University of Minnesota, Morris

Campus Assembly Minutes

 

April 4, 2006

 

 

The Campus Assembly met on Tuesday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m. in the Science Auditorium. 

 

I.               ChancellorÕs Remarks.

 

Chancellor Schuman noted that as the spring semester moves toward its conclusion, he wanted to thank all the regular, special and subcommittees for their hard work.  There are four committees that have gone well above the call of duty in their important work this semester:  Faculty Affairs Committee, Constitution Revision Task Force, Chancellor Search Committee and Campus Resources and Planning acting as the Strategic Positioning Task Force.  Three of those committees offer reports today.

 

Faculty Affairs Committee – Stacey Parker Aronson reported that the FAC will be seeking endorsement from the Assembly on a revised exit interview that will be presented at the next meeting.

 

Chancellor Search Committee – Nancy Carpenter reported that the chancellor candidate visits have been finalized and the search committee strongly encourages everyone to attend as many events as possible.  They are also interested in your feedback so please return the evaluation forms.   The candidate schedules are as follows:

 

April 4-5         Dr. Beth Barnett

April 10-11     Dr. Jacqueline Johnson

April 12-13     Dr. John Miller

April 17-18     Dr. Frank Cassell

 

Strategic Positioning Task Force – Pareena Lawrence reported that the task force has completed the charge from Robert Jones and thanked the campus for their input and suggestions.  The final document will be posted to the website tomorrow afternoon.

 

II.             Elections.

 

Elections were held for the 2006-2007 Executive Committee, Parliamentarian, and Consultative Committee.

 

Executive Committee (1 year term, no limitations on terms)

Vice Chair – Paula OÕLoughlin

Secretary – Tracey Anderson

Faculty/P&A – Tom McRoberts

Faculty/P&A – Tammi Berberi

USA – Brenda Boever

 

Parliamentarian (1 year term, no limitations on terms)

Greg Thorson

 

Consultative Committee (2 year term, 3 consecutive terms maximum)

Roland Guyotte

Jennifer Zych Herrmann

 

 

III.           Minutes from February 21, 2006 Campus Assembly meeting were approved as presented.

 

IV.           From the Curriculum Committee.  The following course changes/additions were approved as presented.

 

ArtH 3112      Art and the Byzantine Empire

ArtH 3113      Islamic Art and Culture

ArtS 1003       Visual Studies for the Non-Majors:  Beginning Painting

ArtS 3001-3008 Media Studies Repetition allowed up to 3 repetitions (9 credits)

Biol 1052         Intro to Conservation Biology

Biol 1071         Plants of Minnesota

Biol 4351         Conservation Biology

CSci 1201        Introduction to Digital Media Computation

CSci 4456        Systems:  Advanced Operating Systems

CSci 4657        Programming and Languages:  programming Languages for client Service Systems

Engl 1002        Fundamentals of Writing II

Engl 3005        Understanding Writing:  Theories and Practices

Engl 3262        20th Century American Poetry:  From Modern to Contemporary

Engl 4022        Rhetoric and Narration

Geol 2161        GIS and Remote Sensing

Hist 3209        Modern Germany

Hum 1571      Contemporary Latin American Women Writers

IS 3720                        Tutoring Writing Across the Disciplines

Phys 1005       Journal Club I

Phys 1062       Light and Color

Phys 2101       Journal Club II

Spch 2071       Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Speech Communication

 

 

V.             From the Functions & Awards Committee.  The Scholar of the College nominations were approved as presented.

 

VI.           Phi Beta Kappa Chapter proposal.

 

Jim Togeas reported that the Phi Beta Kappa faculty cohort at UMM asks the Assembly to endorse its effort to bring a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter to UMM.  Since UMM already recognizes student excellent in several ways, it seems reasonable to recognize it through Phi Beta Kappa membership since it is arguably the best known national, undergraduate honors society.  Chancellor Schuman encouraged the effort and agreed to support it.  Dr. John Churchill, Executive Secretary, has accepted the invitation to visit UMM on April 23.  Togeas commented on additional relevant facts:  1)  the chapter belongs to the Phi Beta Kappa faculty cohort, not the college, 2) the application fee is $2,000, the examination fee is $10,000 and UMM administration has agreed to cover these fees, and 3) UMM students will be selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa by the UMM Phi Beta Kappa faculty cohort.  The proposal was endorsed unanimously by voice vote.

 

VII.         From the Scholastic Committee.  Fall 2005 Academic Alert Report.  (See attached)

 

Leslie Meek gave a report on academic alerts and added that volunteers are welcome.

 

VIII.       SenatorsÕ Reports.

 

Tammy Berberi reported that the Senate Disabilities Issues Committee is looking to create an adaptive sports league and are looking to UMM to support the initiative.

 

IX.           Old Business.

 

None.

