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					                              Kansas Board of Regents
                         Academic Affairs Standing Committee

                                   Tuesday, February 28, 2012
                                        Conference Call
                                          MINUTES
The Academic Affairs Standing Committee of the Kansas Board of Regents met by Conference Call at
11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. This meeting had been properly noticed pursuant to the
Kansas Open Meetings Law on February 21, 2012.

Members present:      Regent Mildred Edwards, Chair
                      Regent Janie Perkins
                      Regent Fred Logan
                      Regent Tim Emert

Staff present:        Gary Alexander, Jean Redeker, Crystal Puderbaugh, Mari Tucker, and Julene
                      Miller

Others present
by phone:             Gayle Shaw, Kansas Association of Community College Trustees; Sara Rosen,
                      University of Kansas; Rick Muma, Wichita State University; Randy Pembrook,
                      Washburn University; Chris Crawford, Fort Hays State University; Ruth Dyer,
                      Kansas State University; Brian Niehoff, Kansas State University; Bill Ivy, Pittsburg
                      State University; and John Iley, Pittsburg State University

Meeting called to order at 11:00 a.m.

Addendum to the Agenda
Gary Alexander asked to add the Kansas State University Regents Distinguished Research Staff under
Other Business. BAASC agreed by consent.

I. Approve Minutes of January 31, 2012
Regent Logan moved, and Regent Perkins seconded the motion, to approve the January 31, 2012
Conference Call Minutes. Motion carried.

II. Agenda Planning
1. Wednesday, 3/14/2012 Consent Agenda
    a. KSU - Request Approval for a Master of Science in Agricultural Education and
       Communication (01.0899)
Gary Alexander presented the Master of Science in Agricultural Education and Communication
(01.0899). Brian Niehoff and Ruth Dyer were present representing Kansas State University.

Discussion followed:
   • This program is part of the Great Plains IDEA consortium



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          o It has been in existence since 2000
          o A number of institutions across the nation are members
          o The participating institutions charge the same tuition
          o Classes are offered through distance education
          o It provides students an opportunity to obtain a degree that is not offered by their institution
   •   Answers regarding the program received by email as follows:
        1. What are the protocols to be used for classes proposed for participation in the Great Plains
           IDEA program?
           The Great Plains IDEA program is a consortium of schools who have agreed to share courses
           so that various programs can be offered to and facilitated for students across the consortium.
           In the proposed Master of Science in Agricultural Education and Communication, a number of
           institutions have agreed to participate and offer courses as part of this degree program. There
           are certain expectations that exist regarding a program’s inclusion in the GP*IDEA program.
           These include:
        ‐ Must be an accredited institution
        ‐ Must not only use courses offered by others but contribute courses to the consortium
        ‐ Courses must be fully online
        ‐ Courses must be taught by qualified faculty members
        ‐ All programs must be subject to full institutional program review and shown to meet standards
           of program review
        ‐ Students must be able to access course materials 24/7
        ‐ Courses must have minimum level of student – faculty interaction
        ‐ Programs must assess student learning outcomes
        ‐ All assessments must be submitted to GP*IDEA office for approval

        2. How is learning assessed in the MS program?
           The program has a number of forms of assessment.
            a. Assessment of student learning will be through direct methods. Students’ knowledge
                will be assessed at the beginning, middle, and end of the course to determine whether
                students have attained the appropriate level of learning.
            b. A student survey will assess students’ evaluations of the program. The survey results
                provide the program director with feedback regarding possible/necessary changes for the
                program.

Regent Logan moved, and Regent Emert seconded the motion, to approve placing agenda item II.1. a. on
the Wednesday, March 14, 2012 consent agenda of the Kansas Board of Regents. Motion carried.

    b. FHSU - Request Approval for a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) (30.9999)
Gary Alexander introduced Fort Hays State University’s proposed Master of Professional Studies (MPS)
(30.9999). Chris Crawford was present representing Fort Hays State University.

Regent Logan moved, and Regent Perkins seconded the motion, to approve placing agenda item II.1. b.
on the Wednesday, March 14, 2012 consent agenda of the Kansas Board of Regents. Motion carried.




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   c. PSU - Request Approval for a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Development (CIP
      13.1309)
Gary Alexander presented Pittsburg State University’s proposed Bachelor of Science in Workforce
Development (13.1309). John Iley and Bill Ivy were present representing Pittsburg State University.

Regent Emert moved, and Regent Logan seconded the motion, to approve placing agenda item II.1. c. on
the Wednesday, March 14, 2012 consent agenda of the Kansas Board of Regents. Motion carried.

