Agendas

April 17, 2018

Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council

Tuesday March 20, 2018

3:30 to 5:00 PM Location: UMC 247

(snacks and beverages will be provided; no paper handouts, all electronic materials)

  1. 1. Welcome
  2. Chair’s remarks – Stephen Mojzsis (332)

Invitation to the Executive Branch of the CUSG as ASC observers (update)

ASC meeting with Provost Moore held in February - Provost Moore specifically stated at he will propose a Timeline in March for appointment of a Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Planning committee and Advising feedback – Planning Cmte. Chair David Stock

Establish an ad hoc committee to explore post-Strategic Planning & Academic Futures viz. re-structuring (origin of AF?) Unknown

We were just informed that an ad hoc committee on status of instructors was started

Chair election/confidence vote: April 17, 2018 ASC Chair election – Leslie Irvine, presiding

  1. 3. Dean’s remarks - James White (335)

Academic Futures and the structure of the College; The College should take the lead in this discussion, which obvious has campus-wide implications. Report on discussions at the recent Deans’ meeting; clarity on differential tuition, summer session and instructors.

  1. New business

4a. The College’s Budget outlook – a post-Budget Committee guide to further discussions (405)

Led by Amy Lavens (CFO, College of Arts & Sciences) – handouts.  Last month, the ASC’s Budget Committee presented what we know about the College’s fiscal health.  Many of you shared with me their appreciation, but others also found the topic confusing and burdened by jargon and undefined details. Here, Amy Lavens has offered to explain the budget model further, and thus underscore for our Council how important it is for us to know about the fiscal health of our organization (and what is means going forward).  See the recent piece by AVC Fox: https://www.colorado.edu/today/2018/03/06/svc-budget-values-document

4b. Motion to change the By-Laws of the ASC (410)

A Motion: Discussion from last month. Shall we invite – at the status of ex-officio non-voting Observers – the Chair of the CMCI Faculty Council or its designated representative?  Unless otherwise requested by an ASC member, this shall be a vote of hands. If passed, the measure will take effect immediately.

4e. Guardian Scholars. The Guardian Scholars Program (415)

Presentation by Loretta Wahl.  Director of TRiO Student Support Services and the Guardian Scholars program.  Discussion: How the ASC can help promote its goals specifically for our College? https://www.colorado.edu/guardianscholars/

4f. Parliamentarian of ASC. (425)

A Motion: That we put forward nominations for Parliamentarian of the ASC at our annual March all-hands meetings, beginning with the present (March 20, 2018) assembly. I nominate Prof. Barbara “Babs” Buttenfield to be our Parliamentarian until July 2019. Discussion and vote will take place at our April meeting.

4g. Academic Futures, College Restructuring and the role of the ASC (430)

Discussion led by David Paradis (Rep, Diversity) – handouts

4h. Enhancing the College’s Inclusive Excellence (440)

Discussion led by Daniel Jones (Chair, Diversity)

4i. Strategic Planning Committee (440)

Discussion led by David Brown (Chair, SP)

  1. On the radar (455)

At our April 17, 2018 meeting we will discuss the direction of ASC in light of our Strategic Plan, of the Campus’ Academic Futures, and of the efficacy of the leadership of our Council.  Furthermore, all Committees will be asked to present their final Academic Year reports to the Council. At the conclusion of that meeting, which is that last regular meeting of the ASC for the Academic Year, we will also hold our normal vote for Chair.  Curriculum Committee and the roll out of Gen Ed.

  1. Council Invited to be Heard (time permitting)

Adjourn (500)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council

Tuesday March 20, 2018

3:30 to 5:00 PM Location: UMC 247

(snacks and beverages will be provided; no paper handouts, all electronic materials)

  1. 1. Welcome
  2. Chair’s remarks – Stephen Mojzsis (332)

Invitation to the Executive Branch of the CUSG as ASC observers (update)

ASC meeting with Provost Moore held in February - Provost Moore specifically stated at he will propose a Timeline in March for appointment of a Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Planning committee and Advising feedback – Planning Cmte. Chair David Stock

Establish an ad hoc committee to explore post-Strategic Planning & Academic Futures viz. re-structuring (origin of AF?) Unknown

We were just informed that an ad hoc committee on status of instructors was started

Chair election/confidence vote: April 17, 2018 ASC Chair election – Leslie Irvine, presiding

  1. 3. Dean’s remarks - James White (335)

Academic Futures and the structure of the College; The College should take the lead in this discussion, which obvious has campus-wide implications. Report on discussions at the recent Deans’ meeting; clarity on differential tuition, summer session and instructors.

  1. New business

4a. The College’s Budget outlook – a post-Budget Committee guide to further discussions (405)

Led by Amy Lavens (CFO, College of Arts & Sciences) – handouts.  Last month, the ASC’s Budget Committee presented what we know about the College’s fiscal health.  Many of you shared with me their appreciation, but others also found the topic confusing and burdened by jargon and undefined details. Here, Amy Lavens has offered to explain the budget model further, and thus underscore for our Council how important it is for us to know about the fiscal health of our organization (and what is means going forward).  See the recent piece by AVC Fox: https://www.colorado.edu/today/2018/03/06/svc-budget-values-document

4b. Motion to change the By-Laws of the ASC (410)

A Motion: Discussion from last month. Shall we invite – at the status of ex-officio non-voting Observers – the Chair of the CMCI Faculty Council or its designated representative?  Unless otherwise requested by an ASC member, this shall be a vote of hands. If passed, the measure will take effect immediately.

4e. Guardian Scholars. The Guardian Scholars Program (415)

Presentation by Loretta Wahl.  Director of TRiO Student Support Services and the Guardian Scholars program.  Discussion: How the ASC can help promote its goals specifically for our College? https://www.colorado.edu/guardianscholars/

4f. Parliamentarian of ASC. (425)

A Motion: That we put forward nominations for Parliamentarian of the ASC at our annual March all-hands meetings, beginning with the present (March 20, 2018) assembly. I nominate Prof. Barbara “Babs” Buttenfield to be our Parliamentarian until July 2019. Discussion and vote will take place at our April meeting.

4g. Academic Futures, College Restructuring and the role of the ASC (430)

Discussion led by David Paradis (Rep, Budget) – handouts

4h. Enhancing the College’s Inclusive Excellence (440)

Discussion led by Daniel Jones (Chair, Diversity)

4i. Strategic Planning Committee (440)

Discussion led by David Brown (Chair, SPC)

  1. On the radar (455)

At our April 17, 2018 meeting we will discuss the direction of ASC in light of our Strategic Plan, of the Campus’ Academic Futures, and of the efficacy of the leadership of our Council.  Furthermore, all Committees will be asked to present their final Academic Year reports to the Council. At the conclusion of that meeting, which is that last regular meeting of the ASC for the Academic Year, we will also hold our normal vote for Chair.  Curriculum Committee and the roll out of Gen Ed.

