MINUTES
ACADEMIC BOARD MEETING
MAY 4, 1999


MG J. S. GRINALDS, LTC A. W. LECLERCQ, BGEN R. C. POOLE, LTC J. S. LEONARD, COL H. W. ASKINS, JR., COL W. J. MACPHERSON, COL R. E. BALDWIN, COL R. A. MALONEY, COL M. A. BEBENSEE, COL I. S. METTS, JR., COL J. R. BLANTON, COL W. B. MOORE, JR., CAPT M. L. BOYKIN, COL S. OZMENT, COL C. E. CLEAVER, COL D. H. REILLY, MAJ J. A. LIPOVSKY, LTC P. J. REMBIESA, COL D. J. FALLON, COL G. B. STALEY, COL A. J. FINCH, COL G. L. WILSON

      BG Poole called the meeting to order at 1520 hours.

AGENDA ITEM # 1: APPROVAL OF MINUTES
      COL Ozment stated that she had received a correction to the April 13th Minutes from COL MacPherson who pointed out that the special event announced by BG Poole to be held on May 8th, in addition to Commencement, is the Joint Swearing In Ceremony which will be conducted at 0745 hours.
      COL Bebensee moved and COL Askins seconded the motion that the Minutes be approved as amended. The motion passed unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM # 2: PROGRAM AND COURSE APPROVAL
      COL Reilly presented several recommendations approved by Graduate Council for changes in degree programs and courses.
  1. Add Math 501: Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures for Middle School Teachers. This course is the first of five intended to provide the content knowledge for a certificate program for middle grades mathematics teachers. COL Reilly moved and COL Baldwin seconded the motion that MATH 501 be added to the curriculum. The motion passed unanimously.
  2. Change in the requirements for the MA Education program in Social Science. Based on recommendations of the CHE reviewers, the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice has added flexibility and more choice to the program. Requirements will include 9 semester hours in secondary education and 27 semester hours in social science distributed as follows:
    1. PSCI 505, Instructional Approaches to the Social Sciences (3 semester hours)
    2. 15 semester hours in political science and criminal justice
    3. 9 semester hours in history, geography, economics, psychology, anthropology, sociology, or education.
    COL Reilly moved and COL Finch seconded the motion that the changes be approved. The motion passed unanimously.
  3. Change the content of PSCI 505 to put more emphasis on approaches to teaching social science. COL Reilly moved and COL Cleaver seconded the motion that the change be approved. The motion passed unanimously.
  4. Addition of three courses in biology:
    1. BIOL 531, Reproductive and Developmental Strategies
    2. BIOL 624, Molecular Genetics and Recombinant DNA
    3. BIOL 631, Environmental Physiology and Biochemical Adaptations of Animals
    COL Baldwin noted that the department has recently hired two professors with expertise in these areas. COL Reilly moved and COL Baldwin seconded the motion that the courses be added. The motion passed unanimously.
  5. Change BIOL 605 from a three hour to a four hour course. COL Reilly moved and COL Baldwin seconded the motion that the credit hours be changed. The motion passed unanimously.
AGENDA ITEM # 3: LIBRARY SERIAL REVIEW
      LTC LeClercq reported that the Library has completed its review of serial holdings with the assistance of the academic departments. The Library will use the funds saved on any serial subscriptions that are discontinued to provide additional electronic full-text data bases. She expressed appreciation to the departments for their support and assistance in the review process.

AGENDA ITEM # 4: REPORT FROM FACULTY COUNCIL
      BG Poole recognized the new chair of Faculty Council, MAJ Julie Lipovsky. MAJ Lipovsky stated that the Faculty Council has not met since the last meeting of Academic Board, so she had no report. She did take the opportunity to present to BG Poole a plaque from the faculty expressing appreciation for his leadership as VPAA.

