1:30 p.m., Monday, February 14, 2000, in the Martindale Board Room


PRESENT: Dr. Staton, Deans Hopkins, Womer, S. Davis, Smith, Sindelar, J. Davis, Dr. Bates for Dean Chambless, Dr. Laurenzo, Ms. Gong, Dr. Clark, Ms. Fant, Dr. Stocks, Dr. Borne, Dr. Wyandt

ABSENT: Dean Eftink, Dean Chambless, Dean Meador, Mr. Rebman, Dr. Buskes, Dr. Gates


1. Reaction to Undergraduate Council Minutes. On a motion by Dean James Davis and a second by Dean Samuel Davis, the Undergraduate Council Minutes of December 10 were accepted unanimously. On a motion by Dean Womer and a second by Dean Sindelar, the Undergraduate Council Minutes of February 4 were accepted unanimously.

2. Reaction to Graduate Council Minutes. On a motion by Dean Samuel Davis and a second by Dean James Davis, the Graduate Council Minutes of November 5 were accepted unanimously.

3. Other Discussion.

a. Dr. Staton announced that the Provost's Office has begun plans for May 2000 Commencement. The morning commencement ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m., and Governor Musgrove will be the speaker. Dr. Staton asked for comments concerning the possibility of a separate Graduate School ceremony for hooding doctoral candidates. Dean Smith suggested that an alternative would be to hood the doctoral candidates in their respective separate school ceremonies.

b. Dr. Staton reminded the Council that students may be approved to walk at May graduation if they have fourteen hours or less to complete after the spring semester.

c. Dr. Borne provided a very positive report on the Congressional initiative and reported that contracts and grants were up approximately 10 percent over the same point last year.

d. Dr. Laurenzo reported on recent discussions with Dr. Layzell concerning the projected time table for the post-tenure review project.

4. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.



Carolyn Ellis Staton, Chair Date


Morris H. Stocks, Secretary Date

APPROVED by Chancellor Khayat on 3/2/00.