Final Summary Notes UPC Meeting February 9, 2012
Meeting opened at 3:40 p.m. February 9, 2012 – adjourned at 4:37 p.m.
There are three University Action Projects that require funding in order to move forward. The UPC will consider a recommendation to the Cabinet to take action on these projects.
NSU will choose one of two approaches to HLC accreditation for the future. Pathways is an evolution of the current approach. AQIP places substantial emphasis on annual major projects. Information was provided in two attachments prior to the meeting – Action Project Guide and Pathways Booklet 2011_12. The UPC plays an important role in recommending to the Cabinet one path or the other. Kathy Reese is heading a UPC team in evaluating the options. Dr. Tadlock will review these with the Academic Council next week. Dr. Deason-Toyne will review it with the Faculty Council. Staff Council will also be consulted. This is a major decision for the university and deserves your attention. If you cannot attend the meeting, any input through email would be appreciated. Note that both approaches require some level of funding for at least a part-time coordinator starting this spring.
Laura Boren (cabinet)
Ron Cambiano (cabinet)