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April 30, 2020

This Academic Council meeting will be conducted using Zoom. Please contact the Faculty Governance Office for the meeting link. 



I. Consent Agenda

  1. Approval of Minutes of April 9th, 2020 meeting
  2. Course Changes: None
  3. Program Changes: None

II. Action Items

  1. Faculty Handbook Updates
    1. Converting some committees to become subcommittees of Academic Council and merging, resizing, or eliminating other committees
    2. 6.1 - University Committee Structure
    3. 6.2.2 - Admissions and Financial Aid Committee
    4. 6.2.5 - Council on Teacher Education (moved to Benerd College)
    5. 6.2.6 - Faculty Compensation Committee
    6. 6.2.10 - Library Committee
    7. 6.2.11 - Professional Relations Committee
    8. 6.2.12 - Student Academic Grievance Board
    9. 6.2.14 - University Awards Committee
    10. 6.2.15 - International Programs and Services Committee
    11. 6.3.2 - Educational Equity Programs (eliminated)
    12. 6.3.5 - University Compensation Committee
    13. 6.3.6 - Academic Facilities Improvement Committee
    14. 6.3.7 - Commencement Speakers Committee
    15. 6.3.8 - Institutional Effectiveness Committee
    16. 6.3.9 - Strategic Planning Committee
    17. 6.4.3 - Student Activity Advisory Board (eliminated)
    18. 6.4.4 - University Facilities Committee
    19. 6.4.5 - Student Media Board (eliminated)
  2. COVID-19 Mitigation Measures for School of Health Sciences:
    1. "To grant approval for the School of Health Sciences to make curricular changes, such as reformatting course content and experiential learning, to comply with temporary changes made by professional accreditation agencies and in response to other issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak."
  3. Revisions to Graduate Academic Regulations:
    1. Currently, the academic regulations of the Graduate School explicitly applied only to Stockton-based post-baccalaureate degree programs. This revision included input from program directors from all three campuses so that the graduate regulations were updated to adequately reflect the three-campus array of programs included within the Graduate School.
  4. MS Data Science(MSDS) Response to Global Travel Restrictions:
    1. The MSDS program is anticipating a major reduction in enrollments in Fall 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation as many of their students are international. In response to this projected reduction, the program proposes to allow students to attend the first semester of courses online from their home countries.  The curriculum of the program will not change only the number of lectures online vs. in the classroom will change for a limited time.  Students will continue to receive the same lectures/assignments.
  5. Academic Council Summer Voting Policy
    1. Proposal for electronic voting policy for Academic Council during the summer months for urgent business

III. Election of Chair-Elect for 2020-2021

  1. Nominees:
    1. Xin Guo, Professor, School of Pharmacy
    2. Paul Subar, Associate Professor, School of Dentistry 
    3. Additional nominees may be offered from the floor
  2. Note: Both new and continuing voting members of the council vote for Chair-Elect

 IV. Discussion/Information Only

  1. None

IV. Reports and Discussion                                                                                    

  1. Provost's Report – Interim Provost, Michael Hunter Schwartz
  2. AC Chair’s Report—AC Chair, Jeff Miles
  3. ASUOP President’s Report—ASUOP Vice President, John Gutierrez

V. Executive Session