MINUTES OF THE ACADEMIC COUNCIL

1:30 p.m., Monday, October 6, 1997, in the Lyceum Board Room

 PRESENT: Dr. Walton, Deans Abadie, Boxx, Dingerson, Chambless, S. Davis, Smith, J. Davis, Meador, Dr. Green, Dr. Clark, Ms. Fant, Mr. Woodruff, Dr. Staton, Dr. Oliphant, Mr. Hammack

ABSENT: Dean Roberts, Mr. Wilkins, Dr. Eftink

 

1. Undergraduate Council Minutes of September 2, 1997. Upon a motion by Dean Roberts, seconded by Dean Allie Smith, the Academic Council approved accepting paragraphs 1, 3, and 5 of the Undergraduate Council Minutes of September 2, 1997. There was a discussion about the Undergraduate Council Minutes of September 2, particularly with regard to the Undergraduate Councilís position on the length of final exams. The Undergraduate Council had reaffirmed its earlier position on the subject which differed from the Academic Councilís position. Upon a motion by Dean Abadie, seconded by Dean Roberts, the Academic Council voted not to accept item #4 of the Undergraduate Council Minutes of September 2, which pertained to this issue.

The Academic Council discussed item #2 of the Undergraduate Council Minutes of September 2, 1997, which addressed EDLD 101. Dean Chambless stated that the School of Education does not want to continue with EDLD 101. It prefers EDLD 105, and it will take ownership of EDLD 105. Upon a motion by Dean Roberts, seconded by Dean Allie Smith, the Academic Council accepted paragraph 2 of the Undergraduate Council Minutes of September 2, 1997, which suspended EDLD 101 for the spring semester of 1998.

The Academic Council did state that it would like to see more tutoring, and they requested that Dr. Eftink give the Academic Council an update on tutoring.

2. Proposed Changes in Promotion Policy (see Attachment #1). Dean Abadie and Dean Allie Smith spoke against the policy which has been fashioned by the Faculty Senate. Dr. Green spoke in favor of the policy. It was the consensus of the Academic Council that a small group of Academic Council members and a small group of Faculty Senate subcommittee members would meet to discuss the policy and to see if they could arrive at some mutual under-standings.

3. Class Schedules. Upon a motion by Dean Roberts, seconded by Dean Boxx, the Academic Council approved, with two negative votes, that deans can make exceptions for class schedules to accommodate unusual situations (e.g., lab, studio course). However, in doing so the deans must be careful to insure that the exceptions are consistent with the spirit to maintain a full five-day school week program.

 

Minutes of the Academic Council

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October 6, 1997

 

4. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.

 

 

Gerald W. Walton, Chair Date

 

Carolyn Ellis Staton, Secretary Date

APPROVED:

 

 

12/10/97

Robert C. Khayat, Chancellor Date