Index of Topics

Academic Honesty Policy:

  Recommenations for redraft

 

Approved 11/29/11

To Faculty Senate 1/9/12

http://www.wwu.edu/ACC

 

 

                                            ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION

                                                 Minutes of Meeting of November 15, 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 sixteen (16) people present (see attached roster).

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Exhibit A).  The Minutes of 11/7/2011 were approved with  a correction to the recommendations to the Academic Honesty policy.  Faculty recommend that the policy specify that “when discussion takes place between a faculty member and a student another person should be present.”  Commissioners later discussed how to specify whether the third party should be an option of the faculty or student, whether it should be a faculty or advising peer.

REPORTS:

Chair Anderson will provide sample syllabi on Bb related to academic honesty with links to other university standards.  CUE members will be present at the next ACC meeting to report on activities and Anderson will provide some prompt questions.  Anderson hopes to broaden conversation on the meaning of quantitative literacy and statistical literacy as well as focus on sustainability literacy.

 

READING OF CURRICULAR MINUTES (Exhibit B)

 

Curriculum Committee

Date

Topics

Minor Edits from Spring Quarter minutes (ACC already approved)

7

 

Huxley College

 

4/28/11

Approved.  Document of minor edits to Huxley College revisions which had been approved in Spring 2011

Minutes for the Meeting of November 15                                                                       Recorder        

8

Committee on Undergraduate Education

10/13/11

Approved.  Events: Critical Dialogue on Liberal Arts, Viking Landing,

RMNorton-Nader

 

9

Huxley College

10/20/11

Approved.  Revise: ESCI 442, 493, ESTU 437L

D. Knutson

 

10

Huxley College

10/28/11

Approved.  New:  ESCI316 (course # renumbered to match new n), 493, 497L, 497M (temporary)

D. Knutson

 

11

International Programs Advisory Committee

10/26/11

Approved.   Commissioners discussed credit hours and the Guidelines for Faculty-Led Programs abroad and wish to ensure that students understand the number of credits allowed for travel abroad as well as how many hours per week they will be involved in the study abroad. There is a further question of granting too many credits which could cause a student to pay a larger travel fee.  Faculty are encouraged to become completely familiar with the guidelines for travel abroad when assigning credits. 

K. Mantello

 

 

 

12

Woodring College

10/21/11

Awaiting action of TCCC.  Eled Certif; TESOL; all to TCCC

C.Mathison

 

13

Woodring College

10/28/11

Awaiting action of TCCC SPEd Dual Endorse toTCCC

C. Mathison

 

14

College Humanities & Social Sciences

11/3/11

Approved. New, revised, cancelled, forwarded to TCCC)

K. Schaeffer

 

 

 

Academic Honesty

ACC reviewed a draft that is currently under review by various stakeholders.  Among the issues that were discussed:

Ø  What are the pros and cons of extending the 5-day appeal framework to 10 days for students to match administrative timeframe.  Or perhaps shorten both?. 

Ø  Commissioners would like to see documentation of the following in a later draft:  Whether the student continue to attend the affected class during the appeal process? 

 

Ø  What are the student’s options – to withdraw? or stay in the course?

Ø  Students are to be informed that they can withdraw, but if they are found guilty the chances are they will be reinstated and then failed.  The student should have an informed option.

Ø  What is stated in line 76 and 77 should be repeated at every level of the appeal.  (i.e., the ____ shall make a ruling on the case as to whether 1) the student in question…; and if so 2) whether the sanction, etc., within ten (10) working days of the appeal.)

Ø  An optional third party should be present when the faculty member talks to the student.

Ø  This is an opportunity for the student to learn something that may pay huge dividends down the road. 

 

Adjournment:  5:44 pm

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder, 11-15-2011

 

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

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17

Jeffrey Grimm, CUE Liaison with ACC (nv)

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3

 At-Lg: Kristi Tyran, Management

P

18

Steve VanderStaay, VPUE for Provost Riordan

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4

E- Yvonne Durham, Economics

P

19

Dave Brunnemer, Registrar (nv)

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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

Karen Stout, Faculty Senate President

P

9

Fabiola Arvizu, ASVP Academics@wwu.edu

P

3

Maggie Barklind, Assoc Dir/EE

P

10

 Victor Celis:  CelisV@students.wwu.edu

P

 

 

 

11

Megan Housekeeper: mhousekeeper@students.wwu.edu

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12

 Student committee member

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Records: Senate Recorder

 

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2013)

 

1

Rose Marie Norton-Nader

P

13

H-Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Spec Ed

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14

D-Mark Kuntz, Theater and Dance

P

 

Members Present

12

15

A-Roger Anderson, Biology, Chair,  UPRC rep

P

 

Recorder  and Guests

4

16

G-Troy Abel, Huxley College

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Meeting: 11/15/11        TOTAL:

16

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).