ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL
November 1, 2017
Conference Call
 
8:30am – 5:00pm CST
 
 Dial In:  866-410-8397
Code:  2651224596
 
 
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​​  TENTATIVE SCHEDULE  (AT-A-GLANCE)
8:30 – 10:15 am Begin Discussion Topics
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​10:15 – 10:30 am Break
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​10:30 – 12:15 pm Resume Discussion Topics
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​12:15 – 1:00 pm ​Lunch
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​​​1:00 – 2:15 pm Open Education Resources  (via WebEx Presentation)
​Presenter:  Tanya Spilovoy, Director of Open Policy, WCET
​Related ​Agenda Item Number:  4-A(1)
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​​​2:15 – 2:30 pm ​Break
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​​​​2:30 – 3:45 pmVitalSource / First Day Access  (via Zoom Webinar Presentation)
​Presenter:  Louis Linzie, Senior Account Executive, VitalSource
Related Agenda Item Number:  4-A(2)
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​​​​3:45 – 5:00 pmResume Discussion Topics
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5:00 pm Ajourn
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   DISCUSSION TOPICS
​1.Agenda Additions, Changes, and Approval
​2.Rolling Calendar
​3.Curriculum and Program Revisions
A.​Program Modifications
​1. Dakota State University
​2.Northern State University
B.Curriculum Modifications
​1.Northern State University
​2. ​SD School of Mines & Technology
​3.South Dakota State University
​4.University of South Dakota
 
​C.New Program Request – USD – MS and PhD in Sustainability
​D.New Certificate Request – USD – Healthcare Analytics (Undergrad)
​E.New Specialization – SDSU – Data Science Specialization in BS in Mathematics
​F. ​Intent to Plan Request – NSU – BA in Criminal Justice
G.Summary of Pending and in-Progress Program Requests
4.​ Policy Revision and Development
​A.​E-Education Initiatives
​1.Open Education Resources Taskforce Update
​2.VitalSource / First Day Access
​3. System ​Quality Assurance Rubric Updates (QA Subcommittee)   (Posted 10/31/2017)
​B.​BOR Policy Revisions
​1.BOR Policy 2:10 – Grades and Use Grade Point Averages Revisions   (Revised 10/31/2017)
​2.BOR Policy 5:17 – Instructional Funding Revisions (Section Size Alternatives)
​3.BOR Policy 2:16 – Teacher Education Programs Revisions
​4.BOR Policy 1:16 and 5:5:1 Revisions
​C.​Academic Affairs Guidelines
​1.Gen Ed Assessment Guidelines
​2.Associate and Bachelor Degree Gen Ed Guidelines
​3.Student Opinion Survey Administration Guidelines
​4.Transcript Designation Guidelines
​5.Institutional Program Review Guidelines & Form
​D.High School Dual Credit
​1.HSDC Administrative Guidelines Revisions
​2.HSDC Update – Online Application and Advising Materials
​3.HSDC Matriculation Report
​4.HSDC Fiscal Analysis
​E. Program Productivity Review   (Excel Document)
​F.Uncommon Prerequisites
G.Obsolete Course Inactivations   (Excel Document)
​H.Certificates and Gainful Employment
​I. SD Career Pathways Project Update​
​J. ​Changes to WICHE WRGP Program
​K.SD High School Matriculation Report Update
​L.Distance Education Report
​M.Graduate Placement Analysis
​N.Banner Student Update
​O.Academic Initiatives Timeline
​P. Academic Freedom Report​   (Added 10/30/2017)
5.​ CONSENT​ ​
​A.Naming Request – USD – New Department of Sustainability and Environment
​B.Naming Request – SDSU – New School of Communication and Journalism
​C.Articulation Agreements – DSU & NSA
​D.Agreement on Academic Cooperation – SDSM&T
E.Request to Seek Accreditation – SDSM&T
​F.Program Review Report – DSU
G.Inactive Status and Program Termination Requests – SDSU & USD