ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Conference Call
8:30am – 5:00 p.m. CST
 
Conference Line:  866-410-8397
   PW: 6228778364
   

 

1.
Agenda – Additions, Changes, and Approval
    
2.
Minutes
 
A.
September 2014
 
B.
October 2014
 
C.
November 2014
 
3.
Consent Agenda Items
 
A.
Program Modifications
 
1)
Black Hills State University
 
2)
Northern State University
 
3)
SD School of Mines & Technology  (Revised 2/25/2015)
 
4)
South Dakota State University
 
5)
University of South Dakota
 
 
B.
Course Modifications
 
1)
Black Hills State University
 
2)
Northern State University  (Revised 2/24/2015)
 
3)
SD School of Mines & Technology
 
4)
South Dakota State University
 
5)
University of South Dakota
 
 
4.
New Programs
 
A.
New Program Requests
 
 
1)
SDSU – BFA in Architecture
  
2)
SDSU – BFA in Graphic Design  (Revised 2/24/2015)
  
3)
SDSU – BFA in Interior Design
  
4)
SDSU – BFA in Studio Art
  
5)
SDSU – BLA in Landscape Architecture
  
6)
SDSU – Minor in Meat Science
  
7)
SDSU – Minor in Legal Studies
  
8)
SDSU – Minor in Museum Studies
  
9)
USD – Minor in Public Health
   
 
B.
New Certificate Requests
 
 
1)
NSU – Allied Health
  
2)
NSU – Organismal Biology
  
3)
SDSU – Native Communities and Economic Development
   
 
C.
New Site Requests
 
 
1)
SDSU – BS in Geography
   
 
D.
Intent to Plan Requests
 
 
1)
SDSU – BS in Public Relations
  
2)
SDSU – BS in Natural Resources Law Enforcement
  
3)
USD – BA/BS in Sport Marketing & Media
    
 
E.
Summary of Pending and in-Progress Requests
 
F.
USD Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Consultants’ Report
 
   
5.
Policy Revision and Development
 
A.
BOR Policy Revisions
  
1)
BOR Policy 1:29 – SARA Fee Proration
  
2)
BOR Policy 2:5 – Transfer of Credit
  
3)
BOR Policy 2:10 – Academic Amnesty Policy
  
4)
BOR Policy 2:29 – FICA Exemption Policy
  
5)
BOR Policy 4:30 – Sponsorship of Permanent Residence
  
6)
BOR Policy 4:43 – Emeritus Status
 
B.
Academic Guidelines
  
1)
System Placement Guidelines
  
2)
Section Size Guidelines Revision
  
3)
Dual Credit Administrative Guidelines
  
4)
Program Productivity Review   Attachment I
  
5)
AAC Guidelines Revision Drafts - Program / Curriculum Guidelines
  
6)
Campus Guide to the New Graduate Program Approval Process
  
7)
Course Lab Fee Guidelines
 
C.
Program Fee Standardization Proposal  (Revised 2/26/2015)
 
D.
Promotion and Tenure Requests
 
E.
College Application Campaign
 
F.
Student Technology Fellow – EPSCoR Partnership
 
G.
Dual Credit – Reduced Tuition Program
 
H.
Changes in SDSU College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements
 
I.
IDEA Campus Lab
 
J.
WICHE Passport Update
 
K.
General Education Steering Committee Update
 
L.
Board of Regents Approval Cycle Calendar
 
M.
Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit (MCMC) Update
 
N.
South Dakota SARA Update
 
O.
New Prefix Requests – SDSU
 
P.
Revisions to Terminal Degrees – SDSU
 
Q.
Request to Seek Accreditation – SDSU
 
R.
Department Name Change – NSU
 
S.
Articulation Agreements – SDSU
 
T.
Academic Agreements on Cooperation
  
1)
SD School of Mines & Technology
  
2)
South Dakota State University
 
U.
Obsolete Courses    Attachment
 
V.
Limits on Registration Holds
 
W.
Quality Assurance Review
 
X.
System Placement Above Math 104
 
Y.
Accelerated Program Coding
 
Z.
E-Transcript Review Update
 AA. Minors Pursued by Graduates
 BB. Academic Disciplinary Procedures
 CC. "W" Grade Variations
 DD. Transcript Designations     Attachment
 EE. Child of Alumni Scholarship
 FF. 2015 Desire2Learn User Survey
 GG. The 2015 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Chief Academic Officers