FAC Minutes 3-5-15

College of Natural Science
Faculty Advisory Council

Meeting Minutes
March 5, 2015

Present: S. Beceiro Novo, D. Brandt, A. Cognato, D. DeWitt, P. Dillon, F. Downes, A. Findley, G. Garrity, K. Gore, K. Osteryoung, C. Piermarocchi, D. Spence, H. Wang and T. Zacharewski

Approval of the February Meeting Minutes.  The minutes from the February 12, 2015 meeting were approved as written.

Old Business

English Language for International Students

Discussion took place regarding individual services being offered by the English Language Center.  While the ELC used to vet all the foreign language students at MSU, that has fallen to about 25% in the last few years, not by ELCs choice.  Pat Walters from ELC will be attending the April meeting and is looking forward to speaking to the FAC about shared challenges.

New Business

Academic Program Review - CISGS & EEBB

Discussion of the APR documents took place using the questions put forth by the dean as a guide. Committee comments will be forwarded to Dean Kirkpatrick who will send them to the CISGS and EEPP directors asking for edits before the document is sent to the provost’s office. The greatest value is internal to the department or program.