University Senate heard two reports Monday, Feb. 25: (1) accreditation update, Carolyn Haynes, interim associate provost; and (2) the interactive future, an overview of the interactive degree audit, 0ffice of the registrar.
Senators completed a survey of the 25 metrics proposed by the Miami University 2020 Plan Coordinating Team. Senate received the items on the consent calendar including a policy relating to undergraduates taking graduate courses and guidelines for courses offered in one division (guidelines pdf) and carrying departmental prefixes (or subject codes) in another division subject codes.
With the approval of the Feb. 11, 2013, minutes, Senate adopted SR 13-07.
WHEREAS the Miami University Board of Trustees resolution R2012-29 created a new academic division to administer the programs and degrees offered at the Regional Locations; and
WHEREAS there are four departments that offer degrees at the Regional Locations; and
WHEREAS the vast majority of students enrolled at the Regional Locations are seeking four-year degrees; and
WHEREAS completion rates are dependent on meeting student needs and demand; and
WHEREAS the success of the Regional Locations depends on offering four-year degrees within the new academic division; and
WHEREAS the existing departments with programs offered at the Regional Locations provide the foundation for current and future four-year degree offerings; and
FURTHERMORE, existing faculty members in the departments to be transferred will be given a choice to be tenured and promoted within the new academic division at the regional locations or within their current academic divisional home;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that University Senate recommends to the Provost the transfer of all functions and administration of the departments of Business Technology, Computer and Information Technology, Engineering Technology, and Nursing into the new academic division at the Regional Locations.
SR 13-07 carried by roll-call vote.
The next meeting of University Senate is scheduled at 3:15 p.m. Monday, March 18, 111 Harrison Hall.
(Twenty-five members of Faculty Assembly can challenge the resolutions by filing a petition with the Office of the University Secretary during the ten class days after publication in the e-Report.)