Meeting Date: 
February 20, 2024
Date: 
02/20/2024 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: 
Zoom
Agenda: 
  1. Program Proposals
    • One Heath Certificate, #783 – New Undergraduate Certificate
    • Water Resources Engineering, #851 – New Graduate Certificate
  1. Report Back from University Budget Advisory Committee
  1. Other
Minutes: 

Voting members present: Jonathan Fram, Mary Gardner, Jeff Luck
Voting members absent: Natasha Gaspar, Filix Maisch, Joe Page
Ex-Officio members present: Brent Gustafson – Budget & Resource Planning Office

Program Proposals

  • One Heath Certificate, #783 – New Undergraduate Certificate
    • Is there concern about a professional school offering an undergraduate program? Academic Affairs was a liaison.
      • Curriculum Management reviewed the program.
      • The deans and the department heads have reviewed these and it looks like they are using some existing FTE.
    • The budget is fairly bare bones, but the scope is narrower.
    • Seems to be a desirable program.
    • Does not look like the department show the math on the revenue, but the total did seem to be included in the narrative. Mary did not think this was a necessary inclusion as the overall numbers seem very solid.
    • Brent Gustafson noted that the College of Veterinary Medicine would get revenue through the budget model.
    • Equitable to similar programs at other institutions.

Action: Motion to approve; second. Motion approved with 3 votes in favor, 0 votes in opposition and 0 abstentions.

  • Water Resources Engineering, #851 – New Graduate Certificate
    • The certificate includes new courses, Ecampus component and would require administrative support.
    • The budget narrative had extensive details.
    • Enrollment is aggressive, but with the marketing, that feels like the correct move.
    • Other institutions have this program, and it is well received by students.

Action: Motion to approve; second. Motion approved with 3 votes in favor, 0 votes in opposition and 0 abstentions.

Report Back from University Budget Advisory Committee

  • Postponed discussion until the next meeting – minutes are posted online.

Other

  • Spring term availability forms will be sent out before the end of the week.