ACADEMIC BOARD MEETING

19 August 2002

DRAFT MINUTES

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

                                                                                                                                                      

  BG Carter called the meeting to order at 1100 hours.

AGENDA ITEM # 1:  INTRODUCTIONS

            BG Carter introduced Dr. Steve Nida, the new Head of the Department of Psychology. Dr. Nida received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University.  He also introduced LTC George Williams as the Faculty Council  President, and Major Sylvia Nesmith as the new Registrar.

AGENDA ITEM # 2:  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 4 JUNE 2002

            The minutes were unanimously approved as written.

AGENDA ITEM # 3:  ENROLLMENT FALL 2002

            BG Carter reported that 607 freshmen reported on August 17.  The target number was 590- 610.  The Fourth Class System starts today.  This week will be training conducted  by the Commandants Office.  It is projected that we will loose 7-8% (about 40-50 students) from this group.  Last year, fall 2001, there were 694 freshman that reported.  At the end of the fall term grades were sent to 593 freshman students.

            BG Carter stated that the budget has been developed on 1800 students.  This does not include the active duty students.  Currently there are spaces for 1352 upper class students.  If there should be any overflow, they will be housed at the Altman Center.

AGENDA ITEM # 4:   DEAN OF ENGINEERING

            BG Carter announced that COL Dennis Fallon has been selected as the Dean and LeTellier Professor of Engineering.  Because of the ABET affirmation visit in September 2002, this change will not become effective until the beginning of the spring term 2003.

AGENDA ITEM # 5: DEAN OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES & ORGANIZATION

            BG Carter announced there he will recommend the elimination of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies position.  He has met with the department heads of the Humanities and Social Science departments and with the head of  the Health and Exercise Science Department.  While there is not consensus from the departments, he will recommend to the President that we move forward with a search for a Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences.  The Department of Health and Exercise Science opted to be included with the Mathematics and Sciences  cluster.

            A priority of the Capital Campaign will be funds for a position of Dean of Mathematics and Sciences.  If this does not develop he will recommend that the position of  Dean of Graduate Studies be moved to the Dean of Mathematics and Sciences.

            Also he will recommend Tte renaming of the Education, Engineering,  and Business Administration departments to Schools.                    

AGENDA ITEM # 6:  CONVOCATION

            Convocation for the 2002-2003 year will be the same as last year but at a different time.  It will take place on Tuesday, 27 August.  Only freshman will be in attendance. COL Moreland, the Grimsley Teaching Award winner, will be the speaker.  Faculty are encouraged to have lunch on the second floor of McAllister Field House with the freshman, visit with them, and assist them in focusing on the academic year ahead.

AGENDA ITEM # 7: FALL FACULTY MEETING

            The fall faculty meeting will be Friday, 23 August, 1030 until 1200 in Duckett Auditorium.  COL Dudley Saleeby, Board of Visitors, will share with the faculty the Strategic Plan and the goals of the Capital Campaign.  Lunch will be in the Riverview Room.  The President will host a reception for faculty Friday evening at The Citadel Beach House.

AGENDA ITEM # 8: DEPARTMENTAL MEETINGS

            Academic departments will meet with freshman majors on Tuesday evening 20 August from 1930 - 2130.  A schedule with room locations was distributed to each department head.

AGENDA ITEM # 9: FRESHMAN ADVISING

            Advisement of freshman students will take place Wednesday, 21 August from 0800-1200.

AGENDA ITEM # 10:  BUDGET

            BG Carter reported that the budget reduction received last year will carry over into this year.  There is some discussion about an additional 7% reduction but this has not been announced. There will probably not be an announcement until after November . He also announced that The Citadel Foundation has begun a campaign and has made good progress toward the one hundred million dollar goal.

AGENDA ITEM # 11:  UNIFORMS

            BG Carter urged department heads to encourage faculty to set the example for students in ethics, leadership and character development.  One way this can be done is to meet the expectation the institution has for faculty regarding the wearing of the uniform.  It is the responsibility of the faculty to set the example.

AGENDA ITEM # 12:  SACS

            COL Metts announced that we have hired Allyson Loeffler to assist the non-academic departments write their assessment reports for the SACS re-affirmation.  He will be using the Department of English and Department of Psychology as examples of models as to how assessment reports are to be done. A website will be developed for editing and maintaining SACS documents and information.

AGENDA ITEM # 13: NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION

            New faculty orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, 20 August and Wednesday, 21 August. An agenda was distributed. 

AGENDA ITEM # 14: OTHER

            BG Carter announced that CAPT Robert Pickering, The Citadel's Multicultural Officer, will be an additional Ombudsperson.  He and LTC John Carter will serve together in the Ombudsperson office.

            LTC Angela LeClercq encouraged each department to select a representative to advise the library about additional library acquisitions for the respective department.  There is a library staff member assigned to each academic discipline.

            The meeting was adjourned at 1100 hours.

                                                                                    Submitted by

                                                                                    Pat Ezell

                                                                                    Associate Dean CGPS