The Academic Affairs Committee
April 12, 2006 - 9:00-10:30 am
Newcomb Hall, Room 481
Present: Reginald Garrett, Ricardo Padron, Daniel Bluestone, Ann Hamric, Amy Bouton, Daniel Hallahan, Janet Herman, Peter Beling, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Larry Walker, Marian Moore
Reginald Garrett, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, called the meeting to order.
New Program Proposal - "Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree), presented by Ann Hamric, Doris Glick, and Catherine Kane
Doris Glick presented background information on the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree (DNP), an introduction to the DNP, the program's objectives and learning outcomes, and a description, including required course work, of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree. Ms. Glick also offered justification for the proposed program.
Ms. Glick, Ms. Hamric, and Ms. Kane took questions from the committee, and offered additional comments in support of the proposed program. Mr. Garrett thanked Ms. Glick, Ms. Hamric, and Ms. Kane for their attendance and presentation of the proposal.
Reginald Garrett called for a vote on approval of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree Program. The Academic Affairs Committee voted unanimously to approve the program - April 12, 2006. The program will be presented to the full Senate for approval at the April 28, 2006.
New Program Proposal -- "Five-Year Degree Program in Public Policy", presented by Gene Block and Eric Patashnik
Gene Block and Eric Patashnik discussed the Five-Year Degree Program with the members of the Academic Affairs Committee, and the changes that have been made to address earlier concerns of the committee. It was unanimous among the Committee members that their concerns have been addressed in the new proposal that has been submitted.
Reginald Garrett thanked Mr. Block and Mr. Patashnik for their attendance and their work on the revisions to the degree program proposal.
Mr. Garrett called for a vote on approval of the Proposal for a New Five Year Degree Program in Public Policy. The Academic Affairs Committee voted unanimously to approve the program - April 12, 2006. The new program proposal will be presented to the full Senate for approval at the April 28, 2006, Faculty Senate meeting.
Presentation/Overview of a Five-Year Program at UVA Leading to the Master's in Public Health Degree - presented by Reginald Garrett
Reginald Garrett commented that this is not a new degree proposal, but a document encouraging enrollment in the already existing program. The document, therefore, does not require approval by the Academic Affairs Committee. All that is required of the committee is to review the document, Mr. Garrett said.
The meeting adjourned at 10:15 am.