2. Wednesday, 3/14/2012 Discussion Agenda
   a. Act on Requests to Change the Academic Affairs Calendars – ESU and WSU
Gary Alexander presented the calendar changes to BAASC as follows:
   • Emporia State University asked to change Fall Break 2012 from October 11-12, 2012 to October
      18-19, 2012 because of a conflict with the home coming game
   • Wichita State University asked to change its calendars for Fall 2013, 2014, and 2015 to move the
      beginning and ending semester dates up one week

Gary Alexander informed BAASC that the Governance Committee is considering the request to delegate
approval of proposed academic calendar changes to the President and CEO of the Kansas Board of
Regents.

Regent Perkins moved, and Regent Logan seconded the motion, to approve placing agenda item II.2. a. on
the Wednesday, March 14, 2012 discussion agenda of the Kansas Board of Regents. Motion carried.

    b. Accept Annual Accreditation Report – 2011
Gary Alexander presented the annual Accreditation Report. Each university is accredited by the Higher
Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The accreditation status
of individual programs at the universities is also listed.

Regent Emert moved, and Regent Logan seconded the motion, to approve placing agenda item II.2. b. on
the Wednesday, March 14, 2012 discussion agenda of the Kansas Board of Regents. Motion carried.

3. Thursday, 3/15/2012 Consent Agenda
   a. Act on Request for Approval for Additional Degree Granting Authority
Crystal Puderbaugh presented the proposed additional degree granting requests from: Wright Career
College accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), and
Capella University, Franklin University, Jones International University and Oklahoma Wesleyan
University – Online are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Regent Perkins moved, and Regent Logan seconded the motion, to approve placing agenda item II.3. a. on
the Thursday, March 15, 2012 consent agenda of the Kansas Board of Regents. Motion carried.

    b. Approve Requests for Degree and Certificate Programs
Mari Tucker presented Colby Community College’s proposed new certificate program – Medical Coding
(CIP 51.0713). Seward County Community College/Area Technical School submitted a letter of support
for the proposed program. No objections were submitted.




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Regent Perkins moved, and Regent Logan seconded the motion, to approve placing agenda item II.3. b.
on the Thursday, March 15, 2012 consent agenda of the Kansas Board of Regents. Motion carried.

4. Thursday, 3/15/2012 Discussion Agenda
   a. Act on Request for New Degree Granting Authority
Crystal Puderbaugh presented Grantham University’s request for new degree granting authority.
Grantham University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and
Training Council. All the proposed programs are online.

Regent Logan moved, and Regent Emert seconded the motion, to approve placing agenda item II.4. a. on
the Thursday, March 15, 2012 discussion agenda of the Kansas Board of Regents. Motion carried.

    b. Act on Proposed Performance Agreement Model
Jean Redeker presented the proposed performance agreement model that aligns with Foresight 2020.
Institutions have provided input and modifications were made to the model.

Discussion followed:
   • Distance education for universities is reported separate from performance agreements
   • There is a two-year phase in timeline

Regent Logan moved, and Regent Emert seconded the motion, to approve placing agenda item II.4. b. on
the Thursday, March 15, 2012 discussion agenda of the Kansas Board of Regents. Motion carried.

III. Other Business
    a.
                                           BAASC
                                         March Update

                             Private Postsecondary Education

               Summary of Activity January 17, 2011 – February 17, 2011
 
                         •   New program requests received from previously approved schools–12
                               o Certificate – 7
                               o Associate – 0
                               o Bachelor – 5
                               o Master – 0
                               o Doctorate – 0

                         •   Renewal applications received – 10
 
                         •   Renewal files expected by February 20, 2011 – 0

                         •   New brick and mortar campuses – 3



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                                o For Profit
                                     1. Second Creation Taxidermy – Kansas City, KS
                                     2. Kansas City School of Dentistry – Kansas City, KS
                                     3. Rasmussen University – Kansas City, KS
                                o Not for Profit

                         •   New Online Schools –3
                               o For Profit
                                          Barbazon USA
                                          Embry-Riddle
                                          Academy of Art University
                               o Not for Profit
                                      1. Western New Mexico University
 
                         •   Number of schools contacting KBOR – 23
                               o 2 Need to apply
                               o 7- do not need to apply
                               o 14 - waiting on replies to questionnaire

   b. Kansas State University – Regents Distinguished Research Scholar
Gary Alexander presented K-State’s proposed Regents Distinguished Research Scholar, Dr. Nancy
Monteiro-Riviere. Brian Niehoff and Ruth Dyer were present representing Kansas State University.

Dr. Nancy Monteiro-Riviere will be a member of the university’s Department of Anatomy and Physiology
in the College of Veterinary Medicine and will establish a cross-disciplinary nanotechnology center,
initially named the Nanotechnology Innovation Center of Kansas State University (NICKS).

Regent Logan moved, and Regent Emert seconded the motion, to approve placing this agenda item on the
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 discussion agenda of the Kansas Board of Regents. Motion carried.


       PLEASE NOTE: The May 1st Conference Call will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at Noon and
       will include reviewing Performance Reports.

There being no other business, Regent Perkins moved, and Regent Emert seconded the motion, to adjourn.
Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at approximately 11:45 a.m.




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