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2001 - 08/30

UCAP Meeting of 08/30/2001


agenda status: approved


University Committee on Academic Policy

Meeting of Thursday, August 30, 2001
10:15 a.m., Board Room, Administration Building

1. Approval of Agenda

2. Approval of Minutes of the April 26 & May 3, 2001 meetings (Attachment) 4/26, 5/3

3. Comments from the Chairpersons

4. Comments from the Assistant Provost

5. UCAP’s Charge and Responsibilities

6. Agenda Development and Preview
(Committee members are invited to consult with faculty colleagues as to issues that
should be brought to the committee and to recommend agenda items for consideration.)

7. Election of Officers

8. Roundtable

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

Attachment: April 26, 2001 Draft Minutes
NOTE: May 3 minutes will be distributed at the meeting.


minutes status: not approved

UCAP Minutes for meeting held on 08/30/2001

Approved 9/13/01
University Committee on Academic Policy
August 30, 2001

Members Present: Jeanne Wald (Chair), Jon Sticklen (Vice-Chair), Henry Beckmeyer, Bridget Behe, Howard Bossen, Paul Coe, Steve Dilley, James Gallagher, Rod Phillips, Shaun Phillips, Jon Sticklen, Juli Wade, Winston Wilkinson

Others Present: Barbara Steidle (Assistant Provost)

Quorum was called at 10:23.

1. Approval of Agenda: The agenda was approved as submitted.

2. Minutes of April 26, 2001 were approved as submitted.

3. Comments from the Chairperson: Jeanne Wald, Chair, reviewed UCAP’s Annual Report from 2000-01. Special attention was paid to items 1 (SOCT), 2 (evaluation of teaching), 3 (UCAP/ICTC subcommittee), 6 (Scholars Program), 11 (Reorganization of Religious Studies), and 14 (Reorganization of Materials Science and Mechanics [MSM] Department).

4. Comments from the Assistant Provost: Assistant Provost Steidle made several comments. (1) The results of the first year of SOCT should be online by February. (2) Group work topic needs to be worked on more this year. (3) The impact of the change in the GPA levels for Graduation with Honors/High Honors will be shared with UCAP soon. (4) Also up for a five-year periodic review this year are the Admissions Requirements for classes taken during high school (APERTIF). (5) MSM reorganization was completed over the summer. (6) Criminal Record Questions were not added to the application for admissions. The matter continues under review.
    Several comments were made regarding the computer requirement. (1) Free sessions are available to students to learn new applications. These are offered Saturdays of non-home-football weekends. (2) MSU Wired was distributed to the incoming students to complement the new computer requirement. (3) Some discussion addressed concerns regarding the movement of this year’s freshmen class off-campus and the demand on the local high-speed internet providers. UCAP will ask for information regarding University plans to deal with this.
5. Wald reviewed UCAP’s Charge and Responsibilities from the Bylaws for Academic Governance with the committee.

6. Agenda Development was handled during the Assistant Provost’s comments. Wald also reminded faculty to discuss with their colleagues any issues they might have that are within UCAP’s purview.

7. Elections: Chairperson of UCAP – Jon Sticklen,
      Second Representative to Academic Council – Howard Bossen
      MEAC Representative – Winston Wilkinson
The meeting was adjourned at 11:30.

Respectfully submitted: S. Phillips

UCAP MINUTES 8.30.01.doc