ACADEMIC BOARD MEETING

MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 25, 2001

BG H. S. CARTER
COL J. S. LEONARD
COL H. W. ASKINS, JR.
LTC A. G. MILAK for COL J. B. McMILLAN
COL J. R. BLANTON
COL I. S. METTS, JR.
COL C. E. CLEAVER
COL W. B. MOORE, JR.
LTC C. M. DeMILLE
COL L. W. MORELAND
LTC P. B. EZELL
COL S. OZMENT
COL D. J. FALLON
COL P. J. REMBIESA
COL A. J. FINCH
LTC P. M. ROSENBLUM
LTC J. E. GOODWIN
LTC J. F. LINEBERGER for COL F. W. SHEALY
LTC A. E. GURGANUS
LTC S. J. SILVER
LTC S. J. SILVER
CDR M. C. JONES for COL R. F. TICE
LTC A. W. LeCLERCQ
COL W. E. WALKER

 

BG Carter called the meeting to order at 1515 hours.

He recognized Richard Rieger and Frank Shannon of The Citadel Foundation who were present to announce a gift to the Foundation by LTC Al Gurganus to fund a stipend for summer study in Germany. Mr. Rieger expressed appreciation for Dr. Gurganus's generosity.

AGENDA ITEM # 1: APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 20 AUGUST 2001 MEETING

The minutes of the August meeting were unanimously approved as written.

AGENDA ITEM # 2: LIBRARY'S MOVE TO ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

BG Carter recognized LTC LeClercq who described newly acquired electronic resources in Daniel Library—most notably Science Direct, which allows access to over 1000 full-text journals in a wide range of disciplines (science, social science, business, etc.). LTC LeClercq asked each department head to send two faculty members (one at each of the two workshops) to the sessions to be held on campus on Wednesday, November 7th, at 1:00 and 3:00 demonstrating how to use this valuable resource.

LTC LeClercq explained that the long-range plan for Daniel Library is to move increasingly to electronic journals.

AGENDA ITEM # 3: FACULTY/ STAFF/ STUDENT RESERVE IMPACT

COL Finch asked about number of Citadel folks who may be called to active duty. BG Carter stated that we are presently aware of only two students, but we are in the process of obtaining a list of students who are in the National Guard or Reserves. About a half-dozen faculty/staff members could be affected. We do not know the potential impact on students enrolled in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

AGENDA ITEM # 4: PRESIDENT'S CLASS VISITS

COL Ozment told department heads and deans that MG Grinalds is making steady progress in visiting a class for each full-time, permanent member of the faculty. She is scheduling the visits in blocks of time he has set aside for the purpose. She asked that department heads remind faculty that the President will be coming to one of their classes sometime by the end of the academic year.

AGENDA ITEM # 5: SABBATICAL PROPOSAL PROCESS

COL Ozment stated that guidelines for sabbatical proposals have been distributed by e-mail to all faculty. She attended the first meeting of the Sabbaticals Committee and reviewed the process to be followed in consideration of applications. Members of the Sabbaticals Committee pointed out that department heads are put in an uncomfortable position by being asked to rank proposals if more than one faculty member in their department applied for a sabbatical in a given year. They suggested that this step in the process be omitted since it is an administrative issue that should not affect rankings at the committee level. BG Carter subsequently accepted this recommendation, so department heads will not be asked to include such a ranking in their endorsement of applications. If more than one member of a department is recommended for a sabbatical, the appropriate dean will consult with the department head about whether it is feasible for both to be supported in the same year.

AGENDA ITEM # 6: REVISIONS TO GENERAL ORDER 14

COL Metts presented proposed revisions to General Order 14 that take into account recent academic reorganization, specifically the process to be followed in units that now have deans and no department heads. In these units, the suggested revisions call for the tenured members of the department to elect a spokesperson to fill the role the department head fills in other units. COL Leonard asked about the appropriateness of having the faculty member who serves as dean's assistant fill this role, but BG Carter pointed out that these individuals have been appointed, not elected by faculty. COL Finch and COL Fallon seconded the motion that the revisions be approved. The motion passed unanimously. LTC Silver will present the revisions to Faculty Council.

AGENDA ITEM # 7: SELECTION OF POST-TENURE REVIEW COMMITTEE

COL Metts raised the issue of the process for selecting members of Post-Tenure Review Committees and noted that it can be awkward if committee members are elected in an open meeting and the candidate believes one of those chosen will not be objective. COL Metts suggested that the process be modified so that department members will recommend at least three names to the department head and then the department head will appoint the committee.

AGENDA ITEM # 8: FTPC ISSUES

COL Metts reminded the Board that departmental tenure and promotion committees must include an outside evaluator (i.e., a Citadel faculty member from another department). He also asked that each department head notify the appropriate dean as soon as possible of those who will be applying for tenure and promotion this year.

AGENDA ITEM # 9: STIPENDS FOR PROMOTION

BG Carter announced that the stipends for promotion have been increased from $1000 to $1500 for promotion to associate professor and from $1500 to $3000 for promotion to full professor. The increases will go into effect for those promoted this fall.

AGENDA ITEM # 10: KRAUSE AWARDS

BG Carter informed the Board that he received ten nominations for Krause Awards. He has solicited rankings of the nominees from the deans and plans to announce five $1000 awards next week.

AGENDA ITEM # 11: SACS

COL Ozment told the Board that steps are being taken already to prepare for the next Self Study and site visit. For example, a review of faculty personnel files is underway to confirm that official transcripts are in place. COL Metts recently sent out a list of what is needed in departmental curricular files. BG Carter is educating the other vice presidents about what will be required in their areas. On October 4th at 11:00, there will be a joint meeting of the Academic Board and Graduate Council to discuss advance preparations for the SACS visit.

AGENDA ITEM # 12: PARENTS' DAY

Departments are expected to host an open house from 10:00-11:00 on Parents' Day. COL Ozment asked that each department head notify her as soon as possible where its open house would be held so she can include the location in her letter to parents.

AGENDA ITEM # 13: ACADEMIC REPORTS

BG Carter distributed to Board members a statistical profile of the entering class (by race, by gender, by SAT score, by major, etc.), a copy of the Registrar's Enrollment Report, and the credentials of this year's Citadel Scholars.

AGENDA ITEM # 14: MISCELLANEOUS

A group of older, more mature Russian students will be in Charleston from October 19th – November 19th. The President's Office would like to hear from anyone willing to serve as a host for one of these students.

The meeting was adjourned at 1620 hours.

Submitted by

 

Suzanne Ozment