FAC Minutes 3-5-15
College of Natural Science
Faculty Advisory Council
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.
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.
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.