  1. Council Invited to be Heard (time permitting)

Adjourn (500)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council

Tuesday February 20, 2018

3:30 to 5:00 PM Location: UMC 247

(snacks and beverages will be provided; no paper handouts, all electronic)

1. Welcome

2. Chair’s remarks – Stephen Mojzsis

2a. late addendum. Vilja Hulden (Chair, Online Education): would like to us to be aware that there is a new Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate available to all graduate students in good standing at CU Boulder. “The program is meant to attract both humanities and social sciences students hoping to apply new computational and digital methods to humanities and social science research, and students from more technical backgrounds interested in engaging the question of the impact of different technologies on people and society. The certificate also aims to promote collaborations among graduate students in a range of fields.” More information: https://www.colorado.edu/crdds/dhgc

3. Dean’s remarks - James White

4. New business

4a. Discussion of the New Budget Model for the College.

Tricia Rankin (Chair, Budget). Arising from Dean’s remarks. This will include an update report from the Budget Committee on exploring how and why the algorithm for our budget was changed.

5. On the RADAR (445)

5a. A request by Assoc. Dean Kyle McJunkin

Change to wording of Academic Probation.  We need volunteers from ASC on this committee.

5b. DACA with BFA and CMCI – status updates

We released our DACA statement.  BFA and CMCI are composing their own.

5c. Suggested change to the By-Laws of the ASC

Discussion: Shall we consider a motion at our next ASC meeting with the intention to invite – at the status of ex-officio non-voting Observers – the Chair of the CMCI Faculty Council or its designated representative?  Vote in March.

5d. Outcomes of the ASC meeting with Provost Moore held Friday February 16 at 1-145pm

We will devote our next all-hands meeting (March 20) to discussions on this and related topics.

5e. Guardian Scholars. I wish to raise awareness about the Guardian Scholars Program (CU students who grew up in foster care and are mentored by members of our public and academic community):

https://www.colorado.edu/guardianscholars/

The contact person for the group is Loretta.Wahl@colorado.edu, Direct of TRiO Student Support Services and the Guardian Scholars program.  Discussion: Shall we invite her to describe for us this program and ask how the ASC can help promote its goals for our College?

5f. Parliamentarian and Acting Chair(s) of ASC

At times when the ASC Chair is unable to attend regular business, the ASC ExCom will continue its regular procedure of appointing an Acting Chair. I propose that in order of succession from the Chair, that Acting Chairs of the ASC taken from the Executive Committee /until July 1, 2018/ be: 1. Leslie Irvine (Sociology; Chair of Curriculum); 2. Patricia Rankin (Physics); 3. John Gibert (Classics).

Further, I wish for us to consider for our next meeting (March) nominations for Parliamentarian of the ASC. Several names will be offered for this role including past Chairs of ASC, but we also wish to solicit self-nominations. Vote in March.

5g. Special Undergraduate Enrichment Programs  https://www.colorado.edu/suep/

Daniel Jones (Chair, Diversity).  SUEP invites us to assist them in meeting campus goals for recruitment, retention and success by participating in upcoming opportunities.

- Norlin Scholars Selection Process Application Review, March 2-9. Faculty, staff and current scholars are invited to read applications for 25-30 openings in the Norlin Scholars Program. Applications contain a short student profile and three brief essays. The process is electronic; detailed instructions will be provided. - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Application Review, March 12-23. Applications will be provided to faculty by disciplinary category. A rubric and detailed instructions will be provided.”

5d. The Diversity and Inclusion Summit (occurred Feb. 13)

https://www.colorado.edu/odece/diversity-inclusion-summit  (for March meeting)

5e. The Diversity Committee, and the CU Inclusive Excellence Program  (for March meeting)

6. Council Invited to be Heard (@ ~450pm to 500pm)

 

Adjourn

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council

Tuesday January 23, 2018

3:30 to 5:00 PM Location: UMC 247

(snacks and beverages will be provided; no paper handouts, all electronic)

1. Welcome

2. Introductions – round table brief introductions of all new and continuing ASC members

3. Chair’s remarks & Updates on results from last year’s ACS agenda items - Stephen Mojzsis (345)

4. Dean’s remarks - James White (400)

Updates requested from the Dean on financial health of the College. Appointment of the new Associate Dean of Social Sciences (David Brown). Searches for new Undergraduate Recruitment and New Student Program Coordinator position. Other business.

5. New business

5a. Results of the ASC survey

A summary of your responses to the ASC Qualtrics survey and paths forward for the Council.

5b. Vote on By-Laws of the ASC (4’) (415)

A Motion (introduced by ASC ExCom): Now, the Chair of the Arts & Sciences Council is limited to no more than two consecutive terms. Previously, the suggestion was floated (most recently by past-Chair Rob Rupert) that this be modified so that the Chair of the Arts & Sciences Council shall serve no more than three consecutive terms.

Rationale for the Motion: An argument can be made that the role of the ASC Chair is tied to the typical professional appointment timescale of a College administrator, which is on the order of three to five years.  The advantage of extending the term limit to three years is that institutional memory is better preserved, the ASC is a complex organization to lead, and that adequate time for preparing the in-coming chair would be provided by extending the term by another twelve months. This does not change the policy in the By-Laws that requires an annual election of the Chair, as such the democratic safeguards remain in place in determination of Council leadership.

5b. Outcomes of the ASC Executive Committee meeting with Provost Moore

We requested that the Provost immediately commence the process of searching for a new permanent Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. This proposal was rejected by the Provost. The ASC ExCom will update on developments.

6. On the RADAR (445)

7. Council Invited to be Heard (@ ~450pm to 500pm)

Adjourn

December 12, 2017

Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council

and

Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Tuesday December 12, 2017

3:30 to 5:00 PM

Location: UMC 247

  1. 1. Welcome
  2. 2. Chair’s remarks - Stephen Mojzsis (330)
  3. 3. Dean’s remarks - James White (332)

Questions for the I/D: Nature and timing of Budget cuts. Change in formula for growth in enrollment funds. Why? To implement a more data-based model, based directly off measured student credit hours rather than estimates. Course fees?  College vs. Division vs. Departments model for recouping funds because of the change in Policy from the Provost’s office. Differential tuition model?

Decrease in continuing funds for Advising?

Any new developments in Academic Advising discussion? If it is important, why cuts to the program?

Graduate students and the impact of the new tax bill in Congress on them. The tax bill is in Reconciliation. How are we thinking about this, and what plans can we make to prepare for it? https://www.colorado.edu/graduateschool/deans-message-cu-boulder-graduate-community-regarding-proposed-federal-tax-legislation

  1. 4. Mid-term reports from ad hoc committees (345)

4a. College Strategic Plan (5’)

The Strategic Planning Committee has reached mid-term; we will hear from SP Chair Brown about progress by the SPC and next steps in light of the Academic Futures initiative.

