MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL OF ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATORS
1:30 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2002, in Lyceum 200
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
Chambless, Dean Meador, Dr. Adler, Ms. Roddy, Dr. Angle
- Approval of Minutes. The Provost
announced that Chancellor Khayat has approved the Minutes of the June 10 and
July 1 meetings without exception
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Adjournment. The meeting adjourned
at 1:45 p.m.
Carolyn Ellis Staton, Chair Date
Timothy L. Hall, Secretary Date
Robert C. Khayat, Chancellor Date