ASCRC Minutes 4/29/14 Poetry Corner, Mansfield Library, 2:10 p.m. Members Present: J. Deboer, L. Eagleheart, L. Gillison, C. Henderson, S. Samson, T. Thibeau, M. Triana, E. Uchimoto, N. Vonessen G. Weix Members Absent/ Excused: K. Easwaramurthi, J. Hickman, J. Laine Ex-Officio Present: N. Hinman, B. Holzworth, B. Howard The minutes from 4/15 and 4/22 were approved. The meeting began with the UM minute. Communication The advising handbook has been sent to academic deans and professional advisors. It is also linked to the Office of Students Success website. It was suggested that department chairs also be sent the link to the handbook. A notice in the ForUM could also help get the word out. Another suggestion was for it to be highlighted on the main website (My.umt.edu). Interim Director Howard will ask Mario Schulzke, Assistant Vice President of Marketing. Chair Henderson will mention the handbook at the May Faculty Senate meeting as well. Business Items: ASCRC briefly discussed the proposed Welding Certificate. Last week Associate Dean Lynn Stocking provided an explanation for the late submission. It involves a system-wide $25 million grant for Strengthening Workforce Alignment in Montana’s Manufacturing and Energy Industries (SWAMMEI). Missoula College will receive $1.4 million and Bitterroot College will receive just under a million. The Missoula College currently has a welding program but does not have the capacity for all the applicants. ASCRC unanimously approved the proposal contingent on the receipt of the signature page. Both the General Education and Curriculum Consent agendas appended below were approved. Professor Thibeau summarized the revisions to the English Language Proficiency policy. A few additional edits were made and the document appended was approved. The revised AP/Clep procedure was discussed. There are still issues with the language. Members were asked to consider the language and send suggested language. ASCRC discussed the Dual Credit Issue. The concerns with the BOR Workgroup’s recommendations are related to this statement: “Note: All courses that have gone through Common Course Numbering and are locally articulated will be accepted throughout the Montana University System. Students and Parents are responsible to work with college and high school counselors and advisors to research determine how coursework will transfer and whether it will satisfy particular program requirements.” There is some misunderstanding with the administration of dual credit courses. The courses that are under Missoula College adhere to the same standards as existing Missoula College courses. The high school does not decide which courses receive dual credit. The instructors must meet the same qualifications as Missoula College faculty and are evaluated by the College annually for their performance. This is an issue that faculty will need to monitor. ASCRC will investigate and draft a policy next year. It is unclear whether a response is needed now for Interim Registrar Hickman. Members should send samples of learning outcomes to be considered for examples on the e-Curr course form. The meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.