4b. Committee on Sports Injuries (5’) (350)

SI Chair David Grant will provide an update on the progress of this committee and solicit feedback for a path forward. Limit the scope at present, before expanding it to a broader problem.

4c. General Education Implementation (5’) (355)

  1. Mid-term reports from Chairs of ASC standing committees (3’ each) (400)

Online Education and Information Technology

Budget Committee

Curriculum Committee

Grievance Committee

Personnel Committee

Planning Committee

Academic Ethics Committee

Honors Council Committee

  1. New business (425)

6a. Developments with DACA that affect students in the College (5-8’)

Profs. Violeta Chapin (LAW) and Fred Anderson (History). Electronic materials have been provided.

6b. Associate Dean for Social Sciences Search (3’) (430)

At the Chairs & Directors meeting (Dec. 5), the candidates for AD Social Sciences were presented. Comments and questions are solicited from the ASC on this process.

6c. Suggested Change to By-Laws of the ASC (5’) (433)

Discussion: That we consider a motion to invite to our Biannual (December & May) Faculty of Arts & Sciences/ASC meetings – at the status of non-voting Observers – other faculty governance Chairs from sister Colleges and Schools on the Boulder campus (CMCI, Business, Engineering, Music, etc.).

6d. Suggested Change to By-Laws of the ASC (5-8’) (440)

Consideration for discussion prior to a Motion (introduced by ASC ExCom): Currently, the Chair of the Arts & Sciences Council is limited to no more than two consecutive terms. Previously, the suggestion was floated (most recently by past-Chair Rob Rupert) that this be modified so that the Chair of the Arts & Sciences Council shall serve no more than three consecutive terms, and further, that nobody can cumulatively serve more than three terms in the course of their career.

Rationale: An argument can be made that the role of the ASC Chair is tied to the typical professional appointment timescale of a College administrator, which is on the order of three to five years.  The advantage of extending the term limit to three years is that institutional memory is better preserved, and that adequate time for preparing the in-coming chair would be provided by extending the term by another twelve months. This does not change the policy in the By-Laws that requires an annual election of the Chair, so that democratic safeguards remain in place in determination of Council leadership.

  1. On the RADAR (445) This has been an eventful semester for the ASC. Next semester will be no less lively. Chair Mojzsis will report on the progress with the Provost in ASC’s Resolution to proceed with a new permanent A&S Dean search (barring unforeseen events, our next general meeting on January 23, 2018 will have a major agenda item devoted to this discussion); ASC representation and information sharing with departments and programs is proceeding, Chair Mojzsis has prepared a short list of departments and programs with historically low participation in ASC. The Chair will request time to meet with faculty in those departments to explain the role of the ASC and solicit feedback and participation; BFA has moved forward with recommendation of a new campus information source to replace the defunct Silver & Gold newspaper; Deadline for white papers to the Academic Futures, there are some relevant WPs that have been posted that ASC ought to be aware of, for example a white paper on College reorganization that effectively preserves the College but changes the nature of Dean-ships (authored by J. Cumulat, L. Farmer and K. Julien was shared with ASC’s ExCom) has been circulated that is under review right now. Ask Amy Lavins for a specific, line-item campus budget.
  2. Council Invited to be Heard (@ ~450pm to 500pm)

Adjourn

November 14, 2017

UPDATED
Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
3:30 to 5:00 PM
Location: Old Main Chapel
We apologize that refreshments are not allowed in Old Main Chapel
1. Welcome
2. Chair’s remarks – Stephen Mojzsis
3. Dean’s remarks – James White
4. New Business
4a. College Late Drop Policy, update (discussion led by Lelslie Irvine, Cindy Justice)
There has been some concern from the administration that the new policy ASC adopted will cause problems with academic scheduling, among other things. We as a body must address these concerns directly, and make recommendations for moving forward with implementation.
4b. Online Education Implementation Committee, update (discussion led by Saskia Hintz, Vilja Hulden; Neeraja Sadagopan; Stephen Mojzsis)
We seek guidance from the ASC on how to proceed in OEIC given (for example) the Regents’ recent “Moon-Shot” proposal for Online Education at CU, which obviously strongly affects the College. A draft document that outlines important points to consider was sent out in electronic form to you. 4c. Academic Advising – UPDATE. (Late addition) ASC representatives to solicit their department’s views on the current functioning of the AAC (e.g. through a straw poll at their faculty meetings) and pass them on to the Planning Cmte.
4d. Regents Law 5 – UPDATE. Recommendations for changes to RL 5 and specifically sec. 5 have been submitted by BFA to the administration. Copies of these recommendations have been distributed electronically to you.
4e. Dean Search. The outcome of the ASC vote to request that the Provost initiate a search for a permanent (long-term) Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences was 22-3-4-6 (yes-no-abstain-no vote).
UPDATE: I have requested a meeting with the Provost. No reply thus far after two attempts, deadline to reply is tomorrow at 5pm.
4f. DACA position statement – VOTE
See: https://www.colorado.edu/today/2017/10/19/cu-system-signs-ace-letter-asking-congress-protectdreamers. We are well into the College’s Strategic Planning, and this threat to our DACA students must be addressed if we are to live up to our Vision Statement: “”The College of Arts and Sciences cultivates critical, creative, and compassionate thinkers.”
UPDATED
See: (https://www.colorado.edu/artsandsciences/about-us/strategic-planning) for more
information about Strategic Planning.
MOTION AND VOTE TO ADOPT ASC POLICY POSITION: “The College of Arts and Sciences of the
University of Colorado recognizes the importance of a diverse student body to our collective
goals as outlined in our recently unveiled Vision Statement. We celebrate the important
contributions of all students without exception and regardless of their immigration status. Our
students are a priceless asset to the Boulder community, to Colorado, and to our nation. The
Arts & Sciences Council further recognizes that impediments to the success of DACA students
should be viewed as obstacles to us all, and as such, challenging any and all erosions of rights to
any group in our community is our collective responsibility.“
4g. Academic Future Visioning Process – Rethinking the University
The Provost’s Office has composed the “Central Committee” as part of this process. We have at
least two members of the ASC that are on this committee. BFA Chair Bob Ferry, past-ASC Chair
Rob Rupert, and ASC Stephen Mojzsis attended the Nov. 9th Academic Futures forum entitled
“Strengthening Faculty Governance”. Goal is to address the core mission of the university.
Comments solicited from the ASC.
4h. Department By-Laws in the College of Arts & Sciences – VOTE
MOTION for VOTE: That all units (departments or programs) that offer courses in the College
have an on-going means to critically evaluate the curriculum from that unit. This requirement
may necessitate a standing Curriculum Committee in each unit to help implement the new Core
Curriculum. Courses must be vetted, and ASC’s Curriculum Committee has changed its role.
4i. Change to By-Laws of the ASC
MOTION for VOTE: That the Chair of the Boulder Faculty Assembly be recognized as an Ex-
Officio member of the Arts & Sciences Council, and as such, shall be invited to the monthly ASC
all-hands meeting.
5. On the RADAR (e.g. Advancement Office) Strategic Planning Committee just announced that
the plan will be released by June 30, 2018. Restructuring of the course program fees, for
further discussion. ASC representation and information sharing with departments and
programs. Academic Futures discussions ongoing. Ask Provost Moore to visit ASC, what does he
wish to do with representation? Many have asked for a replacement for the Silver & Gold
newspaper (Gold & Silver) that would be a campus information source. Representation on
campus governing bodies and the ‘restructuring’ of the College. Academic advising.
6. Council Invited to be Heard (@ ~450pm to 500pm)
Adjourn

