Office of Academic Affairs
Minutes of Academic Affairs Council - June 17, 1996
Conference Room 101,
Members Present: Duane
C. Anderson, Pamla Armstrong, Bob Feighner, Tim Green, Kurt Jackson, Linda
Mitchusson, Kenneth Moore, Jack Paschall, Ray Quiett, Shirley Talley, Bruce
Members Absent: Ed Brackett, Bill Osborne, Chuck Perry,
Others Present: Sherri Huneycutt
Recorder: Sue Milner
Dr. Anderson, Vice President for Academic Affairs, called the meeting to
order at 9:00 a.m. Minutes from the previous meeting held on May 7, 1996, were
approved as distributed with a revision to show that Ray Quiett was present.
I. VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS REPORT
1. COI Report, June 6, 1996
- The schedule for the 1996-97 meeting dates of the COI was distributed.
- New policy revisions were distributed.
- The American Disabilities Act was discussed. Institutions are grappling
with how to deal with potential problems. Attorney advice is to try to meet
the letter of the law and provide reasonable accommodations.
- Committee reports:
- Electronic Media Committee reported about OneNet. Six new super
switches are to be installed to help distribute courses. Also discussed
was the cost of OneNet.
- Teacher Education Committee. Students in a Teacher Certification
Program must show competence at the novice level in a foreign language.
- Faculty work-load and the need for a firm definition of work-load was
2. Calendar Dates
- Fall '96 seminars and workshops are due July 8.
- Beginning Freshman and walk-in enrollment is June 18 through July 12 and
again on July 17. Walk-in and transfer students should be enrolled at the
time they arrive.
- The BOROC budget meeting is June 20.
- Proposed faculty load reports and class schedules for Spring '97 are due
3. Summer Enrollment Update
- ECU's FTE enrollment is up compared to the same time last year. ECU's
sister regional universities' enrollments are down. Now is the time for
faculty to check their rosters to identify students who are in class but are
not on the roster. Unpaid students must be sent to the Registry office for
further instructions and not allowed to remain in class until cleared by
4. Program Review Schedule
- Dr. Anderson distributed a schedule of programs to be reviewed in
1996-97. Those listed are Political Science-BA, Biology-BS, Medical
Technology-BS, Psychological Services-MSPS, Psychology-BS, and Sociology-BS.
5. OSRHE -- Draft Discussion Paper
- Dr. Anderson distributed the paper for council members to read at their
leisure. The title of the paper is "A Competitive System for the Future:
- All equipment has been received that will be provided by OneNet. The
system should be active by the fall semester. ECU has tentatively scheduled
several classes in the fall.
7. Unit Annual Reports--Format
- An outline for preparing the annual report is in the last minutes of the
Academic Affairs Council. Refer to the ECU Goals and Objectives to complete
the report, which is due June 24.
8. 1996-97 Budgets
- Dr. Anderson will talk with the deans next week about the budget.
II. UNIT REPORTS
- The Academic Council retreat is set for August 14 and 15. A tentative
agenda is forthcoming.
School of Mathematics & Sciences--Bruce
- New faculty are Dr. David Pike and Dr. Kerry Johnson in mathematics and
Mr. Daniel McInnes in chemistry.
Health, Physical Education and Recreation--Tim
- Marc Evans and Victoria Dansby are working diligently on terminal
degrees. The department is developing an NYSP support program grant.
Arts & Letters Division--Shirley Talley
- The Art Department has added an accomplished artist, Jim Alford, to
Assessment & Institutional Research Center--Kurt
- The center is preparing for freshman enrollment.
School of Graduate Studies--Jack Paschall
- Dr. Paschall is working through the new OneNet system.
Data Processing--Bob Feighner
- If approved, bulk mailing will require a bar code, effective July 1. The
new technology fee has not been installed; therefore, students will be
assessed additional charges. The international student fee is in place.
School of Business--Linda Mitchusson
- The School has been informed that the ROTC program is being phased out
in the next two years.
- Dr. Harjo is the Boswell award winner for next year.
- The Parker Ethics Center professor has been selected.
- Dr. Gaster attended the annual Small Business Awards luncheon where ECU
won the "best of the year"
School of Education & Psychology--Kenneth
III. NEW BUSINESS
- Katherine Lyons is the new secretary for the School. She is learning
teacher certification policies, etc. He asked everyone to help her in this
process. The State Regents will consider the School Superintendent
Certificate on June 28.
1. Academic Common Market
- Dr. Anderson distributed the procedure for common market request and a
list of those programs approved for the common market program.
IV. OLD BUSINESS
- Council members were asked to submit a report on travel to Dr. Anderson
by July 19. The report should include who traveled, the amount of travel
money actually received, and the extent of participation at the meeting,
i.e., paper presenter, discussion group, or attendance only. Only the
amounts from the E&G budget should be reported. The information will be
used for the Institutional Professional Development Plan.
Dates for Fall Semester Start-up
- Monday, August 12 all administrators are back to work.
- AAC Retreat, August 14-15.
- Friday, August 16, new faculty workshop. There are six new faculty this
year. The schedule will be similar to last year's schedule. This will be
discussed further at July's meeting.
- August 19, faculty return.
- August 20, enrollment.
- August 21, classes begin.
- Dr. Anderson distributed a memo concerning the ECU Internet Home Page.
At 10:35, council members moved to the Title III computer lab. Bob Vavricka
instructed members via the computer monitor on finding various screens to be
used for advising, class status, the ECU Access location, etc. The meeting
adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
Duane C. Anderson
President for Academic Affairs