AGENDA ITEM # 5: REPORT FROM GRADUATE COUNCIL
      COL Reilly announced that last week the College of Charleston submitted to CHE a proposal for a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. COL Reilly and COL Cleaver had informed the College of Charleston that The Citadel is interested in developing a joint program. Despite this, The Citadel was not notified by the College of Charleston that a proposal was being submitted. When officials here learned that such a proposal had been sent to CHE, COL Cleaver developed a response that was approved by the VPAA and sent to CHE on May 3rd. The College of Charleston was informed that this response had been sent.
      BG Poole said he had spoken to Dr. Festa, the Provost of the College of Charleston. Dr. Festa indicated there had been a miscommunication, that the College had not understood that The Citadel was interested in a joint program. He agreed that the two institutions should work together on such a degree program.
      COL Reilly also announced that tonight the College of Graduate and Professional Studies will hold a recognition banquet for students. COL Bebensee stated that faculty in his department were concerned that students were being required to pay for their meals. BG Poole agreed that this should not be the case. While other guests will be required to pay, the College will fund meals for students at the recognition banquet in the future.

AGENDA ITEM # 6: APPROVAL OF DEGREE CANDIDATES
      COL Metts moved that all candidates for undergraduate degrees from the Corps of Cadets and the enlisted military programs who have met all academic, conduct, and financial requirements be awarded the diplomas for their respective degrees. The motion passed unanimously.
      COL Reilly moved that all candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies who have met all academic, conduct, and financial requirements be awarded the diplomas for their respective degrees. The motion passed unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM # 7: MISCELLANEOUS
      BG Poole reminded the Board of the events associated with graduation of students in the CGPS and of cadets.
      BG Poole informed the Board that Professor Joel Berlinghieri has recently agreed to chair the Post Tenure Review Task Force. The Task Force did not submit a report during this academic year. The College needs to make significant progress in this area and begin the post tenure review process in earnest.
      BG Poole said that he had received several recommendations on the Core Curriculum from Faculty Council and had addressed or was in the process of addressing them.
      COL Metts told the Board that we need a final Merit Assessment plan that has been developed by the Faculty Council and the Academic Board no later than October 15, 1999. We anticipate addressing merit for 1999 but also plan to have a "catch-up" category for those who would have been awarded merit pay in the past few years if it had been available. He stressed that we will not be making cost of living allowances or adjustments for compression and inversion.
      LTC LeClercq predicted problems if we try to go back too far in determining "catch up" awards. COL Metts suggested we would only go back 3 years or so.
      LTC Leonard asked when the funds would be distributed. COL Metts answered that the increases would go into effect at the beginning of the next academic year (i.e., 2000-2001).
      MAJ Lipovsky recommended that a joint Faculty Council/Academic Board Task Force be appointed to develop the Merit Assessment plan given the time constraints. BG Poole endorsed this idea, and MAJ Lipovsky agreed to present it to Faculty Council at its meeting on May 6th.
      COL Metts reported that despite valiant efforts, The Citadel's rating of "achieves" did not change. He promised to distribute a profile of how other colleges rated as soon as it is available. The next report to CHE on performance indicators is due May 15th. BG Poole praised COL Metts for his efforts at CHE and noted that he has represented the College extremely well.
      BG Poole recognized several individuals who are participating in their last Academic Board meeting: CAPT Milton Boykin and COL Sandy MacPherson, who are retiring and COL Gary Wilson, whose term as department head is ending.
      BG Poole, for whom this was also the last Academic Board meeting, expressed appreciation for the cooperation and support of the Academic Board during his tenure as Vice President for Academic Affairs. COL Staley thanked BG Poole for his support of the fine arts program at the College and for implementing a fine arts requirement for the cadets.
      MG Grinalds expressed his gratitude to BG Poole for his service as VPAA and to the Academic Board for a productive year.
      COL Metts presented a Citadel chair to BG Poole on behalf of the Academic Board.

      The meeting was adjourned at 1625 hours.

N. B. On May 5th, BG Poole addressed two issues with the Board by mail that were inadvertently omitted from the meeting agenda: approval of the revised mission statement of the Athletics Department (see attachment) and a recommendation that the Academic Board endorse the professor who wins the Grimsley Award at Commencement on the 8th as The Citadel's 1998-99 nominee for the Governor's Professor of the Year Award.
The majority of the Board indicated approval of the Athletics Department Mission Statement and concurred that the Grimsley Award winner should be the nominee for S. C. Professor of the Year. Board members who wanted to nominate someone else were given that option with the proviso that nominations must be submitted to BG Poole by June 8th.

Submitted by

Suzanne Ozment
Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Women