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Deans Council Meeting Notes 10/13

by Denise Runge  |   

 Denise Runge, Provost

  • NWCCU Site Visit Debrief 
    • Evaluators were extremely complementary – NWCCU provided examples of what to think about before the 7-year site visit.
    • Continuing conversations with Faculty Senate to think about different ways we can concentrate on committees and “who does what,” since that was part of what the evaluators found somewhat confusing.
  • Criteria for awarding 'Emeritus/Emerita' status to retired administrators
    • What criteria would we want to apply for someone who retired as an administrator, to be given 'Emeritus/Emerita’?  (Only applicable to FR or academic EX administrators who do not qualify for the status as faculty;  there is an existing process for Staff Emeritus/Emerita).

Susan Kalina, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness

  • Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Reports
    • Due from Faculty by November 15th 
    • Narrative text only, they must be ADA compliant for the website 
  • Bookstore Update
    • Community campuses are now participating on the same platform as main campus
    • The portal will be open until October 29th 
    • Deans will need to ask Faculty to check on book orders on the 27th – email communication from Susan’s office will follow
    • November 12th is the bookstore’s goal to open for the Spring semester
    • Federal regulation requires the University to publish the textbook that’s required for the course at the time we allow registration
  • OMB Report
    • Thank you for all your work on this!

Claudia Lampman, Vice Provost for Student Success and Dean of the Honors College

  • Honors College Updates
    • A list of courses is being created that can be used to substitute for any of the courses we will no longer be offering past this year. All advisors will receive this list for reference.
    • There are about 60 active students and 25 inactive students in the Honors College
    • We will be offering 6 honors sections in FY22 – honors students will have priority registration and then it will open to the general population. These courses will adopt one student learning outcome to enhance the course. 
    • This provides more access to students from all of UAA to have access to be included in the honors college.
  • Seawolf Tracks Academic Planning Module & the New Charge to the Academic Advising Steering Committee
    • Goal is to incorporate data from Seawolf tracks to use it better

Deanne Woodard, Associate Vice Provost for Targeted Programs and Populations 

  • Summer Bridge Program Spring 2022 Update -- seeking support

Mary Jo Finney, Dean of the Graduate School

  • Courses to offer at JBER in the Spring