Index of Topics
Academic Honesty Policy – vote to forwared
Appointments to Standing Committees
Approval of online CCE program: MOTION
Approved ChargesRecruitment, Admissions, Support (RASC); Graduate Council; TCCC

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Approved 5/22/2012
To Faculty Senate 6/4/2012
http://www.wwu.edu/ACC

 

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION
Meeting of May 8, 2012

 

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-three (23) persons present.  See attached roster.

APPROVAL OF MINUTESThe ACC Minutes of 4/24/2012 were approved with the addition of the following on page 4:  “Commissioners commented briefly on the draft (RASC).  David Gilbertson suggested that ACC’s charge extends only to Admission standards and that this charge exceeds ACC’s authority.  Chair Anderson disagreed reminding Commissioners that the purview of ACC includes improving the curriculum.”

Academic Honesty Policy.  Spencer Anthony-Cahill reported on the Executive Council review and recommendations on the Academic Honesty Policy (which was approved today later on in the ACC meeting).  Any final adjustments will be mainly to harmonize the procedures and to clarify everyone’s role.  The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs will remain the final arbiter.  Spencer will meet this week to discuss with staff implementing the policy where the roadblocks are if any.  There is no anticipation that the heart of the policy will change but some final level procedures may be adjusted.  E-form must be made available as a record of the infraction.  The creation of informative materials and the anticipated policy approval will help catalyze discussions between faculty, administration, staff and students to help ameliorate the need to pursue formal procedures.

Steve VanderStaay presented a sample syllabus which is available on his website from PRAXIS 2011.  While an anticipated Student Learning Outcome is desirable on the syllabus, or a GUR competency  this is not now required but will be eventually.  CUE would like to know the competencies that are most frequently covered and those which are not. VanderStaay will mention to CUE some ideas ACC offered in how to collect this data.   A link to the syllabus is also located on the front of the Senate website at http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu/senate   VanderStaay pointed Commissioners to another PRAXIS article entitled “What is a Professor to do” which addresses sticky situations that faculty might meet in a class.

APPOINTMENTS TO ACC STANDING COMMITTEES: 
ACC MOVED TO APPROVE a preliminary list of members to its Standing Committees (moved by Yvonne Durham, second Mark Kuntz). This is preliminary as the new ACC which is seated on May 22, the final meeting this quarter, will approve these and all additional appointments to be made to the ACC standing committees.

  1. Committee on Undergraduate Education (CUE):

2012-2014:  Matthew Miller, Woodring,  Jeff Grimm,  Psychology (CHSS, 2).  2012-2013:  Anu Singh-Cundy, Biology; Sylvia Tag, Libraries; Emily Borda, Chemistry.  VACANCIES:   One faculty from each:  CBE, Fairhaven, Huxley through 2014

  1. Council on University Programs thru 2014

College Rep:  Cristina Sampaio, Psychology (CHSS); College Rep (2): Babafemi Akinrinade, Fairhaven
VACANCIES:  One from each:  Honors, Women Studies, International Studies (1 or 2 yr terms)

  1. Honors Board thru 2014

Scott Linneman, Geology (CST); VACANCIES:  Two faculty, not from CHSS, not from Geology thru 2014

  1. International Programs Advisory Cte thru 2014

David Rossiter,  Environmental Studies; VACANCIES:  Two faculty preferably from A,  E, F or I

  1. Graduate Council thru 2014; VACANCIES:  Three tenure-track faculty;
  1. Scholastic Standing Committee:  (A standing committee of RASC):

2012-2015:  Babafemi Akinrinade, Fairhaven,  Andrea Gogrof, Liberal Studies, Jeanne Freeman,  PEHR; Ying Lin, Engineering Tech.   VACANCIES:  One faculty thru 2015

  1. Recruitment, Admissions, Support Committee (RASC) – APPROVED BY ACC 5/8/2012.   VACANCIES 2012-2014:  7 faculty, broadly representative of the university, no more than two from any one college, and one from any one department.   :

 

REVIEW OF CURRICULAR MINUTES

 

CC Committee

Date

Topics and Team Review

Secty

78

Committee on Undergraduate Education

4/19/12

Accepted.  Visit with Barbara Walvoord

RMNN

79

Graduate Council

4/10/12

Accepted.  Educational Leadership** Geology, CSD

M. Barr

MOTION TO APPROVE AND FORWARD GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES TO THE FACULTY SENATE FOR ITS MONDAY, MAY 14TH MEETING (MOVED BY Mark Kuntz, SECOND Billie Lindsey).   APPROVED.
Rationale:  Faculty from CCE were present to explain that this graduate program is offered both Face2Face, and through hybrid and online offerings.  In accordance with the recommendations that these types of course be approved, Sandra Daffron and Tony Jongejan were present to explain the program.  ACC approved and will forward to the Senate so that CCE can begin its spring advertisement for the program (Graduate Council minutes follow at the end of this digest).

