Policies and Planning Committee
October 12, 2007
I. Call to order
Dale Knickerbocker called
to order the regular meeting of the Educational Policies and Planning Committee
at 2:00 on 28 September 2007 in RA 142.
II. The following persons were present: David Weismiller, Rose Allen, Dale
Knickerbocker, Austin Bunch, Linner Griffin, George Kasperek, Mark Taggart, and
III. Approval of minutes from last meeting
reviewed with the committee the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were
approved with minor corrections.
IV. New business
- G. Kasperek presented an intent to plan
document for an MA in biomedical science in the Brody School of Medicine.
A question was asked about a needed faculty position and the group was
told that the position had been promised to the program by VC Horns. The
position will be assigned to Research and Graduate Studies but would be
tenured in a particular unit. Griffin
asked about graduate assistantships. The group was informed that some assistantships
would come from the ECU
and some from funded grants. It was presented that the program allows for
integration with the medical school and meets the need for research physicians.
moved approval, Weismiller seconded. The intent to plan was approved.
- Consideration of revisions of Faculty Manual
Part V, which involves the scope of the EPPC. The chair presented
revisions to the draft approved 2-23-06. The committee discussed whether
they provided sufficient improvement in clarity to warrant their
consideration. The committee decided to consider these latest revisions at
its next meeting. Additionally, the group discussed whether the EPPC
should have its report approved by the faculty senate. Currently it is the
only faculty committee whose report to the Senate is for information only.
The group was not in support of this idea, as it would slow down the
Knickerbocker adjourned the meeting at 3:00 pm.
Minutes submitted by: Linda G. Kean