Board of Trustees
Academic Affairs Committee
September 23, 2010
Members Present: Mr. Jon LaSalle, Chair, Mr. Stephen Adamini, Mr. Brian Cloyd, Dr. L. Garnet Lewis, 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 2:05 p.m.
Academic Senate Update:
Dr. David Boe, Chair of the Academic Senate, provided a brief update on Senate committee work. He also informed the Committee that a draft of a revised Liberal Studies program has been developed by the Liberal Studies Committee and that program will likely be submitted to the Academic Senate this year.
Charter Schools Update:
Mr. William Pistulka, Charter Schools Officer, updated the Committee on charter schools activities.
Financial Aid Update:
Dr. Susan Koch, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mr. William Bernard, Associate Provost for Student Services and Enrollment and Mr. Michael Rotundo, Director of Financial Aid, gave a presentation on financial aid at NMU that included national/state trends, an update on financial aid statistics at NMU and future challenges regarding financial aid issues.
Road Map Update:
Provost Susan Koch provided a brief Road Map update highlighting the Middle East Studies Team which is funded by a Title VI grant and coordinated by Dr. Tim Compton, Head of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Good of the Order:
Mr. LaSalle thanked the Committee and the meeting was adjourned at 3:14 p.m.