UACC Report to Senate 04 22 08

To:       Faculty Senate 

From:   Joel Sipress, Chair of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Council

Date:    April 15, 2008

Re:       Council Chair Report


The following is the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Council Report to the April 22 Faculty Senate Meeting.  Supporting documents have been provided.

I.                    Approved Council Minutes

·        UAAC Meeting of March 4, 2008  (attachment)


II.                 Item Requiring Senate Action  (attachment)

·        Academic Credit for McNair Scholars Program Participants—This proposal would establish a policy whereby participants in the McNair Scholars Program would receive 2 credits of academic credit for completion of their summer research project.  The credits would be provided by the McNair mentor's department in a manner to be determined by the department.


III.               Item for the May 6th Faculty Senate Meeting

·        Articulation Agreements with MNSCU two-year campuses—At its last meeting, the UAAC reviewed ten draft updated articulation agreements with two-year MNSCU campuses with whom UW-Superior already has established articulation agreements.  (It had been many years since these agreements had been reviewed.)  At the council meeting, concerns were raised about a number of the core course equivalencies.  The council voted to forward these ten draft agreements to Faculty Senate for consideration at its May 6th meeting with the proviso that the four departments that offer core courses review the drafts and report to Faculty Senate any concerns or proposed revisions that they have.