|Members Present||Sheryl Hruska, Chair, Dave Barkan, Kay Carlson, Kay Crosby, Vern Dooley, Jim Elias, Duane Fish, Virginia Fish, Mike Masterson, Ronda Peer, Gary Sturmer, Richard Wilson, Floyd Young|
|Liaisons Present||Linda Newell|
|Call To Order||The Academic Advisory Council met on Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at 8:00 a.m. in the Trapper Room. Sher Hruska, Chair, presided as the meeting was called to order, and the recording secretary was present.|
MSP (vote was unanimous): Agenda was approved as written.
MSP (vote was unanimous): Minutes from the November 28, 2000, meeting were approved as written.
|Sabbatical Scoring Sheet||A revised scoring sheet used for reviewing sabbaticals was distributed for members
discussion. The sheet had been revised to reflect the new language in the Faculty Handbook.
There was also a discussion of the sabbatical language in the Handbook. Several members
of the Committee expressed the desire for Handbook language change to include
"conceptual foundation" as an added criterion for the review of sabbatical applications.
MSP (vote was 9 in favor, 2 opposed, and 2 abstentions): Approval of revised AAC Sabbatical Scoring Sheet.
|Sabbatical Requests for 2001-2002||Three requests for sabbaticals were received by AAC. Packets of the three requests were
distributed to members last week and were discussed at today's meeting. There was an
informal vote on whether member's scoring sheets would be copied and given to the
sabbatical proposers or not. The vote was 11 against and 1 in favor of returning copies to
proposers. Instead, a group summary of proposed strengths and weaknesses noted by the
AAC will be included in the Dean's letter to the President and applicant.
All three proposals are from the Communication Division. Duane Fish, Communication Chairperson, told the Council his plan for covering the faculty member's absence if sabbaticals were approved. It was established that all three proposals meet the basic requirements for receiving sabbatical.
Members discussed strengths and weaknesses of each proposal. The Dean of Instruction will forward letters to the President with the AAC's recommendations for each proposal.
MSP (vote was unanimous): Approval of two sabbatical requests and denial of one sabbatical request with caveat that it might become an in-house sabbatical.
|Catalog language for Skills Certificates and Proficiency Endorsements||Virginia distributed an edited draft of the language for catalog dealing with one-year (or
shorter) skills certificates. Members reviewed and discussed the draft. When certificates or
endorsements are approved, they will be advertised and published in the semester schedule.
The Catalog could possibly list programs that may offer certificates or endorsements, but it
would be impossible to list a complete list of specific certificates or endorsements because,
at times, there are some that may come and go between catalogs.
A form will be developed, to be approved by the Curriculum Committee, for approval of these certificates and endorsements.
MSP (vote was unanimous): Approval to include this draft language in the 2000-2001 NWC Catalog.
|Procedure for Assignment of Advisors||Virginia distributed a sheet entitled Procedure for Assignment of Advisor for NEW Full-time Students. She told members these procedures were also discussed at the December 11, 2000, Enrollment Services meeting.|
|Faculty Handbook Language for Section 3.6.3||Sher asked members for input into a draft of the language for section 3.6.3 of the Faculty Handbook entitled "Definition of Fixed-Term Contract Status." It was reviewed and discussed. Sher will take the revised language to the Handbook Committee.|
|Future Agenda Items||
|Adjournment||The meeting adjourned at 10:15 a.m.|
Respectfully submitted by Becki Rodriguez, Recording Secretary