MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL OF ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATORS

1:30 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2003, in Lyceum 200

 

PRESENT:        Dr. Staton, Deans Hopkins, Eftink, Davis, Lee, Wells, Stocks, Rholes, Chitwood,

                          and Sullivan-Gonzalez, Dr. Anderson for Dean Chambless, Dr. Rock,

                          Dr. Murchison for Dr. Angle, Dr. Hall, Dr. Womer, Dr. Gates

 

ABSENT:          Dean Chambless, Ms. Crosby, Mr. Satumba, Dr. Angle, Dr. Fant Dr. Clark,

                          Dr. Wyandt



             The Provost began by welcoming Dean Julia Rholes to her first meeting of the Council of Academic Administrators as Dean of University Libraries.


             1. Approval of Minutes. The Provost announced that Chancellor Khayat has approved the minutes of the April 14 meeting without exception.


             2. Reaction to Graduate Council Minutes of April 25. On a motion by Dean Hopkins and a second by Dean Sullivan-Gonzalez, the Council unanimously approved the Graduate Council Minutes of April 25.


             3. Reaction to Undergraduate Council Minutes of June 6. On a motion by Dean Sullivan-Gonzalez and a second by Dean Wells, the Council unanimously approved the Undergraduate Council Minutes of June 6.


             4. Demonstration of Web Interface for Advisors. Dr. Kathy Gates demonstrated the advisor interface. Dr. David Rock inquired whether it is possible to gain access similar to that possessed by advisors for faculty involved in awarding scholarships. Dr. Gates indicated that Dr. Charlotte Fant needed to be involved in any discussions concerning this issue. There was also some discussion of demand on the new computer system and of steps taken to cope with the loads being placed on the system. Dr. Gates also discussed the issue of capacities (courses, sections, etc.) with the members of the Council. Dean Hopkins suggested that the schools and departments ought to have leeway to over-book courses by 10 percent. At the suggestion of the Provost, it was agreed that the deans will forward Dr. Gates a list of individuals within their schools and departments who should be given authority to over-book classes and that Dr. Gates would arrange for the implementation of this authority.


             5. SARS Issue. Dr. Eftink reported on a meeting of various personnel concerning SARS. As a consequence of this meeting, he suggested that international students coming from countries under a SARS advisory would not be quarantined upon their arrival at the University of Mississippi, but would be observed during their initial days here.


             6. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.




 

APPROVED by Chancellor Khayat on July 21, 2003.