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Educational Policies and Planning Committee

Annual Report

1998-1999 Academic Year

 

1.  Membership (include ex-officio members).

 

George Bailey (Chair)

David Lawrence (Secretary)

Marti Engelke

Rodney Schmidt

Jim Smith

Brenda Killingsworth

Nancy Spalding

John Cope

John Bort

Richard Ringeisen

George Williams

Chuck Bland

Alan Rosenberg

Bodo Nischan

 

2.  Meeting Dates (include members absent).

 

September 9, 1998

October 26, 1998

November 16, 1998

January 22, 1999

March 5, 1999

April 9, 1999

April 14, 1999

May 7, 1999

 

3. Subcommittees established during the year

(include progress and/or completion of

work).

 

None

 

4. Accomplishments during the year,

especially as addressed through committee

goals. Include recommendations made to

agencies other than the Faculty

Senate as well as the Faculty Senate.

 

Recommended approval of establishment of

Multidisciplinary Minor in the College of

Arts and Sciences.

 

Recommended approval of permission to plan a

Masters of Public health in the School of

Medicine.

 

Recommended approval of permission to plan a

Ph.D. program in the School of Nursing.

Recommend approval of permission to plan

a major in Environmental Technology in the

School of Industry and Technology.

 

Recommended approval of permission to plan

Ph.D. in engineering and industrial

management in the School of Industry and

Technology.

 

Recommended approval of permission to plan

BS in civil engineering technology in the

School of Industry and Technology.

 

Recommended approval of permission to plan

BS in environmental engineering technology

in the School of Industry and Technology.

 

Recommended approval of permission

to plan BS in electrical engineering

technology in the School of Industry and

Technology.

 

Recommended approval of proposal for new

degree program track, MS in Occupational

Therapy.

 

Recommended approval of name change to

Health Education and Promotion.

 

Recommended approval of request to establish

MS in Criminal Justice in the School of

Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies.

 

Recommended approval of request to establish

Ph.D. program in Bioenergetics.

 

Recommended Quality Assurance Standards for

Undergraduate Courses offered via Distance

Education to the Faculty Senate.

 

Recommended Guidelines for Implementation of

Quality Assurance Standards to the Faculty

Senate. Reported on distance education

issues to the Faculty Senate.

 

Recommended approval of program reviews for:

CAS in Counselor Education, MS in Chemistry,

MA in Geography, MA and MA Ed. In

Mathematics, MS in Physics and MS

in Medical Physics, A in Clinical

Psychology, MS in Environmental Health.

 

Recommended adoption of new, focused

approach for SACS new reaccredidation study

to the chancellor.

 

Agreed to create Budget sub-committee of

EPPC and meet during the summer.

 

5. Reports to the Faculty Senate:

 

Moved adoption of Quality Assurance

Standards for Undergraduate Courses offered

via Distance Education to the Faculty Senate

(passed).

 

Moved adoption of Guidelines for

Implementation of Quality Assurance

Standards to the Faculty Senate (passed).

 

Reported on distance education issues to the

Faculty Senate. Reported of programs as

noted above to Faculty Senate.

 

6. Business carried over to next year:

 

1. Review of budget issues.

 

2. Selection of topic of focus of SACS

visit

 

7. Evaluation of the committee:

 

A. Charge: OK

 

B. Personnel: OK

 

C. Attendance: It is impossible

to schedule meetings so that more than 30-40

% of the ex-officio members of the committee

can attend meetings. This is a serious

problem, as it prevents the committee from

representing the diverse interests

of the committee's whose chairs' are ex-

officio on EPPC. Problem Area.

 

D. Responsibilities: Expanding budget

oversight responsibility to include a more

pro-active approach to recommending budget

priorities to the university. Area needs

work.

 

E. Activities: Overall, good.

 

8. Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty

and/or Faculty Senate for improving the

effectiveness of the committee.

 

Find a meeting time when 90% of the 

committee's members can attend.