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Committee of 9: Academic Programs Committee

The “Committee of 9” has been charged to explore opportunities for cost-savings and revenue-generation through the reorganization of academic programs. Further, this group will ensure that the review process and related decisions, including any changes in staffing levels, are consistent with the requirements of the Faculty Manual.

On December 7, 2020, the committee submitted its final report [pdf] to the Gang of 6 (Ed Walton, Dennis Pruitt, Willian Tate, Julian Williams, Tayloe Harding, and Mark Cooper), which is charged to develop final recommendations for President Caslen.

On March 12, 2021, President Caslen delivered his recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

Members

Prof. Mark Cooper, Chair, Faculty Senate, CAS
Prof. Derek Black, School of Law
Prof. Gloria Boutte, Instruction and Teacher Education, COE
Prof. Tena Crews, Sport and Entertainment Management, HRSM
Dr. Heather Heckman, Associate Dean for Technology, University Libraries
Prof. Coretta Jenerette, Associate Dean for Diversity Equity and Inclusivity, Nursing
Prof. Marco Valtorta, Computer Science and Engineering, CEC
Prof. Tom Vogt, Chemistry and Biochemistry, CAS
Prof. Patrick Wright, Management, DMSB

Additional, non-voting, advisory members

Prof. Alex Beecroft, Language, Literatures, and Cultures, CAS
Prof. Shirley Staples Carter, Associate Dean for Diversity Equity and Inclusivity, CIC
Prof. Susan Cutter, Geography, CAS 
Prof. Carol Harrison, History, CAS
Prof. Scott Weiss, Director of Orchestras, School of Music

 

Meeting Schedule

The Committee of Nine meets at 12:30 p.m. on December 2 (Teams)

Committee of Nine
August 26, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  (Teams)

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. Follow up Discussion from 8/19 meeting and Committee reactions to EAB Presentation
IV. Strategic Plan Review/Walk-Through
V. Discussion of Next Steps/Plan Forward
VI. Other Items
VII. Adjourn

Committee of Nine
September 09, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Zoom)

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. EAB Presentation - Staffing and Related Data
IV. Feedback
V. Other Items
VI. Adjourn

Committee of Nine
September 23, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. EAB Presentation - Follow up Staffing Data and Academic Structure Info
IV. Feedback
V. Other Items
VI. Adjourn

Committee of Nine
September 30, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. EAB Presentation - Follow up Staffing Data and Cost Savings Opportunities
IV. Feedback
V. Other Items
VI. Adjourn

Committee of Nine
October 5, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. EAB Presentation - Continued Discussion on Staffing Data and Cost Savings Opportunities
IV. Feedback
V. Other Items
VI. Adjourn

Committee of Nine
October 14, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Zoom)

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. EAB Presentation - Planned final discussion on topic of staffing data and related  cost savings opportunities
IV. Feedback
V. Other Items
VI. Adjourn

Committee of Nine
October 21, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. EAB Presentation – Discussion of Market Opportunities
IV. Feedback
V. Other Items
VI. Adjourn

Committee of Nine
October 28, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Zoom)

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. EAB Presentation – Reorganization / Optimization Opportunities
IV. Feedback
V. Other Items
VI. Adjourn

Committee of Nine
November 4, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Teams)

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. Discussion of Preliminary Report and path forward
IV. Feedback
V. Other Items
VI. Adjourn

Committee of Nine
November 11, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Teams)

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. Discussion of Subcommittee Reports
IV. Feedback
V. Other Items
VI. Adjourn

Committee of Nine
November 18, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Teams)

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. Continued Discussion of Subcommittee Reports
IV. Feedback
V. Other Items
VI. Adjourn

Committee of Nine
Decebmer 2, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Teams)

Agenda
I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Minutes
III. Discussion of Draft Committee Report
IV. Feedback
V. Other Items
VI. Adjourn

 

Meeting Minutes

Documents and Reports


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