19 August 1997

THE CITADEL ACADEMIC BOARD

OFFICIAL MINUTES

13 MAY 1997

Corrected Copy

COL H. W. Askins, Jr., COL J. W. Gordon, COL M. A. Bebensee, LTC A. Leclercq, LTC J. R. Blanton, CAPT M. L. Boykin, COL D. H. Reilly, COL M. B. Barrett, LTC P. J. Rembiesa, COL S. D. Comer, LTC P. E. Ross, LTC O. R. Emory, COL D. H. White, LTC T. R. Dion, COL R. A. White, LTC A. J. Finch, COL G. L. Wilson, LTC R. R. Carter

AGENDA ITEM 1 - APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The meeting of the Academic Board was held at 1515 hours on 13 May 1997 in Bond Hall, Room 333.

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.

AGENDA ITEM 2 - APPROVAL OF CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES

Which was well, since the next topic, Agenda Item 2, was a serious one. COL Bebensee moved (and COL Askins seconded) that all candidates for the degree of bachelor of arts or bachelor of science be approved. The question was called and all candidates for degrees were approved.

AGENDA ITEM 3 - CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION SUBCOMMITTEE REPORT ON USE OF THE STUDENT EVALUATION OF TEACHING INSTRUMENT

COL Comer, Head, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, chaired this committee and presented its report (see attached copy).

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.

MISCELLANEOUS

COL Reilly mentioned the schedule for Academic Board meeting in the fall.

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.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 1715.

Respectfully submitted,

John W. Gordon
Colonel, USMCR
Professor of History