MINUTES--ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL
June 10, 1997
Conference Room 101, Administration
Members Present: Duane C. Anderson, Pamla Armstrong, Ed Brackett, Bob Feighner, Tim Green, Kurt Jackson, Linda Mitchusson, Kenneth Moore, Jack Paschall, Shirley Talley, Nancy Thomason, Bruce Weems
Members Absent: Charlie Jones, Chuck Perry, Ray Quiett
Others Present: Holly Sewell
Recorder: Sue Milner
Dr. Anderson, vice president for academic affairs, called the regular meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.
I. Approval of Minutes
The minutes of May 6, 1997, were approved as distributed.
II. Vice President for Academic Affairs Agenda
A. COI, June 6, 1997
The Council met at UCO, 2:00 p.m., following a meeting of the Citizens Planning Commission. The Transfer Articulation Committee suggested the possibility of not calling on the Advisory Committee in the fall; however, after discussion it was recommended the Committee meet in September and review articulation courses.
B. Calendar Dates
June 10--Summer part-time payroll contracts due. Professional Staff Data due.
June 17--Update faculty sick-leave.
June 26--Budget presentation at 2:30 p.m.
July 2----Spring 1998 Schedules due. Spring 1998 Proposed Faculty Load Report due.
July 15--Academic Affairs Council Meeting
C. Summer Enrollment
Summer enrollment figures are not yet available; however, projections show enrollment will be about the same as last summer's enrollment. Dr. Anderson discussed the 15-12-10 enrollment policy when considering class cancellations.
D. Academic Administrator Evaluations
Administrator evaluations are completed and will be returned to Deans. Dr. Anderson reminds the Council that evaluations for chairs in departments with fewer than ten faculty members have little validity.
E. Faculty Advisory Committee, Telecommunications
Deans received a document written by the Chancellor's Faculty Advisory Committee.
III. Unit Reports
Continuing Education and Community Services--Ms. Nancy Thomason
Continuing Education is busy with camps. Gifted and Talented is bringing 150 students to the ECU campus. Two new grants are funded. Ms. Pam Bailey, extension coordinator, is resigning. She will be teaching computers at Holdenville High School.
Arts and Letters Division--Dr. Shirley Talley
Faculty searches are in progress for the Communication, Music and English/Language Departments.
Library--Dr. Chuck Perry
Dr. Anderson reported for Dr. Perry. The most popular topic for the month is "wildlife conservation." About ten percent of bound periodicals have been moved to the new library.
Data Processing--Mr. Bob Feighner
Mr. Feighner distributed an Instructional Software Installation Policy. He discussed the comments received from the initial distribution of the policy. He will bring the final policy, with revision, to the next meeting in July.
School of Business--Dr. Linda Mitchusson
Personnel changes in the School include the employment of two faculty members Mr. Tom Lanis and Sanjib Chowdhury. Mr. Lanis is working toward a Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University and Mr. Chowdhury is ABD at The University of North Texas.
School of Education and Psychology--Dr. Kenneth Moore
Dr. Gail Benedict retired, effective May 1997. The Search Committee discontinued its recruitment for a faculty member to replace Dr. Frame. The search for two positions will resume in the fall. The Teacher Education Commission has been funded. A meeting of the Commission and the State Department of Education is scheduled in July. The Commission has funds for a Professional Development Institute and is interested in ECU's participation. Dr. Moore discussed certification requirements for the various grade levels. Dr. Anderson asked Dr. Moore, Dr. Green, Dr. Talley, and faculty members from the music, art, and HPER areas to participate in a meeting concerning the elementary and early childhood education majors.
Assessment Center and Institutional Research--Dr. Kurt Jackson
Dr. Jackson distributed a Freshman Enrollment Schedule for June 17-July 11 and July 17-18, 1997, and the Assessment Testing Procedures for Concurrent Students. He will distribute a revised copy of the Freshman Enrollment. Student Services advise concurrent students.
Title III and Grants and Research Information Center--Mr. Ed Brackett
Mr. Bracket reports current grants in operation total $4,681.571. Title III continues to function. He notes costs of 30 computers eighteen months ago now has the purchase power of 36 computers, with enhancements.
Health, Physical Education and Recreation Division--Dr. Tim Green
An ECU student, Ryan Ade, is the winner at National's for the high jump competition (7'1"). Coach Fugett saw Ryan's potential and recommended that he compete for the National's. Ryan was defensive back for ECU's football team.
School of Graduate Studies--Dr. Jack Paschall
Dr. Paschal and Dr. Bill Miller attended the Lexington Corrections Higher Education Program Commencement ceremonies. Some graduating students took classes from ECU via OneNet.
IV. Old Business
A. The Fall Retreat is scheduled for August 12 starting at one o'clock and ending August 13 at noon.
B. The Annual Report is due June 30.
V. New Business
A. Last month's Board Agenda includes the appointment of Dr. Alvin Turner, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He joins the faculty July 1. Dr. Shirley Talley's appointment to Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs begins July 1 also.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.
Duane C. Anderson, Vice President for Academic Affairs