VOL.XXVIII,NO.5 Minutes of the Academic Council Meeting Thursday, February 18, 1999

XXVIII,5.The meeting was called to order promptly at 1:30 P.M. by President Dennis Perry. One substitution was noted-Tsoufanidas for Saperstein.

.1 There was a motion and a second to approve the minutes of the January 21, 1999 meeting as distributed. Motion carried.



1. At the request of the President, there was a motion and a second to adjourn the meeting at 1:50 P.M. because of the Memorial Service for Jered Adams. Motion carried. 2. Professor Perry announced that the Memorial Service would be at Leach Theatre at 2:00 P.M., and there would be a meeting at 3:00 P.M. with the Patent/Copyright Committee. 3. President Perry briefly mentioned how nicely the students and the whole University had rallied around the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity members after the fire.


1. Dr. Park thanked the Academic Council for their cooperation concerning the Memorial and other efforts for the Fraternity after the loss of their home and one of their members. 2. The Chancellor reminded the Council of the series of Strategic Action meetings, and stated that the dates are posted throughout the campus. He said attendance was not too good at the last meeting, and encouraged everyone to attend the next one.


A. CURRICULA-Professor Howard Pyron presented this report. 1. Professor Pyron mentioned the EC1's for information only, and then moved to approve the CCl's as distributed. There was a second and motion carried.

.4 No old business was presented.


A. STUDENT COUNCIL 1. Cody May stated that they had met with the Tenure Committee to discuss their resolution on Student Input, and that they should have a memo to present to the Council at the April meeting. a.There was a question from the floor as to whether Mr. May felt it had been a productive meeting with the Tenure Committee, to which he responded in the affirmative.

B. Professor Tom Kirchoff of the Math Department spoke about a proposed resolution concerning potential final exam time conflicts. 1. President Perry asked the body whether they would suggest attaching a copy of the resolution to the April Academic Council agenda for discussion, or to refer the matter to the Student Affairs Committee. 2. After some discussion, Professor Tsoufanidas moved to refer this item to the Student Affairs Committee. There was a second and motion carried.

C. ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. Professor Susan Murray announced that the Woman of the Year Banquet would be coming up on March 8, and she encourage the members to contact her with nominations. 2. Professor Don Myers mentioned again the meeting with the Patent/Copyright Committee to be held at 3:00 P.M. at 103 Engineering Management(ATC). Dr. Gajda said they are visiting all the UM campuses. 3. Professor Lance Haynes asked if there were any possibility that a change in Student Input on Tenure would be implemented without it being brought back to Academic Council. He suggested that President Perry make certain that it was sent to the Council. 4. Cody May announced that he still had six places open for the Banquet at which Jim Snyder would be speaking.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 P.M. as per the earlier motion.

Respectfully submitted,

Donald Myers

*Minutes of the Academic Council are considered official notification and documentation of actions approved.