Arts & Sciences Council

Archived Minutes & Decisions

April 14, 2016

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Anita Layton, Chair
  • Announcements and Updates
  • Approval of March minutes

March 10 minutes

 

ECASC Election  

Address to A&S Council

  • Valerie Ashby, Dean
 
Imagining the Duke Curriculum (IDC) Update

 

Adjournment and Reception  

 

March 10, 2016

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Anita Layton, Chair
  • Announcements and Updates
  • Approval of February minutes

February 11 minutes

 

Bylaws Update - Possible Vote

  • Eliminate passage about Council secretary since position no longer exists
Bylaws - 3.10.16
Unanimously approved
 

Update on Undergraduate Advising System

  • Steve Nowicki, Dean & Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
 
Imagining the Duke Curriculum (IDC) Update

 

Adjournment  

 

February 11, 2016

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Anita Layton, Chair
  • Announcements and Updates
  • Approval of January minutes

January 14 minutes

Proposed revisions to the faculty handbook concerning regular rank non-tenure track faculty

Imagining the Duke Curriculum (IDC) Update

  • Professor Suzanne Shanahan (IDC Chair)
 
Committee on Faculty Teaching Development and Support Report

 

Housing Program Update

  • Joe Gonzalez, Dean of Residential LIfe
 
Adjournment  

 

January 14, 2016
Live stream and video of meeting

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Anita Layton, Chair
  • Announcements and Updates
  • Approval of December minutes

December 10 minutes

Global Development Engineering Certificate Proposal

  • Professor David Schaad, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Approved 23-4-1

Imagining the Duke Curriculum (IDC)

  • Professor Suzanne Shanahan (IDC Chair)

IDC Update Document sent to faculty

IDC handout

Adjournment  

 

December 10, 2015

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Anita Layton, Chair
  • Announcements and Updates
  • Approval of November minutes

November 12 A&S Council Minutes

Global Development Engineering Certificate Proposal

  • Professor David Schaad, Civil & Environmental Engineering
     
 

Executive Session

 
Adjournment and Reception  

 

November 12, 2015

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Anita Layton, Chair
  • Announcements and Updates
  • Approval of October minutes

October 8 A&S Council Minutes

A&S Council Voting Rights for Thompson Writing Program
 
 Passed 18-7-2

Possible Vote: Human RIghts Certificate Proposal

Passed 24-4-0

Washington Duke Scholars Program

  • Dean and Vice Provost Steve Nowicki
 
Adjournment  

 

October 8, 2015

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Anita Layton, Chair
  • Announcements and Updates
  • Approval of September minutes

September 10 A&S Council Minutes

 

Bylaw Revision Proposals:

  • Course Committee membership
  • Global Education membership
  • A&S Council membership

Course Committee proposal passed with unanimous hand vote

Global Education proposal passed 28-0-1

Council membership passed 28-0

Sustainability Engagement Certificate Proposal

 

Approved 21-6-2

Human RIghts Certificate Proposal

  • Professor Robin Kirk, co-chair, DHRC @ FHI
  • Professor Bob Korstad, Public Policy and History
 
Adjournment

 

September 10, 2015

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Anita Layton, Chair
  • Announcements and Updates
  • Approval of Spring 2015 minutes

March 5, 2015 minutes
March 26, 2015 minutes
April 9, 2015 minutes
April 23, 2015 minutes

 

Dean's Address

  • Valerie Ashby, Dean of Arts & Sciences
 

Bylaw Revision Proposal: Global Ed

  • Amanda Kelso, Director, GEU
 

 

Sustainability Engagement Certificate Program Proposal

  • Professor Charlotte Clark
 
Adjournment and Reception

 

April 23, 2015

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
  • Announcements and Updates

February 12 minutes

Civic Engagement and Social Change Certificate Proposal

  • Professor David Malone (Education)

  • ProfessorJan Rigsbee (Chair, Education)

  • Professor Eric Mlyn (Director, Duke Engage)

 

Passed with friendly amendment 21-1-1

Bylaw Revision Proposals: Representation and Voting

  • ECASC members

 

 

Plagiarism Sanctions Report

  • Prof. Sherryl Broverman (Biology) Chair, Plagiarism Sanctions Review Committee
Approved 22-0-1
  • Adjournment (5:00)

 

April 9, 2015

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
  • Announcements and Updates

 

Strategic Planning in A&S: Open Discussion

  • Professor Alex Hartemink (Computer Sciences)
  • Professor Susan Lozier (Nicholas School of the Environment),
  • A&S faculty colleagues
     
 

