheila Webb, Journalism, SENATOR

P

1

LeaAnn Martin, Associate Dean, CHSS

P

8

David Gilbertson, Accounting, SENATOR

P

2

Robert Graham, Student

P

9

Fabiola Arvizu, ASVP Academics@wwu.edu

P

3

Maggie Barklind, Assoc Dir/EE

P

10

 Victor Celis:  CelisV@students.wwu.edu

P

4

Ted Pratt, Dean of Students

P

11

Megan Housekeeper: mhousekeeper@students.wwu.edu

--

5

Sherry Mallory, Assoc Dean

P

12

 Student committee member

--

 

Records: Senate Recorder

 

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2013)

 

1

Rose Marie Norton-Nader

P

13

H-Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Spec Ed

P

 

 

 

14

D-Mark Kuntz, Theater and Dance

P

 

Members Present

17

15

A-Roger Anderson, Biology, Chair,  UPRC rep

P

 

Recorder  and Guests

4

16

G-Michael Medler, Huxley College

P

 

Meeting: 11/01/11        TOTAL:

21

Members (18):12 voting faculty (2yr terms) include representatives of 9 areas and 1 at-large plus 2 Senators (1 yr terms).  6 additional members include:  Provost or representative VPUE (v), Catalog Coordinator (nv), Registrar (nv) and 4 students (voting).  ACC sends rep to UPRC (v) and liaisons with CUE (nv).  Recorder attends (nv).