Steve VanderStaay reported that the Provost office is supportive of this CCE program in Educational Leadership since it teaches adults how to teach and how to provide high quality online education.  It provides training to servicemen abroad and to people all over the country.  If the standards set by the program are exemplar they can be referenced by others on how to do this well.

DEPARTMENT: Educational Leadership


Program Revision                                                                                                                 Grad Council APPROVED

Major/Minor

Action

Status

Eform #

Master of Education, Med

Providing Online Option for CCE program

Approved, forwarded to ACC

662956

 

80

International Programs Advisory Committee

4/13/12

Accepted.  Mexico TESOL, Fac-led Program Proposal-V. Hamblin

K. Mantello

ACTION ITEMS:
Votes of Approval (Chair requested a vote by hand count for all actions) (approved charges appear at the end of this digest):

Academic Honesty Policy – Exhibit B           
ACC approved the policy for forwarding to the Senate Executive  (moved by Niall O Murchu, second by Yvonne Durham).   This will allow for the clarifications discussed by Spencer Anthony-Cahill in the first Report.

Recruitment, Admissions, Support Committee  --  Exhibit C
ACC approved the charge to the Recruitment, Admissions, Support Committee, an entirely new committee (moved by Mark Kuntz, second by Billie Lindsey), which replaces the former Admissions Committee.   Karen Stout remarked that the Senate Executive liked the idea of reinstating this committee. The committee itself might further revise its own charge once it had begun meeting.  Chair Anderson emphasized that this is about faculty investment and engagement in these ideas.

The MEMBERSHIP and CHARGE for RASC follows.  Faculty are encouraged to may now volunteer for this committee to fill the seven faculty vacancies.

 

APPROVED BY ACC MOTION:  May 8, 2012

7.5   RECRUITMENT, ADMISSIONS & SUPPORT COMMITTEE (RASC)


Membership

Charge

The Recruitment, Admissions & Support Committee shall consist of twelve (12) members: 

Seven (7) faculty appointed by ACC broadly representative of the university, with no more than one faculty member per department and no more than two faculty per college;

Two (2) students appointed by the Associated Students Board; and

Three (3) in Administration: Director of Admissions, Associate Director of Admissions, and the Registrar. 

Admissions Counselors are invited to attend meetings.

The Director of the International Center is a permanent guest of the RASC. 

Administrators hold ex officio, non-voting status and may not serve as chairperson. 

Chair:  The Chairperson of RASC shall be elected by and among the faculty members at the first meeting of Fall Quarter.  The Chair shall be a faculty member in the second year of service on the committee, and following service as chair shall serve at least one more year on the committee to provide continuity.

Meetings:  RASC meets at least twice per quarter, is a Standing Committee of and reports directly to the Academic Coordinating Commission.  Copies of minutes of all meetings are approved (via email if necessary) and forwarded to ACC promptly for review.

Clerical Support:  Will be reviewed and agreed upon in collaboration with the Office of Admissions.
May 2012

The Recruitment, Admissions and Support Committee (RASC) shall work with and advise Admissions at Western Washington University, and will make recommendations to the University about recruitment, admissions, and support of students, with an expected outcome of increases in the proportion of  highly talented students from across the cultural spectrum enrolled at WWU.
Recruitment: 
RASC evaluates and promotes strategies to involve faculty in increasing the yield of admitted students as part of the institutional enrollment plan:

  • Advises on means whereby prospective students from under-served and under-represented populations become informed and aware of the requirements at WWU to successfully prepare to meet the eligibility requirements. 
  • Advises on strategies for the recruitment of
    • Honors students and other highly talented students,    
    • Students from diverse backgrounds,
    • International students.

