MINUTES OF THE ACADEMIC COUNCIL
1:30 p.m., Monday, February 22, 1999, in the Lyceum Board Room

PRESENT: Dr. Walton, Dean Hopkins, Dr. Hatfield for Dean Boxx, Dr. J. Cole for Dean Eftink, Deans Chambless, S. Davis, Smith, Roberts, J. Davis, Dr. Williamson, Mr. Brad Davis, Mr. Rebman, Dr. Clark, Ms. Fant, Dr. Staton, Dr. Oliphant

ABSENT: Dean Boxx, Dean Eftink, Dean Meador, and Dr. Borne

ALSO PRESENT: Mr. Tim Sumrall

1. Reaction to the Minutes of the Graduate Council of December 4, 1998, and February 5, 1999.

The Graduate Council minutes of December 4, 1998, were accepted on a motion by Dean Allie Smith, seconded by Dean Jimmy Davis. The Graduate Council Minutes of February 5, 1999, were accepted upon a motion by Dean Sam Davis, seconded by Dean Jimmy Davis. Included in that motion was a statement that the minutes would be sent back to the Graduate Council for explanation and clarification of number 5, which related to the TOEFL requirement.

2. Reaction to the Minutes of the Undergraduate Council of February 5, 1999.

Upon a motion by Dean Sam Davis, seconded by Dean Chambless, the Minutes of the Undergraduate Council of February 5, 1999, were accepted with the exception of item 4. The Academic Council recommended that the language in item 4 be amended to say that a "student enrolled at the University of Mississippi may not take classes simultaneously at another University or college unless special permission is granted by the student's academic dean and also by the dean in whose college or school the course resides." This will be sent back to the Undergraduate Council for its attention.

3. Revised Academic Calendar for Spring 2000 (see Attachment #1).

Upon a motion by Dean Roberts, seconded by Dean Allie Smith, the revised academic calendar for Spring 2000 was approved.

4. Honor Code (see Attachment #2).

Dr. Gay Hatfield made a presentation about the Honor Code, and Mr. Tim Sumrall, one of the principal drafters of the document, outlined the Honor Code. A draft of the Honor Code proposal will go to the Undergraduate Council and to the Faculty Senate.

5. December Graduates' Participation in May Commencements.

There was a reaffirmation of the policy that December graduates could not participate in the prior May's Commencement.

6. Entering Grades on the Web.

Ms. Fant announced to the Academic Council that the Registrar's Office is ready to conduct a pilot program entering grades on the web.

7. Adjournment.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m.
 
 

Gerald W. Walton, Chair Date

Carolyn Ellis Staton, Secretary Date

APPROVED by Chancellor Robert C. Khayat 4/23/99