BOV Postpones Final Vote on School of Public Policy

Posted: December 3, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At its Dec. 2 meeting, the Board of Visitors (BOV) deferred a final vote on the creation of a new School of Public Policy until the new year. Acting on the recommendation of the Faculty and Academic Standards Committee, the BOV agreed that more time is needed to “fine tune” the original proposal to create this new academic unit. A vote on this issue is set for the BOV’s Jan. 12 meeting.

The BOV announced that it also plans to vote Jan. 12 on the proposed merging of the Institute for Computational Sciences and Informatics and the Institute for Biosciences, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology. If approved, a new School of Computational Sciences would be created.

Rector Edwin Meese reported that the university’s governing body is “on schedule” in addressing its areas of priority for the 1999-2000 academic year: general education, the law school, performance measures for nonacademic and academic units, public policy, technology, the proposed capital campaign, student life, the budget, and marketing of the university.

Finally, the BOV approved the creation of an M.S. in Technology Management for fall 2000.

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