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WSU Semester Conversion Semesters Transition Team Kickoff Meeting May 5, 2009 . Today’s Agenda. Charge to STT Semester conversion at WSU History Timeline Committee tasks and timelines Calendar update Efforts underway. Introductions. STT Organization.

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today s agenda
Today’s Agenda
  • Charge to STT
  • Semester conversion at WSU
    • History
    • Timeline
  • Committee tasks and timelines
  • Calendar update
  • Efforts underway
stt organization
STT Organization

Lillie Howard, Senior Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction

Thomas Sudkamp, President of the Faculty; Chair, Faculty Senate

Special Assistants:

Dan DeStephen, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Karen Strider-Iiames, Communications and Marketing

Staff Support:

Paula Goodrich, Tamarus Stokes, Michael Reynolds,

Pam Zambenini

steering committee
Steering Committee
  • Tom Sav, Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee (UCAPC)
  • Jay Thomas, Dean, School of Graduate Studies
  • Jean Edwards, Chair, University General Education Committee (UGEC); Director, General Education Program
  • Henry Limouze (COLA)
  • Joe Law, Coordinator/Chair, Writing Across the Curriculum; Assistant Vice President for Articulation and Transfer
  • Larry Ream, Chair, Graduate Policies Committee
  • Hank Dahlman, Professor of Music, (COLA)
  • Joyce Howes, Assistant Dean (COSM)
  • Carol Holdcraft, Assistant Dean (CONH)
  • Terry Anderson, CaTS
  • Barbara Denison, Chair, IT Committee
  • Mark Mamrack, University Classrooms of the Future Committee
  • Dan DeStephen, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Dan Abrahamowicz, Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Nadine Brown, Assistant VP for Communications and Marketing
  • Nick Kizirnis, Communications and Marketing
  • Sabrina Sheetz, President, Student Government
  • Chris Wydman, Chair, USAC
  • Joanie Hendricks, Chair, CSAC
college coordinators
College Coordinators
  • Dan Voss (COSM)
  • Charlotte Harris (CEHS)
  • Henry Limouze and Linda Caron (COLA)
  • Carol Holdcraft (COHN)
  • Donna Curry (COHN)
  • Dick Rathbun and Frank Ciarallo (CECS)
  • Dick Williams (RSCOB)
  • Jeanne Fraker (University College)
  • James Steinberg (Lake Campus)
  • Susan Carrafiello (Honors)
undergraduate curriculum
Undergraduate Curriculum
  • Tom Sav, Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee (UCAPC)
  • Jean Edwards, Chair, University General Education Committee (UGEC); Director, General Education Program
  • Joe Law, Coordinator/Chair, Writing Across the Curriculum; Assistant Vice President for Articulation and Transfer
  • Susan Carrafiello, Director, Honors Program; Chair, Undergraduate Academic Program Review Committee
  • Bobbe Gray, Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health
general education
General Education
  • Jean Edwards, Director, General Education, Co-Chair
  • Henry Limouze (COLA), Co-Chair
  • Bill Wood (RSCOB)
  • Tim Wood (COSM)
  • Joe Slater (CECS)
  • Laura Luehrmann (COLA)
  • Candy Cherrington (CONH)
  • Joseph Keferl (CEHS)
  • Samuel Rohr (Lake Campus)
  • Susan Carrafiello (Honors Program)
  • Joe Law (Writing Across the Curriculum)
wac conversion committee
WAC Conversion Committee
  • Joe Law, Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum, Chair
  • Jean Edwards, Director, General Education
  • Leo Finkelstein (CECS)
  • Rich Bullock (COLA; Director, Writing Programs)
  • Kathy Keister (CONH)
  • Nimisha Patel (CEHS)
  • William Slattery (COSM)
  • Jeannette Davy (RSCOB)
  • Chris Hall (COLA; Director, English as a Second Language Program)
  • David Bringhurst (University College; Director, Writing Center)
