Thursday, 12 April 2007

  • 3:30 Call to Order
  • 3:31 Approval of Minutes of FAS meeting, 8 December 2006, and Minutes of ASC meeting 22 March 2007
  • 3:32 Provost Philip DiStefano—Q&A
  • 4:00 Chair’s Report (Babs)
    • Announcements
    • Election of ASC Chair
  • 4:20 New Business
    • ASC Resolution on CU 101 Phase 2 Pilot Course:

Whereas the Rules of the Regents Article 5.E.5.A-B state that “The faculty takes the lead in decisions concerning … educational policy related to teaching, curriculum … and other academic matters”; and

Whereas the Arts & Sciences faculty and students are targeted communities for teaching and enrolling in CU 101 pilot courses, and

Whereas A&S faculty have articulated concern about lack of input on CU 101 course content, development, deployment and approval;

Be it resolved that, consistent with the 15 Mar 07 memo from Mike Grant (AVC for Undergraduate Education), ASC will establish a formal review period for College-wide response to the CU 101 Task Force Phase 1 pilot report and solicitation of “criticisms, comments and recommendations from all interested parties”. The review period shall begin at a regularly scheduled ASC meeting with distribution of the independent external evaluation report and a proposal for subsequent phases including a financial plan. The length of the review period will permit these materials to be discussed among ASC representatives and A&S faculty. The review period will be completed prior to formal consideration of academic credit.

  • 4:50 Committee Reports
    • Planning and Space (Mel Cundiff)
    • Personnel (Ken Bickers)
    • Grievance (Christian Kopff)
    • Diversity (Anne Bliss)
    • Curriculum (Rob Tubbs)
    • Budget (Luis Gonzalez-del-Valle)
  • 5:00 Adjourn

ASC will hold a special FAS/ASC meeting on April 19, 2007 in HLMS 252 3:30 - 4:30 pm to interview finalists for the position of A&S Natural Sciences Associate Dean. Finalists include Ken Krauter (MCDB) and Susan Beatty (GEOG).

Thursday, 22 March 2007

  • 3:30 Call to Order
  • 3:31 Approval of Minutes of ASC meeting 22 February 2007
  • 3:32 Chair’s Remarks (Babs)
    • Nominations for ASC Chair for AY 2007-2008
    • Update on CU 101 memo
    • Possible special meeting Thursday 19 April 3:30 - 5:00, Hellems 252
  • 3:50 Dean’s Remarks
    • Update on Natural Sciences Associate Dean Search
    • Update on CLHM status
  • 4:00 New Business: Motion to Implement a Certificate Program Review Process

Every five years each certificate program director must report to the Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee and copy the Dean of the College on the activities of the certificate program. This report should cover a five-year period and include, for each year, the number of students who received the certificate and which courses required for the certificate were offered. The report should also describe reasons for continuing the certificate.

The Curriculum Committee will initiate this Certificate Review Process during the 2007-2008 academic year by soliciting information from each certificate program director. The Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs will be asked to send notice to certificate program directors in the fall, prior to the certificate review. The Curriculum Committee will report its evaluations to the Dean.

Notice of Motion to be voted on by BFA Thursday 5 April

The BFA Academic Affairs Committee has approved the course CSVC by a vote of 9-0, and forwards to the full BFA Assembly the motion that the course be approved on an ongoing basis.

  • 5:00 Adjourn

The next ASC meeting is a joint meeting of ASC and FAS Thursday12 April, 3:30 - 5:00pm, JILA auditorium. Provost Phil DiStefano will attend the meeting and answer questions from the floor.

Thursday, 25 January 2007

  • 3:30 Call to Order
  • 3:31 Approval of Minutes of ASC meeting November 16, 2006
  • 3:32 Announcements
    • Introduce new ASC Administrator Cindy Kuznik
    • Competitive funding available from LEAP program (Tricia Rankin or alternate)
  • 3:50 Dean’s Remarks (Todd Gleeson)
    • Report on College Hiring Initiatives
    • Report on Space Forum 25 Jan 07
  • 4:10 Chair’s Remarks (babs)
    • Status of CU 101 letter
  • New Business
  • 4:20 Western Civilization Certificate Proposal (Christian Kopff)
  • 4:40 Core Curriculum discussion (Rob Tubbs)
  • Motion sent forward by Curriculum Committee:
    • Effective Fall 2008, no course can be counted for more than one area of core. Departments must decide by Fall 2007 which areas current courses satisfy. Motion passed in Committee 4-3-1.
  • 5:00 Adjourn

Thursday, December 14, 2006

  • 3:30 Call to order
    • Approval of minutes of FAS regular meeting 27 April, 2006
    • Approval of minutes for FAS special meeting 25 September, 2006
  • 3:32 Chair’s Report (babs)
  • 3:40 Dean’s Report (Todd Gleeson)
  • 3:50 Standing Committee reports
    • Budget (Luis Gonzalez-del-Valle)
    • Curriculum (Rob Tubbs)
    • Diversity (Anne Bliss)
    • Grievance (Christian Kopff)
    • Personnel (Ken Bickers)
    • Planning and Technology (Mel Cundiff)
  • 4:00 New Business
    • Introduction of Finalists for A&S Associate Dean of Social Sciences position: Darna Dufour, ANTH and Keith Maskus, ECON. Candidates will be asked to make a brief statement, and then the floor will be open for questions and discussion.
  • 4:30 Candidates depart the meeting
  • 4:30 Discussion on faculty needs and requirements for College administration in coming years
  • 5:00 Adjourn

Thursday, 16 November 2006

  • 3:30 Call to Order
  • 3:31 Approval of Minutes of ASC meeting October 12, 2006
  • 3:32 Dean’s Remarks (Todd Gleeson)
    • Associate Dean finalist panel discussion
  • 3:45 Jerry Rudy (PSYC) Search Committee Chair
    • Update on search for Vice Chancellor for Research
  • 4:00 Chair’s Remarks (babs)
    • Revised Date for FAS meeting – 14 Dec 06, 3:30 pm, Old Main Chapel
    • Draft Letter to Michael Grant and CU101 Task Force
  • 4:30 Other Business
  • 5:00 Adjourn

Thursday, 12 October 2006

  • 3:30 Call to Order
  • 3:31 Approval of Minutes of ASC meeting 14 September 2006
  • 3:32 Dean’s Remarks (Todd Gleeson)
    • Strategic Plan and Hiring Initiative updates
    • Proposed Revision to Multiple-sectioned Course Policy – discussion
  • 3:50 Chair’s Remarks (babs)
    • Upcoming Activities
    • November meeting: Q&A with candidates for Associate Dean position
    • S06: possible visit by Provost Phil DeStefano
  • 4:15 New Business
    • Update on CU 101 – presentation and discussion
    • Michael Grant, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education
    • Alphonse Keasley, Director Minority Arts & Sciences Program
  • 5:00 Adjourn
  • Committee on Committees met Monday 9 Oct to approve following Committee Additions
    • Personnel – Karen Tracy COM (non-ASC rep)