(Revised 2-5-10)

Educational Policies and Planning Committee

Meeting Minutes

January 22, 2010 (Non-regular meeting)


I.                    Call to order:  Edson Justiniano, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m. on January 22, 2010 in Rawl Annex 142.


II.                  The following persons were present:

Members: Dee Dee Glascoff, James Holloway, Dale Knickerbocker, Janice Lewis, Edson Justiniano

Ex-Officio Members: Linner Griffin, George Kasperek, David Siegel

Guests: Sharon Bland


Excused: Rose Allen, Margaret, Bauer, Scott Gordon

Absent:  Justin Perry


III.                The Chair noted that the minutes of the January 8 meeting were approved via e-mail.  The Chancellor has requested a special called meeting with the committee on February 5 to discuss the change of the name for the College of Technology and Computer Science.  The second agenda item at that meeting will be an update on the status of the ECU Faculty Manual reorganization from Professor Purificacion Martinez.


IV.                Ethnic & Rural Health Disparities Graduate Certificate Online Program

Professor Eric Bailey presented the request for a new graduate certificate program.  The committee discussion included admission requirements, the relationship between the certificate program and the MPH degree, the courses that comprise the certificate, how rural health disparities are incorporated into the program, and the cultural competency component.  Following discussion, a motion was passed to approve the request.


V.                  Change of dentistry degree from D.D.S. to D.M.D.

Dean James Hupp presented the request to change the degree offered by the Dental School from Doctor of Dental Surgery to Doctor of Dental Medicine.  Dean Hupp discussed the national trend in dental education to move toward this degree and why it is particularly appropriate for ECU, since the program will prepare primary care dentists who will work in underserved areas where they will need the ability to manage medically compromised patients and emphasize total patient care.  Following a discussion which included the history of the degree, the possibility of the School of Dentistry sharing some courses with the School of Medicine, and the incorporation of clinical correlation sections into the curriculum, a motion was passed to approve the request.


VI.                Adjournment

There being no further business, Chair Justiniano adjourned the meeting at 2:00 p.m.


There will be a special called meeting on Friday, February 5, 2010, at 1:15 p.m. in 142 Rawl



Minutes submitted by Janice S. Lewis