1:30 p.m., Monday, January 13, 1997, in the Board Room of the Lyceum

PRESENT: Deans Abadie, Boxx, Chambless, Champion, Smith, Roberts, Davis, Meador,

Dr. Gilbert, Mr. Stricker, Mr. Oesterling for Dr. Clark, Dr. Staton

ABSENT: Dr. Walton, Dean Dingerson, Mr. Blazakis, Dr. Clark, Mr. Posey

1. Approval of Minutes. Dr. Staton announced that Chancellor Khayat has approved the minutes of the February 12, August 12, September 23, and November 4 meetings without exception.

2. Approval of POL 099. Dr. Staton announced the prior approval by Undergraduate Council of POL 099. She explained that she had to have this on the class schedule for the spring semester. The Academic Council approved.

3. Reaction to Undergraduate Council Minutes of October 17, 1996. The Undergraduate Council minutes of October 17, 1996, were approved upon proper motion and second.

4. Reaction to Graduate Council Minutes of November 22, 1996. Graduate Council minutes of November 22, 1996, were approved upon proper motion and second.

5. Approval of Honors College Curriculum (see Attachment #1). The first year Honors course was approved upon proper motion and second.

6. Friday-Afternoon Classes. There was discussion about having Friday-afternoon classes. Upon proper motion and second it was approved to hold Friday-afternoon classes beginning in the Fall of 1997.

7. SACS Requirement that 25 Percent of Credit Hours for Degrees Be Earned at Institutions Granting the Degree. The Undergraduate Council asked that this be placed on a future agenda.

8. Summer Pay Policy (see Attachment #2). Dr. Abadie made a motion, seconded by Dr. Roberts to approve the Summer Pay Policy.

9. Retirement Policy (see Attachment #3). The Undergraduate Council discussed the Retirement Policy.

Minutes of the Academic Council

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January 13, 1997

10. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

Gerald W. Walton, Chair Date

Carolyn Ellis Staton, Secretary Date


Robert C. Khayat, Chancellor Date