ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT TO THE FACULTY SENATE: January 20, 2004
Dr. Edward Shane, Interim Provost.
The on-campus interviews for five Provost candidates will begin on January 20, 2004 and conclude on February 4, 2004. Faculty members are encouraged to attend the public presentation by each candidate that is scheduled for 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. on the first day of each candidate's interview. Candidate information and the interview schedules are posted on the University web site.
The Deans' Council recommends that Millersville switch from truncating the GPA to rounding the GPA now that the latest version of Banner has the ability to round the GPA. This will be discussed at the 2/3/04 Faculty Senate meeting.
Millersville will send a team of 4/5 members (D. Umber, B. Schneller, A. Cuthbert, L. Hanich) to the February AAHE workshop on "What Faculty and Administrators Need to Know about Learning". The team will pursue strategies to continue to implement Learning Communities in the Millersville curriculum.
Dr. Carol Phillips, Executive Assistant to the President. Early reports on Winter Session indicate that it really went well. We exceeded enrollment projections and other than some minor glitches with weekend facility issues, we are unaware, at this time, of any major concerns. We are busy collecting and compiling faculty and student surveys and the Winter Session Task Force will then meet to conduct a thorough evaluation with a recommendation for future winter sessions.
Dr. John Bello-Ogunu, Associate Provost for Academic Services.
(1) A NEW ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE
A new organizational structure has been established for the administrative units and programs that report to the Assistant Provost for Academic Services. These units include the Office of Academic Advisement, the Office of Learning Services, the Department of Academic and Student Development, the AIM for Success Program, the Lancaster Partnership Program, the Upward Bound Program, and the Millersville Mentoring Alliance Program (MMAP).
Effective January 2004, the above units are collectively known as the
"DIVISION OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND LEARNING SERVICES."
The new division was formed to provide a cohesive organizational structure and a "home-identity" for the diverse units and programs.
(2) CHANGE OF NAMES
Effective January 2004, the following units and programs have new names:
|OLD NAME||NEW NAME|
|ACT 101/PACE Program||AIM for Success Program|
|Undecided/Undeclared Program||Exploratory Program|
|Multi-Cultural Mentoring Alliance Program (MMAP)||Millersville Mentoring Alliance Program (MMAP)|