October 24, 2017

Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

3:30 to 5:00 PM

Location: CU Rec Center “Ice Rink Overlook” large conference meeting room.

Refreshments will be served starting at 3:15 p.m.

  1. 1. Welcome
  2. 2. Chair’s remarks - Stephen Mojzsis
  3. 3. Dean’s remarks - James White
  4. 4. New Business

4a. Academic Advising Center (discussion led by C. Koval, T. Stark, D. Stock and K.D. Holdgreve-Resendez)

Comments solicited. Recommendations sought.

4b. Regents Law 5. RL 5 and specifically sec. 5 is being studied by the administration, as well as by the BFA: see, https://www.cu.edu/regents/regent-laws. This activity has been cast as a “policy review”.  See: https://connections.cu.edu/stories/faculty-focus-latest-regents-laws-and-policies-review

Recommendation: Owing to the importance of Regents Law 5 to the structure and efficacy of faculty governance at the University of Colorado in general and the College of Arts & Sciences in particular, that we carefully follow this process in consultation with our colleagues at BFA.

4c. New Dean Search. The ASC requests that the Provost initiate a search for a permanent (long-term) Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, rather than stop at an interim appointment.

Recommendation: That the Provost search for a new (non-Interim) Dean and that this should be conducted as soon as possible. This should be done within the purview of normal faculty governance, tradition and Laws of the Regents, and that the parameters of the search be clearly defined (internal, or external) with a definite timeline.

4d. Excellence in Research and Teaching with Tenure and Promotion, Incentives (led by A. Martin)

Comments solicited. Recommendations sought from ASC.

4e. Open discussion of the Chancellor’s “Be Boulder” announcement

The “Be Boulder Pact”, will commence in fall 2018. This will “(e)liminate all course and program fees charged to students (except for Residential Academic Program fees)”.

Recommendation: That specifics be provided on how exactly we will fund this policy change.

4f. DACA position statement

See: https://www.colorado.edu/today/2017/10/19/cu-system-signs-ace-letter-asking-congress-protectdreamers.  We are well into the College’s Strategic Planning, and this threat to our DACA students must be addressed if we are to live up to our Vision Statement: “”The College of Arts and Sciences cultivates critical, creative, and compassionate thinkers.”

See: (https://www.colorado.edu/artsandsciences/about-us/strategic-planning) for more information about Strategic Planning.

DRAFT OF ASC POLICY POSITION: “The College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Colorado recognizes the importance of a diverse student body to our collective goals as outlined in our recently unveiled Vision Statement. We celebrate the important contributions of all students without exception and regardless of their immigration status. Our students are a priceless asset to the Boulder community, to Colorado, and to our nation. The Arts & Sciences Council further recognizes that impediments to the success of DACA students should be viewed as obstacles to us all, and as such, challenging any and all erosions of rights to any group in our community is our collective responsibility.“  WE WILL VOTE ON THIS ELECTRONICALLY.

4g. Academic Future Visioning Process

The Provost’s Office has composed the “Central Committee” as part of this process.

Recommendation: Learn who from ASC is on this Central Committee. Answer: Why are we doing this? What we are trying to solve?

4h. Department By-Laws in the College of Arts & Sciences

Recommendation: That all units that offer courses in the College have an on-going means to critically evaluate the curriculum from that unit.  This requirement may necessitate a standing Curriculum Committee to implement the new Core Curriculum.

  1. On the RADAR (a conversation Advancement)
  2. Council Invited to be Heard (@ ~450pm to 500pm)

 

Adjourn 5:00pm

September 19, 2017

Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council

Tuesday, September, 19 2017

3:30 to 5:00 PM

UMC 247

Refreshments will be served starting at 3:15 p.m.

  1. 1. Welcome (@330pm)
  2. 2. Chair’s remarks - Stephen Mojzsis (incoming Chair, ASC) (@332pm)

2a. Role of ASC as a faculty governance body of the College of Arts & Sciences (ASC By-Laws and Regents Laws). ASC advises the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences on policy and procedure.

https://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/ascouncil/bylaws/

https://www.cu.edu/regents/regent-laws

à Professors of Distinction (http://www.colorado.edu/artsandsciences/news/professors-distinction), for the first time, represent all three of the divisions of the College.

  1. 3. Dean’s remarks - James White (Interim Dean, College of Arts & Sciences) (@350pm)
  2. College Strategic Plan update – David Brown (Chair, Strategic Planning Cmte) (@400pm)
  3. 5. On the RADAR, for consideration and discussion at another time (@410pm)

– Committee on the Health Risks for Football Players (Chaired by David Grant)

– General Education Implementation Committee (Chaired by Cora Randall)

– Academic Futures Visioning Process (www.colorado.edu/today/2017/09/05/campus-qa-future-our-academic-work) an initiative involving Russ Moore’s office

– Foundations of Excellence Initiative (www.colorado.edu/today/2017/09/13/foundations-excellence-evaluating-first-year-experience) an initiative involving Mary Kraus’ office

– Parking during sporting events: effects on academic life, access to facilities, etc.

– Move-in dates of the College of Arts & Sciences: why later than other campus units?

– DACA (see Regents’ policy statement: https://connections.cu.edu/stories/regents-voice-support-daca-students-workers) – shall ASC consider a Position Statement in support of DACA-affected students?

– Charlottesville – shall ASC consider a Position Statement on campus climate & priorities?

– Advising. Fall enrollment (https://connections.cu.edu/stories/fall-enrollment-exceptional-four-cu-campuses), and overall decline in non-science majors in the College since ~2010. Alternative College Option (ACO) students: How did we get to 40% of incoming undergraduates in this category? What can the College, and Advising, do to address this issue?

