Addendum #4

 

SUMMARY

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Board of Trustees Room, 602 Cohodas Administrative Center

April 29, 2004, 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Members Present:†††† Mr. Karl Weber, Chair, Ms. Mary L. Campbell, Ms. Mary C. Lukens, Mr. Samuel Benedict, Dr. Fred Joyal, Mr. William Bernard, Dr. Michael Roy, ex officio,

 

Guests:†††††††††††††††††††††† Mr. William Hyry, Dr. Robert Kulisheck, Ms. Mary St. Clair (North Star Academy), and Students-Ms. Lori Beard, Mr. Kevin Borchett, Ms. Melanie Bordewyk, Mr. Michael Brown, Ms. Kristy Dums, Mr. Michael Muslin, Mr. Zach Rudisill, and Mr. Brian Thanasiu

 

 

The Academic Affairs Committee meeting was called to order at 1:09 p.m.

 

Faculty Presentation

Professor Robert Kulisheck, Professor of Political Science, and several students from his Public Policy Analysis class, gave presentations on their service learning activities during the 2003-04 academic year.† The students were involved in projects with the City of Marquette, the Governorís Office, and the Medical Care Access Coalition.† These projects promote growth for students in the areas of academics, professional development, and civic engagement.

 

Public School Academy Contract Renewals
Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented a proposal to authorize the NMU administration to renew contracts for a period of up to five years for public school academies that have been duly approved by the Board of Trustees.† Previous authorization was for a three-year period.† Since this proposal was submitted due to the current situation of the North Star Academy, after discussion a motion was made and seconded to amend this proposal to read that the North Star Academy charter be renewed for a five year period.† After motion duly made and seconded the Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the approval of the amended proposal.†

Approval of QPEF Bond Program for North Star Academy

Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented a proposal that North Star Academy be authorized to participate in the qualified Public Education Facilities (QPEF) Bond Program, for up to a maximum of $1.2 million, subject to University review and approval of all legal and disclosure/marketing information.† After motion duly made and seconded the Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the approval of North Star Academyís participation in this program.† This motion is part of the formal recommendations.

Authorization for Bahweting to Separate Into Two Levels

Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented a proposal to authorize Bahweting Anishnabe Public School Academy to separate into two distinct levels, K-6 and 7-8.† After motion duly made and seconded the Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the approval of this proposal.† This motion is part of the formal recommendations.

 

Charter School Board Approvals

Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented a proposed list of new and renewed board members for the Bahweting Anishnabe Charter School Academy, Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Academy, and North Star Public School Academy for approval.† After 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.

 

Academic Calendars 2005-2006, 2006-2007, and 2007-2008

Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented Academic Calendars for 2005-2006, 2006-2007, and 2007-2008 for approval.† After motion duly made and seconded the Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the approval of the calendars.† This motion is part of the formal recommendations.

 

College of Technology and Applied Sciences Reorganization

Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented a proposal for the reorganization of the College of Technology and Applied Sciences.† The College of Technology and Applied Sciences will be eliminated, and the departments of Engineering Technology and Technology and Occupational Studies will be transferred to the College of Professional Studies effective July 1, 2004.† After motion duly made and seconded the Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the approval of the reorganization.† This motion is part of the formal recommendations.

 

Culinary Arts Certificate Program Deletion

Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented a proposal for the deletion of the Culinary Arts Certificate Program.† After motion duly made and seconded the Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the elimination of the program.† This motion is part of the formal recommendations.

 

Dean Search Ė College of Business

Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced the resignation of Dr. James Scheiner, Dean, College of Business.† A national search will be undertaken in the fall for his replacement.†

Dr. Samuel Graci, Professor, will be appointed Interim Dean for the 2004-05 academic year.

 

Good of the Order

Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, expressed his excitement about the quality of the new faculty hired for the next academic year.

 

Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, updated the Committee on the status of the Passport Program and the Technology Advisory Board.†

 

Mr. Weber thanked the Committee, and the meeting was adjourned at 2:20 p.m.