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Rebecca Kneedler called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. in
Room 200 at Ruffner Hall. In attendance were Jahan Ramazani, Daniel
Larson, Susan McKinnon, Sharon Utz, Janet Horne, Miles Townsend,
Patricia Werhane, Marguerite Lippert and Ed Ayers. Guests were Peter
Low, Vice President and Provost, and Robert German, Director of
Policy and Planning in the Office of Information Technology and
Rebecca Kneedler told the Council members that Rick Myers,
Assistant to the Provost, will be circulating a draft of the
Restructuring Report, and he would like reactions/comments to the
draft as soon as possible.
Robert German, spoke to the group concerning technological
changes and financing the changes in the future throughout the
University. He said the University is looking toward long-term use of
technology as a tool and integrating it to make it "user friendly."
Free training for students, faculty and staff could be available.
Some of the concerns of the Executive Council are stabilization v.
flexibility and the feasability of borrowing money for present
technological needs when these needs are constantly changing.
The Executive Council made recommendations for committee
membership on Faculty Senate standing committees and on University
committees with Senate representation.
The Council decided to invite Jim Tybur, Chair of the Honor
Committee, to the next Executive Council meeting to give an overview
on how the Honor System has changed over the past year, discuss
procedures, address the single sanction and gather opinions.
The meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m.
Submitted by Susan McKinnon, Secretary to the Faculty Senate