The Citadel Academic Board

OFFICIAL MINUTES

19 February 1996

BGEN R.C. Poole, MAJ J.S. Carter, COL J.W. Gordon, COL R.K. Templeton, COL H.W. Askins, COL S.D. Comer, LTC A. LeClecq, COL D.H. White, COL M.A. Bebensee, LTC O.R. Emory, COL I.S. Metts, COL R.A. White, COL J.R. Blanton, LTC A.J. Finch, COL D.H. Reilly, COL G.L. Wilson, COL M.L. Boykin, COL J.A. Folley, LTC P.E. Ross, COL J.C.

AGENDA ITEM 1 - APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF 23 JANUARY 1996

The meeting was called to order by BGEN Poole, the VPAA, at 1515 in Bond Hall, Room 161.

The minutes of the Academic Board Meetings of 13 December 1995 and 23 January 1996 were approved.

The VPAA announced that the Faculty Council had voted nine to three that the extant faculty committee on curriculum, that is, the Curriculum Committee as presently chaired by Professor Holbein, would do the Core Curriculum review.

The VPAA indicated that he was happy to let that committee undertake the work, and that he would have to give them a charge and they would know to stay in place for two years in order to get the job done.

CAPT Boykin indicated, in that case, a need to replace Professor Todd Baker on the committee, since he would be retiring at the end of this year.

The VPAA will ask Professor John Carter, Chair, Faculty Council, to ask the Committee on Committees to "rewrite the charter" for that particular committee,in order to get two-year appointments for the Curriculum Committee.

The VPAA is willing to accept the recommendation of the Committee on Committees concerning the above.

The VPAA spoke on AACSB. Of some 1,350 business administration departments in our nation, only about 10% are accredited. It is therefore highly significant that The Citadel's Department of Business Administration will be recommended for full accreditation. The VPAA asked that COL Mark Bebensee be given a round of applause for a job well done.

AGENDA ITEM 2 - POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR LD STUDENTS

COL David Reilly, Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, asked for approval.

COL Comer raised concerns about first sentence of the policy, "all students have an equal opportunity to succeed academically."

Discussion followed.

The language in the policy was undefined to reflect "documented disability."

COL Emory raised a concern about review of procedures.

Discussion followed. We are in the process of clearing up previously existing cases. COL Metts responded to COL Comer's request for a review committee to be set up by indicating that such a group was not possible. It is a legal issue and we have a professional, Dr. Barbara Zaremba, to handle it.

COL Folley indicated that he could not offer a contract to a student taking ritalin and asked if he could find out who was. The answer presented was that such information could not be divulged.

It was moved (COL Templeton) and seconded (COL Gordon) that the policy be accepted. The motion carried.

AGENDA ITEM 3 - FORMAT FOR DEPARTMENT PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

COL Metts indicated that standards for promotion and tenure should be separated from merit standards. We will use this document as a general guide. We will come up with a complete package that contains college standards. The department standards will be presented, he indicated, to 1) the Faculty Council, and 2) the Academic Board, and the recommendations would go forward to the VPAA. This will occur in Spring 1996.

Much discussion followed.

The VPAA stated that he had stated last year that the college would lay out an over-riding standard. We were trying to recognize departmental differences.

AGENDA ITEM 4 - GRADE ANALYSIS

The VPAA indicated that we should tell COL Metts if we need other data from the grade analysis process. COL Emory stated that we need accounting for double majors.

AGENDA ITEM 5 - INTENSIVE ADVISEMENT FOR LESS THAN 2.0 4TH CLASSMEN

COL Gordon briefed about this program and its operations to date.

AGENDA ITEM 6 - SC CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS

COL Gordon briefed on plans and activities in this program.

AGENDA ITEM 7 - DEAN'S LIST OF BANQUETS

COL Gordon briefed on plans and activities in this program indicating speakers, dates, number of awards, etc.

AGENDA ITEM 8 - STUDY ABROAD RECOMMENDATIONS

COL Gordon presented the results of a faculty task force. The Academic Board voted to accept the concept and await a detailed plan and budget information.

AGENDA ITEM 9 - PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

The deadline for receipt of the package in Columbia is the end of June, and nominations need to be submitted by the next Academic Board Meeting.

AGENDA ITEM 10 - REMEDIAL COURSES

The VPAA stated that the state mandates that remedial courses may not be given at 4-year colleges. They must be given at technical colleges.

AGENDA ITEM 11 - FACULTY SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES PUBLICATION

The VPAA indicated that we were going to do this--that is, continue to publish a listing of faculty scholarly activities. We have a variety of constituencies that this publication serves. The VPAA will do the format. The departments should put it on a disk, send it to Mrs. Kaufman. Department Heads are responsible to see that the information on the disks is correct. We will do this by the end of the semester. Must specify WP details and programming.

AGENDA ITEM 12 - RECRUITING EFFORTS

The VPAA indicated that we have to contact students and increase our yield. The VPAA will also send a list of prospective students to the ROTC departments. The Family Association will call states and regions.

AGENDA ITEM 13 - THE 2.0/2.0 RULE REVISED

The VPAA indicated that COL Trez was working on this as part the academic continuance portion of the catalogue.

AGENDA ITEM 14 - MISCELLANEOUS

The President, LGEN Watts, expressed congratulations to the Business Administration Department for its outstanding effort and achievement.

He discussed the Executive Committee of the Council of Presidents and its work in endorsing a report that reaffirms the institutional authority of individual boards of trustees.

He looks forward to working with the CHE as it is restructured.

He indicated that we have an 84% rate of 4th class retention, a superb achievement, and that 69 to 72% of our young men graduate in four to five years. We are seeing lots of self-selection among applicants and we need telephone contact to turn applicants into matriculants.

There was little to add about the lawsuit, other than that we simply do not have lots of female applicants (only 3 at present).

The meeting was adjourned at 1700.

John W. Gordon
Colonel, USMCR
Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies