MINUTES OF THE ACADEMIC COUNCIL

1:30 p.m., Monday, July 10, 1995, in the Board Room of the Lyceum

PRESENT: Dr. Walton, Deans Abadie, Boxx, Dingerson, Payne, Davis, and Meador, Dr. Green for Dean Westerfield, Dr. Vaughan for Dean Smith, Dr. Hufford for Dean Roberts, Dr. Ray, Mr. Oesterling for Dr. Clark

ABSENT: Dean Westerfield, Dean Smith, Dean Roberts, Mr. Hutchinson,

Mr. Kostopulos, Dr. Clark, Mr. Posey, Dr. Staton

ALSO PRESENT: Ms. Debbie Rossell

1. Minutes of Graduate Council Meetings. It was announced that members of the Academic Council unanimously approved by mail ballot the minutes of the Graduate Council meeting of May 5, 1995. Dean Payne, seconded by Dean Davis, moved acceptance of the minutes for the June 2 meeting of the Graduate Council. The motion was carried unanimously. Dean Dingerson, seconded by Dean Payne, moved acceptance of the minutes for the June 19 meeting of the Graduate Council. The motion was carried unanimously.

2. Undergraduate Council Minutes of June 1 and June 14. Dean Payne, seconded by Dean Abadie, moved acceptance of the minutes of the June 1 meeting, with the exception of item number 6. The motion was carried unanimously. Dean Payne, seconded by Dean Abadie, moved acceptance of the minutes of the June 14 meeting. The motion was carried unanimously.

3. Campus Beautification Project. Members discussed at length a campus beautification project (see Attachment #1). Some items mentioned were these: the mayors' idea seems to have disappeared (the group has not met in quite a long time); if the mayors' plan is to continue, people need to be notified; it is important that priorities be set; the mayors do not have any power; having word get out that the Chancellor is to walk through certain buildings seems to cause the buildings to be cleaned up; calls to the Plant about needed repairs are not returned; certain buildings should be given special attention at orientation times; members of the Buildings, Facilities, Grounds, and Maintenance Champions Committee have made excellent recommendations in a litter removal proposal; attention might be given to expanding duties, or "domains," of the custodial staff (allowing them to clean up on the outside of buildings as well as on the inside; providing them with tools for minor repairs; allowing them to do touch-up paint jobs); volunteer groups (perhaps emeritus faculty members) might do low-level repairs; buildings might be given annual inspections; outsourcing building maintenance might be considered (it seems to have worked well at the local Federal Building); the entire campus might be made a smoke-free campus; consideration might be given to preparing plans (for five or ten years) for each building.

5. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 2:15 p.m.

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Gerald W. Walton, Chair Date

APPROVED:

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Robert C. Khayat, Chancellor Date