  • Christine Wilson (Lake Campus)
graduate curriculum
Graduate Curriculum
  • Jay Thomas, Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Co-Chair
  • Larry Ream, Chair, Graduate Policies Committee, Co-Chair
  • Donna Miles Curry (CONH)
  • Carol Loranger (COLA)
  • Charles Ryan (CEHS)
  • Valerie Shalin (COSM)
  • Amit Sheth (CECS)
  • Dick Williams (RSCOB)
  • Leon Vandecreek (SOPP)
  • Jerry Malicki (Graduate Studies)
  • Nathan Sedgwick, Student Government
academic advising
Academic Advising
  • Hank Dahlman, Professor of Music, (COLA), Co-Chair
  • Joyce Howes, Assistant Dean, (COSM), Co-ChairMartin Gooden, (COSM)
  • Jeanne Fraker, (University College)
  • Theresa Haghnazarian, (CONH)
  • Lillian Johnson, (University College)
  • Beth Klaisner, (COLA)
  • Joe Law, (Curriculum and Instruction)
  • Charles Long, (RSCOB)
  • Karen Meyer, (CECS)
  • Eric Poch, (Office of the Registrar)
  • Dick Rathbun, (CECS)
  • Vaughn Schellhause, (Lake Campus)
  • Gayle Wiley, (CEHS)
  • SusanYeoman, (COSM)
  • Derrick Sendhi, Graduate Student
articulation and transfer
Articulation and Transfer
  • Joe Law, Assistant VP for Articulation and Transfer, Co-Chair
  • Carol Holdcraft, Assistant Dean, CONH, Co-Chair
  • Gloria Goldman, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Sinclair Community College
  • Martha Crawmer, Dean, Arts and Sciences, Clark State Community College
  • Mindy McNutt, Vice President for Education, Edison Community College
  • Amy Sues, Coordinator, Advising and Articulation, Clark State Community College
  • Gregory Schumm, Lake Campus
  • Michael Reynolds, Director, STEMM Support Services and Outreach
  • Pamela Wallace-Stroble, Coordinator, Ohio CORE
  • Hideo Tsuchida, Transfer Articulation Encoder/CAS Administrator
  • Jeanne Fraker (University College)
  • Michael Tenney, Lake Campus Student Government
information technology
Information Technology
  • Terry Anderson, CaTS, Co-Chair
  • Barbara Denison, Chair, IT Committee, Faculty Senate, Co-Chair
  • Todd Brittingham, (Registrar’s Office)
  • Deanna McGrath, (Registrar’s Office)
  • Jennifer Penick, (Financial Aid)
  • Terri Klaus, (Center for Teaching and Learning)
  • Joyce Howes (COSM)
  • Lynn Disbrow (COLA)
  • Chris Roberts, (Center for Teaching and Learning)
infrastructure and administrative policies
Infrastructure and Administrative Policies
  • Mark Mamrack, University Classrooms of the Future Committee, Co-Chair
  • Dan Abrahamowicz, Vice President, Student Affairs, Co-Chair
  • Steve Sherbet, Bursar
  • Cathy Davis, Director, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Willie Boyd, Director, Financial Aid
  • Marian Hogue, University Registrar
  • Joyce Hail, Associate Registrar
  • *Dan DeStephen, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Kitt Lurie, Institutional Research
  • Art Neff, Business Services Administrator (Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Sodexho, etc.)
  • Jeff Trick, Physical Plant
  • Sabrina Sheetz, President, Student Government
  • Kate Hasting, Student Government Commuter Senator
  • Ed Busher, Clark State Community College
  • Jeff Miller, Sinclair Community College
communication
Communication
  • Nadine Brown, Assistant VP for Communications and Marketing, Co-Chair
  • Nick Kizirnis, Communications and Marketing, Co-Chair
  • Karen Strider-Iiames, Communications & Marketing
  • Chelsey Levingston, “Guardian”
  • Dan Thomas, Student Government Director of Public Relations
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES:

  • Sabrina Sheetz, President, Student Government
  • Nathan Sedgwick, Student Government Graduate Senator
  • Kate Hasting, Student Government Commuter Senator
  • Dan Thomas, Student Government Director of Public Relations
  • Michael Tenney, Lake Campus Student Government

