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Academic Affairs / Provost

Administration 203
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4116



ACADEMIC COUNCIL

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chairs and Provost: 3:30

Deans and Administrators to Arrive: 4:00

Union 237B

The Academic Council functions as the primary organizational group for department chairs and deans. The Council functions in an advisory capacity to the Provost/Chief Learning Officer for Academic Affairs. The Council recommends actions to the Provost who either responds or directs the recommendations to the proper person or organization within the university governance structure. These recommendations will indicate the Council's majority opinion on an issue or a call for action. The recommendations will be in writing and will contain the appropriate individual or group to receive the recommendation.

I.             Approval of Minutes from January 13, 2015

II.           Department Chair Discussion with Provost (3:30 - 4:00)

A. Technology Hardware Inventory 2015

III.          Information Items

               A. Undergraduate Research & External Scholarships (Jennifer Carson)

               B. Predatory Journals (Mollie Dinwiddie)

              

               C. TK20 (Brian Long)

1. Accreditation Management - streamlines and enhances self studies for accreditation.

2. Field Experience - allows remote users to evaluate students.

3. Application's Process-streamlines student admission process to academic programs.

1. Document room. Departments can customize a storage space for documents with restricted access as needed.

2. Planning Function - allows users to associate already uploaded student artifacts with learning outcomes.

IV.          Discussion Items

A. Dashboard (Skip Crooker)

B. Final Exam Schedule (Laura Miller, Teri Bowman)

Option 1 - similar to our current schedule (2 hour final with an hour between) with a more extensive definition of which classes meet during the timeslot with a timeslot for any that do not meet on the standard schedule

Option 2 - beginning at 7:30 AM, 90 minute timeslots for each final with a half-hour break between. Includes time each day for any that do not meet on the standard schedule.

Option 3 - beginning at 7:30 AM, 90 minute timeslots for each final with a half an hour break between. Includes a day for any that do not meet on the standard schedule.

V.           Action Item

              

VI.          Future Agenda Items

A.Sabbaticals

B. Readmission of Students and Catalog Issues

Thank you to Dean Joseph Lewandowski and the Honor’s College for providing the snacks and refreshments for our meeting today

MEETING SCHEDULE

                                                           

Remaining Schedule for 2014-2015

February 10 2015 3:30 Union 237B

March 10 2015 3:30 Union 238

April 14 2015 3:30 Union 237B

May 12 2015 3:00 * Union 237A

June 9 2015 3:00 * WDE 2401