  1. 6. visit from Robert Stubbs and Rachel Dahir: re-design of the FCQs (15’) (@420pm)

Rachel Dahir                                                                           Robert Stubbs

Communications Program Manager                                                                Director of Institutional Research

Office of Data Analytics | Office of Budget & Fiscal Planning                     Office of Data Analytics

  1. Leslie Irvine (Chair, Curriculum Committee), Kathryn Tisdale (Director, Advising Quality)

Discussion and Vote on the Arts & Sciences Petition Policy (@430pm) – handout

  1. 8. Compositions of the standing committees (Chair elections and standing membership needs; 5’). Keep in mind need for balance of the standing committees across divisions.
  2. Updates and Other Business (@435pm)

9a. Faculty of Arts and Sciences, voting rights: On 4.17.14, the ASC has approved the following resolution: ASC will ask each department or unit to provide a list of faculty members with voting rights.  We ought to request these now.

9b. Enhancing our close working relationship with the Boulder Faculty Assembly – (@440pm)

  1. Community Invited to be Heard – 10′ (@ ~450pm to 500pm)

 

Adjourn

 

 

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Agenda

Joint Meeting of the Arts and Sciences Council and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

3:30–5:00, 12/6/16, UMC 247

1. Dean’s remarks

 2. Chair’s remarks

3. Reports from committee chairs

4. Late-drop policy

5. Role of Wardenburg clinicians in providing student medical excuses

6. Formation of A&S Strategic Planning Committee

 7. New business

Thursday, March 17, 2016

   Agenda

Meeting of the Arts and Sciences Council

3:30–5:00, 3/17/16, UMC 248

 

  1. Associate Dean Ferme’s remarks

2. Chair’s remarks

3. Role of faculty in the origination of, and decisions about, curriculum- and teaching-related policy; please read Regents Laws 5.E, particularly 5.E.5 Principles of Participation, prior to the   meeting: https://www.cu.edu/regents/laws-and-policies/regent-laws/article-5-faculty

4. Visit from Robert Boswell, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement

5. New business

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Agenda

Meeting of the Arts and Sciences Council

3:30–5:00, 2/18/16, UMC 247

 1. Associate Dean’s remarks; Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities Valerio Ferme attending in place of Dean Leigh  

2. Chair’s remarks

 3. Motion from Curriculum Committee to approve proposed major in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC)  

4. Two motions from Executive Committee concerning the Academic Affairs Advisory Committee  

5. Dean Leigh’s performance review  

6. New business

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Agenda

Meeting of the ASC

3:30–5:00, UMC 247, 11/15/19

  1. Dean’s remarks

2. Chair’s remarks

3. By-laws, discussion and vote

4. Proposal for policy on academic honors: http://tinyurl.com/honors-proposal

5. Proposal for policy on academic standing: http://tinyurl.com/academic-standing

6. Relationship between the ASC and the Academic Affairs Advisory Committee

7. New business

 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Agenda

Joint Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council

and of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Thursday, April 16, 2015

3:30 to 5:00 PM

UMC 415-417

 Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

 

  • Dean’s report – Steven Leigh

Chair’s report – Catherine Labio

Election of new ASC chair

Committee Chairs’ reports

Standing

  • Budget – Vanja Dukic
  • Community and Diversity – Erica Ellingson
  • Curriculum – Robert Rupert
  • Grievance – Elisabeth Root
  • Personnel – Paul Youngquist
  • Planning – Greg Odorizzi

Ad hoc

  • Core Revision – Cora Randall and Ann Schmiesing
  • Online education – David Jonas

Bylaws – vote to submit proposed revision (with/without amendment) to FAS

  • Next year’s committees
    • Vote on new ad hoc Online Education and Information Technology Committee
    • Membership
  •  Other business

 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council

Thursday, March 12, 2015

3:30 to 5:00 PM

***UMC 382-386***

  •  Approval of the minutes of the February meeting
  •  Dean’s report – Steven Leigh
  •  Chair’s report – Catherine Labio
  •  Bylaws revision – Catherine Labio
  •  Other business

 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council

Thursday, February 19, 2015

3:30 to 5:00 PM

UMC 415-417

 

  • Retention and Graduation Rates in the College of Arts and Sciences (data presentation) – Jeffrey Luftig, Associate Vice Chancellor for Process Innovation
  •  Dean’s report – Steven Leigh
  •  Chair’s report – Catherine Labio
  •  Bylaws revision discussion (cont’d) – Catherine Labio
  •  Other business

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council

Thursday, January 22, 2015

3:30 to 5:00 PM

UMC 415-417

  • Dean’s report – Steven Leigh
  • Chair’s report – Catherine Labio
  • Online education – David Jonas
  • Bylaws revision – preliminary discussion
  • Other business

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Agenda

Joint Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council

and of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Thursday, December 11, 2014

3:30 to 5:00 PM

UMC 415-417

  • Dean’s report
  • 10-year “Sunset” Policy for Declaring a Second Major – Rob Rupert & Peter Freitag
  • Chair’s report
  • Core Revision discussion

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Agenda

Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council

Thursday, November 13, 2014

3:30 to 5:00 PM

UMC 415-417

3:30: Call to order

3:35: Christopher Braider, Transitional Dean, College of Media, Communication and Information

4:00: Dean’s Report

4:20: Chair’s Report

4:30: Valerie Simons, Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator, and Katherine Erwin, Director, Office of Discrimination and Harassment

5:00: Adjourn

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council
Thursday, October 16, 2014
3:30 to 5:00 PM
UMC 415-417

Dean’s Report
Vote on Service Learning Guidelines
Vote(s) on the Core Review Committee report
Chair’s report
Committee reports
New Business

Thursday, September 18, 2014

 

Agenda

Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council

Thursday, September, 2014

3:30 to 5:00 PM

UMC 247

 

Refreshments will be served starting at 3 p.m.

 

1. Welcome –Catherine Labio

2. Dean’s remarks –Steve Leigh

3. Service Learning Guidelines –Rob Rupert

4. Chair’s Remarks

 Role of ASC

 Plans for 2014-15

5. Other Business

Thursday February 20, 2014

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council

Thursday, February 20, 2014

UMC 415 – 417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

 

1. Chair’s remarks (3:30 – 3:45) . ASC participation in the BFA’s “Adler committee” . Acknowledging 2013 participation in shared governance . ASC representatives (2014-15) . Goals for the remainder of academic year

2. Dean’s remarks (3:45 – 4:00)

3. Service Learning Guidelines Proposal (Curriculum Committee) – Discussion and Vote – Rob Rupert (4:00 – 4:10)

4. Committee updates (4:10 – 4:30) . Curriculum Committee – Rob Rupert . Academic Community & Diversity – Damian Doyle . Planning Committee – Greg Odorizzi . Ad hoc Core Curricululm Review Committee – Deane Bowers

5. Retirement policies – Jeffrey N. Cox, Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs (4:30 – 5:00)

 

 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council

Thursday, January 16, 2014

UMC 415-417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

 

 

1. Dean’s remarks

2. Chair’s remarks

3. Report on Executive Committee meeting held on 1.13.14

4. ASC by-laws http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/ascouncil/bylaws/

5. Committee descriptions http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/ascouncil/committees/

6. Other Business

 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Agenda

Joint Meeting of the Arts & Sciences Council

and of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Thursday, December 12, 2013

UMC 247

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

  1. Robert Boswell, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (3:30 – 4:00 p.m.)
  2.  Dean’s remarks
  3.  Online education guidelines drafted by the Curriculum Committee – further discussion and vote (Rob Rupert)
  4.  Motion by the Curriculum Committee to approve a name change for the B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. degrees conferred by AAH – discussion and vote (Rob Rupert)

Text of the pending motion: ‘The Curriculum Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences hereby moves that the Department of Art and Art History’s proposal to change the name of their conferred B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. degrees from “studio art” to “art practices” be approved.’

