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UCAP Meeting of 11/03/2011

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agenda status: approved

Agenda:

University Committee on Undergraduate Studies
AGENDA
Thursday, November 3, 2011
10:15 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Board Room, 4th Floor, Administration Building

    1. Approval of the Agenda (Action Item)



    2. Approval of the October 20, 2011 UCUS Minutes (Action Item)



    3. Comments from the Chairperson


    4. Comments from the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education


    5. Request for a Moratorium on Admission to the BS Degree in Media and Communication Technology (Action Item) .........(Attachment)
      Request for a Moratorium on Admission to the BA Degree in Media Arts and Technology (Action Item) .........(Attachment)
      Janet Lillie, Associate Dean, College of Communication Arts & Sciences


    6. Request for a New Linked BA Degree in Advertising and MA Degree in Public Relations (Action Item) .........(Attachment)
      Request for a New Linked BA Degree in Advertising and MA Degree in Advertising (Action Item) .........(Attachment)
      Janet Lillie, Associate Dean, College of Communication Arts & Sciences
      Linda Good, Professor, Department of Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing


    7. Acceptable Use Policy for MSU Information Technology Resources (Discussion) .........(Attachment)
      Kristine Zayko, Deputy General Counsel
      Tom Davis, Director, Academic Technology Services


    8. Roundtable



minutes status: approved

approved at meeting of 11/17/2011

UCAP Minutes for meeting held on 11/03/2011

University Committee on Undergraduate Studies
MINUTES
Thursday, November 3, 2011
10:15 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Board Room, 4th Floor, Administration Building Agenda approved


Attendees: Mark Axelrod, Henry Beckmeyer, Jan Brady, Crystal Branta, Laura Dillon, Doug Estry, Fred Fico, Milan Griffes, Kathleen Hoag, Seung Hyun Kim, Chris McClain, Helene Pazak , Ron Perry, John Reifenberg, Amber True, Abraham Wheeler, Jeff Wray, Catherine Yansa

Absent: Zarena Aslami, Anthony Briones, Victor Draine, Evan Martinak, Nichole McCleese, Tom Morse, Mary Noel, Justin O’Dell, Patricia Rogers, Ashton Shortridge, Ryan Sweeder

The Agenda was approved.

The October 20, 2011 minutes were approved.

Comments from the Chairperson
Chairperson Dillon provided an update from the most recent meeting of the Steering Committee meeting at which President Simon reported to the committee that the identities of the perpetrators of the recent racial incidents on campus were still not known. Sue Carter informed the Steering Committee that the second phase of provost review was starting. The Steering Committee is also working on ways to improve communication between faculty and faculty governance.

Comments from the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Associate Provost Estry told the committee that the search committee for the new University Ombudsman was completing the interviews with the finalists and would be meeting soon to consider the feedback from all of the interviews and forwarding their candidate recommendation to the Provost and the President for their consideration.

Request for a Moratorium on Admission to the BS Degree in Media and Communication Technology (Action Item)
and
Request for a Moratorium on Admission to the BA Degree in Media Arts and Technology (Action Item)
Janet Lillie, Associate Dean, College of Communication Arts & Sciences

The committee unanimously granted voice to Associate Dean Lillie.

Associate Dean Lillie told the committee that the two moratoriums would complete the transition to the revised curriculum the Department of Technology, Information Studies & Media had implemented this fall. The effect of the moratoriums would be to stop any further applications to the previous academic programs. She noted that students that had 56 credits or more would complete their degrees under the old curriculum and those with 55 credits and less were moved into the new programs. Incoming students were advised by email and through meetings about the change in programs and moved into the new programs.

Voice was withdrawn from Associate Dean Lillie.

Motion by Crystal Branta was unanimously approved.

      The University Committee on Undergraduate Studies, in its consultative capacity to the Provost, has no concerns about the request for a moratorium on admission to the BS degree in Media and Communication Technology and the request for a moratorium on admission to the BA degree in Media Arts and Technology.

Request for a New Linked BA Degree in Advertising and MA Degree in Public Relations
and
Request for a New Linked BA Degree in Advertising and MA Degree in Advertising
Linda Good, Professor, Department of Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing

The committee unanimously granted voice to Professor Good.

Dr. Good told the committee that Advertising has two masters programs and large undergraduate population. The decision to pursue linked degrees in the two programs was based on retaining the most promising students at MSU.

After a brief question and answer period, voice was withdrawn from Professor Good.

Motion by Kathleen Hoag was passed unanimously.

      The University Committee on Undergraduate Studies, in its consultative capacity to the Provost, has no concerns about the request for a new linked BA degree in Advertising and MA degree in Public Relations and the request for a new linked BA degree in Advertising and MA degree in Advertising.

Acceptable Use Policy for MSU Information Technology Resources
Kristine Zayko, Deputy General Counsel
Tom Davis, Director, Academic Technology Services

The committee unanimously granted voice to Ms. Zayko and Mr. Davis.

Ms. Zayko and Mr. Davis indicated that the proposed changes to the Acceptable Use Policy were being made to include the changes in Federal and State laws regarding acceptable use. Ms. Zayko noted that many of the constraints in acceptable use of information technology resources were due to MSUs IRS requirements for receiving public funds. She stated that the peer institution policies were reviewed for comparison to MSUs policy.

Ms. Zayko and Mr. Davis responded to questions the committee had brought up in its October 20 meeting and provided later through email. After considerable discussion, Ms. Zayko thanked the committee for its excellent questions and enumerated several items that required further research or action.


    1. Clarification of the use of Facebook and other social media.

    2. Clarification of the scope of the prohibition against using IT resources for partisan political activities.

    3. Inclusion of a timeframe for periodic review of the policy.

    4. Clarification of approvals required for student organization use of information technology resources.

    5. Clarification of whether the use of private resources and private email on University network violates any Federal or State laws.


Voice was withdrawn from Ms. Zayko and Mr. Davis.

After Roundtable, the Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted
Sandra Walther.