Bylaw Revision Proposals: Representation and Voting

  • ECASC members

 

Part 1: University Relations passed 16-0-1

Part 3: Budget Advisory Committee passed 16-0

Civic Engagement and Social Change Certificate Proposal

  • Professor David Malone (Education)

  • ProfessorJan Rigsbee (Chair, Education)

  • Professor Eric Mlyn (Director, Duke Engage)

 

Dean's Corner

  • Laurie Patton (Dean, Arts & Sciences
  • Adjournment (5:00)

 

March 26, 2015

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
  • Announcements and Updates

 

Civic Engagement & Social Change Certificate Proposal

  • Professor David Malone, Chair, Curriculum Committee

 

 

Plagiarism Sanctions Report

  • Prof. Sherryl Broverman (Biology) Chair, Plagiarism Sanctions Review Committee

 

 

Bylaw Revision Proposals: Budget Committee

  • ECASC members
 
  • Adjournment (5:00)

 

March 5, 2015

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements and Updates
 

Mitigation Strategies for Academic Irregularities among Student Athletes (3:35)

  • Dean Lee Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs

 

 

Plagiarism Sanctions Report (4:00)

  • Prof. Sherryl Broverman (Biology) Chair, Plagiarism Sanctions Review Committee

 

 

Bylaw Revision Proposals: Representation and Voting (4:30)

  • ECASC members
 
  • Adjournment (5:00)

 

February 12, 2015

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
  • Approval of Minutes

December 11 minutes

January 8 minutes

Update on Curriculum Reform (3:40)

  • Prof. Suzanne Shanahan, Chair, IDC Committee
 

Graduation Credits Proposal (4:20)

  • Prof. David Malone, Chair, Curriculum Committee
  • Dean Inge Walther, Dean for Curriculum & Course Development

 

Proposal approved 21-1

Course Proposal Process (4:45)

  • Dean Inge Walther, Dean for Curriculum & Course Development
 
  • Adjournment (5:00)

 

January 8, 2015

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
  • Approval of Minutes

November 13 minutes

December 11 minutes

Mitigation Strategies for Academic Irregularities among Student Athletes (3:35)

  • Dean Lee Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs
 

Announcements and Updates (4:00)

  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
 

Dean's Corner (4:10)

  • Dean Laurie Patton, Dean of Arts & Sciences
 

Graduation Credits Proposal (old business) (4:25)

  • Prof. David Malone, Chair, Curriculum Committee
  • Dean Inge Walther, Dean for Curriculum & Course Development
 
  • Adjournment (5:00)

 

December 11, 2014

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
  • Announcements & Updates
 

 

Creating the DKU Curriculum (3:40)

  • Prof. Noah Pickus (Ethics), Chair, Liberal Arts in China Committee
 

Decision Sciences Certificate Proposal (4:10)

Certificate proposal amended and approved 19-1-1

Dean's Corner (4:40)

  • Dean Laurie Patton
 

Adjournment and Reception (5:00)

 

 

November 13, 2014

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates
 

October 9 minutes

Strategic Planning & Arts and Sciences (3:40)

  • Provost Sally Kornbluth
 

Decision Sciences Certificate Proposal (4:20)

  • Prof. Scott deMarchi (Political Science)

  • Prof. Scott Huettel (Psychology & Neuroscience)

 

 

Bylaw Revisions, Part I: University Relations (4:45)

  • Professor Tom Robisheaux
 

Adjournment (5:00)

 

 

October 9, 2014

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates
 

Sept. 11 meeting minutes

DKU Update (3:35)

  • Nora Bynum, Vice Provost, DKU & China Initiatives
  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
 

A&S Council Bylaw Revisions I: University Relations (4:05)

  • Professor Tom Robisheaux & Members of ECASC

 

 

Curriculum Review & Council Representatives (4:35)

  • Professor Suzanne Shanahan, Chair, and Members of Imagining the Duke Curriculum Committee
 

Adjournment and Reception (5:00)

 

 

September 11, 2014

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order (3:30)

  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates
 

April 24 meeting minutes

The Year of the Curricullum

  • Professor Thomas Robisheaux, Chair
 

Dean's Address

  • Dean Laurie Patton

 

 

Honoring Exceptional Faculty Service

  • Prof. Srinivas Aravamudan (English)
  • Prof. Scott de Marchi (Political Science)
  • Prof. David Kraines (Mathematics)
 

Adjournment and Reception (5:00)

 

 

April 24, 2014

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates
 

April 10 meeting minutes (approved)

April 24 minutes (to be approved next meeting)