5. Chair’s remarks

6. Standing and ad hoc committee reports

7. Calendar of Events (http://www.colorado.edu/events/about-events-calendar)

8.  Other events

 

 

 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, October 17, 2013

UMC 247

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

Implementation of the College of Media, Communication, and Information (CMCI) – Christopher Braider, Director of Media, Communication and Information and Merrill Lessley, Chair of the Implementation Committee

Approval of 9/19/13 Minutes

Dean’s Remarks

Chair’s Remarks

Standing and ad hoc Committee Reports

 

.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, September 19, 2013

UMC 247

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

Approval of April 18, 2013 Minutes

Dean’s Remarks

Chairs’s Remarks

Phi Beta Kappa

Honor Code-Megan Peterson, Director, Faculty Relations, Honor Code

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, April 18, 2013

UMC 382/386

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

Approval of March 21, 2013 Minutes

Dean’s Remarks-Steve Leigh

Chair’s Remarks-Robert Ferry

Discussion of Instructor Appointment Policies

Discussion on Planning Committee Report

Discussion/Vote on the Online Instruction Resolution

Other New Business

Committee Reports

Budget-Andrew Stuckey

Diversity-Diane Conlin

Curriculum-Rob Rupert

Grievance-Andrew Martin

Personnel

Planning-Scott Parker

ASC Chair Election-Scott Parker

 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2013

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

Approval of February 21, 2013 Minutes

Dean’s Remarks-Steve Leigh

Chair’s Remarks-Robert Ferry

Call for Nomination, 2013-2014 ASC Chair-Scott Parker

Planning Committee Report Discussion-Scott Parker

State of the Budget-Kelly Fox, Sr. Vice Chancellor and CFO

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2013

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

Approval of January 17, 2013 Minutes

Chair’s Remarks

Dean’s Remarks

The Curriculum Committee-Rob Rupert

The Budget Committee-Andrew Stuckey

The Planning Committee-Scott Parker

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, January 17, 2013

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

Approval of December 13, 2012 Minutes

Chair’s Remarks

The Budget Committee-Andrew Stuckey

The Planning Committee-Scott Parker, PC Chair

Dean’s Remarks

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting/FAS Meeting

Thursday, December 13, 2012

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

Approval of November 15, 2012 Minutes

Chair’s Remarks

Dean’s Remarks

Phi Beta Kappa-Jerry Peterson-Chair, BFA

Perceptions of CU-Jon Leslie, University Communications

The Planning Committee-Scott Parker, PC Chair

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, November 15, 2012

UMC-The Gallery

3:30 to 5:00 PM

Chair’s Report

Dean’s Report

Vote on Concealed Carry Weapons Statement

“We, the faculty members of the University of Colorado, urge our senior administrators to support efforts to return to the University its long-standing power to make decisions regarding the rights of people to carry concealed weapons on our campuses.”

Graduation with Distinction Change

The College of Arts and Sciences will revise the standards for graduation with distinction to require students “have at least 30 credit hours completed at the University of Colorado and have a grade point average of 3.750 or higher for all course work completed at the University of Colorado. The average includes all grades except P.”

Curriculum Committee Statement Regarding Online Courses

Planning Committee Charge

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, October, 2012

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

Approval of September 20, 2012 Minutes

Chair’s Remarks

Dean’s Remarks

Dean’s Charge

Vote-ASC Representation for RAP’s

The Arts and Sciences Council will acknowledge the Residential Academic Programs as an Academic Unit and accept a representative from this unit.

Notice of Motion-Graduation with Distinction Change

Concealed Weapons

 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, September 20, 2012

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

Approval of April 19, 2012 Minutes

Chair’s Remarks

Dean’s Remarks

Concealed Weapons

On-line Courses

ASC Representation for RAP’s

Administrative Raises

The ASC recommends the BFA should press for faculty involvement in the merit raise process of top administration.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council/Faculty of Arts and Sciences Meeting

Thursday, April 19, 2012

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

 

3:30   Approval of Minutes-March 15, 2012

3:35  Dean’s Remarks-Todd Gleeson

3:45  Committee Reports

4:00  Election of New ASC Chair

4:10  B.A. in Computer Science-Horst Mewes

“The Curriculum Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences met on Dec. 7th, 2011 to consider a proposal from the School of Engineering for a BA in Computer Science offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. After considering the materials and having received revised submission from the proposing committee, the Curriculum Committee voted 10 (yes) – 0 (no) – 1 (abstained) in favor of the proposal without an exemption from the Natural Science Core

4:20  Administrative Salary Increases

4:40  Issues with International Students

-Elizabeth Guertin

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, March 15, 2012

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

Approval of Minutes-February 16, 2012

Dean’s Remarks-Todd Gleeson

Chair’s Remarks-Horst Mewes

Administrative Salary Increases

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, February 16, 2012

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

 

Approval of January 19, 2012 Minutes

Dean’s Remarks

Chair’s Remarks

Diversity Committee Announcement

Request for Nominations-New ASC Chair

ASC Representation for RAP’s

Report on BFA Action Regarding Recent Top Administrative Raises

Report on University Rankings

 

 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 2012

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

 

Approval of Minutes-December 8, 2011

 

 

Dean’s Remarks

-Todd Gleeson

 

Chair’s Remarks

-Horst Mewes

 

Admission Standards for the University

                   -Kevin MacLennan, Director of Admissions

 

Curriculum Committee

                   -Valerio Ferme

 

RAP Representation

                   -Horst Mewes

 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council/Faculty of Arts and Sciences Meeting

Thursday, December 8, 2011

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

Approval of November 17, 2011 minutes

Chair’s Remarks

Dean’s Remarks

Resolution on Pac12 Status

Report on Open Access of Libraries-Martha Hanna

Report on the Curriculum Committee-Valerio Ferme

 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, November 17, 2011

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

 

Approval of October 20, 2011 minutes

Dean’s Remarks

Chair’s Remarks

Resolution on Pac12 Status

Report on the Ethics Committee

New Business

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, October 20, 2011

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

Approval of Minutes-September 15, 2011

 

