Board of Trustees
Academic Affairs Committee
December 10, 2009
Members Present: Mr. Jon LaSalle, Chair, Mr. Stephen Adamini, Dr. L. Garnet Lewis, Dr. Douglas Roberts, Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson, Mr. Gil Ziegler, Dr. Susan Koch, Dr. Les Wong, ex officio
The Academic Affairs Committee meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m.
Academic Senate Update
Dr. Andy Poe, Chair of the Academic Senate, provided a summary of Senate Standing Committee work for Fall, 2009.
Charter School Board Member Appointments and Update Report
Mr. William Pistulka, Charter Schools Officer, presented a proposed list of board member appointments for JKL Bahweting Charter School Academy and Walton Charter School Academy.
Mr. Pistulka also provided an informational update on Charter School activities as well as updates on each of the Charter Schools.
The motion duly made and seconded the Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the approval of the list of board members. This motion is part of the formal recommendations.
New Program – Masters in Business Administration
Dr. Sam Graci, Professor and Interim Dean and Dr. David Rayome, Professor and Interim Director of the MBA Program, provided an overview of activities in the College and presented a proposal for a new Masters in Business Administration program. The Provost recommended approval of the program.
After motion duly made and seconded the Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the approval of this program. This motion is part of the formal recommendations.
Sabbatical Leave Report
Dr. Susan Koch provided information on sabbatical leave requests. Eight NMU faculty members have been awarded sabbaticals that will take place during the 2010-2011 academic year.
Dr. Cynthia Prosen, Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, provided an update on NMU’s accreditation activities.
Dr. Susan Koch provided a Roadmap Update and discussed the ongoing progress in the Academic Affairs Division related to the four priorities identified in the Roadmap to 2015.
Good of the Order
Mr. LaSalle thanked the Committee and the meeting was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.