Admissions: 
       RASC advises Admissions on the implementation of the admissions policies of WWU:

  • Advises and consults with WWU Admissions on a holistic approach to admitting students.
  • Ensures that Admissions policies and practices are easy to access and understand by potential Western students, the public, and the staff and faculty at Western.  
  • Recommends policy for admission and enrollment with credit or advanced standing
  • Reviews and develops articulation agreements with community colleges and high schools to enhance academic preparation for entry into majors programs.
  • Advises Admissions on handling admissions complaints and appeals. 
  • Helps eliminate problems that transfer students have in learning about academic options, and helps coordinate and simplify procedures for entry into major programs, all-university programs, and the General Studies major. 
  • In collaboration with Admissions, provides faculty with comparison information on recruitment, admissions, and support practices at other universities. Annually informs the ACC about 1) admissions decision statistics for undergraduate and graduate programs and 2) major RASC initiatives.
  • Helps decide which students to readmit to WWU and when exceptions to the existing admissions and readmissions policies are warranted.  (See Charge for Scholastic Standing Sub-Committee of Admissions).

Support:         
RASC participates in devising an array of strategies and tactics to enable recruited students to be  sufficiently supported financially, administratively and academically, thereby:

  • Increasing the likelihood that student expectations of exemplary experiences at Western are fulfilled,
  • Thus encouraging prospective students to attend the university—not only honors and other highly-talented students—but also students from diverse backgrounds, international students, veterans, and students with disabilities.

 

 

 

 

Graduate Council – Exhibit D
ACC approved the current changes to the Graduate Council charge and invites the Graduate Council to continue to revise its membership and its charge (moved by Mark Kuntz, second by Billie Lindsey).  

NOTE FROM THE CHAIR:  Chair Anderson requested that the following Faculty Handbook, Constitution, Appendix 1 text be cited in the minutes:
BL7 Committees, Councils, and Commissions
Chairs of Committees, Councils and Commissions of the Faculty Senate shall be members of the faculty of Western Washington University, unless approved by motion of the Executive Council.

APPROVED BY ACC May 8, 2012


7.2   GRADUATE COUNCIL

Membership

Charge

The Graduate Council shall consist of sixteenmembers:

  • six graduate faculty (6), a voting member, from each college that has a graduate program (6), the member being chosen in Spring Quarter by the Dean of the college;
  • six graduate faculty (6) voting, three to be appointed by the ACC each year in spring quarter, for staggered two year terms (no more than two from any one college);
  • three graduate students (3), voting members, appointed by the AS Board, as needed;
  • Dean of the Graduate School (1), ex officio, a non-voting member.

Faculty serving on Graduate Council are tenure track faculty.
Chair: The Chair of the Graduate Council shall be elected from among the faculty on the Council at the first meeting Fall Quarter.  
Support:  The Graduate Office shall provide all needed clerical support to the Committee.
ReportageThe Graduate Council meets during the academic quarter on alternate Tuesdays at noon, but not during Finals week.  Minutes of the Graduate Council are forwarded to ACC within two weeks of the meeting.
SPRING 2012

The Graduate Council shall have jurisdiction over all graduate curricula and degree programs.  The Graduate Council:

  • Adopts regulations for admission of applicants to the Graduate School.
  • Adopts standards and regulations for advancement of students through graduate programs and for the awarding of all graduate degrees granted by Western Washington University.
  • Coordinates the approval processes for new graduate programs and concentrations proposed by academic departments.
  • Reviews existing graduate programs periodically.
  • Approves all courses (including online and off-campus) for inclusion in graduate programs.
  • Hears petitions upon appeal with respect to variations from adopted standards.
  • Recommends students for the awarding of graduate degrees on behalf of the faculty.

 

 

 

 

Teachers Curricula & Certification Council (TCCC) – Exhibit E
ACC approved the charge to the Teachers Curriculaand Certification Council (TCCC).   ACC also revised the language in the Monahan Rule which appears on the TCCC charge and on the charge to every standing committee listed in the ACC Handbook.   The motion (moved by Yvonne Durham, second by Patrick Buckley) is as follows:  ACC moves to change the words “Failure to do so will void the action” to “Failure to do so may delay or void the action” in all references to the Monahan Rule.  This motion also refers to the Monahan Rule on the E-form.

