The Citadel Faculty Council Meeting Minutes
Meeting Date and Time: Thursday, February 34, 2011
Meeting Location: Bond 295
Meeting Type: Regular
I. Call To Order
Chair Mailloux called the meeting of the Faculty Council to order.
II. Attendees (substitutes shown in parentheses)
Faculty Council Members (attending members shown by X in right column)
Barsanti, Bob Electrical Engineering X
Bishop, Jane History X
Connor, Elizabeth (Kirstin Steele) Library X
Dudgeon, Wes (Dena Garner) Health, Exercise & Sport Science X
Dunahoe, Brent Naval Science X
Frame, Frances English X
Francel, Margaret Mathematics and Computer Science X
Hemingway, Ron Chemistry X
Jefferson, Renee Education X
Johnson, Kristy Biology X
Kapeluck, DuBose (Jack Porter) Political Science and Criminal Justice X
Keogh, Tim Business Administration X
Lassiter, Kerry Psychology X
Mailloux, Peter English X
Mays, Terry Political Science and Criminal Justice
Mays, Tim Civil & Envir. Engineering
McPherson, Ray Aerospace Studies
Oberman, Aaron Education X
Preston, David History
Rudolph, George Mathematics and Computer Science X
Tortorici, Pete Air Force
Townes, Richard Military Science
Urroz, Eloy Modern Language, Literature, and Cultures
Woolsey, Bill Business Administration
Yost, Scott Physics X
III. Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting
The draft minutes of the January 2011 meeting were sent out prior to the meeting. Comments or corrections were requested. The minutes were approved as issued.
IV. Meeting Reports
Chair Mailloux distributed a handout that described the agenda items discussed at various meetings: Presidents Staff, Academic Board, Graduate Council, and the Provost.
At the Presidents Staff meeting, topics included the conversation that the state college presidents had with the new governor, using 950K in reserve funds for this years expenses, Corps academic performance, future performance standards for state colleges, an anticipated 20% cut in state funds, and another meeting scheduled with the governor.
At Academic Board, relevant issues included online evaluations of department heads and deans, and the next three-year cycle for strategic planning (2012-2015).
At Graduate Council, it was decided that the attendance policy for graduate courses did not need to be revised and there was discussion about whether Graduate Council needed a charter.
In Chair Maillouxs meeting with the Provost, they discussed the uniform committee, parking, compensation for program directors, the core curriculum and faculty governance. By Fall 2011, the City Gym lot on the corner of Hagood and Lockwood/Fishburne will be student parking.
V. Issues of Concern
Related to the end of term rush and the possibility of expanding the exam period, it was explained that the Registrar and Assistant Provost could not attend this meeting to discuss the issue but that the established dates determine who comes back and who gets funding, before the December holiday. The Registrars office already works with no time margin. School could start earlier if the faculty were sufficiently motivated. A faculty member said that just a day longer would help. Another faculty member said that the problem would not be addressed by even adding a week. Chair Mailloux asked if council members wanted to pursue this topic with another meeting. Most people agreed to accept it the way it is.
The Curriculum Committee rejected the proposed 2+2 core curriculum. The proposal now goes to Academic Board, the Provost and the President. No action is required by Faculty Council.
The Faculty Manual is revised every five years. The next revisions are due during the 2011-2012 year, but changes can be made outside that five-year cycle.
Chair Mailloux asked the Faculty Research and Faculty Development committees for feedback related to the proposed change to use the schools to distribute funds. Someone said that The Citadel is one of two schools our size that has a school structure. There was a question about whether there were disproportionate allocations made with the existing processes. Most council members said they would like to hear from the Provost about the rationale behind the proposal.
Chair Mailloux said that we might need a faculty committee to study the standards for program director compensation as there is nothing in the Faculty Manual about this.
Related to governance, the only thing that Faculty Council currently can do is amend its charter. All other decisions are made by Academic Board (deans, department heads, program directors). USC-Aiken faculty meets as a whole once a week. Chair Mailloux thinks the time is ripe for talking about faculty governance again but it may require meeting twice in March.
Chair Mailloux adjourned the meeting. The next meeting is March 24, 2011 in Bond 295.
Elizabeth Connor, Secretary
[based on notes taken by Kirstin Steele]