ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL RETREAT
October 5-7, 2015
Northern State University
Student Center -- Centennial A&B East
Aberdeen, South Dakota

 

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Monday, October 5, 2015
 
7:00 PM Dinner at Mavericks
Address:  720 Lamont St S -- Next to Target & Behind Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
 
 
9:00 AMConvene in Student Center -- Centennial A&B East
    
 
A.
EAB Presentation
   
 
1.
Optimizing Academic Budget Models: Dissecting decentralized budget models that include responsibility-centered management (RCM), with a focus on the desirable effects of decentralized models (like incentives for the schools and colleges to grow revenue) which can be achieved without the disadvantages associated with those models (like a lack of centrally held, strategic funding for new ventures).
 
2.
Breaking the Cost-Quality Trade-off: Focus on the 10 unit-level “no regrets” analyses to help deans and chairs identify efficiency opportunities.
 
3.
The Dean’s Dashboard: Management level strategies and dashboards for making informed academic decisions at the college level.
 
12:00 PM
Break for Lunch
 
1:00 PM
Reconvene – Student Center -- Centennial A&B East
B.
COHE Negotiations
C.
General Education Update
D.
AAC Purpose and Function
E.
Common Course Catalogue Issues
  
1.
WF & SP Grades
  
2.
Course Auditing and Visitor Program
3.
Instructional Type A Assignments
 
F.
Transfer Policy Issues
 
1.
Regental Student Transfer Activity  (New item added 10/5/2015)
 
G.
Student Preparation in Math
H.
Program Fee Requests
 
5:00 PMAdjourn for the day
  
6:30 PM
Dinner at Moccasin Creek Country Club
 Address:  4807 130th Street NE
 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
  
 
8:00 AMConvene in Student Center -- Centennial A&B East
  
 
Resume any unfinished topics from previous day
  
9:00 AM
Routine Agenda Items
    
 
I.
Course Modifications – NSU
 
J.
Program Modifications – NSU
K.
Intent to Plan Requests
1.
BHSU – BFA in Photography
2.
BHSU – BFA in Graphic Design
3.
BHSU – BFA in Studio Art
 
L.
Summary of Pending and in-Progress Program Requests  (Attachment revised 10/1/15)
 
M.
Inactive Status and Program Termination Requests – NSU
 
N.
Articulation Agreement – SDSU
 
O.
Agreement on Academic Cooperation – SDSM&T
 
P.
2016 AAC Meeting Schedule
 
Q.
Jump Start Grant Program Update
 
R.
2015 General Education Modifications Summary
 
S.
Starfish Help Request Feature
 
T.
HB1064 Implementation
U.
Associate Degree Expansion
V.
Jolene’s Law Task Force and USD Budget Request for the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment
W.
University Center-Sioux Falls Task Force Report Update
X.
CLEP Guideline Revision
Y.
Proactive Admissions Update
Z.
Online Dual Credit Course QA Review
AA. Spring Pre-Registration Delay  (New item added 10/2/2015)
 
11:30 AM
Adjourn for the day
 
  
 

Note: The items are slotted into time frames, but will be moved as needed or desired.