Committees Educational Policy and Governance Macalester College

Educational Policy and Governance (EPAG)


EPAG Minutes
February 12, 2008
4:30-6:00, CC 214

Kendrick Brown (chair), Ellen Guyer, Pete Ferderer,  Terri Fishel,  Dan Keyser,  Paul Maitland-McKinley,  David Martyn,  Jayne Niemi, Manoj Vemula, Peter Weisensel, Eric Wiertelak,  Karl Wirth

  1. The minutes from the February 5th meeting were approved.
  2. We are contemplating additional meetings on the following Tuesdays: March 4, 11, 25, 4:30 to 6 p.m.  These would be in addition to the meeting scheduled on Thursdays March 6, 13, 27 which run from 4:30 to 7:30.   Next week we will confirm the Tuesday additions.
  3. Russian Studies review questions were distributed – come next week with additional questions, if any. 
  4. Kendrick reported that the ad hoc committee on restructuring EPAG is still gathering information, and distributed a document. 
  5. The CST director position description is ready to go unless someone sees something at the last minute.
  6. Kendrick distributed documents for our discussion on revisions to Section 7 of the Handbook.  They were the original section 7, a “tweaked” version of Option #1, Option #2 also known as “complication is good”, and Option #3 also known as “let’s transform the place” or “hope”.  We reviewed and discussed them, and found ourselves favoring Option #3, with some changes.  In our discussion, we  reminded ourselves to pay attention to the “resource” issue, talked about the commitment from departments to support interdisciplinary concentrations, and considered the possibility of allowing concentrations to offer a 2 credit culminating course under the rubric INTD (or something similar) taught as a voluntary overload.  Kendrick will work on Option #3 and email another draft to us.

Adjourned at 6:03

Respectfully submitted,
Jayne Niemi, Registrar

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