STAFF COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES:

  • Chris Wydman, Chair, Unclassified Staff Council
  • Joanie Hendricks, Chair, Classified Staff Council
history
History
  • University System of Ohio Strategic Plan for Higher Education 2008-2017 calls for a common academic calendar (March 31, 2008)
  • Creation of an Exploratory Committee on the Transition of Quarters to Semesters (May 5, 2008)
  • Final Report submitted to the Faculty Senate (February 2, 2009)
history continued
History (continued)
  • Memorandum of Understanding with AAUP-WSU (March 2, 2009)
  • WSU Board of Trustees approves conversion to semesters (March 28, 2009)
  • Provost names Semesters Transition Team (April 28, 2009)
  • Kick-off meeting of STT (May 5, 2009)
response around the state
Response Around the State
  • Ohio University Board approved conversion for Fall 2012: 10/3/08
  • University of Cincinnati Board approved conversion for Fall 2012: 11/17/08
  • Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved conversion for Fall 2012: 4/3/09
  • Otterbien, Antioch McGregor to move to semesters
  • Sinclair Community College
university commitment
University Commitment
  • The conversion to semesters will not adversely affect a student’s
    • time to graduation
    • cost of degree

if they progress at the same rate on semesters as on quarters.

  • The conversion should be cost and workload neutral for faculty and staff.
first steps june 2009
First Steps: June 2009
  • Select particular calendar jointly with AAUP-WSU
    • 14 week or 15 week semester
    • Length of summer session
  • Set basic curricular benchmarks
    • Credits requirements for degrees
    • Guidance for GE, WAC
    • Guidance for department curriculum committees
  • Create expedited curricular approval process
  • Create planning schedules for academic years 2010-2011, 2011-2012
first year 2009 2010
First Year: 2009-2010
  • September: Advising of pre-conversion students begins
  • February: General Education, WAC, University-wide curricular components completed
  • March: Course inventory, major, minor, certificate program requirements submitted
  • May:
    • Curricular approvals completed
    • Entry into Banner, DARS begins
second year 2010 2011
Second Year: 2010-2011
  • September: Conversion of student financial aid systems begins
  • December: Publication of on-line transition guides
  • January:
    • DARS, Banner encoding complete
    • Advising for transition students begins
  • June: Expanded summer offerings for pre-conversion students
third year 2011 2012
Third Year: 2011-2012
  • November: Expanded intersession
  • January: Fall 2012 schedules submitted to registrar
  • April:
    • Individual advising plans completed for transition students
    • Fall 2012 schedule posted
  • June: Expanded summer session
  • August/Sept: SEMESTER 1 at Wright State
opportunities
Opportunities
  • Rethink the curriculum
    • Develop innovative programs
    • Adopt best practices in instruction and pedagogy
    • Create programs that utilize distance learning, web based courses, and other methods of flexible course delivery
  • Facilitate articulation with Sinclair, Clark State, and Edison State Community Colleges
  • Establish new collaborations with

OSU, OU and UC

college coordinators28
College Coordinators
  • Administration within the college
  • Communication with the STT
  • Point of communication for all semester committees
curriculum committees
Curriculum Committees
  • Undergraduate Curriculum
  • Graduate Curriculum
  • GE Conversion Committee
  • WAC Conversion Committee
committee tasks
Committee Tasks
  • Academic Advising
  • Articulation and Transfer
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure and Administrative Policies
  • Communication
status of calendar
Status of Calendar
  • Details of the calendar will be negotiated between AAUP-WSU and WSU administration
underway
Underway
  • Development of a comprehensive pledge to students
  • Allocation of funds to colleges for curriculum conversion
  • Meetings of Arts and Science Deans of OU, UC, OSU, and WSU
  • Meetings with Sinclair and Clark State
  • Development of on-line curricular

approval process.

critical tasks
Critical Tasks
  • Creation of a student advising handbook
    • Pre-conversion student planning
    • Fall 2009 entering students
  • Development of planning schedules
  • Development of on-line communication system for curricular development interactions.