ECASC Election  

Provost's Address

  • Provost Peter Lange

 

 

Dean's Address

  • Dean Laurie Patton
 

Adjournment

 

 

April 10, 2014

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates
 

February 27, 2014 Meeting Minutes

March 6, 2014 Meeting Minutes

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Proposal

 

Online Courses

  • Prof. Chantal Reid (Moderator, Faculty Discussion Board)
  • Prof. John Brown (ECASC)

 

 

Course Evaluation Report

  • Dean Lee Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs
 

Adjournment

 

 

March 6, 2014

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Announcements & Updates
February 27, 2014 Minutes

 

Senior Lecturer Title

  • Kevin Moore (Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs)
 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Proposal

  • Curriculum Committee

 

 

Council Representative Reports on Online Teaching

  • Discussion
 

Adjournment

 

 

January 9, 2014

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates

December 5, 2013, Meeting Minutes

 

 

Council Representation and Voting 

  • Bylaws Discussion
Current A&S Council Bylaws

Brazilian and Global Portuguese Studies Proposal

  • Prof. Gustavo Furtado (Romance Studies)

Proposal on Sakai site

 

Undergraduate Course Credits Proposal

  • Prof. Suzanne Shanahan (Chair, Curriculum Committee)
Proposal on Sakai site

Dean's Corner

  • Dean Lee Baker
 

Adjournment

 

December 5, 2013

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates

November 14, 2013  Meeting Minutes

(Approved)

 

Brazilian and Global Portuguese Studies Proposal

  • Prof. Richard Rosa (Romance Studies)
     
Proposal on Sakai site

Online Learning: Where Are We Now?

  • Discussion

Online Teaching Activities Progress Report

Online Courses Definitions

CIT Update

Council Representation and Voting

  • Prof. Tom Robisheaux 
Current A&S Council Bylaws

Dean's Corner

  • Dean Laurie Patton 
 

Adjournment and Holiday Reception
 

 

 

November 14, 2013

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates

October 10, 2013 Meeting Minutes

(Approved)

Linguistics Program Proposal

  • Professor Edna Andrews (Slavic and Eurasian Studies)
Proposal on Sakai site
(Proposal Approved)

Strengthening the Curriculum through Assessment

  • Prof. David Malone (Education)
     Chair, Assessment Committee
  • Prof. Kristen Neuschel (History)
     Director, Thompson Writing Program
  • Prof. Richard MacPhail (Chemistry)

 

Approving Courses for DKU

  • Prof. Tom Robisheaux (Chair, DKU Joint Committee)
 

Dean's Corner

  • Dean Laurie Patton 
 

Adjournment
 

 

 

October 10, 2013

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates

September 12, 2013
(Approved)

 

Linguistics Program Proposal

  • Professor Edna Andrews (Slavic & Eurasian Studies)
Proposal on Sakai Site

Online Course Evaluations

  • Dean Lee Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs (Trinity College)

 

 

Online Education Activities & Opportunities

  • Lynne O'Brien,  Associate Vice Provost for Digital & Online Education Initiatives
Online Initiatives at Duke

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) Report

  • Nora Bynum, Vice Provost for China and DKU
 

Adjournment 

 

 

September 12, 2013

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates

April 25, 2013 Meeting Minutes
(Approved)

Best Practices for A&S Council Membership

ECASC Election

  • Professor Tom Robisheaux (A&S Council Chair)
Professor John Brown (Music) Elected

Encouraging Online Teaching Innovation

  • Professor David Malone (Executive Committee)

Council Resolution on Online Courses: April 25, 2013
ECASC Plan:

Online Learning 2013-14

Course Evaluations Online

  • Professor Tom Robisheaux (A&S Council Chair)
 

Dean's Address

  • Dean Laurie Patton
Dean's Address

Adjournment and Reception

 

 

April 25, 2013

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates
April 11, 2013 Meeting Minutes (Approved)

Online Courses Policy Proposal

  • Professor Tom Robisheaux (A&S Council Chair)
Proposal on Sakai site

2U Technology and Online Course Development

  • Lynne O'Brien (Director, Academic Technology & Instructional Service)
 

Two Faculty Perspectives

  • Professor Rebecca Stein (Cultural Anthropology)
  • Professor Emma Rasiel (Economics Department)
 
Discussion
 
 

Dean's Report

  • Dean Laurie Patton
 

Adjournment and Reception

 

 

April 11, 2013

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates

March 7, 2013 Meeting Minutes

February 14, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Online Courses Policy Proposal

  • Professor Tom Robisheau (A&S Council Chair)
Proposal on Sakai site

2U Consortium

  • Provost Peter Lange
 

Advisory Committee on Online Courses

  • Professor David Bell (Chair)
 
 

Courses Committee Modification

  • Professor Susan Wynn (Education)
 

ECASC Recommendations

  • Professor Charlie Becker (Economics)
 

Council Discussion

 

 

March 7, 2013

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
February 14, 2013 Minutes approved.

