Educational Planning and Policy Committee

ANNUAL REPORT  2004-2005  Academic Year

 

1.         Regular Members: Albright, Bruce; Allred, Linda; Hodson, Charles; Jordan, Caren; Mauger, Richard; Shlapentokh, Alexandra; Worthington, Worth

Ex-Officio Members : Eason, Frances; Knickerbocker, Dale; O'Neill, Maggie; Reaves, Rita; Rigsby, Catherine; Thompson, Robert;

 

 2.      Meeting Dates (include members present*).

         

9/10/2004: Albright, Allred, Hodson, Jordan, Mauger, Eason, Knickerbocker, O'Neill, Reaves, Rigsby, Thompson

 

10/8/2004: Albright, Hodson, Jordan, Mauger, Shlapentokh, Eason, Reaves, Rigsby, Thompson

 

11/12/2004 : Albright, Allred, Hodson, Mauger, Shlapentokh, Worthington, Knickerbocker, Reaves, Rigsby, Thompson

 

12/10/2004  Allred, Hodson, Jordan, Mauger, Shlapentokh, Knickerbocker

 

1/14/2005 : Allred, Hodson, Jordan, Mauger, Worthington, Knickerbocker

 

2/11/2005: Albright, Hodson, Jordan, Mauger, Shlapentokh, Knickerbocker, Rigsby, Thompson

 

3/11/2005: Hodson, Jordan, Shlapentokh, Albright

 

4/8/2005: Albright, Allred, Hodson, Jordan, Mauger, Worthington, Knickerbocker, Reaves, Thompson

 

3.      Subcommittees established during the year (include progress and/or completion of work).  The committee will study revision of program and curriculum approval processes over the summer to prepare a list of concerns and solutions.  

 

4.      Accomplishments during the year, especially as addressed through committee goals.  Please include recommendations made to any University agency other than the Faculty Senate that will be noted under #5.

 

Reports to the Chancellor:

 

Notification of Intent to Plan a new minor in Indigenous Peoples of the Americas,

Changes in the MS degrees in Industrial Technology and Occupational Safety

Request for Authorization to Establish a new BA degree in Geology,

Intent to plan a MS in Construction Management

Notification of Intent to Plan a MS in Software Engineering

Request for Authorization to Establish a BS in Sports Studies

Request for Authorization to Establish a New Interdisciplinary Minor in Russian Studies

Request for Authorization to Establish a New Distance Education Degree Program with a Master of Arts in Health Education 

Request for Authorization to Establish a BFA concentration in Animation / Interactive Design

Request for Authorization to Establish a BA in Art with a concentration in General Studio

Request for Authorization to Establish a new Interdisciplinary Minor in Security Studies

Request for Authorization to Establish a New PhD in Health Psychology

Request for Authorization to Establish a MA in Communication

Implementation of concentrations for the BS in Industrial Technology

Implementation of two new concentrations for the BS in Engineering

 

5.              Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and resolution numbers).

 

NOVEMBER 9, 2004 for information only the Committee’s approval of the following items: Request for Authorization to Establish a new BA degree in Geology, Notification of Intent to Plan a new minor in Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, Changes in the MS degrees in Industrial Technology and Occupational Safety.

 

DECEMBER 7, 2004 for information only, a notification of intent to plan a MS in Construction Management.  Request to merge two coded units (formerly School of Industry and Technology and Department of Computer Science) with the newly drafted College of Technology and Computer Science unit code was approved as presented. RESOLUTION #04-35     

 

JANUARY 25, 2005  request to change the name of the Department of Industrial Technology to the Department of Technology Systems within the College of Technology and Computer Science. the proposed department name change was approved.  RESOLUTION #05-02

 

February 22, 2005. for Information Only: Notification of Intent to Plan a MS in Software Engineering,   Request for Authorization to Establish a BS in Sports Studies and  Request for Authorization to Establish a New Interdisciplinary Minor in Russian Studies

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2005  for Information Only: Request for Authorization to Establish a New Distance Education Degree Program with a Master of Arts in Health Education,  Request for Authorization to Establish a BFA concentration in Animation / Interactive Design, Request for Authorization to Establish a BA in Art with a concentration in General Studio, Request for Authorization to Establish a new Interdisciplinary Minor in Security Studies,  Request for Authorization to Establish a New PhD in Health Psychology,  Request for Authorization to Establish a MA in Communication,  Implementation of concentrations for the BS in Industrial Technology, Implementation of two new concentrations for the BS in Engineering.   Request to change the name of the BS in Manufacturing to the BS in Industrial Engineering Technology RESOLUTION #05-34

 

6.       Business carried over to next year (list in priority order).

 

Identify contradictory or otherwise inappropriate language in the various documents, including the Faculty Manual, related to the curriculum planning and review process. This should be done over the summer so that in the fall (2005), the newly reconstituted Committee can be presented with the results and be well enough informed to take what action is necessary.

 

Discussed the need to develop information about the financial realities of starting  new PhD programs.

 

7.       Evaluation of the committee (include anything that hindered or assisted the

          committee's work during the year).

          A.      Charge:

          B.      Personnel:

          C.      Attendance:

          D.      Responsibilities:  there is a problem with the clarity of the curriculum planning process instructions in the faculty manual this has caused confusion

          E.      Activities:

 

8.       Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the committee.  None

 

9.       Does the Committee’s organizational meeting next year need to be earlier than the date set this year?  NO

         

         

Charles Hodson, Chairperson

 

Richard Mauger, Secretary