MINUTES OF THE ACADEMIC COUNCIL

2:00 p.m., Monday, June 3, 1996, in the Board Room of the Lyceum

PRESENT: Dr. Walton, Deans Abadie, Smith, Roberts, Davis, and Meador, Dr. Judy Cole for Dean Dingerson, Dr. Erskine Smith for Dean Chambless, Dr. Gilbert, Dr. Clark, Dr. Staton

ABSENT: Dean Boxx, Dean Dingerson, Dean Chambless, Dean Westerfield,

Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Kostopulos, Mr. Posey

1. Welcome. Dr. Walton welcomed Dr. Faye Gilbert, Chair of the Faculty Senate, to the Academic Council.

2. Approval of Minutes. Dr. Walton announced that Chancellor Khayat has approved the minutes of the March 4 and April 1 meetings without exception.

3. Minutes of the Undergraduate Council Meeting of April 3. The Undergraduate Council minutes of April 3 were approved by the Academic Council, upon a motion by Dean Roberts, seconded by Dean Davis.

4. Minutes of the Graduate Council Meetings of April 19, May 10, and May 24. The minutes of the Graduate Council meeting of April 19 were approved, upon a motion by Dean Roberts, seconded by Dean Davis. The minutes of the Graduate Council meeting of May 10 were approved, upon a motion by Dean Roberts, seconded by Dean Abadie. The minutes of the Graduate Council meeting of May 24 were approved, upon a motion by Dean Roberts, seconded by Dr. Gilbert.

5. Posthumous Degrees. The Academic Council had a discussion about whether to change the current policy, which is to issue posthumous degrees when students die in their last semester of school. No action was taken.

6. Matching Funds. Discussion of matching funds was tabled.

7. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

Gerald W. Walton, Chair Date

Carolyn Ellis Staton, Secretary Date

APPROVED:

Robert C. Khayat, Chancellor Date