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2000 - 04/13

UCAP Meeting of 04/13/2000


agenda status: approved


University Committee on Academic Policy

Meeting of Thursday, April 13, 2000
10:15 a.m., Board Room, Administration Building

1. Approval of Agenda

2. Approval of Minutes of the March 30 Meeting Attachment

3. Comments from the Chairpersons

4. Comments from the Assistant Provost

5. Final Exam Policy – Report of Sub-committee
(Materials distributed for the March 30 meeting)


7. “Reading Days” Proposal Joe Chartkoff
(Materials distributed for the February 10 meeting)

8. New Grade Marker
(Materials distributed earlier)

9. Roundtable


Attachment: Meeting Minutes of March 30, 2000

Please phone or E-Mail Robin Pline (353-5380; if you cannot be present.

minutes status: approved

approved at meeting of 04/24/2000

UCAP Minutes for meeting held on 04/13/2000

Approved 4/27/00
University Committee on Academic Policy
April 13, 2000

Attendance: Kathryn Baker, J. Roy Black, Eric Bonten, Howard Bossen, Cynthia Gibbons, David Imig, Fred Jacobs, Kurt Lausman, Folke Lindahl, Tony Roath, Laura Roehler, Geoffrey Robson, Jeanne Wald, Winston Wilkinson

Others: Barbara Steidle (Assistant Provost); Gary Manson, Associate Dean, College of Social Science

Meeting called to order by Chairperson Wald at 10:25 a.m.

1. The agenda was approved.

2. Minutes from March 30, 2000 were approved with one correction.

3. Comments from the Chairperson’s Report:
a. The committee will need to meet April 27, 2000 to conclude the work for the academic year.
b. Fred Jacobs, Joe Chartkoff and Rachel Fisher will form the nominating committee for UCAP officers for next year. Nominations are needed for four positions: UCAP Chair; UCAP Vice Chair; UCAP representative to Academic Council; and UCAP representative to Military Education Advisory Council (MEAC).
c. New UCAP representatives for the 2000–2001 academic year have been invited to the meeting on April 27, 2000.

4. Comments from the Assistant Provost:
    No additional comments
5. Gary Manson, Associate Dean, College of Social Science presented a waiver request for the MSU undergraduate residency requirement for the College’s Traverse City program. (For details of request see memo to Barbara Steidle dated April 7, 2000). The UCAP discussed the waiver request and voted to approve it.

6. Final Exam Policy—Report of the UCAP and UGC joint sub-committee:
    The report of the joint sub-committee dated February 26, 2000 was presented for discussion and approval. (For details of the report see the full memorandum).

    The report recommended no change in current policy and requested the Registrar’s Office consult with Associate Deans as to variations on the grading deadlines.

    UCAP voted to endorse the report as submitted.
7. Public SIRS Forms:
    Sample statements and questions were distributed to UCAP for discussion. After much discussion Fred Jacobs moved that five statements comprise the Public SIRS Form and that the statements be reviewed by UCAP after the second year of implementation.

    The statements are:
      1. Overall, the instructor was effective.
      2. Overall, the course was worthwhile.
      3. Overall, the instructor is available to help students outside of class.
      4. Overall, the workload is reasonable for mastery of course material.
      5. Overall, the course is well organized.
    Each statement will have a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 indicating the highest level of agreement and 1 indicating disagreement.

    The motion was seconded and the statements were discussed. UCAP voted to pass the motion.

    A second motion was introduced by David Imig and seconded. This motion called for the following statement to be added to the five previously approved statements.
      f. Overall, the level of effort of students in the class contributed to the effectiveness of this course.

    UCAP voted to add this statement to the five previously approved statements.

8. Adjournment:
    The meeting was adjourned at noon.
Respectively submitted,
Howard Bossen