University Committee Meeting Minutes 2022-10-24
Minutes for October 24, 2022
UC members present: Babcock, Bernard-Donals, Li, Papp (chair), Tejedo-Herrero, Thibeault
Others: Michelle Felber, Jake Smith
Chair Papp called the meeting to order at 1:00 pm.
The minutes for the meeting of October 17, 2022, were approved by consent.
Eve Emschwiller, chair of the University Lectures Committee reported the committee awarded about $22,000 towards 35 lectures. Before the pandemic, the committee received over 50 applications a year. The number of applications this past year was more than a 50% increase from the year prior. Lectures must be free and open to the public to qualify for funding.
LaVar Charleston, Chief Diversity Officer, reported on the new Assistant Vice Provost hires in his office, Raul Leon and Catherine Chan. He shared a charge for a REEL Change Review Committee and asked if the University Committee was still interested in doing this year. They indicated they were very interested. The committee would examine what parts of the REEL change plan have been accomplished and provide suggestions for the next plan. The REEL change plan ends in 2024.
Karl Scholz, Provost, presented the University Academic Planning Council (UAPC) annual report, which includes approving 10 new majors and suspending or discontinuing 6. The UAPC reviewed annual reports on program review, general education requirements, and student learning assessment.
Karl Scholz also discussed edX. The School of Business is the first to work on a partnership with the company to offer a Master’s level degree in analytics. They have permission to plan the degree. They already offer three non-credit courses through edX. The arrangement allows the School of Business to have complete control over content and admissions to the program. edX is almost a learning management tool with an audience of 40 million people.
Papp motioned, and it was seconded, to convene in closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) and (f) to discuss committee appointments at 2:31.
Papp motioned to reconvene in open session at 2:34. It was seconded and approved.
Papp adjourned the meeting at 2:50.