Global Health Co-Major Proposal

  • Professor Suzanne Shanahan, (Chair, Curriculum Committee)
  • Professor Gary Bennett (Psychology & Neuroscience)
  • Professors Bill Seaman and Steffen Bass (ECASC)
  • Dean Lee Baker (Dean of Academic Affairs)

Proposal on Sakai site.

Proposal approved

Multiple Models for Interdisciplinary Work: Results of Faculty Study

  • Professor Ruth Day (Psychology & Neuroscience)
Presentation, see minutes

Dean's Corner

  • Dean Laurie Patton
Discussion, see minutes
 

Adjournment 

 

 

February 14, 2013

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates
January 10, 2013 minutes

New Certificate Proposal

  • Professor Suzanne Shanahan, (Chair, Curriculum Committee)
  • Professor David Malone (ECASC)

Proposal on Sakai site

Proposal accepted

Global Health Co-Major Proposal

  • Professor Suzanne Shanahan, (Chair, Curriculum Committee)
  • Professor Gary Bennett, (Psychology & Neuroscience)
  • Professors Bill Seaman and Steffen Bass (ECASC)
  • Dean Lee Baker (Dean of Academic Affairs)
Proposal on Sakai site

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) Update

  • Provost Peter Lange
  • Executive Vice-Chancellor Mary Bullock
  • Vice Provost Nora Bynam (Duke-Kunshan University)
Background information on Sakai site.

 

January 10, 2013 

Agenda Comments

Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates
December 6, 2012 Minutes

Duke Ideas

  • Professor Andrew Janiak
Information session

New Certificate Proposal

  • Professor Suzanne Shanahan (Chair, Curriculum Committee)
  • Professor David Malone (Executive Committee)
  • Discussion
Discussion to be continued at February meeting.

DUS Survey: Improving Communication about Courses

  • Professor Cary Moskovitz (Co-chair, Course Committee)
  • Professor Sysan Wynn (Co-chair, Course Committee)
  • Discussion
Survey to be distributed to DUSs in February.

Dean's Corner

  • Dean Laurie Patton
General update

 

December 6, 2012

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates
Minutes approved for November 8, 2012

Transfer Credit Proposal

  • Professor Steffen Bass (Curriculum Committee)
  • Professor Dalene Stangle (Executive Committee)
  • Discussion
  • Dean Lee Baker and Assistant Dean Baishakhi Taylor
Proposal approved

Financial Big Picture

  • Tim Walsh, Vice President for Finance
  • Discussion
Overview presentation, see minutes

Dean's Corner

  • Dean Laurie Patton
General update, see minutes

 

November 8, 2012

Agenda Comments

Welcome and Call to Order

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Announcements & Updates
MInutes approved for October 11, 2012

Arts & Sciences Teaching Innovation at Work

  • Duke Immerse in South Africa
  • Professors William Chafe and Karin Shapiro
  • Discussion
Overview presentation and discussion, see minutes

International & Comparative Studies Program Proposal

  • Professor Frances Hasso
  • Discussion and Motion to Approve
Second council discussion; program status change approved

Dean's Corner

  • Dean Laurie Patton
General update, see minutes

 

October 13, 2012

Agenda Comments

Call to order

  • Update & Information
  • ECASC Election

Minutes approved for September 13, 2012;

ECASC Ballot distributed

Major, Minor, Certificate: Proposal

  • Professor Ingeborg Walther, Associate Dean of Trinity College
Proposal approved, see minutes

Duke Immerse & Duke Intense Global

  • Steve Nowicki, Dean and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Overview presentation, see minutes

Quantitative Studies QS Requirements

  • Professor Jack Bookman, Chair, QS Subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee

QS Snapshot

QS Response DSG

QS Report April 2011

Discussion to be continued, see minutes

 

September 13, 2012

Agenda Comments

Call to order

  • Introduction of Council Chair
                                                  

Council Directions

  • Professor Tom Robisheaux, incoming chair, A&S Council
  • Q&A
 
Introduction of Dean Laurie Patton  

Dean's Address

  • Dean Laurie Patton, professor of Religion
  • Q&A

Dean's Address