 

X.             New Business.

 

Chancellor Schuman reported there will be a delegation going to China on April 14 that includes University and community members.

 

Mary Elizabeth Bezanson reported that UMM is sending two students to speech nationals in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

 

Dan Moore reported that MCSA is close to electing officers and members for next year.  Petitions are due April 5 at 4:30 p.m.

 

Jeff Ratliff-Crain reported the Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held April 21.

 

Adjourned at 5:35 p.m.


Fall 2005 Academic Alert Report

1. Number of Students Alerted:

-308 individual students received either a midterm or an academic alert in Fall 05 (90 individuals received a midterm alert and 218 individuals received an academic alert).

Fall 04 = 242; Spring 05 = 255; Fall 05 = 308 (these numbers include midterm alerts). 

 

Of the 308 students alerted in Fall 2005:

-Freshmen = 38%; Sophomores = 26%; Juniors = 18%; Seniors = 18%                       

 

2. Number of Alerts:

-There were 378 alerts submitted for the 308 students.  Participation in using alerts is increasing, but the increase is due to use of academic alerts, not midterm alerts.  Midterm alerts have decreased: Fall 04 = 174; Spring 05 = 161; Fall 05 = 99.  The number of Academic Alerts is increasing: Fall 04: 84 alerts; Spring 05: 194 alerts; Fall 05 290 alerts (these are academic alerts only and do not include midterm alerts).  


 

3. Grades for Alerted Students (midterm and academic alerts combined):

 

Fall 05:

-A = 2%; B = 11%; C = 28%; D = 15%; F = 22%; I = 4%; N = only 1; S = 1%; W = 17%

(A,B,C, S = 42%; F or N = 22%).  Below is the percentage of alerted students receiving a particular grade for the last 3 semesters, midterm and academic alerts combined. 

 

 

 

F Grades:

 

Fall 04 = 225 Fs, 38 alerted; Sp 05 = 193 Fs, 65 alerted; Fall 05= 229 Fs, 75 alerted.


 

4. Faculty Participation:

 

Faculty participation is increasing: For Academic Alerts only, 31 faculty participated in Fall 04; 52 faculty in Spring 05 and 63 faculty in Fall 05.  Every semester faculty from all divisions participated

 

 


 

 

Table of Results for Different Populations of Students:

 

Spring 05
Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alerts
Only

SC Prob
Alert

SC Prob
No Alert

SC Prob
Alert All
Classes

SAP Prob
Alert

SAP Prob
no alert

SAP
Prob
Alert
All 
Classes

% A-S

46

40

77

55

50

88

61

%D

15

8

8

7

25

4

11

%F

18

33

4

20

19

0

13

%W

17

17

5

12

6

0

11

%I

4

2

2

6

0

4

4

%K

0

0

4

0

0

4

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAP Susp
Alerts

SAP Susp
no alerts

SAP Susp
Alerts
All Classes

Cond Admit
Alert

Cond Admit
No Alert

Cond Admit
Alert
All Classes

 

% A-S

33

63

49

22

79

50

 

%D

8

4

5

19

8

12

 

%F

38

14

25

38

4

23

 

%W

13

8

14

19

8

14

 

%I

8

8

7

2

1

1

 

%K

0

0

3

0

0

0

 

 

Alerts Only = Students with no other flags (e.g., suspension or probation or conditional admit).

 

SC Prob Alert: These students were on Scholastic Committee Probation and received an alert.  Only the classes in which an alert was received was used to generate this data.  Since there is no control group to compare this data to, we compared them to SC Prob No Alert and SC Prob Alert, All Classes, in an attempt to determine if alerting students on probation aided them. 

 

SC  Prob No Alert: These students were on Scholastic Committee Probation and did not receive an alert; all of their classes were used to generate this data.

 

SC Prob Alert, All Classes: These students were on Scholastic Committee Probation and received an alert (same groups as SC Prob Alert), but in this case, all of their classes were taken into account.  

 

SAP Prob Alert: Students on SAP probation who received an alert.

 

SAP Prob No Alert:  Students on SAP probation who did not received alerts.

 

SAP Prob Alert, All Classes: Students on SAP probation who received an alert (same group as SAP Prob Alert); in this case, all their classes were used to generate the data.  

 

SAP Susp Alerts: Students on SAP suspension who received alerts.

 

SAP Susp No Alerts: Students on SAP suspension who did not receive an alert.

 

SAP Susp Alerts, All Classes: Students on SAP suspension who received alerts (same as group as SAP Susp Alerts), but in this case all of their classes were used for the analysis.

 

Cond Admit Alert:  Conditional admits who received an alert.

 

Cond Admit No Alert:  Conditional admits who did not receive an alert.

 

Cond Admit Alert, All Classes: Conditional admits who received an alert (same group as Cond Admit Alert), in this case all of their classes were analyzed.