Office of Academic Affairs
Minutes of Academic Affairs Council - December 12, 1995
Duane C. Anderson, Pamla Armstrong, Ed Bracket, Mickey Cowan, Bob Feighner, Tim
Green, Kurt Jackson, Kenneth Moore, Bill Osborne, Jack Paschall, Chuck Perry,
Ray Quiett, Shirley Talley, Nancy Thomason, Bruce Weems
Others Present: Brad Jessop, Holly Sewell
Recorder: Sue Milner
Dr. Anderson, vice president for academic affairs, called the meeting to
order at 9:05 a.m. Minutes from the previous meeting held on November 7, 1995,
were approved as distributed. Dr. Anderson thanked Mr. Mickey Cowan for again
serving as acting dean for the School of Business. His fine work as dean is very
I. VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS' AGENDA
1. COI Report, December 7, 1995
- Gary Smith gave an update on OneNet. The Indian Nation Fiber Optics,
Inc. is a part of the AT&T consortium and will be a carrier for OneNet.
Fiber optics will be in place before the end of December. The campus should
see some improvement in internet access because of OneNet installation.
- Budget projections for 1996-97 were reviewed. It is not clear what will
happen next year. There will be no tuition increase.
- Changes to the Assessment Policy and Admission Policy were passed. It
goes to the Presidents' Council. If approved, concurrent students will not
be eligible to take the assessment to remove skills deficiencies.
- The Council received the Chancellor's letter to the institutions telling
them to be careful with banking extra institutional credit. Policy
clarification will be published as a question and answer document.
- A study and report will be made of students earning credit through the
Cooperative Program Agreement. This will be available next year.
- Dr. Cindy Ross reviewed the OSRHE's agenda and distributed some
materials. Deans should read the Facilitating Student Transfer Comprehensive
2. Computer Report
- Dr. Anderson reminded council members that the computer report is due
3. Strategic Plans
- Dr. Osborne said division plans are due and should be sent to Dr.
Anderson's office. He is willing to assist if help is needed. The plans will
be used for the strategic plan in January.
4. Performance Admission Standards for 1996-97
- Dr. Anderson distributed the admission standards approved for the
1996-97 academic year. He noted that the ACT score is 22 at comprehensive
5. Fall 1995 Enrollment Report
- An enrollment report was reviewed that compared fall semester 1994 with
fall semester 1995 enrollment at all state universities.
6. Transfer Student Matrix
- Dr. Anderson discussed the number of students transferring to East
Central. ECU's largest number of transfer students come from Eastern, Murray
and Seminole Junior Colleges.
7. Calendar Dates
- The memo sent to all faculty members was reviewed. Dr. Anderson stressed
the importance of faculty adhering to the deadline of 10:00 a.m. for
reporting grades Tuesday, December 19.
8. General Education
- General Education will have its final session in January and it will be
presented to BOROC at their meeting on ECU's campus the same month. It will
be included in the 1996-97 Catalog. The Academic Committee meets December 19
to consider new courses and course changes in the general education
- Dr. Anderson reported that new printouts of the Student Credit Hours are
available. This printout includes students who dropped or withdrew from
school after census date.
Kenneth Moore--School of Education &
- The Education Department had its final external review of teacher
education two weeks ago. ECU received a good review. A common core in the
Master of Education degree is now a topic that will be discussed. The
Commission has voted to officially approve the old Commission Report. This
means the foreign language requirement will be in effect in Fall 1997 for
students admitted to teacher education.
Ray Quiett--Division of Social Sciences
- Twelve Unix computers were donated to the Cartography/Geography
Department. The Horace Mann building is almost completely cleaned on the
Kurt Jackson--Assessment Center
- Faculty members must wait until the fall semester is over before they
can see student evaluations of faculty. The evaluations will be available
Friday, January 5.
Ed Brackett--Title III
- Bids have been submitted for 17 new computers for faculty and students.
The bids will be opened next week.
Tim Green--Health, Physical Education &
- Both basketball teams are off to a great start.
- Sex is the most searched word for this month. Christmas is at the bottom
of the top ten list.
- The Registry office will mail grades December 20. There will be no
summer commencement. Ms. Armstrong asks that faculty help in telling
students who plan to graduate in the summer to apply in the spring. Summer
graduates will go through the spring commencement. Summer graduates need to
apply by March 28.
Brad Jessop--Division of Arts & Letters
- In Dr. Talley's absence, Mr. Jessop reported that approximately 1,000
persons had attended the production of Marley and Scrooge. Senior exhibits
Nancy Thomason--Continuing Education
III. OLD BUSINESS
- The division has finished three different grants.
- This will be discussed next month.
V. ADJOURN There
being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:24 a.m.
- All faculty and support staff are invited to come. If you want your name
in the door prize list, bring a dish or $5 by 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 18
to 100 Administration.
Duane C. Anderson
Vice President for Academic Affairs