I. CALL TO ORDER
Dr. Anderson, vice president for academic
affairs, called a regular meeting of the Academic Affairs Council to order at
II. ROLL CALL
Members Present: Duane C. Anderson, Pamla
Armstrong, Dennis Boe, Bob Feighner, Kurt Jackson, Carlotta Lockmiller, Linda
Mitchusson, Bill Osborne, Jack Paschall, Charles Perry, Shirley Talley, Nancy
Thomason, Alvin Turner, C. J. Vires, Bruce Weems.
Others Present: Marilyn Cole
Recorder: Sue Milner
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of October 17, 2000, for the Academic Affairs Council were approved as posted to the Academic Affairs Web Page.
IV. AGENDA OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
on Instruction, November 9, 2000
A. Dr. Earlene Smith, in the Office of Juvenile Affairs, gave a power point presentation of a Prevention Program Model. This is a project to link mentors with problem children in grade schools. She would like to see it placed in colleges and universities.
B. COI set its meeting dates for spring, 2001.
There are no conflicts with the Academic Affairs Council meeting dates already
C. COI approved a proposal on ACE credit
recommendations. The revision will not directly affect East Central University
but a number of two-year institutions will be affected.
D. A proposal to change the 60 hour standard
for awarding the baccalaureate degree was reviewed. The Economic Development
Committee determined the current policy is too restrictive. The proposal was
tabled for now.
E. The Applied Math Pilot Study will be
recommended to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
F. Course equivalency project: The matrix has
been completed and the next step is checking for errors.
November 15 - Last day to drop 16-wk course with "W" or "WF"
Last day to drop 2nd 8-wk course with "W"
November 17 - Summer 2001 Faculty Load Report due
Summer 2001 Class Schedule due
Proposed May Intersession courses due
Spring 2001 Class Schedule due
Final Winter Intersession courses due
November 20 - Honors courses due
November 21 - Tuesday evening classes do meet
November 22 - Wednesday classes do not meet but offices are open. Deans' offices are to be open; if not, annual leave must be taken.
November 23-24 - University is closed.
November 29 - Limes Lecture
December 1 - Fall 2000 Faculty Load Report Due
December 4 - AAC Meeting, Monday at 2:00
Renovation in Science Hall
Renovation is planned for the basement of
Science Hall. Architects are to return to see what needs to be done.
Dr. Anderson distributed an
article, The Future of Colleges: 9
Inevitable Changes by Arthur E. Levine, as suggested reading to Council
Faculty Positions and Budgets
East Central University is currently
advertising for the following faculty positions: five positions in the School of
Business, two positions in Political Science, one position in the Library, a
school counselor position in Education, and a social work position in Human
Resources. Also, a position description for Dean in the School of Education and
Psychology is in the Chronicle for
Academic Calendar for 2001-2002
Dr. Anderson will call a committee together to
propose dates for the summer 2001 and the 2001-02 Academic Year. Tentative dates
for consideration are the following:
Summer: Faculty return, Friday June 1
Regular enrollment June 1
Class work begins, Monday June 4
First block classes begin June 4-29
Second block classes begin July 2-30
Independence Day July 4
Final exams July 27-30
Semester ends July 30
Grades due, 10:00 a.m. August 1
Legislative intent suggested a common time for
spring break among common schools, vo-techs, colleges, and universities. A
survey of common schools and vo-techs revealed they preferred a spring break in
the third week of March. University Presidents were directed to set spring break
during the third week of March each year. Therefore, Spring Break, 2002 is
scheduled for March 18-22.
Limes Lecture, November 29, 2000
AAC members will receive an invitation to the
Limes Lecture on November 29. Dr. Darryl Fisher, a world renowned cardiovascular
surgeon, is the speaker.
Faculty Handbook Revision
Some faculty have not picked up their revision
of the East Central University
Faculty Handbook, Edition 2000. It is important to include this revision in
the current handbook because it affects tenure and promotion policies.
Tenure and Promotion Workshops
The annual workshops for tenure and promotion
are scheduled for November 29 and 30. Eligible faculty will be notified.
A. The General Education Advisory Committee
will be called into session. Three committee members are needed to complete that
committee. Topics of discussion will be course syllabus revision, math literacy
skills description, and a request to reword some of the literacy skills.
B. Dr. Anderson distributed an organizational
chart for the Continuing Education and Community Services Center.
V. AGENDA OF THE ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR
Student Evaluation of Faculty
Dr. Talley reported that evaluations are ready
to be picked up in the Academic Affairs Office.
November Early Enrollment Date Report
Fifteen beginning freshmen enrolled during the
November early enrollment period.
Dr. Talley reminds faculty that all freshmen
must take UNIV 1001 in the first semester.
VI. UNIT REPORTS
Continuing Education and Community Services Center-Ms. Nancy Thomason
Mr. Cleve Smith is a new employee who is
filling the position of Coordinator of the Residential Care Training grant. He
started the beginning of November.
The Child Care Resource and Referral grant has
been refunded for another year.
Linscheid Library-Dr. Charles Perry
Ms. Lori Mardis is leaving East Central
University in December.
The recent rainfall indicates that a water
problem still exists in the lower level of the library.
"Space and time" is the most searched topic of
School of Humanities and Social Sciences-Dr. Alvin Turner
A lot is going on in the spring. In February
2001 the Art Department is having a Black Folk Art exhibit; Dr. Turner is
bringing a western poet on campus in March; and, a conference sponsored by the
Freedom, Religion, and Prosperity grant, directed by Mark Hall, is scheduled in
The "One O'Clock Lab Band" from the University
of North Texas will be performing in concert this Friday, November 17 at 7:30
p.m. in the Dorothy Summers Auditorium. It is free to the public.
