Board of Trustees

Academic Affairs Committee

July 16, 2009



Members Present:  Mr. Jon LaSalle, Chair, Mr. Stephen Adamini, Mr. Brian Cloyd, Dr. L. Garnet Lewis, Dr. Douglas Roberts, Dr. Susan Koch, Dr. Les Wong, ex officio


The Academic Affairs Committee meeting was called to order at 2:04 p.m.


Charter School Board Approvals

Mr. William Pistulka, Charter Schools Officer presented a proposed list of board member appointments and renewals for the Burton Glen Charter School Academy and the Nah Tah Wahsh Charter School Academy.


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.


Mr. Pistulka also provided an update on the North Star Academy proposed K-5 expansion.


Online Learning at NMU

Professor Darlene Walch, Dean, Academic Information Services, Dr. Dale Kapla, Department Head, Criminal Justice and Mr. Matthew Smock, Director of Instructional Design, Technology and Media, provided the Committee with an update on the benefits, current status, challenges and future of online learning at Northern Michigan University. 


Roadmap Update

Dr. Susan Koch, Provost and Vice President 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 at3:03 p.m.