Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Foundation Great Room (11th & Lincoln Streets)

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Waded Cruzado Matt Caires Chris Fastnow Maggie Hammett Bob Lashaway Kim Obbink Michael Reidy
Daniel Adams Kari Cargill Peter Fields Robert Hawks Ilse-Mari Lee Mark Nook Jerry Sheehan
Kenning Arlitsch Nancy Cornwell Destini French Bob Hietala Terry Leist Renee Reijo Pera Leslie Taylor
Kregg Aytes David Court Liz Greenfield Karlene Hoo Shelly McKamey Martha Potvin Susan Wolff
Jeff Bader Dennis Defa Kate Grimes Chris Kearns Helen Melland Nicol Rae  
Charles Boyer Tracy Ellig Brett Gunnink Greg Kegel Chris Murray Lynda Ransdell  
  • Call to Order
    President Waded Cruzado
    • Provost Martha Potvin called the meeting to order at 8:30 AM
  • Approval of Minutes for February 4th, 2015
    • Mark Nook moved to approve the minutes for February 4th, 2015, and Matt Caires seconded the motion. The minutes were approved unanimously.
  • University Wide Information/ Announcements
    • There were no new announcements shared at this time.
  • Old Items
    • Student Conduct Code
      Matt Caires, Dean of Students
      Pam Merrell, Legal Counsel
      • Matt Caires thanked Pam Merrell for her legal work on this policy. There was a high level of student engagement on this code. Peter Fields moved to approve the policy; Shelley McKamey seconded the motion. The policy passed unanimously.
  • Informational Items
    • Online Bachelor's Degree Completion Program in Liberal Studies
      Dr. Nic Rae, Dean, College of Letters & Science
      Dr. Tami Eitle, Director, Liberal Studies
      Sarah Hendrikx, Program Manager, Extended University
      • Tami Eitle presented a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the statistics of MSU's online education program. Females in their mid-30's are the mode participant, but the program has students ranging from 20 to 75 years of age. This program has seen much success over the past few years, thus President Cruzado asked them to report this information to University Council.
    • Strategic Plan Update: Stewardship
      Chris Fastnow, Director, Office of Planning & Analysis
      • Chris Fastnow provided an update on the Stewardship section of MSU's Strategic Plan. Chris spoke to a chart of a data illustrating the progress.
  • Updates
    • Members of the University Council provided brief updates about their departments.
  • Public Comment
    • No public comment was offered.