Associate Deans Academic Council

CONTACT INFORMATIONFor the person completing this report.
NameKathy Brook
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Official Name of the BoardAssociate Deans Academic Council
Effective date of establishmentADAC's predecessor dates back to at least the mid-1990s
Authorized byAdministrative Rules and Procedures (ARP)
Board Reports To (if applicable)Academic Deans Council and other university officals
Scope of ImpactSystem
Type of BoardStanding

Assist in the development, review and approval of academic policies and procedures; review and provide final approval of course additions, deletions, description changes, prerequisites; propose changes to scheduling and registration processes and the university catalog; review and recommend new academic programs and modifications to existing programs; provide a mechanism for dissemination of information; consider and evaluate issues and ideas impacting students and academic programs; provide coordination across colleges.


Academic Deans Council

What is the process for selecting a chair?

The chair is elected annually. Current procedures specify that the chair and vice chair are selected from among the associate deans and community college vice presidents for academic affairs. The vice chair holds the office for one year and then serves a year as the chair.

Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year
NameKathy Brook
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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year
Additional Membership Details
Members are appointed byBy Position
Position appointment description

Members include all academic associate deans and community college academic vice presidents. Other groups represented are Faculty Senate, the Office of Accreditation, the Office of Assessment,

Are terms staggered?No
Are members subject to reappointment?No
What is the process for filling vacant positions?

Vacancies on ADAC occur when the relevant academic position is vacant and vacancies are filled when the relevant position in a college or student support staff office is filled.

Member List
Name Title Member Type
Kathy Brook Associate Dean, Business Joe Lakey
Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences Terri Keller Interim Associate Dean, Health & Social Services
Gabe Garcia Interim Associate Dean, Engineering Henrietta Pichon
Associate Dean, Education Don Conner Associate Dean, ACES
Kate Terpis Associate Dean, Library Denise Esquibel
Associate Dean, Graduate School Mark Cal Assoc VP, NMSU-Alamogordo
Susan Wood Assoc VP, Dona Ana Community College Harry Sheski
Assoc VP, NMSU - Grants Andrew Nwanne Assoc VP, NMSU Carlsbad
Shelley Stovall Director of Accreditation David Smith
Director of Assessment Norma Grijalva Chief Information Officer
Dacia Sedillo Registrar Jennifer Hodges
Director, Center for Academic Advising and Student Support Michael Schmelzle International and Border Programs
Julia Parra Vice Chair, Faculty Senate Greg Fant
Deputy Provost Tim Ketelaar Associate Dean, Honors College
Kathy Brook ASNMSU Vice President Voting Member
What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

The office of the chair of ADAC.

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?

The group generally meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. A subset of ADAC (the academic associate deans and the community college academic vice presidents) meets as the University Curriculum Committee each fall.

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?Yes
List of Meeting Dates

July 9 and23, 2018
August 6 and 27, 2018
September 10 and 24, 2018
October 8 and 22, 2018
November 12 and 26, 2018
December 10, 2018
January 14 and 28, 2019
February 11 and 25, 2019
March 11 and 25, 2019
April 8 and 22, 2019
May 13, 2019
June 10 and 24, 2019

Major Accomplishments

Endorsed registrar's proposal to acquire scheduling and curriculum management software.
With the registrar, ADAC developed a scheduling policy for incorporation in the ARP
Received information/updates on the implementation of the new academic integrity system (including appointment of an academic conduct officer and student academic conduct board), general education certification process,
Recommended modifications to ARP 4.03 to expedite the processing of some requests for retroactive changes in enrollments after a year or more by eliminating the role of the appeals board in some situations.
Actively participated in discussions of the implementation of the NMSUOnline campus
Approved changes to the process for evaluation of transfer credits for students seeking a second undergraduate degree when the first undergraduate degree is from another institution.
Approved new undergraduate concentrations in computer science, civil engineering, structural engineering, and economics and graduate concentrations in music and education.
Approved inactivation of minors in environmental chemistry (Civil Engineering) and clinical exercise science (Kinesiology and Dance)
Approved proposed Master of Information Technology, Borderlands and Ethnic Studies Graduate Certificate
Approved a new environmental minor in civil engineering.

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