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2004 - 09/30

UCAP Meeting of 09/30/2004


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University Committee on Academic Policy

Meeting of Thursday, September 30, 2004
10:15 a.m., Board Room, Administration Building

1. Approval of Agenda

2. Approval of Minutes of the September 16, 2004 meeting..........(Attachment)

3. Comments from the Chairperson

4. Comments from the Assistant Provost

5. Tier II Writing Requirement in Modern Languages..........(Attachment)

6. Mid-Semester Student Feedback Sessions/Consultation Services..........(Attachment)

7. Specialization in Information Technology Admission Requirement Change..........(Attachment)

8. Roundtable discussion

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Attachment: Tier II Writing Requirement in Modern Languages
Page of Brochure from Faculty & Organizational Development
Regarding Student Feedback Sessions and Consultation
Specialization in Information Technology Admission Requirement Change

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UCAP Minutes for meeting held on 09/30/2004

Approved 10-28-04
University Committee on Academic Policy
September 30, 2004
Meeting Minutes

Members Present: Henry Beckmeyer, Steve Dilley, C. Kurt Dewhurst, Steve Dilley, Jeremy Hernandez, Jennifer Hodges, Helen Mayer, Folu Ogundimu (Chair), Rod Phillips, Sharon Pocock, Ralph Putnam, Christopher Reznich (for Rebecca Henry), Sharon Senk, Kurt Stirewalt, Cynthia Taggart, Peter Tomchuck, Regina Traylor (for Renee Canady), Alex von Eye, Maija Zile

Others Present: June Pierce Youatt (Assistant Provost), Patricia Paulsell (Associate Dean, Arts & Letters), Nancy Marino (Spanish and Portuguese, Chair), David Prestel (Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, Chair), John Rauk (Classics, French and Italian Chair), Charlene Polio, Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages

Members Absent: Lauren Beach, Yadav Gopalan, Karthik Prasad

1. The meeting was called to order at 10:18 a.m. The agenda was approved.

2. Minutes of the September 16, 2004 meeting were approved with one attendance correction.

3. Comments from the Chairperson: The Executive Committee of Academic Council (ECAC) has decided to table amendments to the code of teaching responsibility pending further review by the University Committee on Student Affairs (UCSA). If changes are requested, UCAP will revisit the amendments. A decision is expected by October 12.

4. Comments from the Assistant Provost: Assistant Provost Youatt distributed information pertaining to the Re-Accreditation Self Study.

5. Tier II Writing Requirement in Modern Languages: Patricia Paulsell, Nancy Marino, David Prestel, John Rauk, and Charlene Polio presented a request that UCAP recognize that it has been the practice of the Modern Language departments to teach the Tier II Writing courses in the target language of each program. Colleges of Arts and Letters Tier II Writing Criteria specifically state that “edited English” be used in the fulfillment of this requirement, although there are scholarly reasons for working only in the language, and practically, very few 300-400 level courses in the languages where English is used.
    Discussion followed about the intent of the Tier II requirement, although it was decided that significant discussion on the issues would be delayed until UCAP reviews the Writing Task Force recommendations. The committee agreed to acknowledge and allow the teaching of Tier II writing in the Modern Languages in languages other than English, and consider other interpretations of the Tier II policy as appropriate after the Writing Task Force recommendations are made. A motion to this effect was made, seconded, and approved.

6. Specialization in Information Technology Admission Requirement Change: The submitted request was approved.

7. Mid-Semester Student Feedback Sessions/Consultation Services: The Committee discussed the policy implications of the Mid-Semester Student Feedback Sessions and requested that the director of the program be invited to a future meeting to discuss issues such as the use of instructional time, the ability of students to decline participation, and confidentiality.

8. Round Table: Youatt explained the content of the packet of information she’d distributed about the Re-Accreditation Self-Study.
    Jennifer Hodges reported that the Military Education Advisory Committee met and discussed the Use of Weapons for ROTC Leadership Training and a Michigan Army National Guard Tuition Assistance Initiative.

    Chris Reznich reported that future College of Medicine issues will be brought to the attention of UCAP in addition to the University Graduate Council.

9. The meeting was adjourned at 11:25a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Jennifer Hodges