School of Mathematics and Sciences-Dr. Bruce Weems
Faculty in the school have been attending
meetings and presenting papers. Dr. Bob Neman gave an invited seminar at the
University of Arkansas, October 31. Dr. Dwight Myers presented a paper at the
Midwest Regional ACS meeting in St. Louis, October 28. The paper was based on
his work at NASA Recently, Dr. Daniel McInnes spoke on his work at the EPA,
Robert S. Kerr Laboratories to the Oklahoma Academy of Sciences at Oral Roberts
November 29, the ECU nursing faculty are
hosting a reception on the SOSU campus to welcome the incoming nursing class at
Students from the Biology Department presented
papers for Collegiate Academy competition. Dr. Terry Cluck completed the renewal
of his NIS Bridges grant.
The Zone 12 Physics Students' fall meeting is
set for November 17-18.
School of Education and Psychology-Dr. Bill Osborne
The Education Department has received the first
Title II student listing. They are looking at students who completed the teacher
education program last year to determine how they scored on the teacher
education exams. This will be done for all students in the teacher education
program nation wide.
Dr. Osborne reported the Education Department
is presenting curricular change requests to the Academic Committee as a result
of looking at test scores for the past two years.
School of Business-Dr. Linda Mitchusson
The School had its fourth annual public
economic conference on November 3 with about 130 persons attending.
In an Advisory Council meeting, a lot of
interest in the concept of internships was expressed.
Dr. Eric Steger has learned that two of his contributions have been accepted for publication. Dr. Zang had papers accepted.
The student Resume' Book is becoming more
popular with employers each year. The department receives many calls and
students are being placed in new areas.
The Parker Ethics and Boswell Lectures will be
held in the spring.
Assessment and Institutional Research Center-Dr. Kurt Jackson
Dr. Jackson highlighted data in the OSRHE
Annual Assessment Report for 1999-2000, which was distributed to council
members. Deans will make copies for distribution to department chairs and
Registrar-Ms. Pamla Armstrong
The Registry Office is replacing their yellow
file cabinets with black ones.
Grants and Research Information Center-Mr. C. J. Vires
The Institutional Goals Inventory had a 67
percent return rate.
Grants being developed are the following:
Education-Drs. Bixler and Lawter are working on a 4-year $800,000 project to the
Department of Education which is due November 17. Science-Terry Cluck's Bridges
to Baccalaureate has been mailed as a competing continuation grant. Two
Eisenhower projects are in development. Clay Carley will submit ECU's first
OCAST proposal, potentially partnering with General Aviation Mechanics,
Mr. Vires compliments faculty and staff for the
good job they do in preparing and securing these grants. ECU has 5.8 million
dollars in grants approved and 12.3 million in operation.
Computer Services-Mr. Bob Feighner
Mr. Jim Waller spent his fall break to complete
the PBX voice mail system. Several departments did not respond to the call for
those wanting voice mail installed.
The library system has been upgraded to the new
NCA Self-Study Coordinator-Dr. Carlotta Lockmiller
Important dates for the Steering Committee were
distributed. December 15 is the next deadline to turn in final papers. Dr.
Lockmiller thanks those who worked on Criterion 3. She asks deans to check
documents specific to their schools. The documents must be filed in the resource
Faculty Senate-Dr. Dennis Boe
The Senate met October 15. Appellate Committee
vacancies have been filled for the Dismissal of Tenured Faculty Members. Topics
discussed were: (1) cancellation of classes before classes begin, (2) lack of
freshmen classes this summer, and, (3) the Owasso court case. The Faculty
Advisory Committee meets December 2. They will review the Faculty Opinion 2000
survey on faculty issues and policies.
An Oklahoma Scholar-Leadership Enrichment
Program (OSLEP) seminar will be on the ECU campus Wednesday, November 15 at 9:30
a.m. Cox Cable will be interviewing the OSLEP scholar. East Central University
along with The University of Oklahoma is a leader in hosting OSLEP. Dr. Anderson
complimented Dr. Boe for his work in bringing the OSLEP program to the ECU
School of Graduate Studies
The annual ECU Day was held at Ardmore Higher
Education Center last week. McAlester will hold its ECU Day in the
VII. OLD BUSINESS
Research Day at UCO, October 27, 2000
Dr. Anderson thanks all those who participated
in presenting posters at Research Day. Even though ECU was down in its
presentors, the event has become so popular it has outgrown UCO's ability to
Status of Department Brochures
Most of the departmental brochures have been
completed. Pictures are needed for one or two departments.
NCA "Levels of Implementation"
Deferred to Council of Deans meeting
Status of Web Page Updates
Dr. Anderson encouraged departments to update
their web pages with current information or remove them.
NCA Self Study Status/Dates
Council members were distributed important
dates set for the Steering Committee during the spring 2001 semester.
Dr. Keitzman's past assessment shows that ECU is operating within policy. Also, if we really feel strongly concerning off-campus developments we might be advised to add another chapter to the self study requesting an institutional change to operate more off-campus programming. Therefore, another chapter will be added to the self-study.
There being no further business, the meeting
was adjourned at 11:40 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for December 4 at 2:00
Duane C. Anderson
Vice President for Academic Affairs