MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL OF ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATORS
1:30 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2000, in the Martindale Board Room

PRESENT: Dr. Staton, Deans Hopkins, Womer, Eftink, Chambless, S. Davis, Vaughan, Sindelar, J. Davis, Meador, Dr. Raber for Dr. Tew, Ms. Morrison, Ms. Brown for Ms. Fant, Dr. Stocks

ABSENT: Dr. Tew, Mr. Rebman, Dr. Clark, Ms. Fant, Dr. Borne, Dr. Buskes, Dr. Gates, and Dr. Wyandt

 

1. Reaction to External Academic Affairs Committee Minutes of October 12. Dr. Eftink responded to questions concerning the Policies on Distance Education and Off-Campus Programs document that was included with the Minutes of the External Academic Affairs Committee meeting. Dean Meador requested that the wording related to the responsibilities of the J. D. Williams Library be edited, and Dr. Eftink agreed. On a motion by Dean Vaughan and a second by Dean Sam Davis, the Minutes of the External Academic Affairs Committee were accepted.

2. Reaction to Undergraduate Council Minutes of November 10. On a motion by Dean Chambless and a second by Dean James Davis, the Undergraduate Council Minutes of November 10 were unanimously approved.

3. Reaction to Graduate Council Minutes of October 20 and November 17. On a motion by Dean Chambless and a second by Dean Eftink, the Graduate Council Minutes of October 20 and November 17 were unanimously accepted.

4. Other Items.

  1. Dr. Staton announced that all universities must submit a post-tenure review policy to the IHL. The Faculty Senate has developed a draft of a post-tenure review plan that will be circulated to the Council of Academic Administrators for approval prior to submission to the IHL in January.

  2. Dr. Staton announced that the University had agreed to an absolute minimum wage rate of $6.82 per hour and asked that all units take steps to raise employees to that rate, effective November 24, 2000.

  3. Dr. Staton announced that, due to uncertainty regarding the budget situation, no new searches will be approved. All employee searches currently under way may proceed.

  4. Dr. Staton reminded deans that they will be asked to indicate a date of last attendance for all students who received all F's or a combination of F's and W's.

  5. The Council discussed the fall break issue and failed to make a recommendation.

5. Adjournment. The Council adjourned at 2:50 p.m.



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Carolyn Ellis Staton, Chair Date


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Morris H. Stocks, Secretary Date

APPROVED by Chancellor Khayat on January 19, 2001.