Second Draft of U.A.P.C. Report Draws 15 Responses

The University Academic Planning Council shortly will begin finalizing its report on Boston College's long-term goals, having invited public comment on its most recent draft of recommendations.

UAPC Co-chairman Robert Newton said Monday that the council had received approximately 15 group or individual responses from the University community since the UAPC had released the draft earlier this month. Administrators, faculty, staff and students were asked to comment by April 22 on the document, a revision of the UAPC's preliminary report which had been published in January.

Newton, the associate academic vice president, said the UAPC - which is also chaired by Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael Smyer - would meet on May 6 to review the responses and prepare its final report to University President J. Donald Monan, SJ. That report is expected to be discussed with the Board of Trustees on May 31.

The UAPC began its work a year-and-a-half ago. It is charged with drawing up a course for the University as it enters the next century.

The committee has focused on five main areas: BC's Catholic-Jesuit identity; undergraduate teaching; research; professional and graduate education; and the distinctive characteristics of the University.

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