ACADEMIC POLICY COUNCIL
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2001
Those absent: D. Payne, R. Payne, Ward, Dunning, Lewis (Mitch Muehsam attended)
1. Welcome. Dr. Eglsaer welcomed Tyrone Bledsoe, Associate Vice President for Student
Services/Dean of Student Life, as a new member of APC.
2. Approval of APC minutes of January 31, 2001. The minutes were approved as presented.
3. Council of Academic Deans minutes of January 24, February 5, and February 28, 2001. The
minutes were distributed and discussed.
4. Proposed revision to Academic Policy Statement 790601, Faculty Workload Policy. Dr. Eglsaer
presented proposed revisions to the referenced policy statement. The motion was made and
seconded to accept the revisions. Passed unanimously.
5. Articulation agreements. Dr. Eglsaer announced that he is going to Austin to meet with
representatives from System schools about articulation agreements. He requested members to
forward to him needs of their respective divisions for articulation agreements.
6. Library usage charge revisited. Dr. Eglsaer stated that the Student Government Association (SGA)
had not been in favor of the assessment of a library fee of $3 per semester credit hour to be increased
by $1 per year not to exceed $5 per semester credit hour (as recommended by APC on January 17).
Rather, the SGA approved assessment of a library fee of $30 per student per long semester and $15
per student per summer session. The motion was made and seconded to endorse the assessment of a
library fee of $30 per student per long semester and $15 per student per summer session. Passed
It was also noted that two students will serve on the Library Committee,
7. Athletics admission policy. Dr. Eglsaer presented a proposed Department of Athletics admission
policy. The proposed policy had been reviewed by Undergraduate Admissions, the Faculty Senate,
and the Council of Academic Deans. The motion was made and seconded to endorse the policy.
8. Rebate. Dr. Eglsaer reminded members of legislation which allows students to receive $1,000 under
a tuition rebate program created by Senate Bill 1907. To be eligible for rebates under this program,
students must meet all of the following conditions (1) they must have enrolled for the first time in an
institution of higher education in the fall 1997 semester or later, (2) they must have received a
baccalaureate degree from a Texas public university, (3) they must have been a resident of Texas
and entitled to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree, and (4) they must have
attempted no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours
required to complete the degree under the catalog under which they were graduated.. He asked for
suggestions about getting the word out to students, and received the following ideas:
Academic Policy Council – Minutes
Wednesday, April 4, 2000
Pace degree plan Class schedules Orientation
Sign-up for graduation Undergraduate catalogue Saturdays @ Sam