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Faculty Senate Report. Warren K. Wray Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs November 18, 2010. Office of Academic Affairs. Curriculum

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faculty senate report
Faculty Senate Report

Warren K. Wray

Provost and Executive Vice

Chancellor for Academic Affairs

November 18, 2010

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Office of Academic Affairs
  • Curriculum
    • “Notification of significant change” regarding civil and electrical engineering degrees provided to ABET for cooperative engineering program with MSU in Springfield.
    • Review of the sustainability minor by the VPAA has been completed. Proposal forwarded to Provost for consideration.
  • Faculty Activities
    • Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2010 Faculty Excellence Award: Joel Burken, Scott Grasman, John Myers, Matthew O’Keefe and Hai Xiao.
    • Provided draft Non-Tenure Track Faculty promotion policy document to Personnel committee for review and recommendation.
global learning
Global Learning

The Engineering Education Center (EEC) in St. Louis:

The EEC will offer 24 courses in the spring 2011 semester for students both on the Rolla Campus and distance students. In addition, one face-to- face course will be offered for St. Louis based students only.

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Office of Graduate Studies
  • Hosted S&T Graduate Fair on Oct 27
  • Hosted a seminar on “How to write successful Graduate Research Fellowship proposals” on Oct 29
office of sponsored programs
Office of Sponsored Programs

FY11 activities through the end of October and a year-over-year comparison are as follows:

Proposals awarded in total dollars: $23.8M (down 2.2%)

Number of proposals awarded and amendments: 118 (down 7.1%)

Proposals submitted in total dollars: $47.9M (down 35.9%)

Number of proposals submitted: 177 (down 6.8%)

Research expenditures: $17.1M (up 1.4%)

F&A recovered: $2.9M (up 4.7%)

Number of active awards: 635 (up 6.7%)

office of undergraduate studies
Office of Undergraduate Studies

Residential Showcase:

The students in the Residential College Learning Communities showcased their class projects during a Residential College Showcase on November 10 in the Havener Center. The event included poster displays and student project presentations.

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Office of Undergraduate Studies

The Curators’ Teaching Summit 2010: Balancing Teaching and ResearchHeld November 15 in Havener Center this session highlighted the campus perspective as panelists included Bob Schwartz, vice provost for Academic Affairs; Kelvin Erickson, chair of the department chairs committee, and Steve Clark, former chair of the campus promotion and tenure review committee.

Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol - March 3, 2011, Jefferson Capitol. For more information, visit: http://ugs.mst.edu/ugrdc.html. Nominations for Student Ambassadors are due by December 15, 2010

Save the Date! 6th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference- April 6, 2011, Missouri S&T Havener Center. For more information, visit: http://ugs.mst.edu/ugrc.html

cbhe mdhe low degree productivity review
CBHE/MDHE Low Degree Productivity Review
  • AUGUST 17 GOVERNOR JAY NIXON called together presidents/chancellors, provosts and governing board chairs of Missouri’s state-supported 4-year and 2-year institutions of higher education
  • Nixon believes higher education is the key to Missouri’s growth and prosperity.
  • Governor Nixon’s four initiatives for higher education:
    • Enroll, retain, and graduate more students with post-secondary degrees
    • Conduct a systematic, statewide review of all academic programs so that Missouri can strategically deploy its limited resources to meet educational and workforce priorities
    • Insure that state institutions of higher education become more efficient and more collaborative, both administratively and in the delivery of academic programs
    • Fund our institutions of higher education in a sustainable way that coordinates missions, addresses strategic needs, and rewards better performance
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IN RESPONSE to Governor Nixon’s request to conduct the degree program review prior to the next legislative session, the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) forwarded to each institution a list of the degree programs that did not meet the Coordinating Board of Higher Education’s (CBHE’s) criteria for minimum numbers of degrees awarded.
  • These minimum criteria, based on an average number of degrees awarded per year over a 3-year period, are:
    • 10 baccalaureate degrees
    • 5 master’s degrees
    • 3 doctoral degrees

These criteria have been in effect since 1992 and, apply to all 4-year institutions.

    • Missouri S&T had a total of 29 degree programs that did not meet the minimum degrees-awarded-per-year criteria:
      • 6 baccalaureate programs
      • 10 master’s programs
      • 13 doctoral programs
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RECOMMENDATIONSsubmitted to MDHE at the end of October for degree programs to be terminated and our justifications for retaining those not to be terminated:
  • We recommended terminating six programs, primarily based on no or extreme lack of enrollment over periods exceeding the CBHE/MDHE 3-year period.
  • Justifications submitted for retaining 23 degree programs.
  • Expectations going forward is that all degree programs will have to achieve the CBHE minimum degrees-awarded criteria, or nearly achieve those minimums, in order to continue.
  • Many of the low-productivity degree programs are near the minimum and the enrollment pipeline strongly suggests that the minimums will be met or exceeded in the next year or two.
  • Other degree programs need to develop and implement plans that will increase enrollment in those programs in order to meet the on-going minimum numbers and currently those departments are taking those steps.
  • The provosts of the 13 four-year public universities have encouraged MDHE to re-evaluate the 10-5-3 criteria and MDHE has tentatively agreed to do so in the future.
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FUTURE MDHE will present its draft recommendations to CBHE at its scheduled December 2 meeting and then its final recommendations to the CBHE at its scheduled February 9 & 10, 2011 meeting and then deliver those same recommendations to Governor Nixon the next day.
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