BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Board of Trustees Room, 602 Cohodas Administrative Center
October 7, 2004, 4:30 p.m.
Members Present: Mr. Karl Weber, Chair, Mr. Alan Ackerman, Ms. Mary C. Lukens, Mr. Samuel Benedict, Dr. Fred Joyal, Mr. William Bernard, Dr. Les Wong, ex officio,
Guests: Dr. Robbie Goodrich, Dr. Nelly Kupper, Dr. William Rigby, Prof. John Smolens,
Dr. Carol Strauss, Dr. Debra Thatcher
The Academic Affairs Committee meeting was called to order at 4:32 p.m.
Educational Specialist Degree in Literacy Leadership (Spin Off)
Dr. Debra Thatcher, Head, School of Education presented a proposal for a spin off program, Educational Specialist Degree in Literacy Leadership. 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.
Four faculty members and their students presented on a number of international travel/teaching/learning experiences as an example of what is currently happening under the “Passport” theme. These examples were presented to highlight both the benefits and challenges associated with developing and implementing a program with a large scale impact.
NMU/American Eagle Maintenance Academy
Dr. William Rigby, Associate Dean, School of Technology and Applied Sciences informed the Committee that management from both AMR/American Eagle Airlines headquarters in Dallas, TX and the American Eagle Sawyer Maintenance facility located in Gwinn has talked with NMU’s School of Technology and Applied Sciences about the feasibility of partnering on the formation and operation of an American Eagle Maintenance Academy. The academy would provide post-hire training to 200 - 300 newly hired aircraft mechanics each year.
Charter School Board Approvals
Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented a proposed list of new board members for the North Star Public School Academy and the Walton 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.
College of Business and Graduate Dean Search Updates
Dr. Fred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, provided an update on the progress of the College of Business and Graduate Dean searches.
Mr. Weber thanked the Committee, and the meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m.