1:30 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2002, in Lyceum 200


PRESENT:     Dr. Staton, Deans Hopkins, Harvey, Eftink, Davis, Lee, Wells, Stocks, and Chitwood, Dr. Anderson for Dean Chambless, Ms. Crosby, Dr. Clark for Dr. Angle, Dr. Fant, Dr. Hall, Dr. Clark, Dr. Gates, Dr. Wyandt


ABSENT:       Dean Chambless, Dean Meador, Dr. Adler, Ms. Roddy, Dr. Angle


  1. Approval of Minutes. The Provost announced that Chancellor Khayat has approved the Minutes of the June 10 and July 1 meetings without exception

  2. Reaction to Undergraduate Council Minutes of July 12 and September 6.

    a. On a motion by Dean Hopkins and a second by Dean Harvey, the Council unanimously approved the Undergraduate Council Minutes of July 12.

    b. On a motion by Dean Hopkins and a second by Dean Chitwood, the Council unanimously approved the Undergraduate Council Minutes of September 6. Dr. Eftink asked whether the subcommittee had made a report to the Undergraduate Council yet concerning the Z-grade proposal, and Dr. Hall indicated that the subcommittee had not yet done so. Dean Hopkins asked that Hall convey to the subcommittee his interest in seeing the subcommittee talk with the deans of the various schools about this proposal and about particular issues that it might raise within those schools.

  3. Faculty Senate Proposal on Selection and Appointment of Academic Administrators (see Attachment #1). Professor Donna Adler, Chair of the Faculty Senate, who had requested that this item be placed on the agenda, was not present. No motion being presented, the Council took no action on this item

  4. General Discussion.

    a. The Provost mentioned the $50 graduation fee. There was a brief discussion of when the fee would be paid and how the fee would apply to persons graduating with two degrees. The Provost indicated that the second of these two issues would be addressed when it actually arose.

     b. Dr. Kathy Gates reported various developments relating to information technology. These included the Sunset upgrade scheduled for the weekend beginning Friday, October 18; the TACIT computers; the fact that Pharmacy students had scored at the top of a computer literacy test administered on campus; the availability of an on-line e-mail directory (which will require authentication); and that pre-registration for the spring semester, 2003, would be conducted through the web, and not by telephone.

    c. The Provost announced that she is planning a series of meetings with department heads.

    d. Dr. Maurice Eftink informed the Council about a recruiting fair to be held for graduate programs on campus on November 7-8, 2002.

    e. The Provost reminded the members of the Council about the MAC conference next week.

  5. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.


                                                                        Carolyn Ellis Staton, Chair                             Date


                                                                        Timothy L. Hall, Secretary                             Date



Robert C. Khayat, Chancellor            Date