Present: Richard Warner, Pamela Kulbok, Robert J. Davis, Phillip Gates, David Cafiso, Stephen Gladis, Larry Walker, Kenneth Schwartz, Marian Moore, Robert E. Davis
Guests: Lawrence O. Goedde, Chair, Department of Art
Members of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the Honor System - Sherwood Frey, Ann Hamric, James Sofka, Charles Tolbert, Ronald Williams
Pamela Kulbok, Co-Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, called the meeting to order.
Ms. Kulbok gave opening remarks and introductions were made.
Proposal for Merger of Art and Architectural History Ph.D. Programs Lawrence O. Goedde, Chair, Department of Art
Professor Goedde gave the Committee an overview of the proposal and the rationale for the proposal. He stated that a visiting committee recommended that the two programs be fused. The program is envisioned to be a joint graduate program, functioning as a single faculty - coordinating programs, hiring, etc. The fused program will give much higher national prominence. The Committee members asked questions regarding the program proposal. At the present time, approval has not been obtained from the School of Architecture. At the present time, the proposal has received the unanimous approval of both departments involved in the merger but has not been discussed by the entire faculty of the Architecture School. The Committee recommended that a full faculty discussion be held in the near future. Kenneth Schwartz will contact Karen Van Lengen, Dean of the School of Architecture, to initiate this session. The Committee also recommends that the authors of the proposal rewrite and then resubmit their written documentation following the SCHEV new program proposal format. Ideally, this should be accomplished before the reviews by the Executive Council and the full Senate vote scheduled for the December 4th meeting.
Conversation with Members of the Faculty Advisory Council to the Honor System on the Role of Faculty in the Honor System
Pamela Kulbok presented background information on the Academic Affairs Committee's work regarding the University's Honor System. She told the group that the Committee has met with two Honor representatives, Sean Driscoll and Jim Wininger. The Committee is looking at the Honor System in an effort to identify the cause of a perceived disconnect between students and faculty involved in the Honor process. The role of the FAC is to act as a liaison body for faculty and students. The group discussed the Honor System and the roles of faculty and students within the System. Ms. Kulbok stated that good communication and collaboration between the Academic Affairs Committee and the Faculty Advisory Council is important as the Committee addresses issues raised regarding the Honor System.
he meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.