1:30 p.m., Monday, May 18, 1998, in the Lyceum Board Room
PRESENT: Dr. Walton, Deans Abadie, Boxx, Eftink Smith, J. Davis, Meador, Dr. Williamson, Dr. Clark, Ms. Knighton for Ms. Fant, Dr. Staton, Dr. Eftink, Dr. Oliphant
ABSENT: Deans Chambless, S. Davis, Roberts, Mr. Hammack, Mr. Wilkins, and Ms. Fant
1. Approval of Minutes. The Chancellor has approved the Minutes of the February 16 and March 2, 1998, meetings without exception.
2. Reaction to the Minutes of the Graduate Council of February 20 and
March 27. The Graduate Council minutes of February 20, 1998, were approved upon a motion by Dr. Boxx, seconded by Dean Allie Smith. The Graduate Council minutes of March 27, 1998, were approved upon a motion by Dean Smith, seconded by Dr. Boxx, with the exception of item 3. Item 3 was a reference to reconsidering Friday afternoon classes. The vote of the Academic Council was to continue with the M-W-F afternoon classes as we have in the previous year.
3. Tenure and Promotion Review Committee Checklists (see Attachment #1). Dean Smith asked that the words "if applicable" be added to the phrase "Deans Advisory Committee." Dean Smith further said that the last four sentences under the violations sections should be deleted. He maintained that they were subjective and that the Tenure and Promotion Review Committee should be dealing with procedures and not subjective criteria. Dr. Walton explained that the language in the checklist simply tracked the existing policy; therefore, the Academic Council took no action to delete. Upon a motion by Dean Smith, seconded by Dean Boxx, the Tenure and Promotion Review Committee’s checklist was approved, with the addition of the phrase "if applicable."
4. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m.
Gerald W. Walton, Chair Date
Carolyn Ellis Staton, Secretary Date
Robert C. Khayat, Chancellor Date
Minutes of the Academic Council
March 17, 1997