Chair’s Remarks

-Horst Mewes

 

Dean’s Remarks

-Darna Dufour

 

Report on the Academic Advising Center

-Elizabeth Guertin

 

Curriculum Committee Motion

-Horst Mewes

 

The Curriculum Committee moves that a maximum of 6 transfer credit hours be accepted for certificate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences 

 

 

New Business

 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Agenda

Arts & Sciences Council Meeting

Thursday, September 15, 2011

UMC 415/417

3:30 to 5:00 PM

 

 

Approval of Minutes-April 21, 2011

 

 

Dean’s Remarks

-Todd Gleeson

 

Chair’s Remarks

-Horst Mewes

 

The State of the Budget

                   -Bill Kaempfer, Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor

 

Curriculum Committee Motion

-Valerio Ferme

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Approval of Minutes-March 17, 2011

Dean’s Remarks-Todd Gleeson

Presentation

 Jewish Studies Major Proposal-Val Ferme

“After conferring and voting on the issue, the Curriculum Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences moves that the Program in Jewish Studies be allowed to create a new Major degree in Jewish Studies.”

Committee Reports

          Curriculum Committee-Val Ferme

          Diversity-Cecilia Pang

          Finance-Matt Pranter

          Grievance-Loriliai Biernacki

          Personnel-Susan Kent

Chair Election

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Approval of Minutes-February 17, 2011

Dean’s Remarks-Todd Gleeson

Chairs Report – Horst Mewes

  • Report on Class Notes sales in the CU Bookstore
  • Discussion of Senior Instructor proposal
  • Discussion of Professor of Practice proposal
  • Discussion of Film Studies proposal

ASSETT, Available Services-Michele Jackson

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Approval of Minutes-January 20, 2011

Dean’s Remarks-Todd Gleeson

 Vote on College Level Review System for Instructors.

Vote on Curriculum Committee Recommendations:

 The Curriculum Committee recommends the creation of a university faculty committee to oversee campus-wide certificates.

 The Curriculum Committee recommends that every certificate program, regardless of where it resides, should be reviewed every five (5) years to ensure that both the program and its curriculum are still viable.

 Chairs Report – Horst Mewes

  • Report on the status of the BFA/ASC ‘Status of Instructors’ motion.
  • Invitation of Prof. Michele Jackson, Director of ASSET, to report on faculty course services
  • Report on Class Notes sales in the CU Bookstore

 New Business

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Approval of Minutes-December 9, 2010

Dean’s Remarks-Todd Gleeson

 Notice of Motion Concerning College Level Review System for Instructors.

Vote on Curriculum Committee Recommendations:

 The Curriculum Committee recommends the creation of a university faculty committee to oversee campus-wide certificates.

The Curriculum Committee recommends that every certificate program, regardless of where it resides, should be reviewed every five (5) years to ensure that both the program and its curriculum are still viable.

 Chair’s Remarks-Horst Mewes

 New Business?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Approval of Minutes-November 18, 2010

 Chair’s Remarks-Horst Mewes

 Dean’s Remarks-Todd Gleeson

 Report on the Status of Instructors – Horst Mewes

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

 Approval of Minutes-October 21, 2010

Chair’s Remarks-Horst Mewes

 Dean’s Remarks-Todd Gleeson

Report on RAPS- Doug Bamforth, RAP Council Chair

Grievance Committee Report – Loriliai Biernacki

 Report on the Status of Instructors – Horst Mewes

 New Business?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Approval of Minutes-September 16, 2010

Chair’s Remarks-Horst Mewes

Dean’s Remarks-David Boonin, Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities

Diversity Committee Report - Cecilia Pang

 

Curriculum Committee Report – Valerio Ferme

Report on the Status of Instructors – Horst Mewes

  • Department Feedback
  • General Discussion

 

New Business

  • Student Credit Hours

Thursday, September 14, 2010

Thursday, September 14, 2010

Call to Order

Chair’s Remarks

-Horst Mewes

Approval of Minutes-April 15, 2010

Dean’s Remarks

-Todd Gleeson

Curriculum Committee Priorities

-Valerio Ferme

BFA Resolution on Instructors and Current Plans for Implementation

-Horst Mewes

New Business

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Approval of minutes, March 18, 2010

Chair’s remarks-Robert Ferry

Dean’s remarks-Todd Gleeson

Committee reports

  • Budget-Robert Ferry
  • Curriculum-Valerio Ferme
  • Diversity-Daryl Maeda
  • Grievance-Loriliai Biernacki
  • Personnel-Henry Kapteyn
  • Planning-Cindy White

Election of new chair

Candidates for Associate Dean, Arts and Humanities

  • David Boonin
  • John Stevenson

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Call to Order

Approval of Minutes-February 18, 2010

Chair’s Remarks

BFA Report on the Status of Instructors-Rolf Norgaard

Dean’s Remarks

Curriculum Committee Report

Minimum Enrollment in Honors

Resolution Regarding Arts and Sciences Budget Decisions, Principles and Procedures

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Approval of Minutes for January 21, 2010

Chair’s Remarks-Robert Ferry

Dean’s Remarks-Darna Dufour, Associate Dean for Faculty and Administrative Affairs

Planning Committee-Cindy White, Chair, Planning Committee

Vote on Resolution Regarding Arts and Sciences Budget Decisions: Principles and Procedures

New Business

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Approval of Minutes for December 10, 2010

The Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement-Peter Simons, Director

Chair’s Remarks

Dean’s Remarks

Planning Committee-Cindy White

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Approval of Minutes for November 19, 2009

Vote-Proposed Change to Description of Contemporary Societies Core Area (attached)

Vote-Proposed Catalog Addition (attached)

Chair’s Remarks

Dean’s Remarks

Noteworthy News

The Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement-Peter Simons, Director

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Approval of Minutes for October 8, 2009

Notice of Motion-Proposed Change to Description of Contemporary Societies Core Area

Notice of Motion-Proposed Catalog Addition-

Elizabeth Guertin Assistant Dean, Director A&S Advising Center

Noteworthy news:  Diversity Committee

Chair’s Remarks/ Reflections on the Oct 27 ASC Budget Forum

Dean’s Remarks

Thursday, September 17, 2009

September 17, 2009

Welcome and Introductions-Robert Ferry

Committee Chairs Presentations

Dean’s Report-Todd Gleeson

College Budget – Open conversation

ASC Task Force

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Call to Order

Approval of Minutes for March 19, 2009

Chair’s remarks

Dean’s remarks

Committee reports:

  • Diversity-Cecilia Pang
  • Budget-Noel Lenski
  • Curriculum-Charles de Bartolomé
  • Grievance-Loriliai Biernacki
  • Personnel-Shelley Copley
  • Planning-Cindy White

