MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL OF ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATORS

1:30 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2001, in Lyceum 200



PRESENT: Dr. Staton, Deans Hopkins, Eftink, S. Davis, Lee, Wells, J. Davis, and Meador, Dr. Hawley for Dean Harvey, Dr. Anderson for Dean Chambless, Dr. Chitwood for Dean Crowe, Dr. Bush, Dr. Luanne Buchanan for Dr. Angle, Ms. Fant,

Dr. Stocks, Dr. Clark, Dr. Wyandt



ALSO PRESENT: Mr. Beckett Howorth



ABSENT: Deans Harvey, Chambless, and Crowe, Ms. Morrison, Mr. Satumba, Dr. Angle, Dr. Buskes, Dr. Gates





1. Approval of Minutes. Provost Staton announced that Chancellor Khayat has approved the minutes of the September 10 meeting without exception.



2. Deadline for Application for Admission. Provost Staton invited Mr. Beckett Howorth to speak to the Council of Academic Administrators concerning the impact on enrollment of an application for admission deadline. Mr. Howorth reminded the Council that many of our students are first generation college students and that it may take time to change the admissions culture in the state. Mr. Howorth reported that an April 1 non-resident student deadline would have eliminated 110 non-resident students this fall. He reported that the average ACT score of these post-April 1 admits was approximately two points lower than those admitted prior to April 1. He also noted that the students admitted after April 1 were more than likely "full payees" and indicated that the tuition revenue costs would have been approximately $900,000 for these students. He also reported that 42 of the 110 late admits were minority students. Concerning in-state students, Mr. Howorth reported that a May 1 postmark deadline would have eliminated approximately 10 percent of our enrolling freshman class and that those students admitted after May 1 had a mean ACT score of approximately three points lower than those admitted prior to May 1. Mr. Howorth reported that the admission data generally indicate that students admitted later report lower ACT scores than students admitted earlier. Dean Hopkins indicated that the committee concerning application deadlines had agreed that any change in the previous procedure must be adopted very slowly.



3. Reaction to Graduate Council Minutes of September 7 and September 21. On a motion by Dean J. Davis and a second by Dr. Wyandt, the Graduate Council Minutes of

September 7 were accepted. On a motion by Dean Hopkins and a second by Dean Wells, the Graduate Council Minutes of September 21 were accepted.



4. Reaction to Undergraduate Council Minutes of August 3 and September 7. On a motion by Dr. Wyandt and a second by Dean Hopkins, the Undergraduate Council Minutes of August 3 were accepted. On a motion by Dean Wells and a second by Dr. Wyandt, the Undergraduate Council Minutes of September 7 were accepted.





Minutes of the Council of Academic Administrators

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October 8, 2001







5. Other Business.





6. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 1:55 p.m.



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Carolyn Ellis Staton, Chair Date



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Morris H. Stocks, Secretary Date



APPROVED by Chancellor Khayat on 10/24/01