ACADEMIC BOARD MEETING
|BG H.S. CARTER||COL L.W. MORELAND|
|LTC K.P. BRANNAN||LTC P.M. ROSENBLUM|
|COL J.R. BLANTON||COL P.J. REMBIESA|
|COL W.B. MOORE, JR.||COL A.J. FINCH|
|COL D.J. FALLON||LTC S.A. NIDA|
|COL K.T. HENSON||COL M.A. BEBENSEE|
|COL J.S. LEONARD||LTC J.S. CARTER|
|MAJ R.P. CARROW
(FOR COL J.B. MCMILLAN)
|MAJ A. BEDDINGFIELD|
|COL J.W. PEEPLES||LTC J.I. MOORE, JR.|
|COL A.W. LECLERCQ||COL W.E. WALKER|
|MAJ L.A. ZURAW||MAJ S. NESMITH|
|LTC P.B. EZELL|
BG Carter called the meeting to order at 1515 hours.
The minutes were approved as submitted.
Lt. Col. Gardel Feurtado, Chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee, presented proposals by the Department of History for new courses and for a minor in African-American History and recommended approval of these proposals on behalf of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee. The Academic Board unanimously approved the recommendation from the Curriculum and Instruction Committee.
BG Carter reminded the Board to get examples of “closing the assessment loop” into Col. Metts by 15 December. These examples are to include problems or issues that have been identified through the assessment process, the actions taken to address these problems or issues, and the follow-up assessment results on the effectiveness of these actions. BG Carter reminded the Board that Col. Metts had provided the electronic format for these submissions.
AGENDA ITEM # 4: SACS – QEP
BG Carter presented
the latest draft of QEP Goals and reminded the Board
of the steps taken to reach this point. Through meetings and requests for suggestions,
nearly sixteen pages of specific suggestions for actions to be taken as part
of the QEP had been collected. These suggestions had been grouped under eleven
broad goals or objectives. These had been critiqued by the President, the Commandant,
the faculty (through a CAC meeting), and the Academic Board. Based on the responses
and recommendations received, the members of the QEP Committee had narrowed
the focus to eight items. General Carter discussed each of the eight goals and
gave some possible actions for accomplishing each. He distributed a QEP timeline.
The QEP is to be completed and in the mail to SACS by
BG Carter reminded
the Board that the theme of the QEP is to remove obstacles to academic success
for fourth classmen and first-semester sophomores, both in the classroom and
beyond. BG Carter presented some findings on the number of hours of sleep
required for adolescents, and the number of hours of sleep that freshmen reported
they were getting. He had reviewed the Mood Report, the Lane Report of 1991,
and studies done at
BG Carter reminded
everyone to include in the Mid-Year Review things needed for the current academic
year as well as things that were anticipated for the coming academic year.
Each request for resources must be justified as addressing one of the Strategic
Initiatives approved by the BOV. Mid-year reviews are due
BG Carter asked the Board to encourage faculty to attend the Open House given by Major General and Mrs. Grinalds on Wednesday, 10 December.
AGENDA ITEM # 7: OTHER
asked about the status of the Provost Search. Col. Finch reported there were
approximately 60 applicants so far. Each Committee member is reviewing the
applicant pool and will submit a list of his or her top 5 candidates. These
lists will be compiled, and from that compilation, ten candidates will be brought
Lt. Col. LeClercq asked BG Carter to comment on Governor Sanford’s press conference. General Carter indicated that the Governor would like to see strengthening control over higher education and possibly a Board of Regents as a governing agency. Privatization of higher education institutions is not a very viable solution.
Lt. Col. Ezell reminded the Board of the deadline for submitting Maymester/Summer Schedules. If additional assistance is needed, members should contact her.
Lt. Col. Nesmith reported that PANCHO was now available for the submission of grades.
BG Carter announced that Ms. Edith Kaufman would be retiring on 15 January, but would be available through May for assistance with cadet commencement.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Patricia B. Ezell
Associate Dean, CGPS