Academic Affairs

Mission

In its monthly meeting, the Academic Affairs Committee deals with problems referred to it by any of its members or by members of the faculty which arise in carrying out existing academic policies. Thus, it considers, for example, revisions of the academic calendar, the rules of academic standing, the grading system, special programs, new programs and departments, and so forth. It also suggests actions to the University Council in matters of wider scope or of an essentially policy making nature.

DSA Representative

  • Dr. James Moore

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes – December 7, 2004

We received a brief presentation about the proposal for a Reading Specialist Certification track in the Master of Arts in Education program currently in development and discussion in the School of Arts and Sciences. We continued our discussion of academic … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 16, 2004

Dr. Cicala was unable to participate in this meeting, given a previously-scheduled meeting of the Student Affairs Committee. Discussion centered on the issue of academic integrity; the relative merits of more narrowly defined policies and procedures for addressing academic integrity … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 21, 2004

We reviewed the first draft of the 2005-2006 academic calendar and continued our discussion of academic integrity code.

Meeting Minutes – September 21, 2004

Dr. Cicala was unable to participate in the meeting. A review of the committee’s charge was followed by a discussion of the possibilities associated with an honor code or academic integrity code. The Provost requested that departments and programs submit … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 26, 2004

We engaged in spirited discussion, based upon review of materials distributed by our subcommittee, of the pros and cons of various forms of academic integrity codes. Consensus was not reached as to how we might move discussion forward. We also … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 9, 2004

We received, discussed, and suggested several further refinements for a series of proposals from the School of Nursing for revisions of sections of the school’s Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Student Handbook.

Meeting Minutes – February 3, 2004

Dr. Cicala was ill and unable to participate in this meeting. Discussion centered, as it already has in the Student Affairs Committee and in the Students’ Government Association, on the need and the potential for more formal approaches to academic … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – December 9, 2003

Dr. Cicala was unable to participate in this meeting. The committee considered and approved proposals to initiate Master of Arts programs in History for Educators and History, which will next be considered by University Council.

Meeting Minutes – December 5, 2003

We reviewed and approved the draft of the 2004-2005 Academic Calendar, while leaving open for continuing review and discussion, which also will involve the directors of our graduate programs, the possibility of a post-Labor Day start date for some or … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – November 6, 2003

We reviewed, revised, and approved the criteria for the discontinuance of a major or degree program. We reviewed and discussed a draft of the 2004-2005 Academic Calendar.

Meeting Minutes – October 9, 2003

We continued our discussion and refinement of the criteria for the discontinuance of a major or degree program. The next draft will be sent to us and to members of the Task Force for review and comment prior to our … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – September 12, 2003

We approved minutes from last year’s final meeting; briefly reviewed, in consultation with the committee that developed them, the “Criteria for the Discontinuance of a Major or Degree Program,” in preparation for further discussion and vote at our next (October) … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – April 1, 2003

Discussion centered on the stage one proposal for Master of Arts programs in History and History for Educators, which was approved, and a proposal from the Office of the Registrar for a revised final examination scheduling procedure. That proposal will … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – March 20, 2003

We reviewed proposals for a certificate program for teachers of English as a second language and master’s degree programs in history for educators and history.

Meeting Minutes – February 17, 2003

We received updates regarding University Advancement and WebCT, and a preview of our upcoming discussion of the report commissioned regarding class scheduling and the use of University instructional space.

Meeting Minutes – January 22, 2003

A proposal for revision of academic censure policies, presented by Dean McManus, on behalf of the ad hoc Committee on Undergraduate Policy Recommendations and Procedures, was discussed and approved.

Meeting Minutes – November 25, 2002

The committee continued discussion of evolving Travel Study policies and the 2002-2003 academic calendar.

Meeting Minutes – October 31, 2002

The committee reviewed several documents of policies concerning the development and implementation of Travel Study Courses and generated suggestions for the faculty and staff who are responsible for Travel Study. The committee brought to a close its review and discussion … Continue reading

Meeting Minutes – October 8, 2002

At our first two meetings this year, we have reviewed, discussed, and advanced the progress of the Academy for Leadership in Global Understanding proposal and the proposal to change the timeline for the submission of final grades. Subsequently, broad discussion … Continue reading