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2003 - 10/23

UCAP Meeting of 10/23/2003


agenda status: approved


University Committee on Academic Policy

Meeting of Thursday, October 23, 2003
10:15 a.m., Board Room, Administration Building

1. Approval of Agenda (10:15)

2. Approval of Minutes of the September 25, 2003 meeting (10:20)..........(Attachment)

3. Comments from the Chairperson (10:25)

4. Comments from the Assistant Provost (10:30)

5. Women’s Studies Name Change (10:35)..........(Attachment)

6. AAUP/NCAA athletic reform conference (10:50)..........Steve Dilley

7. Update from Academic Integrity Sub-Committee (11:10)..........Patricia Mullan

8. Update from Learning Importance Sub-Committee (11:25)..........Jim Gallagher

9. Update from Grade Inflation Sub-Committee (11:40)..........Bridget Behe

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Attachments: September 25, 2003 Draft Minutes
Women’s Studies Materials

minutes status: approved

approved at meeting of

UCAP Minutes for meeting held on 10/23/2003

Approved 11/20/03
University Committee on Academic Policy
October 23, 2003
Meeting Minutes

Members Present: Henry Beckmeyer, Bridget Behe (Chair), Betty Cheng, Steve Dilley, James Gallagher, Jeremy Hernandez, Jennifer Hodges, Folu Ogundimu, Georgia Padonu, Helene Pazak (for Paul Coe), Jordan Robinson, Sharon Senk, Cynthia Taggart, Alexander von Eye, Maija Zile

Others Present: Assistant Provost June Pierce Youatt

Members Absent: Janet Bokemeier, Tim Howes, Kyle Martin, Tom Morse, Patricia Mullan, Rod Phillips

1. The Agenda was approved with the omission of a report from the Academic Integrity Sub-Committee.

2. The Minutes of the September 25, 2003 UCAP Meeting were approved as written.

3. Comments from the Chairperson: No comments were offered.

4. Comments from the Assistant Provost: No comments were offered.

5. Women’s Studies Name Change:
    UCAP considered a proposal to change the name for the Women’s Studies Program. Wendy Wilkins, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, and Jayne Schuiteman, Director of Women’s Studies, spoke in support of the change. They stated that the proposed name, "Program in Women, Gender, and Social Justice," better represents the focus of the program as it is developing. A motion to approve the name change passed unanimously.
6. AAUP/NCAA Athletic Reform Conference:
    Steve Dilley, UCAP Liaison to the Athletic Committee, reported on his attendance at the conference. He stated that MSU was in a lead role because many of the proposed changes have already been adopted at MSU. He also stated that progress toward the student’s degree was being considered as a determinant of eligibility and participation in revenue sharing. This will make it difficult for student athletes to change majors. Dilley suggested a systems and accounting study to determine a common accounting method for athletic programs, perhaps using MSU as the initial subject. UCAP determined that it had no real role to play in the discussion at this time and that Dilley should share his report with the Athletic Council and ECAC. UCAP thanked Dilley for his attendance at the conference and for his work on the report. He will continue to report back to UCAP on issues as they unfold.
7. Update from the Learning Importance Sub-Committee:
    No report at this time. This Sub-committee will meet again on October 30 at 10:15.
8. Update from the Grade Inflation Sub-Committee:
    Chair Bridget Behe said that the Committee is continuing to gather data and analyze it. The Committee will provide a report on that analysis at a later UCAP meeting. This Sub-committee will meet again on October 30 at 10:15.
10. Roundtable:
    No issues were raised during the Roundtable.

    The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Cynthia Taggart