30 May 1997

THE CITADEL ACADEMIC BOARD

OFFICIAL MINUTES

8 MAY 1997

MGEN R. C. POOLE, COL J. W. GORDON, COL H. W. ASKINS, JR, LTC A. LeCLERCQ, COL M. A. BEBENSEE, LTC J. S. LEONARD, LTC J. R. BLANTON, LTC G. D. DIEHL, CAPT M. L. BOYKIN, COL I. S. METTS, JR., LTC R. R. CARTER, COL D. H. REILLY, COL S. D. COMER, LTC P. J. REMBIESA, LTC O. R. EMORY, COL P. E. BALDWIN, LTC D. J. FALLON, COL D. H. WHITE, MAJ J. A. LIPOVSKY, COL R. A. WHITE, CAPT R. M. MELTON, COL G. L. WILSON

AGENDA ITEM 1 - APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The meeting of the Academic Board was held at 1515 hours on 8 May 1997 in Bond Hall, Room 333.

MGen Poole, Interim President, opened the meeting. He asked that we again call prospective students. He has lists/printouts by major.

He indicated that the Admissions Office is forecasting a freshman class of 580 to 605 entering this August. We cannot, however, extrapolate on what we will really get based on past performance.

MGen Grinalds, he continued, will arrive on campus 27 June. He will be here 27 June - 5 July. Six - 20 July he will be out, and will officially report for duty on Monday, 4 August.

A brief discussion of budgetary issues followed. Gen Poole reported that he would report on the feelings of the Board of Visitors regarding the budget, fees, etc.

Col Metts now presided and indicated that, at the next meeting, we would take up COL Robert White's committee's report on the evaluations of sophomores and COL Steve Comer's committee's report on the evaluation of teaching. LTC Peter Rembiesa and Physics will withdraw the department's proposal for curriculum changes. He will be discussing a new propsal and how it would affect each department.

AGENDA ITEM 2 - TENURE AND PROMOTION DOCUMENT

LTC Leonard, Chair of the Faculty Council, now introduced proposed changes to the Tenure and Promotion Document. He and COL Metts indicated that we would go page-by-page. (See the attached copy, provided as a handout).

Page 3-2, Par b, was changed as shown on the attached copy, after being moved by CAPT Boykin, seconded by COL Gordon, discussed and voted on (all were in favor).

On Page 5-3, COL Bebensee moved and COL Comer seconded, that we would strike all after May 15 (Itals.). After discussing, the motion carried.

On Page 6-3, COL Reilly moved and LTC Emory seconded that we would strike "personal" in line 3. The motion passed unamimously.

On Page 6-3, COL Askins moved and COL Bebensee seconded to strike language to the effect that tenure would only be awarded at the associate professor level. Much discussion followed. Eleven voted to strike the language in favor of tenuring at associate; 5 were opposed. The motion carried.

On Page 6-3(a) it was voted to have the paragraph rewritten.

It was agreed that a subcommittee would look at Pages 7-5 through 12-8 and prepare substitute language in certain critical areas. This decision followed lengthy discussion as the Academic Board attempted to debate, line-by-line, the wording of specific sentences.

The meeting was ajourned at 1730.

Respectfully submitted,

John W. Gordon
Colonel, USMCR
Dean of Undergraduate Studies