BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Board of Trustees Room, 602 Cohodas Administrative Center
October 9, 2003, 2:00 p.m.
Members Present: Mr. Karl Weber, Chair, Mr. Samuel Benedict, Ms. Mary C. Lukens, Dr. Fred Joyal,
Dr. Leonard Heldreth, Mr. William Bernard, Dr. Michael J. Roy, ex officio, and
Mr. Alan Ackerman, Alternate
Guests: Dr. Dwight Brady, Dr. Charles Ganzert, Dr. Delinda Lybrand, Dr. Thomas Meravi,
Ms. Darlene Pierce, Mr. Michael Rudisill, Dr. Debra Thatcher
The Academic Affairs Committee meeting was called to order at 2:04 p.m.
Master of Arts in Education: Reading (BT) and Master of Arts in Education: Reading Specialists (BR)
Dr. Debra Thatcher, Head of the School of Education, gave a Power Point presentation on a proposal to approve a new Master of Arts in Education: Reading (BT) degree and a new Master of Arts in Education: Reading Specialists (BR) degree. After motion duly made and seconded the Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the approval of these programs. This motion is part of the formal recommendations.
Charter School Board Member Renewal
Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented a proposal for a new board member for the Burton Glen Charter School Academy for approval. After motion duly made and seconded the Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees the approval of this board member. This motion is part of the formal recommendations.
The Thinkpad in Experiential Learning Environment
Dr. Thomas Meravi, Professor of Engineering Technology, and Mr. Michael Rudisill, Associate Professor of Engineering Technology, gave a Power Point presentation on the tools they use in the classroom to encourage active learning and how the Thinkpad is being used in expanding the lab experience.
A Showcase of the Work of students in Audio and Video Production
Dr. Dwight Brady, Associate Professor of Communications and Performance Studies, and Dr. Charles Ganzert, Associate Professor, Communication and Performance Studies gave a Power Point Presentation on the Broadcasting program at NMU, highlighting the Media Production and New Technology, Electronic Journalism, and Media Studies majors. They also presented the Committee with a student-produced CD of the NMU jazz band.
Academic Information Services Technology Support Overview
Prof. Darlene Pierce, Dean of Academic Information Services, gave a Power Point presentation on the technology support provided by the Academic Information Services area.
Mr. Weber thanked the Committee, and the meeting was adjourned at 3:35 p.m.