MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL OF ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATORS

1:30 p.m., Monday, September 10, 2001, in Lyceum 200



PRESENT: Dr. Staton, Deans Hopkins, Harvey, Eftink, S. Davis, Wells, J. Davis, Meador, and Crowe, Dr. Bush, Mr. Satumba, Dr. Angle, Ms. Brown for Ms. Fant,

Dr. Stocks, Dr. Gates, and Dr. Wyandt



ABSENT: Dean Chambless, Dean Lee, Ms. Morrison, Ms. Fant, Dr. Clark, Dr. Buskes



1. Approval of Minutes. Dr. Staton announced that Chancellor Khayat has approved the minutes of the June 11 meeting without exception.



2. Reaction to External Academic Affairs Committee Minutes.



a. On a motion by Dean Harvey and a second by Dean Wells, the May 9, 2000, Minutes of the External Academic Affairs Committee were unanimously accepted. It was noted that faculty should understand that they need approval of the chair when agreeing to teach Croft, Honors, Freshman Seminars, or Continuing Studies courses.



b. On a motion by Dean Harvey and a second by Dean Wells, the August 29, 2000, Minutes of the External Academic Affairs Committee were unanimously accepted.



c. On a motion by Dean Wells and a second by Dean Crowe, the February 28, 2001, Minutes of the External Academic Affairs Committee were unanimously accepted. After some discussion, Dr. Staton asked Dean Hopkins to provide a response to the proposed catalog change to require department chair and dean approval prior to applying independent study courses as resident credit during the last twenty-one hours.



3. Deadline for Application for Admission. Dr. Staton asked deans to begin to consider whether the University should adopt an application for admission deadline. Ms. Brown noted that the current Undergraduate Catalog states that applications must be received at least twenty days prior to the desired enrollment. She also noted, however, that the University has not enforced this deadline in the past. Several questions were considered, including whether the deadline could vary by school. It was suggested that Beckett Howorth, Director of Admissions, be invited to speak to members of the Council concerning the impact of an application deadline.



4. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 2:15 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 October 2, 2001.