ACADEMIC BOARD MEETING

16 March 2004

BG H.S. CARTER

COL I.S. METTS, JR.

COL E. WALKER

COL. D.J. FALLON

COL A.J. FINCH

COL K. HENSON

COL M.A. BEBENSEE

COL D.T. OUZTS

COL P.B. EZELL

COL J.R. BLANTON

COL K.P. BRANNAN

COL J.S. LEONARD

COL. L.W. MORELAND

COL A.E. GURGANUS

LTC P.M. ROSENBLUM

LTC J.S. CARTER

LTC S.A. NIDA

LTC J.I. MOORE, JR.

MAJ M. MCKINNEY
     
for LTC J. Peeples

COL A.W. LECLERCQ

COL A. EKREM

COL R. TICE

CPT J.R. HINES
     
for COL J.B. MCMILLAN

MAJ L.A. ZURAW

MAJ S. NESMITH

LTC G. FEURTADO


BG Carter called the meeting to order at 1515.

AGENDA ITEM # 1: APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 17 FEBRUARY 2004

The minutes of the 17 February 2004 meeting were approved as distributed.

AGENDA ITEM # 2: CATALOG REVISIONS

COL Metts distributed the sections of the 2003-04 undergraduate catalog and asked that revisions be made in red on these pages as soon as possible.  He indicated that the Print Shop would enter the changes and a copy would be provided for review.

AGENDA ITEM # 3: MINORS

COL Metts requested a clarification of how departmental and approved electives could be used to meet minor requirements.  General Electives can be used to meet minor requirements, and it is his opinion that departmental and approved electives should also be available to meet minor requirements.  That is, at least 12 hours of the minor requirement must be met with courses beyond the Core Curriculum, courses not specifically designated in the major by course number, or courses meeting other minor requirements.  The Board agreed with this interpretation.

AGENDA ITEM # 4: STANDARDIZED TESTING

COL Metts announced that the only Saturday available for testing is 24 April, the Saturday before classes end and exams begin.  He suggested that the Board might suggest building into the semester schedule a testing day since weekends seem to be taken with SMI, ROTC Training, or Leaves.  COL Metts indicated that if a school or department intended to use the morning of 24 April as a testing period, the students to be tested must be placed on Special Orders with the testing time and place designated.

AGENDA ITEM #5: POST-TENURE REVIEW

COL Metts had provided the Board and Faculty Council a revised version of the Post-Tenure Review Policy.  This revision reflected changes related only to the title provost and the establishment of schools.  For schools without departments, the associate dean is designated to carry out the duties assigned to department heads.  There being no objections, the policy was approved as submitted.

AGENDA ITEM # 6: CURRICULUM CHANGES

LTC Feurtado indicated that the Curriculum and Instruction Committee recommends approval of the following.

School of Business Administration

The School of Business Administration recommends the establishment of a Pre-Business designation to which students aspiring to major in business would be assigned until they had completed the following five core business courses with a Grade Point Ratio of at least 2.000:

BADM 202      Principles of Microeconomics

BADM 205      Business Statistics I

BADM 211      Introduction to Financial Accounting and Reporting

BADM 212      Accounting for Decision-Making

BADM 216      Communications in Business (formerly numbered BADM 316)

These changes are intended to improve the performance of sophomores pursuing the business major and to discourage those who are not truly committed to the major. 

In response to questions from the Board, COL Bebensee provided the following clarifications:

  • Core requirements and advising for students designated as Pre-Business will be the same as for Business majors.
  • There is no intent to develop a Business minor.
  • All five of these courses are offered each semester and in summer school so students will not have difficulty scheduling them.
  • Requiring the grade of “C” in each course was considered, but since earning the grade of “D” would not preclude a student from taking other courses and since some students may be weaker in certain areas, such as accounting, requiring an “average” grade of “C” seemed more reasonable.
  • The issue of how long to allow a student to remain in a pre-business status has not yet been considered.

There being no further discussion, the recommended changes were supported without opposition.

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

LTC Moore recommended that the two options in the B.S. major, Pure and Applied, be replaced with one major.  This change was approved without opposition.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

COL Brannan recommended that CIVL 102 be renumbered CIVL 100.  This course also meets requirements for Citadel 101 and is offered in the fall semester before CIVL 101.  The renumbering will eliminate some of the confusion regarding the appropriate order for completing this sequence.  This recommendation was approved without objection.

AGENDA ITEM # 7: SACS

BG Carter reported to the Board on the schedule of the upcoming visit by the SACS Team.  A handout was provided listing team members, their institutions, and their areas of responsibilities during the visit.

AGENDA ITEM # 8: PROMOTION AND TENURE

BG Carter reported that the following promotion and tenure actions have been approved:

Promotion to Professor:

            MAJ Margaret Britz

Tenure as Associate Professor:

            MAJ Harry Davakos

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor:

            CPT Kathy Brown

            CPT Kevin Crawford

            LTC Terry Mays

AGENDA ITEM #9: OFFICE PROCEDURES

BG Carter announced a meeting for Academic Secretaries scheduled for 22 March.  Issues related to the use of purchasing cards and reimbursements of expenses related to entertaining candidates for faculty positions would be discussed.

BG Carter provided a copy of The Citadel’s policy on reimbursements.

BG Carter also provided a handout regarding Provost Support Accounts.  These accounts will be established when the Provost provides a grant to a faculty member, department, or school for equipment purchases, research, or travel.  When such funds are approved, they will be transferred into the school/department Provost Support Account.  Since more than one grant may be approved for an academic unit, the dean/department head will be responsible for ensuring that all funds are expended appropriately.  Any funds not expended in support of the original proposal may be expended for similar purposes.  Any over expenditure will be charged to the operating budget of the school/department.

AGENDA ITEM # 10: OTHER MATTERS

MAJ Zuraw reported that the Faculty Council was reviewing the Faculty Code of Ethics and encouraged that Board members provide recommended changes.

COL Finch reported that two additional candidates for Provost will be brought to campus and that Dr. Stevens had indicated that he was still interested in the position.

BG Carter announced that Pat Ezell had been promoted to Colonel and had received the Palmetto Medal at the Corps Day Parade.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1610.

                                                                      Respectfully submitted,

                                                                      Isaac S. Metts, Jr., Ph.D.
                                                                     
Associate Vice President
                                                                          
for Academic Affairs