Board of Regents

Board of Regents Academic and Student Affairs Committee

Thursday, November 21, 1996; *8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
South Wing, Campus Center Cafeteria
University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska

Agenda

 

* Times for standing committee and full board meetings are subject to reordering by the Board within the November 20-22, 1996 timeframe.

 



Committee Members:

 

Virginia Breeze, Chair Joe L. Hayes, Jr.
Chancy Croft Joe J. Thomas
Sharon D. Gagnon Michael P. Kelly, President

I. Call to Order

II. Adoption of Agenda

MOTION

"The Academic and Student Affairs Committee adopts the agenda as presented.

 

I. Call to Order
II. Adoption of Agenda
III. Consent Agenda

 

    A. Approval of Deletion of the Master of Education Degree in College Student Personnel Administration at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

    B. Approval of Reorganization of Schools and Colleges at the University of Alaska Anchorage: Naming of College

     

IV. Ongoing Business Status Report on Review of Student Affairs Policies V. New Business

 

    A. Presentation on Yukon College/University of Alaska Southeast Cooperative Programs

    B. Report on Provision of Baccalaureate Programs at Extended Campuses

    C. Discussion on Board of Education Initiatives Regarding Licensure and Standards of Teaching

    D. Discussion on National Patterns for Student Tuition

     

VI. Future Agenda Items
VII. Adjourn

This motion is effective November 21, 1996."

 

III. Consent Agenda

 

    A. Approval of Deletion of the Master of Education Degree in College Student Personnel Administration at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

    The master's program in college student personnel administration at UAF was designed to train educators for student service positions in higher education. The training included history, philosophy, and contemporary issues in higher education; management concepts; principles of educational psychology, measurements, and research; and supervised laboratory experiences in college student personnel agencies. Although the program had nineteen graduates from FY83 to FY90, at the end of this period only zero to two graduated per year. Following program suspension in FY89-90 no more students have been enrolled. The program faculty are no longer at the university. The UAF Faculty Senate has recommended, with no opposition, deletion of the program effective upon approval by the Board of Regents. Chancellor Wadlow has approved the recommendation and forwards the request for action by the Board of Regents.

    The President recommends that:

     

      MOTION

      "The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the deletion of the Master of Education program in College Student Personnel Administration at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This motion is effective November 21, 1996."

    B. Approval of Reorganization of Schools and Colleges at the University of Alaska Anchorage: Naming of College

    At its June 1996 meeting the Board of Regents approved a plan for the reorganization of schools and colleges at the University of Alaska Anchorage which reduced the number of schools and colleges from eight to five. At that time the precise names for the new colleges and school had not been chosen.

    The faculty of the new college formed from the former College of Community and Continuing Education and College of Career and Vocational Education have recommended the naming of this college as "Community and Technical College." This name reflects UAA-os community college mission and identifies the disciplines housed within it. Chancellor Gorsuch supports this name and forwards it to the Board of Regents for consideration.

    The President recommends that:

     

      MOTION

      "The Academic and Student Affairs Committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the name of "Community and Technical College" for the college established from the merger of the College of Community and Continuing Education and College of Career and Vocational Education at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This motion is effective November 21, 1996."

IV. Ongoing Business

Status Report on the Review of Student Affairs Policies

At the start of their review in the summer of 1995, the senior student affairs officers reported that many of the current Board of Regents-o policies on student affairs needed major revisions. Additional policies were also needed to cover areas of institutional responsibility which had emerged since these policies were last reviewed 10 years ago.

Working as a group, the senior student affairs officers collected examples of student affairs policies from many other colleges and universities, developed a table of topics needing coverage by policy, and began drafting policy statements. Because work was progressing too slowly, arrangements were made for UAF Dean of Student Services Carla Kirts to work full-time for the months of October and November 1996 in the Statewide Office of Academic Affairs to expedite the project. Dean Kirts has been consulting with student affairs staff both within the University of Alaska and at other institutions, and informally with student leaders, to further develop policy proposals. These proposals are being reviewed with the UAA and UAF senior officers. The draft policies will also be reviewed by the offices of the General Counsel, Statewide Academic Affairs, Human Resources, and others are appropriate prior to formal review by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and governance groups.

Dean Kirts will present a status report on the review of these policies.

V. New Business

 

    A. Presentation on Yukon College/University of Alaska Southeast Cooperative Programs

    The UAS Spring 1996 graduation included the first award of the M.Ed. in elementary and secondary education to a cohort of Yukon Territory students enrolled in a program delivered jointly between UAS and Yukon College in Whitehorse. Sally Ross, President and Aaron Sinkpiel, Dean of Arts and Sciences, of Yukon College will discuss with the Academic and Student Affairs Committee the experience of the College in providing their programs jointly with UAS and other institutions. Future plans for collaboration with UAS will be discussed as well.

    B. Report on Provision of Baccalaureate Programs at Extended Campuses

    In response to the concern of the Board of Regents about repeated requests from students for the delivery of baccalaureate programs at extended campuses, the Statewide Academic Council will discuss the current availability of programs and ongoing plans to increase access to four-year degrees.

    This is an information item; no action is required.

    C. Discussion on Board of Education Initiatives Regarding Licensure and Standards of Teaching

    Dr. Alex McNeill, Interim Dean of the College of Health, Education and Social Welfare at UAA, and Dr. John Pugh, Dean of the School of Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences at UAS, will report on the Education Summit. The discussion will focus on implications of the state's adoption of student and teacher standards for the UA Schools of Education.

    This is an information item; no action is required.

    D. Discussion on National Patterns for Student Tuition Reference 1

    Information on institutional trends and national patterns is being provided to help facilitate a discussion by the committee about tuition-related issues, especially their influence on matters related to academic and student affairs. Some of the related issues include the impact of past increases on access to the university, access and the community college price differential, the growing cost and influence of information technology, value-added pricing perceptions, the nonresidence surcharge and its influences, and other related topics.

    Information on institutional and national trends is included in Reference 1. Additional information is being gathered and will be shared with the committee at the meeting.

    This is an information item; no action is required.

     

VI. Future Agenda Items

VII. Adjourn

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