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2007 - 01/25

agenda status: approved

Agenda:

AGENDA
University Committee on Academic Policy
Meeting of Thursday, January 25, 2007
10:15 A.M., Administration Bldg. Board Room

  1. Approval of the Agenda
  2. Approval of Minutes of the January 11, 2007 Meeting.
  3. Comments from the Chairperson
    Guest: Dr. Linda Stanford will be sitting in for Dr. Estry
  4. Request to Change the Admission as a Junior Requirement for the Business Administration Degree.............................(Attachment)
    Guests: Michael Mazzeo, Assoc Dean, Eli Broad College of Business and
    Eileen Wilson, Asst Dean, Eli Broad College of Business
  5. Request for approval of Guidelines for Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) students to transfer to baccalaureate programs at MSU ..................(Attachment)
    Guest: Eunice Foster, Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  6. Opportunities for High Achieving High School Students..................................................................................................................(Attachment)
    Guest: Ronald Fisher, Dean, Honors College or Steven Kautz, Assoc Dean, Honors College
  7. Roundtable


Phone or e-mail Sandra Walther (353-5380; swalther@msu.edu) if you cannot be present. Please remember that you are asked to send a substitute from your college.


Attachments: Request to Change the Admission as a Junior Requirement for the
Business Administration Degree
        Request for approval of Guidelines for Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT)
        Students to Transfer to Baccalaureate Programs at MSU
        Opportunities for High Achieving High School Students



minutes status: approved

approved at meeting of 02/08/2007

UCAP Minutes for meeting held on 01/25/2007

University Committee on Academic Policy
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Minutes

Members Present: Dennis Banks, Renée Canady, R. Sekhar Chivukula, Peter Cobbett, Richard Hallgren, Yen-Hwei Lin, Helen Mayer, Philip Moon, Antonio Nunez, Edmund Outslay, Ralph Putnam, Daniel Roth, Brandon Sethi, Jon Sticklen, Bruce Vanden Bergh, Alex von Eye, Connie Zheng.

Members Absent: Lauren Doherty, Doug Estry, Colleen Tremonte

Guests: Linda Stanford, Assoc. Provost for Academic ServicesMichael Mazzeo, Assoc. Dean, Broad College of BusinessEileen Wilson, Asst. Dean, Broad College of BusinessEunice Foster, Assoc. Dean, CANRRonald Fisher, Dean of the Honors College

The Agenda was approved.

The Minutes for January 11, 2007 were approved.

Chairperson’s Comments:

      Professor Putnam welcomed Associate Provost Stanford, attending the meeting because Associate Provost Estry could not attend.

      Professor Putnam reminded the committee of outstanding UCAP issues:
          Fall Break: Subcommittee to report for discussion next meeting
          CLEP test credit policy: Estry and Putnam to meet with subcommittee to prepare for UCAP discussion
          Academic Dishonesty policy: Estry and Putnam to meet with subcommittee to prepare for UCAP discussion
Request to Change the Admission as a Junior Requirement for the Business Administration Degree

The committee considered request from Associate Provost Stanford (memorandum of October 19, 2006) to consider proposed changes to the admission as a junior requirement for the B.A. degree in Business Administration. Associate Dean Mazzeo and Assistant Dean Wilson presented background and rationale for the proposed changes and discussed them with the committee. The proposed changes were an attempt to simplify and clarify the admissions requirements, partly in response to concerns raised by public discourse about diversity and affirmative action resulting from Proposition 2 being on the ballot in Michigan.

Committee members raised concerns about the words “holistic review” in the description of admissions criteria. It was agreed that these words should be removed. Committee members also raised concerns that the phrase “academic and non-academic factors and experiences may be also be considered” was too vague without specifying the factors and experiences.

Motion by Renee Canady:
      UCAP endorses the proposed changes to the admission as a junior requirement, with the following changes to Insert 1, Item 4 in the proposed text for Academic Programs:

      Admission decisions are based primarily on cumulative University grade-point average and grades in every completed core course listed above. A holistic review of aAcademic and non-academic factors and experiences maywill also be considered. Students seeking admission should contact the Eli Broad College Undergraduate Academic Services Center.

The motion passed (16 in favor, 1 opposed).


Request for approval of Guidelines for Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) students to transfer to baccalaureate programs at MSU

The committee considered request from Associate Provost Stanford (memorandum of January 23, 2007) to consider proposed guidelines for students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology to Baccalaureate programs. Associate Dean Foster provided background about IAT programs and the current lack of clear guidelines for IAT students, who are enrolled in programs terminating in certificates to transfer, if qualified, into baccalaureate programs. Whereas MSU has clear procedures for students transferring into baccalaureate programs from community colleges offering 2-year degrees, procedures for students in the 2-year IAT programs have not been established. A concern about the proposed wording was raised—that it implied that only students who had completed an IAT certificate program could apply to transfer.

Motion by Brandon Sethi passed unanimously:
      UCAP endorses the proposed policies for IAT students transferring to baccalaureate programs at MSU with the addition of language in the proposed catalog text that will clarify transfer procedures for students who have not yet completed their IAT programs.

Opportunities for High Achieving High School Students

The committee considered request from Dean Ronald Fisher to consider policy changes related to MSU credits of high school students enrolled in MSU courses. Dean Fisher explained that under current policies, high school students enroll in MSU courses as Lifelong Education students and are thus limited in the number of these credits they can subsequently apply to an MSU undergraduate degree. The proposed changes to policy establish a High Achieving High School Students enrollment status, under which high school students are charged the Lifelong Education rate and receive MSU credit for each course successfully completed. For students who subsequently are admitted to an MSU undergraduate program, applicability of credits taken as a high school student is determined by the admitting department or school and college, with no set limit to the number of credits that may be accepted.

Motion by Professor Chivukula passed unanimously:
      UCAP endorses the proposed policies for High Achieving High School Students, with the following text to added to the first paragraph in the Opportunities for high achieving High School Students section in Academic Programs:
          For additional information on course applicability see “Dual Enrollment by High School Students” section of this catalog.


Meeting was adjourned at 12:00.
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