APPROVED BY ACC MAY 8, 2012


8.7  TEACHERS CURRICULA AND CERTIFICATION COUNCIL

Membership

Charge

 

Faculty Membership numbers ten Faculty (10): 

  • Two (2) 2 from the of College Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • Two (2)  from the College of Sciences and Technology;  Two (2)  from the College of Fine and Performing Arts; 
  • Three (3) faculty from Woodring: one each representing Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Special Education;
  • One (1) Woodring representative to ACC.  

Total Membership of 15 - 17  also includes: 

  • One (1) Public school representative;
  • One (1) 1 Director of Certification and Accreditation;
  • One (1) Director of Teacher Education Admissions and Field Experience;
  • One (1) Woodring Associate Dean, ex officio;
  • One (1) to three (3) students representing Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and/or Special Education.  Students may be  undergraduate, post-bac or graduate students.

Term:  Appointments shall be for two-year terms.  Members may be reappointed and serve up to six years in total.  Members must then remain off the committee for one year before becoming eligible for reappointment.
Chair:  The Associate Dean of Woodring College of Education shall serve as Chairperson, ex officio, non-voting except in cases of tie votes.  The Office of the Dean, Woodring College of Education, shall provide all needed clerical support to the Teachers Council.
Reportage.  Minutes of TCCC (which can be approved via email if necessary) shall be forwarded to ACC as soon as possible following the meeting.

The Teacher Curriculum and Certification Council (TCCC) shall have jurisdiction over teacher education curricula, teacher certification programs, and professional preparation programs proposed by certification consortia in which the university participates.

TCCC shall:

  • Provide interaction among the units of WWU engaged in teacher preparation;

 

  • Take actions to improve relations with agencies outside WWU which relate to teacher preparation and certification.

 

Monahan Rule
Curriculum changes being considered which will impinge upon courses or programs offered by another unit of Western Washington University, must give written notification to the unit involved two weeks in advance of the action.  Failure to do so may delay or void the action.  The purpose of this regulation is to allow an opportunity for input by the affected unit.

 

Adjournment:  5:49 pm
Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder – May 8, 2012

ACADEMIC COORDINATING COMMISSION 2011-2012 ROSTER

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2012)

 

 

Roger Anderson, Chair 2010-12

 

1

B –  Billie Lindsey, PEHR

     P

 

Mark Kuntz, Vice Chair 2012

 

2

C –  Holly Folk, Liberal Studies 

P

 

Guests

 

3

 At-Lg: Kristi Tyran, Management

--

1

Karen Stout, Faculty Senate President

P

4

E- Yvonne Durham, Economics

P

2

LeaAnn Martin, AssocDean, CHSS

P

5

I – Peter Smith, Library

P

3

Spencer Anthony-Cahill, Senate Vice President,

P

6

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

P

4

David Bover, AssocDean, CST

P

7

Sheila Webb, Journalism, SENATOR

P

5

Sandra Daffron, CCE

P

8

David Gilbertson, Accounting, SENATOR

P

6.

Tony Jongejan, CCE

P

9

Fabiola Arvizu, ASVP Academics@wwu.edu

P

 

 (Patrick Buckley for Troy Abel)

 

10

 Victor Celis:  CelisV@students.wwu.edu

P

.

 

 

11

Megan Housekeeper: mhousekeeper@students.wwu.edu

 

 

 

 

12

Kaylee Galloway:  Gallowk2@students.wwu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Voting Membership (terms ending 2013)

 

 

 

 

13

H-Tracy Thorndike-Christ, Spec Ed

P

 

Records: Senate Assistant

 

14

D-Mark Kuntz, Theater and Dance

P

1

Rose Marie Norton-Nader, Recorder

P

15

A-Roger Anderson, Biology, Chair,  UPRC rep

P

2

 Maya Price, Distinguished Student Emp Senate

P

16

G-Troy Abel, Huxley College:  Patrick Buckley sitting in

P

 

Members Present

17

17

Jeffrey Grimm, CUE Liaison with ACC (nv)

P

 

Recorder  and Guests

8

18

Steve VanderStaay, VPUE for Provost Riordan

P

 

Meeting: 5/8/2012  TOTAL:

25

19

Dave Brunnemer, Registrar (nv)

P

 

 

 

20

Lisa Zuzarte, Catalog Coordinator (nv)

P