April 1, 2002

 

DRAFT MINUTES

ACADEMIC BOARD MEETING

MARCH 26, 2002

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

 

BG Carter called the meeting to order at 1515 hours.

AGENDA ITEM # 1: APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 2002 MEETING

The minutes were unanimously approved as written.

AGENDA ITEM # 2: DEPARTMENT HEAD EVALUATION PROCESS

LTC LeClercq asked for clarification on the department head evaluation process. She commented on the redundancy in the evaluation categories faculty are supposed to use and asked if the guidelines have been reviewed recently. COL Metts acknowledged that the document has not been studied in a long time. BG Carter stated that the deans would review the guidelines. He asked department heads to submit suggested changes.

AGENDA ITEM # 3: GRADUATION RATES FOR ATHLETES

COL Finch asked about recent graduation rates for athletes. COL Metts said the college no longer prepares and distributes a separate report on this issue because all the information is available on the web at www.ncaa.org. The Citadel graduation rates for athletes continue to be very high.

AGENDA ITEM # 4: FACULTY RECRUITMENT PROCESS

BG Carter distributed copies of the revised flow chart showing the process for recruiting for faculty positions. BG Carter pointed out one new step that has been added—namely, an orientation session for search committee chairs. To make it possible to schedule such a session early in the fall term, department heads must identify by September 9th the name of the chair for any search approved for their department.

AGENDA ITEM # 5: BUDGET

BG Carter reminded the Board that in November our budget was reduced 4% as a result of the state budget shortfall. Public colleges have been led to believe that their budgets will be reduced another 2% before the end of the fiscal year.

At present, we do not know what our starting budget will be in July 2002. The best case scenario will be that we have the amount we had following the 4% reduction in November.

BG Carter informed the Board that debate among the public four-year institutions at Commission on Higher Education meetings continues to focus on the issue of parity. At present, The Citadel receives the highest percentage of formula funding of any four-year institution. Therefore, if any adjustments are made to achieve or move toward parity, we will lose further ground financially.

At this time, there is no expectation of a salary increase for state employees this year.

AGENDA ITEM # 6: TENURE AND PROMOTIONS

The promotion and tenure review process has been completed. BG Carter expressed appreciation to the members of the Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee, chaired by Jim Hutchisson, and to the deans for reviewing applications and making recommendations to him in a timely manner.

Six faculty members earned tenured and promotion to associate professor: Alix Darden, Jeff Davis, Kerry Lassiter, Pat Leverett, Kent Murray, and Kyle Sinisi. One faculty member, Juan Bahk, was promoted to full professor.

AGENDA ITEM # 7: APPLICATIONS TO CORPS OF CADETS

BG Carter reported that this year, The Citadel reached a new record for applications, with a total of 1956. 1219 freshmen have been accepted. Historically, 46%-48% of those accepted have enrolled. Therefore, we are well positioned to meet our institutional goal of an entering class of 620. There is now an active waiting list.

AGENDA ITEM # 8: UPDATES ON SEARCHES

BG Carter informed that Board that he and The Citadel's enrollment management consultant worked together to screen applicants for the Dean of Enrollment Management position. The "top" candidates were approached to determine whether they remained interested in the job. The first choice candidate had already accepted a position, and the salaries required by the candidates ranked second and third were prohibitive. As a result,

BG Carter recommended to the President that the college postpone filling the position. In the interim, additional duties have been assigned to the Director of Admissions and to the Director of Financial Aid, both of whom report to BG Carter.

COL Metts, who is chairing the search for a new Registrar, reported that forty-five applications were received. Thirteen applicants met all qualifications. The top three have been interviewed. It is possible that one more will be interviewed before a decision is made. In the meantime, Carla DeMille continues to serve as a part-time consultant in the Registrar's Office.

AGENDA ITEM # 9: CURRICULAR CHANGES AND CATALOG REVISIONS

COL Ozment asked if any department head anticipates curricular changes for next year. COL Askins and COL Moreland indicated that their departments will be proposing changes. COL Ozment asked these departments to notify Professor Harry Davakos, the Chair of the Curriculum Committee right away. Any changes must be presented to the Curriculum Committee in time to come before the Academic Board at its April 23rd meeting.

COL Ozment stated that catalog copy will be distributed following Spring Break and asked that department heads return their sections of the catalog promptly. LTC Goodwin asked if the copy could be sent to department heads on line. COL Ozment agreed to work with the Print Shop on providing the material in this format.

AGENDA ITEM # 10: MISCELLANEOUS

The spring semester Greater Issues Address will be presented on Thursday, March 28 at 11:00. All classes should be dismissed promptly at 10:30.

COL Rembiesa raised the issue of the timing of the service pin ceremony recently held to honor those who had completed ten, twenty, and thirty years of service to The Citadel. He suggested that the ceremony be held during the lunch hour to avoid conflicts with class schedules. BG Carter offered to pass this suggestion along to Human Resources.

BG Carter asked department heads to encourage faculty in their departments to adhere to the regular class schedule this Friday preceding Spring Break.

The meeting was adjourned at 1600 hours.

Submitted by

 

Suzanne Ozment