The Interim President, Major General R. Clifton Poole, SCM, and Interim VPAA, COL I. S. Metts, Jr., both being absent on other matters, COL D. H. Reilly, Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies opened the meeting and presided.
The minutes of the previous meeting were available in draft form but would not be submitted for approval until the 15 August meeting.
COL Reilly reminded everyone about urging their departmental colleagues to get their grades turned in.
COL Reilly announced that COL Gordon would appear on A&E Biography "Warrior's Week" on 18 May. After the applause died down, COL Gordon graciously, and with his customary modesty, indicated that he would appear merely as the historian/commentator rather than as the primary subject (although there was still time for that later, of course). This last statement appeared to have the effect of soothing the Academic Board, and it soon turned to other business.
After lengthy discussion, the Academic Board accepted the first three paragraphs of the report (except for the phrase, "withdrawal data," which was removed). The last paragraph, Paragraph 4, dealing with specific uses of SET data in promotion and tenure decisions, was to be turned over to Institutional Research for further study.
COL Gordon reported on the Cambridge program and on the study abroad/international study program.
COL Reilly asked those present to give a round of applause to Bob Emory, Bill Gordon, and David White, for whom this would be their last Academic Board meeting.
John W. Gordon
Professor of History