ACADEMIC BOARD MEETING

10 December 2002

BG H.S. CARTER
COL J.B. McMILLAN
COL H.W. ASKINS, JR.
COL W.B. MOORE
COL M.A. BEBENSEE
COL L.W. MORELAND
COL C. CLEAVER
LTC S. NIDA
LTC P.B. EZELL
COL P.J. REMBIESA
COL D. J. FALLON
LTC P.M. ROSENBLUM
LTC J.E. GOODWIN
COL F.W. SHEALY
LTC A.E. GURGANUS
COL R.F. TICE
LTC K. HENSON
COL E.W. WALKER
COL J.S. LEONARD
LTC G. WILLIAMS
COL A.W. LeCLERCQ

BG Carter called the meeting to order at 1515 hours.

AGENDA ITEM # 1: APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 19 NOVEMBER 2002

The minutes were unanimously approved as written.

AGENDA ITEM # 2: CGPS SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Pat Ezell distributed a copy of the schedule of times for graduate courses offered during the fall and spring terms. This schedule had been approved by the Graduate Council at the December 5 meeting. The following is the approved schedule:

      4:00p.m. - 6:30p.m. or 6:45 - 9:15p.m.
      English; History; Math; Biology; Political Science; Criminal Justice; Health, Exercise, and Sport Science;
      Psychology

      5:45p.m. - 8:30p.m.
      School of Business Administration

      6:45p.m. - 9:15p.m.
      School of Education

      5:30p.m. - 6:45p.m. or 7:00p.m. - 8:15p.m.
      Computer Science (these classes meet twice a week, MW or TR)

      Those classes that run until 6:30 will not extend past 6:40p.m. if a break is taken during the class. This will allow students who take two classes in one evening and have a second class beginning at 6:45 ample time to get to the second class.

      Pat Ezell will meet with the representatives from Education, Psychology and the content subject areas prior to building the schedule to coordinate the scheduling of required courses in those disciplines.

AGENDA ITEM # 3: SUMMER SCHEDULE
Pat Ezell distributed the first draft of the 2003 Maymester and Summer course schedule. Department heads were asked to review the individual schedules, make changes, additions, deletions in red ink and return that draft to the CGPS office by 16 December 2002.

BG Carter asked that the scheduling of courses be distributed over the three designated class times and to refrain from offering all classes during the first two periods of the day. This will allow students greater flexibility in scheduling their summer courses.

AGENDA ITEM # 4: MONDAY EVENINGS AND RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

BG Carter asked departments to try and not schedule academic activities on Monday evenings if at all possible. Cadet religious activities are scheduled on Monday evenings, and Chaplain Golden asked that we try to avoid conflicts with these activities.

AGENDA ITEM # 5: ENROLLMENT

BG Carter reported that the projected enrollment for the entering class in 2003 is 637. This projection is based on the projected returning cadets and the space available in the barracks. He distributed a summary of the reasons for freshmen withdrawing in fall 2002. A total of 75 (12.35%) left The Citadel for various reasons. This is the fourth highest withdrawal rate in ten years. BG Carter also reported that the projected spring enrollment is 1850 students. There are a record number of readmit applicants for spring 2003.

AGENDA ITEM # 6: BUDGET

BG Carter noted that the South Carolina Budget and Control Board has called for a 5% cut of appropriated funds across all state agencies. The Governor had tried to exempt public and higher education, but the legislature had not approved that exemption. It is possible that by May of 2003 state agencies could be giving up an additional 2%.

AGENDA ITEM # 7: HOLIDAY POINT OF CONTACT

BG Carter reminded all department heads to provide his office with the names and telephone numbers of the individuals designated as point of contact should they be needed over the holidays.

AGENDA ITEM # 8: OPEN HOUSE PRESIDENT'S QUARTERS

BG Carter asked deans and department heads to encourage their faculty to attend the Christmas Open House at the President's quarters on Wednesday, December 11, 2002.

AGENDA ITEM # 9: OTHER ITEMS

a. BG Carter asked the members of the Academic Board to review the following important dates for fall 2003 and spring 2004.

FALL 2003

August 16 Saturday Fourth Class Reports
August 24 Sunday Upper Class Cadets Report
August 25 Monday CGPS Classes Begin
August 27 Wednesday SCCC Classes Begin
November 21 Friday Thanksgiving Furlough Begins
November 30 Sunday Thanksgiving Furlough Ends
December 4 Thursday CGPS Classes End
December 8 Monday CGPS Exams Begin
December 9 Tuesday SCCC Classes End
December 10 Wednesday SCCC Exams Begin
December 11 Thursday CGPS Exams End
December 16 Tuesday SCCC Exams End

SPRING 2004

January 5 Monday CGPS Grad Classes Begin
January 11 Sunday SCCC Furlough Ends
January 12 Monday CGPS Undergrad Classes Begin
January 14 Wednesday SCCC Classes Begin
January 19 Monday MLK Holiday
March 19 Friday Spring Furlough Begins
March 28 Sunday Spring Furlough Ends
March 29 Monday Classes Resume
April 19 Monday CGPS Grad Exams Begin
April 22 Thursday CGPS Grad Exams End
April 22 Thursday CGPS Undergrad Classes End
April 26 Monday CGPS Undergrad Exams Begin
April 27 Tuesday SCCC Classes End
April 28 Wednesday SCCC Exams Begin
April 29 Thursday CGPS Undergrad Exams End
May 2 Sunday CGPS Commencement
May 4 Tuesday SCCC Exams End
May 8 Saturday SCCC Commencement

b. LTC George Williams, Chair Faculty Council, announced there would be a Town Hall Meeting to discuss parking on campus. This meeting is to be Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at 11:00a.m. in room 101 Duckett Hall. A panel consisting of COL C. Holland; COL D. Tomasik; COL M. Bingham; Carla McIntyre, Chair Staff Council; LTC J. Carter, Ombudsman; and COL P. Greim will address questions and concerns from faculty and staff.

c. COL R. Tice announced that The Citadel had been named the 16th STA-21 (Seaman to Admiral) Nuclear School in the nation. As a result of this, The Citadel could have several students enrolling this fall 2003. These students would be majoring in mathematics, physics, chemistry, civil or electrical engineering.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1545.

Submitted by

 

Pat Ezell
Associate Dean CGPS