Minutes of 19 October 2004 Meeting of the Academic Board

BG D. STEVEN

COL S. METTS, JR.

COL D.J. FALLON

LTC J. MOORE, JR.

LTC P. ROSENBLUM

COL G. FEURTADO

LTC J. PEEPLES

COL P. REMBIESA

COL R. BLANTON

COL A. GURGANUS

LTC S. NIDA

LTC B. WOOLSEY

COL A. FINCH

COL J. LEONARD

COL M. BEBENSEE

LTC J. CARTER

COL D. OUZTS

MAJ S. NESMITH

DR. R. JONES

COL B. McMILLAN

COL R. LAKE

COL A. EKREM

COL E. WALKER

 

BG Steven called the meeting to order at 1515.

Item 1. Approval of Minutes of 21 September 2004

LTC Rosenblum moved to approve, and Dean Fallon seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved without opposition.

Item 2.  Adjunct Pay

Dean Finch circulated a chart of proposed incremental increases in adjunct salaries that would move the current pay of $2000 for a 3-credit course to $3000 for the 2009-2010 academic year.  BG Steven pointed out that this would be an immediate 25% increase in the adjunct budget of the College and could cost as much as $75,000 to $100,000 in 2005-06.  COL Finch pointed out that procedures for requesting exceptions to the normal, approved levels of adjunct pay are presented in the Faculty Manual.

COL Metts pointed out that comparable increases would need to be made for 4-credit lecture courses, 4-credit lecture/lab courses, and labs.

It was moved by LTC J. Moore, seconded by COL Feurtado, and approved without opposition that BG Steven take this planned increase in adjunct pay forward in the budget building process.

Item 3.  Other Matters

COL Metts reminded the Board that in the NCATE review process, a number of programs have been eliminated.  At the undergraduate level, the teaching fields of biology, history, mathematics, and science have already been eliminated, and English is under review.  At the graduate level, the three M.A.Ed. programs (Biology, Mathematics, and Social Science) have been eliminated.  Two new replacement programs, M.A. in Biology and M.A. in Social Science, will be presented electronically in the near future for consideration by the Graduate Council and the Academic Board.  Time constraints have required this approval process since the Program Planning Summaries must be submitted to CHE by 1 November to be in the approval cycle for fall 2005.  COL Metts pointed out that some obstacles had been encountered with the replacement mathematics program, and a new program will likely not be ready to meet the 1 November deadline.

COL Bebensee revisited the concept of “declaring academic bankruptcy.”  When an older student returns and does very well after a less than stellar start in his/her youth, many institutions allow these non-traditional students to start over with a clean slate.  BG Steven expressed support for this concept and indicated that it would be placed on the agenda for the next meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 15:30.

                                                                     Respectfully submitted,

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