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VOL. XXVIII, NO. 7 Minutes of the Academic Council Meeting Thursday, June 17, 1999
XXVII,7. The meeting was opened promptly at 1:30 P.M. with a motion by Professor Ken Robertson to approve the minutes of the April 15, 1999 meeting as distributed. Following a second by Professor Lance Haynes, motion carried. Three substitutions were noted: Lance Williams for Dean Buhite, Ron Kohser for Dean Saperstein, and Hal Nystrom for Don Myers.
.1 REPORTS AND RESPONSES
A. PRESIDENT'S REPORT
1. Professor Perry reported that decisions made recently by the Board of Curators mainly affect other campuses, except the Grievance Procedure changes, which were approved. 2. President Perry also announced that Dr. Lawrence Christensen had received the Thomas Jefferson Award.
B. VICE CHANCELLOR'S REPORT
1. Dr. Gajda emphasized that enrollment continues to be a big concern, and encouraged all to work on recruiting and retention. a.The Vice Chancellor reported that statistics show that from 1986 to 1997, BS Degrees in Engineering declined 30 to 40% in nine states, including Missouri. He said UMR will have to market other programs in addition to Engineering. He also stated that Dr. Park is seeking to add a Business Degree(which is a controversial issue). Dr. Gajda said it would be his job to get this approved by the System and the State.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1. Professor Robertson asked the Vice Chancellor if there had been any advertising (radio, TV, newspaper ads for UMR), and commented that this is needed. Dr. Gajda said there had been some contact with a national magazine. 2. Professor Lance Haynes inquired as to the number of incoming Freshman. The reply was 747.
.2 REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES
A. CURRICULA-Professor Howard Pyron presented the EC1's for information only, and moved to approve the CC1's as distributed. There was a second and motion carried.
B. RULES, PROCEDURE AND AGENDA-In the absence of Bruce Selberg, Professor Jeffrey Cawlfield distributed ballots for Academic Council Committee representatives. These were collected at the end of the meeting for counting.
C. STUDENT AFFAIRS-No one representing this committee was present to present a report.
.3 OLD BUSINESS
A. Professor Lance Haynes moved to postpone action on Writing Across the Curriculum to the September meeting. There was a second, and motion carried.
.4 NEW BUSINESS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
A. Ben Strehlman, incoming president of Staff Council thanked everyone for a successful Staff Appreciation Day.
B. There was no report from Student Council.
C. There were no referrals.
There was a motion and a second to adjourn. Motion carried.
*Minutes of the Academic Council are considered official notification and documentation of actions approved.