Report of the Committee on Academic Policies
February 19, 2004
The Committee on Academic Policies has met three times since November. We were contacted and met with Dr. Doug Norris, chair of mathematics and computer science about the department's new graduate track for middle school teachers in their master's program. After reviewing the proposal and discussion, committee members concurred that this proposal did not need to go to the forum since it was not a new master's program, but only a new track within the existing master's program. Therefore, it needed only the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee. The committee thanked Dr.Norris and the department for their sensitivity to faculty concerns.
The committee also held hearings on the Africana Studies Concentration. Revisions have been made based on these suggestions and we hope to present a revised proposal at the March forum meeting.