SUMMARY

Board of Trustees

Academic Affairs Committee

May 1, 2008

 

 

Members Present: Mr. Jon LaSalle, Chair, Mr. Stephen Adamini, Mr. Sam Benedict, Mr. Brian Cloyd, Ms. Mary Lukens, Dr. Doug Roberts, Mr. Gilbert Ziegler, Dr. Susan Koch, Dr. Les Wong, ex officio

 

The Academic Affairs Committee meeting was called to order at 2:50 p.m.

 

Academic Senate Update

Dr. Larry Pagel, Chair of the Academic Senate, provided a summary of Senate Standing Committee work for 2007-08. New officers have been selected for the 2008-09 academic year. Ms. Lukens expressed her appreciation to Dr. Pagel and thanked him for keeping the Board of Trustees well informed.

 

Charter School Board Approvals

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

 

Charter School Contract Reauthorization: Burton Glen and Walton Academy

Mr. William Pistulka, Charter Schools Officer, presented a proposal for approval to reauthorize (renew) the charters for Burton Glen Public School Academy and Walton Public School Academy for a three-year period to June 30, 2011.

 

After motion duly made and seconded the Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the approval of the charter reauthorizations. This motion is a special action item and requires a separate vote of the full Board of Trustees.

 

New Program -- Bachelors Degree in Art History

Michael Cinelli, Associate Dean & Director, School of Art and Design, provided an overview of activities in the School. Dr. Steven Leuthold, Professor, School of Art & Design, presented a proposal for a new program in Art History.

 

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.

 

New Program Public Management Graduate Certificate

 

Dr. Susan Koch, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented a proposal for a new Public Management Graduate Certificate 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.

 

International Programs Update

 

Dr. Marcelo Siles, Executive Director of International Programs, provided a brief update on Study Abroad activities, recruitment initiatives, the Visiting Scholars Series and international agreements.

 

First Year Experience Program

 

Dr. Susan Koch discussed the mission, objectives, growth and success of the First Year Experience Program.

 

New Appointment

 

Dr. Susan Koch introduced Dr. Paul Lang, the newly appointed Dean of the College of Professional Studies. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2008.

 

Good of the Order

 

None.

 

 

Mr. LaSalle thanked the Committee and the meeting was adjourned at 4:10 p.m.