EPAG Minutes

Thursday, March 23, 2006


Humanities 309


Lin Aanonsen (Affirmative Action representative),  Beth Cleary, Ellen Guyer,  Mahnaz Kousha, Ruthanne Kurth-Schai (Chair), Gary Krueger, Diane Michelfelder, Jayne Niemi, Michael Schneider, Peter Weisensel, Karl Wirth


  1. Minutes:  approved after minimal revisions and corrections. 
  2. Announcements, Updates, Looking Ahead:  The question of writing courses in other languages satisfying the writing requirement was asked by Jan Serie, in relationship to the CST survey on course plans.  The general recollection of those present was that the writing requirement applied only to courses that taught writing in the English language.  Reminders were issued about various upcoming events, including today’s cross-listing lunch, the April 6th EPAG meeting with the International Center staff (who will provide a written statement prior to the meeting) and the interdisciplinary issues lunch on April 6th.  It was hoped that we could schedule longer meetings at 4:30 on April 11th to discuss study away and on April 25th for visits from department chairs.  However, nothing firm was scheduled since both the provost and chair had likely conflicts.  Ruthanne will send the most up-to-date harassment complaint procedures document to EPAG members via email.  It’s now been reviewed by all constituencies, and a “walk-through” of the procedure was conducted.
  3. Allocations:  Committee members should expect three new requests (Humanities and Media and Cultural Studies, International Studies, Theater and Dance) to be delivered on Monday, for consideration on the 30th.  Allocations requests from the following departments were reviewed and discussed:

Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Environmental Studies



Asian Languages and Cultures (2)


Adjourned  9:33 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Jayne Niemi, Registrar