MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL OF ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATORS
1:30 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2007 in Lyceum 200
PRESENT: Dr. Staton, Deans Davis, Reithel, Wells, Hopkins, Chitwood, Sullivan-Gonzalez, Pate, Buntin, Wilder, and Rholes, Dr. Glisson for Dean Lee, Ms. Wiebe for Dean Eftink, Dr. Love for Dean Burnham, Dr. Gispen, Dr. Oliphant for Dr. Canty, Dr. Gates, Mr. Wicker, Ms. Bunniran, Mr. Schwab
ABSENT: Deans Lee, Eftink, Burnham, Dr. Williamson, Dr. Angle, Dr. Fant, Dr. Clark, Dr. Metcalf
ALSO PRESENT: Ms. Schiferl
1. Approval of Minutes.
Dr. Staton announced that Chancellor Khayat has approved the minutes of the July 25 email ballot vote and the August 13 meeting, without exception.
2. Reaction to Undergraduate Council Minutes of September 7, 2007 (see Attachment #1).
On a motion by Dean Hopkins and a second by Dean Sullivan-Gonzalez, the Council unanimously approved the Undergraduate Council Minutes of September 7, 2007, with the following amendment: the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders should be changed to the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, to reflect the change in the name of the department.
3. Reaction to Graduate Council Minutes of July 10, 2007 (see Attachment #2).
On a motion by Dean Reithel and a second by Dean Wells, the Council unanimously approved the Graduate Council Minutes of July 10, 2007.
4. Creation of the School of Journalism.
Dr. Staton informed the Council that additional preliminary approval will be needed before the issue of the creation of the School of Journalism is brought before the Council.
On a motion by Dean Reithel and a second by Dean Hopkins, the Council unanimously endorsed the concept of the creation of the new school.
5. Other News or Announcements.
Dr. Gates stated that the UM Medical Center has expressed an interest in both Internet II and Campus Management.
Dean Sullivan-Gonzalez expressed appreciation for the help received from IT in the implementation of an online application for the Honors College.
Dr. Staton complimented Dean Sullivan-Gonzalez on the recent Honors Convocation.
Dr. Glisson asked for additional information on transfer equivalencies. Dr. Staton replied that Dr. Canty would give an update at the next meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 2:05 p.m.
APPROVED by Chancellor Khayat on November 2, 2007.