Library Task Force-Noel Lenski

Election of Chair

The Center for Community-Julie Wong, VC Student Affairs

Adjourn

Thursday, March 19, 2009

  • Approval of Minutes for February 19, 2009
  • Chair’s report
  • Dean’s report – Keith Maskus
  • Vote on Core Curriculum
  • Library Survey
  • Adjourn

Thursday, February 19, 2009

  • Approval of Minutes for January 22, 2009
  • Chair’s report
  • Dean’s report – Darna Dufour
  • Library Task Force
  • Curriculum committee
  • Adjourn

Thursday, January 22, 2009

  • Approval of Minutes for November 20, 2008
  • Chair’s Remarks
    • A & S Diversity Plans
    • Norlin Library Task Force
    • Preschool to Secondary Education Alignment Act
  • Dean’s Remarks
  • 5:00 Adjourn

Thursday, November 20, 2008

  • 3:30 Approval of Minutes for October 30, 2008
  • 3:35 Chair’s Remarks
  • 3:45 Dean’s Remarks
  • 3:55 Course Repetition/10 Week Drop
  • 4:05 Norlin Library Task Force
  • 4:15 Diversity Committee Report-Cecilia Pang and Daniel Jones
  • 4:25 New Operating System-Barbara Todd, Registrar, Registration Services
  • 5:00 Adjourn

Thursday, October 30, 2008

  • 3:30 Approval of Minutes for September 25, 2008
  • 3:35 Chair’s Remarks
  • 3:45 Dean’s Remarks
  • 3:55 Vote to eliminate bubble sheet grading
    • WHEREAS in 2010 the new Campus Solutions Student Information Systems will be implemented, requiring as it does a decision regarding the manner in which student grades will be reported; and
    • WHEREAS the new Campus Solutions Student Information System software, unless it is modified (at an estimated cost of $42,240), will not allow for the current system of optical scanning and uploading of manually-marked grade sheets; and
    • WHEREAS the proposed electronic grade reporting system is less costly, more efficient, and in other documented ways preferable to the current system; and
    • WHEREAS the transition to the electronic system has been given a unanimous recommendation by the College deans;
    • THEREFORE, the Arts and Sciences Council moves:
      • That the proposed system of recording grades electronically replace the current system when the Campus Solutions SIS comes on line in 2010.
  • 4:00 Course Repetition
  • 4:15 Nolin Library: renovations and research services
  • 4:30 Anticipating Amendment 46-Patricia Rankin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Development and Alphonse Keasley, Assistant Vice Chancellor for campus climate and Community Engagement
  • 5:00 Adjourn

Thursday, September 25, 2008

  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Minutes for April 24, 2008
  • Introductions
  • Chair’s remarks
  • Dean’s remarks
  • Motion to change the name of the Psychology Department
  • Motion to eliminate bubble sheet grading
  • Standing Committee Chairs reports
  • Flagship 2030 Update-Cindy White
  • Adjourn

Thursday, April 24, 2008

  • 3:30 Approval of Minutes for March 20, and April 17, 2008
  • 3:35 CU 101
  • 3:45 Election of ASC Chair 2008-2009
  • 3:55 Vote on motion to authorize the ASC Executive Committee to act as the Committee on Committees, appointing each ASC representative to a standing committee and to review all committee nominations for non-ASC members to their standing committees.
  • 4:05 Diversity Plan

Thursday, April 17, 2008

  • 3:30 Approval of Minutes for March 20, 2008
  • 3:35-4:00 Philip DiStefano
  • 4:00-4:05 Chair’s remarks
  • 4:05-4:15 Dean’s remarks
  • 4:15-4:30 Standing Committee Chairs reports
  • 4:30-4:45 Vote to change the Uniform Grading Policy
    • MOTION: the Uniform Grading Policy be changed to remove “IW” and “IF” and to institute the grade of “I,” which will revert to “F” at the end of one year maximum.
  • 4:45-4:50 Vote authorizing the Executive Committee to act as the Committee on Committees
  • 4:50-5:00 ASC chair vote

Thursday, March 20, 2008

  • 3:30 Approval of Minutes for February 21, 2008
  • 3:35 CU 101 – Richard Jessor
  • 4:00 Implementing Diversity Plans – Sallye Mckee, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
  • 4:20 Dean’s Remarks
  • 4:35 Procedures for review of CU 101
  • 4:50 Election of ASC Chair – Noel Lenski

Thursday, February 21, 2008

  • 3:30 Call to Order
  • 3:31 Approval of Minutes of January 31, 2008 ASC Meeting
  • 3:40 Chair’s Remarks-David Ferris
  • 3:50 Dean’s Remarks-Todd Gleeson
  • 4:00 Planning Committee Document, Discussion and vote-Cindy White
  • 4:30 Diversity Plan, Discussion and Vote-Emily Yeh
  • 5:00 Adjourn

Thursday, January 31, 2008

  • 3:30 Approval of Minutes for November 29, 2007
  • 3:35 Chair’s Remarks
    • CU 101
    • Upcoming spring business
  • 3:45 Dean’s Remarks
  • 3:55 Diversity Committee Plan (please pay particular attention to pages 9-12)
    • Emily Yeh, chair
    • Discussion
  • 4:40 Recommendations from the Task Force on Instructors
    • Discussion

Thursday, November 29, 2007

  • 3:30 Call to Order
  • 3:31 Approval of Minutes of November 8, 2007 ASC Meeting
  • 3:35 Chair’s Announcements
  • 3:40 Dean Todd Gleeson: Remarks and Questions
    • Discussion with CU 101 Task Force Members: Professors Richard Jessor, Alphonse Keasley, Jane Menken and Darin Toohey
  • 5:00 Adjourn

Thursday, November 8, 2007

  • 3:30 Call to Order
  • 3:31 Approval of Minutes of October 11, 2007 ASC Meeting
  • 3:40 EALC Name Change – Janice Brown, Chair
  • 3:50 Core Curriculum – Richard Nishikawa/Robert Tubbs
    • Curriculum Committee expectations for core review
    • Issues and questions related to core review and its goals
  • 4:15 2030 Implementation and Task Force Committees
  • 4:35 Planning Committee
    • Space issues on campus
    • Formulation of ASC response and our involvement
  • 5:00 Adjourn

Thursday, 11 October 2007

  • 3:30 Call to Order
  • 3:31 Approval of Minutes of 13 September 2007 ASC Meeting
  • 3:34 Registrar, Barbara Todd to Discuss MOSES
  • 3:45 CU 101 Responses
  • 4:05 Flagship 2030 Departmental Responses
  • 4:20 Diversity & Academic Community Committee, Emily Yeh, Chair
    • Brief & Scope
    • Discussion of issues and questions related to the Diversity
    • Committee Report
  • 5:00 Adjourn

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)