The Interim President of The Citadel, Major General R. Clifton Poole, MSC, opened the meeting. The minutes of the 21 January meeting were approved as amended. So also were the minutes of the 18 March meeting of the Academic Board approved after General Poole turned the meeting over to Colonel Metts, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.
General Poole spoke in praise of the Academic Board, particularly in the matter of getting the faculty out for sensitivity training. He was pleased with the content and impact of all sessions. He also dealt with the uniform issue as raised during the faculty session at 1100 on the day of sensitivity training -- and said that he was willing to be the champion of that as a cause, he just needed resolution. He had asked the Faculty Council to come to resolution on the uniform issue but had received nothing. He also emphasized that the uniform should be recognized for what it is and the duties and obligations attending it.
You are officers of the College, General Poole informed the group. Act freely whenever you need to correct things that the cadets are doing wrong. You should inform either General Poole or Colonel Gordon of those instances.
It is time to do the Faculty Scholarly Activities Report. Colonel Metts will put out a message. We need this information for our constituencies. We also need to have Annual Reports in on time -- by the end of June. General Poole needs these reports completed by 30 June.
General Poole reported that he had met with The Citadel Development Foundation Board, and had given them a report this past weekend. He reported to them concerning faculty development activities and what the College had done with CDF money. General Poole also listed the concerns of the CDF Board: the Mark Clark Chair and the John C. West Chair -- we need to get these two worked out.
General Poole also reported on his lengthy interview with Turning Point and his lengthy meeting with the Post & Courier. He will continue going to editorial boards around the country. He discussed the Sixty Minutes program and why COL Leedom went.
COL Metts then took over and gave a report on scholarships. We need to use our scholarship money effectively to recruit and raise the quality of the Corps of Cadets. It is important to work well with CDF.
(1) Civil and Enviromental Engineering.
New course for non-majors:
CIVL 310 Engineering Mechanics for non-Civil Engineering Majors.
Moved (COL Fallon) and seconded (COL Askins).
Discussion dealt with ABET requirements. The motion carried, passed unamimously.
(2) Electrical Engineering.
Remove ELEC 404 Quality Control and Reliability from course offerings.
Add ELEC 412 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers as a required course.
Moved (COL Askins) and seconded (COL Fallon).
Discussion dealt with ABET requirements, and was it really a major course (COL Comer).
VOTE: 17 in favor; 1 opposed and one abstained.
Add CIVL 310 to technical elective list for the junior year.
Moved (COL Askins) and seconded (COL Fallon).
Passed unamimously after discussion and calling of the question.
(3) Math and Computer Science
Change Science requirements for:
BS Mathematics major to completion of two of the three two-semester sequences for science majors offered by Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
BS Computer Science major to completion of two of the three two-semester sequences for science majors offered by Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
Moved (COL Comer) as seconded (COL Askins).
After discussion, the vote was 15 in favor and 1 opposed. The motion carried.
Change PHYS 203-204 to College Physics - a non calculus course.
Delete PHYS 205/255, 206/256 Physics for Biology and Premedicine.
Replace PHYS 210/260,211/261,212/262 Physics for Scientist and Engineers with PHYS 221,222 Physics with Calculus and PHYS 271,272 Laboratory for Physics with Calculus (Specification of the laboratory requirement is left to the major departments.)
The first line of this proposal was discussed and gained passage without opposition.
So also did the second line, as presented by COL Rembiesa.
The remaining components of the proposal, however, found opposition in more than one department. Concerns had to do with implications for the 2 + 2 Program, transferral of credit issues, number of hours, etc., as well as other aspects of calculus - based physics. Dean Reilly indicated that these were clearly enough questions as concerns to take the proposal until next meeting. The motion was passed.
Remove: BIOL 204 Basic Plant Structure
BIOL 315 Biological Microtechnique & Instrumentation
BIOL 316 Mycology
BIOL 404 Plant Physiology
BIOL 423 Medical Microbiology
BIOL 425 Microbial Physiology
BIOL 490 Advanced Field Ecology
Change existing course: Increase laboratory hours of BIOL 308 from 2 to 3; credit unchanged.
Changes to program of study:
i) Move General Chemistry from sophomore to freshman year.
ii) Change Computer Application course from Mac (CSCI 115) to Windows (CSCI 110).
iii) Move modern language from freshman-sophomore to sophomore-junior years.
iv) Move Organic Chemistry from junior to sophomore year.
v) Move Statistics to first semester sophomore year.
vi) Move Genetics from first semester junior year to second semester sophomore year.
vii) Move Approved Elective to second semester sophomore year.
viii) Move Physics from sophomore to junior year and change from Biology and Premed Physics to College Physics 202/204 (two semester sequence).
ix) Change a General Elective in the first semester senior year to an Approved Biology Elective.
The first portion of this proposal was moved by LTCOL Ross and seconded by COL Fallon. After discussion it passed unamimously.
The second portion was moved by LTCOL Ross and seconded by COL Comer. It likewise passed unaimously.
The third portion was moved by LTCOL Ross and seconded by COL Askins.
There was very lengthy discussion. COL R. A. White stressed that this was a move away from the Core Curriculum concept. COL Comer indicated the switch from Calculus to Algebra-based Physics for Biology students.
In the vote which followed, 9 voted in favor, 4 were opposed, and l abstained. The motion carried.
(6) The Chemistry proposal was deferred until action could be taken on the Physics proposal.
Dean Reilly stated that the Academic Board gets a flood of agenda items late in the year -- we need to plan additional meetings earlier.
Col Metts emphasized that we need to get our scholarly activities information in -- just items for 1996.
COL Gordon reported on the selection process and committee for the Cambridge Program.
The meeting was adjourned at 1715.
John W. Gordon
Dean of Undergraduate Studies